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Whichever team fails to win the NL West

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26/01/2019 06:52
between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers might have something to say about it Johnny Bench Jersey , but this series could wind up being a preview of the NL Wild Card Game.Then again, these two squads could also walk away as division winners themselves. The Brewers trail the Cubs by just one contest in the NL Central, while the Braves trail the Phillies by 1.5 games in the NL East.At any rate, this series is plenty important for two teams looking to cement their place as postseason contenders.If the rotation order goes unchanged, the Brewers will throw standout rookie Freddy Peralta in the opener Friday at SunTrust Park against newly acquired Kevin Gausman , who will be making his home debut.Veterans Wade Miley and Julio Teheran are lined up for Game 2 on Saturday, with Chase Anderson and Sean Newcomb slated to square off in the finale Sunday.Just keep in mind as you watch that this may be a series we look back on in a couple of months for some context in the winner-takes-all Wild Card Game.All stats courtesy of Baseball Reference and FanGraphs unless otherwise noted. ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) ó First baseman Justin Bour and the Angels have finalized a $2.5 million, one-year contract, giving Los Angeles depth while Albert Pujols recovers from surgery.Bour can earn an additional $500 Dave Concepcion Jersey ,000 in performance bonuses based on plate appearances under the deal announced Saturday: $125,000 each for 350, 400, 450 and 500.The 30-year-old hit 20 homers and drove in 59 runs with the Marlins and Phillies last season. He played 112 of his 141 games with Miami before an August trade to Philadelphia.Bour didnít find a regular spot with Philadelphia down the stretch. The Phillies wouldnít have a spot for him this year, either Pete Rose Jersey , after moving Rhys Hoskins back to first base and signing corner outfielder Andrew McCutchen to a $50 million, three-year contract during the winter meetings.Bour batted .227, missing time late with an oblique strain. Heís hit 83 home runs over the last four years.He earned $3.4 million last season after beating Miami in salary arbitration, and then became a free agent last month when Philadelphia didnít offer a 2019 contract.Pujols, who turns 39 next month , is working back from surgery on his left knee and right elbow and hasnít yet swung a bat. He had season-ending knee surgery in August followed by the elbow procedure in September to remove bone spurs.Heís likely to see more games at designated hitter while two-way star Shohei Ohtani recovers from Tommy John surgery.
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