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Sun Aug 912:03This Date in BaseballChance AdamsFree Agent
Troy TulowitzkiSSRockiesFree Agent
Aug. 101901 — Frank Isbell of the Chicago White Sox set an AL record by stranding 11 teammates on the basepaths.1944 — Charles “Red” Barrett of the Boston Braves threw only 58 pitches to beat the Cincinnati Reds 2-0 in a nine-inning game.1957 — Mickey Mantle became the first player to clear the center-field hedge at Baltimore’s Memorial Stadium when his 460-foot homer hit the base of the scoreboard. The Yankees beat the Orioles, 6-3.1969 — Cesar Tovar of Minnesota broke up the second no-hit bid against the Twins by a Baltimore pitcher. Tovar singled with no out in the ninth off Mike Cuellar. Earlier in the year, Tovar singled with one out in the ninth to spoil Dave McNally’s bid.1971 — Harmon Killebrew of the Minnesota Twins hit his 500th home run in the first inning off Baltimore’s Mike Cuellar to become the 10th player to hit 500 or more in a career. Killebrew also hit No. 501 off Cuellar but the Orioles won 4-3.1981 — Major league baseball resumed play after a ... [More]
Sun Aug 910:52Yankees place Stanton on 10-day IL with hamstring strainThairo EstradaFree Agent
Giancarlo StantonRFMarlinsFree Agent
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The New York Yankees have placed slugger Giancarlo Stanton on the 10-day injured list with a left hamstring strain.The move was announced before Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays.Stanton was hurt in Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader with the Rays while advancing from first to second base on a wild pitch. He hurt his right calf during spring training and had spent time during the coronavirus-caused shutdown rehabbing at the Yankees' spring training complex in Tampa.Stanton was limited to 18 games in 2019 due to several injuries.Infielder Thairo Estrada was recalled from the alternate training site.___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Sun Aug 902:02LEADING OFF: WS MVP Strasburg makes '20 debut, A's streakingCole HamelsSPPhilliesFree Agent
Cristian JavierFree Agent
Jesús LuzardoFree Agent
Lance LynnSPCardinalsFree Agent
Aaron NolaFree Agent
George SpringerOFAstrosFree Agent
Stephen StrasburgSPNationalsFree Agent
Jacob deGromFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors today:STRASBURG SETWorld Series MVP Stephen Strasburg is scheduled to make his season debut for Washington after being sidelined by a nerve problem in his pitching hand. The right-hander is ready to start at Nationals Park against Baltimore.Strasburg missed what would have been his first two appearances of 2020 after making all 33 starts last year and then becoming the first pitcher to finish a postseason with a 5-0 record.The 32-year-old Strasburg led the NL with 209 innings and 18 wins in 2019.STRAIGHT A’SThe Athletics try for their ninth straight win when rookie left-hander Jesus Luzardo makes his second career start, taking on Houston at the Coliseum. Luzardo threw five scoreless innings Tuesday vs. Texas in his starting debut.Rookie righty Cristian Javier (1-0, 1.42 ERA) counters for the Astros, who have lost four in a row. Houston center fielder George Springer has missed two straight starts because of a sprained right wrist.WELCOMEP... [More]
Sun Aug 901:02Semien hits leadoff HR, A's beat Astros to win 8th straightKolby AllardFree Agent
Anthony BassSP/RPPadresFree Agent
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Marcus Semien homered in the first after hitting a walkoff single to end a 13-inning win a night earlier and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 3-1 on Saturday for their eighth straight victory.Frankie Montas (2-1) pitched seven shutout innings, allowing two hits without walking a batter and striking out five for the AL West-leading A’s.The three-time reigning division champion Astros lost their fourth in a row. The last three defeats had been by a total of four runs.Semien became the first player in A’s franchise history with a game-ending hit and a leadoff homer on back-to-back days. Matt Chapman homered in the eighth and added an RBI groundout in the sixth as Oakland (11-4) matched the 2014 club for the best record through 15 games over the last 30 years. Houston starter Framber Valdéz (0-2) gave up two runs and seven hits, striking out nine with one walk over seven innings.GIANTS 5, DODGERS 4LOS ANGELES (AP) — Austin Slater had his first m... [More]
Sun Aug 900:22Arizona-San Diego RunsNick AhmedSSBravesFree Agent
Starling MarteLFPiratesFree Agent
Padres first. Fernando Tatis Jr. homers to left field. Trent Grisham called out on strikes. Manny Machado doubles to left field. Tommy Pham grounds out to shortstop, Nick Ahmed to Jake Lamb. Eric Hosmer grounds out to second base, Ketel Marte to Jake Lamb.1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 left on. Padres 1, Diamondbacks 0.Diamondbacks fourth. Starling Marte doubles. David Peralta grounds out to second base, Jake Cronenworth to Eric Hosmer. Starling Marte to third. Eduardo Escobar walks. Stephen Vogt out on a sacrifice fly to deep right center field to Wil Myers. Starling Marte scores. Jake Lamb grounds out to second base, Jake Cronenworth to Eric Hosmer.1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 left on. Diamondbacks 1, Padres 1.Diamondbacks sixth. Starling Marte homers to left field. David Peralta singles to shallow right field. Eduardo Escobar grounds out to shortstop. David Peralta out at second. Stephen Vogt homers to right field. Christian Walker pinch-hitting for Jake Lamb. Christian Walker hit by pitch. Jon Jay flies out to deep center field to Wil Myers.2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 left on. Diamondbacks 3, Padres 1.Padres eighth. Francisco Mejia pinch-hitting for Austin Hedges. Francisco Mejia strikes out swinging. Greg Garcia grounds out to shallow infield, Nick Ahmed to Christian Walker. Fernando Tatis Jr. homers to left field. Trent Grisham lines out to shallow right field to Christian Walker.1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 left on. Diamondbacks 3, Padres 2.
Sun Aug 900:22San Francisco-L.A. Dodgers RunsAustin BarnesFree Agent
Darin Ruf1BPhilliesFree Agent
Giants third. Austin Slater homers to center field. Donovan Solano grounds out to shallow left field, Chris Taylor to Max Muncy. Mike Yastrzemski homers to right field. Evan Longoria called out on strikes. Wilmer Flores strikes out swinging.2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 left on. Giants 2, Dodgers 0.Giants fifth. Mauricio Dubon lines out to shallow left field to Chris Taylor. Austin Slater homers to center field. Donovan Solano doubles to left field. Mike Yastrzemski doubles to deep center field. Donovan Solano scores. Evan Longoria grounds out to shallow infield, Chris Taylor to Max Muncy. Wilmer Flores grounds out to shortstop, Chris Taylor to Max Muncy.2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 left on. Giants 4, Dodgers 0.Giants sixth. Hunter Pence singles to deep right field. Darin Ruf walks. Hunter Pence to second. Chadwick Tromp grounds out to shortstop, Chris Taylor to Max Muncy. Darin Ruf to second. Hunter Pence to third. Mauricio Dubon out on a sacrifice fly to deep right field to Mookie Betts... [More]
Sat Aug 821:22LEADING OFF: WS MVP Strasburg makes '20 debut, A's streakingCole HamelsSPPhilliesFree Agent
Cristian JavierFree Agent
Jesús LuzardoFree Agent
Lance LynnSPCardinalsFree Agent
Aaron NolaFree Agent
George SpringerOFAstrosFree Agent
Stephen StrasburgSPNationalsFree Agent
Jacob deGromFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors on Sunday:STRASBURG SETWorld Series MVP Stephen Strasburg is scheduled to make his season debut for Washington after being sidelined by a nerve problem in his pitching hand. The right-hander is ready to start at Nationals Park against Baltimore.Strasburg missed what would have been his first two appearances of 2020 after making all 33 starts last year and then becoming the first pitcher to finish a postseason with a 5-0 record.The 32-year-old Strasburg led the NL with 209 innings and 18 wins in 2019.STRAIGHT A’SThe Athletics try for their ninth straight win when rookie left-hander Jesus Luzardo makes his second career start, taking on Houston at the Coliseum. Luzardo threw five scoreless innings Tuesday vs. Texas in his starting debut.Rookie righty Cristian Javier (1-0, 1.42 ERA) counters for the Astros, who have lost four in a row. Houston center fielder George Springer has missed two straight starts because of a sprained right wrist.WELC... [More]
Sat Aug 818:52Houston-Oakland RunsJose Altuve2BAstrosFree Agent
Michael BrantleyCFIndiansFree Agent
Alex BregmanFree Agent
Mark Canha1BMarlinsFree Agent
Matt ChapmanFree Agent
Dustin GarneauFree Agent
Yuli GurrielFree Agent
Ramón LaureanoFree Agent
Matt OlsonFree Agent
Chad PinderFree Agent
Marcus SemienSSWhite SoxFree Agent
Myles StrawFree Agent
Athletics first. Marcus Semien homers. Ramon Laureano called out on strikes. Matt Chapman singles to shallow center field. Mark Canha singles to shallow left field. Matt Chapman to second. Matt Olson flies out to center field to Myles Straw. Chad Pinder strikes out swinging.1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 left on. Athletics 1, Astros 0.Athletics sixth. Marcus Semien singles to shallow center field. Ramon Laureano called out on strikes. Marcus Semien steals second, advances to third. Throwing error by Dustin Garneau. Matt Chapman grounds out to shallow infield, Alex Bregman to Yuli Gurriel. Marcus Semien scores. Mark Canha walks. Matt Olson reaches on error to shallow right field, advances to 2nd. Mark Canha out at home. Fielding error by Jose Altuve.1 run, 1 hit, 2 errors, 1 left on. Athletics 2, Astros 0.Athletics eighth. Ramon Laureano called out on strikes. Matt Chapman homers to right field. Mark Canha singles to left field. Matt Olson grounds out to second base. Mark Canha out at second.1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 left on. Athletics 3, Astros 0.Astros ninth. Kyle Tucker doubles to deep right field. Jose Altuve grounds out to shortstop, Marcus Semien to Matt Olson. Kyle Tucker to third. Alex Bregman singles to center field. Kyle Tucker scores. Michael Brantley strikes out swinging. Yuli Gurriel grounds out to second base, Chad Pinder to Matt Olson.1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 left on. Athletics 3, Astros 1.
Sat Aug 800:32Rays hold Yankees to 2 hits in 1-0 winTrevor BauerSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Bo BichetteFree Agent
Cavan BiggioFree Agent
Byron BuxtonFree Agent
Jeimer Candelario3BCubsFree Agent
Nick Castellanos3BTigersFree Agent
Dylan CeaseFree Agent
Francisco CervelliCYankeesFree Agent
Aaron CivaleFree Agent
Matt Davidson3BDiamondbacksFree Agent
Zach DaviesFree Agent
J.D. DavisFree Agent
Yandy DíazFree Agent
Eduardo EscobarSSTwinsFree Agent
Bryan GarciaFree Agent
Erik GonzálezFree Agent
Marwin GonzalezSSAstrosFree Agent
Niko GoodrumSSTwinsFree Agent
Heath HembreePGiantsFree Agent
Greg HollandRPRoyalsFree Agent
Jakob JunisFree Agent
Kevin KiermaierOFRaysFree Agent
Eric LauerFree Agent
Nicky LopezFree Agent
Ryan McBroomFree Agent
Humberto MejíaFree Agent
Tommy MiloneSPAthleticsFree Agent
Mitch Moreland1BRangersFree Agent
Dovydas NeverauskasFree Agent
Edward OlivaresFree Agent
Adam OttavinoRPRockiesFree Agent
David PeraltaFree Agent
Michael PerezFree Agent
Tanner RoarkSPNationalsFree Agent
Chaz RoePMarinersFree Agent
Austin RomineCYankeesFree Agent
Trevor RosenthalRPCardinalsFree Agent
Travis ShawFree Agent
Dominic SmithFree Agent
Giancarlo StantonRFMarlinsFree Agent
Masahiro TanakaFree Agent
Stephen TarpleyFree Agent
Fernando Tatis Jr.Free Agent
Alex VerdugoFree Agent
Jonathan VillarSSAstrosFree Agent
Michael WachaFree Agent
Luke WeaverFree Agent
Matt WislerFree Agent
Brandon WorkmanFree Agent
Kirby YatesFree Agent
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Pinch-hitter Michael Perez hit a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning on his 28th birthday, six Tampa Bay pitchers combined on a two-hitter and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the AL East-leading New York Yankees 1-0 on Friday night.Yoshi Tsutsugo drew a leadoff walk from Adam Ottavino (2-1) in the eighth and went to second with one out when Kevin Kiermaier walked. Both runners advanced a base on a wild pitch before Perez put the Rays up 1-0 on his fly to center.Chaz Roe (2-0) went the final two innings for the win.Masahiro Tanaka allowed one hit and struck out five over five innings, retiring his final 13 batters after giving up a first-inning single to Yandy Diaz. The Yankees’ right-hander needed just 59 pitches in his second start after beginning the season on the concussion list after being struck in the head by Giancarlo Stanton’s liner during a July 4th summer camp simulated game.Three New York pitchers also limited the Rays to just two hits.MARLINS 4, MET... [More]
Sat Aug 800:12White Sox slugger Eloy Jiménez wants to stay in leftYasmani GrandalCPadresFree Agent
Francisco LindorFree Agent
Luis RobertFree Agent
Christian YelichOFMarlinsFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — Eloy Jiménez has no interest in the designated hitter job with the Chicago White Sox. Doesn't want to hear anything about a late-inning defensive replacement, either.His team wants the same thing for him.Jiménez was back in left field for Chicago's 2-0 victory over Cleveland on Friday, one night after an ugly misplay led to another round of questions over whether the talented slugger might be better off at DH. He made a running catch on Francisco Lindor's fly ball in the eighth, calling off center fielder Luis Robert.The response from the team to his latest fielding miscue was the same as it has been — just wait.“I’m expecting that over time Eloy will fall into a good category on the defensive side and if it doesn’t, we’ll find ways to continue to augment his playing time out there,” manager Rick Renteria said. “We’re going to continue to work.”The 23-year-old Jiménez was acquired in the July 2017 trade that sent pitcher José Quintana to the cross... [More]
Fri Aug 721:32White Sox slugger Eloy Jiménez wants to stay in leftYasmani GrandalCPadresFree Agent
Christian YelichOFMarlinsFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — Eloy Jiménez has no interest in the designated hitter job with the Chicago White Sox. Doesn't want to hear anything about a late-inning defensive replacement, either.His team wants the same thing for him.Jiménez was back in left field Friday against Cleveland, one night after an ugly misplay led to another round of questions over whether the talented slugger might be better off at DH.The response from the team was the same as it has been — just wait.“I’m expecting that over time Eloy will fall into a good category on the defensive side and if it doesn’t, we’ll find ways to continue to augment his playing time out there,” manager Rick Renteria said. “We’re going to continue to work.”The 23-year-old Jiménez was acquired in the July 2017 trade that sent pitcher José Quintana to the crosstown Cubs. There are no questions about Jiménez's bat after he led AL rookies with 31 homers, 79 RBIs and 240 total bases last year. But he remains an adventure in t... [More]
Fri Aug 721:02White Sox slugger Eloy Jiménez wants to stay in leftYasmani GrandalCPadresFree Agent
Christian YelichOFMarlinsFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — Eloy Jiménez has no interest in the designated-hitter job with the Chicago White Sox. Doesn't want to hear anything about a late-inning defensive replacement, either.His team wants the same thing for him.Jiménez was back in left field Friday against Cleveland, one night after an ugly misplay led to another round of questions over whether the talented slugger might be better off at DH.The response from the team was the same as it has been — just wait.“I’m expecting that over time Eloy will fall into a good category on the defensive side and if it doesn’t, we’ll find ways to continue to augment his playing time out there,” manager Rick Renteria said. “We’re going to continue to work.”The 23-year-old Jiménez was acquired in the July 2017 trade that sent pitcher José Quintana to the crosstown Cubs. There are no questions about Jiménez's bat after he led AL rookies with 31 homers, 79 RBIs and 240 total bases last year. But he remains an adventure in t... [More]
Fri Aug 720:22Ex-Angels employee charged in overdose death of Tyler SkaggsTyler SkaggsSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A former Los Angeles Angels employee has been charged with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl in connection with last year's overdose death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs, prosecutors in Texas announced Friday.Eric Prescott Kay was arrested in Fort Worth, Texas, and made his first appearance Friday in federal court, according to Erin Nealy Cox, the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Texas.Kay was the Angels' director of communications, and he served as their public relations contact on many road trips. He was placed on leave shortly after Skaggs' death, and he never returned to the team.In a statement issued Friday after news of Kay's court appearance, the Angels said they opened an independent investigation into Skaggs' death. The team reaffirmed its position that management didn't know Skaggs was an opioids user and didn't know any employees were providing drugs to players.Skaggs was found dead in his hotel room in the Dallas area on July 1, 2019, before the ... [More]
Fri Aug 718:52Ex-Angels employee charged in overdose death of Tyler SkaggsTyler SkaggsSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A former Los Angeles Angels employee has been charged with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl in connection with last year's overdose death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs, prosecutors in Texas announced Friday.Eric Prescott Kay was arrested in Fort Worth, Texas, and made his first appearance Friday in federal court, according to Erin Nealy Cox, the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Texas.Kay was the Angels' director of communications, and he served as their public relations contact on many road trips. He was placed on leave shortly after Skaggs' death, and he never returned to the team.In a statement issued Friday after news of Kay's court appearance, the Angels said they opened an independent investigation into Skaggs' death. The team reaffirmed its position that management didn't know Skaggs was an opioids user and didn't know any employees were providing drugs to players.Skaggs was found dead in his hotel room in the Dallas area on July 1, 2019, before th... [More]
Fri Aug 716:19Ex-Angels employee charged in overdose death of Tyler SkaggsTyler SkaggsSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A former Los Angeles Angels employee has been charged with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl in connection with last year's overdose death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs, prosecutors in Texas announced Friday.Eric Prescott Kay was arrested in Fort Worth, Texas, and made his first appearance Friday in federal court, according to Erin Nealy Cox, the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Texas.Kay was the Angels' director of communications, and he served as their public relations contact on many road trips. He was placed on leave shortly after Skaggs' death, and he never returned to the team.In a statement issued Friday after news of Kay's court appearance, the Angels said they opened an independent investigation into Skaggs' death. The team reaffirmed its position that management didn't know Skaggs was an opioids user and didn't know any employees were providing drugs to players.Skaggs was found dead in his hotel room in the Dallas area on July 1, 2019, before th... [More]
Fri Aug 715:29Ex-Angels employee charged in overdose death of Tyler SkaggsTyler SkaggsSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A former Angels employee has been charged with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl in connection with last year's overdose death of Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs, prosecutors in Texas announced Friday.Eric Prescott Kay was arrested in Fort Worth, Texas, and made his first appearance Friday in federal court, according to Erin Nealy Cox, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas. Kay was communications director for the Angels. Skaggs was found dead in his hotel room in the Dallas area July 1, 2019, before the start of what was supposed to be a four-game series against the Texas Rangers. The first game was postponed before the teams played the final three games.Skaggs died after choking on his vomit with a toxic mix of alcohol and the powerful painkillers fentanyl and oxycodone in his system, a coroner's report said. Prosecutors accused Kay of providing the fentanyl to Skaggs and others, who were not named.“Tyler Skaggs’s overdose – coming, as it did, in the midst of an ascendant baseball career – should be a wake-up call: No one is immune from this deadly drug, whether sold as a powder or hidden inside an innocuous-looking tablet,” Nealy Cox said.If convicted, Kay faces up to 20 years in prison. Federal court records do not list an attorney representing him, and an attorney who previously spoke on his behalf did not immediately return a message seeking comment.
Fri Aug 715:09Ex-Angels employee charged in overdose death of Tyler SkaggsTyler SkaggsSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A former Angels employee has been charged with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl in connection with last year's overdose death of Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs, prosecutors in Texas announced Friday.Eric Prescott Kay was arrested in Fort Worth, Texas, and made his first appearance Friday in federal court, according to Erin Nealy Cox, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas. Kay was communications director for the Angels. Skaggs was found dead in his hotel room in the Dallas area July 1, 2019, before the start of what was supposed to be a four-game series against the Texas Rangers. The first game was postponed before the teams played the final three games.Skaggs died after choking on his vomit with a toxic mix of alcohol and the powerful painkillers fentanyl and oxycodone in his system, a coroner's report said. Prosecutors accused Kay of providing the fentanyl to Skaggs and others, who were not named.“Tyler Skaggs’s overdose – coming, as it did, in the midst of an ascendant baseball career – should be a wake-up call: No one is immune from this deadly drug, whether sold as a powder or hidden inside an innocuous-looking tablet,” Nealy Cox said.If convicted, Kay faces up to 20 years in prison. Federal court records do not list an attorney representing him, and an attorney who previously spoke on his behalf did not immediately return a message seeking comment.
Fri Aug 713:49Cardinals’ game against Cubs postponed after positive testYadier MolinaCCardinalsFree Agent
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Cardinals’ game Friday against the Chicago Cubs was postponed after another St. Louis player tested positive for COVID-19. Major League Baseball said the game was postponed to allow more time for additional testing and to complete the contact tracing process.The Cardinals have been off since last Friday, when two players returned positive coronavirus tests. Eight players in total have tested positive, including star catcher Yadier Molina.
Thu Aug 621:18Apparent roster snafu changes Blue Jays pitching plansRafael DolisRPCubsFree Agent
Santiago EspinalFree Agent
Trent ThorntonFree Agent
Jacob WaguespackFree Agent
ATLANTA (AP) — An apparent roster snafu forced the Toronto Blue Jays to change their pitching plans for Thursday night’s game at the Atlanta Braves.After Nate Pearson gave up three runs in five innings, manager Charlie Montoyo brought in right-hander Jacob Waguespack to open the sixth.As Waguespack walked to the mound, he was greeted by home plate umpire Alan Porter, who apparently delivered some bad news: The right-hander wasn’t on the 28-man active roster for the game.The Blue Jays optioned Waguespack and infielder Santiago Espinal to the team’s alternate training site on Thursday to reach the 28-man roster limit.Montoyo told reporters before the game Waguespack had been recalled when right-hander Trent Thornton was placed on the 10-day injured list with right elbow inflammation. That move apparently was not processed, leaving Waguespack off the active roster.Waguespack walked to the dugout and Montoyo brought in Rafael Dolis as the official replacement for Pearson.___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Thu Aug 616:59Angels' Ohtani homers in 1st at-bat since pitching shutdownDee GordonSSDodgersFree Agent
Shohei OhtaniFree Agent
Taijuan WalkerPMarinersFree Agent
SEATTLE (AP) — Limited to the batter's box for the rest of this season, Shohei Ohtani is still helping the Los Angeles Angels. Ohtani homered Thursday against the Seattle Mariners in his first plate appearance since being shut down as a pitcher for the rest of the year with a right forearm strain. The two-way Japanese sensation drove a 1-0 pitch from Taijuan Walker out to the opposite field just beyond the leap of left fielder Dee Gordon. It was Ohtani’s third home run of the season, all coming against the Mariners. Ohtani homered twice last week at home against Seattle. The Angels shut down Ohtani's arm for the truncated season after he strained the flexor pronator mass near the elbow. His recovery from the strain requires him to abstain from throwing for four to six weeks, which covers most of the shortened 2020 season.Ohtani had Tommy John surgery and did not pitch during the 2019 season. He made two starts this year, struggling with his command and velocity in both.Ohtani said Wednesday that he would like to continue being a two-way player for the Angels, but if the club asked him to consider focusing on one or the other he’d listen. ___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
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