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» Saturday, April 29, 2017

A’s INF Wendle off DL, sent to Nashville

The Oakland Athletics reinstated infielder Joey Wendle from the 10-day disabled list on Saturday and optioned him to Triple-A Nashville.


Nationals CF Eaton (knee) goes on DL

The Washington Nationals placed center fielder Adam Eaton on the 10-day disabled list because of a left knee strain after he was carried off the field on Friday night, the team announced Saturday.


Reds-Cardinals postponed due to severe weather

The Cincinnati Reds-St. Louis Cardinals game scheduled for Saturday afternoon was postponed due to severe weather.


MLB roundup: Holliday blast caps Yankees’ stunning comeback

NEW YORK -- Matt Holliday hit a three-run homer with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning as the New York Yankees completed a stunning comeback from an eight-run deficit and pulled out a wild 14-11 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.


MLB roundup: Holliday blast caps Yankees’ stunning comeback

NEW YORK -- Matt Holliday hit a three-run homer with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning as the New York Yankees completed a stunning comeback from an eight-run deficit and pulled out a wild 14-11 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.


Nationals OF Eaton carried off field

Washington Nationals center fielder Adam Eaton had to be carried off the field after suffering a leg injury in the ninth inning of Friday's game against the New York Mets.


» Friday, April 28, 2017

Giants’ Bumgarner out three-plus months with Grade 2 shoulder sprain

San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 sprain of his throwing shoulder and is expected to miss at least three months, the team announced Friday.


MLB notebook: Mariners’ Hernandez, Haniger both out 3-4 weeks

Seattle Mariners ace right-hander Felix Hernandez and promising rookie right fielder Mitch Haniger will be sidelined three to four weeks with their respective injuries, the club announced Friday.


Mariners’ Hernandez, Haniger both out 3-4 weeks

Seattle Mariners ace right-hander Felix Hernandez and promising rookie right fielder Mitch Haniger will be sidelined three to four weeks with their respective injuries, the club announced Friday.


Mets place LF Cespedes on DL, recall LHP Gilmartin

The New York Mets placed left fielder Yoenis Cespedes on the 10-day disabled list with a hamstring injury, the team announced on Friday.


Yankees activate SS Gregorius from DL

New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius returned from his rehab assignment on Friday and was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list.


MLB roundup: Yankees sweep Red Sox

BOSTON -- Masahiro Tanaka outdueled Chris Sale in a battle of aces, and the New York Yankees completed a two-game sweep of the Boston Red Sox with a 3-0 victory on Thursday night.


» Thursday, April 27, 2017

MLB roundup: Yankees sweep Red Sox

BOSTON -- Masahiro Tanaka outdueled Chris Sale in a battle of aces and the New York Yankees completed a two-game sweep of the Boston Red Sox with a 3-0 victory on Thursday night.


MLB notebook: Diamondbacks’ Miller may need Tommy John surgery

Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Shelby Miller has a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and is considering season-ending Tommy John surgery, the pitcher said Thursday.


D-backs RHP Miller considering Tommy John surgery

Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Shelby Miller has a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and is considering season-ending Tommy John surgery, the pitcher said Thursday.


MLB roundup: Nationals use 11-run inning to beat Rockies

DENVER -- The Washington Nationals erupted for 11 runs in the seventh inning Thursday and crushed the Colorado Rockies 16-5 with another stunning offensive display.


Braves recall RHP Motte

Relief pitcher Jason Motte, whose career went downhill following Tommy John surgery four years ago, is back in the majors with the Atlanta Braves after being called up from Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday.


Mets’ Cespedes injures hamstring, exits vs. Braves

NEW YORK -- New York Mets left fielder Yoenis Cespedes exited Thursday's game against the Atlanta Braves in the fourth inning after aggravating a left hamstring injury while rounding first base on a double.


Mariners send OF Martin, RHP Whalen to Triple-A Tacoma

The Seattle Mariners outrighted outfielder Leonys Martin to Triple-A Tacoma on Thursday.


Blue Jays’ Sanchez improving, in line to start Sunday

Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Aaron Sanchez is progressing from a blister issue and is expected to start Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays.


Reds activate C Mesoraco, send RHP Astin to minors

The Cincinnati Reds activated former All-Star catcher Devin Mesoraco from the 10-day disabled list on Thursday.


Mariners activate RHP Whalen, send him to Tacoma

Seattle Mariners right-hander Rob Whalen was activated from the 10-day disabled list and optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Thursday.


Red Sox prospect Steen injured in crash

Boston Red Sox pitching prospect Kevin Steen was seriously injured in a car accident on Wednesday night near Fort Myers, Fla.


Mets RHP Syndergaard dealing with biceps discomfort

New York Mets starter Noah Syndergaard was scratched from his scheduled start and sent to see a specialist due to tightness in his right biceps, pushing fellow right-hander Matt Harvey to the mound for Thursday's matinee with the Atlanta Braves.


MLB roundup: Severino, Yanks slow Red Sox

BOSTON -- Aaron Judge socked a two-run homer, and Luis Severino tossed seven scoreless innings as the New York Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox 3-1 on Wednesday night at Fenway Park.


MLB roundup: Severino, Yanks slow Red Sox

BOSTON -- Aaron Judge socked a two-run homer, and Luis Severino tossed seven scoreless innings as the New York Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox 3-1 on Wednesday night at Fenway Park.


MLB roundup: Severino, Yanks slow Red Sox

BOSTON -- Aaron Judge socked a two-run homer, and Luis Severino tossed seven scoreless innings as the New York Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox 3-1 on Wednesday night at Fenway Park.


» Wednesday, April 26, 2017

MLB roundup: Severino, Yanks slow Red Sox

BOSTON -- Aaron Judge socked a two-run homer, and Luis Severino tossed seven scoreless innings as the New York Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox 3-1 on Wednesday night at Fenway Park.


Nationals place RHP Glover on DL, recall LHP Grace

The Washington Nationals placed right-hander Koda Glover on the 10-day disabled list with a left hip impingement and recalled left-hander Matt Grace from Triple-A Syracuse on Wednesday.


Brewers’ Thames leaves game with tight hamstring

Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Eric Thames exited Wednesday's game against Cincinnati Reds in the seventh inning with a tight left hamstring.


MLB roundup: Garcia guides White Sox past Royals

CHICAGO -- Avisail Garcia hit a two-run, go-ahead home run and Jose Quintana struck out 10 as the Chicago White Sox completed a three-game sweep of the Kansas City Royals with a 5-2 victory on Wednesday.


MLB notebook: Mariners put Hernandez, Haniger on DL

The Seattle Mariners placed ace right-hander Felix Hernandez and rookie right fielder Mitch Haniger on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday.


MLB roundup: Garcia guides White Sox past Royals

CHICAGO -- Avisail Garcia hit a two-run, go-ahead home run and Jose Quintana struck out 10 as the Chicago White Sox completed a three-game sweep of the Kansas City Royals with a 5-2 victory on Wednesday.


Mariners place Hernandez and Haniger on disabled list

The Seattle Mariners placed ace right-hander Felix Hernandez and rookie right fielder Mitch Haniger on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday.


Pirates recall INF Ngoepe from Triple-A Indianapolis

Gift Ngoepe is another step closer to becoming the first African-born player to compete in Major League Baseball after the Pittsburgh Pirates recalled the infielder from Triple-A Indianapolis on Wednesday.


White Sox 1B Abreu exits game vs. Royals

CHICAGO -- Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu left Wednesday's game against the Kansas City Royals with a mild right hip flexor strain sustained while attempting to backhand a ground ball in the top of the fifth inning.


White Sox 1B Abreu exits game vs. Royals

CHICAGO -- Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu left Wednesday's game against the Kansas City Royals with an undisclosed injury sustained while attempting to backhand a ground ball in the top of the fifth inning.


MLB roundup: Turner hits for cycle in Nats’ 15-12 win

DENVER -- Trea Turner hit for the cycle and drove in a career-high seven runs Tuesday night as the Washington Nationals raced to a seven-run lead and held off the Colorado Rockies 15-12.


MLB roundup: Tigers pound Mariners 19-9

DETROIT -- Ian Kinsler had four of Detroit's 24 hits, scored four runs and knocked in two more and the Tigers enjoyed their biggest inning in nine seasons while pounding the Seattle Mariners 19-9 on Tuesday night.


Red Sox place 3B Sandoval on DL

Pablo Sandoval is headed back to the disabled list.


» Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Giants ace Bumgarner avoids surgery

No structural damage was detected in the left shoulder of San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner.


MLB roundup: Tigers pound Mariners 19-9

DETROIT -- Ian Kinsler had four of Detroit's 24 hits, scored four runs and knocked in two more and the Tigers enjoyed their biggest inning in nine seasons while pounding the Seattle Mariners 19-9 on Tuesday night.


Astros’ Hernanez, Altuve leave game after collision

CLEVELAND -- Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve and right fielder Teoscar Hernandez were removed from Tuesday night's game against the Cleveland Indians following a jarring collision in shallow right field in the eighth inning.


MLB notebook: Jeter-Bush group wins auction to buy Marlins

Former New York Yankees star Derek Jeter and Florida Governor Jeb Bush are the leaders of a group that won an auction to purchase the Miami Marlins, multiple media outlets reported on Tuesday.


Group led by Jeb Bush, Derek Jeter win auction to buy Marlins

Former New York Yankees star Derek Jeter and Florida Governor Jeb Bush are the leaders of a group that won an auction to purchase the Miami Marlins, multiple media outlets reported on Tuesday.


MLB roundup: Cubs ring up 14 runs, 17 hits in win

PITTSBURGH -- The Chicago Cubs scored early and often against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night, cruising to a 14-3 victory at PNC Park.


» Monday, April 24, 2017

MLB roundup: Cubs ring up 14 runs, 17 hits in win

PITTSBURGH -- The Chicago Cubs scored early and often against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night, cruising to a 14-3 victory at PNC Park.


Twins’ Sano suspended one game for "aggressive actions"

Minnesota third baseman Miguel Sano was suspended one game by Major League Baseball on Monday for what the league termed "aggressive actions" that caused benches to clear during the Twins' Saturday game against the Detroit Tigers.


Pirates promote Lithuanian RHP Neverauskas

The Pittsburgh Pirates called up Dovydas Neverauskas from Triple-A Indianapolis on Monday, giving the right-hander an opportunity to become the second Lithuanian-born player to compete in the majors in 74 years.


Red Sox RHP Barnes gets four-game suspension for pitch

Boston Red Sox right-hander Matt Barnes was suspended four games and fined an undisclosed amount by Major League Baseball on Monday for intentionally throwing a pitch in the area of the head of Baltimore Orioles star Manny Machado.


MLB notebook: Phillies place RHP Nola on DL

Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Aaron Nola was placed on the 10-day disabled list Monday with a lower back strain.


Delabar among 3 pitchers suspended for PED violations

Former All-Star pitcher Steve Delabar was one of three pitchers suspended on Monday for using performance-enhancing drugs.


Phillies place P Nola on DL

Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Aaron Nola was placed on the 10-day disabled list Monday with a lower back strain.


Red Sox say 2B Pedroia is ’day to day’

Second baseman Dustin Pedroia of the Boston Red Sox is considered "day to day" by the team after sitting out the last two games because of left knee and ankle injuries.


» Sunday, April 23, 2017

MLB roundup: Motter, Cruz combine for 9 RBIs in Mariners’ win

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Taylor Motter belted a grand slam, and Nelson Cruz drove in five runs, three with a home run, as the Seattle Mariners snapped out of a slump on the road Sunday to crush the Oakland Athletics 11-1 and salvage one win in the four-game series.


MLB roundup: Motter, Cruz combine for 9 RBIs in Mariners’ win

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Taylor Motter belted a grand slam, and Nelson Cruz drove in five runs, three with a home run, as the Seattle Mariners snapped out of a slump on the road Sunday to crush the Oakland Athletics 11-1 and salvage one win in the four-game series.


MLB notebook: Red Sox’s Pedroia misses another game

Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia (knee, ankle) was out of the lineup for the second consecutive game against the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday.


Mariners designate Martin for assignment

The Seattle Mariners designated struggling center fielder Leonys Martin for assignment on Sunday after he was benched by the team.


Red Sox 2B Pedroia (knee, ankle) out of lineup again

BALTIMORE -- Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia (knee, ankle) was out of the lineup for the second consecutive game against the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday.


Red Sox 2B Pedroia (knee, ankle) out of lineup again

BALTIMORE -- Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia (knee, ankle) was out of the lineup for the second consecutive game against the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday.


Tigers OF Jones placed on DL with a lip laceration

MINNEAPOLIS -- Detroit Tigers outfielder JaCoby Jones was placed on the disabled list with a left lip laceration after being hit in the face by a pitch from Minnesota Twins reliever Justin Haley during Saturday's game.


MLB roundup: Cubs ride HR barrage past Reds

CINCINNATI -- Willson Contreras hit his first career grand slam and Anthony Rizzo and Jason Heyward each hit three-run shots, lifting the Chicago Cubs to a 12-8 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on a chilly Saturday afternoon at Great American Ball Park.


» Saturday, April 22, 2017

MLB roundup: Cubs ride HR barrage past Reds

CINCINNATI -- Willson Contreras hit his first career grand slam and Anthony Rizzo and Jason Heyward each hit three-run shots, lifting the Chicago Cubs to a 12-8 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on a chilly Saturday afternoon at Great American Ball Park.


Tigers CF Jones hit in face by pitch, leaves game

MINNEAPOLIS -- Detroit Tigers center fielder JaCoby Jones left Saturday's game after being hit in the face by a pitch from Minnesota Twins reliever Justin Haley in the top of the third inning.


Tigers 1B Cabrera lands on DL with groin injury

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Detroit Tigers placed first baseman Miguel Cabrera on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right groin, the team announced Saturday.


MLB roundup: Bundy masterful in Orioles’ win vs. Red Sox

BALTIMORE -- Dylan Bundy took a shutout into the eighth inning, Manny Machado homered in the fifth inning and the Baltimore Orioles blanked the Boston Red Sox 2-0 Friday night.


MLB roundup: Bundy masterful in Orioles’ win vs. Red Sox

BALTIMORE -- Dylan Bundy took a shutout into the eighth inning, Manny Machado homered in the fifth inning and the Baltimore Orioles blanked the Boston Red Sox 2-0 Friday night.


» Friday, April 21, 2017

White Sox put Shields on disabled list

The Chicago White Sox placed right-hander James Shields on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right lat, the team announced Friday.


MLB notebook: Bumgarner injured in dirt bike accident

San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner will be sidelined six-to-eight weeks after injuring his pitching shoulder and suffering bruised ribs in a dirt bike accident, the team announced Friday.


Indians activate 2B Kipnis from disabled list

The Cleveland Indians activated second baseman Jason Kipnis from the 10-day disabled list before Friday night's game against the Chicago White Sox.


Mets scratch deGrom, place two on DL

The New York Mets scratched right-hander Jacob deGrom from Friday's start against the visiting Washington Nationals and placed first baseman Lucas Duda and infielder Wilmer Flores on the 10-day disabled list.


Red Sox activate CF Bradley, place IF Holt on DL

The Boston Red Sox activated center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. prior to Friday night's game against the Baltimore Orioles and placed infielder Brock Holt on the 10-day disabled list.


Nationals activate SS Turner from disabled list

The Washington Nationals activated shortstop Trea Turner from the 10-day disabled list prior to Friday night's game against the host New York Mets.


Rangers release OF Hamilton after latest knee injury

The Texas Rangers released Josh Hamilton from his minor league contract on Friday after the veteran outfielder sustained a right knee injury while rehabilitating his left knee.


Indians activate 2B Kipnis from disabled list

The Cleveland Indians activated standout second baseman Jason Kipnis prior to Friday night's game against the Chicago White Sox.


Giants’ Bumgarner hurts shoulder, ribs in dirt bike accident

San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner will be sidelined six-to-eight weeks after injuring his pitching shoulder and suffering bruised ribs in a dirt bike accident, the team announced Friday.


Mets LF Cespedes to undergo MRI on hamstring

New York Mets left fielder Yoenis Cespedes will undergo an MRI on his left hamstring and manager Terry Collins called the injury "a concern."


MLB roundup: Nationals sweep Braves

ATLANTA -- Not even facing R.A. Dickey's dancing knuckleball could disrupt the grooved swing of Washington's Ryan Zimmerman as the Nationals completed a three-game series sweep of the Atlanta Braves.


MLB roundup: Nationals sweep Braves

ATLANTA -- Not even facing R.A. Dickey's dancing knuckleball could disrupt the grooved swing of Washington's Ryan Zimmerman as the Nationals completed a three-game series sweep of the Atlanta Braves.


» Thursday, April 20, 2017

MLB roundup: Nationals sweep Braves

ATLANTA -- Not even facing R.A. Dickey's dancing knuckleball could disrupt the grooved swing of Washington's Ryan Zimmerman as the Nationals completed a three-game series sweep of the Atlanta Braves.


MLB notebook: Kershaw rips Anderson’s "disrespectful" move

Three-time Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw expressed his displeasure at the "disrespectful" actions of Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Tyler Anderson at the start of Wednesday's game.


Cardinals put Peralta on disabled list, activate Lyons

The St. Louis Cardinals placed infielder Jhonny Peralta on the 10-day disabled list Thursday with upper respiratory issues.


Red Sox LHP Price dealing with elbow soreness

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell acknowledged Thursday that left-hander David Price's recovery has been slowed by soreness in his ailing elbow.


Kershaw rips Rockies’ Anderson for ’disrespectful’ actions

Three-time Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw expressed his displeasure at the "disrespectful" actions of Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Tyler Anderson at the start of the Wednesday's game.


MLB roundup: Russell’s ninth-inning homer lifts Cubs

CHICAGO -- Addison Russell capped a late-game rally with a walk-off, three-run homer in the ninth inning as the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-4 in a Wrigley Field series finale on Wednesday.


MLB roundup: Russell’s ninth-inning homer lifts Cubs

CHICAGO -- Addison Russell capped a late-game rally with a walk-off, three-run homer in the ninth inning as the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-4 in a Wrigley Field series finale on Wednesday.


» Wednesday, April 19, 2017

MLB roundup: Russell’s ninth-inning HR lifts Cubs

CHICAGO -- Addison Russell capped a late-game rally with a walk-off, three-run homer in the ninth inning as the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-4 in a Wrigley Field series finale on Wednesday.


Phillies RHP Buchholz may be lost for season after surgery

Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Clay Buchholz is expected to be sidelined four to six months after having surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon in his right forearm.


MLB roundup: Cubs rally past Brewers

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs pounded out 14 hits, including home runs from Kyle Schwarber and Miguel Montero, as they snapped a four-game losing streak with a 9-7 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday in a Wrigley Field slugfest.


MLB roundup: Cubs rally past Brewers

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs pounded out 14 hits, including home runs from Kyle Schwarber and Miguel Montero, as they snapped a four-game losing streak with a 9-7 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday in a Wrigley Field slugfest.


» Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Blue Jays’ Happ may miss just one start

TORONTO -- Toronto Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ hopes his stint on the disable list will force him to just miss one start.


MLB notebook: Pirates’ Marte suspended 80 games for PED use

Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Starling Marte was suspended 80 games without pay after testing positive for the performance-ending substance Nandrolone, the commissioner's office announced Tuesday.


Giants’ Bochy to miss two games following heart procedure

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy underwent a heart procedure on Tuesday and will miss the team's two-game series in Kansas City.


Blue Jays LHP Happ joins 3B Donaldson on DL

The Toronto Blue Jays' slow start is being hampered further by injuries.


Cardinals 1B Carpenter sitting with swollen finger

First baseman Matt Carpenter plans to be in the lineup for a Wednesday matinee but the St. Louis Cardinals went without their No. 3 hitter again Tuesday.


Pirates CF Marte suspended 80 games for PED use

Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Starling Marte was suspended 80 games without pay after testing positive for the performance-ending substance Nandrolone, the commissioner's office announced Tuesday.


Wayward Jays: Bad start leaves uphill climb for Toronto

Pennants typically are not won and lost in the first weeks of the season. For this reason the struggling Toronto Blue Jays need not panic over this horrific start to their season. It's bad. But irreparable damage has not been done.


Pirates CF Marte suspended 80 games for PED use

Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Starling Marte was suspended 80 games without pay after testing positive for the performance-ending substance Nandrolone, the commissioner's office announced Tuesday.


Blue Jays 3B Donaldson (calf) to miss more time

Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson will miss at least two more weeks and maybe up to four due to the calf injury he recently aggravated.


Pirates 3B Kang set for appeals hearing in May

Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Jung Ho Kang has an appeals hearing set for May 25 in South Korea regarding his drunk driving conviction, multiple outlets reported.


MLB considers giving umpire crew chiefs mics

Ever wonder why that umpire upheld or overturned that controversial call against your team? You might be in luck.


MLB roundup: Yankees win eighth straight

NEW YORK -- Jordan Montgomery took a shutout into the seventh inning, and Matt Holliday and Aaron Judge hit long home runs as the New York Yankees ran their winning streak to eight games with a 7-4 victory over Chicago White Sox on Monday night.


MLB roundup: Yankees win eighth straight

NEW YORK -- Jordan Montgomery took a shutout into the seventh inning, and Matt Holliday and Aaron Judge hit long home runs as the New York Yankees ran their winning streak to eight games with a 7-4 victory over Chicago White Sox on Monday night.


» Monday, April 17, 2017

MLB roundup: Yankees win eighth straight

NEW YORK -- Jordan Montgomery took a shutout into the seventh inning, and Matt Holliday and Aaron Judge hit long home runs as the New York Yankees ran their winning streak to eight games with a 7-4 victory over Chicago White Sox on Monday night.


Slumping Rangers RHP Dyson lands on DL

The Texas Rangers placed struggling reliever Sam Dyson on the 10-day disabled list Monday and recalled fellow right-hander Keone Kela from Triple-A Round Rock.


Dodgers LHP Hill back on DL after aggravating blister

For the second time this season, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a blister on his left middle finger.


Astros SS Correa out of lineup with hand injury

Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa was held out of Monday's lineup against the Los Angeles Angels while nursing a right hand injury.


Cardinals take 1B Carpenter out of lineup before game

St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Matt Carpenter was a late scratch from Monday's game against the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates.


A’s Semien set for surgery on broken wrist

Oakland Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien is scheduled to undergo surgery on his fractured right wrist Tuesday.


Athletics place RHP Graveman on DL

The Oakland Athletics placed right-hander Kendall Graveman on the 10-day disabled list on Monday with a strained right shoulder.


Pirates acquire RHP Barbato from Yankees

The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired right-hander Johnny Barbato from the New York Yankees on Monday in exchange for a player to be named or cash considerations.


MLB roundup: Harper’s blast lifts Nationals over Phillies

WASHINGTON -- Bryce Harper hit a three-run homer with two outs in the last of the ninth off Joaquin Benoit as the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-4 on Sunday, taking two of three games in the series.


» Sunday, April 16, 2017

MLB roundup: Harper’s blast lifts Nationals over Phillies

WASHINGTON -- Bryce Harper hit a three-run homer with two outs in the last of the ninth off Joaquin Benoit as the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-4 on Sunday, taking two of three games in the series.


MLB notebook: Jays’ Sanchez, Happ sidelined with injuries

The Toronto Blue Jays have problems with injuries to their pitching staff.


MLB roundup: Harper’s blast lifts Nationals over Phillies

WASHINGTON -- Bryce Harper hit a three-run homer with two outs in the last of the ninth off Joaquin Benoit as the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-4 on Sunday, taking two of three games in the series.


MLB roundup: Harper’s blast lifts Nationals over Phillies

WASHINGTON -- Bryce Harper hit a three-run homer with two outs in the last of the ninth off Joaquin Benoit as the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-4 on Sunday, taking two of three games in the series.


Giants OF Parker (collarbone) placed on DL

The San Francisco Giants placed outfielder Jarrett Parker on the disabled list Sunday, a day after he broke his right collarbone crashing into the fence while catching a fly ball.


Red Sox DH Ramirez exits with hamstring cramp

BOSTON -- Boston Red Sox designated hitter Hanley Ramirez left Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays in the seventh inning with a left hamstring cramp and is considered day-to-day.


Blue Jays LHP Happ exits with elbow injury

TORONTO -- Toronto Blue Jays left-hander J.A. Happ left in the fifth inning with a sore left elbow during Sunday's game against the Baltimore Orioles.


Rays place RHP Odorizzi on DL

The Tampa Bay Rays placed right-hander Jake Odorizzi on the 10-day disabled list Sunday due to a strained left hamstring.


Rays place RHP Odorizzi on DL

The Tampa Bay Rays placed right-hander Jake Odorizzi on the 10-day disabled list Sunday due to a strained left hamstring.


Blue Jays LHP Happ exits with apparent injury

TORONTO -- Toronto Blue Jays left-hander J.A. Happ left in the fifth inning with an apparent injury during Sunday's game against the Baltimore Orioles.


Orioles closer Zach Britton (forearm strain) placed on DL

TORONTO -- The Baltimore Orioles placed closer Zach Britton on the 10-day disabled list Sunday with a left forearm strain.


Jays place RHP Sanchez on DL with blister

TORONTO -- The Toronto Blue Jays placed right-hander Aaron Sanchez on the 10-day disabled list Sunday with a blister on his right middle finger.


» Saturday, April 15, 2017

Dodgers pay tribute to Robinson anniversary with statue

Five years ago, the new ownership group of the Los Angeles Dodgers aspired to unveil a statue of Jackie Robinson at Dodger Stadium.


MLB roundup: Santana’s one-hit gem propels Twins

MINNEAPOLIS -- Ervin Santana pitched a one-hitter for his ninth career shutout and the Minnesota Twins scored five runs in the first inning to beat the Chicago White Sox 6-0 on Saturday.


MLB notebook: Rays’ Odorizzi injured, makes early exit

Tampa Bay starter Jake Odorizzi left Saturday's game against the Boston Red Sox after throwing his first pitch of the second inning.


Rays’ Odorizzi injured, makes early exit vs. Red Sox

BOSTON -- Tampa Bay starter Jake Odorizzi left Saturday's game against the Boston Red Sox after throwing his first pitch of the second inning.


MLB roundup: Santana’s one-hit gem propels Twins

MINNEAPOLIS -- Ervin Santana pitched a one-hitter for his ninth career shutout and the Minnesota Twins scored five runs in the first inning to beat the Chicago White Sox 6-0 on Saturday.


Rays’ Odorizzi injured, makes early exit vs. Red Sox

BOSTON -- Tampa Bay starter Jake Odorizzi left Saturday's game against the Boston Red Sox before throwing his first pitch of the second inning.


MLB roundup: Morales blast ends Blue Jays’ skid

TORONTO -- Kendrys Morales led off the ninth inning with a home run as the Toronto Blue Jays ended a seven-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday.


White Sox 3B Frazier (flu) leaves game

MINNEAPOLIS -- Third baseman Todd Frazier of the Chicago White Sox left Saturday's game against the Minnesota Twins early because of a recurrence of flu-like symptoms.


Twins 2B Dozier (knee) out of lineup

MINNEAPOLIS -- Second baseman Brian Dozier of the Minnesota Twins was out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Chicago White Sox after feeling some tightness and swelling in his right knee.


Umpire stretchered off released from hospital

Home plate umpire Dale Scott was released from a Toronto hospital Saturday morning after being removed from the field on a stretcher in Friday night's game between the Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles.


Yankees DH Holliday scratched with back stiffness

NEW YORK -- New York Yankees designated hitter Matt Holliday was scratched from the lineup Saturday against the St. Louis Cardinals due to lower back stiffness.


Sale searching for first win as Sox face Rays

BOSTON -- Chris Sale has pitched well enough to be 2-0 in a Boston Red Sox uniform.


MLB roundup: Braves open new stadium with win

ATLANTA -- Ender Inciarte matched his homer total for all of last season with his third in two games and the Atlanta Braves made the opening of SunTrust Park a winning one Friday night vs. the San Diego Padres.


MLB roundup: Braves open new stadium with win

ATLANTA -- Ender Inciarte matched his homer total for all of last season with his third in two games and the Atlanta Braves made the opening of SunTrust Park a winning one Friday night vs. the San Diego Padres.


» Friday, April 14, 2017

Umpire stretchered off in O’s-Jays game

TORONTO -- Home plate umpire Dale Scott was removed from the field on a stretcher during the top of the eighth inning in Friday's game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Baltimore Orioles.


Rockies’ Gray may be out a month or longer with foot injury

The Colorado Rockies put starting pitcher Jon Gray on disabled list Friday with a broken navicular bone in the middle of his left foot, and manager Bud Black said he expects Gray to be out for more than a month.


Umpire stretchered off in O’s-Jays game

TORONTO -- Home plate umpire Dale Scott was removed from the field on a stretcher during the top of the eighth inning in Friday's game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Baltimore Orioles.


Blue Jays place 3B Donaldson (calf) on 10-day DL

TORONTO -- Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson was put on the 10-day disabled list before Friday's game against the Baltimore Orioles.


Carew’s heart transplant came from ex-Ravens TE Reuland

Hall of Fame baseball player Rod Carew, who underwent a heart transplant in December, received the organ donation from former Baltimore Ravens tight end Konrad Reuland.


MLB roundup: Mets win on d’Arnaud’s homer in 16th

MIAMI -- Travis d'Arnaud blasted an upper-deck solo home run in the top of the 16th inning to lead the New York Mets to a wild 9-8 win over the Miami Marlins on Thursday night at Marlins Park.


» Thursday, April 13, 2017

MLB roundup: Hicks homers twice in Yankees’ win

NEW YORK -- Aaron Hicks homered from both sides of the plate, lifting the New York Yankees to a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night.


MLB notebook: Cardinals’ legend Brock battling blood cancer

St. Louis Cardinals legend Lou Brock is undergoing treatment for multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer.


Cardinals legend Brock undergoing cancer treatment

St. Louis Cardinals legend Lou Brock is undergoing treatment for multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer.


Indians activate OF Chisenhall, send Naquin to minors

The Cleveland Indians activated outfielder Lonnie Chisenhall from the 10-day disabled list on Thursday and optioned outfielder Tyler Naquin to Triple-A Columbus.


Yankees prospect Kaprielian slated for Tommy John surgery

New York Yankees pitching prospect James Kaprielian is scheduled to undergo Tommy John surgery next week, the team announced on Thursday.


MLB roundup: Orioles rout Red Sox 12-5

BOSTON -- Trey Mancini hit two of Baltimore's five home runs as the Orioles crushed knuckleballer Steven Wright and the Boston Red Sox 12-5 on Wednesday night.


» Wednesday, April 12, 2017

MLB roundup: Romine, Tigers slam Twins

DETROIT -- Andrew Romine hit his first career grand slam in the fourth inning, and the Detroit Tigers held on for a 5-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday afternoon.


MLB notebook: Nationals place INF Drew on DL

The Washington Nationals placed infielder Stephen Drew on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday with a right hamstring strain.


MLB roundup: Romine, Tigers slam Twins

DETROIT -- Andrew Romine hit his first career grand slam in the fourth inning and the Detroit Tigers held on for a 5-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday afternoon at Comerica Park.


MLB roundup: Romine, Tigers slam Twins

DETROIT -- Andrew Romine hit his first career grand slam in the fourth inning and the Detroit Tigers held on for a 5-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday afternoon at Comerica Park.


Reds place RHP Davis on 10-day DL

Cincinnati Reds rookie right-hander Rookie Davis was placed on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday with a bruised right forearm.


Nationals place INF Drew on 10-day DL

The Washington Nationals placed infielder Stephen Drew on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday with a right hamstring strain.


Tigers sign 1B Loney

Free agent first baseman James Loney signed a minor-league contract with the Detroit Tigers.


MLB roundup: Mets’ Cespedes hits three homers

PHILADELPHIA -- Yoenis Cespedes belted three home runs and a double for a five-RBI night, powering the New York Mets to a 14-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday.


MLB roundup: Mets’ Cespedes hits three homers

PHILADELPHIA -- Yoenis Cespedes belted three home runs and a double for a five-RBI night, powering the New York Mets to a 14-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday.


» Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Giants place C Posey on concussion list

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey was placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list Tuesday after he was struck in the head by a pitch in Monday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at AT&T Park.


Mariners place SS Segura on DL, recall INF Freeman

Seattle Mariners shortstop Jean Segura was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring, the team announced Tuesday.


MLB roundup: Padres’ Myers hits for cycle

DENVER -- Wil Myers hit for the second cycle in San Diego history and the first of his career Monday night as the Padres beat the Colorado Rockies 5-3.


Banner night at Wrigley as Cubs fans celebrate

CHICAGO -- An AC/DC song blared from Wrigley Field's speakers as Anthony Rizzo hoisted the World Series trophy above his head and led his teammates across the outfield.


MLB roundup: Padres’ Myers hits for cycle

DENVER -- Wil Myers hit for the second cycle in San Diego history and the first of his career Monday night as the Padres beat the Colorado Rockies 5-3.


» Monday, April 10, 2017

MLB roundup: Pineda, Yankees overpower Rays

NEW YORK -- Michael Pineda retired the first 20 hitters and struck out 11 in 7 2/3 electrifying innings as the New York Yankees hit three home runs in an 8-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday.


Mariners SS Segura (hamstring) exits vs. Astros

Seattle Mariners shortstop Jean Segura sustained a strained right hamstring and exited Monday's game against the Houston Astros after the third inning.


MLB notebook: Police locate former Braves OF Nixon

Former Atlanta Braves outfielder Otis Nixon, who was reported missing Sunday, was found Monday morning.


Red Sox place CF Bradley on DL

The Boston Red Sox placed center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. on the disabled list Monday, one day after he was diagnosed with a sprained ligament in his right knee.


Giants C Posey plunked in helmet, exits game

SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey was hit in the head by a Taijuan Walker fastball in the first inning of Monday's home opener against the Arizona Diamondbacks and had to leave the game.


Yankees C Sanchez (biceps) sidelined four weeks

NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees learned how long catcher Gary Sanchez will be sidelined on Monday, two days after he strained his right biceps on a swing.


MLB roundup: Pineda, Yankees overpower Rays

NEW YORK -- Michael Pineda retired the first 20 hitters and struck out 11 in 7 2/3 electrifying innings as the New York Yankees hit three home runs in an 8-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday.


Nationals place SS Turner on DL

Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring.


Red Sox LHP Price throws bullpen session

DETROIT -- David Price threw 20 pitches, all fastballs, on Monday at Comerica Park in his first bullpen session since being shut down Feb. 28 by the Boston Red Sox.


Police locate former Braves OF Nixon

Former Atlanta Braves outfielder Otis Nixon, who was reported missing Sunday, was found Monday morning.


Cardinals activate closer Rosenthal off DL

The St. Louis Cardinals activated right-hander Trevor Rosenthal from the 10-day disabled list on Monday.


Tigers ship struggling Rondon to minors

A bad weekend on the mound resulted in a trip to the minors on Monday for Detroit Tigers right-handed reliever Bruce Rondon.


Former Braves OF Nixon missing

Police in Woodstock, Ga., are searching for former Atlanta Braves outfielder Otis Nixon, who was reported missing Sunday.


Yankees 1B Bird remains out

NEW YORK -- First baseman Greg Bird is out of the lineup Monday with continued flu-like symptoms and a slight ankle bruise, but could be available to pinch hit in the New York Yankees' home opener against the Tampa Bay Rays.


» Sunday, April 9, 2017

MLB roundup: Angels’ 7-run ninth stuns Mariners

The Los Angeles Angels scored seven runs in the bottom of the ninth inning on Sunday to beat Seattle Mariners 10-9 and sweep a three-game series at Anaheim, Calif.


MLB roundup: Angels’ 7-run ninth stuns Mariners

The Los Angeles Angels scored seven runs in the bottom of the ninth inning on Sunday to beat Seattle Mariners 10-9 and sweep a three-game series at Anaheim, Calif.


MLB roundup: Marte’s 10th-inning HR lifts Pirates past Braves

PITTSBURGH -- Starling Marte hit a two-run, walk-off homer in the 10th inning Sunday to give the Pittsburgh Pirates a 6-5 win over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday and a weekend series sweep at PNC Park.


Blue Jays 3B Donaldson departs with calf injury

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Toronto Blue Jays, already struggling at the plate, may be without one of their best hitters in third baseman Josh Donaldson.


MLB roundup: Phillies pile on early, rout Nationals

PHILADELPHIA -- By the time Philadelphia catcher Cameron Rupp swung and missed at Enny Romero's 2-2 pitch to record the final Phillies out of the first inning, 53 minutes had gone by since Phillies starter Aaron Nola delivered the game's first pitch at 7:06.


» Saturday, April 8, 2017

MLB roundup: Phillies pile on early, rout Nationals

PHILADELPHIA -- By the time Philadelphia catcher Cameron Rupp swung and missed at Enny Romero's 2-2 pitch to record the final Phillies out of the first inning, 53 minutes had gone by since Phillies starter Aaron Nola delivered the game's first pitch at 7:06.


MLB roundup: Cardinals thump Reds

ST. LOUIS -- Aledmys Diaz supplied the power and Michael Wacha supplied the pitching.


Yankees’ Sanchez exits game with biceps injury

New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez had to leave Saturday's game against the Baltimore Orioles with a biceps strain.


MLB notebook: Astros shut down McHugh for 6 weeks

Houston Astros right-hander Collin McHugh will be shut down for the next six weeks after being diagnosed with a posterior impingement in his right elbow, the team announced on Saturday.


MLB roundup: Cardinals thump Reds

ST. LOUIS -- Aledmys Diaz supplied the power and Michael Wacha supplied the pitching.


Giants, Upton Jr. agree to minor league deal

The San Francisco Giants and outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. agreed to a minor league contract, according to multiple reports Saturday.


Red Sox LHP Price progressing in recovery

Boston Red Sox left-hander David Price took another step in his recovery from a left elbow strain, throwing out to 120 feet on Saturday.


Astros shut down P McHugh for 6 weeks

Houston Astros right-hander Collin McHugh will be shut down for the next six weeks after being diagnosed with a posterior impingement in his right elbow, the team announced Saturday.


MLB roundup: Reds rookie Garrett stellar in debut

ST. LOUIS -- In his major-league debut, Cincinnati's Amir Garrett checked St. Louis on two hits and struck out four in six shutout innings as the Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-0 on Friday night.


MLB roundup: Reds rookie Garrett stellar in debut

ST. LOUIS -- In his major league debut, Cincinnati left-hander Amir Garrett checked St. Louis on two hits and struck out four in six shutout innings as the Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-0 on Friday night.


» Friday, April 7, 2017

Cubs’ Baez knocked out of game with eye injury

MILWAUKEE -- Chicago Cubs infielder Javier Baez suffered a left eye contusion and left the game against the Milwaukee Brewers after colliding with Jason Heyward on Friday night.


MLB roundup: Rookie Margot powers Padres past Giants

SAN DIEGO -- Yangervis Solarte's four RBIs and rookie Manuel Margot's two homers lifted the San Diego Padres past the San Francisco Giants 7-6 on Friday.


Dodgers place LHP Hill (blister) on DL

The Los Angeles Dodgers placed left-hander Rich Hill on the 10-day disabled list Friday with a recurrence of a blister issue.


MLB roundup: Schwarber’s blast helps Cubs down Cards

ST. LOUIS -- Kyle Schwarber hit a three-run home run in the top of the seventh inning off Brett Cecil as the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4 on Thursday.


» Thursday, April 6, 2017

MLB roundup: Schwarber’s blast helps Cubs down Cardinals

ST. LOUIS -- Kyle Schwarber hit a three-run home run in the top of the seventh inning off Brett Cecil as the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4 on Thursday.


MLB notebook: Howard signs minor league deal with Braves

The Atlanta Braves signed former Philadelphia Phillies slugger Ryan Howard to a minor league contract, the team announced Thursday.


MLB roundup: Schwarber’s blast helps Cubs down Cardinals

ST. LOUIS -- Kyle Schwarber hit a three-run home run in the top of the seventh inning off Brett Cecil as the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4 on Thursday.


Yankees place prospect Kaprielian on minor league DL

The New York Yankees announced Thursday that pitching prospect James Kaprielian was placed on the minor league disabled list due to right elbow pain and will be sent for more tests.


Brewers’ Broxton leaves game after HBP in helmet

MILWAUKEE -- Brewers outfielder Keon Broxton left the game after being struck in the helmet by a pitch Thursday afternoon at Miller Park.


Former Phillies 1B Howard signs minor league deal with Braves

The Atlanta Braves signed former Philadelphia Phillies slugger Ryan Howard to a minor league contract, the team announced Thursday.


Reds disappointed in prospect’s Snapchat incident

Cincinnati Reds player development director Jeff Graupe said it was "alarming" that suspended pitching prospect Ian Kahaloa apparently was snorting a white substance in an online video.


Red Sox to place SS Bogaerts on bereavement list

Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts will be placed on the bereavement list and miss Friday's game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park.


MLB roundup: Lindor slam gives Indians sweep of Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Francisco Lindor smashed a ninth-inning grand slam to lift the Cleveland Indians past the Texas Rangers 9-6 on Wednesday night.


Angels’ Richards leaves with apparent arm injury

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Los Angeles Angels right-hander Garrett Richards left the Wednesday game against the Oakland Athletics in the bottom of the fifth inning with an apparent injury to his pitching arm.


» Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Dodgers OF Ethier expected to miss several more weeks

Outfielder Andre Ethier continues to experience discomfort in his lower back and could be sidelined several weeks, manager Dave Roberts said on Wednesday.


Mariners expect Hernandez to make Saturday start

Felix Hernandez plans to pitch on his 31st birthday, his next scheduled start for the Seattle Mariners, Saturday against the Los Angeles Angels.


Rainy forecast forces another White Sox-Tigers ppd.

CHICAGO -- Another day, another postponement.


Red Sox RF Betts (illness) out vs. Pirates

BOSTON -- Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts is the latest victim of an illness lingering in the clubhouse and was not in the lineup for Wednesday night's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Fenway Park.


Cardinals’ Piscotty clears concussion protocol

St. Louis Cardinals right fielder Stephen Piscotty passed Major League Baseball's concussion protocol on Wednesday and is eligible to return to action.


MLB roundup: Arrieta, Cubs tame Cardinals

ST. LOUIS -- Jake Arrieta tossed six sharp innings, and the defending champion Chicago Cubs edged the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 on Tuesday.


» Tuesday, April 4, 2017

MLB notebook: Former Dodgers star Guerrero in critical condition

Former Los Angeles Dodgers star Pedro Guerrero is in critical condition at a New York hospital after suffering a brain hemorrhage on Monday night, a surgeon told USA Today.


Brewers call up LHP Suter

The Milwaukee Brewers recalled left-hander Brent Suter from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Tuesday to replace injured Opening Day starter Junior Guerra.


Former Dodgers star Guerrero in critical condition

Former Los Angeles Dodgers star Pedro Guerrero is in critical condition at a New York hospital after suffering a brain hemorrhage on Monday night, a surgeon told USA Today.


A’s Gray ahead of schedule

Oakland A's starting pitcher Sonny Gray, who opened the season on the disabled list, is making great progress in his recovery from a right lat strain.


MLB roundup: Syndergaard, Cabrera fuel Mets

NEW YORK -- Noah Syndergaard pitched six sharp innings before exiting with a blister on his right middle finger, and the New York Mets scored six runs in the seventh inning of a 6-0 win over the Atlanta Braves on Monday.


» Monday, April 3, 2017

MLB roundup: Syndergaard, Cabrera fuel Mets

NEW YORK -- Noah Syndergaard pitched six sharp innings before exiting with a blister on his right middle finger, and the New York Mets scored six runs in the seventh inning of a 6-0 win over the Atlanta Braves on Monday.


MLB roundup: Syndergaard, Cabrera fuel Mets

NEW YORK -- Noah Syndergaard pitched six sharp innings before exiting with a blister on his right middle finger and Asdrubal Cabrera collected three hits as the New York Mets scored six runs in the seventh inning of a 6-0 win over the Atlanta Braves Monday.


Mets make immediate impression in opener

NEW YORK -- In the books, it goes down as a single victory. Still, the New York Mets' 6-0 win over the Atlanta Braves on Opening Day at Citi Field pulsed as if it were more.


Cardinals OF Piscotty signs extension

Right fielder Stephen Piscotty agreed to a six-year contract extension with the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday.


Cardinals OF Piscotty signs extension

Right fielder Stephen Piscotty agreed to a contract extension with the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday.


» Sunday, April 2, 2017

Former MLB executive Feeney dies

Katy Feeney, a former major league executive and the daughter of the late Giants general manager and National League president Chub Feeney, died Saturday, the Giants announced.


MLB notebook: Cardinals C Molina lands 3-year extension

The St. Louis Cardinals and catcher Yadier Molina agreed to a three-year contract extension on Sunday.


Twins’ Perkins placed on 60-day DL

Minnesota Twins left-hander Glen Perkins was placed on the 60-day disabled list on Sunday as he continues his recovery from last season's shoulder surgery.


Catcher Bethancourt makes Padres as relief pitcher

The San Diego Padres will feature one of the most unique players in the majors this season.


Blue Jays release OF Upton, place closer Osuna on DL

The Toronto Blue Jays released outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. and placed closer Roberto Osuna on the 10-day disabled list with a back injury.


Cardinals C Molina agree to 3-year extension

The St. Louis Cardinals and catcher Yadier Molina agreed to a three-year contract extension on Sunday.


Indians lock up C Perez for 4 years

The Cleveland Indians signed catcher Roberto Perez to a four-year contract with club options for the 2021 and 2022 seasons, the team announced Sunday.


Royals put OF Soler on disabled list

The Kansas City Royals placed outfielder Jorge Soler on the 10-day disabled list with a strained oblique, the team announced Sunday after setting the 25-man Opening Day roster.


Cardinals, C Molina agree to 3-year extension

The St. Louis Cardinals and catcher Yadier Molina agreed to a three-year contract extension on Sunday.


MLB roundup: Nationals’ Scherzer solid in final spring outing

Max Scherzer pitched five solid innings in his last outing of spring training as the Washington Nationals and Boston Red Sox played to a 4-4 tie at Max Bishop Stadium on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.


» Saturday, April 1, 2017

MLB roundup: Nationals’ Scherzer solid in final spring outing

Max Scherzer pitched five solid innings in his last outing of spring training as the Washington Nationals and Boston Red Sox played to a 4-4 tie at Max Bishop Stadium on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.


Red Sox LHP Price placed on disabled list

Boston Red Sox left-hander David Price was placed on the 10-day disabled list Saturday.


Blue Jays sign Coghlan to minor league deal

The Toronto Blue Jays reached out for veteran depth by signing versatile free agent Chris Coghlan to a minor league deal, the team announced Saturday.


Blue Jays sign Gibbons to extension

The Toronto Blue Jays signed manager John Gibbons to a contract extension through at least the 2019 season, the team announced Saturday.


MLB roundup: Hendricks, Cubs overpower Astros

Right-hander Kyle Hendricks gave up two singles and a walk in five scoreless innings as the Chicago Cubs posted a 6-3 win over the Houston Astros on Friday in a matchup of projected division winners at Minute Maid Park in Houston. Hendricks, who finished third in the National League Cy Young race last season, struck out two. Jon Jay had two hits and top Cubs prospect Ian Happ stole a base, drove in a run and finished a flashy spring with a .383 batting average. No. 4 starter Joe Musgrove struck out four in four scoreless innings for the Astros, the preseason favorite to win the AL West.


MLB roundup: Hendricks, Cubs overpower Astros

Right-hander Kyle Hendricks gave up two singles and a walk in five scoreless innings as the Chicago Cubs posted a 6-3 win over the Houston Astros on Friday in a matchup of projected division winners at Minute Maid Park in Houston. Hendricks, who finished third in the National League Cy Young race last season, struck out two. Jon Jay had two hits and top Cubs prospect Ian Happ stole a base, drove in a run and finished a flashy spring with a .383 batting average. No. 4 starter Joe Musgrove struck out four in four scoreless innings for the Astros, the preseason favorite to win the AL West.


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