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Wed Jun 2002:21LEADING OFF: Giants need hand in bullpen, Felix in the BronxSam DysonRPGiantsFree Agent
Bryce HarperRFNationalsFree Agent
Corey KluberSPIndiansFree Agent
Jon LesterSPCubsFree Agent
Jonathan LoaisigaSPYankeesFree Agent
Mark MelanconRPGiantsFree Agent
Hunter StricklandRPGiantsFree Agent
Ross StriplingSPDodgersFree Agent
Tony WatsonRPDodgersFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors today:NEED A HANDThe Giants are looking for answers at the back of the bullpen after closer Hunter Strickland broke his hand Monday night punching a door in frustration. Strickland blew a save in a 5-4 loss to Miami, then cost himself six to eight weeks with his postgame outburst. Manager Bruce Bochy said Strickland had shown maturity and progress keeping his emotions in check since a fight last year with Nationals star Bryce Harper, leading Bochy to feel "thoroughly disappointed" by this injury. Sam Dyson and Tony Watson will be called upon for closing duties, with one getting most of the opportunities, though Bochy didn't reveal which one that would be. The manager doesn't consider Mark Melancon — signed to a $62 million, four-year deal before last season to work the ninth — ready for the role after a series of injuries.KING OF THE BRONXFelix Hernandez (6-6, 5.44 ERA) pitches for Seattle at Yankee Stadium in the middle game of a series... [More]
Wed Jun 2001:51Astros winning streak ends at 12 gamesAlbert AlmoraCFCubsFree Agent
Miguel Andujar3BYankeesFree Agent
Nolan Arenado3BRockiesFree Agent
Cam BedrosianRPAngelsFree Agent
Matthew BoydSPTigersFree Agent
Jackie Bradley Jr.CFRed SoxFree Agent
Kris Bryant3BCubsFree Agent
Kole CalhounRFAngelsFree Agent
Johan CamargoSSBravesFree Agent
Matt Carpenter1BCardinalsFree Agent
Adam CimberFree Agent
Mike ClevingerSPIndiansFree Agent
C.J. Cron1BAngelsFree Agent
Nelson CruzDHMarinersFree Agent
Charlie Culberson2BBravesFree Agent
Ian Desmond1BRockiesFree Agent
Corey DickersonDHRaysFree Agent
Seranthony DominguezSPPhilliesFree Agent
Sean DoolittleRPNationalsFree Agent
Zach DukeRPTwinsFree Agent
Jarrod DysonLFMarinersFree Agent
Eduardo EscobarSSTwinsFree Agent
Kyle FarmerCDodgersFree Agent
Sam FreemanRPBravesFree Agent
Paul Goldschmidt1BDiamondbacksFree Agent
Marco GonzalesSPMarinersFree Agent
Yasmani GrandalCDodgersFree Agent
Robbie GrossmanLFTwinsFree Agent
Cole HamelsSPRangersFree Agent
Billy HamiltonCFRedsFree Agent
Jason HammelSPRoyalsFree Agent
Brad HandRPPadresFree Agent
Kelvin HerreraRPRoyalsFree Agent
Odubel HerreraCFPhilliesFree Agent
Aaron HicksRFYankeesFree Agent
Ender InciarteCFBravesFree Agent
Kenley JansenRPDodgersFree Agent
Aaron JudgeRFYankeesFree Agent
Keone KelaRPRangersFree Agent
Joe KellyRPRed SoxFree Agent
Ian Kinsler2BAngelsFree Agent
Corey KnebelRPBrewersFree Agent
Jake Lamb3BDiamondbacksFree Agent
Francisco LindorSSIndiansFree Agent
German MarquezSPRockiesFree Agent
Justin MillerRPAngelsFree Agent
Colin Moran3BAstrosFree Agent
Edward ParedesRPDodgersFree Agent
Blake ParkerRPAngelsFree Agent
Freddy PeraltaSPBrewersFree Agent
Wandy PeraltaRPRedsFree Agent
Tommy PhamCFCardinalsFree Agent
Chad PinderDHAthleticsFree Agent
Stephen PiscottyRFAthleticsFree Agent
Buster PoseyCGiantsFree Agent
Wilson RamosCRaysFree Agent
Joey RickardRFOriolesFree Agent
Carlos RodonSPWhite SoxFree Agent
Dereck RodriguezFree Agent
Sal RomanoSPRedsFree Agent
Sergio RomoRPRaysFree Agent
Chris SaleSPRed SoxFree Agent
Carlos Santana1BPhilliesFree Agent
Robby ScottRPRed SoxFree Agent
Tanner ScottSPOriolesFree Agent
Marcus SemienSSAthleticsFree Agent
Giancarlo StantonRFYankeesFree Agent
Brock StewartSPDodgersFree Agent
Trevor StorySSRockiesFree Agent
Dan StrailySPMarlinsFree Agent
Gleyber TorresSSYankeesFree Agent
Blake TreinenRPAthleticsFree Agent
Lou TrivinoRPAthleticsFree Agent
Mike TroutCFAngelsFree Agent
Trea TurnerSSNationalsFree Agent
Jason VargasSPRoyalsFree Agent
Joey Votto1BRedsFree Agent
Justin WilsonRPCubsFree Agent
Kolten Wong2BCardinalsFree Agent
Rob ZastryznyRPCubsFree Agent
HOUSTON (AP) — C.J. Cron homered early and Wilson Ramos hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the eighth inning to lift the Tampa Bay Rays to a 2-1 win on Tuesday night to snap a 12-game winning streak by the Houston Astros.Blake Snell (9-4) allowed just three hits and one run in seven innings, but had to pitch around a career-high seven walks for his fifth straight win. Sergio Romo pitched for the third straight game, taking over with one out in the ninth and allowing one hit for his third save a night after blowing the save in Houston's 5-4 win.The Astros went 1 for 6 with runners in scoring position to come up one victory shy of setting the franchise record for longest winning streak in franchise history.Hector Rondon (1-2) took the loss by allowing two hits and one run in one inning.YANKEES 7, MARINERS 2NEW YORK (AP) — Domingo German pitched two-hit ball over a career-high seven innings and Giancarlo Stanton hit one of New York's four home runs in the Yankees' victory against the Mar... [More]
Wed Jun 2000:41Astros winning streak ends at 12 gamesAlbert AlmoraCFCubsFree Agent
Miguel Andujar3BYankeesFree Agent
Matthew BoydSPTigersFree Agent
Jackie Bradley Jr.CFRed SoxFree Agent
Kris Bryant3BCubsFree Agent
Johan CamargoSSBravesFree Agent
Matt Carpenter1BCardinalsFree Agent
Mike ClevingerSPIndiansFree Agent
C.J. Cron1BAngelsFree Agent
Nelson CruzDHMarinersFree Agent
Charlie Culberson2BBravesFree Agent
Corey DickersonDHRaysFree Agent
Seranthony DominguezSPPhilliesFree Agent
Sean DoolittleRPNationalsFree Agent
Zach DukeRPTwinsFree Agent
Adam EatonCFNationalsFree Agent
Eduardo EscobarSSTwinsFree Agent
Kyle FarmerCDodgersFree Agent
Sam FreemanRPBravesFree Agent
Marco GonzalesSPMarinersFree Agent
Yasmani GrandalCDodgersFree Agent
Robbie GrossmanLFTwinsFree Agent
Cole HamelsSPRangersFree Agent
Billy HamiltonCFRedsFree Agent
Jason HammelSPRoyalsFree Agent
Kelvin HerreraRPRoyalsFree Agent
Odubel HerreraCFPhilliesFree Agent
Aaron HicksRFYankeesFree Agent
Ender InciarteCFBravesFree Agent
Kenley JansenRPDodgersFree Agent
Aaron JudgeRFYankeesFree Agent
Keone KelaRPRangersFree Agent
Joe KellyRPRed SoxFree Agent
Corey KnebelRPBrewersFree Agent
Francisco LindorSSIndiansFree Agent
Justin MillerRPAngelsFree Agent
Colin Moran3BAstrosFree Agent
Edward ParedesRPDodgersFree Agent
Freddy PeraltaSPBrewersFree Agent
Wandy PeraltaRPRedsFree Agent
Tommy PhamCFCardinalsFree Agent
Wilson RamosCRaysFree Agent
Joey RickardRFOriolesFree Agent
Carlos RodonSPWhite SoxFree Agent
Sal RomanoSPRedsFree Agent
Sergio RomoRPRaysFree Agent
Chris SaleSPRed SoxFree Agent
Carlos Santana1BPhilliesFree Agent
Robby ScottRPRed SoxFree Agent
Tanner ScottSPOriolesFree Agent
Giancarlo StantonRFYankeesFree Agent
Brock StewartSPDodgersFree Agent
Gleyber TorresSSYankeesFree Agent
Trea TurnerSSNationalsFree Agent
Joey Votto1BRedsFree Agent
Justin WilsonRPCubsFree Agent
Kolten Wong2BCardinalsFree Agent
Rob ZastryznyRPCubsFree Agent
HOUSTON (AP) — C.J. Cron homered early and Wilson Ramos hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the eighth inning to lift the Tampa Bay Rays to a 2-1 win on Tuesday night to snap a 12-game winning streak by the Houston Astros.Blake Snell (9-4) allowed just three hits and one run in seven innings, but had to pitch around a career-high seven walks for his fifth straight win. Sergio Romo pitched for the third straight game, taking over with one out in the ninth and allowing one hit for his third save a night after blowing the save in Houston's 5-4 win.The Astros went 1 for 6 with runners in scoring position to come up one victory shy of setting the franchise record for longest winning streak in franchise history.Hector Rondon (1-2) took the loss by allowing two hits and one run in one inning.YANKEES 7, MARINERS 2NEW YORK (AP) — Domingo German pitched two-hit ball over a career-high seven innings and Giancarlo Stanton hit one of New York's four home runs in the Yankees' victory against the Mar... [More]
Wed Jun 2000:41Strickland breaks pitching hand punching door in frustrationMadison BumgarnerSP/3BGiantsFree Agent
Sam DysonRPGiantsFree Agent
Bryce HarperRFNationalsFree Agent
Pierce JohnsonRPGiantsFree Agent
Mark MelanconRPGiantsFree Agent
Hunter StricklandRPGiantsFree Agent
Tony WatsonRPDodgersFree Agent
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Giants closer Hunter Strickland broke his pitching hand punching a door in frustration after blowing the save and taking the loss in a 5-4 defeat to the Miami Marlins on Monday night.The right-hander had surgery Tuesday and expected to be out six to eight weeks, manager Bruce Bochy said. An X-ray after the game revealed the break of Strickland's pinkie, similar to what sidelined lefty ace Madison Bumgarner to begin the season after he was hurt in his final spring training start."I'm thoroughly disappointed, trust me. I'm crushed because this guy had just grown as a pitcher and a player and a person," Bochy said. "But I know Hunter, he cares. He cares deeply. He let his emotions get away ... he had a temporary snap."Strickland blew his fourth save in 17 chances and second straight, allowing more than two runs for only the fourth time in his career.He posted an apology on Instagram and Twitter."Life has an interesting and sometimes disappointing way of opening up o... [More]
Tue Jun 1923:41German and Stanton helps Yankees beat Mariners 7-2Miguel Andujar3BYankeesFree Agent
Austin BarnesCDodgersFree Agent
Matthew BoydSPTigersFree Agent
Kris Bryant3BCubsFree Agent
Johan CamargoSSBravesFree Agent
Matt Carpenter1BCardinalsFree Agent
Mike ClevingerSPIndiansFree Agent
Nelson CruzDHMarinersFree Agent
Charlie Culberson2BBravesFree Agent
Corey DickersonDHRaysFree Agent
Seranthony DominguezSPPhilliesFree Agent
Sean DoolittleRPNationalsFree Agent
Adam EatonCFNationalsFree Agent
Kyle FarmerCDodgersFree Agent
Sam FreemanRPBravesFree Agent
Marco GonzalesSPMarinersFree Agent
Cole HamelsSPRangersFree Agent
Billy HamiltonCFRedsFree Agent
Jason HammelSPRoyalsFree Agent
Kelvin HerreraRPRoyalsFree Agent
Odubel HerreraCFPhilliesFree Agent
Aaron HicksRFYankeesFree Agent
Ender InciarteCFBravesFree Agent
Kenley JansenRPDodgersFree Agent
Aaron JudgeRFYankeesFree Agent
Keone KelaRPRangersFree Agent
Corey KnebelRPBrewersFree Agent
Francisco LindorSSIndiansFree Agent
Justin MillerRPAngelsFree Agent
Colin Moran3BAstrosFree Agent
Edward ParedesRPDodgersFree Agent
Joc PedersonCFDodgersFree Agent
Freddy PeraltaSPBrewersFree Agent
Wandy PeraltaRPRedsFree Agent
Tommy PhamCFCardinalsFree Agent
Yasiel PuigRFDodgersFree Agent
Joey RickardRFOriolesFree Agent
Anthony Rizzo1BCubsFree Agent
Carlos RodonSPWhite SoxFree Agent
Sal RomanoSPRedsFree Agent
Carlos Santana1BPhilliesFree Agent
Tanner ScottSPOriolesFree Agent
Giancarlo StantonRFYankeesFree Agent
Gleyber TorresSSYankeesFree Agent
Justin Turner3BDodgersFree Agent
Trea TurnerSSNationalsFree Agent
Joey Votto1BRedsFree Agent
Justin WilsonRPCubsFree Agent
Kolten Wong2BCardinalsFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Domingo German pitched two-hit ball over a career-high seven innings and Giancarlo Stanton hit one of New York's four home runs Tuesday night in the Yankees' 7-2 victory against the Seattle Mariners.Miguel Andujar and Aaron Hicks each belted a two-run shot off Marco Gonzales (7-4) in the fifth. Hicks homered for the third straight day and finished with three hits from the leadoff spot as the Yankees boosted baseball's best record to 48-22, moving a season-best 26 games above .500.Coming off a four-hit game, Stanton sent a solo drive to straightaway center field in the first. Aaron Judge had an RBI single in the seventh, and rookie phenom Gleyber Torres added his 14th home run in the eighth.The first two batters of the game reached against German (2-4) on a double and an error. The rookie right-hander then retired 19 in a row until Nelson Cruz homered in the seventh.DODGERS 4, CUBS 3, First GameCHICAGO (AP) — Pinch-hitter Kyle Farmer doubled sharply down the left-fie... [More]
Tue Jun 1921:31LEADING OFF: Giants need hand in bullpen, Felix in the BronxSam DysonRPGiantsFree Agent
Bryce HarperRFNationalsFree Agent
Corey KluberSPIndiansFree Agent
Jon LesterSPCubsFree Agent
Jonathan LoaisigaSPYankeesFree Agent
Mark MelanconRPGiantsFree Agent
Hunter StricklandRPGiantsFree Agent
Ross StriplingSPDodgersFree Agent
Tony WatsonRPDodgersFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday:NEED A HANDThe Giants are looking for answers at the back of the bullpen after closer Hunter Strickland broke his hand Monday night punching a door in frustration. Strickland blew a save in a 5-4 loss to Miami, then cost himself six to eight weeks with his postgame outburst. Manager Bruce Bochy said Strickland had shown maturity and progress keeping his emotions in check since a fight last year with Nationals star Bryce Harper, leading Bochy to feel "thoroughly disappointed" by this injury. Sam Dyson and Tony Watson will be called upon for closing duties, with one getting most of the opportunities, though Bochy didn't reveal which one that would be. The manager doesn't consider Mark Melancon — signed to a $62 million, four-year deal before last season to work the ninth — ready for the role after a series of injuries.KING OF THE BRONXFelix Hernandez (6-6, 5.44 ERA) pitches for Seattle at Yankee Stadium in the middle game of a se... [More]
Tue Jun 1920:51Escobar's consecutive streak as Royals' SS to endAlcides EscobarSSRoyalsFree Agent
Kelvin HerreraRPRoyalsFree Agent
Jon JayCFCubsFree Agent
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alcides Escobar's streak of making 406 consecutive starts as the Kansas City Royals shortstop is about to end.Manager Ned Yost said he plans to play Adalberto Mondesi, 22, a couple of days a week at shortstop. Escobar, 31, has been the Royals everyday shortstop since 2011 after being acquired from the Milwaukee Brewers as part of the Zack Greinke trade."Esky's been our shortstop for a long time," Yost said Tuesday. "It's a pretty big change, seeing someboy different at short, but it's exciting, too because now you're starting to give other younger players opportunities to see what they can do."Escobar was an American League All-Star starter and Glove Glove winner in 2015, the year the Royals won the World Series.With the Royals in last place with a 22-50 record entering the game Tuesday night against the Texas Rangers, they are looking to the future."It's a good chance to experiment right now," Yost said. "There's nothing that is going to make or break us. You... [More]
Tue Jun 1920:41Rangers send Mendez to minors for breaking team rulesAustin Bibens-DirkxSPRangersFree Agent
Yohander MendezSPRangersFree Agent
Rougned Odor2BRangersFree Agent
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Texas Rangers sent rookie left-hander Yohander Mendez back to Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday for violating team rules.Mendez was supposed to start Wednesday's series finale against Kansas City. But right-hander Austin Bibens-Dirkx will get the ball instead."It's not criminal, nothing involving MLB or the police," general manager Jon Daniels said. "There will be a program that we'll work with Yohander on."Daniels said at least one other player was involved, but his discipline will be handled in-house.Second baseman Rougned Odor was scratched from Texas' lineup for Tuesday's game against the Royals, but manager Jeff Banister refused to comment on if the benching was related to the incident with Mendez, which took place after Monday night's 6-3 victory at Kansas City and away from Kauffman Stadium.Banister said Mendez will have to merit a return to the majors."Part of the development of where we are as a club is upholding a certain level of standards for vete... [More]
Tue Jun 1920:21Strickland breaks pitching hand punching door in frustrationMadison BumgarnerSP/3BGiantsFree Agent
Sam DysonRPGiantsFree Agent
Bryce HarperRFNationalsFree Agent
Pierce JohnsonRPGiantsFree Agent
Mark MelanconRPGiantsFree Agent
Hunter StricklandRPGiantsFree Agent
Tony WatsonRPDodgersFree Agent
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Giants closer Hunter Strickland broke his pitching hand punching a door in frustration after blowing the save and taking the loss in a 5-4 defeat to the Miami Marlins on Monday night.The right-hander was undergoing surgery Tuesday and expected to be out six to eight weeks, manager Bruce Bochy said. An X-ray after the game revealed the break of Strickland's pinkie, similar to what sidelined lefty ace Madison Bumgarner to begin the season after he was hurt in his final spring training start."I'm thoroughly disappointed, trust me. I'm crushed because this guy had just grown as a pitcher and a player and a person," Bochy said. "But I know Hunter, he cares. He cares deeply. He let his emotions get away ... he had a temporary snap."Strickland blew his fourth save in 17 chances and second straight, allowing more than two runs for only the fourth time in his career.Bochy said Strickland had shown maturity and made progress keeping his emotions in check since last year's ... [More]
Tue Jun 1920:11Rangers send Mendez to minors for breaking team rulesAustin Bibens-DirkxSPRangersFree Agent
Yohander MendezSPRangersFree Agent
Rougned Odor2BRangersFree Agent
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Texas Rangers have optioned rookie left-hander Yohander Mendez back to Triple-A Round Rock for violating team rules.Mendez was supposed to start Wednesday's series finale against Kansas City. But right-hander Austin Bibens-Dirkx will get the ball instead.General manager Jon Daniels says at least one other player was involved, but his discipline will be handled in-house. He says the incident is "not criminal, nothing involving MLB or the police."Second baseman Rougned Odor was scratched from Texas' lineup for Tuesday's game against the Royals, but manager Jeff Banister refused to comment on if the benching was related to Mendez's punishment.The 23-year-old Mendez is 0-1 with a 14.73 ERA in two games, one start, with the Rangers this season.___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball
Tue Jun 1919:01Herrera happy to change role with contending NationalsSean DoolittleRPNationalsFree Agent
Kelvin GutierrezFree Agent
Kelvin HerreraRPRoyalsFree Agent
WASHINGTON (AP) — As compensation for losing his job as a closer, Kelvin Herrera gets to pitch for a contender.Herrera joined the Washington Nationals on Tuesday, less than 24 hours after being traded from the last-place Kansas City Royals for three minor leaguers.A two-time All-Star, Herrera had 14 saves and a 1.05 ERA this season. Washington already has a closer, Sean Doolittle, so Herrera will be entering the game earlier than usual for now."I explained it to him and I think he gets it," Nationals manager Dave Martinez said. "The way I explain it to all these guys is, 'When you come in the game think of it as you're closing that inning, cause that's a big moment. So we need you either the sixth, the seventh, the eighth, whatever.'"That's just fine with Herrera."Whatever inning I may get called upon, I just focus on getting that one hitter out," the right-hander said through an interpreter.With 14 saves and one win, Herrera had a hand in more than two-thirds of Kansas City's 22 vic... [More]
Tue Jun 1918:21Brewers designate struggling reliever Logan for assignmentBoone LoganRPIndiansFree Agent
Freddy PeraltaSPBrewersFree Agent
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Boone Logan experiment is over in Milwaukee.The NL Central-leading Brewers designated the left-handed reliever for assignment on Tuesday to make room on the roster for rookie starter Freddy Peralta.Logan appeared in 16 games for Milwaukee, which signed him as a free agent in January hoping to use him as a left-handed specialist. He started the season dealing with a lat injury and struggled after joining the club in early May. The 33-year-old went 1-0 with a 5.91 ERA for the Brewers and had trouble getting out left-handed batters. Lefties went 9 for 22 (.410) against Logan with five extra-base hits.Peralta is scheduled to start against the Pirates on Tuesday night. He is 1-0 with a 3.72 ERA in two major-league starts.___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball
Tue Jun 1918:11Orioles designate Pedro Alvarez for assignmentPedro AlvarezLFOriolesFree Agent
Zach BrittonRPOriolesFree Agent
Caleb JosephCOriolesFree Agent
Corban Joseph2BNationalsFree Agent
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pedro Alvarez has been designated for assignment by the Baltimore Orioles, who made several moves Tuesday in an attempt to improve a team with the worst record in the big leagues.The 31-year-old Alvarez had a .181 batting average with eight home runs and 18 RBIs in 45 games. Used mostly as a designated hitter, he was in a 1-for-18 skid since his last multihit game, on May 24."Pete's a good man. He's a good teammate," manager Buck Showalter said. "With the potential of some other people returning (from the disabled list), there just weren't going to be any at-bats for him."It was not a surprising move, given the Orioles entered play Tuesday with a 20-50 record."It's unfortunate for Pedro," closer Zach Britton said. "With where we are in the standings, the organization needs to see what we've got with some of the young guys."As a corresponding move, the Orioles selected the contract of infielder Steve Wilkerson from Triple-A Norfolk, whose first appearance will be his... [More]
Tue Jun 1915:51Orioles designate Pedro Alvarez for assignmentPedro AlvarezLFOriolesFree Agent
Caleb JosephCOriolesFree Agent
Corban Joseph2BNationalsFree Agent
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pedro Alvarez has been designated for assignment by the Baltimore Orioles, who are shuffling the roster in an attempt to improve upon the worst record in the big leagues.The 31-year-old Alvarez had a .181 batting average with eight home runs and 18 RBIs in 45 games. He was in a 1-for-18 skid since his last multihit game, on May 24.Also Tuesday, the Orioles selected the contract of infielder Steve Wilkerson from Triple-A Norfolk. Wilkerson has not played in the majors.In addition, Baltimore recalled catcher Caleb Joseph from Norfolk. Joseph began the season as the Orioles' starting catcher but was optioned to the minors on May 17 after batting .182 in 24 games.Joseph joins his brother, Corban Joseph, on the Baltimore roster. Corban Joseph was summoned from Norfolk last week and played in his first big league game since a two-game stint with the Yankees in 2013.___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball
Tue Jun 1913:11Kershaw to make minor league rehab startClayton KershawSPDodgersFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is scheduled make a minor league rehab start on Saturday as he continues his recovery from a strained lower back. The three-time NL Cy Young Award could be back pitching in the majors soon.According to manager Dave Roberts, Kershaw will be limited to four innings and 60 pitches when he returns to the mound with Triple-A Oklahoma City at Omaha. If the outing goes well, Roberts hoped the left-hander's next appearance would be with Los Angeles.Kershaw threw a three-inning simulated game before the Dodgers' postponed series opener against the Chicago Cubs on Monday night. Afterward, Kershaw said he felt really good.Roberts said Kershaw returning when the Dodgers play at the New York Mets this weekend was considered, but the team opted for the minor league start to give the lefty "the best chance for success and health."The 30-year-old Kershaw was sidelined for nearly a month with left biceps tendinitis before returning May 31 against Philadelphia. He pitched five effective innings in a no-decision against the Phillies, and then went back on the disabled list the next day with the back injury.___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball
Tue Jun 1913:01Kershaw to make minor-league rehab startClayton KershawSPDodgersFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is scheduled make a minor-league rehab start on Saturday as he continues his recovery from a strained lower back. The three-time NL Cy Young Award could be back pitching in the majors soon.According to manager Dave Roberts, Kershaw will be limited to four innings and 60 pitches when he returns to the mound with Triple-A Oklahoma City at Omaha. If the outing goes well, Roberts hoped the left-hander's next appearance would be with Los Angeles.Kershaw threw a three-inning simulated game before the Dodgers' postponed series opener against the Chicago Cubs on Monday night. Afterward, Kershaw said he felt really good.Roberts said Kershaw returning when the Dodgers play at the New York Mets this weekend was considered, but the team opted for the minor-league start to give the lefty "the best chance for success and health."The 30-year-old Kershaw was sidelined for nearly a month with left biceps tendinitis before returning May 31 against Philadelphia. The left-hander pitched five effective innings in a no-decision against the Phillies, and then went back on the disabled list the next day with the back injury.
Tue Jun 1902:16The Fastball Paradox: With velocity up, fastballs on declineCody AllenRPIndiansFree Agent
Trevor BauerSPIndiansFree Agent
Dellin BetancesRPYankeesFree Agent
Jay BruceRFIndiansFree Agent
Aroldis ChapmanRPYankeesFree Agent
Gerrit ColeSPPiratesFree Agent
Todd Frazier3BYankeesFree Agent
Clayton KershawSPDodgersFree Agent
Corey KluberSPIndiansFree Agent
Lance McCullersSPAstrosFree Agent
Luis SeverinoSPYankeesFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Over five seasons as ace of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Gerrit Cole threw one of the game's hardest, heaviest fastballs, and he threw it often. The pitch helped him make millions of dollars. It put him in contention for major awards. Hitters swung through it again and again, and Cole seemed content not to mess with a good thing.But when Cole was traded to the Houston Astros this offseason, a funny thing happened. He became more frugal with his fastball and ended up more overpowering than ever.Cole has joined some of the game's best pitchers — including Cleveland's Corey Kluber and the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw — in benefiting from a puzzling baseball paradox: In an era when pitchers are throwing harder than ever, they're maximizing success by using fewer fastballs.Pitchers — even ones with blazing fastballs like Luis Severino and Chris Archer — are using more offspeed than ever recorded, and while many aces think the downturn is a trend, some believe baseball could... [More]
Tue Jun 1902:06Bregman's double runs Astros' winning streak to 12Nick AhmedSSDiamondbacksFree Agent
Aaron AltherrRFPhilliesFree Agent
Kyle BarracloughRPMarlinsFree Agent
Jaime BarriaSPAngelsFree Agent
Trevor BauerSPIndiansFree Agent
Matt BowmanRPCardinalsFree Agent
Alex Bregman3BAstrosFree Agent
Gerrit ColeSPPiratesFree Agent
Dylan CoveySPWhite SoxFree Agent
Jarrod DysonLFMarinersFree Agent
Wilmer Flores3BMetsFree Agent
Paul Goldschmidt1BDiamondbacksFree Agent
Zack GreinkeSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Tayron GuerreroRPMarlinsFree Agent
Bryce HarperRFNationalsFree Agent
Odubel HerreraCFPhilliesFree Agent
Aaron HicksRFYankeesFree Agent
Rhys Hoskins1BPhilliesFree Agent
Tony Kemp2BAstrosFree Agent
Ian KennedySPRoyalsFree Agent
Jason Kipnis2BIndiansFree Agent
Erik KratzCYankeesFree Agent
Ketel MarteSSDiamondbacksFree Agent
Jeff MathisCDiamondbacksFree Agent
Collin McHughSPAstrosFree Agent
Jordy MercerSSPiratesFree Agent
Devin MesoracoCRedsFree Agent
Brandon NimmoLFMetsFree Agent
Marcell OzunaLFCardinalsFree Agent
Tommy PhamCFCardinalsFree Agent
Albert PujolsDHAngelsFree Agent
Wilson RamosCRaysFree Agent
J.T. RealmutoCMarlinsFree Agent
Miguel RojasSSMarlinsFree Agent
Sergio RomoRPRaysFree Agent
Pablo Sandoval3BGiantsFree Agent
Carlos Santana1BPhilliesFree Agent
Juan SotoFree Agent
George SpringerCFAstrosFree Agent
Max StassiCAstrosFree Agent
Hunter StricklandRPGiantsFree Agent
Andrew SuarezSPGiantsFree Agent
Justin UptonLFAngelsFree Agent
Jesmuel Valentin2BPhilliesFree Agent
Justin VerlanderSPAstrosFree Agent
Jonathan Villar2BBrewersFree Agent
Trevor WilliamsSPPiratesFree Agent
Jacob deGromSPMetsFree Agent
HOUSTON (AP) — Alex Bregman hit a game-ending two-run double with one out in the ninth inning and the Houston Astros beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 Monday night to match a franchise record with their 12th straight win.Houston trailed 4-0 after three innings but cut the lead to one entering the ninth.Sergio Romo (1-2) walked Marwin Gonzalez to start the ninth, then allowed a single to Max Stassi. Tony Kemp's sacrifice bunt moved both runners up, and Houston loaded the bases when George Springer reached on interference by catcher Wilson Ramos.Bregman then drove a ball that bounced off the wall in left-center. He lifted both arms as he trotted into second base, and teammates mobbed him in the infield.Collin McHugh (2-0) struck out two in a scoreless ninth for the win on a night Gerrit Cole walked a career-high five to help the Rays build the early lead.Houston also won 12 straight in 2004 and 1999. The Astros will go for No. 13 on Tuesday with ace Justin Verlander on the mound.NATIONALS 5,... [More]
Tue Jun 1902:06LEADING OFF: Verlander backs rolling Astros, mending DodgersAlex Bregman3BAstrosFree Agent
Walker BuehlerSPDodgersFree Agent
Yu DarvishSPDodgersFree Agent
Marco GonzalesSPMarinersFree Agent
Kelvin HerreraRPRoyalsFree Agent
Rich HillSPDodgersFree Agent
Clayton KershawSPDodgersFree Agent
Mike MontgomerySPCubsFree Agent
Juan SotoFree Agent
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A look at what's happening around the majors today:VERLANDER DAYHouston tries for its 13th straight win with AL ERA leader Justin Verlander on the mound against Tampa Bay. The Astros' ace is 9-2 with a 1.61 ERA, though he's posted a 3.79 ERA over his past three starts and matched a season high with two homers allowed last time out in a 7-3 win over Oakland. Rays lefty Blake Snell (8-4, 2.58) will try to slow down Houston after the Astros beat Tampa Bay 5-4 on Alex Bregman's game-ending two-run double Monday.ON THE MENDThe defending NL champions are beginning to get healthier. Rich Hill comes off the DL to start for the Dodgers in the nightcap of a doubleheader against the Cubs in a rematch of last year's NL Championship Series. Hill (1-2, 6.20 ERA) went on the disabled list May 20 with a blister on his left middle finger, a recurring problem for the veteran left-hander. He will be opposed by fellow lefty Mike Montgomery (2-2, 3.31), who is 2-1 with a 1.14 ERA in four starts since movin... [More]
Tue Jun 1900:36Bregman's double runs Astros' winning streak to 12Aaron AltherrRFPhilliesFree Agent
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HOUSTON (AP) — Alex Bregman hit a game-ending two-run double with one out in the ninth inning and the Houston Astros beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 Monday night to match a franchise record with their 12th straight win.Houston trailed 4-0 after three innings but cut the lead to one entering the ninth.Sergio Romo (1-2) walked Marwin Gonzalez to start the ninth, then allowed a single to Max Stassi. Tony Kemp's sacrifice bunt moved both runners up, and Houston loaded the bases when George Springer reached on interference by catcher Wilson Ramos.Bregman then drove a ball that bounced off the wall in left-center. He lifted both arms as he trotted into second base, and teammates mobbed him in the infield.Collin McHugh (2-0) struck out two in a scoreless ninth for the win on a night Gerrit Cole walked a career-high five to help the Rays build the early lead.Houston also won 12 straight in 2004 and 1999. The Astros will go for No. 13 on Tuesday with ace Justin Verlander on the mound.NATIONALS 5,... [More]
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