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Mon Apr 2318:10White Sox RHP Farquhar 'progressing well' after surgeryChris BeckRPWhite SoxFree Agent
Danny FarquharRPWhite SoxFree Agent
James ShieldsSPWhite SoxFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar is talking to his doctors and family after surgery over the weekend to address a ruptured aneurysm that occurred during Friday night's game against Houston.Farquhar, a married father of three children, remains in critical but stable condition in the intensive care unit at Rush University Medical Center. The team announced Monday the 31-year-old right-hander is expected to remain hospitalized for the next few weeks.Farquhar passed out in the sixth inning Friday night after getting two outs against Houston. He was helped by team medical personnel and on-site EMTs, and he regained consciousness before he was taken to a hospital by ambulance.Additional testing revealed a brain hemorrhage caused by a ruptured aneurysm. He had surgery Saturday to address the aneurysm, and the team reported his medical team felt he was "progressing well." He has use of his extremities and is responding to questions and commands, according to the team."We are ... [More]
Mon Apr 2318:10APNewsBreak: Only Red Sox, Nats on track to pay luxury taxBryce HarperRFNationalsFree Agent
Clayton KershawSPDodgersFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — The Boston Red Sox and Washington Nationals are the only teams on track to pay baseball's luxury tax this year, according to opening-day payroll totals compiled by Major League Baseball and obtained by The Associated Press.Boston's payroll at the start of the season for purposes of the tax was $233.9 million, which would cause the Red Sox to pay a $9.4 million tax. Washington's payroll was $201 million, which would result in a tax of $1.2 million.San Francisco was just below the $197 million tax threshold at $196.66 million. The Giants were followed by the Chicago Cubs at $183.9 million, Houston at $182.4 million, the Los Angeles Dodgers at $181.99 million and the New York Yankees at $178.8 million.New York was over the threshold from 2003-17, paying $341 million. The Dodgers have had the highest tax bill for the past four seasons and have paid nearly $150 million over the last five years.By not paying tax this year, the Yankees and Dodgers would reset their base tax ... [More]
Mon Apr 2317:30White Sox RHP Farquhar 'progressing well' after surgeryDanny FarquharRPWhite SoxFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar is talking to his doctors and family after surgery over the weekend to address a ruptured aneurysm that occurred during Friday night's game against Houston.Farquhar remains in critical but stable condition in the intensive care unit at Rush University Medical Center. The team announced Monday the 31-year-old right-hander is expected to remain hospitalized for the next few weeks.Farquhar passed out in the sixth inning Friday night after getting two outs against Houston. He was helped by team medical personnel and on-site EMTs, and he regained consciousness before he was taken to a hospital by ambulance.Additional testing revealed a brain hemorrhage caused by a ruptured aneurysm. He had surgery Saturday to address the aneurysm, and the team reported his medical team felt he was "progressing well."___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball
Mon Apr 2314:00Red Sox trade LHP Elias back to MarinersJonathan AroRPPadresFree Agent
Carson SmithRPRed SoxFree Agent
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have traded left-hander Roenis Elias to the Seattle Mariners for future considerations.The Red Sox announced the trade Monday.Elias was 1-0 with a 1.23 ERA in Triple-A Pawtucket this season. In 55 major league appearances, he is 15-21 with a 4.20 ERA.The 29-year-old native of Cuba was originally signed by Seattle as a free agent in 2011. He was sent to Boston four years later in a trade with Carson Smith for Wade Miley and Jonathan Aro.The Red Sox will receive a yet-undetermined player or cash.___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball
Mon Apr 2312:00Tigers designate VerHagen for assignment, recall GerberMike GerberRFTigersFree Agent
Drew VerHagenRPTigersFree Agent
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have designated right-hander Drew VerHagen for assignment and recalled outfielder Mike Gerber from Triple-A Toledo.The team announced the moves Monday. The Tigers had the day off before playing at Pittsburgh on Tuesday night.VerHagen is 0-1 with a 6.30 ERA in nine relief appearances this season. He took the loss Sunday against Kansas City, walking two of the three hitters he faced.Gerber made his major league debut Friday night as a pinch runner. He was with the Tigers that day as the 26th man for their doubleheader against the Royals.___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball
Mon Apr 2302:30LEADING OFF: Dodgers' Buehler makes 1st start, Bryant restsKris Bryant3BCubsFree Agent
Walker BuehlerSPDodgersFree Agent
Carlos CarrascoSPIndiansFree Agent
Gerrit ColeSPAstrosFree Agent
Brian Dozier2BTwinsFree Agent
Rich HillSPDodgersFree Agent
Shohei OhtaniSP/DHAngelsFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors today:___START HIM UPPrized Dodgers prospect Walker Buehler makes his first big league start, taking on visiting Miami. The 23-year-old righty reached the majors last September and had a 7.71 ERA in eight relief appearances. Buehler was a first-round draft pick in 2015. He's getting this chance because starter Rich Hill is on the disabled list with a cracked fingernail.REST HELPSThe Cubs are off, meaning slugger Kris Bryant gets to heal from a beaning. He had a cut above his eye, caused by his sunglasses, after a fastball from Colorado's German Marquez hit off helmet Sunday. The team said Bryant passed tests and had no sign of a concussion. The 2016 NL MVP is hitting .319 with two home runs and 11 RBIs. The Cubs next play on Tuesday night at Cleveland."As good as can be expected," manager Joe Maddon said after Chicago's 9-7 win. "I haven't heard the word concussion yet, so hopefully good."ASCENDING ASTROSFresh off sweeping a three-game serie... [More]
Mon Apr 2302:30Battle ready: Big leaguers logging long hours on FortniteMatt BarnesRPRed SoxFree Agent
Quintin BerryCFBrewersFree Agent
Xander BogaertsSSRed SoxFree Agent
Alex Bregman3BAstrosFree Agent
Derek FisherRFAstrosFree Agent
Phil HughesSPTwinsFree Agent
Craig KimbrelRPRed SoxFree Agent
Jake MarisnickCFAstrosFree Agent
Lance McCullersSPAstrosFree Agent
Dustin Pedroia2BRed SoxFree Agent
Brett PhillipsCFBrewersFree Agent
David PriceSPRed SoxFree Agent
Chris SaleSPRed SoxFree Agent
Carson SmithRPRed SoxFree Agent
George SpringerCFAstrosFree Agent
Forget Fenway Park — David Price and the Boston Red Sox are feeling every bit at home at the Flush Factory. And in Houston, George Springer and the Astros are just as likely to be talking Boogie Bombs as balls and strikes.Why is Xander Bogaerts making an L with his fingers and dancing on second base? Who's the Ninja on Phil Hughes' Twitter feed? What's with Derek Fisher and llamas?Just like gamers everywhere, major leaguers have fallen hard for the Fortnite craze. And while it's not how John McGraw would teach teamwork, Port-a-Forts and Slurp Juice may be the biggest thing bonding some big leaguers."We play all day, every day," Springer said.Fortnite Battle Royale is perhaps the world's most popular video game, and baseball players are among its most voracious players. The game pits up to 100 competitors in a last-man-standing scenario, letting them mine materials from an ever-shrinking map while hunting down enemies with a variety of weapons. Working in teams is often critical, whic... [More]
Mon Apr 2302:09Torres called up, and more top prospects could soon followRonald AcunaCFBravesFree Agent
Jaime BarriaSPAngelsFree Agent
Brandon Belt1BGiantsFree Agent
Eloy JimenezRFWhite SoxFree Agent
Corey KnebelRPBrewersFree Agent
Sean ManaeaSPAthleticsFree Agent
David PriceSPRed SoxFree Agent
Nick Senzel3BRedsFree Agent
Gleyber TorresSSYankeesFree Agent
The latter part of April is a good time to check in on some of baseball's top prospects.The New York Yankees hope they have a good one in Gleyber Torres.Torres made his anticipated debut for the Yankees on Sunday against the Toronto Blue Jays, and although the 21-year-old infielder went hitless , his arrival drew plenty of attention. Torres' promotion occurred late enough that he isn't eligible for free agency until after the 2024 season. It made sense for his major league debut to come now, especially after he hit .347 at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.A few other top prospects remain in the minors, but they're also worth keeping an eye on:—Ronald Acuna, Braves. Acuna hit .432 in 44 spring training at-bats for Atlanta this year, and although he started slowly at Triple-A Gwinnett, a three-hit day Sunday lifted his average to .217.—Nick Senzel, Reds. Cincinnati is a major league-worst 3-18 and already fired manager Bryan Price . In other words, the addition of a top prospect could ... [More]
Sun Apr 2223:50Red Sox lose consecutive games for 1st time this yearNick AhmedSSDiamondbacksFree Agent
Abraham AlmonteLF/RFRoyalsFree Agent
Aaron AltherrRFPhilliesFree Agent
Miguel Andujar3BYankeesFree Agent
Austin BarnesCDodgersFree Agent
Jaime BarriaSPAngelsFree Agent
Cody Bellinger1BDodgersFree Agent
Brandon Belt1BGiantsFree Agent
Archie BradleyRPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Kris Bryant3BCubsFree Agent
Aaron BummerRPWhite SoxFree Agent
Victor CaratiniCCubsFree Agent
Andrew CashnerSPOriolesFree Agent
Luis CastilloSPRedsFree Agent
Aroldis ChapmanRPYankeesFree Agent
Willson ContrerasCCubsFree Agent
Patrick CorbinSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Johnny CuetoSPGiantsFree Agent
Khris DavisDHAthleticsFree Agent
Paul DeJongSSCardinalsFree Agent
Buck FarmerSPTigersFree Agent
Josh FieldsRPDodgersFree Agent
Joey Gallo1BRangersFree Agent
Trevor GottRPNationalsFree Agent
Yasmani GrandalCDodgersFree Agent
Didi GregoriusSSYankeesFree Agent
Josh HaderRPBrewersFree Agent
Jeremy HellicksonSPNationalsFree Agent
Kelvin HerreraRPRoyalsFree Agent
Jason HeywardRFCubsFree Agent
Kenley JansenRPDodgersFree Agent
Keone KelaRPRangersFree Agent
Ian Kinsler2BAngelsFree Agent
Andrew KnappCPhilliesFree Agent
Tommy La Stella3BCubsFree Agent
Manny MachadoSSOriolesFree Agent
Sean ManaeaSPAthleticsFree Agent
Nomar MazaraRFRangersFree Agent
Lance McCullersSPAstrosFree Agent
Miles MikolasSPCardinalsFree Agent
Brandon MorrowRPCubsFree Agent
Mike Moustakas3BRoyalsFree Agent
Shohei OhtaniSP/DHAngelsFree Agent
Blake ParkerRPAngelsFree Agent
Martín PérezSPRangersFree Agent
David PriceSPRed SoxFree Agent
Jurickson Profar2B/SSRangersFree Agent
Yacksel RiosRPPhilliesFree Agent
David RobertsonRPYankeesFree Agent
Austin RomineCYankeesFree Agent
Kyle SchwarberLFCubsFree Agent
Corey SeagerSSDodgersFree Agent
Luis SeverinoSPYankeesFree Agent
Caleb SmithRPMarlinsFree Agent
Hunter StricklandRPGiantsFree Agent
Chris TaylorCFDodgersFree Agent
Gleyber TorresSSYankeesFree Agent
Blake TreinenRPAthleticsFree Agent
Drew VerHagenRPTigersFree Agent
Kolten Wong2BCardinalsFree Agent
Christian YelichLFBrewersFree Agent
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Khris Davis hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer off David Price with two outs in the eighth inning and the Oakland Athletics beat Boston 4-1 on Sunday, to deal the Red Sox consecutive losses for the first time under new manager Alex Cora.Boston had won its first six series before losing two of three at the Coliseum, where they were no-hit Saturday by Sean Manaea. They still have the best record in the majors at 17-4.Davis drove in all four runs for the A's, and Blake Treinen (1-1) retired five batters to win. Price (2-2) allowed four runs and nine hits in 7 2/3 innings.YANKEES 5, BLUE JAYS 1Gleyber Torres went 0 for 4 with a strikeout, double-play grounder, popup and flyout in his big league debut, and the youthful Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-1 on Sunday when New York used a starting lineup that didn't include a player 30 or older for the first time since Sept. 29, 1989.Luis Severino (4-1) allowed three hits and struck out six in seven innings, and Davi... [More]
Sun Apr 2221:09Cubs' Kris Bryant hit on helmet by pitch, leaves gameKris Bryant3BCubsFree Agent
German MarquezSPRockiesFree Agent
DENVER (AP) — Chicago Cubs star Kris Bryant was hit on the head with a 96 mph pitch from Colorado's German Marquez on Sunday but appeared to have escaped serious injury.Cubs spokesman Peter Chase said Bryant passed tests and had no sign of a concussion. Chase said Bryant had a cut above his left eye and will be on the team charter flight to Cleveland."As good as can be expected," manager Joe Maddon said after Chicago's 9-7 win. "I haven't heard the word concussion yet, so hopefully good."Bryant appeared stunned as manager Maddon and the Cubs' training staff attended to him. Bryant walked off the field very slowly, with one arm around head athletic trainer PJ Mainville and the other around assistant athletic trainer Matt Johnson."Matty was asking him questions, and he was answering them correctly," Maddon said. "That's just a bad moment. I didn't know where KB was at when I got there, but I just knew he needed to be held onto."You get hit in the head, you get wobbly. You get punched i... [More]
Sun Apr 2221:09LEADING OFF: Dodgers' Buehler makes 1st start, Bryant restsKris Bryant3BCubsFree Agent
Walker BuehlerSPDodgersFree Agent
Carlos CarrascoSPIndiansFree Agent
Gerrit ColeSPAstrosFree Agent
Brian Dozier2BTwinsFree Agent
Rich HillSPDodgersFree Agent
Shohei OhtaniSP/DHAngelsFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors Monday:___START HIM UPPrized Dodgers prospect Walker Buehler makes his first big league start, taking on visiting Miami. The 23-year-old righty reached the majors last September and had a 7.71 ERA in eight relief appearances. Buehler was a first-round draft pick in 2015. He's getting this chance because starter Rich Hill is on the disabled list with a cracked fingernail.REST HELPSThe Cubs are off, meaning slugger Kris Bryant gets to heal from a beaning. He had a cut above his eye, caused by his sunglasses, after a fastball from Colorado's German Marquez hit off helmet Sunday. The team said Bryant passed tests and had no sign of a concussion. The 2016 NL MVP is hitting .319 with two home runs and 11 RBIs. The Cubs next play on Tuesday night at Cleveland."As good as can be expected," manager Joe Maddon said after Chicago's 9-7 win. "I haven't heard the word concussion yet, so hopefully good."ASCENDING ASTROSFresh off sweeping a three-game seri... [More]
Sun Apr 2220:39Red Sox lose consecutive games for 1st time this yearNick AhmedSSDiamondbacksFree Agent
Abraham AlmonteLF/RFRoyalsFree Agent
Aaron AltherrRFPhilliesFree Agent
Miguel Andujar3BYankeesFree Agent
Brandon Belt1BGiantsFree Agent
Archie BradleyRPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Kris Bryant3BCubsFree Agent
Aaron BummerRPWhite SoxFree Agent
Victor CaratiniCCubsFree Agent
Andrew CashnerSPOriolesFree Agent
Luis CastilloSPRedsFree Agent
Aroldis ChapmanRPYankeesFree Agent
Willson ContrerasCCubsFree Agent
Patrick CorbinSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Johnny CuetoSPGiantsFree Agent
Khris DavisDHAthleticsFree Agent
Paul DeJongSSCardinalsFree Agent
Buck FarmerSPTigersFree Agent
Joey Gallo1BRangersFree Agent
Didi GregoriusSSYankeesFree Agent
Josh HaderRPBrewersFree Agent
Kelvin HerreraRPRoyalsFree Agent
Jason HeywardRFCubsFree Agent
Keone KelaRPRangersFree Agent
Andrew KnappCPhilliesFree Agent
Tommy La Stella3BCubsFree Agent
Manny MachadoSSOriolesFree Agent
Sean ManaeaSPAthleticsFree Agent
Nomar MazaraRFRangersFree Agent
Lance McCullersSPAstrosFree Agent
Brandon MorrowRPCubsFree Agent
Mike Moustakas3BRoyalsFree Agent
Martín PérezSPRangersFree Agent
David PriceSPRed SoxFree Agent
Jurickson Profar2B/SSRangersFree Agent
Yacksel RiosRPPhilliesFree Agent
David RobertsonRPYankeesFree Agent
Austin RomineCYankeesFree Agent
Kyle SchwarberLFCubsFree Agent
Luis SeverinoSPYankeesFree Agent
Caleb SmithRPMarlinsFree Agent
Hunter StricklandRPGiantsFree Agent
Gleyber TorresSSYankeesFree Agent
Blake TreinenRPAthleticsFree Agent
Drew VerHagenRPTigersFree Agent
Kolten Wong2BCardinalsFree Agent
Christian YelichLFBrewersFree Agent
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Khris Davis hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer off David Price with two outs in the eighth inning and the Oakland Athletics beat Boston 4-1 on Sunday, to deal the Red Sox consecutive losses for the first time under new manager Alex Cora.Boston had won its first six series before losing two of three at the Coliseum, where they were no-hit Saturday by Sean Manaea. They still have the best record in the majors at 17-4.Davis drove in all four runs for the A's, and Blake Treinen (1-1) retired five batters to win. Price (2-2) allowed four runs and nine hits in 7 2/3 innings.YANKEES 5, BLUE JAYS 1Gleyber Torres went 0 for 4 with a strikeout, double-play grounder, popup and flyout in his big league debut, and the youthful Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-1 on Sunday when New York used a starting lineup that didn't include a player 30 or older for the first time since Sept. 29, 1989.Luis Severino (4-1) allowed three hits and struck out six in seven innings, and Davi... [More]
Sun Apr 2218:49Top prospect Torres makes MLB debut as Yankees go youngAroldis ChapmanRPYankeesFree Agent
Aaron JudgeRFYankeesFree Agent
Jace Peterson2BYankeesFree Agent
Giancarlo StantonDHYankeesFree Agent
Mark TeixeiraFree Agent
Gleyber TorresSSYankeesFree Agent
Tyler Wade2B/SSYankeesFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Gleyber Torres had a tough time at the plate in his first major league game.The prized prospect went 0 for 4 and stranded six runners during his highly anticipated debut for the New York Yankees, who nonetheless cruised to a 5-1 victory Sunday against the Toronto Blue Jays."I feel good. Super excited," Torres said afterward.The 21-year-old infielder played second base and batted eighth in a Yankees lineup that didn't include a player 30 or older for the first time since Sept. 29, 1989, according to STATS.Rated among the top five or six prospects in baseball, Torres became the youngest position player to appear in a game for the Yankees since 20-year-old Melky Cabrera in 2005. Atlanta second baseman Ozzie Albies, also 21, is the only major leaguer younger than Torres to play in a game this season."We just feel like he's ready," New York manager Aaron Boone said. "We think he has a chance to be a special player."The crowd at Yankee Stadium buzzed when Torres came to the... [More]
Sun Apr 2217:29Belt's 21-pitch plate appearance most since at least 1988Jaime BarriaSPAngelsFree Agent
Brandon Belt1BGiantsFree Agent
Kole CalhounRFAngelsFree Agent
Evan Longoria3BGiantsFree Agent
Joe Panik2BGiantsFree Agent
Pablo Sandoval3BGiantsFree Agent
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Belt of the San Francisco Giants saw 21 pitches in an epic plate appearance against Los Angeles Angels rookie right-hander Jaime Barria in the first inning Sunday, the most since records began in 1988.The previous high of 20 pitches in a plate appearance since 1988 was when Houston's Ricky Gutierrez struck out against Cleveland's Bartolo Colon on June 26, 1998, according to Retrosheet.The left-handed Belt peppered the crowd with plenty of souvenirs by fouling off 11 straight pitches, including two long fouls down the right-field line, before lining out to right fielder Kole Calhoun.Belt was greeted with high-fives when he returned to the dugout.It took nine pitches for Belt to work the count full, as he fouled off five pitches in the process. He swung and missed just once.Angels pitching coach Charles Nagy made a mound visit to check on Barria after the Belt at-bat. Barria had thrown nine pitches to Joe Panik, who hit a leadoff single, before throwing 21 to Belt.Barria threw 49 pitches in the first inning. He loaded the bases with one out before retiring Evan Longoria and Pablo Sandoval.___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball
Sun Apr 2216:29Ohtani throws bullpen before batting cleanup for 1st timeShohei OhtaniSP/DHAngelsFree Agent
Albert PujolsDHAngelsFree Agent
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Japanese two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani threw a bullpen session Sunday about 90 minutes before he was to bat cleanup for the first time for the Los Angeles Angels.Ohtani, who bats left-handed and throws right, was moved into the fourth spot in the order because Albert Pujols got his first day off this season.Ohtani was to go "full gorilla," as manager Mike Scioscia calls a full-on bullpen session, as opposed to the "touch and feel" session he threw on Friday before going 2 for 4 as the designated hitter in an 8-1 loss to the Giants.A blister on his right middle finger forced Ohtani out after just two innings of his pitching start against the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. Ohtani is listed as the Angels' starter for Tuesday night at Houston, opposing Charlie Morton.On the mound, Ohtani is 2-1 with a 3.60 ERA with 19 strikeouts and four walks.He's hitting.342 with three homers and 11 RBIs, with 10 strikeouts and three walks. The Angels were set to face right-h... [More]
Sun Apr 2216:09Ohtani throws bullpen before batting cleanup for 1st timeShohei OhtaniSP/DHAngelsFree Agent
Albert PujolsDHAngelsFree Agent
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Japanese two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani threw a bullpen session Sunday about 90 minutes before he was to bat cleanup for the first time for the Los Angeles Angels.Ohtani, who bats left-handed and throws right, was moved into the fourth spot in the order because Albert Pujols got his first day off this season.Ohtani was to go "full gorilla," as manager Mike Scioscia calls a full-on bullpen session, as opposed to the "touch and feel" session he threw on Friday before going 2 for 4 as the designated hitter in an 8-1 loss to the Giants.A blister on his right middle finger forced Ohtani out after just two innings of his pitching start against the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. Ohtani is listed as the Angels' starter for Tuesday night at Houston, opposing Justin Verlander.On the mound, Ohtani is 2-1 with a 3.60 ERA with 19 strikeouts and four walks.He's hitting.342 with three homers and 11 RBIs, with 10 strikeouts and three walks. The Angels were set to face right... [More]
Sun Apr 2216:09Cubs' Kris Bryant hit on helmet by pitch, leaves gameKris Bryant3BCubsFree Agent
German MarquezSPRockiesFree Agent
DENVER (AP) — Chicago Cubs star Kris Bryant has left Sunday's game after being hit on the head with a 96 mph pitch from Colorado's German Marquez.The ball made a loud sound as it hit off the underside of the flap of his helmet, and it was not immediately clear how much direct contact it made his Bryant's head.Cubs spokesman Peter Chase said Bryant passed tests and had no sign of a concussion. Chase said Bryant had a cut under an eye.Bryant appeared stunned as manager Joe Maddon and the Cubs' training staff attended to him. Bryant walked off the field very slowly, with one arm around head athletic trainer PJ Mainville and the other around assistant athletic trainer Matt Johnson.Bryant, the 2016 NL MVP, is hitting .319 with two home runs and 11 RBIs.Chicago hitting coach Chili Davis and assistant hitting coach Andy Haines were ejected by plate umpire Cory Blaser as Cubs trainers attended to Bryant.___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball
Sun Apr 2215:29Ohtani throws bullpen before batting cleanup for 1st timeShohei OhtaniSP/DHAngelsFree Agent
Albert PujolsDHAngelsFree Agent
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Japanese two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani threw a bullpen session Sunday about 90 minutes before he was to bat cleanup for the first time for the Los Angeles Angels.Ohtani, who bats left-handed and throws right, was moved into the fourth spot in the order because Albert Pujols got his first day off this season.Ohtani was to go "full gorilla," as manager Mike Scioscia calls a full-on bullpen session, as opposed to the "touch and feel" session he threw on Friday before going 2 for 4 as the designated hitter in an 8-1 loss to the Giants.A blister on his right middle finger forced Ohtani out after just two innings of his pitching start against the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. Scioscia was to announce after Sunday's game when Ohtani's next start will be. The Angels open a series at Houston on Monday.On the mound, Ohtani is 2-1 with a 3.60 ERA with 19 strikeouts and four walks.He's hitting.342 with three homers and 11 RBIs, with 10 strikeouts and three walks. The ... [More]
Sun Apr 2214:59Rockies place Carlos Gonzalez on 10-day DLNoel CuevasCF/RFRockiesFree Agent
David DahlLFRockiesFree Agent
Gerardo ParraLFRockiesFree Agent
Mike TauchmanLFRockiesFree Agent
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies have placed outfielder Carlos Gonzalez on the 10-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain.The Rockies also announced that outfielder Gerardo Parra has dropped his appeal and began serving a four-game suspension Sunday for his part in a bench-clearing brawl against San Diego on April 11.Gonzalez was injured diving for a ball in right field in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, and the roster move was retroactive to Thursday.Manager Bud Black says Gonzalez is able to hit but he is limited running the bases and cannot play defense."CarGo is available to pinch hit, can give us an at-bat but we probably would've had to run for him," Black said before Sunday's game against the Chicago Cubs. "He hasn't played for three days, so he'll miss the next seven. You want players back at full strength and we think he should be back at full strength when his time is up."Gonzalez is hitting .235 with three home runs. He agreed to a $5 million, one-year contract with Col... [More]
Sun Apr 2214:49Top prospect Torres makes MLB debut as Yankees go youngAroldis ChapmanRPYankeesFree Agent
Brett GardnerLFYankeesFree Agent
Aaron JudgeRFYankeesFree Agent
Jace Peterson2BYankeesFree Agent
Austin RomineCYankeesFree Agent
Giancarlo StantonDHYankeesFree Agent
Mark TeixeiraFree Agent
Gleyber TorresSSYankeesFree Agent
Tyler Wade2B/SSYankeesFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — With prized prospect Gleyber Torres on board, the New York Yankees are going young.After getting called up from the minors, Torres made his highly anticipated major league debut Sunday against Toronto. The 21-year-old infielder was at second base, batting eighth in a Yankees lineup that didn't include a player 30 or older for the first time since Sept. 29, 1989, according to STATS.Veteran left fielder Brett Gardner was rested, so the senior starter on the field was 29-year-old catcher Austin Romine.Rated among the top five or six prospects in baseball, Torres became the youngest position player to appear in a game for the Yankees since 20-year-old Melky Cabrera in 2005. Atlanta second baseman Ozzie Albies, also 21, is the only major leaguer younger than Torres to play in a game this season."We just feel like he's ready," New York manager Aaron Boone said. "We think he has a chance to be a special player."The crowd at Yankee Stadium buzzed when Torres came to the plate... [More]
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