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Judge goes on IL with 'significant' oblique strain

10:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK -- Aaron Judge exited the Yankees' 9-2 victory over the Royals on Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium in the bottom of the sixth inning with a left oblique injury and was officially placed on the 10-day injured list on Sunday. The Yankees called up infielder Thairo Estrada from

Best starts to a season by reigning MVPs

@SlangsOnSports and @AndrewSimonMLB
April 20, 2019

Many assumed that Christian Yelich was bound to cool down after a torrid second half that carried him to the 2018 National League MVP Award, and his Brewers to the NL Central title. Yelich thought differently. "A lot of people's favorite words in baseball right now are 'regression' and 'coming

Fernando Rodney ties ... Cy Young? (Yes, really)

April 20, 2019

Their careers are separated by an entire century, but on Saturday, Fernando Rodney and Cy Young became equals -- at least in one way. Young pitched in 906 games over a storied career that began in the 1800s and eventually landed him in the Hall of Fame, with baseball’s most

This is Paxton's biggest weapon

April 20, 2019

James Paxton has brought the Yankees a rare kind of fastball for a starting pitcher. The combination that sets him apart: He has both high-end velocity and the ability to not just maintain it, but raise it, deep into a game. Fans in the Bronx got their first good look

Unstoppable Yelich drills two more homers

Reigning MVP approaching MLB record for most HRs before May
12:26 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE -- Another day, another one for the record books for Christian Yelich. Or, rather, two for the record books. Yelich hit his Major League-leading 12th and 13th home runs in a 5-0 win over the Dodgers at Miller Park, pulling away from L.A.’s Cody Bellinger and Oakland's Khris Davis

Boone on Judge, injuries: 'Adversity is a reality'

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NEW YORK – The Yankees added a big name to their crowded injured list Sunday, officially placing Aaron Judge on the 10-day injured list with a strained left oblique. Manager Aaron Boone called the strain “pretty significant,” and although the manager declined to offer any type of timetable, the slugger

Rays place Meadows on IL; Wendle returns

an hour ago

The Rays placed outfielder Austin Meadows on the 10-day injured list on Sunday with a sprained right thumb. Meadows expects to have a better sense of his timeline for returning after he sees a hand specialist later on Sunday. The 23-year-old was off to a red-hot start in his first

Pujols passes the Babe with 1,993rd RBI

2:43 AM EDT

ANAHEIM -- Angels first baseman Albert Pujols reached a major milestone on Saturday, as he passed Hall of Famer Babe Ruth for career RBIs with 1,993, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Pujols tied Ruth’s total with an RBI double to left field off lefty Yusei Kikuchi that scored Andrelton

This catch will be part of highlight reels forever

11:33 AM EDT

OAKLAND -- Freddy Galvis frequently played without wearing a glove when he grew up in Venezuela. Thus, his remarkable barehanded catch of Josh Phegley’s popup to end the eighth inning during the Blue Jays' 10-1 victory over the A's on Saturday came almost naturally to him. Galvis, the Toronto Blue

Crazy 8! Braves cap 8-run rally with 5-run 9th

1:22 AM EDT

CLEVELAND -- The group of reporters approached Braves closer A.J. Minter's locker in the visiting clubhouse at Progressive Field, and this time it didn’t have the feel of an inquisition. “A good one this time,” Minter said with a smile. Yes, for one day -- or, at the least, one

Pirates prospect has an MLB debut to remember

Tucker hits game-winning homer for first career hit
April 20, 2019

PITTSBURGH -- Cole Tucker arrived at PNC Park on Saturday morning to find a No. 3 jersey hanging in his new locker in the Pirates’ clubhouse. That uniform was last worn by veteran utility man Sean Rodriguez, who sent a message to Tucker when word surfaced that the 22-year-old shortstop

Injury updates: Judge, Rendon, deGrom, Eovaldi

1:19 AM EDT

Here's a look at the latest injury news around the Majors.

Rosario’s 3-homer day leads Twins' slugfest

Minnesota hits 11 home runs in doubleheader sweep of Orioles
12:40 AM EDT

BALTIMORE -- There’s a small bug moving through the Twins clubhouse that has left a couple of players feeling under the weather. But there’s something else floating around that everyone wants to catch -- it’s whatever Eddie Rosario has at the plate. “I don’t know that you can get much

Gio to opt out of deal with Yanks (source)

April 20, 2019

Gio Gonzalez will opt out of his contract with the Yankees, a source told's Mark Feinsand. New York will have 48 hours to either add him to the roster or grant him his release. If Gonzalez is added, he’ll earn a $3 million base salary, plus $300,000 per start.

Harper clobbers clutch 3-run HR in victory

1:30 AM EDT

DENVER -- What a difference a day makes. The Phillies suffered their toughest loss of the season on Friday night, when the Rockies got a stunning two-out, two-strike, walk-off home run from Charlie Blackmon in the 12th inning after Philadelphia had taken the lead moments earlier. Nineteen runners were stranded

Blackmon makes Rox history on leadoff homer

1:07 AM EDT

DENVER -- The end of the Rockies' five-game winning streak -- as the Phillies' Bryce Harper’s three-run homer in the seventh inning handed Colorado an 8-5 defeat -- might have been a beginning for Charlie Blackmon. A night after his 12th-inning, two-run shot off the Phillies’ Juan Nicasio gave the

Judge's exit looms over Yankees' 4-homer win

April 20, 2019

NEW YORK -- The Yankees hit four home runs Saturday, tied for their second-most in a game this season. They would've had five if not for a fan-interference call against Gleyber Torres. Ultimately, that extra home run did not matter, as the Yankees cruised to a 9-2 win over the

5-run 1st, Gallo's moonshot power Rangers' win

Sampson sees improvement in 2nd start of year for Texas
1:50 AM EDT

ARLINGTON -- Rangers starter Adrian Sampson lasted only 4 1/3 innings against the Astros on Saturday night. That marked the 11th time in 19 games that Texas starters have failed to cover five innings. So, it would be easy to suggest the Rangers' 9-4 victory at Globe Life Park was

Mariners continue historic home-run rate

Seattle ties '00 Cards for most HRs in MLB history through 24 games
2:40 AM EDT

ANAHEIM -- It was another day, another four homers on Saturday as the Mariners mashed their way to a 6-5 victory over the Angels and regained the early lead in the American League West. But for the Mariners, this was more than just another successful slugfest. Rookie Yusei Kikuchi picked

Position player pitching ... vs. his former club

Morales works ninth in second career appearance on mound
April 20, 2019

OAKLAND -- Things got so out of hand for the A’s in Saturday afternoon’s 10-1 loss to Toronto that veteran infielder Kendrys Morales made his second career pitching appearance in the ninth inning. Featuring a heater in the 80-85 mph range, Morales gave up a bases-loaded sacrifice fly to Billy

Francisco Lindor back, Hanley designated

All-Star shortstop making season debut in 2nd game of doubleheader
April 20, 2019

CLEVELAND -- After 74 days of battling through injuries, Francisco Lindor is back. The Indians announced Saturday afternoon that the All-Star shortstop has been activated off the 10-day injured list prior to the team’s doubleheader against the Braves, and he made his season debut in the leadoff spot in Game

Should these 2018 postseason teams be worried?

12:00 AM EDT

David Price remembered a moment eight years ago when his Tampa Bay Rays were 1-8 after losing three of four to the White Sox. When they’d settled into their seats for a flight to Boston, their manager handed out paper cups and poured a small amount of whiskey. Joe Maddon

Padres no match for Castillo’s changeup

1:45 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO -- Petco Park has seen a few quality changeups in its 16 seasons. A fellow by the name of Trevor Hoffman called it home for some time. Rarely, however, have the denizens of the East Village been witness to a fastball-change combo quite like what Reds right-hander Luis

Greinke leads shutout for first Wrigley win

April 20, 2019

CHICAGO -- Zack Greinke once again fulfilled his duties as an ace as he helped deliver a win against the Cubs, 6-0, on a blustery Saturday afternoon at Wrigley Field. The win came one day after the D-backs struggled with Chicago’s wind and cold in a 5-1 loss. Greinke (3-1)