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Calf tightness puts Stanton's rehab stint on hold

19 minutes ago

The Yankees announced a setback on Wednesday for Giancarlo Stanton, who is experiencing left calf tightness and will pause his rehab assignment until he's ready to resume. Stanton, who hasn't played since March 31 due to a left biceps strain and a left shoulder strain, was scratched from what would

O's get Broxton for int'l bonus slot money

Baltimore claims righty Shepard off waivers; Cobb moved to 60-day IL; Ramirez DFA'd
@JoeTrezz
3:14 PM EDT

BALTIMORE -- After playing for a month without a true center fielder in the fold, the Orioles plugged that hole in their roster Wednesday by acquiring Keon Broxton from the Mets. Baltimore sent international bonus slot money to New York in exchange for Broxton, who was designated for assignment last

Ramos relives harrowing kidnapping experience

10:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK -- Some years, it’s with champagne, straight out of the bottle. Other years call for cocktails. One way or another, Mets catcher Wilson Ramos makes it a point to celebrate every 11th of November “like a birthday.” That was the day, in 2011, when Venezuelan police commandos freed

Montas dominant again as A's take 6th straight

@MartinJGallegos
22 minutes ago

CLEVELAND -- Frankie Montas established himself as the top pitcher in the A’s rotation earlier in the season. Now he’s starting to pitch like one of the best in the entire league. The Indians were the latest club to be stymied by the right-hander. Montas kept Cleveland scoreless over six

5 hitters who have reversed slow starts

@AndrewSimonMLB
10:30 AM EDT

When a player begins a season on a hot streak, it’s obvious. When that streak comes later, perhaps on the heels of a season-opening slump, it can get a bit lost. First impressions are hard to shake. That’s the situation facing these five prominent hitters. Each started slowly, falling below

Cubs place left-hander Cedeno (wrist) on IL 

22 minutes ago

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs today placed left-handed pitcher Xavier Cedeño on the 10-day injured list with left wrist inflammation and recalled right-handed pitcher Rowan Wick from Triple-A Iowa. Wick will be available for the Cubs tonight when they continue their four-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies at Wrigley Field.

Crew prospect Hiura crushes 1st Miller Park HR

@AdamMcCalvy
1:59 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE -- You can cross another item off top Brewers prospect Keston Hiura’s to-do list: His first home run at Miller Park. The 22-year-old took Reds right-hander Luis Castillo deep leading off the second inning of Wednesday’s series finale at Miller Park, an answer to Cincinnati’s five-run outburst against usually

2 firsts today: Cole vs. Phils, Cole vs. Cole

Hamels faces Phils for first time, opposing Irvin
@Russ_Dorsey1
1:40 AM EDT

CHICAGO -- Much like Phillies right-hander Jake Arrieta in Monday’s matchup at Wrigley Field, Cubs lefty Cole Hamels will face off against his former team for the first time in his career at 8:05 p.m. ET on Wednesday night. The game can be seen live on MLB.TV. The southpaw was

Witt Jr. expected to join father as 1st-rounder

Shortstop is MLB's No. 2 Draft prospect; Witt Sr. went 3rd overall '85
10:26 AM EDT

Bobby Witt Jr. is following in his father's footsteps. The 18-year-old out of Colleyville (Texas) Heritage High School is all but a lock to join his father, former MLB pitcher Bobby Witt, as a first-round Draft pick on June 3.

Keller’s success help Royals cruise in Game 1

@FlannyMLB
an hour ago

ST. LOUIS -- Royals right-hander Brad Keller turned in his best outing in more than a month on Wednesday, as he went seven-plus innings and gave up just two runs and two hits in the Royals’ 8-2 win over the Cardinals at Busch Stadium in the first game of a

CarGo designated for assignment by Indians

Haase recalled from Triple-A Columbus as Perez recovers from concussion
@MandyBell02
1:39 PM EDT

CLEVELAND -- From encouraging news about the condition of catcher Roberto Perez to a difficult conversation with outfielder Carlos Gonzalez, Indians manager Terry Francona had a rollercoaster of a morning prior to Wednesday’s contest against Oakland. After getting pulled from Tuesday’s game with a mild concussion, Perez came in to

Lamb puts temporary brake on running drills

Peralta out with shoulder tightness; Flores to get foot examined
@oapostrophesd
an hour ago

SAN DIEGO – The sagging D-backs offense won’t be able to add Jake Lamb as a reinforcement in the immediate future. Lamb’s progress from a left quadriceps strain shifted into neutral during the team’s visit to San Diego. He put an end to running drills on Tuesday when the leg

10 early candidates for Comeback POY

@williamfleitch
1:30 AM EDT

It can feel like a bit of a dubious achievement to win a Comeback Player of the Year Award. After all, to come back from some setback, you have to have fallen back in the first place. Mike Trout isn’t winning any Comeback of the Year Awards because he’s the

Rockies lose closer Davis with oblique strain

@harding_at_mlb
3:44 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH -- The Rockies selected the contract of right-handed relief pitcher Jairo Diaz, who is back in the Majors for the first time since 2017, and placed closer Wade Davis on the 10-day injured list with a left oblique strain before Wednesday night’s game against the Pirates. To make room

Narvaez day to day with knee bruise after foul tip

@gregjohnsmlb
26 minutes ago

ARLINGTON -- Catcher Omar Narvaez, who has been the Mariners’ hottest hitter the past few weeks, took a foul tip off his left knee in the third inning of Wednesday’s game against the Rangers and was pinch-hit for by backup catcher Tom Murphy in the top of the fourth. The

Reyes looking forward to reunion with Vlad Jr.

Toronto road trip will be a homecoming for Quantrill
@AJCassavell
3:49 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO -- The Padres head to Toronto this weekend, and it remains unclear whether Fernando Tatis Jr. will be deemed healthy and able to return from the left hamstring strain that sidelined him late last month. If he is, it would enable a matchup between the sport's No. 1

Khris Davis out again; IL trip up in the air

Team to make decision on outfielder, pending MRI results, by Friday
@MartinJGallegos
2:11 PM EDT

CLEVELAND -- The A’s aren’t ready to put Khris Davis on the injured list just yet. Davis was out of the lineup for Wednesday’s series finale against the Indians after departing Tuesday’s 5-3 win in the third inning with lingering effects from the left hip contusion he suffered on May

Calhoun's torrid start slowed by trip to IL

OF diagnosed with strained left quad; DeShields recalled
@Sullivan_Ranger
2:15 PM EDT

ARLINGTON -- Rangers outfielder Willie Calhoun was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a strained left quad muscle. The Rangers have called up outfielder Delino DeShields from Triple-A Nashville to replace him on the active roster. Calhoun injured his leg trying to beat out a ground ball in

Fun At Bat youth program launches in Mexico

MLB, USA Baseball partner to supply 1.3 million students with equipment for PE classes
2:34 PM EDT

The new president of Mexico has made one thing very clear in his first six months in office: He wants to see more baseball played south of the U.S. border. On Wednesday, Major League Baseball and USA Baseball announced plans to assist with that effort. On a sunny morning in

Yelich improving despite second straight scratch

@AdamMcCalvy
12:24 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE -- Christian Yelich cited improvement before missing a second straight game Wednesday because of back spasms, and a hope that he will be back in action Friday when the Brewers open a weekend series against the Phillies at Miller Park. Yelich wasn’t sure what caused his flare-up Tuesday afternoon

Seager set to make 2019 debut Saturday 

Mariners welcome back third baseman, sidelined since March 8
@gregjohnsmlb
2:33 PM EDT

ARLINGTON -- A Mariners roster that has undergone considerable turnover in the past week will see more change this weekend as third baseman Kyle Seager is ready to come off the 60-day injured list Saturday in Oakland. Seager has been sidelined since surgery to repair a tendon he tore in

Injury updates: Stanton, Judge, Yelich, K. Davis

14 minutes ago

Giancarlo Stanton, Aaron Judge, Masahiro Tanaka, Didi Gregorius, James Paxton, Dellin Betances and Troy Tulowitzki, Yankees Stanton's rehab assignment has been put on hold due to left calf tightness, the Yankees announced Wednesday, one day after the slugger was scratched from Class A Advanced Tampa's lineup. Stanton was initially placed

Frazier fires back: Eaton knows the 'history'

@AnthonyDiComo
May 21, 2019

NEW YORK -- A day after offering tight-lipped silence in response to his tiff with Nationals outfielder Adam Eaton, the Mets’ Todd Frazier fired back, alluding to an incident between the two while they were White Sox teammates in 2016. Frazier offered no details about the incident, chalking Eaton’s behavior

Last time Kershaw lost? It's been a while

@Sportsgal25
1:17 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG -- Sometime shortly after his second strikeout of the game, Clayton Kershaw was faced with a decision. He was either going to be in for a rough ride Tuesday night, or the Rays were. The decision was an easy one for the Dodgers’ ace, who went on to