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Sun Jul 1516:08Machado removal from Orioles game fuels trade rumorsManny Machado3BOriolesLazar's Team
BALTIMORE (AP) — Orioles shortstop Manny Machado was removed from Baltimore's game against Texas in the fifth inning, setting off speculation the All-Star had been traded.The exit came shortly after a 26-minute rain delay Sunday left the field at Camden Yards in poor, sloppy condition.Because Machado is expected to be dealt by the last-place Orioles before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, his departure from the game was seemingly notable.But Machado was later seen in the dugout, wearing a sweatshirt and joking with his teammates.Machado hit his 24th home run and walked before his exit.__More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball
Sun Jul 1514:29Cardinals look for spark after manager's shock firingJedd Gyorko2B/3BPadresCJ's Tip-Top Team
Greg HollandRPRoyalsCJ's Tip-Top Team
ST. LOUIS (AP) — As the St. Louis Cardinals took stock of their situation a day after the firing of manager Mike Matheny, some players said they bear some responsibility for Matheny's sudden dismissal.Matheny was fired Saturday night after an 8-2 loss to the last-place Cincinnati Reds. The Cardinals entered Sunday's game one game over .500 and 7½ games behind the NL Central-leading Chicago Cubs and are in danger of missing the playoffs for a third straight season for the first time since 1999."We all feel bad for Mike and ultimately it comes down on us," veteran infielder Jedd Gyorko said Sunday. "We're the guys that go out there and play and perform. I feel like we haven't done that good enough."Bench coach Mike Shildt will serve as interim manager, starting with Sunday's final game before the All-Star break."As a player, for me, it's like, 'What could I have done better to keep this from happening?'" reliever Greg Holland said. "I don't know if it's necessarily fair. It's just the... [More]
Sun Jul 1513:58Pirates demote OF Austin Meadows to Triple-ATanner AndersonFree Agent
Corey DickersonCF/LFRockiesSanders Team Sucks
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates demoted outfielder Austin Meadows to Triple-A Indianapolis on Sunday and recalled right-handed reliever Tanner Anderson.The 23-year-old Meadows was the team's first-round pick in the 2013 draft. He hit .298 in 48 games with Pittsburgh, but he has lost playing time to Corey Dickerson and Gregory Polanco. In July, Meadows hit .233 as his playing opportunities declined."I'm really excited about what he did, especially that first week," Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said. "The last month hasn't been as productive, and it's tough to ask a young player to not play. It's in his best interests and our best interests to let him grow and develop."Huntington rebuffed the suggestion that Meadows' demotion was related to the possibility that he could qualify for salary arbitration early by gaining Super Two status. The general manager called such projetions "inexact."The 25-year-old Anderson had a 2.17 ERA in 27 games with Indianapolis and will provide bullpen depth after Saturday's doubleheader against the Brewers.
Sun Jul 1511:58Brewers place Villar on 10-day DL with thumb injuryBrett PhillipsFree Agent
Jonathan VillarSSAstrosFree Agent
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers placed infielder Jonathan Villar on the 10-day disabled list Sunday with a right thumb strain.Villar injured his thumb sliding into third base in Milwaukee's 6-3 loss in the second game of a doubleheader against the Pirates on Saturday.He will have an MRI later Sunday. There is not a timeframe for his return. Villar hit .261 with six home runs and 22 RBIs over 87 games.The Brewers recalled outfielder Brett Phillips from Triple-A Colorado Springs. He has a .257 average, four homers and 12 RBIs in 46 major league games.Villar is the 10th Brewers player on the disabled list, with five of them suffering injuries in the final 10 days before the All-Star break."That's a lot. We're fortunate that we have a lot of depth," assistant general manager Matt Arnold said. "We're looking at hopefully getting a lot of those guys back here shortly after the break."Milwaukee is 2-7 in that stretch, including five straight losses, and ceded first place in the NL Central to the Chicago Cubs.___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball
Sun Jul 1509:38This Date In BaseballBrock Holt2B/3B/CF/RF/SSRed SoxWho's on First
Jason Kipnis2BIndiansStrafford's Old Men
July 161897 — Chicago's Cap Anson became the first major leaguer to reach 3,000 hits when he singled off Baltimore's George Blackburn.1902 — John McGraw was named manager of the New York Giants, a post he would hold for 30 years.1909 — Ed Summers of the Detroit Tigers allowed only seven hits and pitched all 18 innings of a 0-0 tie with the Washington Senators, the longest scoreless game in AL history.1920 — Babe Ruth broke his own season record of 29 homers with his 30th as the New York Yankees beat the St. Louis Browns, 5-2. Ruth would finish the season with 54.1933 — Red Lucas of the Cincinnati Reds pitched a 15-inning 1-0 win over Roy Parmelee and the New York Giants in the opener of a doubleheader.1941 — Joe DiMaggio extended his hitting streak to 56 games with a 3-for-4 day as the New York Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians 10-3.1948 — After 8½ years as Brooklyn manager, Leo Durocher stunned baseball by taking the helm of the archrival Giants in midseason.1958 - In ... [More]
Sun Jul 1502:48St. Louis stunner: Cards fire Matheny with club near .500Dexter FowlerCFAstrosSanders Team Sucks
Jordan HicksFree Agent
Bud NorrisSPOriolesFree Agent
Marcell OzunaCF/LF/RFMarlinsCJ's Tip-Top Team
Álex ReyesPCardinalsFree Agent
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals aren't accustomed to stretches of mediocrity, and certainly not to reports of clubhouse unrest.The prospect of a third straight year without a postseason berth has spelled the end for manager Mike Matheny.Matheny was stunningly fired Saturday night following an 8-2 loss to the Cincinnati Reds, a defeat that dropped St. Louis to 47-46 and 7 1/2 games back of the NL Central-leading Chicago Cubs.Bench coach Mike Shildt was named the team's interim manager. Hitting coach John Mabry and assistant hitting coach Bill Mueller were also fired.The Cardinals haven't missed three straight postseasons since 1997-99."These decisions are never easy, but we felt that a change in leadership was necessary as the team prepares to enter into the second half of the season," Cardinals President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak said. "I would like to thank Mike for his exceptional commitment and devotion to the Cardinals organization, including many fond memorie... [More]
Sun Jul 1502:48LEADING OFF: Cards move on from Matheny, skidding BravesPatrick CorbinSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Yan GomesCIndiansStrafford's Old Men
Clayton KershawSPDodgersSanders Team Sucks
Miles MikolasRP/SPRangersFree Agent
Wilson RamosCNationalsBrasco's Bold Team
A look at what's happening around the majors today:ST. LOUIS STUNNERThe Cardinals will play their first game under interim manager Mike Shildt after firing Mike Matheny late Saturday night. Matheny's stunning dismissal comes with the team 47-46 and 7 1/2 games back of the NL Central-leading Cubs. The prospect of a third straight year without a postseason berth, paired with reports of clubhouse unrest, spelled the end for Matheny, who was 591-473 and made four postseasons in 6 1/2 years on the job. St. Louis will send All-Star Miles Mikolas (10-3, 2.65 ERA) to the mound against Cincinnati.STAR-STUDDED SLIDEDespite boasting an NL-best four All-Stars, the Braves are freefalling going into the midsummer break. Atlanta has lost 8 of 10, including the first two games of its series against Arizona, to drop out of first place in the NL East. Julio Teheran (6-6, 4.26) tries to get the Braves a victory to close out the unofficial first half against the Diamondbacks' Patrick Corbin (6-3, 3.09).AI... [More]
Sun Jul 1501:38Bogaerts' grand slam gets Red Sox back to winning waysChase AndersonSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Chris ArcherSPRaysFree Agent
Nolan Arenado3BRockiesSanders Team Sucks
Kyle BarracloughFree Agent
Jake BauersFree Agent
Mookie BettsSS/CFRed SoxFree Agent
Xander Bogaerts3B/SSRed SoxDEWMAN's Team
Jorge BonifacioRFRoyalsFree Agent
Brad BoxbergerRPRaysFree Agent
Brad BrachRPOriolesFree Agent
Austin BriceFree Agent
Zach BrittonRP/SPOriolesStrafford's Old Men
Kole CalhounRFAngelsFree Agent
Mark Canha1BMarlinsFree Agent
Aroldis ChapmanRPRedsBrasco's Bold Team
Mike ClevingerFree Agent
Gerrit ColeSPPiratesLazar's Team
Michael ConfortoFree Agent
Kyle CrockettRPIndiansFree Agent
C.J. Cron1B/C/DHAngelsFree Agent
Khris DavisLFBrewersBrasco's Bold Team
Wade DavisRP/SPRoyalsRotoValue
Ian DesmondSSNationalsCJ's Tip-Top Team
Zach DukeRPBrewersFree Agent
Jeurys FamiliaRPMetsFree Agent
Wilmer Flores2B/3B/SSMetsFree Agent
Michael FulmerFree Agent
Evan GattisC/LFBravesStrafford's Old Men
Scooter Gennett2BBrewersThe Heals Guys
Yasmani Grandal1B/CPadresFree Agent
Didi Gregorius2B/SSDiamondbacksFree Agent
Zack GreinkeSPDodgersFactory
Billy HamiltonCFRedsStrafford's Old Men
Ian HappFree Agent
Donnie HartFree Agent
Kyle HendricksSPCubsCJ's Tip-Top Team
Jordan HicksFree Agent
Clay HolmesFree Agent
Brock Holt2B/3B/CF/RF/SSRed SoxWho's on First
Eric Hosmer1BRoyalsFree Agent
Phil HughesSPTwinsLazar's Team
Kenley JansenRPDodgersWho's on First
Craig KimbrelRPBravesLazar's Team
Wade LeBlancRP/SPAngelsFree Agent
Jon LesterSPAthleticsCJ's Tip-Top Team
Nick MarkakisRFOriolesLazar's Team
Ketel MarteSSMarinersFree Agent
Starling MarteCF/LFPiratesJobu
Sean NewcombFree Agent
Aaron NolaFree Agent
Martín PérezSPRangersFree Agent
Yusmeiro PetitRP/SPGiantsFree Agent
Josh PhegleyCWhite SoxFree Agent
Stephen Piscotty3BCardinalsFree Agent
Kevin PlaweckiCMetsFree Agent
Wilson RamosCNationalsBrasco's Bold Team
Yefry RamírezFree Agent
Josh ReddickRFAthleticsFree Agent
Trevor RichardsFree Agent
Felipe VázquezSPNationalsFree Agent
David RobertsonRPYankeesJobu
Austin RomineCYankeesFree Agent
Eddie Rosario2BTwinsFree Agent
Chris RowleyFree Agent
Jonathan Schoop2B/3BOriolesFree Agent
Kyle SchwarberFree Agent
Jean SeguraSSBrewersLazar's Team
Marcus Semien2B/3B/SSWhite SoxFree Agent
Brent SuterFree Agent
Andrew TolesFree Agent
Blake TreinenRP/SPNationalsFree Agent
Justin UptonLF/RFBravesBrasco's Bold Team
Chase Utley2BPhilliesJobu
Tony WatsonRPPiratesFree Agent
Zack WheelerSPMetsThe Heals Guys
BOSTON (AP) — Xander Bogaerts hit a game-ending grand slam with one out in the 10th inning, and J.D. Martinez hit his major league-leading 29th homer to carry the Boston Red Sox to a 6-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday.Martinez increased his major league-leading RBI total to 80 with a solo shot and red-hot Mookie Betts extended his hitting streak to 12 games with three singles to raise his majors' best average to .362 for Boston.The AL East-leading Red Sox had their 10-game winning streak halted Friday. They haven't lost two straight since June 19 and 20.Betts reached on error against Chris Rowley (0-1) when shortstop Gurriel, who moved there in the top of the inning, had his grounder go right through his legs. Brock Holt had a hit-and-run single and Martinez was intentionally walked before Bogaerts hit his shot to left-center.Craig Kimbrel (2-1) pitched a hitless 10th for the victory.ANGELS 5, DODGERS 4, 10 INNINGSLOS ANGELES (AP) — Kole Calhoun homered on his first... [More]
Sun Jul 1501:08St. Louis stunner: Cards fire Matheny with club near .500Dexter FowlerCFAstrosSanders Team Sucks
Jordan HicksFree Agent
Bud NorrisSPOriolesFree Agent
Marcell OzunaCF/LF/RFMarlinsCJ's Tip-Top Team
Álex ReyesPCardinalsFree Agent
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals aren't accustomed to stretches of mediocrity, and certainly not to reports of clubhouse unrest.The prospect of a third straight year without a postseason berth has spelled the end for manager Mike Matheny.Matheny was stunningly fired Saturday night following an 8-2 loss to the Cincinnati Reds, a defeat that dropped St. Louis to 47-46 and seven games back of the NL Central-leading Chicago Cubs.Bench coach Mike Shildt was named the team's interim manager. Hitting coach John Mabry and assistant hitting coach Bill Mueller were also fired.The Cardinals haven't missed three straight postseasons since 1997-99."These decisions are never easy, but we felt that a change in leadership was necessary as the team prepares to enter into the second half of the season," Cardinals President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak said. "I would like to thank Mike for his exceptional commitment and devotion to the Cardinals organization, including many fond memorie... [More]
Sun Jul 1500:38St. Louis stunner: Cards fire Matheny with club near .500Dexter FowlerCFAstrosSanders Team Sucks
Jordan HicksFree Agent
Bud NorrisSPOriolesFree Agent
Marcell OzunaCF/LF/RFMarlinsCJ's Tip-Top Team
Álex ReyesPCardinalsFree Agent
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals aren't accustomed to stretches of mediocrity, and certainly not to reports of clubhouse unrest.The prospect of a third straight year without a postseason berth has spelled the end for manager Mike Matheny.Matheny was stunningly fired Saturday night following an 8-2 loss to the Cincinnati Reds, a defeat that dropped St. Louis to 47-46 and seven games back of the NL Central-leading Chicago Cubs.Bench coach Mike Shildt was named the team's interim manager. Hitting coach John Mabry and assistant hitting coach Bill Mueller were also fired.The Cardinals haven't missed three straight postseasons since 1997-99."These decisions are never easy, but we felt that a change in leadership was necessary as the team prepares to enter into the second half of the season," Cardinals President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak said. "I would like to thank Mike for his exceptional commitment and devotion to the Cardinals organization, including many fond memorie... [More]
Sat Jul 1423:58Bogaerts' grand slam gets Red Sox back to winning waysChase AndersonSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Chris ArcherSPRaysFree Agent
Kyle BarracloughFree Agent
Jake BauersFree Agent
Mookie BettsSS/CFRed SoxFree Agent
Xander Bogaerts3B/SSRed SoxDEWMAN's Team
Jorge BonifacioRFRoyalsFree Agent
Brad BoxbergerRPRaysFree Agent
Brad BrachRPOriolesFree Agent
Austin BriceFree Agent
Zach BrittonRP/SPOriolesStrafford's Old Men
Kole CalhounRFAngelsFree Agent
Aroldis ChapmanRPRedsBrasco's Bold Team
Mike ClevingerFree Agent
Gerrit ColeSPPiratesLazar's Team
Michael ConfortoFree Agent
Kyle CrockettRPIndiansFree Agent
C.J. Cron1B/C/DHAngelsFree Agent
Zach DukeRPBrewersFree Agent
Jeurys FamiliaRPMetsFree Agent
Wilmer Flores2B/3B/SSMetsFree Agent
Michael FulmerFree Agent
Evan GattisC/LFBravesStrafford's Old Men
Scooter Gennett2BBrewersThe Heals Guys
Yasmani Grandal1B/CPadresFree Agent
Didi Gregorius2B/SSDiamondbacksFree Agent
Zack GreinkeSPDodgersFactory
Billy HamiltonCFRedsStrafford's Old Men
Donnie HartFree Agent
Jordan HicksFree Agent
Clay HolmesFree Agent
Brock Holt2B/3B/CF/RF/SSRed SoxWho's on First
Kenley JansenRPDodgersWho's on First
Craig KimbrelRPBravesLazar's Team
Jon LesterSPAthleticsCJ's Tip-Top Team
Nick MarkakisRFOriolesLazar's Team
Ketel MarteSSMarinersFree Agent
Starling MarteCF/LFPiratesJobu
Sean NewcombFree Agent
Aaron NolaFree Agent
Martín PérezSPRangersFree Agent
Kevin PlaweckiCMetsFree Agent
Wilson RamosCNationalsBrasco's Bold Team
Yefry RamírezFree Agent
Josh ReddickRFAthleticsFree Agent
Trevor RichardsFree Agent
Felipe VázquezSPNationalsFree Agent
David RobertsonRPYankeesJobu
Austin RomineCYankeesFree Agent
Eddie Rosario2BTwinsFree Agent
Chris RowleyFree Agent
Jonathan Schoop2B/3BOriolesFree Agent
Brent SuterFree Agent
Andrew TolesFree Agent
Justin UptonLF/RFBravesBrasco's Bold Team
Chase Utley2BPhilliesJobu
Zack WheelerSPMetsThe Heals Guys
BOSTON (AP) — Xander Bogaerts hit a game-ending grand slam with one out in the 10th inning, and J.D. Martinez hit his major league-leading 29th homer to carry the Boston Red Sox to a 6-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday.Martinez increased his major league-leading RBI total to 80 with a solo shot and red-hot Mookie Betts extended his hitting streak to 12 games with three singles to raise his majors' best average to .362 for Boston.The AL East-leading Red Sox had their 10-game winning streak halted Friday. They haven't lost two straight since June 19 and 20.Betts reached on error against Chris Rowley (0-1) when shortstop Gurriel, who moved there in the top of the inning, had his grounder go right through his legs. Brock Holt had a hit-and-run single and Martinez was intentionally walked before Bogaerts hit his shot to left-center.Craig Kimbrel (2-1) pitched a hitless 10th for the victory.ANGELS 5, DODGERS 4, 10 INNINGSLOS ANGELES (AP) — Kole Calhoun homered on his first... [More]
Sat Jul 1423:18Indians C Yan Gomes finds out he's an All-Star while battingAroldis ChapmanRPRedsBrasco's Bold Team
Yan GomesCIndiansStrafford's Old Men
Wilson RamosCNationalsBrasco's Bold Team
CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians catcher Yan Gomes walked to the plate Saturday night and found out he was an All-Star.Gomes will replace Tampa Bay's Wilson Ramos in Tuesday's game in Washington D.C., giving Cleveland six All-Stars.Gomes said he wrestled with emotions when he came up in the ninth to face New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman and saw on the giant scoreboard in left field that he had made the AL squad. Gomes struck out but described it as "the happiest strikeout." New York beat Cleveland 5-4."I don't think I've ever been that emotional in an at-bat before," he said. "I'm not going to lie, it was kind of hard to get back in the box. I tried to focus in there, but it didn't quite work out."The 30-year-old said in the eighth inning manager Terry Francona told him he would have a special at-bat, but Gomes didn't know what he meant.Gomes is batting .247 with 10 homers and 31 RBIs.___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball
Sat Jul 1422:48LEADING OFF: Braves skidding into break, Ramos out of ASGPatrick CorbinSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Yan GomesCIndiansStrafford's Old Men
Clayton KershawSPDodgersSanders Team Sucks
Miles MikolasRP/SPRangersFree Agent
Wilson RamosCNationalsBrasco's Bold Team
A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday:STAR-STUDDED SLIDEDespite boasting an NL-best four All-Stars, the Braves are freefalling going into the midsummer break. Atlanta has lost 8 of 10, including the first two games of its series against Arizona, to drop out of first place in the NL East. Julio Teheran (6-6, 4.26) tries to get the Braves a victory to close out the unofficial first half against the Diamondbacks' Patrick Corbin (6-3, 3.09).AILING ALL-STARRays catcher Wilson Ramos said he's "probably" going to the DL after experiencing left hamstring tightness Saturday and will miss next week's All-Star Game as well. Ramos was voted the AL's starting catcher, his second All-Star nod overall, and has hit .297 with 14 home runs and 53 RBIs this season. "I worked really hard to make that team," a disappointed Ramos said. Cleveland catcher Yan Gomes was named to the AL team in Ramos' place.KRAKEN SIGHTINGYankees catcher Gary Sanchez is expected to begin a rehab stint with Triple-... [More]
Sat Jul 1422:38Rays C Wilson Ramos to miss All-Star Game with injuryYan GomesCIndiansStrafford's Old Men
Wilson RamosCNationalsBrasco's Bold Team
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tampa Bay catcher Wilson Ramos will miss next week's All-Star Game after leaving Saturday's game against the Minnesota Twins with left hamstring tightness.Named the American League's starting catcher, Ramos said he's "probably" going to face a stint on the disabled list. He injured the hamstring running to first base in the sixth inning of Tampa Bay's 19-6 win. Indians catcher Yan Gomes was named to the AL roster in Ramos' place.Ramos, who was named an All-Star for the second time and first time as a starter, has hit .297 with 14 home runs and 53 RBIs this season for the Rays."I was very excited to participate in that game," Ramos said. "Now, it's very sad because I will be out of the lineup. I worked really hard to make that team."Ramos said he will still attend the All-Star game before returning to Tampa to rehab. Tampa Bay did not officially announce a roster move after the game.
Sat Jul 1421:58LEADING OFF: Braves skidding into break, Ramos out of ASGPatrick CorbinSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Clayton KershawSPDodgersSanders Team Sucks
Miles MikolasRP/SPRangersFree Agent
Wilson RamosCNationalsBrasco's Bold Team
A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday:STAR-STUDDED SLIDEDespite boasting an NL-best four All-Stars, the Braves are freefalling going into the midsummer break. Atlanta has lost 8 of 10, including the first two games of its series against Arizona, to drop out of first place in the NL East. Julio Teheran (6-6, 4.26) tries to get the Braves a victory to close out the unofficial first half against the Diamondbacks' Patrick Corbin (6-3, 3.09).AILING ALL-STARRays catcher Wilson Ramos said he's "probably" going to the DL after experiencing left hamstring tightness Saturday and will miss next week's All-Star Game as well. Ramos was voted the AL's starting catcher, his second All-Star nod overall, and has hit .297 with 14 home runs and 53 RBIs this season. "I worked really hard to make that team," a disappointed Ramos said. Major League Baseball had not yet named a replacement for Ramos as of Saturday night.KRAKEN SIGHTINGYankees catcher Gary Sanchez is expected to begin a rehab st... [More]
Sat Jul 1420:19Bogaerts' grand slam gets Red Sox back to winning waysChase AndersonSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Chris ArcherSPRaysFree Agent
Kyle BarracloughFree Agent
Jake BauersFree Agent
Mookie BettsSS/CFRed SoxFree Agent
Xander Bogaerts3B/SSRed SoxDEWMAN's Team
Jorge BonifacioRFRoyalsFree Agent
Brad BoxbergerRPRaysFree Agent
Gerrit ColeSPPiratesLazar's Team
Michael ConfortoFree Agent
C.J. Cron1B/C/DHAngelsFree Agent
Zach DukeRPBrewersFree Agent
Jeurys FamiliaRPMetsFree Agent
Wilmer Flores2B/3B/SSMetsFree Agent
Michael FulmerFree Agent
Evan GattisC/LFBravesStrafford's Old Men
Zack GreinkeSPDodgersFactory
Clay HolmesFree Agent
Brock Holt2B/3B/CF/RF/SSRed SoxWho's on First
Craig KimbrelRPBravesLazar's Team
Jon LesterSPAthleticsCJ's Tip-Top Team
Nick MarkakisRFOriolesLazar's Team
Ketel MarteSSMarinersFree Agent
Starling MarteCF/LFPiratesJobu
Sean NewcombFree Agent
Aaron NolaFree Agent
Kevin PlaweckiCMetsFree Agent
Wilson RamosCNationalsBrasco's Bold Team
Josh ReddickRFAthleticsFree Agent
Trevor RichardsFree Agent
Felipe VázquezSPNationalsFree Agent
Eddie Rosario2BTwinsFree Agent
Chris RowleyFree Agent
Brent SuterFree Agent
Zack WheelerSPMetsThe Heals Guys
BOSTON (AP) — Xander Bogaerts hit a game-ending grand slam with one out in the 10th inning, and J.D. Martinez hit his major league-leading 29th homer to carry the Boston Red Sox to a 6-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday.Martinez increased his major league-leading RBI total to 80 with a solo shot and red-hot Mookie Betts extended his hitting streak to 12 games with three singles to raise his majors' best average to .362 for Boston.The AL East-leading Red Sox had their 10-game winning streak halted Friday. They haven't lost two straight since June 19 and 20.Betts reached on error against Chris Rowley (0-1) when shortstop Gurriel, who moved there in the top of the inning, had his grounder go right through his legs. Brock Holt had a hit-and-run single and Martinez was intentionally walked before Bogaerts hit his shot to left-center.Craig Kimbrel (2-1) pitched a hitless 10th for the victory.ROYALS 5, WHITE SOX 0CHICAGO (AP) — Jorge Bonifacio homered for the first time sinc... [More]
Sat Jul 1419:08Rays C Wilson Ramos likely to miss All-Star gameWilson RamosCNationalsBrasco's Bold Team
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tampa Bay catcher Wilson Ramos is likely to miss next week's All-Star game after leaving Saturday's game against the Minnesota Twins with left hamstring tightness.Named the American League's starting catcher, Ramos said he's "probably" going to face a stint on the disabled list. He injured the hamstring running to first base in the sixth inning of Tampa Bay's 19-6 win.Ramos, who was named an All-Star for the second time and first time as a starter, has hit .297 with 14 home runs and 53 RBIs this season for the Rays."I was very excited to participate in that game," Ramos said. "Now, it's very sad because I will be out of the lineup. I worked really hard to make that team."Ramos said he will still attend the All-Star game before returning to Tampa to rehab. Tampa Bay did not officially announce a roster move after the game.
Sat Jul 1417:58Yankees catcher Sanchez to begin minor league rehabAustin RomineCYankeesFree Agent
CLEVELAND (AP) — New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez will begin a rehab stint on Sunday at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre as he recovers from a groin strain.Sanchez has been sidelined since June 25, but has steadily improved in recent days and is ready to return to the field.Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Saturday that as long as Sanchez continues to progress, the plan is for him to start behind the plate in the club's first game after the All-Star break — July 20 against the New York Mets.Sanchez is batting .190 with 14 homers and 41 RBIs in 63 games.While Sanchez has been out, Austin Romine has handled the bulk of New York's catching duties.Boone said the Yankees miss Sanchez most because he's a "dynamic hitter" who gives New York's lineup more length.Sanchez hit 33 homers and drove in 90 runs last season, his first full campaign in the majors.___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball
Sat Jul 1417:39J.D. Martinez and his BP iPad no longer a laughing matterMookie BettsSS/CFRed SoxFree Agent
Paul Goldschmidt1BDiamondbacksStrafford's Old Men
BOSTON (AP) — Teammates have long stopped laughing at J.D. Martinez and his iPad.Boston's All-Star slugger is serious about every swing he takes, even in batting practice, and he has the tape to prove it. Get to the park early enough for Red Sox BP, and you'll see a pair of iPads attached to tripods, one on each side of the batting cage. When the 30-year-old Martinez steps up, video coordinator Billy Broadbent will point a third iPad at the batter's box — Martinez's personal device, which he's used to record his practice cuts since 2015.After batting practice, Martinez retreats to the clubhouse to review the footage, making sure every piece of his carefully crafted swing is in the right place."It makes me who I am," Martinez told The Associated Press. "I always tell everybody that I'm not a natural hitter. I'm a trained hitter."His meticulous preparation amazes even the hardest-working major leaguers, and it's paid off. He signed a $110 million, five-year deal with the Red Sox in t... [More]
Sat Jul 1416:48On deck: Kate Upton, Justin Verlander expecting babyJustin VerlanderSPTigersJobu
HOUSTON (AP) — Supermodel Kate Upton and Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander are expecting their first child.Upton announced the pregnancy on Instagram on Saturday in a post with the hashtag "pregnant in Miami." The picture of her in a red, high-waisted suit and white top revealed a slight baby bump.Verlander, who was selected to his seventh All-Star game on Sunday, reposted her post later Saturday with the caption: "You're going to be the most amazing Mom!! I can't wait to start this new journey with you! You're the most thoughtful, loving, caring, and strong woman I've ever met! I'm so proud that our little one is going to be raised in this world by a woman like you! I love you so much."Upton is 26 and Verlander 35. They married in November in Italy, just after Verlander helped the Astros win their first World Series.___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball
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