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Thu Jul 1821:29Boone dubs Yanks 'savages' during rant in 6-2 win over RaysBrian Anderson3BMarlinsFree Agent
Brett GardnerLFYankeesFree 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 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 1801:49LEADING OFF: Dodgers-Phillies play early after playing lateMadison BumgarnerSPGiantsFree Agent
Jake MarisnickCFAstrosFree 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]
Wed Jul 1722:49Yankees get speedy OF Terrance Gore from Royals for cashTerrance GoreLFRoyalsFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Speedy outfielder Terrance Gore was traded to the New York Yankees by the Kansas City Royals for $100,000 on Wednesday.The deal was announced before New York's scheduled game against the Tampa Bay Rays was postponed due to a forecast of severe inclement weather. Gore was not added to the Yankees' 40-man roster, and will report to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.The 5-foot-7 Gore is one of the fastest players in the majors and could be called up when major league rosters expand in September. He gives the AL East leaders a potential pinch-runner deluxe in the late innings of critical games — perhaps even come playoff time in October."Obviously, depth and obviously a guy with a lot of speed that can play a certain role for you down the stretch," Yankees manager Aaron Boone said.A right-handed hitter, the 28-year-old Gore was designated for assignment by the rebuilding Royals last week. He batted .275 (14 for 51) with 13 stolen bases in 18 attempts over a career-high 37 games for Kansas City this year. He has played in 100 games over six big league seasons, going 15 for 67 (.224) with 40 steals in 49 tries.Gore swiped four bases in five attempts during the 2014 and '15 postseasons, doing his part to help the Royals win consecutive AL pennants and a World Series championship.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Wed Jul 1722:49Royals place Adalberto Mondesi on 10-day injured listHumberto Arteaga2BRoyalsFree Agent
Nicky LopezSSRoyalsFree Agent
Martín MaldonadoCCubsFree Agent
Whit Merrifield2BRoyalsFree Agent
Mike MontgomerySPRoyalsFree Agent
Jake NewberryRPRoyalsFree Agent
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals placed shortstop Adalberto Mondesi on the 10-day injured list with a left shoulder injury.In a series of moves announced prior to Wednesday's game, the Royals also recalled infielder Humberto Arteaga, activated left-handed pitcher Mike Montgomery, optioned right-hander Jake Newberry and traded outfielder Terrence Gore to the New York Yankees.Mondesi injured his shoulder in the fifth inning of Tuesday's game against the White Sox when he attempted to make a diving catch on the warning track in shallow left field.Royals manager Ned Yost said Mondesi will be evaluated in a week."He's sore today," Yost said. "I don't expect any decision right now. We'll just wait until we can give it some time to see how it feels."Mondesi leads the major leagues in stolen bases (31) and triples (nine). The injury comes 15 days after Mondesi returned to the Royals following his first stint on the injured list this season for a right groin strain.In Mondesi's ... [More]
Wed Jul 1722:39Rays-Yankees game postponed due to severe weather forecastDellin BetancesRPYankeesFree Agent
Aroldis ChapmanRPYankeesFree Agent
Yonny ChirinosSPRaysFree Agent
Matt Duffy3BRaysFree Agent
Terrance GoreLFRoyalsFree Agent
J.A. HappSPYankeesFree Agent
Ben HellerRPYankeesFree Agent
Cameron MaybinRFYankeesFree Agent
Charlie MortonSPRaysFree Agent
Luis SeverinoSPYankeesFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Rain keeps interrupting the New York Yankees' sunny season.The scheduled game between the Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays was postponed Wednesday night due to a forecast of thunderstorms and severe weather.Though no showers were falling yet on a humid evening in the Bronx, the game was called about 35 minutes before it was supposed to start — drawing groans from some fans scattered throughout the stands. But less than two hours later, it was pouring at Yankee Stadium as lightning flashed in the sky.The game will be made up Thursday as part of a single-admission doubleheader beginning at 3 p.m. After that, Tampa Bay is not scheduled to return to New York this season."Obviously, it kind of stinks. But maybe not the worst thing," Rays manager Kevin Cash said. "I kind of like the off day to freshen up the bullpen a little bit."New York leads the AL East by six games over the Rays. The teams split their first two matchups this week and the Yankees hold a 10-5 advantage in the... [More]
Wed Jul 1721:29Rays-Yankees game postponed due to severe weather forecastDellin BetancesRPYankeesFree Agent
Aroldis ChapmanRPYankeesFree Agent
Yonny ChirinosSPRaysFree Agent
Matt Duffy3BRaysFree Agent
Terrance GoreLFRoyalsFree Agent
J.A. HappSPYankeesFree Agent
Ben HellerRPYankeesFree Agent
Cameron MaybinRFYankeesFree Agent
Charlie MortonSPRaysFree Agent
Luis SeverinoSPYankeesFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Rain keeps interrupting the New York Yankees' sunny season.The scheduled game between the Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays was postponed Wednesday night due to a forecast of thunderstorms and severe weather.Though no showers were falling yet on a humid evening in the Bronx, the game was called about 35 minutes before it was supposed to start — drawing groans from some fans scattered throughout the stands. But less than two hours later, it was pouring at Yankee Stadium as lightning flashed in the sky.The game will be made up Thursday as part of a single-admission doubleheader beginning at 3 p.m. After that, Tampa Bay is not scheduled to return to New York this season."Obviously, it kind of stinks. But maybe not the worst thing," Rays manager Kevin Cash said. "I kind of like the off day to freshen up the bullpen a little bit."New York leads the AL East by six games over the Rays. The teams split their first two matchups this week and the Yankees hold a 10-5 advantage in the... [More]
Wed Jul 1720:59Angels pitcher Noé Ramirez suspended for 3 gamesJonathan LucroyCAngelsFree Agent
Jake MarisnickCFAstrosFree Agent
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Angels pitcher Noé Ramirez has been suspended for three games and fined an undisclosed amount for throwing a pitch in the area of Houston outfielder Jake Marisnick's head, and Los Angeles manager Brad Ausmus has been suspended a game and fined.Joe Torre, Chief Baseball Officer for Major League Baseball, announced the penalties Wednesday, a day after Ramirez drilled Marisnick between the shoulder blades with a 1-1 pitch in the sixth inning of the Angels' 7-2 home victory .Ramirez said he will appeal the suspension. Bench coach Josh Paul will manage the Angels on Wednesday while Ausmus serves his suspension.Ausmus said he thought his suspension was unnecessary but that since MLB thought Ramirez committed an egregious offense that he should be penalized, too."I thought three games for Noe was a little bit steep, but he still has the appeals process to go through," Ausmus said.Marisnick was playing his first game against Los Angeles since his violent home plate co... [More]
Wed Jul 1720:49Yankees get speedy OF Terrance Gore from Royals for cashTerrance GoreLFRoyalsFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Speedy outfielder Terrance Gore was traded to the New York Yankees by the Kansas City Royals for cash on Wednesday.The deal was announced before New York's scheduled game against the Tampa Bay Rays was postponed due to a forecast of severe inclement weather. Gore was not added to the Yankees' 40-man roster, and will report to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.The 5-foot-7 Gore is one of the fastest players in the majors and could be called up when major league rosters expand in September. He gives the AL East leaders a potential pinch-runner deluxe in the late innings of critical games — perhaps even come playoff time in October."Obviously, depth and obviously a guy with a lot of speed that can play a certain role for you down the stretch," Yankees manager Aaron Boone said.A right-handed hitter, the 28-year-old Gore was designated for assignment by the rebuilding Royals last week. He batted .275 (14 for 51) with 13 stolen bases in 18 attempts over a career-high 37 games for Kansas City this year. He has played in 100 games over six big league seasons, going 15 for 67 (.224) with 40 steals in 49 tries.Gore swiped four bases in five attempts during the 2014 and '15 postseasons, doing his part to help the Royals win consecutive AL pennants and a World Series championship.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Wed Jul 1720:39Yankees get speedy OF Terrance Gore from Royals for cashTerrance GoreLFRoyalsFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Speedy outfielder Terrance Gore has been traded to the New York Yankees by the Kansas City Royals for cash.The deal was announced Wednesday before New York's scheduled game against the Tampa Bay Rays was postponed due to a forecast of severe inclement weather. Gore was not added to the Yankees' 40-man roster, and will report to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.The 5-foot-7 Gore is one of the fastest players in the majors and could be called up when major league rosters expand in September. He gives the AL East leaders a potential pinch-runner deluxe in the late innings of critical games down the stretch — perhaps even come playoff time in October.A right-handed hitter, the 28-year-old Gore was designated for assignment by the rebuilding Royals last week. He batted .275 (14 for 51) with 13 stolen bases in 18 attempts over a career-high 37 games for Kansas City this year.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Wed Jul 1720:29Royals place Adalberto Mondesi on 10-day injured listHumberto Arteaga2BRoyalsFree Agent
Nicky LopezSSRoyalsFree Agent
Martín MaldonadoCCubsFree Agent
Whit Merrifield2BRoyalsFree Agent
Mike MontgomerySPRoyalsFree Agent
Jake NewberryRPRoyalsFree Agent
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals placed shortstop Adalberto Mondesi on the 10-day injured list with a left shoulder injury.In a series of moves announced prior to Wednesday's game, the Royals also recalled infielder Humberto Arteaga, activated left-handed pitcher Mike Montgomery, optioned right-hander Jake Newberry and traded outfielder Terrence Gore to the New York Yankees.Mondesi injured his shoulder in the fifth inning of Tuesday's game against the White Sox when he attempted to make a diving catch on the warning track in shallow left field.Royals manager Ned Yost said Mondesi will be evaluated in a week."He's sore today," Yost said. "I don't expect any decision right now. We'll just wait until we can give it some time to see how it feels."Mondesi leads the major leagues in stolen bases (31) and triples (nine). The injury comes 15 days after Mondesi returned to the Royals following his first stint on the injured list this season for a right groin strain.In Mondesi's ... [More]
Wed Jul 1720:09White Sox put Jiménez on IL with nerve contusion in armRyan Goins2B/SSWhite SoxFree Agent
Juan MinayaRPWhite SoxFree Agent
Charlie TilsonCFWhite SoxFree Agent
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have placed rookie outfielder Eloy Jiménez on the 10-day injured list with an ulnar nerve contusion in his right arm.The move comes a day after Jiménez collided with outfielder Charlie Tilson in the first inning Tuesday against the Kansas City Royals. In the hours after the game, Jiménez was experiencing numbness down his arm and into his fingers.Jiménez will rejoin the team in Tampa Bay this weekend after flying home to Chicago for a full evaluation. He'll be re-evaluated Monday, and the organization is optimistic Jiménez could only miss a couple of weeks.The 23-year-old is batting .244 with 17 home runs and 39 RBIs.The White Sox purchased the contract of infielder Ryan Goins to replace Jiménez. Goins, who appeared in 41 games with the Royals in 2018, was set to start at shortstop against his former team Wednesday.RHP Juan Minaya was outrighted to Charlotte after being designated for assignment Saturday.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Wed Jul 1719:39Price, Eckersley feuding again after Eck's comments to GlobeDavid PriceSPRed SoxFree Agent
BOSTON (AP) — David Price ignited an old feud Wednesday with Red Sox TV analyst Dennis Eckersley after the Hall of Fame pitcher commented about a confrontation between the men in a story by The Boston Globe this week.Two years ago, Price confronted Eckersley on a team flight after Eckersley was critical of a player's performance on air. On Wednesday, Price called it "trash" that Eckersley discussed the incident during an interview for a lengthy piece on the former pitcher's life and career."I didn't know how to deal with that. I don't plan on saying a word to him, I don't plan on seeing him, never," Eckersley told The Boston Globe Magazine about the incident. "I don't really give a (expletive) one way or another. I don't think he really cares one way or the other."That was the only time Eckersley was quoted about the run-in.About three hours before the scheduled first pitch of the Red Sox-Blue Jays game at Fenway Park, Price let loose about Eckersley to reporters in the home clubhous... [More]
Wed Jul 1719:19Angels pitcher Noé Ramirez suspended for 3 gamesJonathan LucroyCAngelsFree Agent
Jake MarisnickCFAstrosFree Agent
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles pitcher Noé Ramirez has been suspended for three games and fined an undisclosed amount for throwing a pitch in the area of Houston outfielder Jake Marisnick's head, and Angels manager Brad Ausmus has been suspended a game and fined.Joe Torre, Chief Baseball Officer for Major League Baseball, announced the penalties Wednesday, a day after Ramirez drilled Marisnick between the shoulder blades with a 1-1 pitch in the sixth inning of the Angels' 7-2 home victory.Ramirez said he will appeal the suspension. Bench coach Josh Paul will manage the manage the Angels on Wednesday while Ausmus serves his suspension.Marisnick was playing his first game against Los Angeles since his violent home plate collision with catcher Jonathan Lucroy.Marisnick ran over Lucroy while trying to score in Houston nine days ago, leaving Lucroy with a concussion and a broken nose. He's out for at least three more weeks. Marisnick is currently appealing his two-game suspension for the collision.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Wed Jul 1718:59Rays-Yankees game postponed due to severe weather forecastYonny ChirinosSPRaysFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — The scheduled game between the Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees has been postponed due to a forecast of thunderstorms and severe weather.Though no rain was falling yet on a humid evening at Yankee Stadium, the game was called Wednesday about 35 minutes before it was supposed to start. It will be made up Thursday as part of a single-admission doubleheader beginning at 3 p.m. After that, Tampa Bay is not scheduled to return to New York this season.Yonny Chirinos (8-4, 3.11 ERA) had been set to pitch for the Rays against right-hander Domingo Germán (11-2, 3.40).New York leads the AL East by six games over Tampa Bay. The teams split the first two matchups of their four-game series this week, and the Yankees lead the season series 10-5.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Wed Jul 1718:49Angels pitcher Noé Ramirez suspended for 3 gamesJonathan LucroyCAngelsFree Agent
Jake MarisnickCFAstrosFree Agent
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles pitcher Noé Ramirez has been suspended for three games and fined an undisclosed amount for throwing a pitch in the area of Houston outfielder Jake Marisnick's head, and Angels manager Brad Ausmus has been suspended a game and fined.Joe Torre, Chief Baseball Officer for Major League Baseball, announced the penalties Wednesday, a day after Ramirez drilled Marisnick between the shoulder blades with a 1-1 pitch in the sixth inning of the Angels' 7-2 home victory.Marisnick was playing his first game against Los Angeles since his violent home plate collision with catcher Jonathan Lucroy.Marisnick ran over Lucroy while trying to score in Houston nine days ago, leaving Lucroy with a concussion and a broken nose. He's out for at least three more weeks. Marisnick is currently appealing his two-game suspension for the collision.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue Jul 1602:40Cubs get catcher Maldonado from Royals for LHP MontgomeryHomer BaileySPAthleticsFree Agent
Willson ContrerasCCubsFree Agent
Cam GallagherCRoyalsFree Agent
Martín MaldonadoCCubsFree Agent
Mike MontgomerySPRoyalsFree Agent
James ShieldsSPWhite SoxFree Agent
Meibrys ViloriaCRoyalsFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — With their All-Star catcher sidelined, the Chicago Cubs quickly found some experienced help behind the plate.The NL Central leaders acquired Martín Maldonado in a trade with Kansas City on Monday night that sent left-hander Mike Montgomery to the Royals.Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein announced the deal following Chicago's 6-3 loss to Cincinnati — adding that top catcher Willson Contreras was going on the 10-day injured list with a strain to the arch area of his right foot.The 32-year-old Maldonado, a Gold Glove winner in 2017 with the Angels, was batting .227 with six homers and 17 RBIs in 74 games for the struggling Royals this season. The Cubs will be his fifth team in nine major league seasons, and Epstein expects him to provide a strong defensive presence."He can really receive," Epstein said. "He can really throw. He's caught playoff games. He's handled some of the best pitchers in the game. He's a favorite of pitchers to throw to. He calls ... [More]
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