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Sat Jul 2022:00Rays CF Kiermaier sprains left thumb diving into 1st baseKevin KiermaierCFRaysFree Agent
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Center fielder Kevin Kiermaier has left Tampa Bay's game against the Chicago White Sox with a sprained left thumb.Kiermaier was hurt diving headfirst into first base on an infield single for the Rays in the eighth inning Saturday night. He will be evaluated on Sunday.The two-time Gold Glove winner has missed time in each of the past three seasons due to a variety of physical issues including right hip, left wrist and right thumb injuries.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Sat Jul 2021:59LEADING OFF: Cooperstown calling, moonshots and revved YanksCody BellingerRFDodgersFree Agent
DJ LeMahieu2BYankeesFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday:HALL OF A DAYWill closer Mariano Rivera rattle? Will clutch hitter Edgar Martinez choke up? We'll see whether the baseball greats get overwhelmed by emotion when they're enshrined at the Hall of Fame.The induction ceremonies in Cooperstown include another full class, with six new members. Rivera, the only unanimous selection in Hall history, will be joined by Martinez, Mike Mussina, Lee Smith, Harold Baines and the late Roy Halladay.A sizable contingent of Yankees fans is expected to cheer Rivera — and Mussina — in the upstate New York village, which sees its population swell for this annual event.MOONSHOTSVladimir Guerrero Jr. and Jackie Bradley Jr. were among the many players hitting moonshots on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. A couple ballparks took note of the date Saturday to remember the moment.At Yankee Stadium, former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino threw a ceremonial first ball to former pitcher Jack Ak... [More]
Sat Jul 2020:09Big league ballparks broil as heat wave grips much of majorsNolan Arenado3BRockiesFree Agent
Austin RomineCYankeesFree Agent
At Wrigley Field, misters in the back of the bleachers tried to cool the crowd. At Yankee Stadium, only one player took batting practice on the field. In Cleveland, rules were relaxed on what fans could bring into the park.Even for a sport that promotes high heat, Saturday was a scorcher across the major leagues. The National Weather Service said it was part of "a dangerous heat wave" gripping much of the country.From the Northeast through the Midwest, no player, manager or umpire was spared as temperatures soared near triple digits in big league broilers.Hours before Baltimore played Boston at sweltering Camden Yards, Orioles manager Brandon Hyde pulled aside starting catcher Chance Sisco and issued a stiff directive."I told Chance, 'Do not go outside until the game starts,'" Hyde said.Sisco went all nine innings Friday night and was in the lineup again while backup Pedro Severino recovers from an illness."I told Chance, I don't want him hustling on and off the field. I want to see hi... [More]
Sat Jul 2018:49Big league ballparks broil as heat wave grips much of majorsNolan Arenado3BRockiesFree Agent
Cameron MaybinRFYankeesFree Agent
At Wrigley Field, misters in the back of the bleachers tried to cool the crowd. At Yankee Stadium, only one player took batting practice on the field. In Cleveland, rules were relaxed on what fans could bring into the park.Even for a sport that promotes high heat, Saturday was a scorcher across the major leagues. The National Weather Service said it was part of "a dangerous heat wave" gripping much of the country.From the Northeast through the Midwest, no player, manager or umpire was spared as temperatures soared near triple digits.Hours before Baltimore played Boston at sweltering Camden Yards, Orioles manager Brandon Hyde pulled aside starting catcher Chance Sisco and issued a stiff directive."I told Chance, 'Do not go outside until the game starts,'" Hyde said.Sisco went all nine innings Friday night and was in the lineup again while backup Pedro Severino recovers from an illness."I told Chance, I don't want him hustling on and off the field. I want to see him walking," Hyde said. ... [More]
Sat Jul 2014:29Rays put opener Stanek on IL, send McKay to Triple-ABrendan McKaySPRaysFree Agent
Chaz RoeRPRaysFree Agent
Ryne StanekRPRaysFree Agent
Hunter WoodRPRaysFree Agent
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have placed opener Ryne Stanek on the 10-day injured list with a sore right hip and optioned two-way player Brendan McKay to Triple-A Durham in a series of moves to help a taxed bullpen.Reliever Chaz Roe, out since July 9 with a right flexor strain, was reinstated from the 10-day IL on Saturday and right-hander Hunter Wood was recalled from Durham.Stanek has made 27 of his 41 appearances as an opener this seasonMcKay lasted just 3 1/3 innings in his fourth start Friday night in a 9-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox, allowing six runs — five earned — and nine hits as his ERA doubled from 1.69 to 3.72. He had given up three runs over 16 innings in the first three outings.Tampa Bay has dropped behind Cleveland and Oakland for the two AL wild-card spots. The Rays held an eight-game lead over the third-place team in the wild-card race at the start of play June 11 but lost for the 20th time in 35 games Friday.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Sat Jul 2002:49LEADING OFF: Heat wave, surging Giants and Indians, Gio backNathan EovaldiSPRed SoxFree Agent
Gio GonzálezSPBrewersFree Agent
Ryan LavarnwayCRedsFree Agent
Jake OdorizziSPTwinsFree Agent
Adam PlutkoSPIndiansFree Agent
Jeff SamardzijaSPGiantsFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors today:BE CAREFULThe extreme heat gripping much of the country is having an effect around the major leagues. The Yankees and Rockies have called off most of the pregame activities for their afternoon game — New York is forecast to come close to its first 100-degree day since 2012.It is expected to be 100 in Baltimore, where the Orioles host Boston at night.And it was 94 at Target Field on Friday night — the second-hottest start in park's 10-year history, trailing only a 97-degree reading on July 16, 2012 — when Minnesota faced Oakland.Players appeared to have trouble at times gripping the ball. Twins starter Jake Odorizzi took off his glove during a mound visit in the first inning and peppered both arms with the rosin bag."It was only like pitching in a rain forest," Odorizzi said. "I was taking the rosin bag and going up and down my arms so I could stop the sweat coming from my hand because I was just pouring sweat. I changed my jersey... [More]
Sat Jul 2002:19LEADING OFF: Heat wave, surging Giants and Indians, Gio backNathan EovaldiSPRed SoxFree Agent
Gio GonzálezSPBrewersFree Agent
Ryan LavarnwayCRedsFree Agent
Jake OdorizziSPTwinsFree Agent
Adam PlutkoSPIndiansFree Agent
Jeff SamardzijaSPGiantsFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday:BE CAREFULThe extreme heat gripping much of the country is having an effect around the major leagues. The Yankees and Rockies have called off most of the pregame activities for their afternoon game — New York is forecast to come close to its first 100-degree day since 2012.It is expected to be 100 in Baltimore, where the Orioles host Boston at night.And it was 94 at Target Field on Friday night — the second-hottest start in park's 10-year history, trailing only a 97-degree reading on July 16, 2012 — when Minnesota faced Oakland.Players appeared to have trouble at times gripping the ball. Twins starter Jake Odorizzi took off his glove during a mound visit in the first inning and peppered both arms with the rosin bag."It was only like pitching in a rain forest," Odorizzi said. "I was taking the rosin bag and going up and down my arms so I could stop the sweat coming from my hand because I was just pouring sweat. I changed my jer... [More]
Sat Jul 2001:49Leake takes perfect game to 9th, Mariners beat Angels 10-0Jose Altuve2BAstrosFree Agent
Yordan AlvarezLFAstrosFree Agent
Jake ArrietaSPPhilliesFree Agent
Chris BassittSPAthleticsFree Agent
Tyler BeedeSPGiantsFree Agent
Mookie BettsRFRed SoxFree Agent
Shane BieberSPIndiansFree Agent
David Bote3BCubsFree Agent
Archie BradleyRPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Alex Bregman3BAstrosFree Agent
Keon BroxtonCFOriolesFree Agent
Lorenzo CainCFBrewersFree Agent
Jhoulys ChacínSPBrewersFree Agent
Khris DavisDHAthleticsFree Agent
Alex DickersonLFGiantsFree Agent
Josh Donaldson3BBravesFree Agent
Sam DysonRPGiantsFree Agent
Adam EatonRFNationalsFree Agent
Eduardo Escobar3BDiamondbacksFree Agent
Todd Frazier3BMetsFree Agent
Freddie Freeman1BBravesFree Agent
Yuli Gurriel1BAstrosFree Agent
J.A. HappSPYankeesFree Agent
Bryce HarperRFPhilliesFree Agent
Adam HaseleyCFPhilliesFree Agent
Liam HendriksRPAthleticsFree Agent
Teoscar HernándezLFBlue JaysFree Agent
Jason HeywardRFCubsFree Agent
Greg HollandRPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Eric Hosmer1BPadresFree Agent
Luke JacksonRPBravesFree Agent
Kenley JansenRPDodgersFree Agent
Aaron JudgeRFYankeesFree Agent
Ryan LavarnwayCRedsFree Agent
DJ LeMahieu2BYankeesFree Agent
Mike LeakeSPMarinersFree Agent
Manny Machado3BPadresFree Agent
Kenta MaedaSPDodgersFree Agent
Ketel MarteCFDiamondbacksFree Agent
Carlos MartínezSPCardinalsFree Agent
José MartínezLFCardinalsFree Agent
Brendan McKaySPRaysFree Agent
John MeansRPOriolesFree Agent
Oscar MercadoSSIndiansFree Agent
Brad Miller2BPhilliesFree Agent
Josh NaylorLFPadresFree Agent
Juan NicasioRPPhilliesFree Agent
Adam OttavinoRPYankeesFree Agent
David PriceSPRed SoxFree Agent
Luis Rengifo2BAngelsFree Agent
Jacob RhameRPMetsFree Agent
Anthony Rizzo1BCubsFree Agent
Victor RoblesCFNationalsFree Agent
Fernando RodneyRPNationalsFree Agent
Amed RosarioSSMetsFree Agent
Addison RussellSSCubsFree Agent
Hyun-Jin RyuSPDodgersFree Agent
Pablo Sandoval3BGiantsFree Agent
Anthony SantanderRFOriolesFree Agent
Marcus SemienSSAthleticsFree Agent
Tyler SkaggsSPAngelsFree Agent
Dominic Smith1BMetsFree Agent
Juan SotoLFNationalsFree Agent
Craig StammenRPPadresFree Agent
Marcus StromanSPBlue JaysFree Agent
Pedro StropRPCubsFree Agent
Dansby SwansonSSBravesFree Agent
Mike TauchmanLFYankeesFree Agent
Sam Travis1BRed SoxFree Agent
Mike TroutCFAngelsFree Agent
Justin VerlanderSPAstrosFree Agent
Daniel Vogelbach1BMarinersFree Agent
Joey Votto1BRedsFree Agent
Christian Walker1BDiamondbacksFree Agent
Jesse WinkerLFRedsFree Agent
Christian YelichRFBrewersFree Agent
Jordan ZimmermannSPTigersFree Agent
Jacob deGromSPMetsFree Agent
SEATTLE (AP) — Mike Leake of the Seattle Mariners lost his bid to pitch a perfect game on a leadoff single in the ninth inning by rookie Luis Rengifo, then finished off the Los Angeles Angels for a 10-0 win Friday night.A week after the worst start of his career, Leake almost achieved baseball immortality.The Angels hadn't come close to a hit and Leake hadn't gone to a three-ball count before Rengifo grounded a clean hit to right field on Leake's 79th pitch.The fans gave Leake a standing ovation and he quickly waved to acknowledge their cheers.After a walk, Leake (8-8) retired the next three batters for a one-hitter, striking out Mike Trout on a full-count pitch to end it. Leake fanned six overall and walked one.Leake's second career shutout came exactly a week after he was tagged by the Angels in his previous start, giving up seven runs on eight hits and a walk while getting just two outs. The Angels pitched a combined no-hitter that night in Anaheim while the entire club wore jerse... [More]
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 Bote3BCubsFree Agent
Alex Bregman3BAstrosFree Agent
Keon BroxtonCFOriolesFree Agent
Josh Donaldson3BBravesFree Agent
Adam EatonRFNationalsFree Agent
Freddie Freeman1BBravesFree Agent
Yuli Gurriel1BAstrosFree Agent
J.A. HappSPYankeesFree Agent
Bryce HarperRFPhilliesFree Agent
Adam HaseleyCFPhilliesFree Agent
Teoscar HernándezLFBlue JaysFree Agent
Jason HeywardRFCubsFree Agent
Eric Hosmer1BPadresFree Agent
Luke JacksonRPBravesFree Agent
Aaron JudgeRFYankeesFree Agent
Ryan LavarnwayCRedsFree Agent
DJ LeMahieu2BYankeesFree Agent
Manny Machado3BPadresFree Agent
Carlos MartínezSPCardinalsFree Agent
José MartínezLFCardinalsFree Agent
Brendan McKaySPRaysFree Agent
John MeansRPOriolesFree Agent
Oscar MercadoSSIndiansFree Agent
Brad Miller2BPhilliesFree Agent
Josh NaylorLFPadresFree Agent
Adam OttavinoRPYankeesFree Agent
David PriceSPRed SoxFree Agent
Anthony Rizzo1BCubsFree Agent
Victor RoblesCFNationalsFree Agent
Fernando RodneyRPNationalsFree Agent
Addison RussellSSCubsFree Agent
Anthony SantanderRFOriolesFree Agent
Juan SotoLFNationalsFree Agent
Craig StammenRPPadresFree Agent
Marcus StromanSPBlue JaysFree Agent
Pedro StropRPCubsFree Agent
Dansby SwansonSSBravesFree Agent
Mike TauchmanLFYankeesFree Agent
Sam Travis1BRed SoxFree Agent
Justin VerlanderSPAstrosFree Agent
Joey Votto1BRedsFree Agent
Jesse WinkerLFRedsFree 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 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 MaldonadoCCubsFree Agent
Mike MinorSPRangersFree Agent
Mike MontgomerySPRoyalsFree 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 1900:19LEADING OFF: 'Savage' Yanks host Rockies, deadline watchShane BieberSPIndiansFree Agent
Wade DavisRPRockiesFree Agent
Nathan EovaldiSPRed SoxFree Agent
Martín MaldonadoCCubsFree Agent
Mike MinorSPRangersFree Agent
Mike MontgomerySPRoyalsFree 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 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 LeMahieu2BYankeesFree Agent
Gio Urshela3BYankeesFree 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 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 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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