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Thu Apr 1803:17LEADING OFF: Braves need a closer, Royals-Chisox tempersTim AndersonSSWhite SoxFree Agent
Zach DaviesSPBrewersMoneyball
Brad KellerSPRoyalsFree Agent
Craig KimbrelRPRed SoxMoneyball
A.J. MinterRPBravesFree Agent
Dustin Pedroia2BRed SoxOld Hoss
Julio UríasSPDodgersFree Agent
Arodys VizcaínoRPBravesFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors today:CLOSER NEEDEDThe Braves have a big hole in their bullpen now that closer Arodys Vizcaino will miss the rest of the season after having right shoulder surgery. General manager Alex Anthopoulos has heard fans chanting at SunTrust Park for the team to sign free agent closer Craig Kimbrel and bring him back to Atlanta, and he indicated the Braves are exploring all available options."There's been a ton of turnover from the beginning of camp to where we are today," Anthopoulos said. "I think it goes without saying we're going to look to do what we can both internally and externally."The NL East champion Braves have recently used A.J. Minter as their closer, but he's struggled.DISCIPLINE DAY?Major League Baseball will certainly review at the bench-clearing fray that erupted after Kansas City's Brad Keller drilled Tim Anderson with a fastball on Wednesday. In his previous at-bat, the energetic White Sox shortstop had spiked his bat to celebrat... [More]
Thu Apr 1800:59Anderson spikes bat, gets drilled; Royals top Chisox in 10Matt Adams1B/PHNationalsFree Agent
Sandy AlcantaraSPMarlinsFree Agent
Tim AndersonSSWhite SoxFree Agent
Jake ArrietaSPCubsDodger Blue
Javier Báez2B/3B/SSCubsJetBlack
Jake Bauers1BRaysFree Agent
Jesse BiddleSPBravesFree Agent
Justin Bour1BMarlinsFree Agent
Archie BradleyRP/SPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Michael BrantleyLFIndiansFree Agent
Keon BroxtonCFBrewersFree Agent
Walker BuehlerSPDodgersFree Agent
Nick BurdiPPiratesFree Agent
Corbin BurnesFree Agent
Matt Carpenter1B/2B/3BCardinalsRoto Value
Carlos CarrascoSPIndiansSportsWiseGuy.com
Aroldis ChapmanRPYankeesLas Vegas Giants
Matt Chapman3BAthleticsFree Agent
Ji-Man Choi1B/LFYankeesFree Agent
Shin-Soo ChooDH/RFRangersFree Agent
Nelson CruzDH/RFMarinersThe Seals Guys
Daniel Descalso2B/LF/PH/SSDiamondbacksFree Agent
Yandy Díaz3B/DHIndiansFree Agent
Josh Donaldson3BBlue JaysWith the 5th Pick Truck Selects
Hunter Dozier3BRoyalsFree Agent
Steven DuggarCFGiantsFree Agent
Buck FarmerSPTigersFree Agent
Adam Frazier2B/LF/PHPiratesFree Agent
Clint FrazierCF/LFYankeesFree Agent
Freddie Freeman1BBravesSportsWiseGuy.com
Brett GardnerCF/LFYankeesBig Chee
Brian GoodwinCF/LF/RFNationalsFree Agent
Yuli Gurriel1B/3BAstrosFree Agent
Cole HamelsSPRangersThe Seals Guys
J.A. HappSPBlue JaysOld Hoss
Matt HarveySPMetsBig Chee
Ryon Healy1B/3B/DHMarinersFree Agent
Jeremy HellicksonSPOriolesSportsWiseGuy.com
César Hernández2BPhilliesMoneyball
David HessSPOriolesFree Agent
Jason HeywardCF/RFCubsFree Agent
Jordan HicksFree Agent
Greg HollandRPRockiesFree Agent
Adam JonesCFOriolesDodger Blue
Nate JonesRPWhite SoxLas Vegas Giants
Tommy KahnleRPYankeesFree Agent
Brad KellerSPRoyalsFree Agent
Howie Kendrick2B/LFNationalsFree Agent
Scott Kingery2BPhilliesFree Agent
José LeclercRP/SPRangersFree Agent
Brandon LoweFree Agent
Lance LynnSPCardinalsFree Agent
Martín MaldonadoCAngelsFree Agent
Nick MarkakisRFBravesBig Chee
Ketel MarteSSDiamondbacksFree Agent
Starling MarteCF/LFPiratesOld Hoss
Austin MeadowsCFPiratesFree Agent
Andrew MillerRPIndiansPoison Pills
Frankie MontasRPAthleticsFree Agent
Colin Moran3BAstrosFree Agent
Héctor NerisRPPhilliesPoison Pills
Jake OdorizziSPRaysBig Chee
Adam OttavinoRPRockiesFree Agent
Marcell OzunaCF/LFCardinalsRoto Value
Blake ParkerRPAngelsFree Agent
Gerardo ParraLF/RFRockiesFree Agent
Wily PeraltaSPRoyalsFree Agent
A.J. PollockCFDiamondbacksWith the 5th Pick Truck Selects
Jurickson Profar3B/LFRangersFree Agent
Josh ReddickLF/RFAstrosFree Agent
Austin RomineCYankeesFree Agent
Rio Ruiz3BBravesFree Agent
Jeff SamardzijaSPGiantsRoto Value
Andrelton SimmonsSSAngelsFree Agent
Juan SotoFree Agent
Ryne StanekRPRaysFree Agent
Christin StewartFree Agent
Kurt SuzukiCBravesFree Agent
Erik SwansonFree Agent
Mike TauchmanLFRockiesFree Agent
Trent ThorntonSPAstrosFree Agent
Blake TreinenRPAthleticsFree Agent
Mike TroutCFAngelsLas Vegas Giants
Michael WachaSPCardinalsFree Agent
Zack WheelerSPMetsFree Agent
Austen WilliamsFree Agent
Nick WittgrenRPMarlinsFree Agent
Christian YelichCF/LFMarlinsBig Chee
CHICAGO (AP) — Fiercely energetic Tim Anderson spiked his bat to celebrate a home run and Kansas City's Brad Keller responded by drilling him with a fastball, setting off a benches-clearing fracas in the Royals' 4-3, 10-inning victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday.Anderson tossed his bat toward the White Sox dugout following his two-run drive in the fourth inning. Keller hit him in the buttocks with his first pitch leading off the sixth.Anderson, the AL's leading hitter, was restrained by Royals catcher Martin Maldonado but kept jawing with Keller on the way to first base. The dugouts and bullpens emptied, though no punches appeared to be thrown. White Sox manager Rick Renteria and Royals bench coach Dale Sveum shoved each other, and the usually mild-mannered Renteria was particularly animated.There were four ejections — Anderson, Keller, Renteria and Sveum.Hunter Dozier led off the 10th with a tiebreaking homer against Nate Jones (0-1). His drive to left on a 2-0 fastbal... [More]
Thu Apr 1800:00Anderson spikes bat, gets drilled; Royals top Chisox in 10Matt Adams1B/PHNationalsFree Agent
Sandy AlcantaraSPMarlinsFree Agent
Tim AndersonSSWhite SoxFree Agent
Jake ArrietaSPCubsDodger Blue
Javier Báez2B/3B/SSCubsJetBlack
Jake Bauers1BRaysFree Agent
Jesse BiddleSPBravesFree Agent
Justin Bour1BMarlinsFree Agent
Archie BradleyRP/SPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Keon BroxtonCFBrewersFree Agent
Walker BuehlerSPDodgersFree Agent
Nick BurdiPPiratesFree Agent
Corbin BurnesFree Agent
Matt Carpenter1B/2B/3BCardinalsRoto Value
Carlos CarrascoSPIndiansSportsWiseGuy.com
Aroldis ChapmanRPYankeesLas Vegas Giants
Ji-Man Choi1B/LFYankeesFree Agent
Shin-Soo ChooDH/RFRangersFree Agent
Nelson CruzDH/RFMarinersThe Seals Guys
Daniel Descalso2B/LF/PH/SSDiamondbacksFree Agent
Yandy Díaz3B/DHIndiansFree Agent
Josh Donaldson3BBlue JaysWith the 5th Pick Truck Selects
Hunter Dozier3BRoyalsFree Agent
Steven DuggarCFGiantsFree Agent
Buck FarmerSPTigersFree Agent
Adam Frazier2B/LF/PHPiratesFree Agent
Clint FrazierCF/LFYankeesFree Agent
Freddie Freeman1BBravesSportsWiseGuy.com
Brett GardnerCF/LFYankeesBig Chee
Brian GoodwinCF/LF/RFNationalsFree Agent
Cole HamelsSPRangersThe Seals Guys
J.A. HappSPBlue JaysOld Hoss
Matt HarveySPMetsBig Chee
Ryon Healy1B/3B/DHMarinersFree Agent
Jeremy HellicksonSPOriolesSportsWiseGuy.com
César Hernández2BPhilliesMoneyball
David HessSPOriolesFree Agent
Jason HeywardCF/RFCubsFree Agent
Jordan HicksFree Agent
Greg HollandRPRockiesFree Agent
Adam JonesCFOriolesDodger Blue
Nate JonesRPWhite SoxLas Vegas Giants
Tommy KahnleRPYankeesFree Agent
Brad KellerSPRoyalsFree Agent
Howie Kendrick2B/LFNationalsFree Agent
Scott Kingery2BPhilliesFree Agent
José LeclercRP/SPRangersFree Agent
Brandon LoweFree Agent
Lance LynnSPCardinalsFree Agent
Martín MaldonadoCAngelsFree Agent
Nick MarkakisRFBravesBig Chee
Ketel MarteSSDiamondbacksFree Agent
Starling MarteCF/LFPiratesOld Hoss
Austin MeadowsCFPiratesFree Agent
Andrew MillerRPIndiansPoison Pills
Colin Moran3BAstrosFree Agent
Héctor NerisRPPhilliesPoison Pills
Jake OdorizziSPRaysBig Chee
Adam OttavinoRPRockiesFree Agent
Marcell OzunaCF/LFCardinalsRoto Value
Blake ParkerRPAngelsFree Agent
Gerardo ParraLF/RFRockiesFree Agent
Wily PeraltaSPRoyalsFree Agent
A.J. PollockCFDiamondbacksWith the 5th Pick Truck Selects
Austin RomineCYankeesFree Agent
Rio Ruiz3BBravesFree Agent
Jeff SamardzijaSPGiantsRoto Value
Andrelton SimmonsSSAngelsFree Agent
Juan SotoFree Agent
Ryne StanekRPRaysFree Agent
Christin StewartFree Agent
Kurt SuzukiCBravesFree Agent
Erik SwansonFree Agent
Mike TauchmanLFRockiesFree Agent
Trent ThorntonSPAstrosFree Agent
Mike TroutCFAngelsLas Vegas Giants
Michael WachaSPCardinalsFree Agent
Zack WheelerSPMetsFree Agent
Austen WilliamsFree Agent
Nick WittgrenRPMarlinsFree Agent
Christian YelichCF/LFMarlinsBig Chee
CHICAGO (AP) — Fiercely energetic Tim Anderson spiked his bat to celebrate a home run and Kansas City's Brad Keller responded by drilling him with a fastball, setting off a benches-clearing fracas in the Royals' 4-3, 10-inning victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday.Anderson tossed his bat toward the White Sox dugout following his two-run drive in the fourth inning. Keller hit him in the buttocks with his first pitch leading off the sixth.Anderson, the AL's leading hitter, was restrained by Royals catcher Martin Maldonado but kept jawing with Keller on the way to first base. The dugouts and bullpens emptied, though no punches appeared to be thrown. White Sox manager Rick Renteria and Royals bench coach Dale Sveum shoved each other, and the usually mild-mannered Renteria was particularly animated.There were four ejections — Anderson, Keller, Renteria and Sveum.Hunter Dozier led off the 10th with a tiebreaking homer against Nate Jones (0-1). His drive to left on a 2-0 fastbal... [More]
Wed Apr 1723:35Anderson spikes bat, gets drilled; Royals top Chisox in 10Jesse BiddleSPBravesFree Agent
Archie BradleyRP/SPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Nick BurdiPPiratesFree Agent
Ji-Man Choi1B/LFYankeesFree Agent
Yandy Díaz3B/DHIndiansFree Agent
Josh Donaldson3BBlue JaysWith the 5th Pick Truck Selects
Hunter Dozier3BRoyalsFree Agent
Freddie Freeman1BBravesSportsWiseGuy.com
Greg HollandRPRockiesFree Agent
Adam JonesCFOriolesDodger Blue
Nate JonesRPWhite SoxLas Vegas Giants
Brandon LoweFree Agent
Nick MarkakisRFBravesBig Chee
Ketel MarteSSDiamondbacksFree Agent
Austin MeadowsCFPiratesFree Agent
Andrew MillerRPIndiansPoison Pills
Marcell OzunaCF/LFCardinalsRoto Value
Wily PeraltaSPRoyalsFree Agent
Rio Ruiz3BBravesFree Agent
Ryne StanekRPRaysFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — Fiercely energetic Tim Anderson spiked his bat to celebrate a home run and Kansas City's Brad Keller responded by drilling him with a fastball, setting off a benches-clearing fracas in the Royals' 4-3, 10-inning victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday.Anderson tossed his bat toward the White Sox dugout following his two-run drive in the fourth inning. Keller hit him in the buttocks with his first pitch leading off the sixth.Anderson, the AL's leading hitter, was restrained by Royals catcher Martin Maldonado but kept jawing with Keller on the way to first base. The dugouts and bullpens emptied, though no punches appeared to be thrown. White Sox manager Rick Renteria and Royals bench coach Dale Sveum shoved each other, and the usually mild-mannered Renteria was particularly animated.There were four ejections — Anderson, Keller, Renteria and Sveum.Hunter Dozier led off the 10th with a tiebreaking homer against Nate Jones (0-1). His drive to left on a 2-0 fastbal... [More]
Wed Apr 1721:23A's place Marco Estrada on 10-day IL with lumbar strainChris BassittSPAthleticsFree Agent
Marco EstradaSPBlue JaysDodger Blue
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics placed pitcher Marco Estrada on the 10-day injured list because of a lumbar strain, one day after a second consecutive shaky outing.Estrada allowed seven runs and walked three in 3 1/3 innings in Tuesday night's loss to the Houston Astros. It was the second straight start that Estrada failed to make it past the fourth."He's had some back and hip things kind of in concert giving him a little trouble right now," A's manager Bob Melvin said. "He's had that in the past. We knew that 30-plus starts were probably not going to be realistic, and from time to time that this is something we were going to have to do with him. We knew all that going in."Estrada signed a $4 million, one-year contract with Oakland in the offseason and has been second in Melvin's rotation. The A's are winless in his five starts.Right-hander Chris Bassitt was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas and is expected to take Estrada's place in the rotation.__More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/tag/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Wed Apr 1720:17LEADING OFF: Braves need a closer, Royals-Chisox tempersTim AndersonSSWhite SoxFree Agent
Zach DaviesSPBrewersMoneyball
Brad KellerSPRoyalsFree Agent
Craig KimbrelRPRed SoxMoneyball
A.J. MinterRPBravesFree Agent
Dustin Pedroia2BRed SoxOld Hoss
Julio UríasSPDodgersFree Agent
Arodys VizcaínoRPBravesFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors Thursday:CLOSER NEEDEDThe Braves have a big hole in their bullpen now that closer Arodys Vizcaino will miss the rest of the season after having right shoulder surgery. General manager Alex Anthopoulos has heard fans chanting at SunTrust Park for the team to sign free agent closer Craig Kimbrel and bring him back to Atlanta, and he indicated the Braves are exploring all available options."There's been a ton of turnover from the beginning of camp to where we are today," Anthopoulos said. "I think it goes without saying we're going to look to do what we can both internally and externally."The NL East champion Braves have recently used A.J. Minter as their closer, but he's struggled.DISCIPLINE DAY?Major League Baseball will certainly review at the bench-clearing fray that erupted after Kansas City's Brad Keller drilled Tim Anderson with a fastball on Wednesday. In his previous at-bat, the energetic White Sox shortstop had spiked his bat to celeb... [More]
Wed Apr 1720:03Reds' Joey Votto pops out to first for 1st time in careerPedro BáezRPDodgersFree Agent
Cody Bellinger1B/LFDodgersFree Agent
Joey Votto1BRedsMoneyball
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A remarkable baseball streak ended Wednesday when Joey Votto innocuously popped out to first base.The slugger somehow had made 6,827 plate appearances over 13 seasons with the Reds without ever popping out to first. He finally did it in Cincinnati's 3-2 loss at Dodger Stadium, fouling out to Cody Bellinger to end the eighth.Votto had played 1,591 games in a career that began in late 2007 without ever popping up to first.The six-time All-Star first baseman is a career .310 hitter, always showing strong plate discipline and rarely wasting at-bats. Votto had popped up only 88 previous times in his career, including only seven popups from 2010-18.Dodgers reliever Pedro Baez induced the popup on a belt-high 3-1 outside changeup.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Wed Apr 1719:27Anderson spikes bat, gets drilled; Royals top Chisox in 10Tim AndersonSSWhite SoxFree Agent
Jake ArrietaSPCubsDodger Blue
Keon BroxtonCFBrewersFree Agent
Walker BuehlerSPDodgersFree Agent
Corbin BurnesFree Agent
Matt Carpenter1B/2B/3BCardinalsRoto Value
Hunter Dozier3BRoyalsFree Agent
César Hernández2BPhilliesMoneyball
Jordan HicksFree Agent
Nate JonesRPWhite SoxLas Vegas Giants
Brad KellerSPRoyalsFree Agent
Scott Kingery2BPhilliesFree Agent
Martín MaldonadoCAngelsFree Agent
Andrew MillerRPIndiansPoison Pills
Héctor NerisRPPhilliesPoison Pills
Marcell OzunaCF/LFCardinalsRoto Value
Wily PeraltaSPRoyalsFree Agent
A.J. PollockCFDiamondbacksWith the 5th Pick Truck Selects
Michael WachaSPCardinalsFree Agent
Zack WheelerSPMetsFree Agent
Christian YelichCF/LFMarlinsBig Chee
CHICAGO (AP) — Fiercely energetic Tim Anderson spiked his bat to celebrate a home run and Kansas City's Brad Keller responded by drilling him with a fastball, setting off a benches-clearing fracas in the Royals' 4-3, 10-inning victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday.Anderson tossed his bat toward the White Sox dugout following his two-run drive in the fourth inning. Keller hit him in the buttocks with his first pitch leading off the sixth.Anderson, the AL's leading hitter, was restrained by Royals catcher Martin Maldonado but kept jawing with Keller on the way to first base. The dugouts and bullpens emptied, though no punches appeared to be thrown. White Sox manager Rick Renteria and Royals bench coach Dale Sveum shoved each other, and the usually mild-mannered Renteria was particularly animated.There were four ejections — Anderson, Keller, Renteria and Sveum.Hunter Dozier led off the 10th with a tiebreaking homer against Nate Jones (0-1). His drive to left on a 2-0 fastbal... [More]
Wed Apr 1719:15Severino says he hurt lat muscle March 5, not during rehabLuis SeverinoSPYankeesFree Agent
Giancarlo StantonRFYankeesWith the 5th Pick Truck Selects
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees ace Luis Severino says he hurt his lat muscle warming up before his first scheduled spring training start March 5, though New York's medical staff did not diagnose the injury until April.When Severino first got hurt, the Yankees said the injury was right shoulder inflammation. After Severino threw on flat ground April 6 and felt like he had not progressed, the Yankees sent him for additional tests and announced the injury to the latissimus dorsi muscle in his back April 9.General manager Brian Cashman said last week he didn't know "how a lat strain during his rehab process could have occurred." Severino maintains the issue predated the rehab."I know something was going on," Severino said Wednesday.New York's updated timetable from last week estimated Severino could resume throwing around May 21.Catcher Gary Sánchez hopes to play in Sunday's homestand finale against Kansas City, the first day he is eligible to be activated from the injured list. Sánchez, recovering from a strained left calf, ran Wednesday for the second straight day and intends to resume outdoor batting practice Thursday.Giancarlo Stanton, who hasn't played since March 31 because of a strained left biceps, started hitting off a machine Tuesday. Manager Aaron Boone said it is too soon to determine whether Stanton can return during the West Coast trip that starts Monday.New York has 12 players on the injured list.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Wed Apr 1717:38Royals hit Anderson after ChiSox SS flips bat; benches clearTim AndersonSSWhite SoxFree Agent
Brad KellerSPRoyalsFree Agent
Martín MaldonadoCAngelsFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — White Sox youngster Tim Anderson was drilled by a fastball two innings after emphatically spiking his bat to celebrate a home run, sparking a benches-clearing fracas with the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday.Anderson chucked his bat toward Chicago's dugout while admiring his two-run shot off Brad Keller in the fourth. Keller plunked Anderson in the backside with his first pitch leading off the sixth.Anderson was quickly restrained by Kansas City catcher Martin Maldonado but jawed with Keller on his way to first base. The dugouts and bullpens emptied, though no punches appeared to be thrown. White Sox manager Rick Renteria and Royals bench coach Dale Sveum shoved each other, and the usually mild-mannered Renteria was particularly animated.Anderson, Keller, Renteria and Sveum were ejected.The White Sox and Royals also had a benches-clearing incident following one of Anderson's homers last April.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Wed Apr 1703:15LEADING OFF: Cards decked by Yelich, Snell hurts toe at homeWalker BuehlerSPDodgersFree Agent
Nathan EovaldiSPRaysFree Agent
Sonny GraySPYankeesFree Agent
J.A. HappSPBlue JaysOld Hoss
Matt HarveySPMetsBig Chee
Daniel Palka1BWhite SoxFree Agent
James PaxtonSPMarinersFree Agent
Yasiel PuigRFDodgersFree Agent
Luke Voit1B/PHCardinalsFree Agent
Michael WachaSPCardinalsFree Agent
Christian YelichCF/LFMarlinsBig Chee
A look at what's happening around the majors today:DECKED!Michael Wacha and the Cardinals will try to figure out a way to finally get Christian Yelich out. The reigning NL MVP has eight homers against St. Louis already this season, including three on Monday and a three-run shot Tuesday. Yelich is the first player to homer in six consecutive games versus the Cardinals. "It's almost like he's psychic," St. Louis manager Mike Shildt said this week. Heading into the series finale, the Brewers have won nine of their last 10 against the Cardinals, including four in a row. Wacha allowed three homers over 3 2/3 innings in his last start but is 5-0 in 12 career games against Milwaukee. Yelich has 14 homers in 22 games vs. St. Louis since joining the Brewers last season — 12 of them in 16 meetings at Miller Park.MISHAP AT HOMEBlake Snell, the 2018 AL Cy Young Award winner, thinks he might miss just one start after breaking a toe on his right foot at home Sunday night. Tampa Bay's ace left-hand... [More]
Wed Apr 1700:15LEADING OFF: Cards decked by Yelich, Snell hurts toe at homeWalker BuehlerSPDodgersFree Agent
Nathan EovaldiSPRaysFree Agent
Sonny GraySPYankeesFree Agent
J.A. HappSPBlue JaysOld Hoss
Matt HarveySPMetsBig Chee
Daniel Palka1BWhite SoxFree Agent
James PaxtonSPMarinersFree Agent
Yasiel PuigRFDodgersFree Agent
Luke Voit1B/PHCardinalsFree Agent
Michael WachaSPCardinalsFree Agent
Christian YelichCF/LFMarlinsBig Chee
A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday:DECKED!Michael Wacha and the Cardinals will try to figure out a way to finally get Christian Yelich out. The reigning NL MVP has eight homers against St. Louis already this season, including three on Monday and a three-run shot Tuesday. Yelich is the first player to homer in six consecutive games versus the Cardinals. "It's almost like he's psychic," St. Louis manager Mike Shildt said this week. Heading into the series finale, the Brewers have won nine of their last 10 against the Cardinals, including four in a row. Wacha allowed three homers over 3 2/3 innings in his last start but is 5-0 in 12 career games against Milwaukee. Yelich has 14 homers in 22 games vs. St. Louis since joining the Brewers last season — 12 of them in 16 meetings at Miller Park.MISHAP AT HOMEBlake Snell, the 2018 AL Cy Young Award winner, thinks he might miss just one start after breaking a toe on his right foot at home Sunday night. Tampa Bay's ace left-... [More]
Tue Apr 1621:55Angels' Ohtani set to face live pitching instead of rehabShohei OhtaniDH/SPAngelsFree Agent
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Shohei Ohtani will not go on a rehab assignment before making his season debut with the Los Angeles Angels.General manager Billy Eppler said Tuesday that Ohtani will instead face pitchers in simulated games. The two-way player and last year's AL Rookie of the Year, who will not pitch this season while recovering from Tommy John surgery, is set to start facing live pitching next week in Southern California.Ohtani, not expected to come off the injured list before May, started hitting fastballs off a pitching machine at Angels Stadium last week.Eppler said the Angels are taking a similar approach to what they did last year when Ohtani was cleared to hit following a three-week break caused by elbow ligament damage.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/tag/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue Apr 1620:23Braves call up RHP Carle to replace injured LHP VentersShane CarleSPRockiesFree Agent
ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves have recalled right-hander Shane Carle from Triple-A Gwinnett after placing reliever Jonny Venters on the 10-day injured list with a right calf strain.Carle began the season in Atlanta but was sent down April 5 after allowing five earned runs in 3 2-3 innings over three appearances out of the bullpen. He did not give up a run in four innings with the International League team.Venters is off to a rough start this season. The left-hander has surrendered six earned runs in 2 2-3 innings for a 20.25 ERA. In six games, he gave up six hits, two homers and five walks.The Braves announced the move before Tuesday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.___For more AP baseball coverage: https://apnews.com/apf-Baseball and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue Apr 1618:45MLB investigating racist messages sent to Cubs' Carl EdwardsCarl Edwards Jr.RPCubsFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — Major League Baseball is investigating racist messages sent to Chicago Cubs reliever Carl Edwards Jr. on Instagram this month.Edwards was optioned to Triple-A Iowa after he had trouble with his motion and got off to a tough start this season. Lee Long, Edwards' agent, said the messages came from a couple different people."I've known CJ for a long time and while he has mentioned being upset at social-media attacks in the past, the recent incidents are completely beyond normal fan frustration," Long said Tuesday in a statement. "No player should be expected to bear such personal attacks especially based on the color of their skin."Theo Epstein, the president of baseball operations for the Cubs, condemned the content of the messages and said the club supports MLB's investigation, which was first reported by The Athletic."In a sport that celebrates diversity and unites people from all backgrounds, we are appalled anyone claiming to be a fan would send divisive and bigoted ... [More]
Tue Apr 1617:45Yankees add Bird to injured list, back to 12 on the shelfMike Ford1BMarinersFree Agent
Didi GregoriusSSYankeesSportsWiseGuy.com
Aaron HicksCF/LF/RFYankeesFree Agent
Giancarlo StantonRFYankeesWith the 5th Pick Truck Selects
Troy TulowitzkiSSBlue JaysLas Vegas Giants
Luke Voit1B/PHCardinalsFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest addition to the Yankees' injured list is all too familiar with life on the shelf.First baseman Greg Bird went on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with a left plantar fascia tear, giving New York a dozen players on the IL less than three weeks into the season.The Yankees announced the move before the opener of a two-game series with the Boston Red Sox. Bird will be in a boot for 10 to 14 days before being re-evaluated, and manager Aaron Boone expects the left-handed hitter will miss at least a month. Breakout slugger Luke Voit will get most of the reps at first base in the meantime.It's the fourth straight year Bird has been injured early in the season, including when he missed all of 2016 following right shoulder surgery. He has never played more than 82 games in a year, missing much of the past two seasons due to issues with his right ankle.Boone isn't certain when this injury occurred. Bird sought treatment before Saturday's 4-0 victory over the White Sox,... [More]
Tue Apr 1616:35Rays put Cy Young winner Snell on IL with fractured toeEmilio PagánP/RPAthleticsFree Agent
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have placed ace left-hander Blake Snell on the 10-day injured list after he broke a toe on his right foot while he was at home Sunday night.The 26-year-old Snell got hurt when he got out of the shower and then attempted to move a large granite item. The reigning AL Cy Young Award winner says it was a "really dumb" move.Snell says "It's like a three-piece set and this pole that comes up like 2 1/2, 3 feet. Went to move it, I lifted it up and it wasn't glued to the pole and the pole came crushing down."Snell is 2-1 with a 2.16 ERA in four starts this season. He is eligible to return on April 24 and thinks he might miss just one start.Tampa Bay also promoted right-hander Emilio Pagan from Triple-A Durham before Tuesday night's game against Baltimore.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue Apr 1615:23MLB investigating racist messages sent to Cubs' Carl EdwardsCarl Edwards Jr.RPCubsFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — Major League Baseball is investigating racist messages sent to Chicago Cubs reliever Carl Edwards Jr. on Instagram this month.Edwards was optioned to Triple-A Iowa after he had trouble with his motion and got off to a tough start this season. Lee Long, Edwards' agent, said the messages came from a couple different people."I've known CJ for a long time and while he has mentioned being upset at social-media attacks in the past, the recent incidents are completely beyond normal fan frustration," Long said Tuesday in a statement. "No player should be expected to bear such personal attacks especially based on the color of their skin."Theo Epstein, the president of baseball operations for the Cubs, condemned the content of the messages and said the club supports Major League Baseball's investigation, which was first reported by The Athletic."In a sport that celebrates diversity and unites people from all backgrounds, we are appalled anyone claiming to be a fan would send div... [More]
Tue Apr 1614:53Red Sox cut C Swihart, recall León from Triple-ABlake SwihartCRed SoxFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have designated former top prospect Blake Swihart for assignment, shaking up their situation at catcher.The team announced the move before the opener of a two-game series against the New York Yankees. Catcher Sandy León has been promoted from Triple-A Pawtucket to back up Christian Vázquez, and right-hander Erasmo Ramirez also was brought up Tuesday.The 27-year-old Swihart was a first-round pick by Boston in 2011 and quickly became one of the club's most promising young players. The switch hitter hasn't delivered at the plate, batting .255 with nine homers and a .679 OPS in 203 games, and he's a less reliable defender than León and Vázquez.The Red Sox would have to place Swihart on waivers before re-assigning him to the minor leagues.León caught 87 games for the World Series champions last year. He's a favorite among the team's pitchers for his defense and game calling, but still was sent to Triple-A to open the season.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue Apr 1614:33MLB investigating racist messages sent to Cubs' Carl EdwardsCarl Edwards Jr.RPCubsFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — Major League Baseball is investigating racist messages sent to Chicago Cubs reliever Carl Edwards Jr. on Instagram this month.Theo Epstein, the president of baseball operations for the Cubs, calls the language "reprehensible" and says it "cannot be tolerated in our game or society."Lee Long, Edwards' agent, says the racist messages came from a couple different people. He says no player "should be expected to bear such personal attacks especially based on the color of their skin." Edwards is African American.The Athletic first reported the investigation.Edwards was optioned to Triple-A Iowa after he had trouble with his motion and got off to a tough start this season. The 27-year-old right-hander went 3-2 with a career-low 2.60 ERA in 58 games last year.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
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