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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 RosenthalRPNationalsFree 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 Muncy1BDodgersFree 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 Muncy1BDodgersFree 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 CashnerSPOriolesFree Agent
Max Muncy1BDodgersFree 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 BaileySPDodgersFree Agent
Jharel CottonSPAthleticsFree Agent
Brian FlynnRPRoyalsFree Agent
Matt KempLFRedsFree Agent
Sean ManaeaSPAthleticsFree Agent
Whit Merrifield2BRoyalsFree Agent
Frankie MontasRPAthleticsFree Agent
Yasiel PuigRFRedsFree 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 BaileySPDodgersFree Agent
Lucas Duda1BBravesFree Agent
Brian FlynnRPRoyalsFree Agent
Matt KempLFRedsFree Agent
Ian KennedySPRoyalsFree Agent
Yasiel PuigRFRedsFree Agent
Jorge SolerDHRoyalsFree 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
Sun Jul 1415:00Royals trade right-hander Bailey to A's for prospectHomer BaileySPDodgersFree Agent
Brian FlynnRPRoyalsFree Agent
Matt KempLFRedsFree Agent
Whit Merrifield2BRoyalsFree Agent
Yasiel PuigRFRedsFree 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.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 several transactions.Royals general manager Dayton Moore has made it known that only a select few players, such as infielders Whit Merrifield and Adalberto Mondesi, are unavailable as contenders begin to come... [More]
Sun Jul 1414:30Royals trade right-hander Homer Bailey to A'sHomer BaileySPDodgersFree Agent
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals are sending Homer Bailey to the Oakland Athletics after scratching the veteran right-hander about 45 minutes before his scheduled start Sunday against Detroit.In return, Kansas City is getting minor league infielder Kevin Merrell. He's been playing at Double-A Midland and will report to the Royals' affiliate at Northwest Arkansas.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.They began the day six games back in the AL West, but a half-game ahead of Cleveland for the second wild-card berth.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/tag/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Sun Jul 1404:40Former Cleveland outfielder Martin signs with Lotte MarinesLeonys MartinCFIndiansFree Agent
TOKYO (AP) — Former Cleveland Indians outfielder Leonys Martin has signed a one-year deal with the Chiba Lotte Marines of Japan's Pacific League.Martín, who overcame a life-threatening bacterial infection last summer, was designated for assignment last month by the Indians. He was batting .199 with nine home runs and 19 RBIs in 65 games.Cleveland acquired Martín from the Detroit Tigers at the trade deadline last season, but he played only six games before becoming ill and being hospitalized."It's an honor to be given this chance by the Marines," Martin said in a statement issued by the team. "I'll do everything I can in order to be the best player and teammate that I can become."The 31-year-old Cuban player made his MLB debut with the Texas Rangers in 2011 and also played for the Seattle Mariners, Chicago Cubs and Detroit.Martin recorded more than 30 steals in the 2013 and 2014 seasons with the Rangers, and hit a career-high 15 home runs with the Mariners in 2016.In 770 major league games over nine seasons, he had a .244 batting average with 58 home runs, 228 RBIs and 126 stolen bases.____More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Sun Jul 1402:50LEADING OFF: Stroman at Yankee Stadium, Red Sox get CashnerJosé BerríosSPTwinsFree Agent
Shane BieberSPIndiansFree Agent
Andrew CashnerSPOriolesFree Agent
Ken GilesRPBlue JaysFree Agent
Daniel HudsonRPDodgersFree Agent
David PriceSPRed SoxFree Agent
Hyun-Jin RyuSPDodgersFree Agent
Marcus StromanSPBlue JaysFree Agent
Jordan ZimmermannSPTigersFree Agent
Jacob deGromSPMetsFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors today:PINSTRIPE AUDITION?All-Star pitcher Marcus Stroman (5-9, 3.18 ERA) takes the mound for Toronto at Yankee Stadium. Last month, the Long Island native strongly hinted that he wouldn't mind a trade to the Yankees.Stroman has been sidelined with a left pectoral cramp since June 29, but threw a bullpen session Friday and was cleared to return to the rotation against the AL East leaders.TRADE TIMEThe Boston Red Sox made the first significant trade since the All-Star break, getting pitcher Andrew Cashner from Baltimore. The 32-year-old righty was 9-3 with a 3.83 ERA in 17 starts for the team with the worst record in the majors.The Red Sox got Cashner and nearly $1.78 million in cash to help with his salary for a pair of 17-year-old prospects.This year's trade deadline is July 31 — no more swaps can be made after that to have a player eligible for the postseason.ALL-STAR ACTIONAL All-Star teammates Shane Bieber and Jose Berrios pitch against... [More]
Sun Jul 1400:10Red Sox get RHP Cashner from Orioles for 2 minor leaguersAndrew CashnerSPOriolesFree Agent
Nathan EovaldiSPRed SoxFree Agent
David OrtizFree Agent
BALTIMORE (AP) — Locked in a desperate push to get back into the playoffs, the Boston Red Sox had no intention of waiting until the end of the month to upgrade their starting rotation.Getting a jump on the July 31 trade deadline, the Red Sox obtained burly right-hander Andrew Cashner from the Baltimore Orioles for two 17-year-old prospects."He's been throwing the ball well. He's a veteran," Boston manager Alex Cora said after the Red Sox lost 11-2 to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night. "He's been pitching well against some tough competition and we won't change too much."The deal was announced after Baltimore beat Tampa Bay 2-1 in the first game of a day-night doubleheader.Cashner is 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 starts and has a 1.41 ERA since the beginning of June."He'll be here (Sunday) and start on Tuesday," Red Sox general manager Dave Dombrowski said.Better sooner than l... [More]
Sat Jul 1323:11On his birthday, Angels put no-hitter ball in Skaggs' lockerTaylor ColeRPAngelsFree Agent
Dustin GarneauCWhite SoxFree Agent
Andrelton SimmonsSSAngelsFree Agent
Tyler SkaggsSPAngelsFree Agent
Mike TroutCFAngelsFree Agent
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The shrine that has become Tyler Skaggs' locker in the Los Angeles clubhouse had a new addition Saturday — the ball from the final out of the no-hitter the Angels pitched while wearing their late teammate's jersey.As they prepared to face Seattle on what would have been Skaggs' 28th birthday, the Angels were still trying to take in everything that transpired a day earlier in a remarkable 13-0 victory.Taylor Cole started with two perfect innings and Félix Peña held the Mariners hitless the rest of the way in the Angels' first home game since Skaggs was found unresponsive in his hotel room in Texas on July 1.Cole was wearing a T-shirt with Skaggs' catchphrase — "We're Nasty" — in the clubhouse before the game. He said he was still hyped up after the win."I feel great to have been a part of history and helping this city cope a little bit," he said. "When you can comfort and help people heal, and help people realize that there is something more to this than... [More]
Sat Jul 1322:30LEADING OFF: Stroman at Yankee Stadium, Red Sox get CashnerJosé BerríosSPTwinsFree Agent
Shane BieberSPIndiansFree Agent
Andrew CashnerSPOriolesFree Agent
Ken GilesRPBlue JaysFree Agent
Daniel HudsonRPDodgersFree Agent
David PriceSPRed SoxFree Agent
Hyun-Jin RyuSPDodgersFree Agent
Marcus StromanSPBlue JaysFree Agent
Jordan ZimmermannSPTigersFree Agent
Jacob deGromSPMetsFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday:PINSTRIPE AUDITION?All-Star pitcher Marcus Stroman (5-9, 3.18 ERA) takes the mound for Toronto at Yankee Stadium. Last month, the Long Island native strongly hinted that he wouldn't mind a trade to the Yankees.Stroman has been sidelined with a left pectoral cramp since June 29, but threw a bullpen session Friday and was cleared to return to the rotation against the AL East leaders.TRADE TIMEThe Boston Red Sox made the first significant trade since the All-Star break, getting pitcher Andrew Cashner from Baltimore. The 32-year-old righty was 9-3 with a 3.83 ERA in 17 starts for the team with the worst record in the majors.The Red Sox got Cashner and nearly $1.78 million in cash to help with his salary for a pair of 17-year-old prospects.This year's trade deadline is July 31 — no more swaps can be made after that to have a player eligible for the postseason.ALL-STAR ACTIONAL All-Star teammates Shane Bieber and Jose Berrios pitch agains... [More]
Sat Jul 1320:40Twins' Kepler homers in 5 straight at-bats vs Indians' BauerTrevor BauerSPIndiansFree Agent
Jake CaveCFTwinsFree Agent
Max KeplerRFTwinsFree Agent
CLEVELAND (AP) — Max Kepler has Trevor Bauer's number.Kepler connected for home runs his first two times up Saturday night against Cleveland's hard-throwing starter, giving the Minnesota outfielder five homers in his last five at-bats against the right-hander.Kepler homered three times off Bauer in Minnesota's win on June 6 while also drawing a walk.He made it four homers in four straight at-bats with a leadoff shot, then connected in the second inning, one batter after rookie Jake Cave homered off Bauer.Bauer finally got the best of Kepler in the fourth, striking him out but only after he hit a deep foul ball into the upper deck in right.According to Elias, Kepler matched the longest streak in the expansion era for homers in consecutive at-bats against one pitcher. Carlos Delgado did it against Jorge Sosa (2003-04) and Frank Howard connected against Bob Hendley (1963-64).Kepler has 13 career homers against the Indians, 11 at Progressive Field.He also had three-homer game in Cleveland as a rookie in 2016.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/tag/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
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