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Mon Jun 1719:42Banged-up Rangers OF: Pence joins Gallo on IL, Mazara outWillie Calhoun2BRangersFree Agent
Joey Gallo1B/3BRangersFree Agent
Nomar MazaraLF/RFRangersOld Hoss
Hunter PenceRFGiantsJetBlack
Danny SantanaCF/LF/PHBravesFree Agent
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers are juggling their banged-up outfielders, with Hunter Pence the latest to go on the injured list.Pence was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday, a day after he sustained a right groin strain in a loss at Cincinnati.While Pence joined slugging outfielder Joey Gallo on the injured list, the Rangers activated outfielder Willie Calhoun from the list. Calhoun played in the series opener against Cleveland for his first action since a left quad strain May 21.Gallo has been out since June 2 with a left oblique strain. The Rangers home run leader, with 17, worked out in Texas after a scheduled flight to Arizona was cancelled. He is scheduled to the team's spring training complex in Arizona on Tuesday to continue his rehab.Pence got hurt Sunday when playing right field in place of Nomar Mazara, who was out of the lineup for the second game in a row Monday because of right hamstring tightness.The 36-year-old Pence has had quite a comeback season in ... [More]
Mon Jun 1719:32Padres' Machado suspended 1 game, fined after ejectionManny Machado3B/SSOriolesMoneyball
NEW YORK (AP) — San Diego Padres star Manny Machado has been suspended one game and fined for making contact with an umpire who ejected him over the weekend for arguing called strikes.Machado is appealing the penalty imposed Monday by Chief Baseball Officer Joe Torre. Machado can continue to play until there's a final ruling; the Padres play Milwaukee on Monday night.The third baseman had two hits and scored twice before being ejected by plate umpire Bill Welke in the fifth inning Saturday night in Denver after a called third strike. MLB said the punishment was for "aggressively arguing and making contact" with Welke.The 26-year-old Machado is batting .261 with 13 home runs and 39 RBIs for the Padres after signing a $300 million, 10-year contract in spring training.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Mon Jun 1719:02Banged-up Rangers OF: Pence joins Gallo on IL, Mazara outWillie Calhoun2BRangersFree Agent
Joey Gallo1B/3BRangersFree Agent
Nomar MazaraLF/RFRangersOld Hoss
Hunter PenceRFGiantsJetBlack
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have placed outfielder Hunter Pence on the 10-day injured list with a right groin strain.Texas made the move before its series opener at home against Cleveland on Monday night, a day after Pence got hurt. He joined slugging outfielder Joey Gallo on the injured list.Pence left Sunday's game at Cincinnati when chasing down a ground-rule double down the right field line in the fifth inning.Willie Calhoun was activated from the injured list. He was in the lineup against the Indians, batting fifth and playing left field in his first action since a left quad strain May 21.Nomar Mazara, another outfielder, was out of the lineup for the second game in a row with right hamstring tightness.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Mon Jun 1719:02Padres' Machado suspended 1 game, fined after ejectionManny Machado3B/SSOriolesMoneyball
NEW YORK (AP) — San Diego Padres star Manny Machado has been suspended one game and fined for making contact with an umpire who ejected him over the weekend for arguing called strikes.Machado is appealing the penalty imposed Monday by Chief Baseball Office Joe Torre. Machado can continue to play until there's a final ruling; the Padres play Milwaukee on Monday night.The third baseman had two hits and scored twice before being ejected by plate umpire Bill Welke in the fifth inning Saturday night in Denver after a called third strike. MLB said the punishment was for "aggressively arguing and making contact" with Welke.The 26-year-old Machado is batting .261 with 13 home runs and 39 RBIs for the Padres after signing a $300 million, 10-year contract in spring training.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Mon Jun 1718:52Encarnación set for Yankees debut, surprised by deal to NYAaron JudgeRFYankeesRoto Value
Giancarlo StantonRFYankeesWith the 5th Pick Truck Selects
NEW YORK (AP) — Edwin Encarnación is set to make his New York Yankees debut, batting fifth as the designated hitter against the Tampa Bay Rays in the opener of a three-game series between the top two teams in the AL East.Acquired from Seattle in a trade late Saturday night, Encarnación joined the Yankees on Monday and began the day leading the American League with 21 home runs. He says he expected to be shipped off by the payroll-paring Mariners, but didn't think he'd wind up in New York. When he got the news, he was surprised and excited to be sent to a first-place team.The 36-year-old Encarnación is wearing No. 30 and hitting behind catcher Gary Sánchez, who ranked second in the AL with 20 homers. And with fellow sluggers Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge close to returning from the injured list, the Yankees are poised to soon field one of baseball's most powerful lineups.General manager Brian Cashman acknowledged some might have been surprised to see the Yankees add another big bat when it's clear they're looking to upgrade an injury-depleted pitching rotation before the July 31 trade deadline. But he says the Encarnación move won't preclude that, and he still has more work to do.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Mon Jun 1718:12Mets RHP Syndergaard has 'low-grade' hamstring strainWilmer FontSPDodgersFree Agent
Seth LugoSPMetsFree Agent
Noah SyndergaardSPMetsWith the 5th Pick Truck Selects
ATLANTA (AP) — New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway says right-hander Noah Syndergaard has a low-grade hamstring strain and will miss at least one start.Syndergaard underwent an MRI on Sunday and was placed on the 10-day injured list. Callaway hopes Syndergaard misses just one start but says it's too early to tell if he will need more time to recover.Reliever Wilmer Font is a candidate to take Syndergaard's turn in the rotation, but Callaway says Seth Lugo is not."I think he's so valuable in his role right now that it'd be tough to take him out," Callaway said.Syndergaard reached for the back of his right leg after throwing a pitch in the seventh inning Saturday night against St. Louis. He walked off the field with a limp, but wasn't favoring the leg while playing catch and doing agility drills before Monday's game.He is 5-4 with a 4.55 ERA in 15 starts.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Mon Jun 1716:52Reds' Gennett begins rehab assignment from groin injuryScooter Gennett2B/PHRedsMoneyball
Yasiel PuigRFDodgersFree Agent
Tanner RoarkSPNationalsMoneyball
Alex WoodSPDodgersFree Agent
Christian YelichCF/LFMarlinsBig Chee
CINCINNATI (AP) — Scooter Gennett began a rehab assignment Monday, the final step in returning from a severe groin injury in spring training that has sidelined the Cincinnati Reds second baseman all season.Gennett will play five days with Single-A Daytona and move up to Triple-A Louisville to continue the rehab, which will last until he feels ready to come off the injured list. Manager David Bell said Gennett will be back in the starting lineup as soon as he's able."We all know he's going to play," Bell said. "He's been a big part of our offense the last few years. There's no reason that would change."There may be some limitations at the beginning, to make sure he's healthy and all that."In the last two years, Gennett has 50 homers and 189 RBIs, joining Dave Parker and Deron Johnson as the only Reds to put up such numbers in their first two seasons with Cincinnati. He was an All-Star for the first time last year, when he finished second to Milwaukee's Christian Yelich for the batting... [More]
Mon Jun 1716:22Reds' Gennett begins rehab assignment from groin injuryScooter Gennett2B/PHRedsMoneyball
Christian YelichCF/LFMarlinsBig Chee
CINCINNATI (AP) — Scooter Gennett has begun a rehab assignment, the final step in returning from a severe groin sprain in spring training that has sidelined the Cincinnati Reds' All-Star second baseman all season.Gennett will play five days with Single-A Daytona and move up to Triple-A Louisville to continue the rehab.In the last two years, Gennett has 50 homers and 189 RBIs, joining Dave Parker and Deron Johnson as the only Reds to put up such numbers in their first two seasons with Cincinnati. He was an All-Star for the first time last year, when he finished second to Milwaukee's Christian Yelich for the batting title at .310.The Reds are last in the NL Central at 31-38 with one of the majors' worst offenses.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Mon Jun 1702:22LEADING OFF: Encarnación in, Frazier out in NY; Braves rollMike ClevingerSPIndiansFree Agent
Paul DeJong2B/3B/SSCardinalsFree Agent
Clint FrazierCF/LFYankeesFree Agent
Paul Goldschmidt1BDiamondbacksDodger Blue
Lance LynnSPCardinalsFree Agent
Mike SorokaFree Agent
Zack WheelerSPMetsFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors today:NEW BOMBEREdwin Encarnación will find himself in a familiar spot after he joins the Yankees in the Bronx. Manager Aaron Boone plans to use the AL home run leader as his team's primary designated hitter once the 36-year-old slugger arrives. The AL East leaders acquired Encarnación for a minor league pitcher in a late-night trade Saturday with Seattle. Boone said he expects Encarnación to be available when the Yankees open a three-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays.To make space for the veteran slugger, young outfielder Clint Frazier was optioned to Triple-A, even though he was batting .283 with 11 homers and an .843 OPS. New York is brimming with big bats but could use another starting pitcher, and Frazier could be an enticing piece to dangle on the trade market.ALL TOGETHER NOWThe Braves have won 9 of 10, including 2 of 3 against Philadelphia over the weekend, and they will try to stretch their 2 1/2-game NL East lead in a serie... [More]
Mon Jun 1702:21Indians still hoping Ramirez can reboundTrevor BauerSPIndiansWith the 5th Pick Truck Selects
Jake Bauers1BRaysFree Agent
Leonys MartinCFTigersWith the 5th Pick Truck Selects
Aaron NolaSPPhilliesFree Agent
Rougned Odor2BRangersPoison Pills
Shohei OhtaniDH/SPAngelsFree Agent
Joey Votto1BRedsMoneyball
There were plenty of highlights for the Cleveland Indians in their weekend sweep at Detroit: Jake Bauers hit for the cycle, Leonys Martin stole home and Trevor Bauer threw his first career shutout.Another plus for the Indians: Some signs of life from the bat of Jose Ramirez.The Cleveland third baseman had four hits in the series, which may not sound like much but constitutes half of Ramirez's total for the month of June. One of those hits was a triple Friday. He also drove in three runs and scored three times in that three-game sweep."We're looking for reasons to be optimistic," manager Terry Francona said after Saturday's game. "Hopefully he can build on it."One of the American League's top players over the previous three seasons, Ramirez has been having a miserable year at the plate in 2019. His solid series against the Tigers only brought his average to .203, and his slugging percentage is an anemic .301. The Indians are 10 games behind first-place Minnesota in the AL Central. That ... [More]
Sun Jun 1622:32Padres edge Rockies in another slugfest at Coors FieldMatt Adams1B/PHNationalsFree Agent
Matt AlbersRPNationalsFree Agent
Sandy AlcantaraSPMarlinsFree Agent
Albert Almora Jr.CF/PHCubsFree Agent
Trevor BauerSPIndiansWith the 5th Pick Truck Selects
Josh Bell1BPiratesFree Agent
Cody Bellinger1B/LFDodgersFree Agent
Mookie BettsRFRed SoxThe Seals Guys
Charlie BlackmonCFRockiesBig Chee
Archie BradleyRP/SPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Melky CabreraLF/RFRoyalsRoto Value
Kole CalhounRFAngelsSportsWiseGuy.com
Mark Canha1B/LF/RFAthleticsFree Agent
Victor CaratiniCCubsFree Agent
Shin-Soo ChooDH/RFRangersFree Agent
Steve CishekRPCubsLas Vegas Giants
Stefan CrichtonSPOriolesFree Agent
Wade DavisRPRockiesLas Vegas Giants
Paul DeJong2B/3B/SSCardinalsFree Agent
Austin DeanFree Agent
Odrisamer DespaigneRPMarlinsFree Agent
Rafael Devers3BRed SoxFree Agent
Elias DíazCPiratesFree Agent
Yandy Díaz3B/DHIndiansFree Agent
Corey DickersonDH/LFRaysLas Vegas Giants
Josh Donaldson3BBlue JaysWith the 5th Pick Truck Selects
Chris FlexenSPMetsFree Agent
Mike FoltynewiczSPBravesFree Agent
Freddy GalvisSSPadresTexas BigSticks
Greg Garcia2B/3B/PH/SSCardinalsFree Agent
Brett GardnerCF/LFYankeesBig Chee
Zack GodleyRP/SPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Paul Goldschmidt1BDiamondbacksDodger Blue
Jon GraySPRockiesJetBlack
Sonny GraySPYankeesFree Agent
Josh HaderRPBrewersFree Agent
David HessSPOriolesFree Agent
Jason HeywardCF/RFCubsFree Agent
Kenley JansenRPDodgersRoto Value
Ariel JuradoSPRangersFree Agent
Jason Kipnis2BIndiansTexas BigSticks
Mike LeakeSPMarinersFree Agent
Trey Mancini1B/LFOriolesFree Agent
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Carlos MartínezSPCardinalsDodger Blue
Oscar MercadoSSCardinalsFree Agent
Andrew MillerRPIndiansPoison Pills
Wil Myers1BPadresRoto Value
Shohei OhtaniDH/SPAngelsFree Agent
James PaxtonSPMarinersFree Agent
Brad PeacockSPAstrosFree Agent
Hunter PenceRFGiantsJetBlack
Tommy PhamCF/LFCardinalsFree Agent
Yasiel PuigRFDodgersFree Agent
Albert Pujols1B/DHAngelsDodger Blue
Anthony Rendon3BNationalsJetBlack
Austin RomineCYankeesFree Agent
Jeff SamardzijaSPGiantsRoto Value
Aníbal SánchezSPTigersFree Agent
Kyle SchwarberLFCubsFree Agent
Kyle Seager3BMarinersPoison Pills
Josh D. SmithRP/SPAthleticsFree Agent
Mallex SmithCF/LFRaysFree Agent
Matt StrahmRPPadresFree Agent
Ross StriplingRP/SPDodgersFree Agent
Kurt SuzukiCBravesFree Agent
Eric Thames1B/LFBrewersPoison Pills
Trent ThorntonSPAstrosFree Agent
Lou TrivinoRPAthleticsFree Agent
Mike TroutCFAngelsLas Vegas Giants
Spencer TurnbullSPTigersFree Agent
Christian VázquezCRed SoxFree Agent
Vince VelasquezSPPhilliesSportsWiseGuy.com
Alex VerdugoCFDodgersFree Agent
Stevie WilkersonFree Agent
Jesse WinkerDH/RFRedsFree Agent
Brandon WorkmanRP/SPRed SoxFree Agent
Kirby YatesRPPadresFree Agent
Christian YelichCF/LFMarlinsBig Chee
DENVER (AP) — The Padres and Rockies set a modern-era record by combining for 92 runs in a four-game series, with San Diego pitcher Matt Strahm drawing a pinch-hit, bases-loaded walk in the ninth inning to rally past Colorado 14-13 Sunday.It was just another wacky day at Coors Field, especially in this split series where the Rockies outscored the Padres 48-44 while the teams combined for 131 hits. Colorado's Charlie Blackmon became the first player since at least 1900 with 15 hits in a four-game series, according to STATS. Adding to the zaniness: the finale was delayed once to clean up a big puddle in foul territory despite sunny skies, and again later because of weather.Trailing 13-10 in the ninth, Wil Myers had an RBI single and Greg Garcia promptly tied it with a two-out, two-run triple off closer Wade Davis (1-2). The Rockies brought in starter Jon Gray, who intentionally walked two batters to face Strahm. Gray fell behind 3-1 before throwing a strike. Taking all the way, Strahm ... [More]
Sun Jun 1620:32No room: Frazier squeezed out of Yanks' lineup, sent downClint FrazierCF/LFYankeesFree Agent
Brett GardnerCF/LFYankeesBig Chee
Aaron HicksCF/LF/RFYankeesFree Agent
Aaron JudgeRFYankeesRoto Value
Giancarlo StantonRFYankeesWith the 5th Pick Truck Selects
CHICAGO (AP) — Hot-hitting Clint Frazier was squeezed out of the New York Yankees' powerful lineup and sent down to the minors Sunday, another frustrating episode in what's been a breakout season for the 24-year-old outfielder.The Yankees got AL home run leader Edwin Encarnación in a late-night trade with Seattle, then made the roster move following a 10-3 win over the Chicago White Sox. Frazier batted cleanup and went 1 for 5.Frazier is hitting .283 with 11 home runs and 34 RBIs in 53 games, a key factor in helping the Yankees stay within a half-game of Tampa Bay atop the AL East. He was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre."Yeah, pretty surprised," Frazier said, adding, "It's a tough pill to swallow. It's never fun especially with how much I've felt like I've contributed to this team this year."New York opens a three-game series at home against the Rays on Monday night, with Encarnación set to become the team's designated hitter. Giancarlo Stanton is expected to come off th... [More]
Sun Jun 1620:22Padres edge Rockies in another slugfest at Coors FieldMatt Adams1B/PHNationalsFree Agent
Matt AlbersRPNationalsFree Agent
Sandy AlcantaraSPMarlinsFree Agent
Trevor BauerSPIndiansWith the 5th Pick Truck Selects
Josh Bell1BPiratesFree Agent
Mookie BettsRFRed SoxThe Seals Guys
Charlie BlackmonCFRockiesBig Chee
Archie BradleyRP/SPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Melky CabreraLF/RFRoyalsRoto Value
Kole CalhounRFAngelsSportsWiseGuy.com
Mark Canha1B/LF/RFAthleticsFree Agent
Shin-Soo ChooDH/RFRangersFree Agent
Stefan CrichtonSPOriolesFree Agent
Wade DavisRPRockiesLas Vegas Giants
Paul DeJong2B/3B/SSCardinalsFree Agent
Austin DeanFree Agent
Odrisamer DespaigneRPMarlinsFree Agent
Rafael Devers3BRed SoxFree Agent
Elias DíazCPiratesFree Agent
Yandy Díaz3B/DHIndiansFree Agent
Corey DickersonDH/LFRaysLas Vegas Giants
Josh Donaldson3BBlue JaysWith the 5th Pick Truck Selects
Chris FlexenSPMetsFree Agent
Mike FoltynewiczSPBravesFree Agent
Freddy GalvisSSPadresTexas BigSticks
Greg Garcia2B/3B/PH/SSCardinalsFree Agent
Brett GardnerCF/LFYankeesBig Chee
Zack GodleyRP/SPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Paul Goldschmidt1BDiamondbacksDodger Blue
Jon GraySPRockiesJetBlack
Sonny GraySPYankeesFree Agent
Josh HaderRPBrewersFree Agent
David HessSPOriolesFree Agent
Ariel JuradoSPRangersFree Agent
Jason Kipnis2BIndiansTexas BigSticks
Mike LeakeSPMarinersFree Agent
Trey Mancini1B/LFOriolesFree Agent
Carlos MartínezSPCardinalsDodger Blue
Oscar MercadoSSCardinalsFree Agent
Andrew MillerRPIndiansPoison Pills
Wil Myers1BPadresRoto Value
Shohei OhtaniDH/SPAngelsFree Agent
James PaxtonSPMarinersFree Agent
Brad PeacockSPAstrosFree Agent
Hunter PenceRFGiantsJetBlack
Tommy PhamCF/LFCardinalsFree Agent
Yasiel PuigRFDodgersFree Agent
Albert Pujols1B/DHAngelsDodger Blue
Anthony Rendon3BNationalsJetBlack
Austin RomineCYankeesFree Agent
Jeff SamardzijaSPGiantsRoto Value
Aníbal SánchezSPTigersFree Agent
Kyle Seager3BMarinersPoison Pills
Josh D. SmithRP/SPAthleticsFree Agent
Mallex SmithCF/LFRaysFree Agent
Matt StrahmRPPadresFree Agent
Kurt SuzukiCBravesFree Agent
Eric Thames1B/LFBrewersPoison Pills
Trent ThorntonSPAstrosFree Agent
Lou TrivinoRPAthleticsFree Agent
Mike TroutCFAngelsLas Vegas Giants
Spencer TurnbullSPTigersFree Agent
Christian VázquezCRed SoxFree Agent
Vince VelasquezSPPhilliesSportsWiseGuy.com
Stevie WilkersonFree Agent
Jesse WinkerDH/RFRedsFree Agent
Brandon WorkmanRP/SPRed SoxFree Agent
Kirby YatesRPPadresFree Agent
Christian YelichCF/LFMarlinsBig Chee
DENVER (AP) — The Padres and Rockies set a modern-era record by combining for 92 runs in a four-game series, with San Diego pitcher Matt Strahm drawing a pinch-hit, bases-loaded walk in the ninth inning to rally past Colorado 14-13 Sunday.It was just another wacky day at Coors Field, especially in this split series where the Rockies outscored the Padres 48-44 while the teams combined for 131 hits. Colorado's Charlie Blackmon became the first player since at least 1900 with 15 hits in a four-game series, according to STATS. Adding to the zaniness: the finale was delayed once to clean up a big puddle in foul territory despite sunny skies, and again later because of weather.Trailing 13-10 in the ninth, Wil Myers had an RBI single and Greg Garcia promptly tied it with a two-out, two-run triple off closer Wade Davis (1-2). The Rockies brought in starter Jon Gray, who intentionally walked two batters to face Strahm. Gray fell behind 3-1 before throwing a strike. Taking all the way, Strahm ... [More]
Sun Jun 1618:21Encarnación to join Yankees on Monday, become primary DHAaron JudgeRFYankeesRoto Value
Giancarlo StantonRFYankeesWith the 5th Pick Truck Selects
CHICAGO (AP) — Edwin Encarnación will find himself in a familiar spot after he joins the Yankees in New York on Monday.Manager Aaron Boone plans to use AL home run leader as his team's primary designated hitter once the 36-year-old slugger arrives.The AL East leaders acquired Encarnación for a minor league pitcher in a late-night trade with Seattle. Boone said he expects Encarnación to be available when the Yankees open a three-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays.Boone said he'll occasionally play the three-time All-Star at first base."We're talking Edwin Encarnación," Boone said before Sunday's game in Chicago against the White Sox. "When you get a guy of his caliber, that's something we're excited about. He's obviously a great hitter, he has been for a long time and continues to be.""Just looking forward to adding him and just adding some more length to our lineup with not just a feared hitter, but also a good hitter," he said.The Yankees added Encarnación to what could be ... [More]
Sun Jun 1615:31Mets: Syndergaard on injured list, Canó back, Vargas crampsNoah SyndergaardSPMetsWith the 5th Pick Truck Selects
Jason VargasSPRoyalsFree Agent
Jacob deGromSPMetsDodger Blue
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets put pitcher Noah Syndergaard on the 10-day injured list with a strained right hamstring, then saw Jason Vargas leave Sunday's start against St. Louis because of a cramp in his left calf.The Mets also activated second baseman Robinson Canó from the IL and put him in the lineup against the Cardinals.Vargas fouled a ball of his foot in the fourth inning. He was visited by Mets manager Mickey Callaway and an athletic trainer and promptly removed from the game. Pitcher Jacob deGrom pinch-hit for Vargas and walked.The 36-year-old Vargas was sidelined from May 6-24 with left hamstring tightness, but has been one of New York's most consistent pitchers since returning from the injured list. Entering the game, Vargas had allowed 11 earned runs over his last 45 innings and had won each of his last two starts.Vargas allowed three runs— two earned— on just one hit over four innings against the Cardinals.Syndergaard reached for his right hamstring after throw... [More]
Sun Jun 1614:41Tampa Bay try: Rays expand roles for 2-way players in minorsAaron JudgeRFYankeesRoto Value
Giancarlo StantonRFYankeesWith the 5th Pick Truck Selects
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays, who pioneered the pitching strategy of using relievers as openers, are trying another experiment on the mound in the minors — they're stacking two-way players to start games.The focus Saturday night at Triple-A Durham was on two-way prospect Brendan McKay pitching against rehabbing New York Yankees sluggers Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.McKay entered in the second inning. He followed Jake Cronenworth, an infielder who's also getting regular work as a pitcher."That's where the game is evolving," Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said before Sunday's game with the Los Angeles Angels. "I know we're going to continue to explore those options."With most major league teams having only three or four position players on the bench, the two-way players could offer greater flexibility."It can really help your roster," Cash said. "What we're finding out there's a way to manage it. We're probably going to talk a lot more ... [More]
Sun Jun 1614:21Encarnación to join Yankees on Monday, become primary DHAaron JudgeRFYankeesRoto Value
Giancarlo StantonRFYankeesWith the 5th Pick Truck Selects
CHICAGO (AP) — Edwin Encarnación will find himself in a familiar spot after he joins the Yankees in New York on Monday.Manager Aaron Boone plans to use AL home run leader as his team's primary designated hitter once the 36-year-old slugger arrives.The AL East leaders acquired Encarnación and cash for a minor league pitcher in a late-night trade with Seattle. Boone said he expects Encarnación to be available when the Yankees open a three-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays.Boone said he'll occasionally play the three-time All-Star at first base."We're talking Edwin Encarnación," Boone said before Sunday's game in Chicago against the White Sox. "When you get a guy of his caliber, that's something we're excited about. He's obviously a great hitter, he has been for a long time and continues to be.""Just looking forward to adding him and just adding some more length to our lineup with not just a feared hitter, but also a good hitter," he said.The Yankees added Encarnación to what ... [More]
Sun Jun 1614:11Mets place Syndergaard on injured list, activate CanóNoah SyndergaardSPMetsWith the 5th Pick Truck Selects
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets placed pitcher Noah Syndergaard on the 10-day injured list with a strained right hamstring.The team also activated second baseman Robinson Canó from the IL.Syndergaard reached for his right hamstring after throwing a pitch in the seventh inning of New York's 8-7 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night.New York manager Mickey Callaway and an athletic trainer came out to check on the right-hander, who walked off the field with a bit of a limp.Syndergaard (5-4, 4.55 ERA) is scheduled to undergo an MRI. Syndergaard has struggled at times in 2019, allowing four earned runs or more in eight of his 15 starts. The 26-year old entered the season with a 2.93 ERA. Callaway noted that the decision to place Syndergaard was made because "it didn't seem like he would make his next start anyway."Callaway said that the team had options, but declined to indicate who would take Syndergaard's spot in the rotation.Canó, out since June 9 after aggravating... [More]
Sun Jun 1613:31Encarnación to join Yankees on Monday, become primary DHAaron JudgeRFYankeesRoto Value
Giancarlo StantonRFYankeesWith the 5th Pick Truck Selects
CHICAGO (AP) — Yankees manager Aaron Boone plans to use AL home run leader Edwin Encarnación as his team's primary designated hitter after the 36-year-old slugger joins the team in New York on Monday.Speaking to reporters before Sunday's game in Chicago against the White Sox, Boone said he expects Encarnación to be available when the Yankees open a three-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays. He'll occasionally play the three-time All-Star at first base.The Yankees acquired Encarnación in a trade with the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night, adding another slugger to what could be one of the most powerful lineups when Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton return from injuries.Seattle is sending the Yankees $8,397,849, leaving New York to pay $8 million of remaining $16,397,849 Encarnación is guaranteed. New York is sending 19-year-old minor league pitcher Juan Then to Seattle.Encarnación is hitting .241 and is among the league leaders with 49 RBIs and 48 runs scored. He has 401 career home runs, including 18 in 69 games at the new Yankee Stadium.Boone said Stanton could return Tuesday after being sidelined by biceps, shoulder and calf injuries. Judge also is inching closer after he strained his left oblique in April. Both stars are on rehab assignments in Triple-A.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Sun Jun 1611:21Phillies recall Cole Irvin, activate Pat Neshek from ILVince VelasquezSPPhilliesSportsWiseGuy.com
ATLANTA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have recalled left-hander Cole Irvin and have activated right-hander Pat Neshek from the injured list.Irvin had been considered a candidate to start on Sunday against the Atlanta Braves. Instead, Irvin and Neshek will be available to pitch behind Vince Velasquez, who returns to a starting role after pitching in relief in his last nine appearances.Right-hander Edgar García and left-hander Ranger Suárez were optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.Irvin was 2-0 with a 2.44 ERA in eight games, all starts, for Lehigh Valley. He is 2-1 with a 5.48 ERA in four games with Philadelphia this season.Neshek was placed on the injured list on May 25 with a right shoulder strain.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
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