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Thu Jun 2705:18Primary players: All-Stars set to rock Cleveland next monthNolan Arenado3BRockiesFree Agent
Javier Báez2B/3B/SSCubsFree Agent
Josh Bell1BPiratesFree Agent
Cody Bellinger1B/CF/LFDodgersFree Agent
José BerríosSPTwinsFree Agent
Mookie BettsRFRed SoxFree Agent
Charlie BlackmonCFRockiesFree Agent
Xander BogaertsSSRed SoxFree Agent
Michael BrantleyLFAstrosFree Agent
Alex Bregman3B/SSAstrosFree Agent
Kris Bryant3B/OFCubsFree Agent
Walker BuehlerSPDodgersFree Agent
Luis CastilloSPRedsFree Agent
Aroldis ChapmanRPYankeesFree Agent
Matt Chapman3BAthleticsFree Agent
Shin-Soo ChooDH/LF/RFRangersFree Agent
Gerrit ColeSPAstrosFree Agent
Alex ColoméRPWhite SoxFree Agent
Willson ContrerasCCubsFree Agent
David DahlLF/RFRockiesFree Agent
Rafael Devers3BRed SoxFree Agent
Eduardo Escobar3B/DH/SSDiamondbacksFree Agent
Freddie Freeman1BBravesFree Agent
Lucas GiolitoSPWhite SoxFree Agent
Yasmani GrandalC/PHDodgersFree Agent
Shane GreeneRPTigersFree Agent
Zack GreinkeSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Josh HaderRPBrewersFree Agent
Cole HamelsSPCubsFree Agent
Brad HandRPIndiansFree Agent
Rhys Hoskins1B/LFPhilliesFree Agent
Max KeplerCF/RFTwinsFree Agent
Clayton KershawSPDodgersFree Agent
DJ LeMahieu2BRockiesFree Agent
Francisco LindorSSIndiansFree Agent
Manny Machado3B/SSDodgersFree Agent
Trey Mancini1B/LFOriolesFree Agent
Ketel Marte2B/SSDiamondbacksFree Agent
J.D. MartinezDH/LF/RFRed SoxFree Agent
James McCannCWhite SoxFree Agent
Jeff McNeil2BMetsFree Agent
Austin MeadowsCF/RFRaysFree Agent
Whit Merrifield2B/CFRoyalsFree Agent
Mike MinorRP/SPRangersFree Agent
Charlie MortonSPRaysFree Agent
Mike Moustakas3BBrewersFree Agent
Jake OdorizziSPTwinsFree Agent
Marcell OzunaLFCardinalsFree Agent
Tommy PhamCF/LFRaysFree Agent
Jorge PolancoSSTwinsFree Agent
Trevor RichardsRP/SPMarlinsFree Agent
Anthony Rizzo1BCubsFree Agent
Eddie RosarioLFTwinsFree Agent
Hyun-Jin RyuSPDodgersFree Agent
Carlos Santana1BIndiansFree Agent
Domingo SantanaPH/RFMarinersFree Agent
Will SmithRPGiantsFree Agent
Mike SorokaRPBravesFree Agent
George SpringerCF/RFAstrosFree Agent
Trevor StorySSRockiesFree Agent
Marcus StromanSPBlue JaysFree Agent
Gleyber Torres2B/SSYankeesFree Agent
Mike TroutCFAngelsFree Agent
Justin VerlanderSPAstrosFree Agent
Daniel Vogelbach1BMarinersFree Agent
Luke Voit1B/PHYankeesFree Agent
Kirby YatesRPPadresFree Agent
Christian YelichCF/LF/RFBrewersFree Agent
Jacob deGromSPMetsFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Looking to spice up the All-Star Game election, Major League Baseball essentially introduced a primary this year.Candidates were narrowed down in fan voting to three finalists per position, including nine outfielders for three starting spots in each league. Fans then had 28 hours beginning Wednesday at noon EDT to go online and choose from those finalists the starters for the July 9 showcase in Cleveland.Results will be announced Thursday night, with pitchers and reserves revealed Sunday.So, with that in mind, let's take a look at who belongs.Each roster has 32 slots, with 12 going to pitchers. Perhaps the most difficult part is every club must be represented — although Miami is really the only team without a worthy All-Star this season.Alex Cora of the World Series champion Boston Red Sox will manage the American League, which has won six times in a row and is 18-3-1 in the last 22 years.After capturing consecutive pennants, Dave Roberts from the Los Angeles Dodger... [More]
Thu Jun 2702:48LEADING OFF: All-Star starters announced, Kimbrel joins CubsWalker BuehlerSPDodgersFree Agent
Byron BuxtonCFTwinsFree Agent
Max KeplerCF/RFTwinsFree Agent
Craig KimbrelRPRed SoxFree Agent
Peter LambertFree Agent
Eddie RosarioLFTwinsFree Agent
Giancarlo StantonDH/LF/RFYankeesFree Agent
Mike TauchmanLFRockiesFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors today:STAR-GAZINGStarters for the All-Star Game on July 9 in Cleveland will be announced at 7 p.m. EDT, a few hours after polls close online. There could be some surprises, too. In a new election process this year, candidates were narrowed down in fan balloting to three finalists per position. Then those vote totals were wiped out and fans had 28 hours beginning Wednesday at noon EDT to choose from among the finalists. Pitchers and reserves selected by the players and commissioner's office will be revealed Sunday.BULLPEN BOOSTCraig Kimbrel joins the Cubs for their series finale against Atlanta at Wrigley Field. The seven-time All-Star closer completed his minor league assignment Tuesday and traveled to Chicago on Wednesday. He pitched in four games for Triple-A Iowa, allowing one run and two hits in 3 2/3 innings. The right-hander worked a clean ninth with two strikeouts Tuesday in Iowa's 5-1 win over Omaha, throwing 16 pitches.Kimbrel and t... [More]
Thu Jun 2701:07Cubs to add Kimbrel to major league roster ThursdayTony BarnetteRPRangersFree Agent
Craig KimbrelRPRed SoxFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — Craig Kimbrel will be added to the Chicago Cubs' roster Thursday before their series finale against Atlanta at Wrigley Field.The team made the announcement following Wednesday night's 5-3 loss to the Braves.Kimbrel, a seven-time All-Star closer, completed his minor league assignment Tuesday and traveled to Chicago on Wednesday. He pitched in four games for Triple-A Iowa, allowing one run and two hits in 3 2/3 innings. The right-hander worked a clean ninth with two strikeouts Tuesday in Iowa's 5-1 win over Omaha, throwing 16 pitches.Kimbrel and the Cubs finalized a $43 million, three-year contract on June 7. The 31-year-old reliever has 333 career saves, including 42 last season for World Series champion Boston.To make room on the 25-man roster, right-hander Tony Barnette was optioned to Iowa.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Thu Jun 2700:48Yankees homer again, beat Blue Jays on Torres' RBI in 9thMatt Adams1B/PHNationalsFree Agent
Dario AgrazalSPPiratesFree Agent
Matt BarnesRPRed SoxFree Agent
Trevor BauerSPIndiansFree Agent
Jake Bauers1B/OFIndiansFree Agent
Cam BedrosianRPAngelsFree Agent
Josh Bell1BPiratesFree Agent
Cody Bellinger1B/CF/LFDodgersFree Agent
Justin Bour1B/PHAngelsFree Agent
Matthew BoydSPTigersFree Agent
Zack BrittonRPYankeesFree Agent
Jay Bruce1B/RFMarinersFree Agent
Kris Bryant3B/OFCubsFree Agent
Dylan BundySPOriolesFree Agent
Willie CalhounLFRangersFree Agent
Matt Chapman3BAthleticsFree Agent
Taylor ClarkeSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Willson ContrerasCCubsFree Agent
Patrick CorbinSPNationalsFree Agent
J.P. CrawfordSSMarinersFree Agent
Nelson CruzDHTwinsFree Agent
David DahlLF/RFRockiesFree Agent
Yu DarvishSPCubsFree Agent
Wade DavisRPRockiesFree Agent
Corey DickersonDH/LFPiratesFree Agent
Sean DoolittleRPNationalsFree Agent
Lucas Duda1B/DH/PHBravesFree Agent
Jarrod DysonCF/LFDiamondbacksFree Agent
Eduardo Escobar3B/DH/SSDiamondbacksFree Agent
David Fletcher2B/3B/SSAngelsFree Agent
Greg Garcia2B/3B/PHPadresFree Agent
Didi GregoriusSSYankeesFree Agent
Javy GuerraSSPadresFree Agent
Tayron GuerreroRPMarlinsFree Agent
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.2B/SSBlue JaysFree Agent
Liam HendriksRPAthleticsFree Agent
Aaron HicksCF/LFYankeesFree Agent
Rhys Hoskins1B/LFPhilliesFree Agent
Eric Hosmer1BPadresFree Agent
José IglesiasSSTigersFree Agent
Raisel IglesiasRPRedsFree Agent
Jakob JunisSPRoyalsFree Agent
Jung Ho Kang3BPiratesFree Agent
Dallas KeuchelSPAstrosFree Agent
Kevin KiermaierCFRaysFree Agent
Nick KinghamSPPiratesFree Agent
Jason Kipnis2BIndiansFree Agent
Juan LagaresCFMetsFree Agent
Wade LeBlancRP/SPMarinersFree Agent
DJ LeMahieu2BRockiesFree Agent
Francisco LindorSSIndiansFree Agent
Jordan LuplowLFIndiansFree Agent
Nick MarkakisRFBravesFree Agent
Jeff MathisCRangersFree Agent
Trevor MayRPTwinsFree Agent
Brian McCannCBravesFree Agent
James McCannCWhite SoxFree Agent
Jeff McNeil2BMetsFree Agent
Oscar MercadoSSIndiansFree Agent
Mike MinorRP/SPRangersFree Agent
A.J. MinterRPBravesFree Agent
Frankie MontasRPAthleticsFree Agent
Charlie MortonSPRaysFree Agent
Mike Moustakas3BBrewersFree Agent
Tyler NaquinCF/RFIndiansFree Agent
Jake OdorizziSPTwinsFree Agent
Shohei OhtaniDH/PH/SPAngelsFree Agent
Emilio PagánRPRaysFree Agent
Yusmeiro PetitRPAthleticsFree Agent
Tommy PhamCF/LFRaysFree Agent
César PuelloRFDiamondbacksFree Agent
Yasiel PuigRFRedsFree Agent
Roman QuinnCF/LFPhilliesFree Agent
J.T. RealmutoCMarlinsFree Agent
Anthony Rendon3BNationalsFree Agent
Hunter RenfroeLF/RFPadresFree Agent
Franmil ReyesRFPadresFree Agent
JT RiddleSSMarlinsFree Agent
Chris SaleSPRed SoxFree Agent
Jeff SamardzijaSPGiantsFree Agent
Pablo Sandoval1B/3B/PHGiantsFree Agent
Danny SantanaCF/LF/PHBravesFree Agent
Pedro SeverinoCNationalsFree Agent
Dominic Smith1BMetsFree Agent
Joakim SoriaRPAthleticsFree Agent
George SpringerCF/RFAstrosFree Agent
Craig StammenRPPadresFree Agent
Matt StrahmRPPadresFree Agent
Beau TaylorCAthleticsFree Agent
Gleyber Torres2B/SSYankeesFree Agent
Mike TroutCFAngelsFree Agent
Trea TurnerSSNationalsFree Agent
Justin UptonLFAngelsFree Agent
Framber ValdezRPAstrosFree Agent
Ildemaro Vargas2BDiamondbacksFree Agent
Jason VargasSPMetsFree Agent
Jonathan Villar2B/PHOriolesFree Agent
Adam WainwrightSPCardinalsFree Agent
Nick WittgrenRPMarlinsFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Gleyber Torres lined a game-winning single in the ninth inning and the New York Yankees hit two more homers to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-7 Wednesday.Didi Gregorius and DJ LeMahieu connected as the Yankees extended their major league record to 29 straight games with a home run. The AL East leaders overcame two homers and a double by Lourdes Gurriel Jr., plus an early 5-0 deficit, to finish a power-packed 9-1 homestand.Now, they'll head straight from Yankee Stadium to England, where they'll enjoy two days off before playing the Boston Red Sox at London Stadium on Saturday and Sunday in the first major league games in Europe.Zack Britton wasn't so great in giving up Cavan Biggio's RBI single in the ninth that made it 7-all. But Britton (3-1) wound up with the win to close out a three-game sweep.Gregorius got an infield hit off Nick Kingham (3-2) with one out in the ninth, Aaron Hicks walked and Torres followed with his hit.ATHLETICS 2, CARDINALS 0ST. LOUIS (AP) — Be... [More]
Thu Jun 2700:28Twins OF Eddie Rosario leaves game with sprained ankleByron BuxtonCFTwinsFree Agent
Max KeplerCF/RFTwinsFree Agent
Eddie RosarioLFTwinsFree Agent
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario sprained his left ankle Wednesday running the bases in the third inning, forcing him out of the game.Manager Rocco Baldelli said afterward, however, that Rosario likely would not need to be placed on the injured list. He was on crutches as a precaution, but an MRI test revealed no serious damage."It seems like we probably lucked out," Baldelli said. "It might be a little early to say that, but I'll say it anyway."Rosario, who leads the Twins and is sixth in the American League with 20 home runs, produced his second hit of the night against Tampa Bay before stumbling in a wide turn around first base as he tried to hustle for a double.As Rosario tried to regain his balance, his left foot rolled in the dirt. He limped the rest of the way and was thrown out at second base, before slamming his helmet against the outfield grass in pain.The Twins already fielded a lineup on Wednesday without center fielder Byron Buxton (wrist) and right fielder Max Kepler (elbow) against the Rays. Rosario, the regular left fielder, started the game in center.___More AP baseball coverage: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Thu Jun 2700:27Bird's-eye view: Red-tailed hawk perches at Yankee StadiumZack BrittonRPYankeesFree Agent
LaTroy HawkinsFree Agent
DJ LeMahieu2BRockiesFree Agent
Adam OttavinoRPRockiesFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — This rookie came swooping into Yankee Stadium out of nowhere.Another slugger? A defensive whiz?Naw, this newcomer is known for a great wing. Two of them, actually.A red-tailed hawk has become a sensation in the Bronx, showing up in the last week or so and picking out perches all over the ballpark."I feel like every game we're trying to figure out where he's at. Which flagpole he's on," New York Yankees infielder DJ LeMahieu said before Wednesday's game against Toronto.On Tuesday night, this raptor had a bird's-eye view of a high-flyin' team from atop the right field foul pole. More like a fowl pole."I guess it just lives in the stadium. We'll see if it's there today. Four days in a row," Yankees reliever Zack Britton said.In fact, it was a no-show for the 8-7 win, New York's last home game for almost three weeks.But recently, this ballhawk was perched on two poles that extend above the lights and sport flags of the other big league teams — the Blue Jays and Cardinal... [More]
Wed Jun 2623:28Yankees homer again, beat Blue Jays on Torres' RBI in 9thMatt Adams1B/PHNationalsFree Agent
Matt BarnesRPRed SoxFree Agent
Trevor BauerSPIndiansFree Agent
Jake Bauers1B/OFIndiansFree Agent
Cam BedrosianRPAngelsFree Agent
Cody Bellinger1B/CF/LFDodgersFree Agent
Justin Bour1B/PHAngelsFree Agent
Matthew BoydSPTigersFree Agent
Zack BrittonRPYankeesFree Agent
Jay Bruce1B/RFMarinersFree Agent
Dylan BundySPOriolesFree Agent
Willie CalhounLFRangersFree Agent
Matt Chapman3BAthleticsFree Agent
Taylor ClarkeSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Patrick CorbinSPNationalsFree Agent
David DahlLF/RFRockiesFree Agent
Wade DavisRPRockiesFree Agent
Sean DoolittleRPNationalsFree Agent
Jarrod DysonCF/LFDiamondbacksFree Agent
Eduardo Escobar3B/DH/SSDiamondbacksFree Agent
David Fletcher2B/3B/SSAngelsFree Agent
Greg Garcia2B/3B/PHPadresFree Agent
Didi GregoriusSSYankeesFree Agent
Javy GuerraSSPadresFree Agent
Tayron GuerreroRPMarlinsFree Agent
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.2B/SSBlue JaysFree Agent
Liam HendriksRPAthleticsFree Agent
Aaron HicksCF/LFYankeesFree Agent
Rhys Hoskins1B/LFPhilliesFree Agent
Eric Hosmer1BPadresFree Agent
José IglesiasSSTigersFree Agent
Raisel IglesiasRPRedsFree Agent
Jakob JunisSPRoyalsFree Agent
Nick KinghamSPPiratesFree Agent
Jason Kipnis2BIndiansFree Agent
Juan LagaresCFMetsFree Agent
DJ LeMahieu2BRockiesFree Agent
Francisco LindorSSIndiansFree Agent
Jordan LuplowLFIndiansFree Agent
Jeff MathisCRangersFree Agent
James McCannCWhite SoxFree Agent
Jeff McNeil2BMetsFree Agent
Oscar MercadoSSIndiansFree Agent
Mike MinorRP/SPRangersFree Agent
Frankie MontasRPAthleticsFree Agent
Tyler NaquinCF/RFIndiansFree Agent
Shohei OhtaniDH/PH/SPAngelsFree Agent
Yusmeiro PetitRPAthleticsFree Agent
César PuelloRFDiamondbacksFree Agent
Yasiel PuigRFRedsFree Agent
Roman QuinnCF/LFPhilliesFree Agent
J.T. RealmutoCMarlinsFree Agent
Anthony Rendon3BNationalsFree Agent
Hunter RenfroeLF/RFPadresFree Agent
Franmil ReyesRFPadresFree Agent
JT RiddleSSMarlinsFree Agent
Chris SaleSPRed SoxFree Agent
Jeff SamardzijaSPGiantsFree Agent
Pablo Sandoval1B/3B/PHGiantsFree Agent
Danny SantanaCF/LF/PHBravesFree Agent
Pedro SeverinoCNationalsFree Agent
Dominic Smith1BMetsFree Agent
Joakim SoriaRPAthleticsFree Agent
Craig StammenRPPadresFree Agent
Matt StrahmRPPadresFree Agent
Beau TaylorCAthleticsFree Agent
Gleyber Torres2B/SSYankeesFree Agent
Mike TroutCFAngelsFree Agent
Trea TurnerSSNationalsFree Agent
Justin UptonLFAngelsFree Agent
Ildemaro Vargas2BDiamondbacksFree Agent
Jason VargasSPMetsFree Agent
Jonathan Villar2B/PHOriolesFree Agent
Adam WainwrightSPCardinalsFree Agent
Nick WittgrenRPMarlinsFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Gleyber Torres lined a game-winning single in the ninth inning and the New York Yankees hit two more homers to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-7 Wednesday.Didi Gregorius and DJ LeMahieu connected as the Yankees extended their major league record to 29 straight games with a home run. The AL East leaders overcame two homers and a double by Lourdes Gurriel Jr., plus an early 5-0 deficit, to finish a power-packed 9-1 homestand.Now, they'll head straight from Yankee Stadium to England, where they'll enjoy two days off before playing the Boston Red Sox at London Stadium on Saturday and Sunday in the first major league games in Europe.Zack Britton wasn't so great in giving up Cavan Biggio's RBI single in the ninth that made it 7-all. But Britton (3-1) wound up with the win to close out a three-game sweep.Gregorius got an infield hit off Nick Kingham (3-2) with one out in the ninth, Aaron Hicks walked and Torres followed with his hit.ATHLETICS 2, CARDINALS 0ST. LOUIS (AP) — Be... [More]
Wed Jun 2622:27Twins OF Eddie Rosario leaves game with sprained ankleByron BuxtonCFTwinsFree Agent
Max KeplerCF/RFTwinsFree Agent
Eddie RosarioLFTwinsFree Agent
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario has been removed from the game with a sprained left ankle, suffered running the bases in the third inning.Rosario, who leads the Twins and is sixth in the American League with 20 home runs, produced his second hit of the night against Tampa Bay before stumbling in a wide turn around first base as he tried to hustle for a double.As Rosario tried to regain his balance, his left foot rolled in the dirt. He limped the rest of the way and was thrown out at second base, before slamming his helmet against the outfield grass in pain. The Twins said his status was day to day.The Twins were already without center fielder Byron Buxton (wrist) and right fielder Max Kepler (elbow) against the Rays. Rosario, the regular left fielder, started the game in center.___More AP baseball coverage: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Wed Jun 2620:18Yankees homer again, beat Blue Jays on Torres' RBI in 9thMatt BarnesRPRed SoxFree Agent
Trevor BauerSPIndiansFree Agent
Jake Bauers1B/OFIndiansFree Agent
Cody Bellinger1B/CF/LFDodgersFree Agent
Zack BrittonRPYankeesFree Agent
Dylan BundySPOriolesFree Agent
Taylor ClarkeSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
David DahlLF/RFRockiesFree Agent
Wade DavisRPRockiesFree Agent
Jarrod DysonCF/LFDiamondbacksFree Agent
Eduardo Escobar3B/DH/SSDiamondbacksFree Agent
Greg Garcia2B/3B/PHPadresFree Agent
Didi GregoriusSSYankeesFree Agent
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.2B/SSBlue JaysFree Agent
Aaron HicksCF/LFYankeesFree Agent
Eric Hosmer1BPadresFree Agent
Jakob JunisSPRoyalsFree Agent
Nick KinghamSPPiratesFree Agent
Jason Kipnis2BIndiansFree Agent
DJ LeMahieu2BRockiesFree Agent
Francisco LindorSSIndiansFree Agent
Jordan LuplowLFIndiansFree Agent
James McCannCWhite SoxFree Agent
Oscar MercadoSSIndiansFree Agent
Tyler NaquinCF/RFIndiansFree Agent
Hunter RenfroeLF/RFPadresFree Agent
Franmil ReyesRFPadresFree Agent
Chris SaleSPRed SoxFree Agent
Jeff SamardzijaSPGiantsFree Agent
Pablo Sandoval1B/3B/PHGiantsFree Agent
Pedro SeverinoCNationalsFree Agent
Craig StammenRPPadresFree Agent
Matt StrahmRPPadresFree Agent
Gleyber Torres2B/SSYankeesFree Agent
Ildemaro Vargas2BDiamondbacksFree Agent
Jonathan Villar2B/PHOriolesFree Agent
Nick WittgrenRPMarlinsFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Gleyber Torres lined a game-winning single in the ninth inning and the New York Yankees hit two more homers to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-7 Wednesday.Didi Gregorius and DJ LeMahieu connected as the Yankees extended their major league record to 29 straight games with a home run. The AL East leaders overcame two homers and a double by Lourdes Gurriel Jr., plus an early 5-0 deficit, to finish a power-packed 9-1 homestand.Now, they'll head straight from Yankee Stadium to England, where they'll enjoy two days off before playing the Boston Red Sox at London Stadium on Saturday and Sunday in the first major league games in Europe.Zack Britton wasn't so great in giving up Cavan Biggio's RBI single in the ninth that made it 7-all. But Britton (3-1) wound up with the win to close out a three-game sweep.Gregorius got an infield hit off Nick Kingham (3-2) with one out in the ninth, Aaron Hicks walked and Torres followed with his hit.INDIANS 5, ROYALS 3CLEVELAND (AP) — Trevor ... [More]
Wed Jun 2620:17Angels' Ohtani throws off mound for 1st time since surgeryShohei OhtaniDH/PH/SPAngelsFree Agent
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani threw off a mound Wednesday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery, taking another significant step in his return to pitching for the Los Angeles Angels next season.About four hours after Ohtani threw 40 pitches off a mound and made 70 additional throws on flat ground at Angel Stadium, he was in Los Angeles' lineup as the designated hitter against Cincinnati."I felt really comfortable," Ohtani said through a translator. "It felt good to get up on there again."Ohtani will not pitch for the Angels until 2020, manager Brad Ausmus confirmed once again."No chance," Ausmus said with a smile.But the team and its two-way star believe everything is progressing perfectly toward Ohtani's plan to resume his two-way career next season.Ohtani had elbow ligament replacement surgery Oct. 1, and his rehabilitation has gone remarkably smoothly, even while he continues racking up impressive numbers as the Angels' designated hitter."Mentally, I think ... [More]
Wed Jun 2619:07Bird's-eye view: Red-tailed hawk perches at Yankee StadiumZack BrittonRPYankeesFree Agent
LaTroy HawkinsFree Agent
DJ LeMahieu2BRockiesFree Agent
Adam OttavinoRPRockiesFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — This rookie came swooping into Yankee Stadium out of nowhere.Another slugger? A defensive whiz?Naw, this newcomer is known for a great wing. Two of them, actually.A red-tailed hawk has become a sensation in the Bronx, showing up in the last week or so and picking out perches all over the ballpark."I feel like every game we're trying to figure out where he's at. Which flagpole he's on," New York Yankees infielder DJ LeMahieu said before Wednesday's game against Toronto.On Tuesday night, this raptor had a bird's-eye view of a high-flyin' team from atop the right field foul pole. More like a fowl pole."I guess it just lives in the stadium. We'll see if it's there today. Four days in a row," Yankees reliever Zack Britton said.In fact, it was a no-show for the 8-7 win, New York's last home game for almost three weeks.But recently, this ballhawk was perched on two poles that extend above the lights and sport flags of the other big league teams — the Blue Jays and Cardinal... [More]
Wed Jun 2619:07Attorney: Girl hit during Astros game had skull fractureAlbert Almora Jr.CF/PHCubsFree Agent
Cody Bellinger1B/CF/LFDodgersFree Agent
Chris Carter1BYankeesFree Agent
Eloy JiménezRFWhite SoxFree Agent
Aaron JudgeRFYankeesFree Agent
HOUSTON (AP) — An attorney for the family of a 2-year-old girl struck by a foul ball during a game last month between the Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros said Wednesday that the girl suffered a skull fracture.Attorney Richard Mithoff provided the first update by the girl's family on her condition since she was hit during the May 29 game in Houston.Mithoff said the girl had bleeding and swelling in her brain as well as a brain contusion after she was hit. He said she had a seizure after she was hospitalized and is taking medication to prevent more seizures. The girl was injured when Cubs outfielder Albert Almora Jr. hit a fourth-inning line drive into the stands down the third base line.Like all major league stadiums, Minute Maid Park has netting to protect fans near the field from foul balls. On the third base side in Houston, it extends to the end of the visiting team's dugout. In a statement released Wednesday, a spokeswoman for the family said they were sitting one section away fr... [More]
Wed Jun 2618:58Angels' Ohtani throws off mound for 1st time since surgeryShohei OhtaniDH/PH/SPAngelsFree Agent
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani has thrown off a mound for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery, taking another significant step in his return to pitching for the Los Angeles Angels next season.About four hours after Ohtani threw 40 pitches off a mound and made 70 additional throws on flat ground Wednesday at Angel Stadium, he was in Los Angeles' lineup as the designated hitter against Cincinnati.Ohtani had elbow ligament replacement surgery Oct. 1, and his rehabilitation has gone smoothly. The AL Rookie of the Year returned to the Angels' lineup May 7 as their designated hitter, and he has been an everyday player while building his arm strength.Ohtani will not pitch for the Angels until 2020, manager Brad Ausmus confirmed.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Wed Jun 2618:27Yankees star Stanton back on injured list with knee strainAaron JudgeRFYankeesFree Agent
Giancarlo StantonDH/LF/RFYankeesFree Agent
Mike TauchmanLFRockiesFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton went back on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a strained right knee, barely a week after returning from a series of setbacks that kept him out of action for almost three months.New York manager Aaron Boone said it's likely Stanton will be sidelined for longer than 10 days."It'll be more than that," Boone said. "That's when the reevaluation kind of happens."The oft-injured outfielder was hurt this time on a headfirst slide against Toronto on Tuesday night. The 2017 NL MVP was not in the lineup the following day.Stanton has played only nine games this season, having missed significant time with a torn biceps and strains in his shoulder and calf. He is hitting .290 with one home run and seven RBIs."Frustrated for him knowing how much he's worked to get back and kind of the couple of setbacks that he's had along the way in getting back," Boone said. "Felt like he was starting to get in the groove a little bit with us. You got to dea... [More]
Wed Jun 2618:17White Sox SS Tim Anderson in boot, no timetable for returnTim AndersonSSWhite SoxFree Agent
BOSTON (AP) — Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson said he felt "a lot better" on Wednesday, a day after spraining his right ankle and leaving a game against the Boston Red Sox."I just planted wrong," Anderson said Wednesday after the game, which the White Sox won 8-7. "I kind of felt a little pop. It kind of scared me a little bit."The team said Anderson was diagnosed with a high ankle sprain, but manager Rick Renteria said he had not seen the results of an MRI taken on Wednesday. X-rays on Tuesday were negative; Anderson was walking in flip flops with a pronounced limp after the game, then he put on a walking boot to leave the ballpark."Everything will be announced on Friday," Renteria said. "I don't have a timetable for you."The White Sox lost another infielder during Wednesday's game, when third baseman Yoán Moncada was hit by a pitch on the right knee in the first inning. He left the game and the team said it was a bruise.Anderson planted his right foot awkwardly on the wet dirt behind second base after fielding a grounder and throwing to first. He hopped a few steps on his left leg before falling to the ground in obvious pain.Renteria and a trainer helped him off the field.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Wed Jun 2617:47Tigers recall Jeimer Candelario from Triple-A ToledoJeimer Candelario3BTigersFree Agent
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have recalled infielder Jeimer Candelario from Triple-A Toledo.Candelario, Detroit's opening-day starter at third base, has hit just .179 in 42 games for the Tigers this season. He hit 19 home runs a season ago.The Tigers hope Candelario can bring some stability to the infield. He was acquired in a 2017 trade with the Chicago Cubs and hit well for the remainder of that season, but he hasn't been all that consistent with the bat since then.Candelario is in Detroit's starting lineup at third base for Wednesday night's game against Texas.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Wed Jun 2614:57Diamondbacks reinstate Lamb from IL, in lineup vs DodgersJake Lamb3BDiamondbacksFree Agent
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PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks reinstated one-time All-Star infielder Jake Lamb from the 10-day injured list in time for the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.Lamb played in just five games before going on the injured list with a strained left quadriceps on April 3. The 2017 All-Star is in Wednesday's lineup at first base, batting fifth.Lamb had been on a rehab assignment at Triple-A Reno. He previously played third base for the Diamondbacks, but was moved to first in the offseason. Christian Walker took over at first in Lamb's absence this season.Arizona optioned infielder Domingo Leyba Tuesday night to Reno to make room for Lamb on the active roster.
Wed Jun 2614:27Bird's-eye view: Red-tailed hawk perches at Yankee StadiumZack BrittonRPYankeesFree Agent
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NEW YORK (AP) — This rookie came swooping into Yankee Stadium out of nowhere.Another slugger? A defensive whiz?Naw, this newcomer is known for a great wing. Two of them, actually.A red-tailed hawk has become a sensation in the Bronx, showing up in the last week or so and picking out perches all over the ballpark."I feel like every game we're trying to figure out where he's at. Which flagpole he's on," New York Yankees infielder DJ LeMahieu said before Wednesday's game against Toronto.On Tuesday night, this raptor had a bird's-eye view of a high-flyin' team from atop the right field foul pole. More like a fowl pole."I guess it just lives in the stadium. We'll see if it's there today. Four days in a row," Yankees reliever Zack Britton said.Recently, this ballhawk was perched on two poles that extend above the lights and sport flags of the other big league teams — the Blue Jays and Cardinals, fittingly. Not the Orioles, so far.The most common hawk in North America, red-tails are frequ... [More]
Wed Jun 2613:47White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson in boot, will have testsTim AndersonSSWhite SoxFree Agent
BOSTON (AP) — Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson was walking with a boot a day after spraining his right ankle and leaving a game against the Boston Red Sox.The White Sox lost another infielder during Wednesday's game, when third baseman Yoán Moncada was hit by a pitch on the right knee in the first inning. He left the game and the team said it was a bruise.X-rays on Anderson were negative. He was in the clubhouse before Wednesday's game. Manager Rick Renteria said the team hoped to know more after the game.Anderson planted his right foot awkwardly on the wet dirt behind second base after fielding a grounder and throwing to first. He hopped a few steps on his left leg before falling to the ground in obvious pain.Renteria and a trainer helped him off the field.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Wed Jun 2613:07Yankees' Stanton out of lineup, 'probably' going to LondonGiancarlo StantonDH/LF/RFYankeesFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton was out of the lineup Wednesday, a day after he bruised his left knee on a headfirst slide against Toronto.Manager Aaron Boone said the MRI on the oft-injured Stanton came back clean."No new injury in there at all," Boone said.Stanton has only played nine games this season, having missed nearly three months with a torn biceps and strains in his shoulder and calf.Boone said Stanton would "probably" travel to London for a weekend series against the Red Sox. It will depend on how Stanton responds to treatment before the trip.The Yankees' two-game series at London Stadium will be played on artificial turf. Boone said the surface was a "little of a factor" in determining whether Stanton go.The Red Sox and Yankees are allowed to bring 28 players to London, three more than the standard 25-man roster.Stanton is hitting .290 with one home run and seven RBIs.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
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