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Thu May 2302:42LEADING OFF: Cano exits after grounder, JD Martinez outJon LesterSPCubsRoto Value
Aaron NolaSPPhilliesFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors today:AILINGThe Mets will check Robinson Canó, a day after he left the game against Washington because of tightness in his left quadriceps.Canó appeared to hurt the leg while running to first base when he grounded out in the third inning. The 36-year-old second baseman is batting .241 with three homers and 13 RBIs. The eight-time All-Star was acquired by New York from Seattle in December.Twice last weekend Canó failed to run out grounders in Miami, both of them resulting in double plays.MISSING MARTINEZBoston star J.D. Martinez wasn't in the lineup for Wednesday's game at Toronto because of a sore back and manager Alex Cora says the slugger is unlikely to play again until Friday.Cora said he was hesitant to play Martinez in the series finale, citing the artificial surface and the early afternoon start. The Red Sox will certainly miss Martinez's presence in the lineup, but the Blue Jays will not — he has 13 home runs and 41 RBIs in 40 ca... [More]
Thu May 2300:52Mets second baseman Robinson Canó strains left quadricepsJ.D. Davis3BAstrosFree Agent
Luis GuillormeSSMetsFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Criticized for not running hard, New York Mets second baseman Robinson Canó got hurt hustling up the first base line.The 36-year-old slugger left Wednesday night's 6-1 win over Washington after straining his left quadriceps.Canó got hurt when he grounded out in the third inning following J.D. Davis' two-out double. The Mets trailed 1-0 at the time."He took a few hard steps out of the box, got about halfway down the line and it grabbed on him," manager Mickey Callaway said.An eight-time All-Star, Canó twice failed to run out grounders last weekend in Miami , both of them resulting in double plays. Callaway said he addressed the issue, and Canó' did not start Monday against the Nationals.Callaway cited Canó's hustle when he doubled to right-center as a pinch hitter on Monday night and slid into second."I guess he had his fastest time from home to second (in three years), so I'm sure he was aware that he needs to get going a little bit," Callaway said.Canó is batti... [More]
Wed May 2223:56Twins, Angels postponed, will be made up on ThursdayDustin GarneauCAthleticsFree Agent
Marwin Gonzalez1B/2B/3B/LF/SSAstrosFree Agent
Matt HarveySPMetsBig Chee
Kevan SmithCWhite SoxFree Agent
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Very little has slowed the Minnesota Twins of late. A rare Southern California rain shower did the trick Wednesday night.The Twins had their series finale against the Los Angeles Angels postponed because of weather and unplayable field conditions. It has been rescheduled for Thursday.It is only the third postponement at Angel Stadium since 1995 and the 12th since the stadium opened in 1966. The last postponement occurred on July 19, 2015, against Boston.Minnesota is 31-16 and has a seven-game lead over Cleveland in the AL Central, which is the earliest it has been up that much in the division. The previous earliest was June 24, 2002, when they were seven games ahead of the Chicago White Sox.The Twins — who haven't won a division title since 2010 — have taken five of six on this road trip and are trying to get a sweep in Anaheim for the first time since 1996.Manager Rocco Baldelli wasn't thrilled with the decision to postpone the game, but he also said he re... [More]
Wed May 2221:22White Sox turn triple play against AstrosJosé Abreu1BWhite SoxRoto Value
Yoán Moncada2BWhite SoxFree Agent
HOUSTON (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have turned a triple play against the Houston Astros.It came in the third inning Wednesday night with runners on first and second. Jake Marisnick hit a grounder down the line to third baseman Yoan Moncada, who stepped on the base for the first out. He threw to Yolmer Sanchez at second, and Sanchez threw it to Jose Abreu at first, where the ball just beat Marisnick.It was the first triple play in the majors this season and Chicago's first since July 8, 2016, against Atlanta. Houston last hit into a triple play on April 19, 2018, against the Mariners.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Wed May 2220:32LEADING OFF: Cano exits after grounder, JD Martinez outJon LesterSPCubsRoto Value
Adam PlutkoSPIndiansFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors Thursday:AILINGThe Mets will check Robinson Canó, a day after he left the game against Washington because of tightness in his left quadriceps.Canó appeared to hurt the leg while running to first base when he grounded out in the third inning. The 36-year-old second baseman is batting .241 with three homers and 13 RBIs. The eight-time All-Star was acquired by New York from Seattle in December.Twice last weekend Canó failed to run out grounders in Miami, both of them resulting in double plays.MISSING MARTINEZBoston star J.D. Martinez wasn't in the lineup for Wednesday's game at Toronto because of a sore back and manager Alex Cora says the slugger is unlikely to play again until Friday.Cora said he was hesitant to play Martinez in the series finale, citing the artificial surface and the early afternoon start. The Red Sox will certainly miss Martinez's presence in the lineup, but the Blue Jays will not — he has 13 home runs and 41 RBIs in 40... [More]
Wed May 2220:22Canó leaves Mets game with left quadriceps tightnessJ.D. Davis3BAstrosFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Mets second baseman Robinson Canó left Wednesday night's game against Washington because of tightness in his left quadriceps.Canó appeared to hurt the leg while running to first base when he grounded out in the third following J.D. Davis' two-out double.The 36-year-old Canó is batting .241 with three homers and 13 RBIs. The eight-time All-Star, was acquired by New York from Seattle in December.Twice last weekend Canó failed to run out grounders in Miami, both of them resulting in double plays.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Wed May 2219:22Early stretch-run mode: Mets to use closer Díaz in 8thRajai DavisCF/LFRed SoxMoneyball
Seth LugoSPMetsFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Switching into stretch-run mode even before Memorial Day, the New York Mets will start using All-Star closer Edwin Díaz more often in the eighth inning.New York began Wednesday with a 22-25 record, 5½ games back of NL East-leading Philadelphia. Manager Mickey Callaway said he was willing to go against the trend of limiting closers to three outs in most situations."We're doing this earlier than we would like, but you might see Díaz for four outs," Callaway said. "If we're not going to be where we want to be at this point, how can we expect to be there and hold off on doing that with Díaz? So we got to win some games. We're going to approach this like it's the playoffs because we feel like we need to."Callaway announced the decision shortly before the Mets made a series of roster moves. They placed outfielder Brandon Nimmo on the 10-day injured list because of a stiff neck, a move retroactive to Tuesday, selected the contract of 38-year-old outfielder Rajai Davis fr... [More]
Wed May 2218:24Early stretch-run mode: Mets to use closer Díaz in 8thRajai DavisCF/LFRed SoxMoneyball
Paul SewaldRP/SPMetsFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Switching into stretch-run mode even before Memorial Day, the New York Mets will start using All-Star closer Edwin Díaz more often in the eighth inning.New York began Wednesday with a 22-25 record, 5½ games back of NL East-leading Philadelphia. Manager Mickey Callaway said he was willing to go against the trend of limiting closers to three outs in most situations."We're doing this earlier than we would like, but you might see Díaz for four outs," Callaway said. "If we're not going to be where we want to be at this point, how can we expect to be there and hold off on doing that with Díaz? So we got to win some games. We're going to approach this like it's the playoffs because we feel like we need to."Callaway announced the decision shortly before the Mets made a series of roster moves. They placed outfielder Brandon Nimmo on the 10-day disabled list because of a stiff neck, a move retroactive to Tuesday, selected the contract of outfielder Rajai Davis from Triple-A... [More]
Wed May 2217:44Orioles get Broxton from Mets for $500K pool allotmentKeon BroxtonCFBrewersFree Agent
Alex CobbSPRaysFree Agent
Yefry RamirezRPOriolesFree Agent
Stevie WilkersonFree Agent
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Orioles bolstered their outfield defense by acquiring Keon Broxton from the New York Mets on Wednesday for $500,000 in 2019-20 international signing bonus pool allotment.Broxton was designated for assignment last week by the Mets after batting .143 in 34 games with no homers and two RBIs. The Orioles, however, like the idea of having his glove in center field after experimenting with rookie Stevie Wilkerson over the past month."He has speed, excellent center field ability, he's got some raw power," general manager Mike Elias said of Broxton on Wednesday. "We're trying some different things in center field and we wanted to give him a look and hopefully give him a little bit more extended time than he's had."In five years with Milwaukee, Pittsburgh and the Mets, the 29-year-old Broxton has a .216 average with 33 homers and 81 RBIs. His best season was in 2017, when he hit 20 homers in 143 games with the Brewers."He's a really athletic guy. His tools are off the cha... [More]
Wed May 2216:32Orioles get OF Broxton from Mets for pool moneyKeon BroxtonCFBrewersFree Agent
Alex CobbSPRaysFree Agent
Yefry RamirezRPOriolesFree Agent
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have acquired outfielder Keon Broxton from the New York Mets for $500,000 international bonus pool money.Broxton was batting .143 with New York in 34 games with no homers and two RBIs. In five years with Milwaukee, Pittsburgh and the Mets, Broxton has a .216 average with 33 homers and 81 RBIs.In other moves Wednesday, the Orioles claimed right-hander Chandler Shepherd off waivers from the Chicago Cubs and assigned him to Triple-A Norfolk.Baltimore also transferred right-hander Alex Cobb to the 60-day injured list with a lumbar strain and designated right-hander Yefry Ramirez for assignment.Cobb has pitched in only three games this season. He's 0-2 with a 10.95 ERA operating in the second year of a four-year, $57 million contract.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Wed May 2214:17Rangers OF Calhoun on 10-day injured list with quad strainWillie Calhoun2BRangersFree Agent
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers outfielder Willie Calhoun has been placed on the 10-day injured list because of a left quad strain.The move was made Wednesday, a day after Calhoun aggravated his quad as a baserunner when trying to beat a throw to first base in the sixth inning of a win over Seattle.Delino DeShields, the center fielder sent to the minor two weeks ago, was recalled from Triple-A Nashville.Calhoun hit .435 (10 for 23) with two homers and seven RBIs since making his season debut a week ago following his call-up from the minor. He reached safely in all six games.Manager Chris Woodward said Calhoun initially thought he had a cramp, but the pain didn't go away after getting to the dugout. The outfielder was re-examined Wednesday.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP-Sports
Wed May 2213:26Indians designate outfielder Carlos Gonzalez for assignmentGreg AllenCF/RFIndiansFree Agent
Michael BrantleyLFIndiansFree Agent
Mike ClevingerSPIndiansFree Agent
Mike FreemanSSCubsFree Agent
Carlos GonzálezRFRockiesLas Vegas Giants
Eric HaaseCIndiansFree Agent
Corey KluberSPIndiansOld Hoss
Jordan LuplowLFPiratesFree Agent
Oscar MercadoSSCardinalsFree Agent
Tyler NaquinCFIndiansFree Agent
Roberto PérezCIndiansFree Agent
Kevin PlaweckiCMetsFree Agent
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians could no longer wait for Carlos Gonzalez to help pull their struggling offense from a season-long funk.The veteran outfielder was designated for assignment prior to Wednesday's game against Oakland. Gonzalez, who signed a minor-league contract in spring training, batted .210 with two home runs and seven RBIs in 30 games.Manager Terry Francona praised Gonzalez's professionalism in the clubhouse, but stressed the decision came down to results."We weren't seeing the offense that we needed and he said that, too," Francona said. "Does it come with another 100 at-bats? We don't have a crystal ball and none of us is smart enough to know what the next 100 at-bats might bring."Gonzalez, 33, played the last 11 seasons for the Colorado Rockies. The Indians hoped his left-handed bat would help offset the loss of free-agent outfielder Michael Brantley. Gonzalez, who had several solid seasons with the Rockies, didn't produce for an offense that is near the bo... [More]
Wed May 2203:16LEADING OFF: Scherzer vs. deGrom, Hamels faces PhilliesCody Bellinger1B/LFDodgersFree Agent
Luis CastilloSPRedsFree Agent
Zach DaviesSPBrewersMoneyball
Cole HamelsSPRangersThe Seals Guys
Jacob deGromSPMetsDodger Blue
A look at what's happening around the majors today:CURTAIN UP! LIGHT THE LIGHTS!Max Scherzer, the 2016 and '17 NL Cy Young Award winner, starts for Washington and Jacob deGrom, the 2018 NL Cy Young winner, starts for the New York Mets in a rematch of opening-day starters. The Mets won the opener 2-0 as deGrom struck out 10 and walked one in six innings, allowing six hits. Scherzer gave up two runs and two hits in 7 2/3 innings, striking out 12 and walking three. Robinson Canó homered in the first and added an RBI single in the eighth against reliever Matt Grace.YOU'RE A MAN WHO GOES TRAVELINGCole Hamels (4-0) starts for the Chicago Cubs in his first career start against the Philadelphia Phillies, the team that signed him as a first-round pick in the 2002 amateur draft. Hamels was 114-90 for the Phillies from 2006-15, helping Philadelphia win the 2008 World Series and the 2009 NL pennant. He was traded to Texas in July 2015 and to the Cubs last July. Rookie Cole Irvin (2-0) starts for ... [More]
Wed May 2200:02Uehara retires; Star on 2013 Red Sox World Series winnerKoji UeharaRPCubsFree Agent
TOKYO (AP) — Pitcher Koji Uehara, whose dominant season in relief helped the Boston Red Sox win the 2013 World Series, has retired with Japan's Yomiuri Giants — the team that he first played for in Japan.The 44-year-old Uehara announced his retirement at a news conference in Tokyo, saying it was time to step away after he was unable to perform well early in the season for the Giants' farm team.Uehara joined the Baltimore Orioles in 2009, but he became a star in 2013 with the Boston Red Sox, who defeated the St. Louis Cardinals that year in the World Series. He was dominant in relief that season for the Red Sox and it was Uehara who threw the last pitch in the final game when Boston beat the Cardinals 6-1 to win the World Series.Uehara was 22-26 in his nine-year career in MLB and pitched his final season in 2017 with the Chicago Cubs. He also pitched for the Texas Rangers.Uehara started with the Yomiuri Giants in 1999 and pitched for 10 seasons in Japan before moving to MLB.___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/apf-Baseball and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue May 2123:22Mariners' Gordon, Healy placed on IL, Bass signedRyan GartonRPMarinersFree Agent
Dee Gordon2BMarinersPoison Pills
Ryon Healy1B/3B/DHMarinersFree Agent
Shed Long2BRedsFree Agent
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Seattle Mariners placed second baseman Dee Gordon and third baseman Ryon Healy on the 10-day injured list and signed right-hander Anthony Bass to a one-year contract with a $950,000 salary while in the major leagues.Gordon has a bruised right wrist and Healy lower back inflammation.Seattle, 10-26 following a 13-2 start, made eight roster moves before Tuesday night's 5-3 loss to Texas. The Mariners selected the contract of left-hander Tommy Milone from Triple-A Tacoma, and he started against the Rangers. Second baseman Shed Long was recalled from Tacoma and was in the starting lineup.Third baseman Dylan Moore was activated from the 10-day injured list after recovering from a bruised right wrist. Right-handed reliever Parker Markel was optioned to Tacoma, and right-handed reliever Ryan Garton was designated for assignment."We had to get some players in here," Mariners manager Scott Servais said.Gordon is hitting .281 with 12 steals, while Healy is batting .2... [More]
Tue May 2122:54Diamondbacks place Flores on injured list, recall VargasWilmer Flores1B/3B/PHMetsFree Agent
Ildemaro Vargas2BDiamondbacksFree Agent
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks have placed infielder Wilmer Flores on the 10-day injured list with a bruised right foot, retroactive to Monday, and recalled Ildemaro Vargas from the Triple-A Reno.Flores left Sunday's game against the Giants after being hit with a pitch. He was hitting .373 with two homers and 12 RBIs in his last 20 games. Overall, he's hitting .281 with two homers and 14 RBIs.Vargas had been optioned to Triple-A on May 10.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue May 2122:26Houston's Verlander pitching no-hitter through 6 inningsYonder Alonso1BIndiansFree Agent
Tim AndersonSSWhite SoxFree Agent
Justin VerlanderSPAstrosPoison Pills
HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander of the Houston Astros is pitching a no-hitter through six innings against the Chicago White Sox.Verlander has thrown 76 pitches Tuesday night. He's struck out 10 and walked one.Verlander has thrown two no-hitters in his career, both with Detroit. The first one was in 2007 against Milwaukee and the second in 2011 at Toronto.He retired his first five batters with three strikeouts before walking Yonder Alonso with two outs in the second. But he got right back on track, sitting down Tim Anderson to end the inning.Verlander needed just 11 pitches to strike out the side in the third inning and fanned two in the fourth. He struck out one in the fifth and one more in the sixth after a long layoff after the Astros sent eight hitters to the plate in the bottom of the fifth.Houston leads 5-0.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue May 2122:26Detroit's Gardenhire ejected after 9th-inning reversalRonny RodríguezSSIndiansFree Agent
DETROIT (AP) — Ron Gardenhire has been ejected from Detroit's game against Miami on Tuesday night after the Tigers' manager came out to argue following a replay reversal in the bottom of the ninth inning.With men on first and third and one out, Detroit's Ronny Rodriguez lifted a fly ball to deep left field. Harold Ramirez appeared to drop it, and a run came home, tying the game at 4, but replays showed Ramirez had the ball briefly in his glove before losing control as he tried to transfer it to his throwing hand.The call was overturned and the batter was ruled out — although the run still counted. Gardenhire came out to argue with third base umpire Fieldin Culbreth, and although Culbreth didn't make a demonstrative ejection motion, Gardenhire disappeared from view in the dugout, and the Tigers eventually confirmed he'd been tossed.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue May 2121:52Angels place Simmons on 10-day IL, Ohtani OK after scareZack CozartSSAngelsFree Agent
David FletcherSSAngelsFree Agent
Albert Pujols1B/DHAngelsDodger Blue
Luis Rengifo2BMarinersFree Agent
Andrelton SimmonsSSAngelsFree Agent
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels received equal bits of good and bad news Tuesday.Shohei Ottani was fine, a day after he was hit on the right ring finger while swinging on a third strike.But they are going to be without Andrelton Simmons for awhile.The shortstop was placed on the 10-day injured list after he hurt his left ankle during Monday's loss to the Minnesota Twins. Simmons sustained a grade 3 ankle sprain when he tried to beat out an infield hit during the eighth inning. Simmons and Ohanti were injured on consecutive at-bats and during a three-pitch span."I was just trying to get there and I guess miscalculated a little bit," Simmons said. "I haven't even the replay yet, heard a little bit about it. That's the first time I actually lunged at first and didn't work out well for me.The injury is a blow to the Angels' offense. Simmons, the team's cleanup hitter, was leading the majors in hits (44) since April 15 and was batting .341 in that span. He had been the AL's ... [More]
Tue May 2121:04Angels place Simmons on 10-day IL, Ohtani OK after scareShohei OhtaniDH/SPAngelsFree Agent
Luis Rengifo2BMarinersFree Agent
Andrelton SimmonsSSAngelsFree Agent
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels have placed Andrelton Simmons on the 10-day injured list after he sprained his left ankle during a loss to the Minnesota Twins.The shortstop sustained a grade 3 ankle sprain when he tried to beat out an infield hit during the eighth inning Monday night. The injury is a blow to the Angels' offense; Simmons was leading the majors in hits (44) since April 15 and was batting .341 in that span.General manager Billy Eppler says Simmons will see a foot and ankle specialist Wednesday. The Angels have recalled Luis Rengifo from Triple-A Salt Lake on Tuesday to fill the roster spot.Designated hitter Shohei Ohtani was in the lineup Tuesday, a day after he was hit on the right ring finger while swinging on a third strike.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
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