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Mon Jul 1516:00Mets' Wheeler on injured list with shoulder fatigueSteven MatzSPMetsBallbusters
Zack WheelerSPMetsSith Lords
NEW YORK (AP) — Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler has been placed on the 10-day injured list because of shoulder fatigue, which could complicate efforts by the out-of-contention team to trade the right-hander before the July 31 deadline.New York made the move retroactive to Friday, and Wheeler will be eligible to be activated July 22.Wheeler last started July 7 and the Mets said Monday the injury was discovered following the All-Star break. Steven Matz will replace Wheeler for Tuesday's series opener at Minnesota.Wheeler is 6-6 with a 4.69 ERA in 19 starts this season, striking out 130 and walking 34 in 119 innings. The 29-year-old, 39-36 in five big league seasons, is eligible for free agency after the World Series.New York (42-51) won two of three at Miami last weekend in a matchup of the teams with the two poorest records in the National League.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Mon Jul 1516:00Tigers buy Triple-A contract of pitcher Trevor RosenthalTrevor RosenthalRPNationalsFree Agent
Gregory SotoSPTigersFree Agent
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have bought the contract of pitcher Trevor Rosenthal from Triple-A Toledo.The right-hander was released by the Washington Nationals last month after going 0-1 with a 22.74 ERA in 12 appearances. He allowed 16 earned runs and eight hits with 15 walks in 6 1/3 innings.Rosenthal missed all of last season because of elbow surgery and signed with Washington in November.Detroit signed Rosenthal to a minor league contract June 29. He had no record in six games at Toledo, allowing six runs and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings.Rosenthal made the NL All-Star team in 2015 when he saved 48 games for St. Louis. He had 45 saves in 2014.The Tigers optioned left-hander Gregory Soto to Toledo.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Mon Jul 1502:20LEADING OFF: Snell seeks Bronx rebound, Trout gets MRIClayton KershawSPDodgersTeam Jim
Max Muncy1B/3B/PHDodgersBuchanalia
Tyler SkaggsSPAngelsFree Agent
Ryne StanekRP/SPRaysFree Agent
Mike TroutCF/DHAngelsFree Agent
Alex VerdugoCF/RFDodgersFree Agent
Ryan YarbroughRP/SPRaysFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors today:BOUNCE-BACK BLAKE?A day after the Rays came within an inning of baseball's first ever combined perfect game, ace lefty Blake Snell (5-7, 4.70) faces the first-place Yankees in the Bronx. Snell's last visit was a historical flop. He became the first reigning Cy Young Award winner to allow six runs and get no more than one out in a start. Snell has adjusted and improved since, even pitching five innings of one-run ball in a home start against New York before the All-Star break. The Rays may go back to the opener Tuesday after the strategy nearly led to perfection Sunday, when Ryan Yarbrough took over from Ryne Stanek in the third inning and went unblemished until Baltimore's Hanser Alberto grounded a leadoff single in the ninth.TESTING TROUTAngels star Mike Trout will have an MRI a day after leaving a game with right calf tightness. Los Angeles doesn't believe the injury is serious, and Trout said he wanted to continue playing Sunday but... [More]
Mon Jul 1501:20LEADING OFF: Snell seeks Bronx rebound, Trout gets MRIClayton KershawSPDodgersTeam Jim
Max Muncy1B/3B/PHDodgersBuchanalia
Tyler SkaggsSPAngelsFree Agent
Ryne StanekRP/SPRaysFree Agent
Mike TroutCF/DHAngelsFree Agent
Alex VerdugoCF/RFDodgersFree Agent
Ryan YarbroughRP/SPRaysFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors today:BOUNCE-BACK BLAKE?A day after the Rays came within an inning of baseball's first ever combined perfect game, ace lefty Blake Snell (5-7, 4.70) faces the first-place Yankees in the Bronx. Snell's last visit was a historical flop. He became the first reigning Cy Young Award winner to allow six runs and get no more than one out in a start. Snell has adjusted and improved since, even pitching five innings of one-run ball in a home start against New York before the All-Star break. The Rays may go back to the opener Tuesday after the strategy nearly led to perfection Sunday, when Ryan Yarbrough took over from Ryne Stanek in the third inning and went unblemished until Baltimore's Hanser Alberto grounded a leadoff single in the ninth.TESTING TROUTAngels star Mike Trout will have an MRI a day after leaving a game with right calf tightness. Los Angeles doesn't believe the injury is serious, and Trout said he wanted to continue playing Sunday but... [More]
Sun Jul 1418:10Red Sox place Wright on IL, add Cashner to active rosterAndrew CashnerSPOriolesFree Agent
Max Muncy1B/3B/PHDodgersBuchanalia
BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox have placed knuckleballer Steven Wright on the 10-day injured list with a bruised right foot a day after he was hit with a line drive by Dodgers infielder Max Muncy.The move was made before Sunday night's series finale against Los Angeles at Fenway Park.With Wright being placed on the IL, Boston added right-hander Andrew Cashner to the active roster.The Red Sox acquired the 32-year-old Cashner from Baltimore on Saturday for two minor leaguers. He's expected to make his first start for Boston on Tuesday in Fenway against Toronto.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Sun Jul 1416:10Royals trade right-hander Bailey to A's for prospectHomer BaileySPDodgersFree Agent
Jharel CottonSPAthleticsFree Agent
Brian FlynnRPRoyalsFree Agent
Matt KempLF/PH/RFRedsTeam Jim
Sean ManaeaSPAthleticsFree Agent
Whit Merrifield2B/CFRoyalsFree Agent
Frankie MontasRP/SPAthleticsFree Agent
Yasiel PuigPH/RFRedsDoppelganger
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals traded Homer Bailey to the Oakland Athletics for minor league infielder Kevin Merrell on Sunday after scratching the veteran right-hander about 45 minutes before his scheduled start of their series finale against Detroit.The 33-year-old Bailey has rebounded this season with the Royals after signing a minor league deal in February. He is 7-6 with a 4.80 ERA, but he's been especially good over his past seven starts, giving the A's some additional help as they seek a playoff run in the second half.The A's began the day six back in the AL West and just ahead of Cleveland for a wild-card spot."We're trying to get incrementally better wherever we can," Oakland manager Bob Melvin said "Before he got hurt obviously was an electric arm and it seems like he's coming back to form at this point. I think it makes our rotation better and that's the objective."Bailey joins a rotation that has been battered by numerous injuries and a suspension to nine-... [More]
Sun Jul 1415:50Royals trade right-hander Bailey to A's for prospectHomer BaileySPDodgersFree Agent
Lucas Duda1B/DH/PHBravesFree Agent
Brian FlynnRPRoyalsFree Agent
Matt KempLF/PH/RFRedsTeam Jim
Ian KennedySPRoyalsFree Agent
Yasiel PuigPH/RFRedsDoppelganger
Jorge SolerDH/RFRoyalsFree Agent
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals traded Homer Bailey to the Oakland Athletics for minor league infielder Kevin Merrell on Sunday after scratching the veteran right-hander about 45 minutes before his scheduled start of their series finale against Detroit.The 33-year-old Bailey has rebounded this season with the Royals after signing a minor league deal in February. He is 7-6 with a 4.80 ERA, but he's been especially good over his past seven starts, giving the A's some additional help as they seek a playoff run in the second half.The A's began the day six back in the AL West and just ahead of Cleveland for a wild-card spot."Homer did a tremendous job of fitting in and doing what he needed to do to become a more consistent pitcher again," Royals general manager Dayton Moore said. "This is a good baseball deal for everybody."The rebuilding Royals signed Bailey with the intention of flipping him ahead of the July 31 trade deadline, and he is almost certainly the start of seve... [More]
Sun Jul 1415:00Royals trade right-hander Bailey to A's for prospectHomer BaileySPDodgersFree Agent
Brian FlynnRPRoyalsFree Agent
Matt KempLF/PH/RFRedsTeam Jim
Whit Merrifield2B/CFRoyalsFree Agent
Yasiel PuigPH/RFRedsDoppelganger
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals traded Homer Bailey to the Oakland Athletics for minor league infielder Kevin Merrell on Sunday after scratching the veteran right-hander about 45 minutes before his scheduled start of their series finale against Detroit.The 33-year-old Bailey has rebounded this season with the Royals after signing a minor league deal in February. He is 7-6 with a 4.80 ERA, but he's been especially good over his past seven starts, giving the A's some additional help as they seek a playoff run in the second half.The A's began the day six back in the AL West and just ahead of Cleveland for a wild-card spot.The rebuilding Royals signed Bailey with the intention of flipping him ahead of the July 31 trade deadline, and he is almost certainly the start of several transactions.Royals general manager Dayton Moore has made it known that only a select few players, such as infielders Whit Merrifield and Adalberto Mondesi, are unavailable as contenders begin to come... [More]
Sun Jul 1414:30Royals trade right-hander Homer Bailey to A'sHomer BaileySPDodgersFree Agent
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals are sending Homer Bailey to the Oakland Athletics after scratching the veteran right-hander about 45 minutes before his scheduled start Sunday against Detroit.In return, Kansas City is getting minor league infielder Kevin Merrell. He's been playing at Double-A Midland and will report to the Royals' affiliate at Northwest Arkansas.The 33-year-old Bailey has rebounded this season with the Royals after signing a minor league deal in February. He is 7-6 with a 4.80 ERA, but he's been especially good over his past seven starts, giving the A's some additional help as they seek a playoff run in the second half.They began the day six games back in the AL West, but a half-game ahead of Cleveland for the second wild-card berth.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/tag/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Sun Jul 1402:50LEADING OFF: Stroman at Yankee Stadium, Red Sox get CashnerJosé BerríosSPTwinsFree Agent
Daniel HudsonRP/SPDodgersFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors today:PINSTRIPE AUDITION?All-Star pitcher Marcus Stroman (5-9, 3.18 ERA) takes the mound for Toronto at Yankee Stadium. Last month, the Long Island native strongly hinted that he wouldn't mind a trade to the Yankees.Stroman has been sidelined with a left pectoral cramp since June 29, but threw a bullpen session Friday and was cleared to return to the rotation against the AL East leaders.TRADE TIMEThe Boston Red Sox made the first significant trade since the All-Star break, getting pitcher Andrew Cashner from Baltimore. The 32-year-old righty was 9-3 with a 3.83 ERA in 17 starts for the team with the worst record in the majors.The Red Sox got Cashner and nearly $1.78 million in cash to help with his salary for a pair of 17-year-old prospects.This year's trade deadline is July 31 — no more swaps can be made after that to have a player eligible for the postseason.ALL-STAR ACTIONAL All-Star teammates Shane Bieber and Jose Berrios pitch against... [More]
Sat Jul 1322:30LEADING OFF: Stroman at Yankee Stadium, Red Sox get CashnerJosé BerríosSPTwinsFree Agent
Jacob deGromSPMetsSith Lords
A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday:PINSTRIPE AUDITION?All-Star pitcher Marcus Stroman (5-9, 3.18 ERA) takes the mound for Toronto at Yankee Stadium. Last month, the Long Island native strongly hinted that he wouldn't mind a trade to the Yankees.Stroman has been sidelined with a left pectoral cramp since June 29, but threw a bullpen session Friday and was cleared to return to the rotation against the AL East leaders.TRADE TIMEThe Boston Red Sox made the first significant trade since the All-Star break, getting pitcher Andrew Cashner from Baltimore. The 32-year-old righty was 9-3 with a 3.83 ERA in 17 starts for the team with the worst record in the majors.The Red Sox got Cashner and nearly $1.78 million in cash to help with his salary for a pair of 17-year-old prospects.This year's trade deadline is July 31 — no more swaps can be made after that to have a player eligible for the postseason.ALL-STAR ACTIONAL All-Star teammates Shane Bieber and Jose Berrios pitch agains... [More]
Sat Jul 1318:50Nationals place ace Max Scherzer on 10-day injury listSpencer KieboomCNationalsFree Agent
Max ScherzerSPNationalsBallbusters
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Washington Nationals have put Max Scherzer on the 10-day injury list because the ace right-hander has a mid-back strain.An MRI on Scherzer's back came back negative, and the three-time Cy Young Award winner had his start pushed back from Sunday to Tuesday. But he was placed on the injury list retroactive to July 10 after throwing a bullpen session before Saturday's game.Catcher Spencer Kieboom was recalled from Double-A Harrisburg to take Scherzer's roster spot.Scherzer was 7-0 with a 0.84 ERA in his last nine starts before the All-Star break. He is 9-5 with a 2.30 ERA overall.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Sat Jul 1316:09Former All-Star Kemp released by Mets after stint in minorsMatt KempLF/PH/RFRedsTeam Jim
Yasiel PuigPH/RFRedsDoppelganger
MIAMI (AP) — Former three-time All-Star outfielder Matt Kemp has been released by the New York Mets.Kemp signed a minor league contract with the Mets on May 24 and played in eight games for Triple-A Syracuse, hitting .235 with one home run and three RBIs."We're going to exhaust every effort we can to find the best players we can and we've got a couple of veteran guys we have tried out, some work, some don't," Mets manager Mickey Callaway said.The 34-year-old Kemp made the NL All-Star team last season in his second stint with the Los Angeles Dodgers, finishing with a .290 batting average, 21 home runs and 85 RBIs.He was traded to Cincinnati in the offseason as part of a deal with Yasiel Puig and appeared in 20 games for the Reds this season, hitting .200 with one home run and five RBIs before sustaining a broken rib after colliding into the outfield wall during a game in San Diego on April 21."I like Matt," said Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly, who was Kemp's manager for four seas... [More]
Fri Jul 1222:09Padres place Hedges, Lauer on bereavement listAustin AllenCPadresFree Agent
Austin HedgesCPadresDoppelganger
Eric LauerSPPadresSalt City Sox
Phil MatonRPPadresFree Agent
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres have placed catcher Austin Hedges and left-hander Eric Lauer on the bereavement list.The Padres also traded reliever Phil Maton to Cleveland on Friday for international bonus pool money. Maton had been optioned to Triple-A El Paso on July 2.San Diego recalled catcher Austin Allen from Triple-A El Paso and selected the contract of right-handed reliever Andres Muñoz from Double-A Amarillo.The team announced the moves before the opener of a three-game series against the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Fri Jul 1219:39Brewers sign RHP Shelby Miller to minor league dealShelby MillerRP/SPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Drew SmylySPRangersFree Agent
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have added to their pitching depth, signing veteran right-hander Shelby Miller to a minor league contract Friday.The 28-year-old Miller signed a one-year, $2 million deal with Rangers last winter. He was released on July 4 after going 1-3 with an 8.59 ERA in 19 appearances, including eight starts. In 44 innings, Miller gave up 58 hits and 29 walks for a 1.977 WHIP."It's another opportunity to see if we can 'unlock' someone who clearly has a lot of talent," Brewers president of baseball operations David Stearns said. "We'll allow him to go to Triple-A ... get some time in down there, and then we'll see if he can help us at the big league level."Miller was selected with the 19th overall pick by St. louis in the 2009 MLB draft. He made his major league debut a little more than three years later, pitching two scoreless innings in a 6-2 loss to the Mets on Sept. 5, 2012.He went on to appear in 69 games for the Cardinals, starting 63. He had a 26-18 r... [More]
Fri Jul 1217:49Cardinals Wainwright scratched from start due to back spasmsDaniel Ponce de LeonRP/SPCardinalsFree Agent
Robbie RaySPDiamondbacksTeam Lorin
Adam WainwrightSPCardinalsDoppelganger
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright was scratched his scheduled start against Arizona due to back spasms.Daniel Ponce de Leon replaced the 37-year-old right-hander on Friday night.A three-time All-Star, Wainwright is 5-7 with a 4.31 ERA in 16 starts this season. The Cardinals did not put him on the injured list, and manager Mike Shildt said he could make his next start as early as Sunday.Wainwright has a $2 million base salary and has earned a $500,000 bonus for making five starts and $1 million apiece for making 10 and 15 starts. He would earn $1.5 million for 20 and $2 million apiece for 25 and 30.Ponce de Leon is 1-0 with a 2.16 ERA in three starts and three relief appearances this season.Arizona started left-hander Robbie Ray, who is 6-6 with a 3.96 ERA.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Fri Jul 1216:59Scherzer's next start pushed back because of sore backAníbal SánchezSPNationalsDoppelganger
Max ScherzerSPNationalsBallbusters
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Washington Nationals are pushing back Max Scherzer's next start because the ace right-hander is dealing with back soreness.Manager Dave Martinez says an MRI on Scherzer's back came back negative, and the three-time Cy Young Award winner threw from 75 feet on Friday.Scherzer experienced soreness in his middle back after his last start.Anibal Sanchez will start in his place on Sunday against the Phillies in the final game of a three-game series.Scherzer was 7-0 with a 0.84 ERA in his last nine starts before the All-Star break.__More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Thu Jul 1122:29LEADING OFF: Baseball gets back into full swingMatt Carpenter1B/3BCardinalsSchellackers
Jon GraySPRockiesBallbusters
Sonny GrayRP/SPYankeesFree Agent
Jordan HicksRP/SPCardinalsSchellackers
Yadier MolinaCCardinalsBuchanalia
Chasen ShreveRPCardinalsFree Agent
Tyler WebbRPCardinalsFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors Friday:SONNY GRAY VS JON GRAYNo Gray area in this pitching matchup Friday — only shades of Gray.Sonny will take the mound for the Cincinnati Reds in his first visit to Coors Field and first time facing Colorado. Jon will go for the Rockies as both teams return from the All-Star break.Selected as an NL All-Star, Sonny didn't get into the game Tuesday as the AL beat the NL 4-3. The right-hander is 5-5 with a 3.59 ERA in 17 starts this season. Jon is 9-6 with a 3.92 ERA spanning 19 appearances, including 18 starts.BANGED UP CATCHERThe Cardinals placed catcher Yadier Molina on the injured list with a strained right thumb and activated infielder Matt Carpenter as part of a series of roster moves Thursday. St. Louis also brought up left-hander Chasen Shreve from Triple-A Memphis, optioned left-hander Tyler Webb and outfielder Rangel Ravelo to Memphis, and transferred pitcher Jordan Hicks to the 60-day IL update ahead of their series against Ariz... [More]
Thu Jul 1121:29This Date in BaseballLuis AvilánRPPhilliesFree Agent
Brandon BarnesLF/RFIndiansFree Agent
José Bautista3B/PH/RFPhilliesBuchanalia
Cody Bellinger1B/CF/PHDodgersSalt City Sox
Alex Bregman3B/SSAstrosFree Agent
Matt Carpenter1B/3BCardinalsSchellackers
Yoenis CéspedesLFMetsTeam Erik
Patrick CorbinSPNationalsTeam Lorin
Carl CrawfordFree Agent
Derek Dietrich1B/LF/PHMarlinsTeam Jim
Todd Frazier3BMetsDoppelganger
Lucas GiolitoSPWhite SoxFree Agent
Yan GomesCNationalsFree Agent
Robert GsellmanRP/SPMetsDoppelganger
Josh HamiltonFree Agent
J.J. HardySSOriolesFree Agent
Bryce HarperCF/RFNationalsTeam Lorin
Ryan HelsleySPCardinalsFree Agent
Matt HollidayDHRockiesFree Agent
Brock Holt2B/3B/OF/PH/SSRed SoxFree Agent
Ryan HowardFree Agent
Tim HudsonFree Agent
Sherman Johnson3BAngelsFree Agent
Carson KellyCDiamondbacksFree Agent
Jason Kipnis2BIndiansFree Agent
Ramón LaureanoCFAthleticsFree Agent
Tim Locastro2BYankeesFree Agent
Jose MesaSPOriolesFree Agent
Brad Miller1B/2B/PHBrewersFree Agent
Justin MorneauFree Agent
Peter O'Brien1B/DH/LFMarlinsFree Agent
Seunghwan OhRPRockiesFree Agent
Dustin Pedroia2BRed SoxFree Agent
Hunter PenceLF/PHGiantsBallbusters
Albert Pujols1B/DHAngelsFree Agent
Francisco RodríguezRPPhilliesFree Agent
Tyler SaladinoPH/SSBrewersFree Agent
Kyle SchwarberLFCubsSalt City Sox
Pedro SeverinoCNationalsFree Agent
George SpringerCF/RFAstrosFree Agent
Stephen StrasburgSPNationalsBuchanalia
Ross StriplingSPDodgersFree Agent
Eugenio Suárez3BRedsSith Lords
Mike TroutCF/DHAngelsFree Agent
Ildemaro Vargas2BDiamondbacksFree Agent
Tyler WebbRPCardinalsFree Agent
Mac WilliamsonLFGiantsFree Agent
Alex WoodRP/SPRedsTeam Jim
July 141916 — St. Louis Browns pitcher Ernie Koob went the distance in a 17-inning 0-0 tie with the Boston Red Sox. Carl Mays went the first 15 innings for the Red Sox and Dutch Leonard finished.1946 — Cleveland player-manager Lou Boudreau hit four doubles and a home run in the first game of a doubleheader against Boston, but Ted Williams connected for three home runs and drove in eight runs for an 11-10 Red Sox victory.1956 — Mel Parnell of the Boston Red Sox pitched a no-hitter against the Chicago White Sox for a 4-0 victory at Fenway Park.1967 — Eddie Mathews of the Astros hit his 500th home run off San Francisco's Juan Marichal at Candlestick Park. Houston beat the Giants 8-6.1968 — Hank Aaron got his 500th home run off Mike McCormick as the Atlanta Braves beat the San Francisco Giants 4-2.1968 — Don Wilson of the Houston Astros struck out 18 Reds in a 6-1 victory over Cincinnati in the nightcap of a doubleheader.1969 — Oakland's Reggie Jackson knocked in 10 runs in a... [More]
Thu Jul 1117:49Cardinals place Molina on IL amid series of roster movesMatt Carpenter1B/3BCardinalsSchellackers
Jordan HicksRP/SPCardinalsSchellackers
Yadier MolinaCCardinalsBuchanalia
Chasen ShreveRPCardinalsFree Agent
Tyler WebbRPCardinalsFree Agent
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Cardinals placed catcher Yadier Molina on the injured list with a strained right thumb and activated infielder Matt Carpenter as part of a series of roster moves Thursday.St. Louis also brought up left-hander Chasen Shreve from Triple-A Memphis, optioned left-hander Tyler Webb and outfielder Rangel Ravelo to Memphis, and transferred pitcher Jordan Hicks to the 60-day IL update ahead of their series against Arizona beginning Friday night.Molina's move to the IL was retroactive to Monday. The nine-time All-Star, who missed 12 games in May and June with a similar injury, pinch hit on Saturday but hasn't started a game since June 3.Carpenter has been sidelined since June 29 with a lower back strain.Shreve appeared in 20 games for the Cardinals last season, and is 2-1 with a 3.80 ERA in 37 games for Memphis this season. Kinzer made his big league debut June 2, going 0 for 7 for St. Louis.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
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