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Sat Jun 1520:11Cubs' Kyle Hendricks goes on IL with shoulder inflammationKyle HendricksSPCubsFree Agent
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Cubs have placed starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks on the 10-day injured list with right shoulder inflammation.The move Saturday comes a day after one of the right-hander's worst outings of the season. He allowed five runs in 4 1/3 innings of a 5-3 loss to the Dodgers.Manager Joe Maddon says Hendricks had his usual velocity but his command was off, likely because the ball was cutting at the end of his pitches.Hendricks entered Friday's game with a 6-0 record and 1.99 ERA in his previous eight starts.He leads the Cubs in innings pitched and has a 3.36 ERA and staff-leading 4.69 strikeout-to-walk ratio.Maddon says any decisions about the rotation would be made later.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Sat Jun 1520:11Rockies option INF Rodgers to Triple-A, recall RHP TinocoBrendan RodgersFree Agent
Jesus TinocoSPRockiesFree Agent
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies have recalled right-handed pitcher Jesus Tinoco from Triple-A Albuquerque and have optioned infielder Brendan Rodgers to the Isotopes.Rodgers was the organization's top prospect when he was recalled May 17. He made his major league debut that night against Philadelphia, and he got his first hit against the Phillies the next day. He had a three-hit game against Pittsburgh on May 22.Rodgers, 22, batted .246 in 35 games and struck out 22 times in 70 plate appearances. He is hitting just .161 in 10 games in June.This is the second call-up for Tinoco and it comes a day after the Rockies depleted their bullpen in a 12-inning loss to San Diego. Colorado blew a six-run lead in the ninth and used eight relievers in the game, which took 5 hours, 4 minutes to play.Tinoco tossed one scoreless inning against Toronto in his major league debut on June 2. It was his only appearance before being optioned to Triple-A.
Sat Jun 1518:31Mets shuffle leaky bullpen, sign 1st-round draft pickChris FlexenSPMetsFree Agent
Tim PetersonRPMetsFree Agent
Héctor SantiagoSPWhite SoxFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Desperate for help in a failing bullpen, the New York Mets have acquired reliever Brooks Pounders from the Cleveland Indians for cash.Pounders, who had been pitching at Triple-A Columbus, was immediately added to the major league roster for Saturday night's game against St. Louis. The Mets also recalled right-hander Chris Flexen from Triple-A Syracuse and put him in the bullpen as well.Right-hander Tim Peterson was optioned to Syracuse, and veteran lefty Hector Santiago was designated for assignment.In other news, the Mets signed first-round draft pick Brett Baty, a 19-year-old third baseman out of Lake Travis High School in Texas.Baty, the 12th overall selection, took batting practice at Citi Field, showing off his impressive left-handed power, and was formally introduced at a news conference. He received a $3.9 million bonus, below the slot value of $4,366,400.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Sat Jun 1513:11Angels designate relief pitcher Cody Allen for assignmentCody AllenRPIndiansFree Agent
Taylor ColeRPAngelsFree Agent
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels designated Cody Allen for assignment Saturday, a day after the veteran relief pitcher gave up four runs in a 9-4 loss to Tampa Bay.The 30-year-old Allen was signed to a one-year, $8.5 million contract in January after seven seasons with the Cleveland Indians. The Angels recalled right-hander Taylor Cole from Triple-A Salt Lake City.Allen gave up four hits, including a two-run home run, and two walks in 2/3 of an inning against the Rays. In 25 games this season, Allen is 0-2 with a 6.26 ERA and four saves in four opportunities.He was sidelined earlier in the season with a back strain.Angels manager Brad Ausmus says the move "unfortunately it was one we felt we had to make for the team. He worked his tail off. He cared. He wanted to get back to where he was, but nothing was sticking."____More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/tag/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Sat Jun 1503:31LEADING OFF: Darvish at Dodger Stadium, Nola vs hot BravesYu DarvishSPCubsFree Agent
Aaron JudgeRFYankeesFree Agent
Charlie MortonSPRaysFree Agent
Aaron NolaSPPhilliesFree Agent
Jake OdorizziSPTwinsFree Agent
Albert PujolsDHAngelsFree Agent
Giancarlo StantonDHYankeesFree Agent
Mike TroutCFAngelsFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors today:YU AGAIN?Yu Darvish says he expects to hear some boos when he takes the mound for the Cubs at Dodger Stadium. It will be his first outing at the ballpark since he got roughed up in Game 7 of the 2017 World Series, chased early as the Houston Astros beat Los Angeles to win their first championship. Darvish got hit hard in both of his starts in that Series, and some fans blamed him for the Dodgers' defeat.This year, Darvish is 2-3 with a 4.98 ERA in 14 starts for Chicago.NEED NOLAPhillies righty Aaron Nola (6-1, 4.58) starts at Atlanta — the NL East-leading Braves have won eight in a row. Nola has done well against Atlanta in his career, going 8-3 with a 2.05 ERA in 13 starts.OH THAT ODORIZZIComing into this season, Jake Odorizzi was 47-48 lifetime with a 3.95 ERA. But this year, he's a major reason why the Minnesota Twins have the best record in the big leagues.Odorizzi (9-2, 1.92 ERA) has excelled through 13 starts — he hasn't perm... [More]
Sat Jun 1500:11Yankees' Judge joins Stanton on rehab assignment at Triple-AAaron JudgeRFYankeesFree Agent
Giancarlo StantonDHYankeesFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — The New York Yankees might have their most feared sluggers back in the lineup soon after Aaron Judge joined Giancarlo Stanton on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Friday.Judge, making his first rehab appearance, went 0 for 4 the designated hitter Friday night in a 16-3 loss at Durham. Stanton started in right field and hit a three-run homer off a building behind the left field wall after the Yankees transferred him from Class A Tampa to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre."We feel like they're at a point where they're doing well and obviously they've got to get through these final steps and hurdles and rack up some time here," Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. "But we're starting to plan and get excited for them, hopefully joining us at some point on the homestand."Judge, the 2017 AL Rookie of the Year and a two-time All-Star, has been sidelined since April 20 because of a strained left oblique. Stanton, the 2017 NL MVP, has not played for the Yankees since M... [More]
Sat Jun 1500:01LEADING OFF: Darvish at Dodger Stadium, Nola vs hot BravesYu DarvishSPCubsFree Agent
Aaron JudgeRFYankeesFree Agent
Charlie MortonSPRaysFree Agent
Aaron NolaSPPhilliesFree Agent
Jake OdorizziSPTwinsFree Agent
Albert PujolsDHAngelsFree Agent
Giancarlo StantonDHYankeesFree Agent
Mike TroutCFAngelsFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday:YU AGAIN?Yu Darvish says he expects to hear some boos when he takes the mound for the Cubs at Dodger Stadium. It will be his first outing at the ballpark since he got roughed up in Game 7 of the 2017 World Series, chased early as the Houston Astros beat Los Angeles to win their first championship. Darvish got hit hard in both of his starts in that Series, and some fans blamed him for the Dodgers' defeat.This year, Darvish is 2-3 with a 4.98 ERA in 14 starts for Chicago.NEED NOLAPhillies righty Aaron Nola (6-1, 4.58) starts at Atlanta — the NL East-leading Braves have won eight in a row. Nola has done well against Atlanta in his career, going 8-3 with a 2.05 ERA in 13 starts.OH THAT ODORIZZIComing into this season, Jake Odorizzi was 47-48 lifetime with a 3.95 ERA. But this year, he's a major reason why the Minnesota Twins have the best record in the big leagues.Odorizzi (9-2, 1.92 ERA) has excelled through 13 starts — he hasn't p... [More]
Fri Jun 1422:11Cleveland's Bauers hits for cycle at DetroitJake Bauers1BIndiansFree Agent
DETROIT (AP) — Cleveland's Jake Bauers has hit for the cycle against Detroit.Bauers doubled in the second inning, then singled and tripled during the Indians' eight-run fourth. He added a two-run homer in the eighth that went an estimated 406 feet to right field.The 23-year-old Bauers became the first Cleveland player to hit for the cycle since Rajai Davis on July 2, 2016, at Toronto.Bauers, who made his big league debut last year with Tampa Bay, entered Friday's game hitting just .209.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Fri Jun 1421:50Mariners pitcher Hernandez tires, exits early in rehab startFélix HernándezSPMarinersFree Agent
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez pulled himself out of his first minor league rehab start because of fatigue.Hernandez exited Friday after throwing 31 pitches for Triple-A Tacoma. The Mariners said Hernandez came out of the game when he wore down, not with pain.Hernandez allowed two hits and two runs in 2 1/3 innings against San Antonio before coming out. He struck out two and walked one.Seattle had hoped their former ace would throw between 50-60 pitches in his first outing since going on the injured list with right shoulder stiffness on May 12.The 33-year-old righty is 1-4 with a 6.52 ERA in eight starts for Seattle.__More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/tag/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Fri Jun 1421:10A's Piscotty undergoes surgery to remove melanoma from earStephen PiscottyRFAthleticsFree Agent
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Athletics outfielder Stephen Piscotty will be out until at least next week after he had a melanoma removed from his right ear.The 28-year-old Piscotty had surgery Thursday after the melanoma on the outer lobe of his ear was discovered during a routine spot check on May 28. A biopsy came back positive a week later.Dr. Brian Parrett performed the operation at the California Pacific Medical Campus."From what I hear everything was pretty successful," A's manager Bob Melvin said Friday. "He didn't make a big deal of it. Even with the guys he didn't want a lot of fanfare. He didn't want it weighing anybody down. Obviously we're thinking about it."Piscotty will be evaluated daily and the A's expect him to return next week.General manager David Forst said the good news is the melanoma was discovered early. The A's hold an annual skin check screening for the team, coaches and employees."We believe it was caught early hopefully as a result of Stephen being vigila... [More]
Fri Jun 1420:30LEADING OFF: Odorizzi sharp, Morton streak, Nola vs BravesAaron JudgeRFYankeesFree Agent
Charlie MortonSPRaysFree Agent
Aaron NolaSPPhilliesFree Agent
Jake OdorizziSPTwinsFree Agent
Albert PujolsDHAngelsFree Agent
Giancarlo StantonDHYankeesFree Agent
Mike TroutCFAngelsFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday:OH THAT ODORIZZIComing into this season, Jake Odorizzi was 47-48 lifetime with a 3.95 ERA. But this year, he's a major reason why the Minnesota Twins went into the weekend with the best record in the big leagues.Odorizzi (9-2, 1.92 ERA) has excelled through 13 starts — he hasn't permitted a run in six of his last eight outings, and now faces Kansas City at Target Field.MORTON MOMENTUMRays right-hander Charlie Morton (8-0, 2.10 ERA) pitches against the Angels at Tropicana Field, looking to extend his 21-start unbeaten streak that began last Aug. 17 when he played for Houston.The 35-year-old has made 14 starts this season in his first year with Tampa Bay. He's done well in his career vs. Angels stars Mike Trout (3 for 12, 1 HR) and Albert Pujols (7 for 30, no HRs).NEED NOLAPhillies righty Aaron Nola (6-1, 4.58) starts at Atlanta as the teams compete atop the NL East. Nola has done well against the Braves, going 8-3 with a 2.05 ERA i... [More]
Fri Jun 1419:30Yankees' Judge joins Stanton on rehab assignment at Triple-AAaron JudgeRFYankeesFree Agent
Giancarlo StantonDHYankeesFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — The New York Yankees might have their most feared sluggers back in the lineup soon after Aaron Judge joined Giancarlo Stanton on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Friday.Judge, making his first rehab appearance, was the designated hitter Friday night at Durham. Stanton was in right field after the Yankees transferred him from Class A Tampa to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre."We feel like they're at a point where they're doing well and obviously they've got to get through these final steps and hurdles and rack up some time here," Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. "But we're starting to plan and get excited for them, hopefully joining us at some point on the homestand."Judge, the 2017 AL Rookie of the Year and a two-time All-Star, has been sidelined since April 20 because of a strained left oblique. Stanton, the 2017 NL MVP, has not played for the Yankees since March 31 because of biceps, shoulder and calf injuries.Boone said Stanton could be ready to rejoi... [More]
Fri Jun 1418:20Red Sox reliever Hembree placed on IL with elbow strainHeath HembreeRPRed SoxFree Agent
Josh D. SmithSPRed SoxFree Agent
Josh TaylorSPRed SoxFree Agent
BALTIMORE (AP) — Boston Red Sox reliever Heath Hembree has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a strained right elbow.Hembree is 1-0 with a 2.51 ERA and one save in 31 appearances. He is working on a streak of nine straight games without allowing a run."I know my arm pretty good," Hembree said before the Red Sox faced the Orioles at Camden Yards on Friday. "It's nothing that I'm concerned about. I can tell that there's not really any damage; it's just soreness."The right-hander last pitched Monday, retiring all four batters he faced in a loss to Texas. Manager Alex Cora wanted to use Hembree against the Rangers on Thursday, but was forced to summon Josh Smith."I gave them my word, basically, before the game I was good-to-go and then got up in the seventh and couldn't do it," Hembree said. "We shut it down."Cora does not expect to be without the 30-year-old reliever for long."It's one of those that we'd rather stay away from him for a while. He should be fine in around 10 days," Cora said. "It's actually retroactive (to June 11). He's been throwing the ball so well we don't want to take a chance. So we made the move."Boston recalled rookie left-hander Josh Taylor to fill the void in the bullpen. Taylor has a 10.80 ERA in five games with Boston this season.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Fri Jun 1418:10Injured Indians ace Corey Kluber cleared for strength workCody AndersonSPIndiansFree Agent
Corey KluberSPIndiansFree Agent
DETROIT (AP) — Cleveland ace Corey Kluber has been cleared to work on strength building after having his broken arm evaluated.Indians manager Terry Francona said Friday the report on Kluber was good. He said Kluber has "the go ahead to do strengthening stuff" and will be re-evaluated in a couple more weeks.Francona also said right-hander Cody Anderson had surgery Friday to repair a tendon in his right elbow. Anderson appeared in five games for the Indians this season and was sent down to the minors last month.Kluber is 2-3 with a 5.80 ERA this season. The two-time Cy Young Award winner broke his pitching arm when he was hit by a line drive May 1.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Fri Jun 1418:00Red Sox reliever Hembree placed on IL with elbow strainHeath HembreeRPRed SoxFree Agent
Josh TaylorSPRed SoxFree Agent
BALTIMORE (AP) — Boston Red Sox reliever Heath Hembree has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a strained right elbow.Hembree is 1-0 with a 2.51 ERA and one save in 31 appearances. He is working on a streak of nine straight games without allowing a run.The right-hander last pitched Monday, retiring all four batters he faced in a loss to Texas.Boston recalled rookie left-hander Josh Taylor to fill the void in the bullpen. Taylor has a 10.80 ERA in five games with Boston this season.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Fri Jun 1416:10Yankees' Judge joins Stanton on rehab assignment at Triple-AAaron JudgeRFYankeesFree Agent
Giancarlo StantonDHYankeesFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge is set to join Giancarlo Stanton on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.The Yankees announced Judge would begin his assignment Friday night. They also transferred Stanton's rehab from Class A Tampa to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.Judge, the 2017 AL Rookie of the Year and a two-time All-Star, has been sidelined since April 20 because of a strained left oblique. Stanton, the 2017 NL MVP, has not played for the Yankees since March 31 because of biceps, shoulder and calf injuries.Manager Aaron Boone has said Stanton could be activated before Tuesday's home game against Tampa Bay if he gets through this weekend with no problems. But Judge probably would need a little longer stint with the Triple-A club.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Fri Jun 1414:50Yankees' Judge joins Stanton on rehab assignment at Triple-AAaron JudgeRFYankeesFree Agent
Giancarlo StantonDHYankeesFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge is set to join Giancarlo Stanton on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.The Yankees announced Judge would begin his assignment Friday night. They also transferred Stanton's rehab from Class A Tampa to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.Judge, the 2017 AL Rookie of the Year and a two-time All-Star, has been sidelined since April 20 because of a strained left oblique. Stanton, the 2017 NL MVP, has not played for the Yankees since March 31 because of biceps, shoulder and calf injuries.Manager Aaron Boone has said Stanton could be activated before Tuesday's home game against Tampa Bay if he gets through this weekend with no problems. But Judge probably would need a little longer stint with the Triple-A club.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Fri Jun 1414:40Yankees' Judge joins Stanton on rehab assignment at Triple-AAaron JudgeRFYankeesFree Agent
Giancarlo StantonDHYankeesFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge is set to join Giancarlo Stanton on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.The Yankees announced Judge would begin his rehab assignment Friday night and transferred Stanton's from Class A Tampa to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.Judge, the 2017 AL Rookie of the Year and a two-time All-Star, has been sidelined since April 20 because of a strained left oblique. Stanton, the 2017 NL MVP, has not played for the Yankees since March 31 because of biceps, shoulder and calf injuries.Manager Aaron Boone has said Stanton could be activated before Tuesday's home game against Tampa Bay if he gets through this weekend with no problems. But Judge probably would need a little longer stint with the Triple-A club.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Fri Jun 1409:50This Date in BaseballJesús Aguilar1BBrewersFree Agent
Nolan Arenado3BRockiesFree Agent
Matt BarnesRPRed SoxFree Agent
Cody Bellinger1BDodgersFree Agent
Charlie BlackmonCFRockiesFree Agent
Andrés Blanco2B/3BGiantsFree Agent
Austin BriceRPAngelsFree Agent
Madison BumgarnerSPGiantsFree Agent
Jason CastroCTwinsFree Agent
Andrew ChafinRPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Steve CishekRPCubsFree Agent
Ike DavisFree Agent
R.A. DickeySPBravesFree Agent
Jack FlahertySPCardinalsFree Agent
Josh Harrison2BPiratesFree Agent
Félix HernándezSPMarinersFree Agent
Aaron Hill3BGiantsFree Agent
Brock Holt2B/3BRed SoxFree Agent
Nick HundleyCGiantsFree Agent
Howie KendrickLFNationalsFree Agent
Clayton KershawSPDodgersFree Agent
Yusei KikuchiFree Agent
Ian Kinsler2BPadresFree Agent
Manny MachadoSSDodgersFree Agent
Collin McHughSPAstrosFree Agent
Matt MooreSPTigersFree Agent
Kendrys MoralesDHBlue JaysFree Agent
Josh Naylor1BPadresFree Agent
Marcell OzunaLFCardinalsFree Agent
Blake ParkerRPAngelsFree Agent
Chris ParmeleeFree Agent
Boog PowellCFAthleticsFree Agent
Yasiel PuigRFRedsFree Agent
Ben RevereRFAngelsFree Agent
José Reyes2BMetsFree Agent
Mark Reynolds1BNationalsFree Agent
Alex RodriguezFree Agent
Francisco RodríguezRPPhilliesFree Agent
Max ScherzerSPNationalsFree Agent
Giancarlo StantonDHYankeesFree Agent
Trevor StorySSRockiesFree Agent
Tomas TelisCMarlinsFree Agent
Kelby Tomlinson2BGiantsFree Agent
Touki ToussaintSPBravesFree Agent
Jacob deGromSPMetsFree Agent
June 161916 — Tom Hughes of the Boston Braves pitched a no-hitter in a 2-0 win over Pittsburgh Pirates.1938 — Jimmie Foxx didn't get a chance to hit as the St. Louis Browns walked him six straight times. The Boston Red Sox won anyway, 12-8.1953 — The St. Louis Browns beat New York 3-1 to break the Yankees' 18-game winning streak and end their 14-game losing streak.1957 — Relief pitcher Dixie Howell hit two home runs in the 3 2-3 innings he pitched to lead the Chicago White Sox to an 8-6 victory in the second game of a doubleheader against the Washington Senators.1971 — The Oakland Athletics hit five solo home runs in a 5-1 win over the Washington Senators. Mike Epstein and Joe Rudi had a pair homers and Dave Duncan one. Epstein's home runs came in his first two at-bats to give him homers in four straight at-bats over two games.1978 — After three ninth-inning near misses, Tom Seaver threw the first no-hitter of his 12-year career as the Cincinnati Reds beat the St. Louis Car... [More]
Fri Jun 1402:30LEADING OFF: Ohtani coming off cycle, Giolito faces YankeesHarrison BaderRFCardinalsFree Agent
Lucas GiolitoSPWhite SoxFree Agent
Zack GreinkeSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Bryce HarperRFNationalsFree Agent
Shohei OhtaniSP/DHAngelsFree Agent
Robbie RaySPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Max ScherzerSPNationalsFree Agent
Mike TroutCFAngelsFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors today:SHO GOES ONShohei Ohtani returns to Tropicana Field a night after becoming the first Japanese-born player to hit for the cycle. Ohtani hit a three-run homer in the first inning — his sixth in 11 games — and completed the feat with a single in the seventh as the Angels beat the Rays 5-3. Ohtani is the eighth Angels player to hit for the cycle and first since Mike Trout on May 21, 2013. That wasn't the only good news Thursday for Ohtani — the two-way sensation might be on a mound in a rehab setting before the All-Star break as he recovers from Tommy John surgery last October. "I won't say it's probable, but it's possible," manager Brad Ausmus said. Ohtani still won't pitch in a major league game until 2020.ROLLINGWhite Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito looks to continue his breakout season when he faces CC Sabathia and the New York Yankees. Giolito is 7-0 with a sparkling 0.88 ERA in his last seven starts. He has 59 strikeouts and onl... [More]
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