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Sun May 2621:27Red Sox beat Verlander, Astros 4-1 to avoid 3-game sweepMatt AlbersRPAstrosFree Agent
Brett AndersonSPRockiesFree Agent
Chris ArcherSPRaysFree Agent
Nolan Arenado3BRockiesFree Agent
Austin BarnesCMarlinsFree Agent
Trevor BauerSPIndiansFree Agent
Matt BeatyFree Agent
Jalen BeeksFree Agent
Jay BruceRFRedsFree Agent
Kris Bryant3BCubsFree Agent
Kole CalhounRFAngelsFree Agent
Nicholas Castellanos3BTigersFree Agent
Matt ChapmanFree Agent
Shin-Soo ChooLFRangersFree Agent
Dylan CoveyFree Agent
Ian DesmondSSNationalsFree Agent
Rafael DeversFree Agent
Brian Dozier2BTwinsFree Agent
Hunter Dozier3BRoyalsFree Agent
Robbie ErlinSPPadresFree Agent
Eduardo EscobarSSTwinsFree Agent
Erick FeddeFree Agent
David FletcherFree Agent
Todd Frazier3BRedsFree Agent
Paul FryFree Agent
Ben GamelDHYankeesFree Agent
Luís GarciaRPPhilliesFree Agent
Yasmani GrandalCPadresFree Agent
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.Free Agent
Billy HamiltonCFRedsFree Agent
Andrew HeaneyRPMarlinsFree Agent
Adeiny HechavarríaSSMarlinsFree Agent
Jason HeywardRFBravesFree Agent
Aaron HicksCFTwinsFree Agent
Jonathan HolderFree Agent
Howie Kendrick2BAngelsFree Agent
Ian KennedySPPadresFree Agent
Max KeplerLFTwinsFree Agent
Andrew KnappFree Agent
Mike LeakeSPRedsFree Agent
Kenta MaedaFree Agent
Martín MaldonadoCBrewersFree Agent
Trey Mancini1BOriolesFree Agent
German MárquezFree Agent
Ketel MarteSSMarinersFree Agent
Nomar MazaraRFRangersFree Agent
Austin MeadowsCFPiratesFree Agent
Oscar MercadoFree Agent
Whit Merrifield2BRoyalsFree Agent
Dovydas NeverauskasFree Agent
Ryan O'HearnFree Agent
Scott ObergRPRockiesFree Agent
Jake OdorizziSPRaysFree Agent
Shohei OhtaniFree Agent
Joc PedersonCFDodgersFree Agent
Hunter PenceRFGiantsFree Agent
Josh PhegleyCWhite SoxFree Agent
Anthony Rendon2BNationalsFree Agent
Luis RengifoFree Agent
Tanner RoarkSPNationalsFree Agent
Eduardo RodríguezSPRed SoxFree Agent
Eddie Rosario2BTwinsFree Agent
Aníbal SánchezSPTigersFree Agent
Carlos Santana3BIndiansFree Agent
Corey SeagerSSDodgersFree Agent
Nick SenzelFree Agent
Caleb SmithFree Agent
Justin Smoak1BBlue JaysFree Agent
Jorge SolerRFCubsFree Agent
George SpringerCFAstrosFree Agent
Jeffrey SpringsFree Agent
Ryne StanekFree Agent
Marcus StromanRPBlue JaysFree Agent
Mike TroutCFAngelsFree Agent
Spencer TurnbullFree Agent
Justin Turner3B/SSDodgersFree Agent
Gio Urshela3BIndiansFree Agent
Justin VerlanderSPTigersFree Agent
Joey Votto1BRedsFree Agent
Marcus WaldenSPAthleticsFree Agent
Adam WarrenRPYankeesFree Agent
Luke WeaverFree Agent
Zack WheelerSPMetsFree Agent
Matt WislerSPPadresFree Agent
Tony WoltersCIndiansFree Agent
Brandon WoodruffFree Agent
Mike Yastrzemski2BOriolesFree Agent
Christian YelichLFMarlinsFree Agent
HOUSTON (AP) — Rafael Devers homered off Justin Verlander, and the Boston Red Sox took advantage of two errors by the Houston Astros to avoid a series sweep with a 4-1 victory Sunday.Eduardo Rodriguez (5-3) held Houston to one run and four hits in six innings, improving to 5-1 in his last eight starts.The Astros lost for just the fifth time in 22 games and finished the regular season 4-2 against the Red Sox, who beat them 4-1 in the ALCS last season on the way to a World Series championship.Devers' solo shot in the fourth gave the Red Sox a 2-1 lead. It was Devers' seventh homer of the season and fourth in six games.Marcus Walden earned his second major league save and first this season.Verlander (8-2) permitted three runs and six hits in seven innings, striking out six.ATHLETICS 7, MARINERS 1OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Matt Chapman homered for the second consecutive day, Josh Phegley also went deep and had three RBIs, and the streaking Oakland Athletics won their ninth straight, beatin... [More]
Sun May 2620:05Pirates GM asks MLB to allow re-entry after concussion testsFrancisco CervelliCYankeesFree Agent
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pirates general manager Neal Huntington wants Major League Baseball to consider changing its concussion assessment system to allow for player re-entry after exiting a game for concussion testing.Huntington offered the suggestion Sunday, a day after Pittsburgh catcher Francisco Cervelli suffered a head injury.Cervelli was struck by the barrel of Joc Pederson's broken bat with two outs in the fourth inning. After being assessed on the field by a trainer, he remained in the game before removing himself in the bottom of the inning after briefly stepping into the batter's box.Huntington says that if a player knows he must leave a game to enter concussion testing, he's less likely to report symptoms."Any player that had an obvious concussion risk incident should be allowed to be removed from the game, taken off the field, taken into the locker room, assessed by a doctor, assessed by a trainer, go through an extended period of time and then re-enter the game," said Hunting... [More]
Sun May 2615:25Paxton, Gregorius nearing returns for Yankees; Barrett on ILJake BarrettSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Dellin BetancesRPYankeesFree Agent
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Left-hander James Paxton and shortstop Didi Gregorius are closing in on their returns to the New York Yankees while right-hander Jake Barrett is heading to the injured list.The 30-year-old Paxton has had discomfort in his left knee but is on track to rejoin the rotation this week, manager Aaron Boone said before Sunday's game against the Kansas City Royals.Paxton pitched four innings of one-hit ball Friday in extended spring training. He threw long toss and took pitcher's fielding practice Sunday. Paxton has said there's still discomfort when he throws, but he thinks it will be manageable."Everything went pretty well, hoping he's now in line to join the rotation," Boone said.Paxton will have one more meeting with Boone, Yankees team doctor Christopher Ahmad and athletic trainer Steve Donohue on Monday in New York."Through all of this, every step of the way, his bullpens, everything's gone well," Boone said. "But we want him also to feel like he's in a good pla... [More]
Sun May 2602:47LEADING OFF: Price ill, Jays slump, HR-prone Hess at CoorsMichael BrantleyLFIndiansFree Agent
Josh Harrison2B/3BPiratesFree Agent
David HessFree Agent
David PriceSPTigersFree Agent
Mike Yastrzemski2BOriolesFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors today:AILINGBoston Red Sox left-hander David Price is on the mend after he left his start at Houston due to flu-like symptoms. Price threw 15 pitches before leaving with two out in the first inning. It was the shortest start of Price's career.After allowing a single to Michael Brantley, manager Alex Cora rushed from the dugout to visit Price. Following a short conversation, Cora motioned to the bullpen, replacing Price with Colton Brewer.Price was placed on the injured list on May 3 with left elbow tendinitis. He returned Monday and allowed two unearned runs in five innings against the Blue Jays.BIG NAMES, LITTLE OFFENSEToronto has some Hall of Fame last names in its lineup, but the Blue Jays aren't putting up anywhere near Cooperstown numbers.The Blue Jays got thumped 19-4 by San Diego on Saturday for their fourth straight loss. Toronto has lots of problems, and there's no doubt the offense is a major issue. The team is last in the majors w... [More]
Sat May 2521:09LEADING OFF: Price ill, Jays slump, HR-prone Hess at CoorsMichael BrantleyLFIndiansFree Agent
Josh Harrison2B/3BPiratesFree Agent
David HessFree Agent
David PriceSPTigersFree Agent
Mike Yastrzemski2BOriolesFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday:AILINGBoston Red Sox left-hander David Price is on the mend after he left his start at Houston due to flu-like symptoms. Price threw 15 pitches before leaving with two out in the first inning. It was the shortest start of Price's career.After allowing a single to Michael Brantley, manager Alex Cora rushed from the dugout to visit Price. Following a short conversation, Cora motioned to the bullpen, replacing Price with Colton Brewer.Price was placed on the injured list on May 3 with left elbow tendinitis. He returned Monday and allowed two unearned runs in five innings against the Blue Jays.BIG NAMES, LITTLE OFFENSEToronto has some Hall of Fame last names in its lineup, but the Blue Jays aren't putting up anywhere near Cooperstown numbers.The Blue Jays got thumped 19-4 by San Diego on Saturday for their fourth straight loss. Toronto has lots of problems, and there's no doubt the offense is a major issue. The team is last in the majors ... [More]
Sat May 2520:43Red Sox LHP Price leaves in 1st with illnessMichael BrantleyLFIndiansFree Agent
David PriceSPTigersFree Agent
HOUSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox left-hander David Price has left his start at Houston due to flu-like symptoms.Price lasted three batters and 15 pitches before leaving with two out in the first inning Saturday night. It was the shortest start of Price's career and his shortest outing of any kind since Sept. 18, 2008, when he got two outs while pitching in relief for Tampa Bay.After allowing a single to Michael Brantley, manager Alex Cora rushed out of the dugout to Price. Following a short conversation, Cora motioned to the bullpen, replacing Price with Colton Brewer.Price was placed on the injured list on May 3 with left elbow tendinitis. He returned Monday and allowed two unearned runs in five innings against the Blue Jays.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Sat May 2517:55Springer placed on 10-day IL with left hamstring injuryJose Altuve2BAstrosFree Agent
Derek FisherFree Agent
George SpringerCFAstrosFree Agent
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros placed outfielder George Springer on the 10-day injured list Saturday with a left hamstring strain, but could be close to getting star second baseman Jose Altuve back from injury.Houston general manager Jeff Luhnow said Springer suffered a Grade 2 sprain, but would not give a timetable for how long the outfielder would be out.Houston manager AJ Hinch said Springer will miss more than 10 days."Our doctors have told us that he's injured, but it's not as dramatic as we have feared," Hinch said. "He's going to be out a little while, and he's going to exceed the ten days, but they were encouraged by their findings and observations. He's really sore. He's not going to do anything for the foreseeable future. Hopefully, if the initial diagnosis is right, we avoided the catastrophe."Springer, who is batting .308 this season with an AL-leading 17 home runs and 43 RBIs, suffered the injury trying to make a sliding catch on a foul ball in the eighth inning of Fr... [More]
Sat May 2500:05LEADING OFF: Morton's streak, Biggio's bid, Wacha's moveCarlos CarrascoSPIndiansFree Agent
Michael ConfortoFree Agent
David Freese3BAngelsFree Agent
Clayton KershawSPDodgersFree Agent
Charlie MortonSPPiratesFree Agent
Michael WachaSPCardinalsFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday:WHAT A STRINGRays right-hander Charlie Morton hasn't lost in his last 17 starts, going 7-0 with a 3.21 ERA in a span that started last August with Houston. Morton (4-0, 2.65) faces Carlos Carrasco and the Indians in Cleveland.Morton's streak is the second-longest active run behind Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers, who is 10-0 over his last 19 starts.ROOKIE BLUESCavan Biggio tries again for his first major league hit when the Blue Jays host San Diego. The son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio struck out twice in going 0 for 3 in his debut for Toronto on Friday.The 24-year-old infielder was hitting .307 with six home runs and 26 RBIs when he was called up from Triple-A this week.'PEN MANThe Cardinals say struggling right-hander Michael Wacha is going to work out of the bullpen. He is 2-2 with a 6.39 ERA in his last five starts.The 27-year-old Wacha last pitched in relief on Sept. 26, 2016. He was the NL Championship Series MVP as a rookie i... [More]
Fri May 2416:37This Date in BaseballCarlos BeltránRFYankeesFree Agent
Adrián Béltre3BRangersFree Agent
José BerríosFree Agent
Mookie BettsCFRed SoxFree Agent
Joe BiaginiFree Agent
Shane BieberFree Agent
Justin Bour1BMarlinsFree Agent
Brad BoxbergerRPRaysFree Agent
Ryan BurrFree Agent
David FletcherFree Agent
Josh HamiltonLFAngelsFree Agent
Brock Holt2BRed SoxFree Agent
Craig KimbrelRPBravesFree Agent
George KottarasCBlue JaysFree Agent
Carlos MartínezRPCardinalsFree Agent
Justin MastersonSPCardinalsFree Agent
Steven MatzRPMetsFree Agent
Yadier MolinaCCardinalsFree Agent
Yoán MoncadaFree Agent
Dioner NavarroCBlue JaysFree Agent
Bryan ReynoldsFree Agent
Garrett RichardsSPAngelsFree Agent
Paul SewaldFree Agent
Mike TroutCFAngelsFree Agent
Tony WatsonRPPiratesFree Agent
Zack WheelerSPMetsFree Agent
Nick WittgrenRPMarlinsFree Agent
Gabriel YnoaFree Agent
Ben Zobrist2BRaysFree Agent
Mike ZuninoCMarinersFree 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]
Thu May 2317:15Indians' Kluber has cast removed, making progressCorey KluberSPIndiansFree Agent
CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians ace Corey Kluber had the hard cast protecting his broken right arm removed and the two-time Cy Young winner is healing as hoped.Kluber underwent imaging texts Thursday, which showed that his ulna is mending properly. Cleveland manager Terry Francona said Kluber can begin range of motion and that he will be re-examined in two weeks.The right-hander broke his arm when he was struck flush by a line drive hit by Miami's Brian Anderson on May 1. At the time, the Indians said surgery wasn't needed, and Francona said the medical staff told him Kluber was having "expected healing."Kluber has been fitted with a protective brace. He said it was a relief to have the cast off and is excited that he "can do a lot more now."The 33-year-old ran sprints in the outfield before the series opener against Tampa Bay.Kluber won 20 games last season and at least 18 in each of the past three seasons. He is 2-3 with a 5.80 ERA in seven starts this year.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Thu May 2317:04Nats manager Martinez fires hat, kicks dirt, ejected vs MetsSean DoolittleRPAthleticsFree Agent
Brian Dozier2BTwinsFree Agent
Robert GsellmanFree Agent
Howie Kendrick2BAngelsFree Agent
Steven MatzRPMetsFree Agent
Gerardo ParraRFBrewersFree Agent
Juan SotoFree Agent
Wander SueroFree 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 CéspedesLFRed SoxFree 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 Kendrick2BAngelsFree 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 2311:44Yankees' CC Sabathia placed on IL with knee inflammationDellin BetancesRPYankeesFree Agent
Didi GregoriusSSDiamondbacksFree Agent
Aaron JudgeFree Agent
Giancarlo StantonRFMarlinsFree Agent
Troy TulowitzkiSSRockiesFree Agent
BALTIMORE (AP) — CC Sabathia's ailing right knee landed him on the 10-day injured list Thursday, although the New York Yankees don't expect the star lefty to be sidelined for long.Sabathia has right knee inflammation, a problem he's been dealing with for a long time."This is something we know we're going to face at different times throughout the year with CC," manager Aaron Boone said, "so hopefully it's just something that we can knock out quickly and hopefully just miss a turn."Sabathia pitched five innings against the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night and complained about knee soreness after allowing five runs and six hits."It's just hard to land," he said. "It's like a shooting pain goes through every time that I land. So it makes it hard to finish my pitches."The 38-year-old Sabathia said he started feeling knee pain "a few starts ago" but was hopeful a cortisone shot and a few days rest would keep him off the IL."I'll probably take some time just to get the medicine in there... [More]
Thu May 2311:06Yankees' CC Sabathia placed on IL with knee inflammationDellin BetancesRPYankeesFree Agent
Didi GregoriusSSDiamondbacksFree Agent
Aaron JudgeFree Agent
Giancarlo StantonRFMarlinsFree Agent
Troy TulowitzkiSSRockiesFree Agent
BALTIMORE (AP) — New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia has been placed on the 10-day injured list with right knee inflammation.The team announced it Thursday before the finale of the four-game series against the Baltimore Orioles. Sabathia pitched five innings against on Wednesday night and complained about knee soreness afterward.He earned the victory despite allowing five runs and six hits. After the game, the 38-year-old Sabathia described it as "a shooting pain goes through every time that I land."Sabathia has started eight games, going 3-1 with a 3.48 ERA, striking out 34 in 41 1/3 innings.He joins a list of prominent Yankees on the IL, including Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, Didi Gregorius, Dellin Betances and Troy Tulowitzki.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Thu May 2302:42LEADING OFF: Cano exits after grounder, JD Martinez outJon LesterSPAthleticsFree Agent
J.D. MartinezLFTigersFree Agent
Aaron NolaFree Agent
Adam PlutkoFree 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]
Wed May 2221:22White Sox turn triple play against AstrosJosé Abreu1BWhite SoxFree Agent
Jake MarisnickCFAstrosFree Agent
Yoán MoncadaFree Agent
Yolmer SánchezSSWhite SoxFree Agent
HOUSTON (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have turned a triple play against the Houston Astros.It came in the third inning Wednesday night with runners on first and second. Jake Marisnick hit a grounder down the line to third baseman Yoan Moncada, who stepped on the base for the first out. He threw to Yolmer Sanchez at second, and Sanchez threw it to Jose Abreu at first, where the ball just beat Marisnick.It was the first triple play in the majors this season and Chicago's first since July 8, 2016, against Atlanta. Houston last hit into a triple play on April 19, 2018, against the Mariners.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Wed May 2220:32LEADING OFF: Cano exits after grounder, JD Martinez outJon LesterSPAthleticsFree Agent
J.D. MartinezLFTigersFree Agent
Aaron NolaFree Agent
Adam PlutkoFree 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 2219:22Early stretch-run mode: Mets to use closer Díaz in 8thRajai DavisLFTigersFree Agent
Robert GsellmanFree Agent
Seth LugoFree Agent
Jeff McNeilFree Agent
Brandon NimmoDHMetsFree Agent
Jean SeguraSSBrewersFree Agent
Paul SewaldFree 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 DavisLFTigersFree Agent
Robert GsellmanFree Agent
Seth LugoFree Agent
Jeff McNeilFree Agent
Brandon NimmoDHMetsFree Agent
Jean SeguraSSBrewersFree Agent
Paul SewaldFree 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]
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