News for All Players - 2014 Going 9 Experts League

Show news on or before
Next
Sat May 2602:04LEADING OFF: Yankees to activate Bird, Red Sox cut HanleyTyler AustinRFYankeesFree Agent
Drew PomeranzRP/SPAthleticsFree Agent
A look at what's happen around the majors today:FLIGHT PLANThe Yankees plan to activate first baseman Greg Bird from the DL before a game against the Angels, forcing New York to make a difficult roster decision. Bird has been sidelined since having right ankle surgery on March 27. New York likely will decide whether to cut from eight relief pitchers to seven or option Tyler Austin to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre despite his strong performance in Bird's absence.ODD-MAN OUTBoston is moving on without slugger Hanley Ramirez after designating him for assignment Friday to clear space for Dustin Pedroia to come off the DL. The Red Sox are responsible for the $15.25 million remaining on Ramirez's contract, but avoided triggering a $22 million salary for 2019 by cutting him loose. The move clears the way for Mitch Moreland to be the team's everyday first baseman, with J.D. Martinez a regular at DH and Blake Swihart picking up at-bats as a platoon partner at first base, catcher and DH. Pedroi... [More]
Sat May 2600:54Torres homers in 4th straight game, Yankees winMatt Adams1BCardinalsStrafford's Old Men
Nick AhmedSSDiamondbacksFree Agent
Nolan Arenado3BRockiesSanders Team Sucks
Mookie BettsSS/CFRed SoxFree Agent
Jerry BlevinsRPNationalsFree Agent
Xander Bogaerts3B/SSRed SoxDEWMAN's Team
Brad BrachRPOriolesFree Agent
Miguel Cabrera1B/3BTigersFactory
Jeimer Candelario3BCubsFree Agent
Mark Canha1BMarlinsFree Agent
Nicholas Castellanos3BTigersFree Agent
Francisco CervelliCYankeesFree Agent
Aroldis ChapmanRPRedsBrasco's Bold Team
Patrick CorbinSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Noel CuevasOFDodgersFree Agent
Wade DavisRP/SPRoyalsRotoValue
Buck FarmerSPTigersFree Agent
Paul Goldschmidt1BDiamondbacksStrafford's Old Men
Shane GreeneRP/SPYankeesFree Agent
Robert GsellmanFree Agent
Ronald Guzman1BRangersFree Agent
Mitch HanigerCFDiamondbacksFree Agent
Bryce HarperLF/RFNationalsDEWMAN's Team
Josh Harrison2B/3B/LF/RFPiratesWho's on First
Kyle HendricksSPCubsCJ's Tip-Top Team
Kiké Hernández1B/CFMarlinsFree Agent
David HessFree Agent
Derek HollandSPRangersFree Agent
Kenley JansenRPDodgersWho's on First
Jeremy JeffressRPBrewersFree Agent
Jim JohnsonRPTigersFree Agent
Aaron JudgeFree Agent
Matt KempCF/LF/RFDodgersJobu
Max KeplerLFTwinsFree Agent
Corey KnebelRPRangersFree Agent
Sean ManaeaFree Agent
Nick MarkakisRFOriolesLazar's Team
Nomar MazaraRFRangersFree Agent
Andrew MillerRPOriolesFree Agent
Mike MinorSPBravesBrasco's Bold Team
Andrew MooreFree Agent
Mitch Moreland1B/DHRangersFree Agent
Mike Moustakas3BRoyalsSanders Team Sucks
J.R. MurphyCYankeesFree Agent
Joe MusgroveFree Agent
Shohei OhtaniFree Agent
James PaxtonSPMarinersRotoValue
Dustin Pedroia2BRed SoxFactory
Tommy PhamDHCardinalsFree Agent
Kevin PillarCF/LFBlue JaysFree Agent
Albert Pujols1B/DHAngelsSpringfield Bullies
Clayton RichardSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Sal RomanoFree Agent
Fernando RomeroFree Agent
Sergio RomoRPGiantsRotoValue
Bruce RondonRPTigersFree Agent
Carlos SantanaC/1B/DHIndiansSpringfield Bullies
Max ScherzerSPTigersBrasco's Bold Team
Jonathan Schoop2B/3BOriolesFree Agent
Luis SeverinoFree Agent
Travis Shaw1BRed SoxFree Agent
Eric SkoglundFree Agent
Joe SmithRPAngelsDEWMAN's Team
Justin Smoak1BBlue JaysFree Agent
Eric Sogard2B/SSAthleticsFree Agent
Yangervis Solarte2B/3B/SSPadresFree Agent
Jorge SolerRFCubsSpringfield Bullies
Denard SpanCFNationalsWho's on First
George SpringerCF/RFAstrosSanders Team Sucks
Ross StriplingPDodgersFree Agent
Marcus StromanRP/SPBlue JaysFree Agent
Ryan TeperaRPBlue JaysFree Agent
Josh TomlinRP/SPIndiansFree Agent
Gleyber TorresFree Agent
Mike TroutCF/LFAngelsSpringfield Bullies
Trea TurnerFree Agent
Justin UptonLF/RFBravesBrasco's Bold Team
Danny Valencia1B/3B/DHBlue JaysFree Agent
Nick WittgrenRPMarlinsFree Agent
Tony WoltersCIndiansFree Agent
Ryan YarbroughFree Agent
Ben Zobrist2B/LF/RF/SSRaysDEWMAN's Team
NEW YORK (AP) — Gleyber Torres became the youngest American League player to homer in four straight games, Aaron Judge threw out a pair of runners from right field and the New York Yankees beat the Los Angeles Angels 2-1 on Friday night.Shohei Ohtani, the two-way Japanese rookie sensation, came up with the potential tying run on base and two outs in the eighth. New York brought in closer Aroldis Chapman to face Ohtani with Justin Upton at first. Chapman threw a wild pitch that advanced the runner, Ohtani sent a 100 mph pitch just foul of the left-field pole, then grounded out on a 101 mph offering.Mike Trout tied the score in the fifth for Los Angeles with his 16th homer.Torres drove in New York's first run with an infield hit in the second. He broke a 1-all tie in the seventh against Jim Johnson (2-2) with a drive over the right-field scoreboard, his ninth homer since coming up to the Yankees on April 22 and his fifth in four games. At 21 years, 163 days, he became the fourth-younge... [More]
Sat May 2600:24Marlins 3B Martin Prado limps out of game against NationalsMax ScherzerSPTigersBrasco's Bold Team
MIAMI (AP) — Marlins third baseman Martin Prado was sidelined Friday night by a left hamstring injury, the latest in a series of leg issues threatening his career.Prado left Miami's game against Washington after he pulled up limping while running out a grounder in the sixth inning."At first I thought it was something minor, but as I passed the base, slowing down, the pain was sharper and sharper," Prado said after the Marlins' 9-5 loss. "They just did an ultrasound and it showed something. There is a significant gap between the fibers and the muscles."Hamstring and knee injuries limited Prado to 37 games last year, and he missed the first month of this season recovering from right knee surgery."It has been a difficult year and a half for me," said the 34-year-old infielder.Prado had hits in his first three at-bats against Nationals ace Max Scherzer, and reached on an error when he was hurt. Miami manager Don Mattingly said Prado's latest injury was especially deflating for the Marlins."That's a tough one to watch, knowing what Martin has been through," Mattingly said. "You feel so much for him."___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball
Sat May 2600:14Kershaw marks 10-year anniversary of MLB debut on DLKenley JansenRPDodgersWho's on First
Clayton KershawSPDodgersSanders Team Sucks
Yasiel PuigCF/RFDodgersDEWMAN's Team
Justin Turner1B/2B/3B/SSDodgersWho's on First
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw marked the 10-year anniversary of his major league debut for the Los Angeles Dodgers on the disabled list. However, the three-time Cy Young Award winner is getting closer to returning.Kershaw is set to throw a four-inning simulated game on Saturday at Dodger Stadium, the next step in his recovery from left biceps tendinitis.If he comes out of it with no issues, the Dodgers will decide whether to send him on a minor league rehab assignment or return him to their rotation.Kershaw hasn't pitched in a game since May 1 in Arizona, where he struck out six and walked one, but allowed a pair of home runs. He shut himself down during warmups for a May 4 bullpen session in Monterrey, Mexico, when he felt pain in the area where the biceps attach to the shoulder.He threw a 54-pitch bullpen on Wednesday, 24 more than originally planned. Manager Dave Roberts said Kershaw wasn't pleased with his pitch execution, but otherwise felt fine.On Saturday, Roberts and man... [More]
Sat May 2600:14Ohtani likely to rejoin Angels' rotation next weekAroldis ChapmanRPRedsBrasco's Bold Team
Shohei OhtaniFree Agent
Masahiro TanakaSPYankeesDEWMAN's Team
NEW YORK (AP) — Shohei Ohtani likely will rejoin the Los Angeles Angel's rotation next week.The 23-year-old rookie, the first two-way player in the major leagues in decades, was on track to start Sunday at Yankee Stadium against countryman Masahiro Tanaka, but the Angels said Thursday that Ohtani will miss the turn as part of workload management."We will wait and see as we get direction from our medical staff and Billy Eppler on when Shohei will be folded back into the rotation," manager Mike Scioscia said Friday, referring to general manager Billy Eppler. "Then he'll throw a light bullpen, then he'll throw a heavier bullpen and then we'll get an idea of when he's ready. But I'm sure it's going to be this next week sometime."Ohtani last pitched Sunday against Tampa Bay, winning his second straight decision and giving up two runs and six hits in a season-high 7 2/3 innings. His 110 pitches were also a season high.Ohtani is 4-1 with a 3.35 ERA in seven starts and is batting .309 with six homers and 19 RBIs in 28 games as a designated hitter. He was 0 for 3 with a walk in Friday's 2-1 loss, hitting an inning-ending groundout against Aroldis Chapman with the potential tying run on second base in the eighth.He had wanted to be on the mound Sunday."Personally, I was looking forward to it, not just pitching against Tanaka but pitching in Yankee Stadium," Ohtani said through a translator. "But it is what it is."___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball
Fri May 2523:54Torres homers in 4th straight game, Yankees winMatt Adams1BCardinalsStrafford's Old Men
Nolan Arenado3BRockiesSanders Team Sucks
Mookie BettsSS/CFRed SoxFree Agent
Jerry BlevinsRPNationalsFree Agent
Xander Bogaerts3B/SSRed SoxDEWMAN's Team
Brad BrachRPOriolesFree Agent
Miguel Cabrera1B/3BTigersFactory
Jeimer Candelario3BCubsFree Agent
Nicholas Castellanos3BTigersFree Agent
Francisco CervelliCYankeesFree Agent
Aroldis ChapmanRPRedsBrasco's Bold Team
Noel CuevasOFDodgersFree Agent
Wade DavisRP/SPRoyalsRotoValue
Buck FarmerSPTigersFree Agent
Shane GreeneRP/SPYankeesFree Agent
Robert GsellmanFree Agent
Ronald Guzman1BRangersFree Agent
Bryce HarperLF/RFNationalsDEWMAN's Team
Josh Harrison2B/3B/LF/RFPiratesWho's on First
Kyle HendricksSPCubsCJ's Tip-Top Team
David HessFree Agent
Derek HollandSPRangersFree Agent
Jeremy JeffressRPBrewersFree Agent
Jim JohnsonRPTigersFree Agent
Aaron JudgeFree Agent
Corey KnebelRPRangersFree Agent
Nick MarkakisRFOriolesLazar's Team
Nomar MazaraRFRangersFree Agent
Andrew MillerRPOriolesFree Agent
Mike MinorSPBravesBrasco's Bold Team
Andrew MooreFree Agent
Mitch Moreland1B/DHRangersFree Agent
Mike Moustakas3BRoyalsSanders Team Sucks
Joe MusgroveFree Agent
Shohei OhtaniFree Agent
Dustin Pedroia2BRed SoxFactory
Tommy PhamDHCardinalsFree Agent
Kevin PillarCF/LFBlue JaysFree Agent
Albert Pujols1B/DHAngelsSpringfield Bullies
Sal RomanoFree Agent
Sergio RomoRPGiantsRotoValue
Bruce RondonRPTigersFree Agent
Carlos SantanaC/1B/DHIndiansSpringfield Bullies
Max ScherzerSPTigersBrasco's Bold Team
Jonathan Schoop2B/3BOriolesFree Agent
Luis SeverinoFree Agent
Travis Shaw1BRed SoxFree Agent
Eric SkoglundFree Agent
Joe SmithRPAngelsDEWMAN's Team
Justin Smoak1BBlue JaysFree Agent
Eric Sogard2B/SSAthleticsFree Agent
Yangervis Solarte2B/3B/SSPadresFree Agent
Jorge SolerRFCubsSpringfield Bullies
Denard SpanCFNationalsWho's on First
George SpringerCF/RFAstrosSanders Team Sucks
Marcus StromanRP/SPBlue JaysFree Agent
Ryan TeperaRPBlue JaysFree Agent
Josh TomlinRP/SPIndiansFree Agent
Gleyber TorresFree Agent
Mike TroutCF/LFAngelsSpringfield Bullies
Trea TurnerFree Agent
Justin UptonLF/RFBravesBrasco's Bold Team
Danny Valencia1B/3B/DHBlue JaysFree Agent
Nick WittgrenRPMarlinsFree Agent
Tony WoltersCIndiansFree Agent
Ryan YarbroughFree Agent
Ben Zobrist2B/LF/RF/SSRaysDEWMAN's Team
NEW YORK (AP) — Gleyber Torres became the youngest American League player to homer in four straight games, Aaron Judge threw out a pair of runners from right field and the New York Yankees beat the Los Angeles Angels 2-1 on Friday night.Shohei Ohtani, the two-way Japanese rookie sensation, came up with the potential tying run on base and two outs in the eighth. New York brought in closer Aroldis Chapman to face Ohtani with Justin Upton at first. Chapman threw a wild pitch that advanced the runner, Ohtani sent a 100 mph pitch just foul of the left-field pole, then grounded out on a 101 mph offering.Mike Trout tied the score in the fifth for Los Angeles with his 16th homer.Torres drove in New York's first run with an infield hit in the second. He broke a 1-all tie in the seventh against Jim Johnson (2-2) with a drive over the right-field scoreboard, his ninth homer since coming up to the Yankees on April 22 and his fifth in four games. At 21 years, 163 days, he became the fourth-younge... [More]
Fri May 2523:24Torres homers in 4th straight game, Yankees winMatt Adams1BCardinalsStrafford's Old Men
Mookie BettsSS/CFRed SoxFree Agent
Xander Bogaerts3B/SSRed SoxDEWMAN's Team
Brad BrachRPOriolesFree Agent
Miguel Cabrera1B/3BTigersFactory
Jeimer Candelario3BCubsFree Agent
Nicholas Castellanos3BTigersFree Agent
Francisco CervelliCYankeesFree Agent
Aroldis ChapmanRPRedsBrasco's Bold Team
Buck FarmerSPTigersFree Agent
Shane GreeneRP/SPYankeesFree Agent
Bryce HarperLF/RFNationalsDEWMAN's Team
Josh Harrison2B/3B/LF/RFPiratesWho's on First
Kyle HendricksSPCubsCJ's Tip-Top Team
David HessFree Agent
Derek HollandSPRangersFree Agent
Jim JohnsonRPTigersFree Agent
Aaron JudgeFree Agent
Nick MarkakisRFOriolesLazar's Team
Andrew MillerRPOriolesFree Agent
Andrew MooreFree Agent
Mitch Moreland1B/DHRangersFree Agent
Joe MusgroveFree Agent
Shohei OhtaniFree Agent
Dustin Pedroia2BRed SoxFactory
Tommy PhamDHCardinalsFree Agent
Kevin PillarCF/LFBlue JaysFree Agent
Albert Pujols1B/DHAngelsSpringfield Bullies
Sergio RomoRPGiantsRotoValue
Bruce RondonRPTigersFree Agent
Carlos SantanaC/1B/DHIndiansSpringfield Bullies
Max ScherzerSPTigersBrasco's Bold Team
Jonathan Schoop2B/3BOriolesFree Agent
Luis SeverinoFree Agent
Joe SmithRPAngelsDEWMAN's Team
Justin Smoak1BBlue JaysFree Agent
Yangervis Solarte2B/3B/SSPadresFree Agent
Denard SpanCFNationalsWho's on First
George SpringerCF/RFAstrosSanders Team Sucks
Marcus StromanRP/SPBlue JaysFree Agent
Ryan TeperaRPBlue JaysFree Agent
Josh TomlinRP/SPIndiansFree Agent
Gleyber TorresFree Agent
Mike TroutCF/LFAngelsSpringfield Bullies
Trea TurnerFree Agent
Justin UptonLF/RFBravesBrasco's Bold Team
Danny Valencia1B/3B/DHBlue JaysFree Agent
Nick WittgrenRPMarlinsFree Agent
Ryan YarbroughFree Agent
Ben Zobrist2B/LF/RF/SSRaysDEWMAN's Team
NEW YORK (AP) — Gleyber Torres became the youngest American League player to homer in four straight games, Aaron Judge threw out a pair of runners from right field and the New York Yankees beat the Los Angeles Angels 2-1 on Friday night.Shohei Ohtani, the two-way Japanese rookie sensation, came up with the potential tying run on base and two outs in the eighth. New York brought in closer Aroldis Chapman to face Ohtani with Justin Upton at first. Chapman threw a wild pitch that advanced the runner, Ohtani sent a 100 mph pitch just foul of the left-field pole, then grounded out on a 101 mph offering.Mike Trout tied the score in the fifth for Los Angeles with his 16th homer.Torres drove in New York's first run with an infield hit in the second. He broke a 1-all tie in the seventh against Jim Johnson (2-2) with a drive over the right-field scoreboard, his ninth homer since coming up to the Yankees on April 22 and his fifth in four games. At 21 years, 163 days, he became the fourth-younge... [More]
Fri May 2522:54Torres homers in 4th straight game, Yankees winMookie BettsSS/CFRed SoxFree Agent
Xander Bogaerts3B/SSRed SoxDEWMAN's Team
Brad BrachRPOriolesFree Agent
Miguel Cabrera1B/3BTigersFactory
Jeimer Candelario3BCubsFree Agent
Nicholas Castellanos3BTigersFree Agent
Francisco CervelliCYankeesFree Agent
Aroldis ChapmanRPRedsBrasco's Bold Team
Buck FarmerSPTigersFree Agent
Shane GreeneRP/SPYankeesFree Agent
Josh Harrison2B/3B/LF/RFPiratesWho's on First
Kyle HendricksSPCubsCJ's Tip-Top Team
David HessFree Agent
Derek HollandSPRangersFree Agent
Jim JohnsonRPTigersFree Agent
Aaron JudgeFree Agent
Nick MarkakisRFOriolesLazar's Team
Andrew MooreFree Agent
Mitch Moreland1B/DHRangersFree Agent
Joe MusgroveFree Agent
Shohei OhtaniFree Agent
Dustin Pedroia2BRed SoxFactory
Tommy PhamDHCardinalsFree Agent
Kevin PillarCF/LFBlue JaysFree Agent
Albert Pujols1B/DHAngelsSpringfield Bullies
Sergio RomoRPGiantsRotoValue
Bruce RondonRPTigersFree Agent
Carlos SantanaC/1B/DHIndiansSpringfield Bullies
Jonathan Schoop2B/3BOriolesFree Agent
Luis SeverinoFree Agent
Justin Smoak1BBlue JaysFree Agent
Yangervis Solarte2B/3B/SSPadresFree Agent
Denard SpanCFNationalsWho's on First
Marcus StromanRP/SPBlue JaysFree Agent
Ryan TeperaRPBlue JaysFree Agent
Gleyber TorresFree Agent
Mike TroutCF/LFAngelsSpringfield Bullies
Justin UptonLF/RFBravesBrasco's Bold Team
Danny Valencia1B/3B/DHBlue JaysFree Agent
Ryan YarbroughFree Agent
Ben Zobrist2B/LF/RF/SSRaysDEWMAN's Team
NEW YORK (AP) — Gleyber Torres became the youngest American League player to homer in four straight games, Aaron Judge threw out a pair of runners from right field and the New York Yankees beat the Los Angeles Angels 2-1 on Friday night.Shohei Ohtani, the two-way Japanese rookie sensation, came up with the potential tying run on base and two outs in the eighth. New York brought in closer Aroldis Chapman to face Ohtani with Justin Upton at first. Chapman threw a wild pitch that advanced the runner, Ohtani sent a 100 mph pitch just foul of the left-field pole, then grounded out on a 101 mph offering.Mike Trout tied the score in the fifth for Los Angeles with his 16th homer.Torres drove in New York's first run with an infield hit in the second. He broke a 1-all tie in the seventh against Jim Johnson (2-2) with a drive over the right-field scoreboard, his ninth homer since coming up to the Yankees on April 22 and his fifth in four games. At 21 years, 163 days, he became the fourth-younge... [More]
Fri May 2522:34Marlins 3B Martin Prado limps out of game against NationalsMax ScherzerSPTigersBrasco's Bold Team
MIAMI (AP) — Marlins third baseman Martin Prado has left in the sixth inning against Washington with a left hamstring injury after he pulled up limping while running out a grounder.The team said Prado's status is day to day.Hamstring and knee injuries limited Prado to 37 games last year, and he missed the first month of this season recovering from right knee surgery.The 34-year-old Prado had hits in his first three at-bats Friday night against Nationals ace Max Scherzer, and reached on an error when he was hurt.___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball
Fri May 2521:34Marlins 3B Martin Prado limps out of game against NationalsMax ScherzerSPTigersBrasco's Bold Team
MIAMI (AP) — Marlins third baseman Martin Prado has left in the sixth inning against Washington after he pulled up limping while beating out a grounder.Hamstring and knee injuries limited Prado to 37 games last year, and he missed the first month of this season recovering from right knee surgery.The 34-year-old Prado had hits in his first three at-bats Friday night against Nationals ace Max Scherzer, and reached on an error when he was hurt.___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball
Fri May 2521:04Kershaw marks 10-year anniversary of MLB debut on DLKenley JansenRPDodgersWho's on First
Clayton KershawSPDodgersSanders Team Sucks
Yasiel PuigCF/RFDodgersDEWMAN's Team
Justin Turner1B/2B/3B/SSDodgersWho's on First
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw marked the 10-year anniversary of his major league debut for the Los Angeles Dodgers on the disabled list. However, the three-time Cy Young Award winner is getting closer to returning.Kershaw is set to throw a four-inning simulated game on Saturday at Dodger Stadium, the next step in his recovery from left biceps tendinitis.If he comes out of it with no issues, the Dodgers will decide whether to send him on a minor league rehab assignment or return him to their rotation.Kershaw hasn't pitched in a game since May 1 in Arizona, where he struck out six and walked one, but allowed a pair of home runs. He shut himself down during warmups for a May 4 bullpen session in Monterrey, Mexico, when he felt pain in the area where the biceps attach to the shoulder.He threw a 54-pitch bullpen on Wednesday, 24 more than originally planned. Manager Dave Roberts said Kershaw wasn't pleased with his pitch execution, but otherwise felt fine.On Saturday, Roberts and man... [More]
Fri May 2520:14Hanley Ramirez designated for assignment by Red SoxMitch Moreland1B/DHRangersFree Agent
Dustin Pedroia2BRed SoxFactory
Pablo Sandoval3BGiantsDEWMAN's Team
Blake SwihartCRed SoxFree Agent
BOSTON (AP) — Hanley Ramirez has been designated for assignment by the Boston Red Sox, who are responsible for the $15.25 million remaining on his contract but avoided him triggering a $22 million salary for 2019.Boston made the move Friday to clear a roster spot for All-Star second baseman Dustin Pedroia, who was activated from the disabled list and after recovering from knee surgery."We've been looking at making a move because we knew that this day with Dustin would come," Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said Friday prior to a game against Atlanta. "We talked about all different types of possibilities."Dombrowski said the final call was his to make, but credited manager Alex Cora with the idea, saying the first-year manager told him he wanted to get Mitch Moreland more regular time in the lineup. Dombrowski said the move was less about saving on Ramirez's salary next year than it was about improving this year's team."It is unusual, but it's an unusual situa... [More]
Fri May 2520:04Angels' Rene Rivera out 4-6 weeks after knee surgeryRené RiveraCPadresFree Agent
Matt ShoemakerRP/SPAngelsCJ's Tip-Top Team
NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Angels catcher Rene Rivera had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee and likely will be sidelined for 4-to-6 weeks.Dr. Brian Schultz operated on Friday in Los Angeles following an MRI."It's obviously a tough break for Rene right now, a tough break for us," manager Mike Scioscia said.A 10-year major league veteran, Rivera is hitting .259 with three homers and 10 RBIs in 59 plate appearances over 22 games as backup to Martin Maldonado. Rivera was placed on the 10-day disabled list May 20, a move retroactive to May 17.The Angels said right-hander Matt Shoemaker had mild fluid in his pitching forearm, according to an MRI on Thursday in Los Angeles. He also was examined in St. Louis this week by Dr. Susan Mackinnon, who ruled out peripheral nerve involvement.Shoemaker also had a bone scan. He made his only appearance of the season March 31 at Oakland, pitching 5 2/3 innings to beat the Athletics. He was moved to the 60-day disabled list on May 19.___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball
Fri May 2519:04Cubs' Ben Zobrist awaiting resolution on cleat controversyBen Zobrist2B/LF/RF/SSRaysDEWMAN's Team
CHICAGO (AP) — Ben Zobrist says he's awaiting a resolution after being warned a few weeks ago by Major League Baseball for wearing black cleats in violation of the sport's uniform regulations.The Chicago Cubs infielder says baseball needs a "consensus from the teams" and players have to come to one. He says he expects an agreement in a few weeks, but warned players have some "freedom" for now.Zobrist has worn black cleats for days games at Wrigley Field to honor the game's past. He posted a letter from the league on Instagram two weeks ago citing him for violating regulations requiring at least 51 percent of the exterior of a player's shoes be the club's designated primary shoe color — blue for the Cubs.___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball
Fri May 2518:24Tigers' Cabrera could return 'soon' from hamstring injuryMiguel Cabrera1B/3BTigersFactory
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera made one thing clear when he went on the disabled list May 4 with a right hamstring strain: He plans to return on his timetable.Cabrera, who told reporters May 15 that fans don't appreciate when he tries to play hurt, could return to the lineup in the coming days.He took batting practice and ran in the outfield before Friday's home game against the Chicago White Sox. The Tigers are beginning a stretch of 12 games in 11 days at Comerica Park.After running Friday, Cabrera said he felt "good" and expects to return "soon."Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire, who defended his star slugger after Cabrera's testy comments, is looking forward to having him back."I haven't put a timetable on it," Gardenhire said before Friday's game. "He's feeling better. (It) could be today. The trainers are doing their treatment, he's getting stretched and he's hitting."Although Cabrera shook his head "no" when asked if he would play in Friday's game — he was not in the starting lineup — Gardenhire said it's not unrealistic that Cabrera could be back during the home stand, possibly this weekend."He's pretty much going to tell us when he thinks he's ready to go," Gardenhire said. "I can't tell you what his body's feeling, and neither can the trainer. It's going to be up to him to tell us when he's ready to go."The Tigers entered Friday's game 21-28, 3 1/2 games behind the first-place Cleveland Indians in the American League Central Division.
Fri May 2517:14Pirates designate Kontos for assignment, activate MusgroveGeorge KontosRPGiantsFree Agent
Joe MusgroveFree Agent
Felipe VázquezSPNationalsFree Agent
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Reliever George Kontos has been designated for assignment by the Pittsburgh Pirates to clear a roster spot for right-hander Joe Musgrove from the disabled list.Kontos was removed from his role as the primary setup man for closer Felipe Vazquez last week. In 21 games, Kontos was 2-3 with one save and a 5.03 ERA.Kontos says he has a "lot left to give" and hopes "someone out there needs a pitcher who has experience and has had success."The 32-year-old spent his first seven seasons with San Francisco and was on their World Series-winning teams in 2012 and 2014. He was claimed off waivers by the Pirates last Aug. 5. He has made 343 career appearances with an 18-18 record, two saves and a 3.11 ERA.Musgrove was set to make his Pirates' debut Friday night with a start against St. Louis. He was acquired from Houston as part of a package for Gerrit Cole in January. Musgrove had been on the DL all season with a shoulder strain.
Fri May 2516:24Hanley Ramirez designated for assignment by Red SoxDustin Pedroia2BRed SoxFactory
Pablo Sandoval3BGiantsDEWMAN's Team
BOSTON (AP) — Hanley Ramirez was designated for assignment by the Boston Red Sox, who are responsible for the $15.25 remaining on his contract but avoided him triggering a $22 million salary for 2019.Boston made the move Friday to clear a roster spot for All-Star second baseman Dustin Pedroia, who was activated from the disabled list and was set to make his season debut against Atlanta after recovering from knee surgery."It was a bit of a stunner," Yankees manager Aaron Boone. "Glad we don't have to see him, because he's gotten some big hits already against us this year."The 34-year-old Ramirez was hitting .254 with six homers and 29 RBIs in 44 games this season while splitting his time between first base and designated hitter. He hit .163 with three homers and 12 RBIs in May after starting the season with a .330 average, three homers and 17 RBIs.Ramirez signed an $88 million, four-year contract with the Red Sox as a free agent before the 2015 season, and Boston is responsible for th... [More]
Fri May 2515:04Hanley Ramirez designated for assignment by Red SoxDustin Pedroia2BRed SoxFactory
Pablo Sandoval3BGiantsDEWMAN's Team
BOSTON (AP) — Hanley Ramirez was designated for assignment by the Boston Red Sox, who are responsible for the $15.25 remaining on his contract but avoided him triggering a $22 million salary for 2019.Boston made the move Friday to clear a roster spot for All-Star shortstop Dustin Pedroia, who was activated from the disabled list and was set to make his season debut against Atlanta after recovering from knee surgery.The 34-year-old Ramirez was hitting .254 with six homers and 29 RBIs in 44 games this season while splitting his time between first base and designated hitter. He hit .163 with three homers and 12 RBIs in May after starting the season with a .330 average, three homers and 17 RBIs.Ramirez signed an $88 million, four-year contract with the Red Sox as a free agent before the 2015 season, and Boston is responsible for the $15,258,065 still owed for this season. The deal contains a $22 million option that would become guaranteed if he has 1,050 plate appearances in 2017-18 comb... [More]
Fri May 2513:44Epstein: No trade talks for Cubs despite Machado speculationManny Machado3BOriolesLazar's Team
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein insists his team has not engaged in trade talks, despite speculation about a potential deal for Baltimore Orioles superstar Manny Machado.Epstein wouldn't comment on reports that the Cubs could be a landing spot for the slick-fielding slugger. He says there are "zero trade talks" at the moment. He also says the Cubs have enough to win the World Series for the second time in three years.The Manny Watch intensified in Chicago this week when the Orioles visited the White Sox. The three-time All-Star has an expiring contract and could be dealt this season.The Cubs have struggled to hit their stride with a 25-21 record entering Friday's game against the San Francisco Giants.___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball
Fri May 2513:04Red Sox designate Hanley Ramirez for assignmentDustin Pedroia2BRed SoxFactory
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox designated Hanley Ramirez for assignment on Friday to make room for Dustin Pedroia on the 25-man roster as he returns from the disabled list.The 34-year-old Ramirez was hitting .254 with six homers and 29 RBIs in 44 games this season while splitting his time between first base and designated hitter. Ramirez had been with the Red Sox since 2015 after signing a four-year, $88 million contract as a free agent.During his four seasons with the Red Sox, Ramirez batted .260 with 78 homers and 255 RBIs. By designating Ramirez for assignment, the Red Sox clear the way for Pedroia to make his 2018 debut. The 34-year-old Pedroia has spent all season on the disabled list after undergoing surgery on his left knee in October.Pedroia, a four-time All-Star, had been Boston's opening day second baseman every year from 2007-17. He was the American League Rookie of the Year in 2007 and Most Valuable Player in 2008.Both of Boston's big free-agent signings ahead of the 2015 season have been designated for assignment. Third baseman Pablo Sandoval was let go last July. Sandoval's deal was $94 million over four years.The Red Sox begin a three-game home series with the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.
Next
Copyright © 2018 by Almaviva Software LLC. All rights reserved.
Player news and notes copyright © 2018 The Associated Press, delivered by SportRadar US. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Sat 26-May-2018 09:50:21