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Tue May 2107:00APNewsBreak: Yanks, Red Sox play on artificial turf LondonXander BogaertsSSRed SoxFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — The traditional rivalry between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will take a radical twist when they meet in London next month: They will play on artificial turf for the first time in more than 2,200 games over a century.Major League Baseball has access to Olympic Stadium for 21 days before the games on June 29 and 30, the sport's first regular-season contests in Europe, and just five days after to clear out. The league concluded there was not enough time to install real grass.Starting June 6, gravel will be placed over the covering protecting West Ham's grass soccer pitch and the running track that is a legacy from the 2012 Olympics. The artificial turf baseball field, similar to modern surfaces used by a few big league clubs, will be installed atop that."It's the first Yankees-Red Sox game out of the country, so why not a lot of firsts?" New York pitcher CC Sabathia said. "I think it will be fine."Instead, 141,913 square feet of FieldTurf Vertex will be trans... [More]
Tue May 2103:10APNewsBreak: Yanks, Red Sox play on artificial turf LondonXander BogaertsSSRed SoxFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — The traditional rivalry between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will take a radical twist when they meet in London next month: They will play on artificial turf for the first time in more than 2,200 games over a century.Major League Baseball has access to Olympic Stadium for 21 days before the games on June 29 and 30, the sport's first regular-season contests in Europe, and just five days after to clear out. The league concluded there was not enough time to install real grass.Starting June 6, gravel will be placed over the covering protecting West Ham's grass soccer pitch and the running track that is a legacy from the 2012 Olympics. The artificial turf baseball field, similar to modern surfaces used by a few big league clubs, will be installed atop that."It's the first Yankees-Red Sox game out of the country, so why not a lot of firsts?" New York pitcher CC Sabathia said. "I think it will be fine."Instead, 141,913 square feet of FieldTurf Vertex will be trans... [More]
Tue May 2101:28Mets 3B Frazier and Nationals OF Eaton exchange heated wordsAdam EatonCFWhite SoxFree Agent
Todd Frazier3BRedsFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — So much for burying the hatchet.New York Mets third baseman Todd Frazier and Washington outfielder Adam Eaton had a heated exchange between innings that was caught by a television camera Monday night at Citi Field.The two players 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. Eaton took his position in right field, and Frazier was led back to the Mets bench on the first base side.The two were teammates with the Chicago White Sox in 2016 but apparently have an acrimonious history."He's chirping all the way across the infield. I don't know. He must really like me because he wants to get my attention it seems like every time we come here to town. He really cares what I think about him, I guess. I don't know what the deal is," Eaton said following New York's 5-3 victory over the Nationals. "He's always yelling across the infield at me. He's made a habit of ... [More]
Tue May 2101:16Callaway stays; Céspedes takes fall, breaks ankle on ranchMichael ConfortoFree Agent
Jason VargasSPRoyalsFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Turns out Yoenis Céspedes took the fall, not Mickey Callaway.On a hectic afternoon at Citi Field, the slumping New York Mets announced Monday they are sticking with their embattled manager "for the foreseeable future" — and Céspedes broke his right ankle in an accident on his ranch.The oft-injured slugger has been sidelined most of the past two seasons and was home recovering from surgery on both heels. New York had hoped he could return sometime after the All-Star break, but this latest setback certainly puts Céspedes' entire season, and perhaps his career, in jeopardy.General manager Brodie Van Wagenen said the team was informed Saturday night that Céspedes sustained multiple ankle fractures on his ranch in Port St. Lucie, Florida, where the club's spring training complex is located."He had a violent fall in which he stepped in a hole and put his leg and foot in a difficult position," said Van Wagenen, who was Céspedes' agent before becoming GM of the Mets la... [More]
Tue May 2100:38Mets 3B Frazier and Nationals OF Eaton exchange heated wordsAdam EatonCFWhite SoxFree Agent
Todd Frazier3BRedsFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — So much for burying the hatchet.A camera caught New York Mets third baseman Todd Frazier and Washington outfielder Adam Eaton jawing at each other from a distance in a heated exchange between innings Monday night before each was led away. The two were teammates with the Chicago White Sox in 2016 but apparently have an acrimonious history."He's chirping all the way across the infield. I don't know. He must really like me because he wants to get my attention it seems like every time we come here to town. He really cares what I think about him, I guess. I don't know what the deal is," Eaton said following New York's 5-3 victory over the Nationals at Citi Field. "He's always yelling across the infield at me. He's made a habit of it. He's one of those guys that always says it loud enough so you can hear it, but you can't understand it."You've got to be a man at some point. So I turned around, had a few choice words with him. It's funny. I was walking towards him and he did... [More]
Mon May 2022:28LEADING OFF: Germán vs Orioles, Kershaw at RaysTrevor CahillSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Justin VerlanderSPTigersFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday:LOOKING FOR SIXYankees right-hander Domingo Germán (8-1, 2.50 ERA) seeks to win his sixth consecutive start on Tuesday night against the last-place Orioles.The major league leader in victories, Germán has a chance to join Tommy John (1979), Herb Pennock (1926) and Jack Chesbro (1904) as the only Yankees to notch nine wins by the end of May.It's pretty heady stuff for a 26-year-old who entered the season with a 2-7 career record.Baltimore will counter with rookie Davis Hess (1-5, 5.58), who has gone seven straight starts without a victory, including two losses to New York during that span.STREAKINGHouston ace Justin Verlander (7-1, 2.38 ERA) will look for his fourth straight win and the seventh in eight starts when he faces the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday in the second game of a four-game series. Verlander has dominated in his last two outings against Texas and Detroit, allowing one run and three hits while striking out 17 in 14 in... [More]
Mon May 2021:38Callaway stays; Céspedes takes fall, breaks ankle on ranchMichael ConfortoFree Agent
Jed LowrieSSAthleticsFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Turns out Yoenis Céspedes took the fall, not Mickey Callaway.On a hectic afternoon at Citi Field, the slumping New York Mets announced Monday they are sticking with their embattled manager "for the foreseeable future" — and Céspedes broke his right ankle in an accident on his ranch.The oft-injured slugger has been sidelined most of the past two seasons and was home recovering from surgery on both heels. New York had hoped he could return sometime after the All-Star break, but this latest setback certainly puts Céspedes' entire season, and perhaps his career, in jeopardy.General manager Brodie Van Wagenen said the team was informed Saturday night that Céspedes sustained multiple ankle fractures on his ranch in Port St. Lucie, Florida, where the club's spring training complex is located."He had a violent fall in which he stepped in a hole and put his leg and foot in a difficult position," said Van Wagenen, who was Céspedes' agent before becoming GM of the Mets la... [More]
Mon May 2020:50Hamilton into Rangers hall, hasn't really thought about gameJosh HamiltonLFAngelsFree Agent
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Josh Hamilton hasn't really thought much about baseball since knee issues ended his career, though he does miss playing at times. The 2010 AL MVP's moments on the diamond these days are watching and sometimes coaching his daughters playing softball."I've been making up for lost time with my girls, being Dad. Got a ranch towards College Station, spending time there," Hamilton said Monday, after the Texas Rangers said he would be inducted into the team's Hall of Fame. "Hadn't really thought much of baseball. It's one of things where I never cared too much about watching the game, but I loved playing it more than anything."Hamilton, who turns 38 on Tuesday, hasn't been to a Rangers game since playing in their 2015 regular season finale, though he went to spring training with the team the next two years after that.Former Arlington Mayor Richard Greene, who during his tenure from 1987-97 played a major role in a getting the team a new stadium then and keeping the R... [More]
Mon May 2020:30Giants call up lefty Andrew Suarez to start against BravesErik KratzCRoyalsFree Agent
Evan Longoria3BRaysFree Agent
Joe PanikSSGiantsFree Agent
Dónovan Solano2BMarlinsFree Agent
Andrew SuarezFree Agent
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants called up left-hander Andrew Suarez to start Monday night's game against the Atlanta Braves.Suarez was 2-3 with a 6.33 ERA in six starts for Triple-A Sacramento before making his season debut against the Braves. The 26-year-old missed 16 games while with the River Cats with a hamstring injury.Suarez pitched against Atlanta twice in 2018 and beat the Braves on May 6 for his only career win.Infielder Donovan Solano was optioned to Sacramento, leaving the Giants without a true backup shortstop. Manager Bruce Bochy indicated that third baseman Evan Longoria or second baseman Joe Panik could be used there if needed.San Francisco also acquired minor league pitcher Matt Seelinger from Tampa Bay as the player to be named later in the deal that sent catcher Erik Kratz to the Rays last week. Seelinger will report to Class A Augusta.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Mon May 2020:18Hamilton into Rangers hall, hasn't really thought about gameJosh HamiltonLFAngelsFree Agent
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Josh Hamilton hasn't really thought much about baseball since knee issues ended his career, though he does miss playing at times. The 2010 AL MVP's moments on the diamond these days is watching and sometimes coaching his daughters playing softball."I've been making up for lost time with my girls, being Dad. Got a ranch towards College Station, spending time there," Hamilton said Monday, after the Texas Rangers said he would be inducted into the team's Hall of Fame. "Hadn't really thought much of baseball. It's one of things where I never cared too much about watching the game, but I loved playing it more than anything."Hamilton, who turns 38 on Tuesday, hasn't been to a Rangers game since playing in their 2015 regular season finale, though he went to spring training with the team the next two years after that.Former Arlington Mayor Richard Greene, who during his tenure from 1987-97 played a major role in a getting the team a new stadium then and keeping the Ra... [More]
Mon May 2020:10Giants call up lefty Andrew Suarez to start against BravesEvan Longoria3BRaysFree Agent
Joe PanikSSGiantsFree Agent
Dónovan Solano2BMarlinsFree Agent
Andrew SuarezFree Agent
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants called up left-hander Andrew Suarez to start Monday night's game against the Atlanta Braves.Suarez was 2-3 with a 6.33 ERA in six starts for Triple-A Sacramento before making his season debut against the Braves. The 26-year-old missed 16 games while with the River Cats with a hamstring injury.Suarez pitched against Atlanta twice in 2018 and beat the Braves on May 6 for his only career win.Infielder Donovan Solano was optioned to Sacramento, leaving the Giants without a true backup shortstop. Manager Bruce Bochy indicated that third baseman Evan Longoria or second baseman Joe Panik could be used there if needed.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Mon May 2019:38Morrow throwing again after setback in recovery from surgeryBrandon MorrowSPBlue JaysFree Agent
Pedro StropRPCubsFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs closer Brandon Morrow has started throwing again after experiencing a setback in his recovery from offseason elbow surgery.President of baseball operations Theo Epstein says Morrow threw from 45 to 60 feet Monday in Arizona.The Cubs shut down Morrow's rehab last month after he didn't recover well from a bullpen session. He led Chicago with 22 saves in 35 games last season after signing a $21 million, two-year contract as a free agent, but missed the second half.Epstein also says reliever Pedro Strop (strained left hamstring) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session Monday.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Mon May 2019:18Callaway stays; Céspedes takes fall, breaks ankle on ranchMichael ConfortoFree Agent
Jed LowrieSSAthleticsFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Turns out Yoenis Céspedes took the fall, not Mickey Callaway.On a hectic afternoon at Citi Field, the slumping New York Mets announced Monday they are sticking with their embattled manager "for the foreseeable future" — and Céspedes broke his right ankle in an accident on his ranch.The oft-injured slugger has been sidelined most of the past two seasons and was home recovering from surgery on both heels. New York had hoped he could return sometime after the All-Star break, but this latest setback certainly puts Céspedes' entire season — and perhaps his career — in jeopardy.General manager Brodie Van Wagenen said the team was informed Saturday night that Céspedes got hurt on his ranch in Port St. Lucie, Florida, where the club's spring training complex is located."He had a violent fall in which he stepped in a hole and put his leg and foot in a difficult position," said Van Wagenen, who was Céspedes agent before becoming GM of the Mets last offseason.The 33-y... [More]
Mon May 2019:08Hamilton into Rangers hall, hasn't really thought about gameJosh HamiltonLFAngelsFree Agent
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Josh Hamilton says he hasn't really thought much about baseball since knee issues ended his career. He last played for the Texas Rangers in 2015, and went to spring training each of the two years after that.The Rangers said Monday that 2010 AL MVP Hamilton and former Arlington Mayor Richard Greene will be inducted into the team's Hall of Fame on August. 17.The former slugger, who turns 38 on Tuesday, says it's a great honor.After Hamilton was the first overall pick in the 1999 amateur draft by Tampa Bay, his career was nearly destroyed by drug addiction. He returned to baseball with Cincinnati and made his big league debut in 2007, when he hit 19 homers in 90 games before getting traded to the Rangers. He was part of their only two World Series teams and was an All-Star five seasons in a row.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Mon May 2016:02Indians' Kluber to have X-rays on broken right armCorey KluberSPIndiansFree Agent
CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians pitcher Corey Kluber will have an X-ray on Thursday to evaluate his right arm, broke when hit by a line drive on May 1.Kluber has had his arm in a cast since being injured. Cleveland manager Terry Francona said Monday the cast could be removed and replaced with a removable splint, depending on the results of the X-ray.A two-time AL Cy Young Award winner, Kluber was diagnosed with a nondisplaced fracture to his ulna when struck by a line drive off the bat of Miami's Brian Anderson. The Indians said surgery was not needed,Kluber is 2-3 with a 5.80 ERA in seven starts. Francona said the pitcher has been working on the stationary bike.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Mon May 2014:40Braves acquire Swarzak from Seattle for Vizcaino, BiddleGerson BautistaFree Agent
Anthony SwarzakRPTwinsFree Agent
ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves have added veteran help for their patchwork bullpen by acquiring right-hander Anthony Swarzak from Seattle for left-hander Jesse Biddle and right-hander Arodys Vizcaino.As part of Monday's trade, Seattle is sending Atlanta $1,788,172 to cover about one-third of the $5,677,419 remaining in Swarzak's $8 million salary this year.Vizcaino opened the season as Atlanta's closer, then had season-ending surgery on his right shoulder on April 17. His replacement, A.J. Minter, struggled and was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on May 10.The 27-year-old Biddle was designated for assignment by the Braves on Wednesday after walking 10 batters in 11 2/3 innings. He had a 5.40 ERA as he failed to repeat his success from 2018, when he was 6-1 with a 3.11 ERA. He will report to the Mariners.Luke Jackson has six saves in nine chances as the Braves' latest closer.The 33-year-old Swarzak has a 5.27 ERA and three saves in six chances this season for the Mariners. He had an 8.64 ERA in his last nine appearances. Swarzak was successful in four of five saves chances and had a 6.15 ERA with the Mets in 2018.Swarzak was acquired by Seattle on Dec. 8 along with outfielder Jay Bruce, right fielder Gerson Bautista and a pair of minor leaguers for second baseman Robinson Canó and All-Star closer Edwin Diaz.___For more AP baseball coverage: https://apnews.com/apf-Baseball and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Mon May 2002:58Astros on a tear despite absence of AltuveJose Altuve2BAstrosFree Agent
Shane BieberFree Agent
Michael BrantleyLFIndiansFree Agent
Alex BregmanFree Agent
Kris Bryant3BCubsFree Agent
Robinson ChirinosCRangersFree Agent
Gerrit ColeSPPiratesFree Agent
Carlos CorreaSSAstrosFree Agent
Bryce HarperLFNationalsFree Agent
Clayton KershawSPDodgersFree Agent
Jake MarisnickCFAstrosFree Agent
Ryan PresslyRPTwinsFree Agent
Josh ReddickRFAthleticsFree Agent
Hyun-Jin RyuSPDodgersFree Agent
Chris SaleSPWhite SoxFree Agent
George SpringerCFAstrosFree Agent
Justin VerlanderSPTigersFree Agent
Take away George Springer and Jose Altuve, and maybe the Houston Astros start to look a little more beatable.Maybe.The Boston Red Sox finally snapped Houston's 10-game winning streak Sunday with a 4-3 victory after Springer left the game with lower back stiffness. The Astros were already playing without Altuve, on the injured list with a strained left hamstring, but that injury did little to slow Houston. Even after Sunday's loss, the Astros have the best record and best run differential in the major leagues. They lead the AL West by 8 ½ games.Altuve hasn't played since May 10, so Houston's recent torrid stretch took place largely without him. That's a scary thought for the rest of the American League. In their first four games without their star second baseman, the Astros scored 45 runs against the Rangers and Tigers."Our guys are seeing the ball really well and making it tough on them," Houston manager AJ Hinch said while the Astros were in Detroit. "Driving the pitch counts through... [More]
Mon May 2002:18LEADING OFF: Callaway future, Guerrero surge, Springer outJake ArrietaSPCubsFree Agent
David PriceSPTigersFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors today:MANAGING EXPECTATIONSMets manager Mickey Callaway is on the hot seat as his slumping team returns home to play NL East rival Washington. New York (20-25) has lost five straight and was swept in three games at lowly Miami over the weekend, totaling only three hits in consecutive shutouts. The listless Mets are 11-21 in their last 32 games. "I respect the hell out of Mickey," pitcher Noah Syndergaard said. "It's certainly not on him."VLAD AND VICTORIABig-hitting rookie Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and the Toronto Blue Jays host Boston in an afternoon game on Victoria Day. The 20-year-old Guerrero has homered four times in his last six games — he didn't homer in the first 13 games after making his debut in late April.Red Sox lefty David Price (1-2, 3.75 ERA) is scheduled to come off the injured list and start. He has been sidelined with elbow tendinitis since May 3.ASTRO OUTAL home run leader George Springer has stiffness in his lower back and... [More]
Sun May 1918:32Maddon, Cubs drop protest over Doolittle's deliverySean DoolittleRPAthleticsFree Agent
Carl Edwards Jr.SPCubsFree Agent
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have dropped their protest over the pitching delivery of Washington reliever Sean Doolittle.Cubs manager Joe Maddon made the announcement before Sunday night's game against the Nationals.Maddon came out twice in the ninth inning of a 5-2 loss Saturday night to complain to plate umpire San Holbrook about Doolittle. Maddon said he believed the left-handed Doolittle was tapping his right toe on the ground before coming to the plate.Cubs reliever Carl Edwards Jr. was informed at the end of spring training that his delivery, which featured a similar toe-tap, was illegal. That ruling miffed Maddon and the Cubs."The whole thing I really wanted to get done was to protect Carl," Maddon said Sunday. "I really didn't anticipate a whole lot to be done with (the protest) even though I still don't agree with the conclusion because I think it's exactly what Carl did, only a different version of it."But the point was, I would not be a good parent had I not spoken u... [More]
Sun May 1918:06Maddon, Cubs drop protest over Doolittle's deliverySean DoolittleRPAthleticsFree Agent
Carl Edwards Jr.SPCubsFree Agent
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have dropped their protest over the pitching delivery of Washington reliever Sean Doolittle.Cubs manager Joe Maddon made the announcement before Sunday night's game against the Nationals.Maddon came out twice in the ninth inning of a 5-2 loss Saturday night to complain to plate umpire Sam Holbrook about Doolittle. Maddon said he believed the left-handed Doolittle was tapping his right toe on the ground before coming to the plate.After being told Doolittle's delivery was legal, Maddon announced the Cubs were playing the game under protest.Cubs reliever Carl Edwards Jr. was informed at the end of spring training that his delivery, which featured a similar toe-tap, was illegal. That ruling miffed Maddon and the Cubs.On Sunday, Maddon said the protest was done to protect Edwards.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
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