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LEADING OFF: Hitters slumping, cutdown day, Scherzer's exit

1 month ago   |   By Boston Herald

By The Associated Press
A look at what's happening around the majors on Thursday:
OFF BASE
Star hitters Christian Yelich, Gary Sanchez, Hunter Pence and others are slumping badly in a season where hitters across the majors are struggling to find base hits. The league-wide batting average entering Wednesday's games was .232, down from .252 last year. It's the lowest mark ever, below the .237 average posted in 1968, despite the addition of the designated hitter to the NL.
CUTDOWN DAY
Cuts are coming for players around the majors as teams trim their active rosters from 30 players to 28, per...
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