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Terry Francona steps down, MLB trade deadline ramps up

Morning news and notes for Friday, July 30, 2021

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Yesterday’s baseball: Off-day
Today’s baseball: J.C. Mejia vs. Lance Lynn

Cleveland Guardians news

The pain became too much; time for Terry Francona to get healthy | Cleveland
More details on Terry Francona stepping down from his role as manager for the rest of the year. He is having his hip replaced on Monday and will have a rod put in his foot six weeks later if everything goes OK. Get well soon, Tito.

Chicago White Sox acquire 2B Cesar Hernandez from Cleveland Indians, reliever Ryan Tepera from Cubs | ESPN
The White Sox were not done after grabbing Cesar Hernandez from the Guardians. They also went out and got Ryan Tepera as they prepare to get hot heading into the playoffs.

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