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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
Alex VerdugoCF/RFDodgersFree 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
Alex VerdugoCF/RFDodgersFree 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 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
Daniel HudsonRP/SPDodgersFree Agent
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 1303:39LEADING OFF: Red Sox LH Sale faces DodgersAlex Bregman3B/SSAstrosFree Agent
Ross StriplingSPDodgersFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors today:REMEMBER WHENRed Sox left-hander Chris Sale faces the Dodgers for the first time since he came out of the bullpen to finish last year's World Series, striking out the side in the ninth inning of Boston's 5-1 victory in Game 5. Sale struggled in his final two starts before the All-Star break, allowing 10 runs and 15 hits in 11 2/3 innings. Ross Stripling pitches for NL-leading Los Angeles.ON THE MENDAll-Star infielder Alex Bregman could return to Houston's starting lineup after he took a groundball off his chin during the Astros' 5-0 loss at Texas on Thursday night. Manager AJ Hinch says Bregman, who needed four stitches, has been evaluated a couple of times since getting hit and is doing OK. He says Bregman "has not been diagnosed with a concussion at all." Bregman was playing shortstop in the series opener when a grounder by Shin-Soo Choo popped up and hit him below his mouth in the third inning. Bregman, the team's primary third base... [More]
Sat Jul 1301:09Angels' Cole and Pena have no-hit Mariners thru 8Taylor ColeRP/SPAngelsFree Agent
Mac WilliamsonLFGiantsFree Agent
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels pitcher Taylor Cole and Felix Pena have combined for eight no-hit innings against the Seattle Mariners.The only Seattle player to reach base was designated hitter Omar Narvaez, who walked with one out in the fifth inning.Cole was the opener and worked two innings, striking out two on 22 pitches, 13 strikes. Pena has worked six innings and struck out six with one walk. The right-hander has thrown 76 pitches, 48 strikes.Pena got some help in the sixth inning when third baseman Matt Thaiss made a diving stop, gloved Mac Williamson's grounder and threw him out at first.The Angels have 10 no-hitters in their history, but only one combined. Mark Langston and Mike Whitt combined to no hit Seattle on April 11, 1990.The Angels led 13-0 after eight innings. It is Los Angeles' first home game since the death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs.Skaggs was found in his hotel room in Texas on July 1.On Friday, the day before what would have been Skaggs' 28th birthday, every Angels' players wore Skaggs' No. 45 jersey. Skaggs' mother, Debbie, threw out the first pitch during an emotional pregame ceremony which included a 45-second moment of silence after a tribute video was played___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Fri Jul 1222:39LEADING OFF: Red Sox LH Sale faces DodgersAlex Bregman3B/SSAstrosFree Agent
Ross StriplingSPDodgersFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday:REMEMBER WHENRed Sox left-hander Chris Sale faces the Dodgers for the first time since he came out of the bullpen to finish last year's World Series, striking out the side in the ninth inning of Boston's 5-1 victory in Game 5. Sale struggled in his final two starts before the All-Star break, allowing 10 runs and 15 hits in 11 2/3 innings. Ross Stripling pitches for NL-leading Los Angeles.ON THE MENDAll-Star infielder Alex Bregman could return to Houston's starting lineup after he took a groundball off his chin during the Astros' 5-0 loss at Texas on Thursday night. Manager AJ Hinch says Bregman, who needed four stitches, has been evaluated a couple of times since getting hit and is doing OK. He says Bregman "has not been diagnosed with a concussion at all." Bregman was playing shortstop in the series opener when a grounder by Shin-Soo Choo popped up and hit him below his mouth in the third inning. Bregman, the team's primary third b... [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 1219:19Van Wagenen disappointed with Mets' first halfPete Alonso1BMetsFree Agent
Robinson Canó2BMetsFree Agent
MIAMI (AP) — Brodie Van Wagenen expressed confidence in the New York Mets shortly after the former agent was hired for his first general manager job in the offseason.He urged the rest of the NL East to "come get us," and they have."I wasn't shy in the offseason, but they came and got us," Van Wagenen said before New York visited Miami for its first game after the All-Star Break. "I think that now we view ourselves as the underdogs."The Mets began the weekend series against the Marlins with a 40-50 record, good for fourth place in the division, 13½ games behind NL East-leading Atlanta."We are incredibly disappointed with both of those results in the standings," Van Wagenen said. "This season has not gone the way we wanted. It certainly hasn't gone the way our players have wanted and most importantly it hasn't gone the way our fans want."Van Wagenen reportedly threw a chair in frustration during a meeting with the coaching staff before the All-Star break."I let those emotions get to m... [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
Thu Jul 1122:29LEADING OFF: Baseball gets back into full swingMatt Carpenter1B/3BCardinalsSchellackers
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]
Fri Jul 520:27Diamondbacks OF Peralta to IL with shoulder injuryDomingo Leyba2BDiamondbacksFree Agent
Tim Locastro2BYankeesFree Agent
David PeraltaLFDiamondbacksSith Lords
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks have placed outfielder David Peralta on the 10-day injured list with right shoulder inflammation.Peralta left Wednesday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the third inning and was replaced by Tim Locastro in left field.Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said Friday that Peralta had an MRI on Thursday that revealed joint inflammation that remained from a previous right shoulder problem. Peralta hurt his right shoulder and had stint on the injured list in late May.Lovullo said with the All-Star break, this was the best time to give Peralta a break. He said he expects Peralta to return to form after the break.Peralta is one of Arizona's best hitters with runners in scoring position and a vocal leader in the dugout. He's batting .289 with 24 doubles, two triples, nine home runs and 44 RBI in 73 games. His average is .347 with 38 RBI with runners in scoring position.The Diamondbacks have called up infielder Domingo Leyba from Triple-A Reno to take Peralta's place on the roster.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
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