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Fri May 2416:37This Date in BaseballCarlos BeltránDHAstrosFree Agent
Ben Zobrist2BCubsFree 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 2402:42LEADING OFF: Marlins streak the right way, Sale vs AstrosGarrett Cooper1BMarlinsFree Agent
Khris DavisDHAthleticsFree Agent
Matt Olson1BAthleticsFree Agent
Chris SaleSPRed SoxFree Agent
Domingo SantanaLFMarinersFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors today:MARLINS ON THE MOVESomething unexpected is happening with the baseball team in Miami. The Marlins are actually winning some games.Miami (16-31) has won six straight, capped by Garrett Cooper's two-out grand slam in the ninth inning to beat Detroit on Thursday. There might be a chance for the Marlins to take the streak even further: The next four games at Washington against the struggling Nationals, who have lost five in a row under manager Dave Martinez.Miami still probably won't be a playoff contender anytime soon, but the wins have to be an encouraging sign for team CEO Derek Jeter, who has made known he believes the club is underachieving. The winning streak has come right after a seven-game skid that saddled the Marlins with the worst record in the majors."Just as bad as it looks one day, it looks great six days later," manager Don Mattingly said.SALE VS. ASTROS, PART IIRed Sox ace Chris Sale gets his second crack in a week at faci... [More]
Thu May 2318:58LEADING OFF: Marlins streak the right way, Sale vs AstrosGarrett Cooper1BMarlinsFree Agent
Khris DavisDHAthleticsFree Agent
Matt Olson1BAthleticsFree Agent
Chris SaleSPRed SoxFree Agent
Domingo SantanaLFMarinersFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors Friday:MARLINS ON THE MOVESomething unexpected is happening with the baseball team in Miami. The Marlins are actually winning some games.Miami (16-31) has won six straight, capped by Garrett Cooper's two-out grand slam in the ninth inning to beat Detroit on Thursday. There might be a chance for the Marlins to take the streak even further: The next four games at Washington against the struggling Nationals, who have lost five in a row under manager Dave Martinez.Miami still probably won't be a playoff contender anytime soon, but the wins have to be an encouraging sign for team CEO Derek Jeter, who has made known he believes the club is underachieving. The winning streak has come right after a seven-game skid that saddled the Marlins with the worst record in the majors."Just as bad as it looks one day, it looks great six days later," manager Don Mattingly said.SALE VS. ASTROS, PART IIRed Sox ace Chris Sale gets his second crack in a week at fac... [More]
Thu May 2317:04Nats manager Martinez fires hat, kicks dirt, ejected vs MetsSean DoolittleRPNationalsFree Agent
Brian Dozier2BNationalsFree Agent
Robert GsellmanRPMetsFree Agent
Howie KendrickLFNationalsFree Agent
Steven MatzSPMetsFree Agent
Gerardo ParraLFNationalsFree Agent
Juan SotoLFNationalsFree Agent
Wander SueroRPNationalsFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Dave Martinez's theatrical exit brought life to Washington's bats Thursday, sparking a late rally against the New York Mets.Nothing seems to be able to solve the club's bullpen woes, though, and that has the Nationals' second-year manager working from a wobbly seat.Martinez was ejected in the eighth inning of a 6-4 loss to the New York Mets, making quite a scene at the onset of a three-run, eighth-inning comeback by the Nats that was undone by yet another blown save.Plate umpire Bruce Dreckman rang up Washington's Howie Kendrick for a strikeout as he tried to check his swing, then tossed the veteran player. Martinez charged from the dugout, spiked his hat and kicked dirt on home plate during an extended, heated argument."I just didn't think he swung," Martinez said. "We just got into it. All I did was tell him to ask for help. That's why the first base umpire is there. He didn't like it."Washington trailed 3-1 at the time and had already lost four in a row. Immediatel... [More]
Thu May 2315:42Mets' Cespedes has ankle surgery, expected to miss seasonYoenis CéspedesLFMetsFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets say slugger Yoenis Cespedes is expected to miss the entire season after having ankle surgery.The Mets said the 33-year-old Cespedes had the operation on Thursday.The team announced Monday that the oft-injured outfielder had broken his right ankle in an accident on his ranch.Cespedes hadn't played this season while recovering from surgery on both heels. The two-time All-Star played just 38 games last year.Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said this week the team was told Saturday night that Cespedes sustained multiple ankle fractures on his ranch in Port St. Lucie, Florida, where the club's spring training complex is located.
Thu May 2314:52Nats manager Martinez fires hat, kicks dirt, ejected vs MetsHowie KendrickLFNationalsFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Washington manager Dave Martinez was ejected in the eighth inning of a game against the New York Mets and didn't leave until making quite a scene.Plate umpire Bruce Dreckman rang up Washington's Howie Kendrick for a strikeout as he tried to check his swing Thursday, then tossed the veteran player. Martinez charged from the dugout, spiked his hat and kicked dirt on home plate during an extended, heated argument.Washington trailed 3-1 at the time and had already lost four in a row. Immediately after Martinez got ejected, the Nationals rallied for three runs.After starting the season with postseason aspirations, the Nats entered the game 19-30, a record better than only the Miami Marlins, Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Thu May 2311:44Mets add Canó (quad), McNeil (hamstring) to injured listLuis GuillormeSSMetsFree Agent
Jeff McNeilLFMetsFree Agent
Ryan O'RourkeRPMetsFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — The Mets have added infielders Robinson Canó and Jeff McNeil to the 10-day injured list.Manager Mickey Callaway announced the moves Thursday morning before the finale of a four-game series against the Washington Nationals.Canó strained his left quad running out a grounder in the third inning of a 6-1 win Wednesday night. He had an MRI during the game, which showed a low-grade strain.McNeil has a tight left hamstring, which he thinks occurred while trying to steal second base in the ninth inning of a 6-5 win Tuesday. New York hasn't sent him for any image testing, and Callaway and McNeil described the IL move as precautionary.Luis Guillorme and Ryan O'Rourke were recalled from Triple-A Syracuse.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Thu May 2302:42LEADING OFF: Cano exits after grounder, JD Martinez outJon LesterSPCubsFree Agent
J.D. MartinezDHRed SoxFree Agent
Aaron NolaSPPhilliesFree Agent
Adam PlutkoSPIndiansFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors today:AILINGThe Mets will check Robinson Canó, a day after he left the game against Washington because of tightness in his left quadriceps.Canó appeared to hurt the leg while running to first base when he grounded out in the third inning. The 36-year-old second baseman is batting .241 with three homers and 13 RBIs. The eight-time All-Star was acquired by New York from Seattle in December.Twice last weekend Canó failed to run out grounders in Miami, both of them resulting in double plays.MISSING MARTINEZBoston star J.D. Martinez wasn't in the lineup for Wednesday's game at Toronto because of a sore back and manager Alex Cora says the slugger is unlikely to play again until Friday.Cora said he was hesitant to play Martinez in the series finale, citing the artificial surface and the early afternoon start. The Red Sox will certainly miss Martinez's presence in the lineup, but the Blue Jays will not — he has 13 home runs and 41 RBIs in 40 ca... [More]
Thu May 2300:52Mets second baseman Robinson Canó strains left quadricepsJ.D. Davis1BMetsFree Agent
Luis GuillormeSSMetsFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Criticized for not running hard, New York Mets second baseman Robinson Canó got hurt hustling up the first base line.The 36-year-old slugger left Wednesday night's 6-1 win over Washington after straining his left quadriceps.Canó got hurt when he grounded out in the third inning following J.D. Davis' two-out double. The Mets trailed 1-0 at the time."He took a few hard steps out of the box, got about halfway down the line and it grabbed on him," manager Mickey Callaway said.An eight-time All-Star, Canó twice failed to run out grounders last weekend in Miami , both of them resulting in double plays. Callaway said he addressed the issue, and Canó' did not start Monday against the Nationals.Callaway cited Canó's hustle when he doubled to right-center as a pinch hitter on Monday night and slid into second."I guess he had his fastest time from home to second (in three years), so I'm sure he was aware that he needs to get going a little bit," Callaway said.Canó is batti... [More]
Wed May 2220:32LEADING OFF: Cano exits after grounder, JD Martinez outJon LesterSPCubsFree Agent
J.D. MartinezDHRed SoxFree Agent
Aaron NolaSPPhilliesFree Agent
Adam PlutkoSPIndiansFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors Thursday:AILINGThe Mets will check Robinson Canó, a day after he left the game against Washington because of tightness in his left quadriceps.Canó appeared to hurt the leg while running to first base when he grounded out in the third inning. The 36-year-old second baseman is batting .241 with three homers and 13 RBIs. The eight-time All-Star was acquired by New York from Seattle in December.Twice last weekend Canó failed to run out grounders in Miami, both of them resulting in double plays.MISSING MARTINEZBoston star J.D. Martinez wasn't in the lineup for Wednesday's game at Toronto because of a sore back and manager Alex Cora says the slugger is unlikely to play again until Friday.Cora said he was hesitant to play Martinez in the series finale, citing the artificial surface and the early afternoon start. The Red Sox will certainly miss Martinez's presence in the lineup, but the Blue Jays will not — he has 13 home runs and 41 RBIs in 40... [More]
Wed May 2220:22Canó leaves Mets game with left quadriceps tightnessJ.D. Davis1BMetsFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Mets second baseman Robinson Canó left Wednesday night's game against Washington because of tightness in his left quadriceps.Canó appeared to hurt the leg while running to first base when he grounded out in the third following J.D. Davis' two-out double.The 36-year-old Canó is batting .241 with three homers and 13 RBIs. The eight-time All-Star, was acquired by New York from Seattle in December.Twice last weekend Canó failed to run out grounders in Miami, both of them resulting in double plays.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Wed May 2219:22Early stretch-run mode: Mets to use closer Díaz in 8thRajai DavisCFMetsFree Agent
Robert GsellmanRPMetsFree Agent
Seth LugoRPMetsFree Agent
Jeff McNeilLFMetsFree Agent
Brandon NimmoRFMetsFree Agent
Jean SeguraSSPhilliesFree Agent
Paul SewaldRPMetsFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Switching into stretch-run mode even before Memorial Day, the New York Mets will start using All-Star closer Edwin Díaz more often in the eighth inning.New York began Wednesday with a 22-25 record, 5½ games back of NL East-leading Philadelphia. Manager Mickey Callaway said he was willing to go against the trend of limiting closers to three outs in most situations."We're doing this earlier than we would like, but you might see Díaz for four outs," Callaway said. "If we're not going to be where we want to be at this point, how can we expect to be there and hold off on doing that with Díaz? So we got to win some games. We're going to approach this like it's the playoffs because we feel like we need to."Callaway announced the decision shortly before the Mets made a series of roster moves. They placed outfielder Brandon Nimmo on the 10-day injured list because of a stiff neck, a move retroactive to Tuesday, selected the contract of 38-year-old outfielder Rajai Davis fr... [More]
Wed May 2218:24Early stretch-run mode: Mets to use closer Díaz in 8thRajai DavisCFMetsFree Agent
Robert GsellmanRPMetsFree Agent
Seth LugoRPMetsFree Agent
Jeff McNeilLFMetsFree Agent
Brandon NimmoRFMetsFree Agent
Jean SeguraSSPhilliesFree Agent
Paul SewaldRPMetsFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Switching into stretch-run mode even before Memorial Day, the New York Mets will start using All-Star closer Edwin Díaz more often in the eighth inning.New York began Wednesday with a 22-25 record, 5½ games back of NL East-leading Philadelphia. Manager Mickey Callaway said he was willing to go against the trend of limiting closers to three outs in most situations."We're doing this earlier than we would like, but you might see Díaz for four outs," Callaway said. "If we're not going to be where we want to be at this point, how can we expect to be there and hold off on doing that with Díaz? So we got to win some games. We're going to approach this like it's the playoffs because we feel like we need to."Callaway announced the decision shortly before the Mets made a series of roster moves. They placed outfielder Brandon Nimmo on the 10-day disabled list because of a stiff neck, a move retroactive to Tuesday, selected the contract of outfielder Rajai Davis from Triple-A... [More]
Wed May 2212:42Brewers' Yelich out of lineup again with back spasmsChristian YelichRFBrewersFree Agent
MILWAUKEE (AP) — NL MVP Christian Yelich has been scratched from Milwaukee's lineup against Cincinnati for a second consecutive day because of back spasms."He's improved today," Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Wednesday. "We'll go through a bunch of treatments today and see how he is. The day off tomorrow factors into all this. We'll see what we've got on Friday."Yelich leads the major leagues with 19 home runs and is batting .325 with 41 RBIs in 44 games, including 42 starts.He missed parts of seven games this season because of back problems and also missed time last season."I don't think chronic is the right word," Counsell said. "His back is an issue, but this isn't a structural issue. He's had some muscle issues in his back, but they've been short-term injuries. That's not a chronic characterization, for me. It's something that he's going to have to actively manage. These are small little things that are costing him a day here and a day there. Not worrisome from my end."Hernán Pérez replaced Yelich in right field.___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Wed May 2203:16LEADING OFF: Scherzer vs. deGrom, Hamels faces PhilliesCody BellingerRFDodgersFree Agent
Luis CastilloSPRedsFree Agent
Zach DaviesSPBrewersFree Agent
Cole HamelsSPCubsFree Agent
Jacob deGromSPMetsFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors today:CURTAIN UP! LIGHT THE LIGHTS!Max Scherzer, the 2016 and '17 NL Cy Young Award winner, starts for Washington and Jacob deGrom, the 2018 NL Cy Young winner, starts for the New York Mets in a rematch of opening-day starters. The Mets won the opener 2-0 as deGrom struck out 10 and walked one in six innings, allowing six hits. Scherzer gave up two runs and two hits in 7 2/3 innings, striking out 12 and walking three. Robinson Canó homered in the first and added an RBI single in the eighth against reliever Matt Grace.YOU'RE A MAN WHO GOES TRAVELINGCole Hamels (4-0) starts for the Chicago Cubs in his first career start against the Philadelphia Phillies, the team that signed him as a first-round pick in the 2002 amateur draft. Hamels was 114-90 for the Phillies from 2006-15, helping Philadelphia win the 2008 World Series and the 2009 NL pennant. He was traded to Texas in July 2015 and to the Cubs last July. Rookie Cole Irvin (2-0) starts for ... [More]
Wed May 2200:02Uehara retires; Star on 2013 Red Sox World Series winnerKoji UeharaRPCubsFree Agent
TOKYO (AP) — Pitcher Koji Uehara, whose dominant season in relief helped the Boston Red Sox win the 2013 World Series, has retired with Japan's Yomiuri Giants — the team that he first played for in Japan.The 44-year-old Uehara announced his retirement at a news conference in Tokyo, saying it was time to step away after he was unable to perform well early in the season for the Giants' farm team.Uehara joined the Baltimore Orioles in 2009, but he became a star in 2013 with the Boston Red Sox, who defeated the St. Louis Cardinals that year in the World Series. He was dominant in relief that season for the Red Sox and it was Uehara who threw the last pitch in the final game when Boston beat the Cardinals 6-1 to win the World Series.Uehara was 22-26 in his nine-year career in MLB and pitched his final season in 2017 with the Chicago Cubs. He also pitched for the Texas Rangers.Uehara started with the Yomiuri Giants in 1999 and pitched for 10 seasons in Japan before moving to MLB.___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/apf-Baseball and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue May 2122:54Diamondbacks place Flores on injured list, recall VargasWilmer Flores2BDiamondbacksFree Agent
Ildemaro Vargas3BDiamondbacksFree Agent
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks have placed infielder Wilmer Flores on the 10-day injured list with a bruised right foot, retroactive to Monday, and recalled Ildemaro Vargas from the Triple-A Reno.Flores left Sunday's game against the Giants after being hit with a pitch. He was hitting .373 with two homers and 12 RBIs in his last 20 games. Overall, he's hitting .281 with two homers and 14 RBIs.Vargas had been optioned to Triple-A on May 10.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue May 2118:42Frazier, Eaton exchange more barbs from a distanceAdam EatonRFNationalsFree Agent
Todd Frazier3BMetsFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Mets third baseman Todd Frazier and Nationals outfielder Adam Eaton were back at it with more barbs Tuesday.During New York's 5-3 win on Monday the two jawed at each other from a distance, prompting several Nationals to take a few steps out of the dugout before Frazier and Eaton were guided in opposite directions.The two were teammates with the Chicago White Sox in 2016 but have an acrimonious history. Eaton said after Monday's game: "I tried to stay patient with the childishness.""That's Adam," Frazier said. "That's him. At the end of the day, you think about what a man really is. You settle stuff out on the field. You don't talk about it. That's basically what I do. Back in the day, that's how you usually settle it.""For him to even talk after that, I don't know how you talk after that and that's basically all I'll say after that," Frazier went on. "Men usually settle on the field, but he talked about it. He started it coming at me with 'I'm a man. I got a mortgage ... [More]
Tue May 2118:42Brewers' Christian Yelich scratched due to back spasmsBen GamelLFBrewersFree Agent
Christian YelichRFBrewersFree Agent
MILWAUKEE (AP) — NL MVP Christian Yelich was scratched from Milwaukee's lineup against Cincinnati on Tuesday night because of back spasms.Yelich leads the major leagues with 19 home runs and is batting .325 with 41 RBIs in 44 games, including 42 starts.He has missed parts of seven games because of back problems.Ben Gamel replaced Yelich in right field.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue May 2118:22Dodgers' Urías reinstated from administrative leaveClayton KershawSPDodgersFree Agent
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urías was reinstated from administrative leave by Major League Baseball on Tuesday.Urías was placed on leave while MLB officials looked into his May 13 arrest for investigation of misdemeanor domestic battery. Police said Urías was taken into custody in the parking lot of a Los Angeles shopping mall but police did not release details.Urías addressed his teammates for about five minutes in the clubhouse before the series opener at Tampa Bay. Manager Dave Roberts and president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman also were present."I think his demeanor is he's happy to be back. He's anxious to get everything behind him," Roberts said. "I know he's excited to just get back to playing baseball — obviously all that's been going on in his life, and getting him back here and focusing on baseball when he's at the ballpark, and just giving him the support that he needs at this point in time."The leave lasted seven days as o... [More]
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