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Thu Jul 1801:49LEADING OFF: Dodgers-Phillies play early after playing lateMadison BumgarnerSP/3BGiantsFree Agent
Yonny ChirinosSPRaysFree Agent
J.A. HappSPBlue JaysFree Agent
Jonathan LucroyCRockiesFree Agent
Jake MarisnickCFAstrosFree Agent
Charlie MortonSPAstrosFree Agent
Noah SyndergaardSPMetsFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors Thursday:BACK AT ITThe Dodgers and Phillies are facing a tight turnaround after a lengthy rain delay pushed the end of Wednesday's game close to 2 a.m. early Thursday. First pitch of the series finale is set for 12:35 p.m., and then the Dodgers are set to make the cross-country flight back to Los Angeles to start a series Friday against Miami. It's been a long week for the Dodgers, who played for 5 hours, 40 minutes Sunday night in a 12-inning win over Boston.SPORT OF APPEALSAngels pitcher Noé Ramirez is appealing his three-game suspension from MLB for throwing a pitch near the head of Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick. Ramirez was punished Wednesday, a day after drilling Marisnick between the shoulder blades during a 7-2 Angels win. Marisnick was playing his first game against Los Angeles since his violent home plate collision injured catcher Jonathan Lucroy. Marisnick was suspended two games by MLB but is also appealing, and he said he has... [More]
Thu Jul 1800:39Pumpsie Green, 1st black player on Boston Red Sox, diesJackie Bradley Jr.CFRed SoxFree Agent
BOSTON (AP) — Former Boston Red Sox infielder Elijah "Pumpsie" Green, the first black player on the last major league team to field one, has died. He was 85.The Red Sox said Green, who lived in California most of his life, died Wednesday at in a hospital in San Leandro, near Oakland; no cause of death was immediately available. The team observed a moment of silence before its game against the Toronto Blue Jays."Pumpsie Green occupies a special place in our history," Red Sox owner John Henry said. "He was, by his own admission, a reluctant pioneer, but we will always remember him for his grace and perseverance in becoming our first African-American player. He paved the way for the many great Sox players of color who followed. For that, we all owe Pumpsie a debt of gratitude."A light-hitting second baseman and shortstop, Green brought baseball's segregation era to an end of sorts when he entered a game against the Chicago White Sox as a pinch-runner for Vic Wertz on July 21, 1959 — m... [More]
Wed Jul 1722:49Yankees get speedy OF Terrance Gore from Royals for cashTerrance GoreLFRoyalsFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Speedy outfielder Terrance Gore was traded to the New York Yankees by the Kansas City Royals for $100,000 on Wednesday.The deal was announced before New York's scheduled game against the Tampa Bay Rays was postponed due to a forecast of severe inclement weather. Gore was not added to the Yankees' 40-man roster, and will report to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.The 5-foot-7 Gore is one of the fastest players in the majors and could be called up when major league rosters expand in September. He gives the AL East leaders a potential pinch-runner deluxe in the late innings of critical games — perhaps even come playoff time in October."Obviously, depth and obviously a guy with a lot of speed that can play a certain role for you down the stretch," Yankees manager Aaron Boone said.A right-handed hitter, the 28-year-old Gore was designated for assignment by the rebuilding Royals last week. He batted .275 (14 for 51) with 13 stolen bases in 18 attempts over a career-high 37 games for Kansas City this year. He has played in 100 games over six big league seasons, going 15 for 67 (.224) with 40 steals in 49 tries.Gore swiped four bases in five attempts during the 2014 and '15 postseasons, doing his part to help the Royals win consecutive AL pennants and a World Series championship.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Wed Jul 1722:49Royals place Adalberto Mondesi on 10-day injured listHumberto Arteaga2BRoyalsFree Agent
Martín MaldonadoCAngelsFree Agent
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals placed shortstop Adalberto Mondesi on the 10-day injured list with a left shoulder injury.In a series of moves announced prior to Wednesday's game, the Royals also recalled infielder Humberto Arteaga, activated left-handed pitcher Mike Montgomery, optioned right-hander Jake Newberry and traded outfielder Terrence Gore to the New York Yankees.Mondesi injured his shoulder in the fifth inning of Tuesday's game against the White Sox when he attempted to make a diving catch on the warning track in shallow left field.Royals manager Ned Yost said Mondesi will be evaluated in a week."He's sore today," Yost said. "I don't expect any decision right now. We'll just wait until we can give it some time to see how it feels."Mondesi leads the major leagues in stolen bases (31) and triples (nine). The injury comes 15 days after Mondesi returned to the Royals following his first stint on the injured list this season for a right groin strain.In Mondesi's ... [More]
Wed Jul 1722:39Rays-Yankees game postponed due to severe weather forecastDellin BetancesRPYankeesFree Agent
Aroldis ChapmanRPYankeesFree Agent
Yonny ChirinosSPRaysFree Agent
Matt DuffySSRaysFree Agent
Terrance GoreLFRoyalsFree Agent
J.A. HappSPBlue JaysFree Agent
Ben HellerRPYankeesFree Agent
Cameron MaybinLFAstrosFree Agent
Charlie MortonSPAstrosFree Agent
Luis SeverinoSPYankeesFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Rain keeps interrupting the New York Yankees' sunny season.The scheduled game between the Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays was postponed Wednesday night due to a forecast of thunderstorms and severe weather.Though no showers were falling yet on a humid evening in the Bronx, the game was called about 35 minutes before it was supposed to start — drawing groans from some fans scattered throughout the stands. But less than two hours later, it was pouring at Yankee Stadium as lightning flashed in the sky.The game will be made up Thursday as part of a single-admission doubleheader beginning at 3 p.m. After that, Tampa Bay is not scheduled to return to New York this season."Obviously, it kind of stinks. But maybe not the worst thing," Rays manager Kevin Cash said. "I kind of like the off day to freshen up the bullpen a little bit."New York leads the AL East by six games over the Rays. The teams split their first two matchups this week and the Yankees hold a 10-5 advantage in the... [More]
Wed Jul 1721:29Padres' Paddack loses no-hitter in 8th inning on Castro's HRStarlin Castro2BMarlinsFree Agent
Chris PaddackFree Agent
César PuelloRFRaysFree Agent
Yadiel Rivera3BBrewersFree Agent
Miguel RojasSSMarlinsFree Agent
Fernando Tatis Jr.Free Agent
MIAMI (AP) — Rookie right-hander Chris Paddack of the San Diego Padres lost his no-hit bid when the Miami Marlins' Starlin Castro led off the eighth inning with a home run.The Padres, who played their first game in 1969, are the only team in the majors to never throw a no-hitter.Paddack opened the eighth having thrown 82 pitches. Castro lined the second pitch of his at-bat over the wall in left.Cesar Puello was the first Marlins hitter to reach first base on a throwing error by shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. to lead off the sixth inning. Yadiel Rivera walked with two outs in the inning. Paddack ended the sixth by tagging a diving Miguel Rojas on a close play at first base. The out call was upheld by a replay review of 2 minutes, 29 seconds.Paddack had struck out seven and walked one entering the eighth. The Padres led 3-1 following the homer.Paddack is pitching for the first time against the Marlins, who drafted him in 2015 and traded him to San Diego the following year.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Wed Jul 1721:29Rays-Yankees game postponed due to severe weather forecastDellin BetancesRPYankeesFree Agent
Aroldis ChapmanRPYankeesFree Agent
Yonny ChirinosSPRaysFree Agent
Matt DuffySSRaysFree Agent
Terrance GoreLFRoyalsFree Agent
J.A. HappSPBlue JaysFree Agent
Ben HellerRPYankeesFree Agent
Cameron MaybinLFAstrosFree Agent
Charlie MortonSPAstrosFree Agent
Luis SeverinoSPYankeesFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Rain keeps interrupting the New York Yankees' sunny season.The scheduled game between the Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays was postponed Wednesday night due to a forecast of thunderstorms and severe weather.Though no showers were falling yet on a humid evening in the Bronx, the game was called about 35 minutes before it was supposed to start — drawing groans from some fans scattered throughout the stands. But less than two hours later, it was pouring at Yankee Stadium as lightning flashed in the sky.The game will be made up Thursday as part of a single-admission doubleheader beginning at 3 p.m. After that, Tampa Bay is not scheduled to return to New York this season."Obviously, it kind of stinks. But maybe not the worst thing," Rays manager Kevin Cash said. "I kind of like the off day to freshen up the bullpen a little bit."New York leads the AL East by six games over the Rays. The teams split their first two matchups this week and the Yankees hold a 10-5 advantage in the... [More]
Wed Jul 1720:59Angels pitcher Noé Ramirez suspended for 3 gamesJonathan LucroyCRockiesFree Agent
Jake MarisnickCFAstrosFree Agent
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Angels pitcher Noé Ramirez has been suspended for three games and fined an undisclosed amount for throwing a pitch in the area of Houston outfielder Jake Marisnick's head, and Los Angeles manager Brad Ausmus has been suspended a game and fined.Joe Torre, Chief Baseball Officer for Major League Baseball, announced the penalties Wednesday, a day after Ramirez drilled Marisnick between the shoulder blades with a 1-1 pitch in the sixth inning of the Angels' 7-2 home victory .Ramirez said he will appeal the suspension. Bench coach Josh Paul will manage the Angels on Wednesday while Ausmus serves his suspension.Ausmus said he thought his suspension was unnecessary but that since MLB thought Ramirez committed an egregious offense that he should be penalized, too."I thought three games for Noe was a little bit steep, but he still has the appeals process to go through," Ausmus said.Marisnick was playing his first game against Los Angeles since his violent home plate co... [More]
Wed Jul 1720:49Yankees get speedy OF Terrance Gore from Royals for cashTerrance GoreLFRoyalsFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Speedy outfielder Terrance Gore was traded to the New York Yankees by the Kansas City Royals for cash on Wednesday.The deal was announced before New York's scheduled game against the Tampa Bay Rays was postponed due to a forecast of severe inclement weather. Gore was not added to the Yankees' 40-man roster, and will report to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.The 5-foot-7 Gore is one of the fastest players in the majors and could be called up when major league rosters expand in September. He gives the AL East leaders a potential pinch-runner deluxe in the late innings of critical games — perhaps even come playoff time in October."Obviously, depth and obviously a guy with a lot of speed that can play a certain role for you down the stretch," Yankees manager Aaron Boone said.A right-handed hitter, the 28-year-old Gore was designated for assignment by the rebuilding Royals last week. He batted .275 (14 for 51) with 13 stolen bases in 18 attempts over a career-high 37 games for Kansas City this year. He has played in 100 games over six big league seasons, going 15 for 67 (.224) with 40 steals in 49 tries.Gore swiped four bases in five attempts during the 2014 and '15 postseasons, doing his part to help the Royals win consecutive AL pennants and a World Series championship.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Wed Jul 1720:49Kluber throws off mound for 1st time since breaking armBrian Anderson3BMarlinsFree Agent
Corey KluberSPIndiansFree Agent
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians say pitcher Corey Kluber threw a successful bullpen session at Progressive Field, the right-hander's first time throwing from a mound since fracturing his right forearm on May 1.The team said the two-time Cy Young Award winner fired 20 fastballs, as scheduled, before Cleveland's game against Detroit on Wednesday.Kluber remains on the 60-day injured list and is several weeks away from potentially beginning a minor league rehabilitation assignment.Kluber was struck on his pitching forearm by a line drive off the bat of Miami's Brian Anderson at Marlins Park. The 33-year-old spent several weeks in a hard cast, and has continued to run and work on his conditioning.Kluber has a 2-3 record with a 5.80 ERA in seven starts this season. The Indians' ace won the Cy Young Award in 2014 and 2017, and finished third in the voting in 2016 and 2018.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Wed Jul 1720:39Yankees get speedy OF Terrance Gore from Royals for cashTerrance GoreLFRoyalsFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Speedy outfielder Terrance Gore has been traded to the New York Yankees by the Kansas City Royals for cash.The deal was announced Wednesday before New York's scheduled game against the Tampa Bay Rays was postponed due to a forecast of severe inclement weather. Gore was not added to the Yankees' 40-man roster, and will report to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.The 5-foot-7 Gore is one of the fastest players in the majors and could be called up when major league rosters expand in September. He gives the AL East leaders a potential pinch-runner deluxe in the late innings of critical games down the stretch — perhaps even come playoff time in October.A right-handed hitter, the 28-year-old Gore was designated for assignment by the rebuilding Royals last week. He batted .275 (14 for 51) with 13 stolen bases in 18 attempts over a career-high 37 games for Kansas City this year.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Wed Jul 1720:09White Sox put Jiménez on IL with nerve contusion in armRyan Goins2B/SSBlue JaysFree Agent
Juan MinayaRPWhite SoxFree Agent
Charlie TilsonCFWhite SoxFree Agent
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have placed rookie outfielder Eloy Jiménez on the 10-day injured list with an ulnar nerve contusion in his right arm.The move comes a day after Jiménez collided with outfielder Charlie Tilson in the first inning Tuesday against the Kansas City Royals. In the hours after the game, Jiménez was experiencing numbness down his arm and into his fingers.Jiménez will rejoin the team in Tampa Bay this weekend after flying home to Chicago for a full evaluation. He'll be re-evaluated Monday, and the organization is optimistic Jiménez could only miss a couple of weeks.The 23-year-old is batting .244 with 17 home runs and 39 RBIs.The White Sox purchased the contract of infielder Ryan Goins to replace Jiménez. Goins, who appeared in 41 games with the Royals in 2018, was set to start at shortstop against his former team Wednesday.RHP Juan Minaya was outrighted to Charlotte after being designated for assignment Saturday.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Wed Jul 1719:39Kluber throws off mound for 1st time since breaking armBrian Anderson3BMarlinsFree Agent
Corey KluberSPIndiansFree Agent
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians say pitcher Corey Kluber threw a successful bullpen session at Progressive Field, the right-hander's first time throwing from a mound since fracturing his right forearm on May 1.The team said the two-time Cy Young Award winner fired 20 fastballs, as scheduled, before Cleveland's game against Detroit on Wednesday.Kluber remains on the 60-day injured list and is several weeks away from potentially beginning a minor league rehabilitation assignment.Kluber was struck on his pitching forearm by a line drive off the bat of Miami's Brian Anderson at Marlins Park. The 33-year-old spent several weeks in a hard cast, and has continued to run and work on his conditioning.Kluber has a 2-3 record with a 5.80 ERA in seven starts this season. The Indians' ace won the Cy Young Award in 2014 and 2017, and finished third in the voting in 2016 and 2018.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Wed Jul 1719:39Price, Eckersley feuding again after Eck's comments to GlobeDavid PriceSPRed SoxFree Agent
BOSTON (AP) — David Price ignited an old feud Wednesday with Red Sox TV analyst Dennis Eckersley after the Hall of Fame pitcher commented about a confrontation between the men in a story by The Boston Globe this week.Two years ago, Price confronted Eckersley on a team flight after Eckersley was critical of a player's performance on air. On Wednesday, Price called it "trash" that Eckersley discussed the incident during an interview for a lengthy piece on the former pitcher's life and career."I didn't know how to deal with that. I don't plan on saying a word to him, I don't plan on seeing him, never," Eckersley told The Boston Globe Magazine about the incident. "I don't really give a (expletive) one way or another. I don't think he really cares one way or the other."That was the only time Eckersley was quoted about the run-in.About three hours before the scheduled first pitch of the Red Sox-Blue Jays game at Fenway Park, Price let loose about Eckersley to reporters in the home clubhous... [More]
Wed Jul 1719:19Angels pitcher Noé Ramirez suspended for 3 gamesJonathan LucroyCRockiesFree Agent
Jake MarisnickCFAstrosFree Agent
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles pitcher Noé Ramirez has been suspended for three games and fined an undisclosed amount for throwing a pitch in the area of Houston outfielder Jake Marisnick's head, and Angels manager Brad Ausmus has been suspended a game and fined.Joe Torre, Chief Baseball Officer for Major League Baseball, announced the penalties Wednesday, a day after Ramirez drilled Marisnick between the shoulder blades with a 1-1 pitch in the sixth inning of the Angels' 7-2 home victory.Ramirez said he will appeal the suspension. Bench coach Josh Paul will manage the manage the Angels on Wednesday while Ausmus serves his suspension.Marisnick was playing his first game against Los Angeles since his violent home plate collision with catcher Jonathan Lucroy.Marisnick ran over Lucroy while trying to score in Houston nine days ago, leaving Lucroy with a concussion and a broken nose. He's out for at least three more weeks. Marisnick is currently appealing his two-game suspension for the collision.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Wed Jul 1718:49Angels pitcher Noé Ramirez suspended for 3 gamesJonathan LucroyCRockiesFree Agent
Jake MarisnickCFAstrosFree Agent
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles pitcher Noé Ramirez has been suspended for three games and fined an undisclosed amount for throwing a pitch in the area of Houston outfielder Jake Marisnick's head, and Angels manager Brad Ausmus has been suspended a game and fined.Joe Torre, Chief Baseball Officer for Major League Baseball, announced the penalties Wednesday, a day after Ramirez drilled Marisnick between the shoulder blades with a 1-1 pitch in the sixth inning of the Angels' 7-2 home victory.Marisnick was playing his first game against Los Angeles since his violent home plate collision with catcher Jonathan Lucroy.Marisnick ran over Lucroy while trying to score in Houston nine days ago, leaving Lucroy with a concussion and a broken nose. He's out for at least three more weeks. Marisnick is currently appealing his two-game suspension for the collision.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Wed Jul 1718:29Phillies 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.Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said the club will miss Bruce's bat and his intangibles."You lose a veteran presence who understands how to approach most pitchers and has a lot of experience against many of them," Kapler said. "He gives you a high quality veteran at-bat. That profile, along with his production, is difficult to replace."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
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]
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