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Back in lineup, Stanton laces double in first AB

September 18, 2019

NEW YORK -- Giancarlo Stanton intends to use the remainder of the regular season as a tune-up for the playoffs, and the Yankees slugger believes that he has enough time to get his swing ready for the most important games of the year. Stanton returned to the Yankees’ lineup in

Marlins get lefty reliever off waivers from Indians

September 14, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Hoping for a high payoff from a low-risk move, the Marlins claimed left-hander Josh Smith off waivers Saturday from the Indians. Smith, 29, has demonstrated a knack for collecting strikeouts. He struck out 74 batters in 52 2/3 innings while posting an 8-1 record with a 2.73

Giants call up 2 from PCL champ River Cats

September 14, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO -- One day after helping Triple-A Sacramento clinch the Pacific Coast League championship, outfielder Mike Gerber and infielder Cristhian Adames were rewarded with a September callup from the Giants. The Giants added the pair to their roster Saturday, designating infielder Corban Joseph for assignment to clear a spot

Blue Jays activate Gurriel Jr. from injured list

September 14, 2019

TORONTO -- The Blue Jays activated outfielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. from the 10-day injured list prior to Saturday’s game against the Yankees after he missed five weeks with a Grade 1 left quad strain. Gurriel sustained the injury while running through first base in early August, halting the momentum of

Roberts addresses LA injuries; Muncy activated

Turner to miss Mets series; Hill to get MRI on knee; Verdugo unlikely to play in NLDS
September 13, 2019

NEW YORK -- Justin Turner won’t start any of the games during this weekend's series against the Mets because of a sprained left ankle, but is expected back in the lineup Tuesday night, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said on Friday. Turner came out of Saturday's game against the Giants in

Blue Jays release Richard; Luciano activated

September 12, 2019

TORONTO -- The Blue Jays released veteran left-hander Clayton Richard prior to Thursday’s game against the Red Sox in Toronto, which cleared room on the 40-man roster to activate Elvis Luciano from the 60-day injured list. Richard, who turned 36 on Thursday, was acquired by the Blue Jays in the

Hiura returns from IL, but still needs reps

Moustakas back in starting lineup after hand injury; Woodruff throws live BP session
September 11, 2019

MIAMI -- A day after losing Christian Yelich for the season, the Brewers welcomed back two key members of their roster on Wednesday. Milwaukee reinstated rookie second baseman Keston Hiura (Grade 2 left hamstring strain) from the 10-day injured list, though manager Craig Counsell called the activation more of a

Mariners call up top prospects Dunn, Lewis

September 11, 2019

SEATTLE -- The last wave of September callups arrived for the Mariners on Tuesday, and it includes some of the club’s top prospects, including outfielder Kyle Lewis and right-hander Justin Dunn, who’ll get a chance to get their feet wet at the Major League level in the final three weeks

Yanks reinstate Urshela, Estrada from IL

Higashioka, Valera recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
September 8, 2019

Prior to Sunday's game against the Red Sox, the Yankees reinstated third baseman Gio Urshela and infielder Thairo Estrada from the 10-day injured list and recalled catcher Kyle Higashioka and infielder Breyvic Valera from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Urshela has been outstanding for the Yankees this season, hitting .331/.370/.555 with 18 homers

Mets activate Lowrie for first time this season

September 8, 2019

NEW YORK -- Eight months after signing a two-year, $20 million deal with the Mets, infielder Jed Lowrie made his season debut. The Mets activated Lowrie from the injured list on Saturday, also recalling reliever Drew Gagnon from Triple-A Syracuse. For the foreseeable future, Lowrie will serve in a part-time

Prospect Garcia added to growing bullpen

Black not worried about task of managing 14 relievers
September 7, 2019

SAN DIEGO – The Rockies added another pitcher on Saturday, recalling right-hander Rico Garcia from Triple-A Albuquerque. Manager Bud Black said Garcia, a starter in the Minors who made one spot start for the Rockies last month, likely will be used for length out of the bullpen should a starting

Laureano, Wendelken rejoin A's

September 7, 2019

OAKLAND -- An already potent A’s lineup is adding some more firepower with Ramón Laureano back from the injured list. Laureano was activated prior to Friday’s continuation of a suspended game between the A’s and Tigers that resumed in the bottom of the seventh inning. He sat out the conclusion

Diehl, Harvey called up to bolster bullpen

September 6, 2019

SAN DIEGO -- The Rockies added two relievers Friday, recalling left-hander Phillip Diehl and right-hander Joe Harvey from Triple-A Albuquerque. Those callups increased the Rockies’ roster to 34 active players, 18 of them pitchers. Harvey, 27, broke into the big leagues with the Yankees earlier this season and was 1-0

Braves get 'refreshed' Riley back from IL

September 6, 2019

ATLANTA -- Austin Riley’s impressive rookie season was derailed by a July slump that preceded a right knee injury. The 22-year-old slugger's time on the injured list afforded him the chance to spend the past month decompressing and aiming to re-establish himself as a key member of the Braves’ lineup.

RHPs Shafer, Stewart recalled by Toronto

September 5, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG -- At this point in the season, and with so much about next year still up in the air, the Blue Jays are happy to view September as sort of an extended audition -- a pre-Spring Training tryout, if you will. “For me, September is big,” manager Charlie

Pirates hoping Marvel can live up to his name

Minor League righty receives late-night call at home in DC to join Bucs
September 5, 2019

PITTSBURGH -- James Marvel follows a routine at the end of every season. Following his first three years in professional baseball, he made good use of his drive home by calling family and friends, listening to music, sitting in silence and reflecting on his recently completed season. Then he took

O'Day joins Braves bullpen a year after trade

Atlanta recalls slugger Duvall; Jackson to 60-day injured list
September 5, 2019

ATLANTA -- When Darren O'Day first encountered the recently drafted Mahki Backstrom while rehabbing at the Braves’ Spring Training complex last month, he was reminded of how quickly you can become forgotten when you have been injured for more than a year. Here is how the conversation developed after Backstrom

Hudson goes from offseason to playoff chase

September 5, 2019

ST. LOUIS -- Joe Hudson had planned to be moving into a new apartment in Tampa, Fla., right now, but a sudden change of schedule had him cancelling plans, thinking on the fly and getting to St. Louis as quickly as he could. When catcher Matt Wieters sustained a mild

Mendez hopes to prove himself in Texas' bullpen

September 5, 2019

BALTIMORE -- The Rangers called up left-hander Yohander Méndez from Triple-A Nashville on Thursday. They will now try to see what they can salvage from a pitcher who was once a top prospect but is no longer ranked among the club’s top 30 by MLB Pipeline. Mendez missed most of

Wong on callup: 'Oh my God, I’m a big leaguer'

Alvarado transferred to 60-day injured list
September 5, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG -- After being one of the most productive players in the Rays’ Minor League system over the past three seasons, infielder Kean Wong will finally get his chance to make an impact at the big league level. Before Thursday’s game against the Blue Jays, the Rays selected Wong’s

Davis brings 35-homer bat into MLB debut

OF records 1st hit in 1st AB; waiver-claim Joseph adds RBI single
September 5, 2019

ST. LOUIS -- Jaylin Davis had no idea who it was calling him late Tuesday, one day before he was to begin play in the Pacific Coast League playoffs. The Oregon area code hade him puzzled. He answered anyway. The man on the other line peppered Davis with a few

Padres make 3 additions to September roster

RHPs Yardley, Reyes and infielder Mejias-Brean recalled; Green expresses support for Urias
September 3, 2019

PHOENIX -- After Triple-A El Paso’s season ended Monday, the Padres called up three players from the affiliate to add to their expanded September roster. Right-handers Eric Yardley and Gerardo Reyes were recalled ahead of Tuesday’s game against the D-backs, along with infielder Seth Mejias-Brean. To make room for Mejias-Brean

Giants acquire INF Joseph; Panda to 60-day IL

September 3, 2019

ST. LOUIS -- The Giants added to their infield depth on Tuesday by claiming Corban Joseph off waivers from the A’s, who had designated him for assignment on Sunday. Though the majority of his career appearances have come as a second baseman, Joseph is likely to see more time at

Davis among quartet called up by Blue Jays

September 3, 2019

ATLANTA -- As the Blue Jays get deeper into the month of September, the team continues to add depth to its roster. After Triple-A Buffalo’s season came to a close on Monday, four players departed the Bisons to make their way to Atlanta, joining Toronto for the series finale against

Hildenberger returns after fine-tuning mechanics

Buxton need not hold back on bases nor in center field
September 3, 2019

BOSTON -- After battling injuries this season, Trevor Hildenberger is back with the Twins. He was one of three right-handed pitchers, along with Ryne Harper and Fernando Romero, recalled on Tuesday before the Twins’ series against the Red Sox. "[I want to show] that I'm healthy, that I can throw