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Xander Bogaerts Becomes Second Player To Begin Season With Three Straight Extra-Base Hit Games

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It’s been a historic start to the season for Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts, as he became the first player in club history to record three straight extra-base hit games in the team’s first three games.

Bogaerts is also just the second player in the modern era to accomplish the feat.

The first three games this year for Bogaerts in Tampa Bay saw him rip five doubles and one homer. Last season, Bogaerts didn’t hit his first blast of the year until May 25.

Bogaerts began the first three games going 8 for 12 overall before going 0 for 5 in the series finale in Tampa on Sunday. He picked it back up on Monday at Miami, going 2 for 5.

Entering action Tuesday night, Bogaerts is one of two players in the majors (Charlie Blackmon) with six extra-base hits.

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Angels Closing in on Historic Extension with Mike Trout

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The Los Angeles Angels are nearing a historic contract extension with superstar outfielder Mike Trout that would set the record for the largest contract in professional sports.

According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, the Angels and Trout are working towards a new 12-year pact that could be worth more than $340 million, nullifying his current contract.

According to the Los Angeles Times’ Bill Shaikin, Trout’s new potential deal includes a $36 million salary in each new year.

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Yankees Sign Gio Gonzalez

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The New York Yankees have bolstered their rotation, which has been hit hard by injuries this spring, and have agreed to terms on a contract with veteran left-hander Gio Gonzalez, according to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman.

According to the New York Post’s Joel Sherman, Gonzalez’s new deal is likely a minors deal.

According to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal, Gonzalez would make $3 million in the majors via a games-started incentives outline that could elevate his earnings, and the deal comes with an opt-out for April 20th if Gonzalez doesn’t make the team out of spring training..

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Rangers’ Yohander Mendez Diagnosed With UCL Sprain

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Texas Rangers left hander Yohander Mendez has been diagnosed with a grade one sprain of the ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching arm, according to the Dallas Morning News’ Evan Grant.

Mendez, who avoided having to undergo Tommy John surgery, is expected to miss half of the 2019 season as he recovers.

Mendez, 24, could return as early as mid-June, if all goes well in his rehabilitation.

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