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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 1502:48St. Louis stunner: Cards fire Matheny with club near .500Dexter FowlerCFAstrosSanders Team Sucks
Bud NorrisSPOriolesFree 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]
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 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 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 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 1415:18LHP Rodriguez leaves game with injury after tumblingHeath HembreeRPRed SoxFree Agent
Blake SwihartCRed SoxFree Agent
BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox starter Eduardo Rodriguez had to leave Saturday's game in the sixth inning with a sprained right ankle after tumbling over Toronto's Lourdes Gurriel Jr. attempting to cover first on a grounder.Rodriguez, off to his third straight scoreless start, got to the bag at nearly the same time as Gurriel with one out in the inning and fell after his left leg hit the player's helmet as he was diving in headfirst when first baseman Blake Swihart's throw sailed wildly past the bag.Both players stayed on the ground for a bit. Gurriel got up and stayed in the game. Rodriguez walked slowly to the mound, flexed his left leg and foot before walking off with a trainer after one warm-up pitch.The club announced the injury an inning later and said X-Rays were negative.Heath Hembree came in to pitch. The Red Sox lead 1-0.
Sat Jul 1415:08LHP Rodriguez leaves game with injury after tumblingHeath HembreeRPRed SoxFree Agent
Blake SwihartCRed SoxFree Agent
BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox starter Eduardo Rodriguez had to leave Saturday's game in the sixth inning after tumbling over Toronto's Lourdes Gurriel Jr. attempting to cover first on a grounder.Rodriguez, off to his third straight scoreless start, got to the bag at nearly the same time as Gurriel with one out in the inning and fell after his left leg hit the player's helmet as he was diving in headfirst when first baseman Blake Swihart's throw sailed wildly past the bag.There was no update yet on the injury.Both players stayed on the ground for a bit. Gurriel got up and stayed in the game. Rodriguez walked slowly to the mound, flexed his left leg and foot before walking off with a trainer after one warm-up pitch.Heath Hembree came in to pitch. The Red Sox lead 1-0.
Sat Jul 1414:28J.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]
Fri Jul 1318:08Indians' Kluber receives knee injection, will miss All-StarAaron HicksCFTwinsFree Agent
Corey KluberSPIndiansCJ's Tip-Top Team
CLEVELAND (AP) — Corey Kluber's stellar first half ended with a sudden stop.Cleveland's ace received an injection in his right knee that will force him to miss the All-Star Game. But more importantly, the Indians are hoping it will allow the right-hander to continue leading their rotation after the break — and beyond.Kluber got the shot in his knee on Friday, a day after the two-time Cy Young Award winner gave up two runs in the eighth inning and was beaten by the New York Yankees. The AL Central-leading Indians said the right-hander will need at least one week to recover and he's not expected to make his next start until July 23 against Pittsburgh.Kluber has been replaced on the AL All-Star roster by Tampa Bay's Blake Snell.While Kluber's knee issue doesn't appear to be serious, the Indians aren't taking any chances.The 32-year-old pitcher took his fifth loss of the season Thursday night, but never mentioned any issues with his knee. Kluber has given up 19 runs over his last 34 in... [More]
Fri Jul 1318:08AP Source: Dodgers' Chase Utley to retire at season's endJimmy RollinsSSPhilliesFree Agent
Chase Utley2BPhilliesJobu
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chase Utley's 16-year baseball career is nearing an end.A person with knowledge of the situation said Friday the six-time All-Star will retire from the Los Angeles Dodgers at the end of this season. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because Utley's decision had not been formally announced.Utley was to speak at a news conference later Friday at Dodger Stadium. The topic was not disclosed.The 2019 season would have been the final year of a $2 million, two-year contract.The 39-year-old second baseman made his name with the Philadelphia Phillies, earning five All-Star berths and winning four Silver Slugger awards. He helped the team to a World Series title in 2008, combining with shortstop Jimmy Rollins as a standout double-play duo.Utley has a .276 career average with 259 home runs. He is renowned for his base-stealing ability, with 153 steals in 175 attempts.The Phillies traded Utley to the Dodgers in August 2015.That fall, Utley bro... [More]
Fri Jul 1317:08AP Source: Dodgers' Chase Utley to retire at season's endJimmy RollinsSSPhilliesFree Agent
Chase Utley2BPhilliesJobu
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chase Utley's 16-year baseball career is nearing an end.A person with knowledge of the situation said Friday the six-time All-Star will retire from the Los Angeles Dodgers at the end of this season. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because Utley's decision had not been formally announced.Utley was to speak at a news conference later Friday at Dodger Stadium. The topic was not disclosed.The 2019 season would have been the final year of a $2 million, two-year contract.The 39-year-old second baseman made his name with the Philadelphia Phillies, earning five All-Star berths and winning four Silver Slugger awards. He helped the team to a World Series title in 2008, combining with shortstop Jimmy Rollins as a standout double-play duo.Utley has a .276 career average with 259 home runs. He is renowned for his base-stealing ability, with 153 steals in 175 attempts.The Phillies traded Utley to the Dodgers in August 2015.That fall, Utley bro... [More]
Fri Jul 1314:57Indians' Kluber receives knee injection, will miss All-StarAaron HicksCFTwinsFree Agent
Corey KluberSPIndiansCJ's Tip-Top Team
CLEVELAND (AP) — Corey Kluber's stellar first half ended with a sudden stop.Cleveland's ace received an injection in his right knee that will force him to miss the All-Star Game. But more importantly, the Indians are hoping it will allow the right-hander to continue leading their rotation after the break — and beyond.Kluber got the shot in his knee on Friday, a day after the two-time Cy Young winner gave up two runs in the eighth inning and was beaten by the New York Yankees. The AL Central-leading Indians said the right-hander will need at least one week to recover and he's not expected to make his next start until July 23 against Pittsburgh.Kluber has been replaced on the AL All-Star roster by Tampa Bay's Blake Snell.While Kluber's knee issue doesn't appear to be serious, the Indians aren't taking any chances.The 32-year-old pitcher took his fifth loss of the season Thursday night, but never mentioned anything about having any issues with his knee. Kluber has given up 19 runs ove... [More]
Fri Jul 1302:47LEADING OFF: Red Sox rolling, Thor returns, Bay Area battleMookie BettsSS/CFRed SoxFree Agent
Ryan BoruckiFree Agent
Walker BuehlerFree Agent
Madison BumgarnerSPGiantsRotoValue
Matt HarveySPMetsFree Agent
Edwin JacksonSPCubsFree Agent
Rick PorcelloSPTigersSanders Team Sucks
Tanner RoarkRP/SPNationalsFactory
Noah SyndergaardSPMetsFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors today:HEAVEN 11Mookie Betts and the rolling Boston Red Sox try to win their 11th consecutive game when they host Toronto again at Fenway Park. Betts, who leads the majors with a .352 batting average, had a grand slam and five RBIs in Thursday night's 6-4 victory. Boston owns the longest current winning streak in the big leagues and hasn't lost since getting routed July 1 at Yankee Stadium. At 66-29, the major league-leading Red Sox are 37 games over .500 for the first time since 1949. Rick Porcello (11-3, 3.58 ERA) starts for Boston against rookie left-hander Ryan Borucki (0-1, 2.25).BACK IN BUSINESSMets right-hander Noah Syndergaard (4-1, 3.06 ERA) comes off the disabled list to make his first big league start since May 25. The 2016 All-Star has been sidelined by a strained ligament in his right index finger. On the mound for the Nationals is Tanner Roark (3-11, 4.76), who is tied for the major league lead in losses. He got no-decisions in ... [More]
Fri Jul 1300:17LEADING OFF: Red Sox on a roll, Syndergaard returnsMookie BettsSS/CFRed SoxFree Agent
Ryan BoruckiFree Agent
Walker BuehlerFree Agent
Madison BumgarnerSPGiantsRotoValue
Matt HarveySPMetsFree Agent
Edwin JacksonSPCubsFree Agent
Rick PorcelloSPTigersSanders Team Sucks
Tanner RoarkRP/SPNationalsFactory
Noah SyndergaardSPMetsFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors on Friday:HEAVEN 11Mookie Betts and the rolling Boston Red Sox try to win their 11th consecutive game when they host Toronto again at Fenway Park. Betts, who leads the majors with a .352 batting average, had a grand slam and five RBIs in Thursday night's 6-4 victory. Boston owns the longest current winning streak in the big leagues and hasn't lost since getting routed July 1 at Yankee Stadium. At 66-29, the major league-leading Red Sox are 37 games over .500 for the first time since 1949. Rick Porcello (11-3, 3.58 ERA) starts for Boston against rookie left-hander Ryan Borucki (0-1, 2.25).BACK IN BUSINESSMets right-hander Noah Syndergaard (4-1, 3.06 ERA) comes off the disabled list to make his first big league start since May 25. The 2016 All-Star has been sidelined by a strained ligament in his right index finger. On the mound for the Nationals is Tanner Roark (3-11, 4.76), who is tied for the major league lead in losses. He got no-decisions... [More]
Thu Jul 1220:17Angels' Richards to undergo Tommy John, out for seasonGarrett RichardsRP/SPAngelsFree Agent
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels pitcher Garrett Richards said Thursday he has elected to undergo Tommy John surgery for his damaged ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and will miss the remainder of the season.Reduced to 28 starts over the last three seasons because of multiple injuries, including two UCL issues, Richards' time with the Angels could effectively be finished after eight seasons and a 45-38 record with a 3.54 ERA. The free-agent-to-be expects to be ready to pitch at the start of the 2020 season.Richards, 30, was 5-4 with a 3.66 ERA over 16 starts this season. He was removed in the third inning Tuesday during his outing against the Seattle Mariners. He went on the disabled list Wednesday and was given the choice of a conservative rehabilitation or surgery.The surgery is expected to be performed on July 24 by Neal ElAttrache.___For more AP baseball coverage: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball
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