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Fri May 2417:14Blue Jays promote Cavan Biggio, son of Hall of Famer CraigLourdes Gurriel Jr.2BBlue JaysFree Agent
Billy McKinneyLFBlue JaysFree Agent
Thomas PannoneSPBlue JaysFree Agent
Zac RosscupRPBlue JaysFree Agent
TORONTO (AP) — Blue Jays prospect Cavan Biggio, the son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, was brought up by Toronto on Friday and set to make his major league debut against San Diego.Biggio was in the lineup to bat eighth and play second base, the position where his father won four Gold Glove awards playing for Houston. The elder Biggio is in Toronto to attend his son's debut.Toronto last month gave a debut to the son of a Hall of Famer, and third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has become a regular starter. Among the Blue Jays top minor league prospects is Bo Bichette, whose father Dante played in the majors.A fifth-round pick in the 2016 amateur draft, Cavan Biggio hit .307 with six homers and 26 RBIs in 42 games at Triple-A.Biggio was one of four players to join the Blue Jays on Friday. Toronto recalled infielder/outfielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr., and left-hander Thomas Pannone from Triple-A, and added lefty Zac Rosscup, who was claimed on waivers from Seattle on Thursday.Biggio's contract was selected from Buffalo of the International League, and outfielder Billy McKinney and infielder Richard Ureña were optioned to Triple-A. Left-handed knuckleballer Ryan Feirabend was designated for assignment and right-hander Elvis Luciano was placed on the bereavement list.___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Fri May 2416:54Blue Jays promote Cavan Biggio, son of Hall of FamerLourdes Gurriel Jr.2BBlue JaysFree Agent
Billy McKinneyLFBlue JaysFree Agent
Thomas PannoneSPBlue JaysFree Agent
Zac RosscupRPBlue JaysFree Agent
Richard UreñaSSBlue JaysFree Agent
TORONTO (AP) — Blue Jays prospect Cavan Biggio, the son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, was selected to Toronto's roster Friday to make his debut against the San Diego Padres.Biggio will bat eighth and play second base, the position his father won four Gold Glove awards playing for the Houston Astros.The elder Biggio is in Toronto to attend his son's debut.The Blue Jays already have the son of a Hall of Famer in their infield in third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. One of their top minor league prospects is Bo Bichette, whose father Dante played in the majors.A fifth-round draft pick in 2016, Biggio hit .207 with six homers and 26 RBIs in 42 games at Triple-A.Biggio was one of four players to join the Blue Jays on Friday. Toronto recalled INF/OF Lourdes Gurriel Jr., and left-hander Thomas Pannone from Triple-A, and added lefty Zac Rosscup, who was claimed on waivers from Seattle on Thursday.The Blue Jays optioned outfielder Billy McKinney and infielder Richard Urena to Triple-A. Left-handed knuckleballer Ryan Feirabend was designated for assignment and right-hander Elvis Luciano was placed on the bereavement list.___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Fri May 2416:37This Date in BaseballCarlos BeltránDHAstrosFree Agent
Adrián Béltre3BRangersFree Agent
José BerríosSPTwinsFree Agent
Mookie BettsRFRed SoxFree Agent
Joe BiaginiSPBlue JaysFree Agent
Shane BieberSPIndiansFree Agent
Justin Bour1BAngelsFree Agent
Brad BoxbergerRPRoyalsFree Agent
Ryan BurrRPWhite SoxFree Agent
David Fletcher2BAngelsFree Agent
Josh HamiltonFree Agent
Brock Holt2B/3BRed SoxFree Agent
Craig KimbrelRPRed SoxFree Agent
George KottarasFree Agent
Carlos MartínezSPCardinalsFree Agent
Justin MastersonFree Agent
Steven MatzSPMetsFree Agent
Yadier MolinaCCardinalsFree Agent
Yoán Moncada3BWhite SoxFree Agent
Dioner NavarroCIndiansFree Agent
Bryan ReynoldsCFPiratesFree Agent
Garrett RichardsSPPadresFree Agent
Paul SewaldRPMetsFree Agent
Mike TroutCFAngelsFree Agent
Tony WatsonRPGiantsFree Agent
Zack WheelerSPMetsFree Agent
Nick WittgrenRPIndiansFree Agent
Gabriel YnoaSPOriolesFree Agent
Ben Zobrist2BCubsFree Agent
Mike ZuninoCRaysFree Agent
May 261916 — Benny Kauff of the Giants was picked off first base three times by Boston's Lefty Tyler. The miscues didn't hurt as New York won its 14th consecutive road victory beating the Braves, 12-1.1925 — In Detroit's 8-1 win over the Chicago White Sox, Ty Cobb became the first to collect 1,000 career extra-base hits. He finished his career with 1,139.1929 — Pinch-hitters Pat Crawford of the Giants and Les Bell of the Boston Braves hit grand slams in New York's 15-9 victory.1930 — Joe Sewell of the Cleveland Indians, who fanned only three times in 353 at-bats during the season, was struck out twice in the same game by Pat Caraway of the White Sox.1933 — Philadelphia's Chuck Klein hit for cycle in a 5-4 14-inning loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. Dizzy Dean went the distance for St. Louis.1937 — Billy Sullivan and Bruce Campbell appeared for the Cleveland Indians as pinch hitters. Each hit a home run, making it the first time two American League pinch hitters hit home runs... [More]
Fri May 2414:52RHP Ervin Santana agrees to minor league contract with MetsErvin SantanaSPWhite SoxFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Ervin Santana has agreed to a minor league contract with the New York Mets pending a successful physical and will report to the team's spring training complex in Port St. Lucie, Florida.Santana became a free agent on April 29, three days after he was designated for release by the Chicago White Sox, who signed him for a $4.3 million salary this year.A two-time All-Star, the 36-year-old right-hander was 0-2 with a 9.45 ERA in three starts. He has a 149-127 record in 15 major league seasons.New York announced the deal Friday.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Fri May 2414:44Paxton still has knee issue; Gregorius to start 20-day clockDidi GregoriusSSYankeesFree Agent
James PaxtonSPYankeesFree Agent
Luis SeverinoSPYankeesFree Agent
Troy TulowitzkiSSYankeesFree Agent
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees pitcher James Paxton still has discomfort in his ailing left knee, and shortstop Didi Gregorius planned to start a minor league injury rehabilitation assignment that Saturday that has him returning to the big league team by mid-June.Paxton allowed one hit in four innings and struck out seven against Detroit in extended spring training Friday. He has not pitched for the Yankees since May 3."I felt it a little bit, but I still was able to make my pitches, which is what I wanted to see," Paxton said.Paxton had a cortisone shot on May 4."If I come in tomorrow with more pain than I had walking in today, then we'll have to do something," Paxton added. "But, if I come in tomorrow and it feels the same as it did walking in today, then that's just how I'm going to have to pitch for right now."Paxton threw 42 of 55 pitches for strikes."I executed pretty well," Paxton said. "I was able to get my fastball inside."The 30-year-old left-hander, 3-2 with a 3.11 ER... [More]
Fri May 2414:24Paxton still has knee issue; Gregorius to start 20-day clockDidi GregoriusSSYankeesFree Agent
James PaxtonSPYankeesFree Agent
Luis SeverinoSPYankeesFree Agent
Troy TulowitzkiSSYankeesFree Agent
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees pitcher James Paxton still has discomfort in his ailing left knee, and shortstop Didi Gregorius planned to start a minor league injury rehabilitation assignment that Saturday that has him returning to the big league team by mid-June.Paxton allowed one hit in four innings and struck out seven against Detroit in extended spring training Friday. He has not pitched for the Yankees since June 3."I felt it a little bit, but I still was able to make my pitches, which is what I wanted to see," Paxton said.Paxton had a cortisone shot on June 4."If I come in tomorrow with more pain than I had walking in today, then we'll have to do something," Paxton added. "But, if I come in tomorrow and it feels the same as it did walking in today, then that's just how I'm going to have to pitch for right now."Paxton threw 42 of 55 pitches for strikes."I executed pretty well," Paxton said. "I was able to get my fastball inside."The 30-year-old left-hander, 3-2 with a 3.11 ... [More]
Thu May 2317:56Indians' Kluber has cast removed, making progressMike ClevingerSPIndiansFree Agent
Corey KluberSPIndiansFree Agent
CLEVELAND (AP) — The hard cast is off Corey Kluber's broken right arm, providing a dose of positive news for the struggling Indians.Kluber, who may be months away from pitching in a game for Cleveland, said Thursday that he felt relief in having the cast protecting his broken arm removed after a few weeks."I can do a little bit more," said Kluber. "So that's good."The two-time Cy Young winner underwent imaging texts, which showed that his ulna is mending properly."He got what we were expecting," manager Terry Francona said before the opener of a four-game series with Tampa Bay. Francona said the team's medical staff told him Kluber had "expected healing. So, he gets that cast off and he can start doing range of motion. And in two weeks he will be re-examined."The right-hander broke his arm when he was struck flush by a line drive hit by Miami's Brian Anderson on May 1. At the time, the Indians said surgery wasn't needed, and it appears Kluber will be able to avoid an operation.Still,... [More]
Thu May 2317:15Indians' Kluber has cast removed, making progressCorey KluberSPIndiansFree Agent
CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians ace Corey Kluber had the hard cast protecting his broken right arm removed and the two-time Cy Young winner is healing as hoped.Kluber underwent imaging texts Thursday, which showed that his ulna is mending properly. Cleveland manager Terry Francona said Kluber can begin range of motion and that he will be re-examined in two weeks.The right-hander broke his arm when he was struck flush by a line drive hit by Miami's Brian Anderson on May 1. At the time, the Indians said surgery wasn't needed, and Francona said the medical staff told him Kluber was having "expected healing."Kluber has been fitted with a protective brace. He said it was a relief to have the cast off and is excited that he "can do a lot more now."The 33-year-old ran sprints in the outfield before the series opener against Tampa Bay.Kluber won 20 games last season and at least 18 in each of the past three seasons. He is 2-3 with a 5.80 ERA in seven starts this year.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Thu May 2311:44Yankees' CC Sabathia placed on IL with knee inflammationDellin BetancesRPYankeesFree Agent
Didi GregoriusSSYankeesFree Agent
Aaron JudgeRFYankeesFree Agent
Giancarlo StantonDHYankeesFree Agent
Troy TulowitzkiSSYankeesFree Agent
BALTIMORE (AP) — CC Sabathia's ailing right knee landed him on the 10-day injured list Thursday, although the New York Yankees don't expect the star lefty to be sidelined for long.Sabathia has right knee inflammation, a problem he's been dealing with for a long time."This is something we know we're going to face at different times throughout the year with CC," manager Aaron Boone said, "so hopefully it's just something that we can knock out quickly and hopefully just miss a turn."Sabathia pitched five innings against the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night and complained about knee soreness after allowing five runs and six hits."It's just hard to land," he said. "It's like a shooting pain goes through every time that I land. So it makes it hard to finish my pitches."The 38-year-old Sabathia said he started feeling knee pain "a few starts ago" but was hopeful a cortisone shot and a few days rest would keep him off the IL."I'll probably take some time just to get the medicine in there... [More]
Thu May 2311:06Yankees' CC Sabathia placed on IL with knee inflammationDellin BetancesRPYankeesFree Agent
Didi GregoriusSSYankeesFree Agent
Aaron JudgeRFYankeesFree Agent
Giancarlo StantonDHYankeesFree Agent
Troy TulowitzkiSSYankeesFree Agent
BALTIMORE (AP) — New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia has been placed on the 10-day injured list with right knee inflammation.The team announced it Thursday before the finale of the four-game series against the Baltimore Orioles. Sabathia pitched five innings against on Wednesday night and complained about knee soreness afterward.He earned the victory despite allowing five runs and six hits. After the game, the 38-year-old Sabathia described it as "a shooting pain goes through every time that I land."Sabathia has started eight games, going 3-1 with a 3.48 ERA, striking out 34 in 41 1/3 innings.He joins a list of prominent Yankees on the IL, including Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, Didi Gregorius, Dellin Betances and Troy Tulowitzki.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Wed May 2223:56Twins, Angels postponed, will be made up on ThursdayDustin GarneauCAngelsFree Agent
Marwin GonzalezLFTwinsFree Agent
Matt HarveySPAngelsFree Agent
Kevan SmithCAngelsFree Agent
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Very little has slowed the Minnesota Twins of late. A rare Southern California rain shower did the trick Wednesday night.The Twins had their series finale against the Los Angeles Angels postponed because of weather and unplayable field conditions. It has been rescheduled for Thursday.It is only the third postponement at Angel Stadium since 1995 and the 12th since the stadium opened in 1966. The last postponement occurred on July 19, 2015, against Boston.Minnesota is 31-16 and has a seven-game lead over Cleveland in the AL Central, which is the earliest it has been up that much in the division. The previous earliest was June 24, 2002, when they were seven games ahead of the Chicago White Sox.The Twins — who haven't won a division title since 2010 — have taken five of six on this road trip and are trying to get a sweep in Anaheim for the first time since 1996.Manager Rocco Baldelli wasn't thrilled with the decision to postpone the game, but he also said he re... [More]
Wed May 2222:12Twins, Angels postponed, will be made up on ThursdayMatt HarveySPAngelsFree Agent
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The series finale between the Minnesota Twins and the Los Angeles Angels has been postponed because of weather and rescheduled for Thursday.It rained at Angel Stadium two hours before Wednesday's game, causing puddles to form in both left and right field. The grounds crew worked for over an hour to remove water from the outfield, but conditions remained unplayable.It is only the third postponement at Angel Stadium since 1995 and the 12th since the stadium opened in 1966. The last postponement occurred on July 19, 2015, against Boston.Martín Pérez (6-1) had been scheduled to start for Minnesota against Los Angeles' Matt Harvey (2-3).The Twins have won five of six on their road trip. The Angels have dropped three straight after winning the first two on their homestand.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Wed May 2221:22White Sox turn triple play against AstrosJosé AbreuDHWhite SoxFree Agent
Jake MarisnickCFAstrosFree Agent
Yoán Moncada3BWhite SoxFree Agent
Yolmer Sánchez2BWhite SoxFree Agent
HOUSTON (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have turned a triple play against the Houston Astros.It came in the third inning Wednesday night with runners on first and second. Jake Marisnick hit a grounder down the line to third baseman Yoan Moncada, who stepped on the base for the first out. He threw to Yolmer Sanchez at second, and Sanchez threw it to Jose Abreu at first, where the ball just beat Marisnick.It was the first triple play in the majors this season and Chicago's first since July 8, 2016, against Atlanta. Houston last hit into a triple play on April 19, 2018, against the Mariners.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Wed May 2218:02Stanton has another injury setback, Gregorius progressingDidi GregoriusSSYankeesFree Agent
Giancarlo StantonDHYankeesFree Agent
Troy TulowitzkiSSYankeesFree Agent
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The New York Yankees will have to wait a little longer for the return of the Giancarlo Stanton.The outfielder took a step back in his return from arm injuries and won't play in any rehabilitation games for seven to 10 days because of left calf tightness.Shortstop Didi Gregorius moved ahead toward a mid-June return when he went 1 for 3 with a walk as the designated hitter in an extended spring training game Wednesday after taking one day off due to dehydration.Stanton hasn't played for the Yankees since March 31 due to a strained left biceps and then a strained left shoulder. He went 1 for 3 with a home run and two strikeouts for Class A Tampa on Monday night, then was scratched from the lineup Tuesday.New York said Wednesday he had been returned from his injury rehabilitation assignment."There's a little bit of soreness in there," Yankees manager Aaron Boone said in Baltimore on Wednesday. "Just being cautious with it yesterday. He does have a strain in there so we... [More]
Wed May 2217:44Orioles get Broxton from Mets for $500K pool allotmentKeon BroxtonCFOriolesFree Agent
Alex CobbSPOriolesFree Agent
Yefry RamirezRPOriolesFree Agent
Stevie Wilkerson2B/3BOriolesFree Agent
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Orioles bolstered their outfield defense by acquiring Keon Broxton from the New York Mets on Wednesday for $500,000 in 2019-20 international signing bonus pool allotment.Broxton was designated for assignment last week by the Mets after batting .143 in 34 games with no homers and two RBIs. The Orioles, however, like the idea of having his glove in center field after experimenting with rookie Stevie Wilkerson over the past month."He has speed, excellent center field ability, he's got some raw power," general manager Mike Elias said of Broxton on Wednesday. "We're trying some different things in center field and we wanted to give him a look and hopefully give him a little bit more extended time than he's had."In five years with Milwaukee, Pittsburgh and the Mets, the 29-year-old Broxton has a .216 average with 33 homers and 81 RBIs. His best season was in 2017, when he hit 20 homers in 143 games with the Brewers."He's a really athletic guy. His tools are off the cha... [More]
Wed May 2217:32Stanton has another injury setback, Gregorius progressingDidi GregoriusSSYankeesFree Agent
Giancarlo StantonDHYankeesFree Agent
Troy TulowitzkiSSYankeesFree Agent
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton took a step back in his return from arm injuries and won't play in any rehabilitation games for seven to 10 days because of left calf tightness.Shortststop Didi Gregorius moved ahead toward a mid-June return when he went 1 for 3 with a walk as the designated hitter in an extended spring training game Wednesday after taking one day off due to dehydration.Stanton hasn't played for the Yankees since March 31 due to a strained left biceps and then a strained left shoulder. He went 1 for 3 with a home run and two strikeouts for Class A Tampa on Monday night, then was scratched from the lineup Tuesday.New York said Wednesday he had been returned from his injury rehabilitation assignment.Gregorius, coming back from Tommy John surgery last Oct. 17, was given an IV after following his first extended spring training game Monday. Following an hour of on-field pregame work, he played five innings in mid-90 degree conditions."What h... [More]
Wed May 2216:32Orioles get OF Broxton from Mets for pool moneyKeon BroxtonCFOriolesFree Agent
Alex CobbSPOriolesFree Agent
Yefry RamirezRPOriolesFree Agent
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have acquired outfielder Keon Broxton from the New York Mets for $500,000 international bonus pool money.Broxton was batting .143 with New York in 34 games with no homers and two RBIs. In five years with Milwaukee, Pittsburgh and the Mets, Broxton has a .216 average with 33 homers and 81 RBIs.In other moves Wednesday, the Orioles claimed right-hander Chandler Shepherd off waivers from the Chicago Cubs and assigned him to Triple-A Norfolk.Baltimore also transferred right-hander Alex Cobb to the 60-day injured list with a lumbar strain and designated right-hander Yefry Ramirez for assignment.Cobb has pitched in only three games this season. He's 0-2 with a 10.95 ERA operating in the second year of a four-year, $57 million contract.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Wed May 2214:17Rangers OF Calhoun on 10-day injured list with quad strainWillie CalhounLFRangersFree Agent
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers outfielder Willie Calhoun has been placed on the 10-day injured list because of a left quad strain.The move was made Wednesday, a day after Calhoun aggravated his quad as a baserunner when trying to beat a throw to first base in the sixth inning of a win over Seattle.Delino DeShields, the center fielder sent to the minor two weeks ago, was recalled from Triple-A Nashville.Calhoun hit .435 (10 for 23) with two homers and seven RBIs since making his season debut a week ago following his call-up from the minor. He reached safely in all six games.Manager Chris Woodward said Calhoun initially thought he had a cramp, but the pain didn't go away after getting to the dugout. The outfielder was re-examined Wednesday.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP-Sports
Wed May 2213:42Yanks' Gregorius plays at spring camp day after dehydrationDidi GregoriusSSYankeesFree Agent
Giancarlo StantonDHYankeesFree Agent
Troy TulowitzkiSSYankeesFree Agent
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius went 1 for 3 with a walk as the designated hitter in an extended spring training game Wednesday after taking one day off due to dehydration.Gregorius, coming back from Tommy John surgery last October, was given an IV after playing in his first extended spring game Monday. After doing over an hour of on-field pregame work, he played five innings in stifling mid-90 degree conditions."What happened Monday? Dehydrated. Just got headaches," Gregorius said. "Nothing too crazy. Felt good yesterday and today was really good. Everything is 100 percent good."Gregorius could rejoin the Yankees in mid- to late June.Gregorius injured the elbow while making a throw from left field after a ball bounced off Fenway Park's Green Monster during Game 2 of the AL Division Series at Boston.Outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, who hasn't played since March 31 due to a strained left biceps and then a strained left shoulder, was scratched Tuesday night fr... [More]
Wed May 2213:26Indians designate outfielder Carlos Gonzalez for assignmentGreg AllenRFIndiansFree Agent
Michael BrantleyLFAstrosFree Agent
Mike ClevingerSPIndiansFree Agent
Mike FreemanSSIndiansFree Agent
Carlos GonzálezRFIndiansFree Agent
Eric HaaseCIndiansFree Agent
Corey KluberSPIndiansFree Agent
Jordan LuplowLFIndiansFree Agent
Oscar MercadoSSIndiansFree Agent
Tyler NaquinRFIndiansFree Agent
Roberto PérezCIndiansFree Agent
Kevin PlaweckiCIndiansFree Agent
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians could no longer wait for Carlos Gonzalez to help pull their struggling offense from a season-long funk.The veteran outfielder was designated for assignment prior to Wednesday's game against Oakland. Gonzalez, who signed a minor-league contract in spring training, batted .210 with two home runs and seven RBIs in 30 games.Manager Terry Francona praised Gonzalez's professionalism in the clubhouse, but stressed the decision came down to results."We weren't seeing the offense that we needed and he said that, too," Francona said. "Does it come with another 100 at-bats? We don't have a crystal ball and none of us is smart enough to know what the next 100 at-bats might bring."Gonzalez, 33, played the last 11 seasons for the Colorado Rockies. The Indians hoped his left-handed bat would help offset the loss of free-agent outfielder Michael Brantley. Gonzalez, who had several solid seasons with the Rockies, didn't produce for an offense that is near the bo... [More]
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