Former Cincinnati Reds and current Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Trevor Bauer and Chris Rose - a Miami University grad who works for NFL Network, worked for MLB Network and hosts the Chris Rose Rotation podcast on Jomboy Media - exchanged tweets Wednesday about Major League Baseball pitchers being checked by umpires for foreign substances, and how Bauer might handle it.
Cody Bellinger is back and starting in center field against the Padres on Wednesday night at Petco Park, the second Dodgers regular to return in as many days. Bellinger missed the last 10 games with left hamstring tightness, continuing a season that has been filled with setbacks. He had shoulder surgery in November that left him behind in spring training, during which he only played in games over the final two weeks of camp.
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