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  • Yankees 1B Teixeira still can't run, doesn't start vs Braves

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is still out of the lineup while he deals with a bruised right shin. Teixeira is unable to run and isn't starting Friday night at Atlanta. Teixeira says his shin doesn't feel better following an off-day Thursday. More tests may be...

  • Mariners send C Zunino to Triple-A, call up C Hicks

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Seattle Mariners optioned struggling catcher Mike Zunino to Triple-A Tacoma on Friday and called up catcher John Hicks from their top affiliate. Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said the team hopes to bring back Zunino to the big league level at some point. He was hitting...

  • Indians RHP Danny Salazar scratched from start vs Angels

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians pitcher Danny Salazar was scratched from his scheduled start Friday night against the Los Angeles Angels because of a virus. Salazar will instead start Monday against Toronto. Manager Terry Francona said Salazar became ill on Tuesday and missed a couple of days of his...

  • Mariners fire general manager Jack Zduriencik

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — A year to the day after praising Jack Zduriencik as he was rewarded with a contract extension, Seattle Mariners President Kevin Mather found himself speaking with ownership this week on all the areas he believed the club was lacking. It was clear to Mather that Zduriencik's time...

  • Yankees reinstate Mitchell from 7-day concussion DL

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — The New York Yankees have reinstated rookie right-hander Bryan Mitchell from the seven-day concussion disabled list. The move was made before Friday night's game at the Atlanta Braves. Mitchell sustained a concussion and a broken nose when he was struck by a line drive hit by...

  • Woman hit by foul ball behind home plate sues Red Sox owner

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — A fan struck by a foul ball that went behind home plate last year during a Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park has sued the team's principal owner. Brookline, Massachusetts, resident Stephanie Taubin says in her lawsuit filed Wednesday against John Henry that she was above home...

  • Museum honoring black baseball players to open in Birmingham


    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A museum honoring black baseball players who formed their own league during segregation is set to open in Birmingham. Mayor's spokeswoman April Odom says the Negro Southern League Museum will open to the public Friday at 4 p.m. Officials say the space is a tribute to the...

  • LEADING OFF: Orioles CF Jones gets checked, Kershaw starts


    A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: ___ ARE YOU OK? Orioles star center fielder Adam Jones will get checked out before the game at Texas. He ran into the wall chasing a fly ball in Kansas City on Thursday, and left the game soon after that with whiplash. X-rays on...

  • Diamondbacks come up short in 8th, fall 5-3 to Cardinals


    PHOENIX (AP) — Just when the Arizona Diamondbacks had played themselves back into some degree of contention in the NL West, the St. Louis Cardinals arrived in town and grounded that momentum to a halt. Brandon Moss and Tony Cruz homered and Seth Maness pitched the Cardinals out of a no-out,...

  • Maness gets key outs in 8th as Cardinals beat D-backs 5-3


    PHOENIX (AP) — Seth Maness came into the game in a tight spot and got some big outs for St. Louis Cardinals. Maness got three straight outs after coming in with the bases loaded in the eighth inning to help the Cardinals hold off the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-3 on Thursday night. Steve Cishek...

  • ESPN addresses Curt Schilling tweet comparing Muslims and Nazis

    Erik Horne | Updated: Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    Former MLB pitcher and current ESPN baseball analyst Curt Schilling tweeted out a meme Tuesday which compared Muslims to Nazis. Not a good look for Schilling, or his employers. The tweet was deleted, but screenshots predictably captured the mess Schilling left behind when he tweeted the meme...

  • Media notes: Cardinals, Royals selected for ESPN Sunday night games in September

    BY MEL BRACHT | Published: Tue, Aug 18, 2015

    ESPN has selected three marquee matchups, which include four current first-place teams and six current playoff teams, for "Sunday Night Baseball" in September.

  • John Farrell to be accompanied by Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona to first chemo treatment

    Published: Tue, Aug 18, 2015

    Cleveland manager Terry Francona said he plans to accompany his longtime friend, Red Sox manager John Farrell, to his first chemotherapy treatment for lymphoma on Tuesday. Farrell, the former Oklahoma State player and assistant coach, announced Friday that he was stepping away from the Red...

  • OKC Dodgers notebook: Tacoma's Chien-Ming Wang delivers first shutout since 2009

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Sat, Aug 15, 2015

    Chien-Ming Wang delivered a vintage performance against the Dodgers with a complete-game shutout in Tacoma’s 2-0 win in front of 10,331 fans at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

  • Midwest City native Matt Kemp unknowingly becomes first Padre to hit for cycle

    By The Associated Press | Published: Sat, Aug 15, 2015

    The former Midwest City star's history-making cycle lifted the Padres to a 9-5 win over the Colorado Rockies on Friday night.

  • OKC Dodgers: Jose Peraza talks MLB debut, hot start

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Sat, Aug 15, 2015

    The 21-year-old infielder was the youngest position player to debut for Los Angeles since Adrian Beltre debuted 17 years ago at the age of 19, and he left a strong impression.

  • Red Sox manager Farrell says he has 'very treatable' cancer

    AP | Published: Fri, Aug 14, 2015

    BOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell says he has a "very treatable" form of cancer. Farrell, a former player and assistant coach at Oklahoma State, said Friday that he would take a medical leave to deal with lymphoma. The 53-year-old Farrell says bench coach Torey Lovullo will...

  • Ex-Carl Albert star J.T. Realmuto drives in 6 runs to spark Marlins

    By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer | Updated: Wed, Aug 12, 2015

    MIAMI — Former Carl Albert High School star J.T. Realmuto drove in six runs, including five in a franchise record-tying 10-run sixth inning, which helped the Miami Marlins complete a two-game sweep in a series between last-place teams by beating the Boston Red Sox 14-6 Wednesday. Realmuto...

  • VIDEO: Kelby Tomlinson gets first MLB hit; wife celebrates in stands

    Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    Elgin's own Kelby Tomlinson picked up his first MLB hit in his first career at-bat Monday night, sending his father-in-law and wife into celebration in the stands. Tomlinson, who was picked by the San Francisco Giants out of Texas Tech in 2011, came on as a pinch hitter in the top of the...

  • Nolan Ryan-Robin Ventura fight anniversary -- 13 things you should know

    Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015 unearths little-known facts about one of baseball's most famous scuffles -- the Nolan Ryan-Robin Ventura mismatch of Aug. 4, 1993. It's an unforgettable moment for baseball fans. Ryan, then 46, hit Ventura with a pitch that sent the former Oklahoma State standout charging to the...


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