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Sat Jul 2000:29Braves edge Nationals on Donaldson's hit in ninthJose Altuve2BAstrosFree Agent
Yordan AlvarezLFAstrosFree Agent
Jake ArrietaSPPhilliesFree Agent
Mookie BettsRFRed SoxFree Agent
Shane BieberSPIndiansFree Agent
David Bote2BCubsFree Agent
Alex Bregman3BAstrosFree Agent
Keon BroxtonCFBrewersFree Agent
Josh Donaldson3BBravesFree Agent
Adam EatonLFNationalsFree Agent
Freddie Freeman1BBravesFree Agent
Yuli Gurriel1BAstrosFree Agent
J.A. HappSPYankeesFree Agent
Bryce HarperRFNationalsFree Agent
Adam HaseleyFree Agent
Teoscar HernándezRFBlue JaysFree Agent
Jason HeywardRFCubsFree Agent
Eric Hosmer1BPadresFree Agent
Luke JacksonRPBravesFree Agent
Aaron JudgeRFYankeesFree Agent
Ryan LavarnwayCPiratesFree Agent
DJ LeMahieu2BRockiesFree Agent
Manny MachadoSSDodgersFree Agent
Carlos MartínezSPCardinalsFree Agent
José MartínezLFCardinalsFree Agent
Brendan McKayFree Agent
John MeansRPOriolesFree Agent
Oscar MercadoSSIndiansFree Agent
Brad Miller2BBrewersFree Agent
Josh Naylor1BPadresFree Agent
Adam OttavinoRPRockiesFree Agent
David PriceSPRed SoxFree Agent
Anthony Rizzo1BCubsFree Agent
Victor RoblesCFNationalsFree Agent
Fernando RodneyRPAthleticsFree Agent
Addison RussellSSCubsFree Agent
Anthony SantanderRFOriolesFree Agent
Juan SotoRFNationalsFree Agent
Craig StammenRPPadresFree Agent
Marcus StromanSPBlue JaysFree Agent
Pedro StropRPCubsFree Agent
Dansby SwansonSSBravesFree Agent
Mike TauchmanLFRockiesFree Agent
Sam Travis1BRed SoxFree Agent
Justin VerlanderSPAstrosFree Agent
Joey Votto1BRedsFree Agent
Jesse WinkerRFRedsFree Agent
Jordan ZimmermannSPTigersFree Agent
ATLANTA (AP) — Josh Donaldson's bases-loaded single off Fernando Rodney in the ninth inning lifted the Atlanta Braves over the Washington Nationals 4-3 on Friday night after Luke Jackson allowed a tying, two-run homer to Victor Robles in the top half.Ronald Acuña Jr., who had three hits, led off the bottom of the ninth with a walk off Rodney (0-3) and took second on Dansby Swanson's single. Freddie Freeman walked on four pitches, loading the bases.Nationals manager Dave Martinez brought in left fielder Juan Soto as a fifth infielder, including three on the left side against the right-handed hitting Donaldson.Donaldson hit a 2-0 pitch over Robles to center-field warning track, and the Braves boosted their NL East lead to 6½ games over the second-place Nationals. Atlanta had lost its previous five home games against Washington.YANKEES 8, ROCKIES 2NEW YORK (AP) — Edwin Encarnación hit a go-ahead grand slam, a trio of ex-Rockies beat up on their former team and New York defeated Col... [More]
Fri Jul 1921:29Angels give up on Matt Harvey, drop pitcher from rosterJaime BarriaSPAngelsFree Agent
Matt HarveySPAngelsFree Agent
SEATTLE (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels gave up on their $11 million investment in Matt Harvey, designating the 30-year-old right-hander for assignment on Friday.Harvey was 3-5 with a 7.09 ERA in 12 starts. He gave up six runs, seven hits and five walks over six innings in a 6-2 loss to the Houston Astros on Thursday night."The decision was made because we felt like it would increase our chance of winning games," Angels manager Brad Ausmus said after discussing the move with general manager Billy Eppler. "Matt was a very well-liked teammate, a guy that everyone pulled for, including myself. But we're in the business of winning baseball games. In talking to Billy, we just felt like this was the best move to make in order to help us win games."Once dubbed The Dark Knight, Harvey was among baseball's most dominant starters for a time with the New York Mets. He started the 2013 All-Star Game at Citi Field but hurt his elbow later that summer and never consistently regained his 98 mph fastb... [More]
Fri Jul 1918:29Drew Smyly agrees with Phillies, pending physicalDrew SmylySPRangersFree Agent
Vince VelasquezSPPhilliesFree Agent
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Left-hander Drew Smyly has agreed to a contract with the Philadelphia Phillies and is on track to start Sunday against Pittsburgh.Manager Gabe Kapler said Friday the agreement is pending a successful physical.Right-hander Nick Pivetta is being moved to the bullpen.The 30-year-old Smyly was 1-5 with an 8.42 ERA in nine starts and four relief appearances this year for Texas, which released him in late June.Philadelphia starters entered Friday with a 4.62 ERA, 12th in the National League.Pivetta is 4-4 with a 5.74 ERA in 13 starts this season and has made just one relief appearance in his three-year big league career.Right-hander Vince Velasquez, originally slated to start Sunday, would be pushed back in the rotation.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Fri Jul 1918:29Scherzer won't start for Nats against Atlanta this weekendMax ScherzerSPNationalsFree Agent
Austin VothRPNationalsFree Agent
ATLANTA (AP) — Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer won't come off the 10-day injured list to start for Washington against Atlanta this weekend.Scherzer was given a cortisone shot on Tuesday to address inflammation in the bursa sac under his right shoulder blade. Manager Dave Martinez says Scherzer still has to overcome "that last little bit" of discomfort before he can throw a bullpen session and prove he's ready to pitch in a game.The Nationals listed Scherzer's injury as a mid-back strain when he was placed on the injured list on July 13, a move retroactive to July 10.Martinez says he has told Scherzer "we don't want to push it." Right-hander Austin Voth is expected to start in Sunday's final game of the four-game series.Scherzer is 9-5 with a 2.30 ERA.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Fri Jul 1918:19Rockies All-Star Dahl scratched with bruised left footDavid DahlLFRockiesFree Agent
Garrett Hampson2BRockiesFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — All-Star outfielder David Dahl was a late scratch by the Colorado Rockies for a series opener Friday night against the New York Yankees due to a bruised left foot.Dahl fouled a ball off his foot during a game against the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night. He was initially in Colorado's lineup Friday, and manager Bud Black said about two hours before first pitch that Dahl was fine.The Rockies scratched the 25-year-old about an hour later. Dahl was replaced in left field by Garrett Hampson.Dahl is batting .303 with 13 homers and an .874 OPS.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Fri Jul 1918:09Scherzer start for Washington against Atlanta this weekendMax ScherzerSPNationalsFree Agent
Austin VothRPNationalsFree Agent
ATLANTA (AP) — Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer won't come off the 10-day injured list to start for Washington against Atlanta this weekend.Scherzer was given a cortisone shot on Tuesday to address inflammation in the bursa sac under his right shoulder blade. Manager Dave Martinez says Scherzer still has to overcome "that last little bit" of discomfort before he can throw a bullpen session and prove he's ready to pitch in a game.The Nationals listed Scherzer's injury as a mid-back strain when he was placed on the injured list on July 13, a move retroactive to July 10.Martinez says he has told Scherzer "we don't want to push it." Right-hander Austin Voth is expected to start in Sunday's final game of the four-game series.Scherzer is 9-5 with a 2.30 ERA.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Fri Jul 1917:59Yanks' Boone suspended, "not real proud" of profane rantBrett GardnerLFYankeesFree Agent
Luke Voit1BYankeesFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees manager Aaron Boone expected to be suspended following his profane rant at a rookie umpire and opted to serve his one-game ban against the Colorado Rockies on Friday night.Boone aimed a memorable tirade at plate umpire Brennan Miller following his ejection during a doubleheader opener against Tampa Bay on Thursday. MLB executive Joe Torre announced Friday that Boone had been suspended one game and fined, neither of which surprised Boone, who acknowledged making contact with Miller with the bill of his cap."I figured I'd be getting a call at some point from Mr. Torre," he said. "And I did."Boone was ejected in the second inning for arguing from the dugout with Miller, who had called a third strike on Brett Gardner. The rant was captured by television microphones, and Boone's repeated reference to his hitters as "savages" in the batter's box went viral and was being sold online on T-shirts before the game ended.Tensions were running hot in New York's dugout, whe... [More]
Fri Jul 1917:49Eovaldi expected to rejoin Boston bullpen SaturdayNathan EovaldiSPRed SoxFree Agent
BALTIMORE (AP) — Nathan Eovaldi is poised to return to the Boston pitching staff as a reliever after missing three months with an elbow injury.The right-hander passed his final test Thursday, striking out the side in a one-inning rehab appearance with Triple-A Pawtucket. Barring any setback, Eovaldi will come off the 60-day injured list on Saturday in Baltimore.Signed as a free agent in December, Eovaldi made four starts for the Red Sox before being placed on the injured list on April 20.The 29-year-old underwent Tommy John surgery in 2007 and 2016, and Boston will be judicious in rationing his workload.Manager Joey Cora said, "We obviously have to protect him. ... The game will dictate how we're going to use him."Cora said Eovaldi would be used "in high level situations," perhaps as a closer."Obviously we'll use him late in games," Cora said. "We know that he can do the job. He's going to help us get better."___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Fri Jul 1915:09Yankees manager Aaron Boone suspended a game for umpire rantBrett GardnerLFYankeesFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees manager Aaron Boone has been suspended for one game for his rant that followed his ejection in a doubleheader opener against Tampa Bay.MLB executive Joe Torre also said Friday that Boone has been fined.Boone was ejected in the second inning Thursday for arguing from the dugout with rookie umpire Brennan Miller, who had called a third strike on Brett Gardner. Torre said Boone made contract with Miller during his profane rant, which was captured by television microphones.Miller was umpiring just his fifth big league game behind the plate.Boone was to serve the suspension Friday during New York's series opener against Colorado.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Fri Jul 1903:49LEADING OFF: 'Savage' Yanks host Rockies, deadline watchShane BieberSPIndiansFree Agent
Wade DavisRPRockiesFree Agent
Nathan EovaldiSPRed SoxFree Agent
Martín MaldonadoCAstrosFree Agent
Mike MinorSPRangersFree Agent
Mike MontgomerySPCubsFree Agent
James ShieldsSPWhite SoxFree Agent
Marcus StromanSPBlue JaysFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors today:THAT'S SAVAGEThe Yankees open a three-game home series against Colorado with a new rallying cry inspired by manager Aaron Boone's profane rant during a doubleheader sweep of the Rays on Thursday. Boone repeatedly called his hitters "savages" in the batter's box while chewing out rookie plate umpire Brennan Miller during the second inning of the opener. Television microphones picked up the audio, which went viral and was being printed on t-shirts before the first game ended. Asked about the unusual expression, Boone said "Sometimes in the heat of the battle, you just kind of utter some things."STARTER SHOWCASEEvaluators figure to be tuned into starts by Toronto's Marcus Stroman and Texas' Mike Minor with the July 31 trade deadline approaching. The 28-year-old Stroman (5-10, 3.25) is set to face Detroit knowing he's likely auditioning for a number of contenders. Minor's Rangers opened the second half as wild-card hopefuls, but they have ... [More]
Fri Jul 1901:19Boone dubs Yanks 'savages' during rant in 6-2 win over RaysNick AhmedSSDiamondbacksFree Agent
Matt AlbersRPBrewersFree Agent
Brian Anderson3BMarlinsFree Agent
Orlando ArciaSSBrewersFree Agent
Trevor BauerSPIndiansFree Agent
Mookie BettsRFRed SoxFree Agent
Matthew BoydSPTigersFree Agent
Alex Bregman3BAstrosFree Agent
Lorenzo CainCFBrewersFree Agent
Yonny ChirinosSPRaysFree Agent
Garrett Cooper1BMarlinsFree Agent
C.J. Cron1BTwinsFree Agent
Cheslor Cuthbert3BRoyalsFree Agent
Zach DaviesSPBrewersFree Agent
Paul DeJongSSCardinalsFree Agent
Ross DetwilerSPMarinersFree Agent
Rafael Devers3BRed SoxFree Agent
Tommy EdmanFree Agent
Eduardo EscobarSSDiamondbacksFree Agent
Mike FiersSPAthleticsFree Agent
Dylan FloroSPDodgersFree Agent
Brett GardnerLFYankeesFree Agent
Mitch GarverCTwinsFree Agent
Kyle GibsonSPTwinsFree Agent
Juan GraterolCRedsFree Agent
Didi GregoriusSSYankeesFree Agent
Brad HandRPIndiansFree Agent
Bryce HarperRFNationalsFree Agent
Matt HarveySPAngelsFree Agent
Rhys HoskinsLFPhilliesFree Agent
Dakota HudsonSPCardinalsFree Agent
Aaron JudgeRFYankeesFree Agent
Brad KellerSPRoyalsFree Agent
Joe KellyRPDodgersFree Agent
Merrill KellySPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Ian KennedySPRoyalsFree Agent
Yoan LópezSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Wade MileySPBrewersFree Agent
Yoán Moncada2BWhite SoxFree Agent
Charlie MortonSPRaysFree Agent
Yairo MuñozSSCardinalsFree Agent
Héctor NerisRPPhilliesFree Agent
Yusmeiro PetitRPAthleticsFree Agent
Yasiel PuigRFRedsFree Agent
AJ Reed1BAstrosFree Agent
Yadiel Rivera3BMarlinsFree Agent
Taylor RogersRPTwinsFree Agent
Sergio RomoRPRaysFree Agent
Eddie RosarioLFTwinsFree Agent
Chris SaleSPRed SoxFree Agent
Jorge SolerDHRoyalsFree Agent
George SpringerCFAstrosFree Agent
Robert StephensonSPRedsFree Agent
Stephen StrasburgSPNationalsFree Agent
Eugenio Suárez3BRedsFree Agent
Ranger SuárezSPPhilliesFree Agent
Fernando Tatis Jr.SSPadresFree Agent
Touki ToussaintSPBravesFree Agent
Sam Travis1BRed SoxFree Agent
Mike TroutCFAngelsFree Agent
Gio Urshela3BBlue JaysFree Agent
Alex VerdugoCFDodgersFree Agent
Luke Voit1BYankeesFree Agent
Joey Votto1BRedsFree Agent
Matt WietersCNationalsFree Agent
Trey WingenterRPPadresFree Agent
Kolten Wong2BCardinalsFree Agent
Kyle WrightSPBravesFree Agent
Mike ZuninoCRaysFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees manager Aaron Boone got fired up at a rookie umpire in a profane rant, and New York awoke from a sleepy start to rally past the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 in a doubleheader opener Thursday.New York rallied to win the second game 5-1 and reopen an eight-game AL East lead over the second-place Rays. Luke Voit tied the score in the fifth with his first home run since June 14, and catcher Mike Zunino caused Charlie Morton to balk home the tiebreaking run in a four-run sixth that included Didi Gregorius' two-run single. The Yankees won three straight after wasting a ninth-inning lead in the series opener and improved to 34-11 against the AL East, including 12-5 against Tampa Bay.After Domingo Germán (12-2) gave up solo homers to his first two batters in the first game, Gio Urshela hit a tying home run in the second off Yonny Chirinos (9-5), and Gary Sánchez smashed a go-ahead 110 mph single off the glove of third baseman Yandy Díaz during a three-run fifth. Díaz had he... [More]
Fri Jul 1900:19LEADING OFF: 'Savage' Yanks host Rockies, deadline watchShane BieberSPIndiansFree Agent
Wade DavisRPRockiesFree Agent
Nathan EovaldiSPRed SoxFree Agent
Martín MaldonadoCAstrosFree Agent
Mike MinorSPRangersFree Agent
Mike MontgomerySPCubsFree Agent
James ShieldsSPWhite SoxFree Agent
Marcus StromanSPBlue JaysFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors Friday:THAT'S SAVAGEThe Yankees open a three-game home series against Colorado with a new rallying cry inspired by manager Aaron Boone's profane rant during a doubleheader sweep of the Rays on Thursday. Boone repeatedly called his hitters "savages" in the batter's box while chewing out rookie plate umpire Brennan Miller during the second inning of the opener. Television microphones picked up the audio, which went viral and was being printed on t-shirts before the first game ended. Asked about the unusual expression, Boone said "Sometimes in the heat of the battle, you just kind of utter some things."STARTER SHOWCASEEvaluators figure to be tuned into starts by Toronto's Marcus Stroman and Texas' Mike Minor with the July 31 trade deadline approaching. The 28-year-old Stroman (5-10, 3.25) is set to face Detroit knowing he's likely auditioning for a number of contenders. Minor's Rangers opened the second half as wild-card hopefuls, but they have... [More]
Thu Jul 1821:29Boone dubs Yanks 'savages' during rant in 6-2 win over RaysBrian Anderson3BMarlinsFree Agent
Mookie BettsRFRed SoxFree Agent
Yonny ChirinosSPRaysFree Agent
Garrett Cooper1BMarlinsFree Agent
Cheslor Cuthbert3BRoyalsFree Agent
Ross DetwilerSPMarinersFree Agent
Rafael Devers3BRed SoxFree Agent
Dylan FloroSPDodgersFree Agent
Brett GardnerLFYankeesFree Agent
Didi GregoriusSSYankeesFree Agent
Bryce HarperRFNationalsFree Agent
Rhys HoskinsLFPhilliesFree Agent
Aaron JudgeRFYankeesFree Agent
Brad KellerSPRoyalsFree Agent
Joe KellyRPDodgersFree Agent
Ian KennedySPRoyalsFree Agent
Yoán Moncada2BWhite SoxFree Agent
Héctor NerisRPPhilliesFree Agent
Yadiel Rivera3BMarlinsFree Agent
Sergio RomoRPRaysFree Agent
Chris SaleSPRed SoxFree Agent
Jorge SolerDHRoyalsFree Agent
Ranger SuárezSPPhilliesFree Agent
Fernando Tatis Jr.SSPadresFree Agent
Sam Travis1BRed SoxFree Agent
Gio Urshela3BBlue JaysFree Agent
Alex VerdugoCFDodgersFree Agent
Trey WingenterRPPadresFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees manager Aaron Boone got fired up at a rookie umpire in a profane rant, and New York awoke from a sleepy start to rally past the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 in a doubleheader opener Thursday.After Domingo Germán (12-2) gave up solo homers to his first two batters, Gio Urshela hit a tying home run in the second off Yonny Chirinos (9-5), and Gary Sánchez smashed a go-ahead 110 mph single off the glove of third baseman Yandy Díaz during a three-run fifth. Díaz had helped the Yankees come alive when he dropped Didi Gregorius' leadoff popup in the second for a two-base error.Boone fumed after rookie umpire Brennan Miller called Brett Gardner out on strikes in the second inning. Miller, umpiring behind the plate for the fifth time in the major leagues, had punched out Aaron Judge in the first. Gardner batted in the second after Urshela's tying, two-run homer and struck out on a 1-2 pitch.Gardner returned to the dugout, slammed his bat into the bat rack nine times, then ei... [More]
Thu Jul 1820:09Trout back in Angels' lineup after missing 3 gamesMike TroutCFAngelsFree Agent
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout is back in the Los Angeles Angels lineup after missing the previous three games due to a mildly strained right calf.The two-time AL MVP will be the designated hitter Thursday when the Angels complete a four-game series against the Houston Astros. He leads the league in home runs (30) and RBIs (75) along with a .305 batting average, which is ninth.Trout suffered the injury during Sunday's game against Seattle. Prior to the injury, he had eight home runs in seven games.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Thu Jul 1818:49Boone ejected, directs profane rant at rookie umpireBrett GardnerLFYankeesFree Agent
Aaron JudgeRFYankeesFree Agent
DJ LeMahieu2BRockiesFree Agent
Gio Urshela3BBlue JaysFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees manager Aaron Boone went on a profane rant Thursday after rookie umpire Brennan Miller called Brett Gardner out on strikes in the second inning of a doubleheader opener against Tampa Bay.Miller, umpiring behind the plate for the fifth time in a major league game, called Aaron Judge out on strikes following DJ LeMahieu's leadoff double in the first.Gardner batted in the second after Gio Urshela's tying, two-run homer and was called out on a 1-2 pitch.Gardner returned to the dugout, slammed his bat into the bat rack nine times, then eight times into the dugout roof. Microphones caught Boone's yelling the pitch was outside mixed with profanities to Miller, an International League crew chief who made his big league debut April 20 as a call-up umpire.Miller said, "I heard you, Aaron," and when Boone persisted, the umpire ejected him. Boone then ran out and kept up the argument, getting close to Miller's face and clapping his hands for emphasis."My guys are f------ savages in that f------ box, right? And you're having a piece of s--- start to this game. I feel bad for you, but f------ get better," Boone said, going on to repeat his thoughts several times. He told Miller to "tighten it up right now, OK?"Boone was ejected for the third time this season and the seventh time in two years as a big league manager.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Thu Jul 1817:29Reds place 2 more catchers on the injured listTucker BarnhartCRedsFree Agent
Curt CasaliCRedsFree Agent
Kyle FarmerCRedsFree Agent
Juan GraterolCRedsFree Agent
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds are down to their fourth and fifth catchers after placing two more on the injured list on Thursday.Curt Casali went on the 10-day injured list with a right knee sprain that manager David Bell said could keep him out for as long as a month. Casali is expected to spend two weeks wearing a brace.Kyle Farmer was placed on the seven-day concussion list after taking two foul balls off his mask in the ninth inning of Tuesday's game against the Cubs in Chicago.Gold Glove catcher Tucker Barnhart has been out since June 28 with a right oblique strain.Juan Graterol was promoted from Triple-A Louisville and rushed to Chicago to start Wednesday's day game. The Reds shored up the position on Thursday by signing Ryan Lavarnway, one day after he was released by Yankees.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Thu Jul 1816:09Braves recall Wright, bring Inciarte off injured listEnder InciarteCFBravesFree Agent
Mike SorokaRPBravesFree Agent
Julio TeheranSPBravesFree Agent
Bryse WilsonSPBravesFree Agent
Kyle WrightSPBravesFree Agent
Huascar YnoaSPBravesFree Agent
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have recalled right-hander Kyle Wright from Triple-A Gwinnett to start Thursday night's game against the Washington Nationals.The Braves also reinstated outfielder Ender Inciarte from the 10-day injured list. Inciarte has been out since May 15 with a lumbar strain. He is starting in center field against Washington, with Ronald Acuña Jr. moving to left field.The team optioned right-handers Bryse Wilson and Huascar Ynoa to Gwinnett.Wright had a 1.99 ERA in his last five starts for Gwinnett. His promotion gives extra rest to starters Julio Teheran, who had been scheduled to start the series opener against the Nationals, and Mike Soroka.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Thu Jul 1813:09Rays' Brosseau goes from undrafted to middle of MLB lineupGuillermo HerediaLFRaysFree Agent
Justin Turner3BDodgersFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Three years ago, Mike Brosseau was a college graduate surrounded by teenagers on minor league backfields in Florida. His batting gloves were tattered, his cleats falling apart and his bank account essentially empty.This week, he was batting third at Yankee Stadium, facing a Cy Young Award winner in the thick of a postseason race."I don't think anybody would admit they were thinking that would happen," Brosseau said.The thrifty, innovative Tampa Bay Rays believe they have found a hidden gem in Brosseau, an undrafted infielder from Oakland University in Michigan who signed for $1,000 — "about $600 after taxes," he noted — and bolted to the big leagues. Three weeks after his major league debut, the 25-year-old infielder has become a middle-of-the-order option for manager Kevin Cash as Tampa Bay chases the star-studded Yankees in the AL East."He forced our hand," Cash said.A slew of injuries led to Brosseau's initial call-up in late June, and in 14 games entering Thur... [More]
Thu Jul 1801:49LEADING OFF: Dodgers-Phillies play early after playing lateMadison BumgarnerSPGiantsFree Agent
Yonny ChirinosSPRaysFree Agent
J.A. HappSPYankeesFree Agent
Jonathan LucroyCAngelsFree Agent
Jake MarisnickCFAstrosFree Agent
Charlie MortonSPRaysFree 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]
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