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Fri Jun 2218:59Servais: Who was that mustachioed man?Ichiro SuzukiRFMarinersFree Agent
BOSTON (AP) — Seattle manager Scott Servais kept up the ruse on Friday night, denying that he saw Ichiro Suzuki in disguise in the Mariners dugout at Yankee Stadium.And he mostly kept a straight face as he said it.In a performance almost as transparent as the fake mustache and hoodie the former outfielder wore when he crashed the team's bench, Servais said before Friday night's game against the Red Sox, "I've got to keep a closer eye on my dugout.""Mustaches? I don't know anybody that's got a mustache," Servais told chuckling reporters at Fenway Park a day after Suzuki was caught by an Associated Press photographer where he wasn't supposed to be. "I don't know who that is, but will definitely keep an eye out today."Suzuki, who is now in the Mariners front office, stretched with the team on Friday night and took batting practice before the series opener against the Red Sox. According to Major League Baseball rules, he isn't allowed to be in the dugout during games.The 44-year-old outf... [More]
Fri Jun 2218:59Blue Jays closer Osuna suspended through Aug 4 by MLBRoberto OsunaRPBlue JaysDark Angel
NEW YORK (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna has agreed to a suspension through Aug. 4 under baseball's domestic violence policy, discipline that will cause him to miss about half of the season.Osuna has not pitched since May 6, two days before he was put on administrative leave when he was charged with one count of assault in Toronto.Major League Baseball said Friday the suspension is retroactive to May 8 and covers 75 games. Osuna will wind up missing 89 days, which would cost him about $2.54 million of his $5.3 million salary.Osuna will participate in a confidential and comprehensive evaluation and treatment program supervised by the joint policy board of MLB and the players' association.The 23-year-old Osuna is 0-0 with nine saves and a 2.93 ERA in 15 games this season. The righty was an All-Star last year, when he went 3-4 with 39 saves and a 3.38 ERA.___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball
Fri Jun 2217:59Gardner back in Yankees lineup after missing 5 gamesJacoby EllsburyCFYankeesTeam Joker
Brett GardnerCF/LFYankeesThe Empire
Aaron JudgeRFYankeesBallbusters
Giancarlo StantonDH/LFYankeesDoubleHeader
Masahiro TanakaSPYankeesObi-Wan
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Brett Gardner is back in the New York Yankees' lineup after missing five games because of soreness in his right knee.The left fielder was the leadoff hitter for Friday night's game at Tampa Bay."He's been anxious to get back the last couple of days," Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. "Kind of our igniter, our heartbeat to a degree."The Yankees also got good news regarding right-hander Masahiro Tanaka, who went on the 10-day disabled list June 9 with a strain in both his right and left hamstrings.Tanaka did long toss and threw at 60 feet on level ground Friday, and is set for his first bullpen session Sunday. If things go well, Tanaka would have another mound session Tuesday at the Yankees' spring training complex in Tampa and take part in a simulated game later in the week."Another step along the way," Boone said. "He's progressing well."Gardner entered Friday hitting .258 with five homers, 21 RBIs and 42 runs scored in 59 games.Giancarlo Stanton started i... [More]
Fri Jun 2215:39Athletics activate Joyce, option Smolinski to Triple-ADanny CoulombeRPAthleticsFree Agent
Matt JoyceLF/PHAthleticsObi-Wan
Jake SmolinskiCFAthleticsFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have activated outfielder Matt Joyce from the 10-day disabled list and optioned outfielder Jake Smolinski to Triple-A Nashville.Sidelined since June 2 because of a strained lower back, Joyce was not in the lineup for the first game of Friday's doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox. But manager Bob Melvin was planning to have him play in the nightcap.An All-Star with Tampa Bay in 2011, Joyce was batting just .196 through his first 55 games. He hit .243 with 25 homers and 68 RBIs last season, his first with Oakland.Smolinski was batting .128 in 19 games. The Athletics were planning to call up lefty reliever Daniel Coulombe for the second game as the 26th man.___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball
Fri Jun 2215:19White Sox activate OF Avisail Garcia from DLTrayce ThompsonCF/RFWhite SoxFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — White Sox right fielder Avisail Garcia was activated from the 10-day disabled list Friday after missing two months because of a strained right hamstring.Garcia was in the lineup for Game 1 of Chicago's doubleheader against the Oakland Athletics — his first appearance since April 23. He was off to a slow start with a .233 average and four RBIs in 18 games after hitting .330 and driving in 80 runs last year while making his first All-Star team.Garcia also hurt his right knee taking a swing while he was on the DL, prior to going on a rehab assignment. But now that he is healthy, he hopes to get on a roll."My knee is good," he said. "My hamstring is good. I have no pain in my body right now. I feel great, great and focused and trying to compete every single day."Manager Rick Renteria said he had no hesitation starting Avisail Garcia and returning utility player Leury Garcia in the opener of the doubleheader despite the soggy conditions. He said neither player would start Game 2, though they would be available off the bench.Renteria also said there would be no limitations on them after Friday. Leury Garcia was starting in left field in his first appearance since May 23.The White Sox also optioned infielder Jose Rondon to Triple-A Charlotte, and designated outfielder Trayce Thompson for assignment on Friday.___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball
Fri Jun 2214:49Gardner back in Yankees lineup after missing 5 gamesBrett GardnerCF/LFYankeesThe Empire
Aaron JudgeRFYankeesBallbusters
Giancarlo StantonDH/LFYankeesDoubleHeader
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Brett Gardner is back in the New York Yankees lineup after missing five games with right knee soreness.The left fielder was the leadoff hitter in the posted lineup in the press box for Friday night's game at Tampa Bay.Gardner entered Friday hitting .258 with five homers, 21 RBIs and 42 runs scored in 59 games.Giancarlo Stanton was slated to start in right field with Aaron Judge as the designated hitter.___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball
Fri Jun 2213:49Orioles find their disappointing season 'mind-boggling'Tim Beckham3BOriolesTeam Joker
Zach BrittonRPOriolesTeam Erik
Andrew CashnerSPOriolesBallbusters
Alex CobbSPOriolesTeam Erik
Adam JonesCFOriolesTeam Joker
Caleb JosephCOriolesFree Agent
Manny MachadoSSOriolesDark Angel
Trey Mancini1B/LFOriolesTeam Sapinski
Colby RasmusLFOriolesTeam Erik
Jonathan Schoop2BOriolesTeam Lorin
Mark TrumboDHOriolesTeam Joker
BALTIMORE (AP) — As they stagger toward the midpoint of their miserable 2018 baseball season, the Orioles own the worst record in the majors and are on pace to lose 100 games for only the third time since their move to Baltimore in 1954.Worst of all, they never saw it coming.After giving free agent Alex Cobb a four-year, $57 million contract and signing veteran right-hander Andrew Cashner, the Orioles figured they had a solid starting rotation to go with a power-laden lineup — a formula designed to produce the team's fourth postseason berth in seven years under manager Buck Showalter."We had really high hopes, as most teams do, especially in spring training," slugger Mark Trumbo said. "Our offense was really firing, and we had both Cashner and Cobb coming into the fold to go with a similar group of guys from the last couple years."Nothing has gone according to plan. Entering Friday night's game in Atlanta, the Orioles were 21-52 (10-29 on the road) and a whopping 29 ½ games behind... [More]
Fri Jun 2213:09White Sox activate OF Avisail Garcia from DLTrayce ThompsonCF/RFWhite SoxFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have activated right fielder Avisail Garcia from the 10-day disabled list.Garcia was in the lineup for Game 1 of a doubleheader Friday against the Oakland Athletics after being sidelined since April 23 because of a strained right hamstring. He was batting .233 with four RBIs in 18 games after hitting .330 and driving in 80 runs a year ago.The White Sox also activated utility player Leury Garcia (sprained left knee), optioned infielder Jose Rondon to Triple-A Charlotte, and designated outfielder Trayce Thompson for assignment.___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball
Fri Jun 2212:49FANTASY PLAYS: Players to pick up, stream this week in MLBJon JayCF/LF/RFDiamondbacksTeam Sapinski
Kevin KiermaierCFRaysDoubleHeader
PLAYERS TO PICK UPDOMINGO GERMAN, SP, New York Yankees (41 percent owned in Yahoo) - It's looking like the Yankees have found something in German. The surface stats (4.77 ERA) don't pop out, but his underlying numbers show he's performing better than the stats. He's generating a lot of swing-and-misses, and he has a great offense backing him up.FREDDY PERALTA, SP, Milwaukee Brewers (25 percent) - Peralta got the call earlier this week, and he looks to remain in the Milwaukee rotation for the foreseeable future as the group lacks talent. He relies on his fastball a lot, so he's going to have to start mixing in some secondary pitches to continue his success. He should be considered a SP5.SHELBY MILLER, SP, Arizona Diamondbacks (6 percent) - Miller is coming off Tommy John surgery right into a two-start week. He's a risky play next week, but he's worth the stash to see if he can put it together in the pitcher-friendly environment as a backend starter.KEVIN KIERMAIER, OF, Tampa Bay Rays (2... [More]
Fri Jun 2209:29This Date In BaseballTim AndersonSSWhite SoxBallbusters
Matt HarveySPRedsFree Agent
David Wright3BMetsFree Agent
June 231917 — In baseball's greatest relief effort, Ernie Shore of the Boston Red Sox came in for Babe Ruth with nobody out and a man on first. The base runner was cut down stealing and Shore retired all 26 batters he faced to gain a 4-0 victory over Washington. Ruth walked Eddie Foster to open the game and was ejected after arguing with umpire Brick Owens.1950 — Hoot Evers' winning home run in the ninth inning gave the Detroit Tigers a 10-9 victory over the New York Yankees as the teams combined for 11 home runs, a major league record. The Yankees hit six and the Tigers five.1963 — Jimmie Piersall, playing for the Mets in New York, hit his 100th career home run and celebrated by running around the bases backward.1971 — Rick Wise of the Philadelphia Phillies pitched a no-hitter against the Cincinnati Reds and hit two homers. Wise became the first pitcher to hit two homers while throwing a no-hitter.1973 — Pitcher Ken Brett of the Philadelphia Phillies hit a home run in the fo... [More]
Fri Jun 2202:19LEADING OFF: Herrera on home run roll, Trout a DHJake ArrietaSPPhilliesFree Agent
James ShieldsSPWhite SoxBuchanalia
A look at what's happening around the majors today:PACKING A PUNCHOdubel Herrera tries to homer in his fifth straight game when the Phillies begin a three-game series at Washington. "What he's doing is special," Philadelphia manager Gabe Kapler said. "It's elite." Herrera is batting .419 (13 for 31) with two doubles, five homers and eight RBIs in the last seven games. Seven of his 12 homers have given the Phillies a lead. "He's a different breed," pitcher Jake Arrieta said. "When he gets hot, he's fun to watch."ONE-DIMENSIONAL PLAYERA sprained right index finger is expected to keep Angels star Mike Trout from playing the outfield during a four-game series against Toronto. Trout, who has reached base in 31 of 47 plate appearances over his last nine games, was the designated hitter Thursday night during an 8-5 victory over the Blue Jays. The two-time MVP went 0 for 2 with three walks in his 1,000th career game, ending his hitting streak at eight games. Los Angeles manager Mike Scioscia s... [More]
Thu Jun 2122:39Ichi-who? Suzuki sits on M's bench in fake mustache disguiseIchiro SuzukiRFMarinersFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Just who was that guy sitting on the Seattle Mariners bench, the odd fellow with the bushy mustache, shades and a hoodie?Wait a second — it was Ichiro!Now a team executive, Ichiro Suzuki donned a Bobby Valentine-style disguise and sneaked into the Seattle dugout Thursday to watch a bit of the action at Yankee Stadium.Exactly as he hinted, in fact."He was perfect. I never would have known it was him," Valentine texted to The Associated Press.Officially, Suzuki isn't allowed to be in the dugout during games under Major League Baseball rules. The 44-year-old outfielder with 3,089 career hits came off the Seattle roster in early May and moved into the team's front office as a special assistant to the chairman.Suzuki has been taking part in pregame drills and batting practice in a role similar to a coach. But he's required to leave the bench when games begin, and that's when he takes his place in the clubhouse — usually, anyway.This time, in a ballpark where he played ... [More]
Thu Jun 2121:39Ichi-who? Suzuki sits on M's bench in fake mustache disguiseIchiro SuzukiRFMarinersFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Just who was that guy sitting on the Seattle Mariners bench, the odd fellow with the bushy mustache, shades and a hoodie?Wait a second — it was Ichiro!Now a team executive, Ichiro Suzuki donned a Bobby Valentine-style disguise and sneaked into the Seattle dugout Thursday to watch a bit of the action at Yankee Stadium.Exactly as he hinted, in fact.Officially, Suzuki isn't allowed to be in the dugout during games under Major League Baseball rules. The 44-year-old outfielder with 3,089 career hits came off the Seattle roster in early May and moved into the team's front office as a special assistant to the chairman.Suzuki has been taking part in pregame drills and batting practice in a role similar to a coach. But he's required to leave the bench when games begin, and that's when he takes his place in the clubhouse — usually, anyway.This time, in a ballpark where he played for parts of three seasons, Suzuki got a much closer look.Associated Press photographer Bill Kos... [More]
Thu Jun 2120:09Trout limited to DH with finger sprain as Angels host JaysJohn LambSPAngelsFree Agent
Tyler SkaggsSPAngelsThe Empire
Mike TroutCFAngelsBuchanalia
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout will be the Los Angeles Angels' designated hitter for his 1,000th career game Thursday night because of a sprained right index finger.The Angels don't expect to use Trout in the outfield during this four-game set against Toronto, but manager Mike Scioscia says the injury is not serious. Scioscia says it will not hinder Trout's ability to grip or swing the bat.Trout is batting .448 with five home runs and 12 RBIs in June. During an eight-game hitting streak, Trout is 16 for 23 (.696).Tyler Skaggs was scratched from his scheduled start Thursday because of tightness in his right hamstring. Left-hander John Lamb (0-0, 3.60 ERA) will take his place.With 13 players already on the disabled list, including nine pitchers, Scioscia said the team wanted to be cautious with Skaggs. Scioscia says there was a chance Skaggs could start Sunday, "but he has to pitch, obviously, with no restrictions."___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball
Thu Jun 2116:59MLB grows relationship with NCAA with Royals-Tigers in OmahaAlex GordonLFRoyalsDark Angel
James McCannCTigersTeam Sapinski
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Major League Baseball will come to Omaha for a day next year as part of an initiative to take the product to new places, commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday.As part of the buildup for the 2019 College World Series, the Detroit Tigers will play a regular-season game against the Kansas City Royals at TD Ameritrade Park on June 13. The CWS starts two days later."The College World Series in and of itself is a great event with a great tradition," Manfred said at a news conference. "We hope by playing here we bring even more attention to this game and help strengthen our relationship with the NCAA and college baseball as a whole."Manfred said there's no commitment to play a regular-season game in Omaha beyond next year, but that possibility exists.MLB has played regular-season games in Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico and also at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and in Williamsport, Pennsylvania in conjunction with the Little League World Series."Each of these events has helped f... [More]
Thu Jun 2116:49Yankees finish off sweep of Mariners with 4-3 victoryMiguel Andujar3BYankeesBuchanalia
Dellin BetancesRPYankeesDoubleHeader
Mookie BettsRFRed SoxObi-Wan
Xander BogaertsSSRed SoxThe Empire
Aroldis ChapmanRPYankeesDoubleHeader
Ben GamelLFMarinersTeam Erik
Kyle GibsonSPTwinsDoubleHeader
Dee Gordon2B/CFMarinersTeam Erik
Aaron JudgeRFYankeesBallbusters
Logan Morrison1B/DHTwinsTeam Joker
James PaxtonSPMarinersTeam Erik
Rick PorcelloSPRed SoxBuchanalia
David RobertsonRPYankeesThe Empire
Kyle Seager3BMarinersBallbusters
Luis SeverinoSPYankeesDark Angel
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge and Miguel Andujar hit two-run homers off James Paxton in the first inning that sent the New York Yankees over the Seattle Mariners 4-3 Thursday for a three-game sweep.Luis Severino and the Yankees boosted the best record in the majors to 50-22. They've won four in a row and 17 of 21. Seattle has lost a season-high four straight.Severino (11-2) wasn't at his best. He gave up Kyle Seager's two-run homer in the second and permitted eight hits overall, matching a season most. He was pulled with two outs in the sixth after Ben Gamel's RBI single cut Seattle's deficit to one run.David Robertson and Dellin Betances protected the lead, and Aroldis Chapman struck out Dee Gordon on three pitches with a runner on second for his 22nd save in 23 chances.Paxton (6-2) had been 5-0 in 10 starts since April, including a no-hitter at Toronto. He went five innings and threw 107 pitches, the same total as Severino.RED SOX 9, TWINS 2MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rick Porcello allowed ... [More]
Thu Jun 2116:19Mariners place RHPs Nicasio and Altavillla on DLDan AltavillaRPMarinersFree Agent
Mike MorinRPMarinersFree Agent
Juan NicasioRPMarinersFree Agent
Dan Vogelbach1BMarinersFree Agent
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have placed right-handers Juan Nicasio and Dan Altavilla on the 10-day disabled list, recalled infielder Daniel Vogelbach, and purchased the contract of right-hander Mike Morin from Triple-A Tacoma.Nicasio has swelling in his right knee, while Altavilla is sidelined by a right elbow UCL sprain.Mariners manager Scott Servais says Thursday he hates "to lose either one of those guys, but we've got to get them healthy, get them right."Nicasio gave up four earned runs without getting an out June 6 at Houston after not allowing a run in his previous eight games.Altavilla, 3-2 with 2.61 ERA over 22 appearances, was previously on the DL May 1-12 with right AC joint inflammation. He will be examined by team doctors in Seattle.Morin went 2-1 with three saves and a 3.24 ERA in 20 games for Tacoma.Vogelbach, in his third stint with the Mariners this season, hit .200 with two homers and five RBIs and in 22 earlier games.___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball
Thu Jun 2114:19White Sox-A's game postponed; twinbill set for FridayChris BassittSPAthleticsFree Agent
Lucas GiolitoSPWhite SoxTeam Sapinski
Sean ManaeaSPAthleticsDoubleHeader
James ShieldsSPWhite SoxBuchanalia
CHICAGO (AP) — Thursday night's game between the Oakland Athletics and the Chicago White Sox has been postponed because of rain.The postponement is the 40th in the major leagues this season, one more than last year and the most in at least the past six years.The game will be made up on Friday as part of a straight doubleheader beginning at 3:10 p.m. CDT. The second game will start at 7:10 p.m., the time for Friday's regularly scheduled game, or 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first game.The White Sox announced right-hander James Shields (2-8, 4.63 ERA) will start the first game on Friday, with righty Lucas Giolito (4-7, 7.19) following in the nightcap. Chicago has lost seven straight to match a season high and is a season-low 25 games under .500.Oakland will send left-hander Sean Manaea (6-6, 3.56) to the mound in the opener and start righty Chris Bassitt in (0-2, 2.45) in Game 2.The Athletics are scheduled to play four games this weekend during their only visit to Chicago this season.___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball
Thu Jun 2113:39White Sox-A's game postponed; twinbill set for FridayChris BassittSPAthleticsFree Agent
Lucas GiolitoSPWhite SoxTeam Sapinski
James ShieldsSPWhite SoxBuchanalia
CHICAGO (AP) — Thursday night's game between the Oakland Athletics and the Chicago White Sox has been postponed because of rain.The postponement is the 40th in the major leagues this season, one more than last year and the most in at least the past six years.The game will be made up on Friday as part of a straight doubleheader beginning at 3:10 p.m. CDT. The second game will start at 7:10 p.m., the time for Friday's regularly scheduled game, or 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first game.The White Sox announced right-hander James Shields (2-8, 4.63 ERA) will start the first game on Friday, with righty Lucas Giolito (4-7, 7.19) following in the nightcap. Chicago has lost seven straight to match a season high and is a season-low 25 games under .500.Oakland hadn't yet named starters for the doubleheader, but right-hander Chris Bassitt (0-2, 2.45) had been scheduled to start Thursday night.The Athletics are scheduled to play four games this weekend during their only visit to Chicago this season.___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball
Wed Jun 2023:01Mariners joke Ichiro should be in Home Run DerbyIchiro SuzukiRFMarinersFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Now that he's no longer an active player, maybe Ichiro Suzuki wants to start swinging for the fences.How about at next month's Home Run Derby during All-Star festivities in Washington?What began as light-hearted banter among Seattle Mariners coaches grew into something that caused a stir in the clubhouse before Wednesday night's game against the New York Yankees."He's got power and he's been launching balls into the seats," Mariners manager Scott Servais said. "A couple of coaches said the other day, 'You know, no one wants to do this Home Run Derby. Why don't we just send Ichiro? He'd be awesome.'"The idea gained momentum when Servais mentioned it on a radio show Wednesday, and suddenly a new Twitter hashtag was born — #IchiForDC.Not officially retired but unlikely to appear in another major league game, the Japanese-born Suzuki shifted to a new role with Seattle as special assistant to the chairman in early May after batting .205 in 15 games this season. The 44-ye... [More]
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