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Wed Jul 1717:49Phillies closer Héctor Neris suspended for 3 gamesMatt BeatyFree Agent
David Freese3BPiratesFree Agent
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies closer Héctor Neris has been suspended for three games and fined an undisclosed fine for intentionally throwing a pitch in the area of the head of David Freese of the Los Angeles Dodgers.Joe Torre, Chief Baseball Officer for Major League Baseball, announced the suspension and fine Wednesday, a day after the incident in the ninth inning of the Phillies' 9-8 home victory.Neris was ejected after hitting Freese in the back with the next pitch after Matt Beaty hit a two-run homer.
Wed Jul 1717:30Phillies place Bruce on 10-day IL with strained obliqueJay BruceRFIndiansFree Agent
Nick WilliamsLFPhilliesFree Agent
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies placed veteran outfielder Jay Bruce on the 10-day injured list with a strained right oblique on Wednesday and recalled outfielder Nick Williams from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.Bruce was injured on a checked swing in the third inning of the Phillies' 9-8 comeback win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night.He is batting .256 with 10 homers and 29 RBIs in 33 games with the Phillies since being acquired from the Seattle Mariners on June 2.Williams is batting seventh and starting in left field for Wednesday night's game against the Dodgers. He is hitting .173 with a homer and four RBIs in 50 games with Philadelphia this season.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue Jul 1603:21Mets' Wheeler on injured list with shoulder fatigueMatt KempLFDodgersFree Agent
Steven MatzSPMetsFree Agent
Zack WheelerSPMetsFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler has been placed on the 10-day injured list because of shoulder fatigue, which could complicate efforts by the out-of-contention team to trade the right-hander before the July 31 deadline.New York made the move retroactive to Friday, and Wheeler will be eligible to be activated July 22.Wheeler last started July 7 and the Mets said Monday the injury was discovered following the All-Star break. Steven Matz will start in Wheeler's place Tuesday night at Minnesota.Wheeler is 6-6 with a 4.69 ERA in 19 starts this season, striking out 130 and walking 34 in 119 innings. The 29-year-old, 39-36 in five big league seasons, is eligible for free agency after the World Series.New York (42-51) won two of three at Miami last weekend in a matchup of the teams with the two poorest records in the National League.NOTES: Veteran outfielder Matt Kemp was released by Triple-A Syracuse last weekend. The 34-year-old Kemp, a three-time All-Star, was 8 for 34 (.235) with a home run for Syracuse after agreeing to a minor league contract with the Mets in late May. He was released May 4 by Cincinnati after being sidelined since April 23 with a broken left rib.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue Jul 1603:10LEADING OFF: Cashner makes Boston debut, Bellinger's bashCody Bellinger1BDodgersFree Agent
Andrew CashnerSPRangersFree Agent
Willson ContrerasCCubsFree Agent
Lance LynnSPCardinalsFree Agent
Mike MontgomerySPCubsFree Agent
Mike TroutCFAngelsFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors today:NEW SOXAndrew Cashner makes his Boston Red Sox debut at Fenway Park against Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and the Toronto Blue Jays. Cashner was acquired Saturday from Baltimore for two 17-year-old prospects. The 32-year-old righty went 9-3 with a 3.83 ERA in 17 starts for the team with the worst record in the majors. He has gone at least six innings in his last five outings and has a 1.41 ERA since the beginning of June. "This is the World Series champs. It's a chance to help these guys get to where they want to go," Cashner said. "I'm definitely looking forward to the race. It's something I haven't been in, really."CITY OF BROTHERLY LOVECody Bellinger, now with the most home runs in the majors, tries to add to his total as the Dodgers (63-33) — with the top record in the big leagues — look for another big outburst in Philadelphia. Bellinger saw a sea of blue behind him in right field and heard "M-V-P" chants throughout the night Monday i... [More]
Tue Jul 1602:40Cubs get catcher Maldonado from Royals for LHP MontgomeryHomer BaileySPRedsFree Agent
Willson ContrerasCCubsFree Agent
Cam GallagherCRoyalsFree Agent
Martín MaldonadoCAngelsFree Agent
Mike MontgomerySPCubsFree Agent
James ShieldsSPWhite SoxFree Agent
Meibrys ViloriaFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — With their All-Star catcher sidelined, the Chicago Cubs quickly found some experienced help behind the plate.The NL Central leaders acquired Martín Maldonado in a trade with Kansas City on Monday night that sent left-hander Mike Montgomery to the Royals.Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein announced the deal following Chicago's 6-3 loss to Cincinnati — adding that top catcher Willson Contreras was going on the 10-day injured list with a strain to the arch area of his right foot.The 32-year-old Maldonado, a Gold Glove winner in 2017 with the Angels, was batting .227 with six homers and 17 RBIs in 74 games for the struggling Royals this season. The Cubs will be his fifth team in nine major league seasons, and Epstein expects him to provide a strong defensive presence."He can really receive," Epstein said. "He can really throw. He's caught playoff games. He's handled some of the best pitchers in the game. He's a favorite of pitchers to throw to. He calls ... [More]
Tue Jul 1601:40Cubs get catcher Maldonado from Royals for LHP MontgomeryHomer BaileySPRedsFree Agent
Willson ContrerasCCubsFree Agent
Cam GallagherCRoyalsFree Agent
Martín MaldonadoCAngelsFree Agent
Mike MontgomerySPCubsFree Agent
James ShieldsSPWhite SoxFree Agent
Meibrys ViloriaFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs acquired catcher Martín Maldonado in a trade with Kansas City on Monday night that sent left-hander Mike Montgomery to the Royals.Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein announced the deal following Chicago's 6-3 loss to Cincinnati — adding that All-Star catcher Willson Contreras was going on the 10-day injured list with a strain to the arch area of his right foot.The 32-year-old Maldonado, a Gold Glove winner in 2017 with the Angels, was batting .227 with six homers and 17 RBIs in 74 games for the struggling Royals this season. The Cubs will be the fifth major league team for the nine-year veteran, and Epstein expects him to provide a strong defensive presence behind the plate.Maldonado is a .220 career hitter with 57 homers and 210 RBIs in 686 games.Contreras' injury initially was not deemed serious and he was expected to start Tuesday, but an MRI showed enough damage to warrant shutting down the 27-year-old. Epstein said Contreras shou... [More]
Tue Jul 1601:20Cubs get catcher Maldonado from Royals for LHP MontgomeryWillson ContrerasCCubsFree Agent
Martín MaldonadoCAngelsFree Agent
Mike MontgomerySPCubsFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have acquired catcher Martin Maldonado in a trade with Kansas City that sent left-hander Mike Montgomery to the Royals.Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein announced the deal Monday night following Chicago's 6-3 loss to Cincinnati — adding that All-Star catcher Willson Contreras was going on the 10-day injured list with a strain to the arch area of his right foot.The 32-year-old Maldonado, a Gold Glove winner in 2017 with the Angels, was batting .227 with six homers and 17 RBIs in 74 games for the struggling Royals this season. The Cubs will be the fifth major league team for the nine-year veteran, and Epstein expects him to provide a strong defensive presence behind the plate.Montgomery, 30, is 1-2 with a 5.67 ERA in 20 relief appearances for the Cubs this year, and was 14-17 with three saves in 119 games for Chicago over four seasons. He is expected to get a chance to start with the Royals, who drafted him in 2008.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue Jul 1601:00LEADING OFF: Cashner makes Boston debut, Bellinger's bashCody Bellinger1BDodgersFree Agent
Andrew CashnerSPRangersFree Agent
Lance LynnSPCardinalsFree Agent
Mike TroutCFAngelsFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday:NEW SOXAndrew Cashner makes his Boston Red Sox debut at Fenway Park against Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and the Toronto Blue Jays. Cashner was acquired Saturday from Baltimore for two 17-year-old prospects. The 32-year-old righty went 9-3 with a 3.83 ERA in 17 starts for the team with the worst record in the majors. He has gone at least six innings in his last five outings and has a 1.41 ERA since the beginning of June. "This is the World Series champs. It's a chance to help these guys get to where they want to go," Cashner said. "I'm definitely looking forward to the race. It's something I haven't been in, really."CITY OF BROTHERLY LOVECody Bellinger, now with the most home runs in the majors, tries to add to his total as the Dodgers (63-33) — with the top record in the majors — look for another big outburst in Philadelphia. Bellinger saw a sea of blue behind him in right field and heard "M-V-P" chants throughout the night Monday in P... [More]
Mon Jul 1516:00Mets' Wheeler on injured list with shoulder fatigueSteven MatzSPMetsFree Agent
Zack WheelerSPMetsFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler has been placed on the 10-day injured list because of shoulder fatigue, which could complicate efforts by the out-of-contention team to trade the right-hander before the July 31 deadline.New York made the move retroactive to Friday, and Wheeler will be eligible to be activated July 22.Wheeler last started July 7 and the Mets said Monday the injury was discovered following the All-Star break. Steven Matz will replace Wheeler for Tuesday's series opener at Minnesota.Wheeler is 6-6 with a 4.69 ERA in 19 starts this season, striking out 130 and walking 34 in 119 innings. The 29-year-old, 39-36 in five big league seasons, is eligible for free agency after the World Series.New York (42-51) won two of three at Miami last weekend in a matchup of the teams with the two poorest records in the National League.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Mon Jul 1516:00Tigers buy Triple-A contract of pitcher Trevor RosenthalTrevor RosenthalRPCardinalsFree Agent
Gregory SotoSPTigersFree Agent
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have bought the contract of pitcher Trevor Rosenthal from Triple-A Toledo.The right-hander was released by the Washington Nationals last month after going 0-1 with a 22.74 ERA in 12 appearances. He allowed 16 earned runs and eight hits with 15 walks in 6 1/3 innings.Rosenthal missed all of last season because of elbow surgery and signed with Washington in November.Detroit signed Rosenthal to a minor league contract June 29. He had no record in six games at Toledo, allowing six runs and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings.Rosenthal made the NL All-Star team in 2015 when he saved 48 games for St. Louis. He had 45 saves in 2014.The Tigers optioned left-hander Gregory Soto to Toledo.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Mon Jul 1502:20LEADING OFF: Snell seeks Bronx rebound, Trout gets MRIClayton KershawSPDodgersFree Agent
Max Muncy1BAthleticsFree Agent
Tyler SkaggsSPAngelsFree Agent
Ryne StanekRPRaysFree Agent
Mike TroutCFAngelsFree Agent
Alex VerdugoCFDodgersFree Agent
Ryan YarbroughSPRaysFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors today:BOUNCE-BACK BLAKE?A day after the Rays came within an inning of baseball's first ever combined perfect game, ace lefty Blake Snell (5-7, 4.70) faces the first-place Yankees in the Bronx. Snell's last visit was a historical flop. He became the first reigning Cy Young Award winner to allow six runs and get no more than one out in a start. Snell has adjusted and improved since, even pitching five innings of one-run ball in a home start against New York before the All-Star break. The Rays may go back to the opener Tuesday after the strategy nearly led to perfection Sunday, when Ryan Yarbrough took over from Ryne Stanek in the third inning and went unblemished until Baltimore's Hanser Alberto grounded a leadoff single in the ninth.TESTING TROUTAngels star Mike Trout will have an MRI a day after leaving a game with right calf tightness. Los Angeles doesn't believe the injury is serious, and Trout said he wanted to continue playing Sunday but... [More]
Mon Jul 1501:20LEADING OFF: Snell seeks Bronx rebound, Trout gets MRIClayton KershawSPDodgersFree Agent
Max Muncy1BAthleticsFree Agent
Tyler SkaggsSPAngelsFree Agent
Ryne StanekRPRaysFree Agent
Mike TroutCFAngelsFree Agent
Alex VerdugoCFDodgersFree Agent
Ryan YarbroughSPRaysFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors today:BOUNCE-BACK BLAKE?A day after the Rays came within an inning of baseball's first ever combined perfect game, ace lefty Blake Snell (5-7, 4.70) faces the first-place Yankees in the Bronx. Snell's last visit was a historical flop. He became the first reigning Cy Young Award winner to allow six runs and get no more than one out in a start. Snell has adjusted and improved since, even pitching five innings of one-run ball in a home start against New York before the All-Star break. The Rays may go back to the opener Tuesday after the strategy nearly led to perfection Sunday, when Ryan Yarbrough took over from Ryne Stanek in the third inning and went unblemished until Baltimore's Hanser Alberto grounded a leadoff single in the ninth.TESTING TROUTAngels star Mike Trout will have an MRI a day after leaving a game with right calf tightness. Los Angeles doesn't believe the injury is serious, and Trout said he wanted to continue playing Sunday but... [More]
Sun Jul 1418:10Red Sox place Wright on IL, add Cashner to active rosterAndrew CashnerSPRangersFree Agent
Max Muncy1BAthleticsFree Agent
Steven WrightSPRed SoxFree Agent
BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox have placed knuckleballer Steven Wright on the 10-day injured list with a bruised right foot a day after he was hit with a line drive by Dodgers infielder Max Muncy.The move was made before Sunday night's series finale against Los Angeles at Fenway Park.With Wright being placed on the IL, Boston added right-hander Andrew Cashner to the active roster.The Red Sox acquired the 32-year-old Cashner from Baltimore on Saturday for two minor leaguers. He's expected to make his first start for Boston on Tuesday in Fenway against Toronto.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Sun Jul 1417:50Mike Trout exits Angels game early with right calf tightnessKole CalhounRFAngelsFree Agent
David FletcherSSAngelsFree Agent
Yusei KikuchiFree Agent
Mike TroutCFAngelsFree Agent
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout has been pulled from the Los Angeles Angels' game against Seattle due to right calf tightness.The two-time AL MVP left before the start of the third inning, interrupting his incredible recent success at the plate.Trout lined out to first in his only plate appearance against Yusei Kikuchi. The outfielder didn't emerge from the dugout to start the third, with Kole Calhoun moving over from right field to center and David Fletcher moving from shortstop to right.Starting before the All-Star break, Trout was on an offensive tear even by his lofty standards. He had eight homers and 18 RBIs in his previous seven games, becoming just the sixth player in AL history to reach those totals in a seven-game span.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Sun Jul 1416:40Angels-Rangers DH set for makeup of game when Skaggs diedTyler SkaggsSPAngelsFree Agent
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels will play a day-night doubleheader in their return to Texas next month to make up the game that was postponed after the death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs.The Rangers announced Sunday that the makeup game will be a day game Aug. 20. That will be before the previously scheduled game that night.After Skaggs was found unresponsive in his Texas hotel room on July 1, the scheduled opener of what was supposed to be a four-game series was postponed. The other three games were played, with the Angels winning the first two before Texas won the July 4 game that Skaggs had been set to start.Los Angeles played its first home games this weekend since Skaggs passed away.The Angels make their last scheduled trip to Globe Life Field from Aug. 19-21. The split doubleheader with the makeup game will come on the middle day of what was to be a three-game series.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Sun Jul 1416:10Royals trade right-hander Bailey to A's for prospectHomer BaileySPRedsFree Agent
Jharel CottonSPAthleticsFree Agent
Brian FlynnRPRoyalsFree Agent
Matt KempLFDodgersFree Agent
Sean ManaeaSPAthleticsFree Agent
Whit Merrifield2BRoyalsFree Agent
Frankie MontasRPAthleticsFree Agent
Yasiel PuigRFDodgersFree Agent
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals traded Homer Bailey to the Oakland Athletics for minor league infielder Kevin Merrell on Sunday after scratching the veteran right-hander about 45 minutes before his scheduled start of their series finale against Detroit.The 33-year-old Bailey has rebounded this season with the Royals after signing a minor league deal in February. He is 7-6 with a 4.80 ERA, but he's been especially good over his past seven starts, giving the A's some additional help as they seek a playoff run in the second half.The A's began the day six back in the AL West and just ahead of Cleveland for a wild-card spot."We're trying to get incrementally better wherever we can," Oakland manager Bob Melvin said "Before he got hurt obviously was an electric arm and it seems like he's coming back to form at this point. I think it makes our rotation better and that's the objective."Bailey joins a rotation that has been battered by numerous injuries and a suspension to nine-... [More]
Sun Jul 1415:50Royals trade right-hander Bailey to A's for prospectHomer BaileySPRedsFree Agent
Lucas Duda1BRaysFree Agent
Brian FlynnRPRoyalsFree Agent
Matt KempLFDodgersFree Agent
Ian KennedySPRoyalsFree Agent
Yasiel PuigRFDodgersFree Agent
Jorge SolerRFRoyalsFree Agent
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals traded Homer Bailey to the Oakland Athletics for minor league infielder Kevin Merrell on Sunday after scratching the veteran right-hander about 45 minutes before his scheduled start of their series finale against Detroit.The 33-year-old Bailey has rebounded this season with the Royals after signing a minor league deal in February. He is 7-6 with a 4.80 ERA, but he's been especially good over his past seven starts, giving the A's some additional help as they seek a playoff run in the second half.The A's began the day six back in the AL West and just ahead of Cleveland for a wild-card spot."Homer did a tremendous job of fitting in and doing what he needed to do to become a more consistent pitcher again," Royals general manager Dayton Moore said. "This is a good baseball deal for everybody."The rebuilding Royals signed Bailey with the intention of flipping him ahead of the July 31 trade deadline, and he is almost certainly the start of seve... [More]
Sun Jul 1415:50Rays lose bid for combined perfect game on hit in 9thTyler SkaggsSPAngelsFree Agent
Ryne StanekRPRaysFree Agent
Ryan YarbroughSPRaysFree Agent
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays' bid for the first combined perfect game in major league history has ended with a leadoff single in the ninth inning by Baltimore's Hanser Alberto.The hit off reliever Ryan Yarbrough came Sunday at Camden Yards. Alberto hit an easy grounder to the right side, through the Rays' overshifted infield.Tampa Bay's try came two days after a pair of Los Angeles Angels pitchers teamed up for a no-hitter while wearing the jerseys of late teammate Tyler Skaggs.Rays right-hander Ryne Stanek pitched the first two innings before Yarbrough took over.Recalled from Triple-A Durham before the game, Yarbrough retired 18 straight batters before Alberto's hit.The Rays have had only one no-hitter in franchise history, by Matt Garza against the Detroit Tigers on July 26, 2010.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Sun Jul 1415:302 Rays have combined perfect game thru 8 innings vs OriolesRyne StanekRPRaysFree Agent
Ryan YarbroughSPRaysFree Agent
BALTIMORE (AP) — A pair of Tampa Bay Rays pitchers has combined on a perfect game through eight innings against the Baltimore Orioles.Right-hander Ryne Stanek pitched the first two innings Sunday at Camden Yards. He struck out two of the six batters he faced before Ryan Yarbrough took over.Recalled from Triple-A Durham before the game, Yarbrough has retired 18 straight batters through the eighth inning, striking out five.The Rays have had only one no-hitter in franchise history, by Matt Garza against the Detroit Tigers on July 26, 2010.There has never been a combined perfect game in major league history.Facing the team with the worst record in the big leagues, Tampa Bay leads 4-0 after eight innings.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Sun Jul 1415:002 Rays have combined perfect game thru 6 innings vs OriolesRyne StanekRPRaysFree Agent
Ryan YarbroughSPRaysFree Agent
BALTIMORE (AP) — A pair of Tampa Bay Rays pitchers has combined on a perfect game through six innings against the Baltimore Orioles.Right-hander Ryne Stanek pitched the first two innings Sunday at Camden Yards. He struck out two of the six batters he faced before Ryan Yarbrough took over.Recalled from Triple-A Durham before the game, Yarbrough has retired 12 straight batters through the sixth inning, striking out four.Facing the team with the worst record in the majors, Tampa Bay leads 4-0 in the seventh inning.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
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