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  • Blue Jays designate RHP Kingham, add LHP Pannone
    By Field Level Media / Thursday, July 18, 2019

    The Toronto Blue Jays designated right-hander Nick Kingham for assignment to open a roster spot for left-hander Thomas Pannone, who started Thursday's game against the Boston Red Sox.

    • It is the second time Kingham has been designated for assignment this season. The 27-year old was 2-1 with a 3.50 ERA in 10 games for the Blue Jays after he was acquired for cash considerations following a DFA by the Pittsburgh Pirates in June. He was 1-1 with a 9.87 ERA for the Pirates in 14 games earlier this season.

      Pannone, 25, was 2-3 with a 6.18 ERA in 24 appearances (two starts) for the Blue Jays earlier this season. He is 6-4 in 36 games (eight starts) for the Blue Jays over the past two seasons.

      --Field Level Media

  • Phillies bolster bullpen with RHP Salas, LHP Irvin
    By Field Level Media / Thursday, July 18, 2019

    The Philadelphia Phillies selected the contract of right-hander Fernando Salas on Thursday, while the team also recalled left-hander Cole Irvin from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

    • Salas, 34, was added to the one remaining vacancy on the Phillies' 40-man roster while also being added to the major league club. He made one appearance with the Phillies earlier this season, giving up a run in an inning of work.

      Over 10 seasons, Salas is 25-28 with a 3.91 ERA over 494 appearances, all in relief, for the St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Angels, New York Mets, Arizona Diamondbacks and Phillies.

      Irvin, 25, made six appearances (three starts) with the Phillies earlier this season. The rookie is 2-1 this season with a 7.82 ERA.

      To make room on the major league roster, the Phillies optioned left-hander Austin Davis and right-hander Edgar Garcia to Triple-A. Davis had an 8.25 ERA over eight appearances, while Garcia had a 6.15 ERA in 27 appearances.

      --Field Level Media

  • Dodgers recall LHP Ferguson, option RHP Sadler
    By Field Level Media / Thursday, July 18, 2019

    The Los Angeles Dodgers recalled left-hander Caleb Ferguson prior to Thursday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies, while right-hander Casey Sadler was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

    • It will be the third stint with the Dodgers this season for Ferguson, 23, who is 0-1 with a 5.48 ERA in 22 major league games this year. He did not allow a run in 11 appearances and 13 1/3 innings at Oklahoma City.

      In his second major league season, Ferguson is 7-3 with a 4.13 ERA with the Dodgers over 51 appearances (four starts).

      Sadler, 29, was acquired by the Dodgers in a trade with the Tampa Bay Rays on July 3 and added to the major league roster Monday. He made two appearances against the Phillies this week, allowing one run in 2 2/3 innings. He has a 2.05 ERA in 11 relief appearances with the Rays and Dodgers this season.

      --Field Level Media

  • Marlins activate INF Prado from injured list
    By Field Level Media / Thursday, July 18, 2019

    The Miami Marlins activated veteran infielder Martin Prado from the 10-day injured list Thursday and replaced him on the IL with utilityman JT Riddle.

    • Prado, 35, had been out of action since the middle of June with a right hamstring strain. He was batting .239 with one home run and 12 RBIs in 51 games, but could be of value in a trade to a contender before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.

      Prado is a career .288 hitter with 99 home runs and 606 RBIs over 14 seasons with the Atlanta Braves, Arizona Diamondbacks, New York Yankees and Marlins. He was an All-Star with the Braves in 2010. He has played both first and third base this season.

      Riddle, 27, was batting .189 with six home runs and 12 RBIs over 51 games with the Marlins this season. He saw most of his action in center field but did play 12 games at shortstop. Riddle is out with a forearm strain.

      --Field Level Media

  • MLB roundup: Padres' Paddack shuts down Marlins
    By Field Level Media / Thursday, July 18, 2019

    Padres rookie right-hander Chris Paddack had a no-hitter through seven innings before giving up a home run in San Diego's 3-2 win over the host Miami Marlins on Wednesday.

    • Starlin Castro homered to lead off the eighth for Miami's first hit.

      Paddack (6-4) allowed the one hit over 7 2/3 innings. He issued one walk and had eight strikeouts while throwing 94 pitches in his 16th major league start. San Diego closer Kirby Yates allowed an unearned run in the ninth but still recorded his 31st save.

      The Padres scored all of their runs with two outs in the fourth inning. Manuel Margot started the rally with a two-out double to right, and he scored on Greg Garcia's single. Austin Hedges followed with a two-run homer.

      Dodgers 7, Phillies 2

      David Freese and Justin Turner homered to lead visiting Los Angeles past Philadelphia in a game that featured a 2-hour, 37-minute rain delay.

      Pedro Baez (4-2) pitched 1 2/3 shutout innings and earned the victory for the Dodgers, who have won two of three in this series. The finale will be played Thursday afternoon, less than 12 hours after the prior game ended.

      The Dodgers' latest victory featured 16 walks, 10 issued by Phillies pitchers. Los Angeles' Max Muncy walked three times. The Phillies managed just two hits, singles by Scott Kingery in the sixth inning and Adam Haseley in the ninth. Kingery also walked twice.

      Astros 11, Angels 2

      Michael Brantley hit the 100th home run of his career, and Gerrit Cole pitched seven strong innings as Houston defeated Los Angeles in Anaheim, Calif. George Springer added a three-run homer for the Astros.

      Dustin Garneau homered for the Angels, who lost for the first time in six games since the All-Star break. Los Angeles was without All-Star Mike Trout for the third consecutive game because of a right calf strain.

      Cole (10-5) allowed one run on seven hits with one walk and 11 strikeouts. The right-hander fanned the last five batters he faced.

      Indians 7, Tigers 2

      Mike Clevinger matched a career high with 12 strikeouts, and rookie Oscar Mercado and Greg Allen each drove in a pair of runs as host Cleveland defeated Detroit.

      Francisco Lindor belted a homer to ignite a four-run eighth inning for the Indians, who have won 10 of their last 12 to move within four games of the American League Central-leading Twins.

      Nicholas Castellanos launched a solo homer and Jeimer Candelario had an RBI single for the Tigers, who have lost 11 of their past 13 contests overall and 11 of 12 against Cleveland this season.

      Red Sox 5, Blue Jays 4

      Rafael Devers homered among three hits and drove in four runs to lead Boston past visiting Toronto.

      Brock Holt also had three hits for the Red Sox, who have won two of the first three contests in the four-game series. Eduardo Rodriguez (11-4) earned the victory, allowing two runs on three hits and three walks with four strikeouts.

      Teoscar Hernandez homered twice, and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. also went deep for the Blue Jays, who were outhit 14-5.

      Royals 7, White Sox 5

      Danny Duffy continued Kansas City's recent pitching dominance as the Royals defeated visiting Chicago to win the first three games of the four-game series.

      Whit Merrifield, Jorge Soler, Nicky Lopez and Alex Gordon combined to go 9-for-14 for Kansas City. Soler had three RBIs and Lopez had two.

      Duffy (4-5), who entered the game with a string of 14 2/3 scoreless innings against the White Sox, didn't allow a run until Ryan Goins launched a no-out, two-run home run in the sixth. He wound up yielding two runs on six hits in six innings. Duffy struck out five and didn't walk a batter.

      Orioles 9, Nationals 2

      Trey Mancini homered twice, and Chris Davis hit a tiebreaking single in a three-run, seventh-inning rally as Baltimore defeated visiting Washington.

      The Orioles broke the game open with five runs in the eighth. Mancini had a two-run homer in that frame, and he finished with three RBIs. Anthony Santander got a sacrifice fly while Stevie Wilkerson had an RBI double and then scored on a Rio Ruiz single.

      The game was delayed 1 hour, 32 minutes by rain at the start.

      Diamondbacks 19, Rangers 4

      Arizona scored 12 runs in the first two innings and tied its team record with 21 hits as it belted five home runs in Arlington, Texas. The 12 runs were the most the Diamondbacks had ever scored through the first two innings of a game.

      Eduardo Escobar drove in five runs and homered from both sides of the plate, including a two-run blast from the left side in a seven-run first inning that Arizona chased Texas starter Jesse Chavez (3-5). Escobar connected from the right side in the sixth, a three-run shot that was good for a 17-3 lead.

      Christian Walker reached base six times in seven at-bats -- two hits, three walks and a hit by pitch.

      Athletics 10, Mariners 2

      Mark Canha and Jurickson Profar each hit two home runs, and Homer Bailey pitched six solid innings in his A's debut as host Oakland defeated Seattle.

      Chad Pinder and Ramon Laureano also homered for the A's, who scored all of their runs via the long ball. Oakland swept the two-game series and has won six in a row overall, outscoring its opponents 47-13.

      Bailey (8-6), a veteran right-hander, was acquired Sunday in a trade with Kansas City. He allowed two runs on seven hits with no walks and six strikeouts.

      Cubs 5, Reds 2

      Kris Bryant and Addison Russell hit solo home runs, and Yu Darvish snapped his drought at Wrigley Field with six scoreless innings in Chicago's win over visiting Cincinnati.

      Darvish (3-4) turned in his second straight outing of two-hit ball over six scoreless innings. He struck out seven and got his first career win at Wrigley after 13 starts without one as a member of the Cubs. He had never before pitched in a win at Wrigley, including a loss with the Texas Rangers in 2016.

      Darvish also earned his first win this season since April 27 after 12 no-decisions and a loss.

      Cardinals 6, Pirates 5

      Paul Goldschmidt hit a go-ahead, three-run home run in the seventh inning as host St. Louis beat Pittsburgh. The Cardinals took two of three from the Pirates.

      The Pirates carried a 4-3 lead into the seventh, and Francisco Liriano (4-2) retired the first batter he faced before giving up a single to Tommy Edman and issuing a walk to Jose Martinez. Goldschmidt then greeted Michael Feliz by homering to left-center field on a 2-2 pitch.

      The rally made a winner out of John Brebbia (3-3), who threw two perfect innings of relief. Andrew Miller tossed a 1-2-3 eighth before Carlos Martinez earned his sixth save despite allowing a run in the ninth.

      Giants 11, Rockies 8

      Donovan Solano led off the sixth inning with a go-ahead home run as San Francisco completed its first four-game sweep of Colorado in Denver since 2011.

      The win was the Giants' fifth straight and sixth in seven games on a just-completed road trip that began at Milwaukee. San Francisco passed the Rockies in the standings, having won eight of nine and 12 of 14 overall.

      Derek Holland (2-4), the second Giants pitcher, was credited with the win after throwing 1 2/3 innings of hitless, scoreless ball.

      Brewers 5, Braves 4

      Christian Yelich homered for the third time in four days, one of two struck by Milwaukee hitters, to help the Brewers defeat visiting Atlanta. The win gave the Brewers their first series win over a team other than Pittsburgh since mid-May.

      Yelich hit a solo homer in the sixth inning against Dallas Keuchel (3-3) to ignite a three-run outburst that allowed Milwaukee to put the game away and ensure a series victory. It was the 34th homer for Yelich, two shy of his career high total from 2018, when he was the NL Most Valuable Player.

      Chase Anderson (5-2) pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings and allowed one hit and three walks, striking out three. It was Anderson's fifth straight start in which he has allowed two or fewer runs. He improved to 3-0 with a 3.37 ERA in six career starts against Atlanta.

      Mets 14, Twins 4

      Pinch hitter Dominic Smith belted a three-run homer, Amed Rosario had four hits, and New York routed Minnesota in Minneapolis.

      With the Mets down 3-2 in the seventh, Smith swatted an 0-2 curveball for his ninth homer. He finished 2-for-3 off the bench, adding a run-scoring single in the eighth to give him a career-high four RBIs.

      Rosario went 4-for-4 with a homer, triple, four runs and three RBIs. Adeiny Hechavarria had three hits, including two doubles, and scored twice.

      Rays at Yankees, ppd.

      The game between Tampa Bay and New York was postponed due to the forecast of severe weather in the vicinity of Yankee Stadium. The contest will be made up Thursday as part of a regular doubleheader beginning at 3 p.m. ET.

      --Field Level Media

  • Yankees acquire OF Gore from Royals
    By Field Level Media / Wednesday, July 17, 2019

    The New York Yankees acquired outfielder/pinch runner Terrance Gore in a trade with the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday.

    • In exchange for Gore, Kansas City received cash considerations from New York.

      The Yankees sent Gore to play with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. While he is not on the 40-man roster, he could find himself on New York's potential playoff roster due to his speed.

      During his six years in the majors, Gore has been used primarily as a pinch runner. Before this season, Gore had appeared in 63 games, but he had only 16 at-bats compared to 27 steals in 31 attempts.

      This year, Gore played in 37 games for the Royals, compiling a .275 batting average, a .362 on-base percentage and 13 stolen bases in 51 at-bats.

      He won a World Series ring with Kansas City in 2015, appearing in two postseason games.

      The Royals had designated Gore for assignment on Friday.

      --Field Level Media

  • MLB notebook: Angels' Ramirez suspended for plunking Marisnick
    By Field Level Media / Wednesday, July 17, 2019

    Los Angeles Angels right-hander Noe Ramirez was suspended for three games Wednesday and fined an undisclosed amount for hitting Houston Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick with a pitch in Tuesday's game.

    • Angels manager Brad Ausmus was suspended for one game and also fined an undisclosed amount, according to Major League Baseball chief baseball officer Joe Torre. Ausmus was set to serve his punishment Wednesday night when the Astros and Angels were to play again.

      Ramirez will appeal his suspension, according to multiple media reports, delaying the possible penalty until after the process is complete.

      --Former pitcher Ernie Broglio, known for being part of one of the most lopsided trades in baseball history, died of cancer at age 83 on Tuesday in San Jose, Calif., according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

      The right-hander became part of baseball lore after being traded by the St. Louis Cardinals to the Chicago Cubs in June 1964. He was the key piece that the Cardinals sent in a six-player deal that netted them a young player named Lou Brock.

      Brock emerged with the Cardinals and was a six-time All-Star en route to being inducted into the Hall of Fame. He had 3,023 hits and 938 stolen bases in a stellar career that ended in 1979. Broglio went 7-19 with a 5.40 ERA in 2 1/2 seasons with the Cubs. He never pitched for another major league team.

      --New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman said a report of him "one million percent" planning to opt out of the final two years of his contract is "completely false."

      The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal, citing sources, reported Wednesday that Chapman, 31, will enter free agency and forfeit the final two years and $30 million of the five-year, $86 million contract he signed in December 2016.

      --The Philadelphia Phillies placed outfielder Jay Bruce on the 10-day injured list because of a right oblique strain.

      Bruce sustained the injury in the third inning Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Phillies replaced him on the roster by recalling outfielder Nick Williams from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

      --Philadelphia Phillies reliever Hector Neris was suspended for three games and fined an undisclosed amount for throwing near the head of David Freese of the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night.

      Neris was ejected, as was Phillies manager Gabe Kapler, who argued on Neris' behalf. Neris denied he intended to hit Freese and will appeal the suspension. He can play until the matter is resolved.

      --Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez, who leads American League rookies with 17 home runs, was placed on the 10-day injured list because of a right ulnar nerve contusion.

      The White Sox purchased the contract of infielder Ryan Goins from Triple-A Charlotte. Chicago also outrighted right-handed pitcher Juan Minaya to Charlotte after he had been designated for assignment on Saturday.

      --The Cincinnati Reds placed relief pitcher Raisel Iglesias on the paternity list and called up catcher Juan Graterol from Triple-A Louisville.

      --Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi was placed on the 10-day injured list, one day after partially dislocating his left shoulder in a game against the Chicago White Sox.

      Kansas City recalled infielder Humberto Arteaga from Triple-A Omaha to replace Mondesi. Also, right-hander Jake Newberry was optioned to Omaha to clear a roster spot for left-hander Mike Montgomery, who was acquired from the Chicago Cubs on Monday in exchange for catcher Martin Maldonado.

      --Oakland All-Star third baseman Matt Chapman exited the Athletics' game against the visiting Seattle Mariners due to a left ankle injury. A's manager Bob Melvin said after the contest that Chapman is day-to-day.

      --Colorado Rockies All-Star outfielder David Dahl is considered day-to-day after he left Wednesday's game against the San Francisco Giants with a left foot contusion.

      --The Colorado Rockies transferred rookie infielder Brendan Rodgers to the 60-day injured list following his surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder.

      --Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora doesn't expect the discord between left-hander David Price and Hall of Fame pitcher Dennis Eckersley to disrupt the team's locker room after the beef resurfaced.

      Price tweeted Wednesday in response to comments made by Eckersley -- a Red Sox TV analyst -- to the Boston Globe in a story published Tuesday. The two initially clashed in 2017 over comments Eckersley made about one of Price's teammates.

      --Elijah "Pumpsie" Green, the first black player in Red Sox history, died at age 85.

      Green entered as a pinch runner against the Chicago White Sox on July 21, 1959, to become the first black player to play in a game for Boston. He ended with a career batting average of .246 with 13 homers and 74 RBIs in 344 games for the Red Sox and the New York Mets.

      --Field Level Media

  • Green, first black player for Red Sox, dies at 85
    By Field Level Media / Wednesday, July 17, 2019

    Elijah "Pumpsie" Green, the first black player in Boston Red Sox history, died on Wednesday in San Leandro, Calif. He was 85.

    • The Red Sox confirmed Green's death on Wednesday and also held a moment of silence prior to their Wednesday night home game against the Toronto Blue Jays.

      "Pumpsie Green occupies a special place in our history," Red Sox principal owner John Henry said in a press release. "He was, by his own admission, a reluctant pioneer, but we will always remember him for his grace and perseverance in becoming our first African-American player. He paved the way for the many great Sox players of color who followed. For that, we all owe Pumpsie a debt of gratitude."

      Green entered as a pinch runner against the Chicago White Sox on July 21, 1959, to become the first black player to play in a game for Boston. The Red Sox were the last major league team to integrate.

      Green played parts of four seasons with the Red Sox (1959-62) and one season with the New York Mets (1963). He had a career batting average of .246 with 13 homers and 74 RBIs in 344 games.

      "We salute the courage Pumpsie Green demonstrated 60 years ago when he became our first player of color," Red Sox chairman Tom Werner said in a statement. "Despite the challenges he faced, he showed great resilience and took pride in wearing our uniform. He honored us by his presence. We send our deepest condolences to Pumpsie's family and friends."

      Green, an Oklahoma native who went to high school and college in Northern California, was inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2018.

      --Field Level Media

  • Cora: Price-Eckersley beef won't distract Red Sox
    By Field Level Media / Wednesday, July 17, 2019

    Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora doesn't expect the discord between left-hander David Price and Hall of Fame pitcher Dennis Eckersley to disrupt the team's locker room after the beef resurfaced Wednesday.

    • "I do feel it is not going to be a distraction," Cora said on WEEI radio. "I really believe that. I know my clubhouse. I know how I do things in the clubhouse. The only thing that we have to do is play baseball."

      Price tweeted Wednesday in response to comments made by Eckersley -- a Red Sox TV analyst -- to the Boston Globe in a story published Tuesday.

      In the story, Eckersley addressed a 2017 confrontation with Price on the team plane by saying, "I didn't know how to deal with that. I don't plan on saying a word to him, I don't plan on seeing him, never. I don't really give a (expletive) one way or another. I don't think he really cares one way or the other."

      Price replied to the story on Twitter with a series of crying-laughing emojis. He said in another tweet he had set up a meeting to apologize to Eckersley, but the latter backed out that day.

      Asked by a Twitter user why the story was resurfacing, Price replied, "Because ECK needs attention!! Same as every broadcast...hahah 8 pitches are thrown and he's sitting there talking about something he did 30 years ago (with zero mention of what's going on)."

      Price offered more on Eckersley to reporters before Wednesday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park.

      "Honestly, I just think it's trash," Price said. "He had an unbelievable career and he's a Hall of Famer. I saw his special on MLB Network. It was cool. The one thing that stood out to me was that he had zero former teammates in that interview. Not one talking about him. It was him talking about himself.

      "If anybody ever does a special on me after baseball, I won't need to go on that interview. I will have former teammates. I will have former coaches. He didn't have that. To me, that's all you need to know. That tells the story right there."

      Two years ago, Price took issue with Eckersley's on-air comments about Red Sox lefty Eduardo Rodriguez. Price confronted Eckersley on the team plane afterward, blocking him in the aisle and cursing at him.

      Cora, who was hired in 2018, was not around for the initial incident, but he said he isn't worried about the situation.

      "When I got here, somebody asked me about that story, and I wasn't here when it happened," Cora said. "I talked to David this morning and how he feels about it. We're going to keep it between ourselves. At the same time, if we're going to turn the page, we have to turn the page."

      Cora added he has not talked to Eckersley on the subject and doesn't plan to.

      --Field Level Media

  • Athletics 3B Chapman departs with ankle injury
    By Field Level Media / Wednesday, July 17, 2019

    Oakland All-Star third baseman Matt Chapman exited the Athletics' Wednesday game against the visiting Seattle Mariners due to a left ankle injury.

    • Chapman departed after the second inning. During his at-bat in the bottom of the first, he fouled back-to-back pitches off his lower left leg before he was retired on a foul popup.

      Athletics manager Bob Melvin said after the contest that Chapman is day-to-day.

      Chapman is batting .279 with 22 homers and 59 RBIs in 94 games this season.

      Oakland won the contest 10-2 for its sixth straight victory.

      --Field Level Media

  • Angels' Ramirez suspended 3 games for plunking Marisnick
    By Field Level Media / Wednesday, July 17, 2019

    Los Angeles Angels right-hander Noe Ramirez was suspended for three games and fined an undisclosed amount for hitting Houston Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick with a pitch in Tuesday's game.

    • Angels manager Brad Ausmus was suspended for one game and also fined an undisclosed amount, according to Major League Baseball chief baseball officer Joe Torre. Ausmus will serve his punishment Wednesday night when the Astros and Angels play again.

      Ramirez will appeal his suspension, according to multiple media reports, delaying the possible penalty until after the process is complete.

      There has been bad blood between the two teams since Marisnick went out of his path to bowl over Los Angeles catcher Jonathan Lucroy during a play at the plate on July 7. Lucroy sustained a concussion and a broken nose on the play and is expected to be sidelined for at least three more weeks.

      Marisnick was booed throughout Tuesday's game at Angel Stadium and was up at the plate in the sixth inning with a 1-1 count when Ramirez drilled with him in the upper back with a pitch.

      After Marinsick reached first base, Angels first baseman Albert Pujols advanced toward the Astros' dugout in response to apparent verbal comments from Houston pitchers Lance McCullers and Justin Verlander.

      The benches and bullpens emptied on to the field before cooler heads prevailed.

      After the game, Astros manager A.J. Hinch complained that the Angels took a "free shot at (Marisnick) with no warning, with no ejection."

      --Field Level Media

  • Phillies P Neris draws suspension for hitting Freese
    By Field Level Media / Wednesday, July 17, 2019

    Philadelphia Phillies reliever Hector Neris has been suspended for three games and fined an undisclosed amount for throwing near the head of David Freese of the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night.

    • The right-hander had given up a three-run homer to Matt Beaty in the top of the ninth that gave the Dodgers an 8-6 lead before he hit Freese in the back with a fastball.

      Neris was ejected, as was Phillies manager Gabe Kapler, who argued on Neris' behalf. The Phillies rallied to win 9-8 in the bottom of the ninth on Bryce Harper's walk-off double.

      Neris denied he intended to hit Freese and will appeal the suspension from Major League Baseball. He can play until the matter is resolved.

      The 30-year-old is 2-4 with a 4.08 ERA and 17 saves in 21 opportunities for the Phillies this season.

      --Field Level Media

  • Royals SS Mondesi on IL with shoulder injury
    By Field Level Media / Wednesday, July 17, 2019

    Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday, one day after partially dislocating his left shoulder in Tuesday's game against the Chicago White Sox.

    • Mondesi suffered the injury while diving for a foul popup from Chicago's Yolmer Sanchez in the fifth inning. He didn't make the catch and was holding his left arm while leaving the field.

      Mondesi has been enjoying a solid season, batting .266 with seven homers, 52 RBIs and a major league-leading 31 stolen bases in 82 games.

      Kansas City recalled infielder Humberto Arteaga from Triple-A Omaha to replace Mondesi. Arteaga batted .237 with one RBI in 11 games with the Royals earlier this season.

      Also, right-hander Jake Newberry was optioned to Omaha to clear a roster spot for left-hander Mike Montgomery, who was acquired from the Chicago Cubs on Monday in exchange for catcher Martin Maldonado.

      Newberry went 1-0 with 3.74 ERA in 16 appearances for the Royals this season. Montgomery was 1-2 with a 5.67 ERA in 20 appearances for the Cubs.

      --Field Level Media

  • Rockies All-Star Dahl leaves game with foot contusion
    By Field Level Media / Wednesday, July 17, 2019

    Colorado Rockies All-Star outfielder David Dahl is considered day-to-day after he left Wednesday's game against the San Francisco Giants with a left foot contusion.

    • Dahl fouled a ball off his foot in the bottom of the first inning. He finished the at-bat, drawing a walk from Shaun Anderson, and he stayed in to play defense in the second inning before manager Bud Black replaced him with Garrett Hampson to start the third.

      Dahl, 25, is enjoying a breakout season, hitting .303 with 13 home runs and 54 RBIs in 86 games.

      --Field Level Media

  • Broglio, part of famous lopsided trade, dies at 83
    By Field Level Media / Wednesday, July 17, 2019

    Former pitcher Ernie Broglio, known for being part of one of the most lopsided trades in baseball history, has died. He was 83.

    • Broglio died of cancer on Tuesday night in San Jose, Calif., according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

      The right-handed Broglio became part of baseball lore after being traded by the St. Louis Cardinals to the Chicago Cubs in June of 1964. He was the key piece that the Cardinals sent in a six-player deal that netted them a young player named Lou Brock.

      Brock emerged with the Cardinals and was a six-time All-Star en route to being inducted into the Hall of Fame. He had 3,023 hits and 938 stolen bases in a stellar career that ended in 1979.

      Broglio was a huge disappointment and went 7-19 with a 5.40 ERA in 2 1/2 seasons with the Cubs. He never pitched for another major league team.

      Broglio had some success with the Cardinals prior to the trade. He went 21-9 with a 2.74 ERA in 1960, tying for the National League lead in victories and finishing third in NL Cy Young balloting. He also went 18-8 with a 2.99 ERA in 1963.

      Overall, Broglio compiled a 77-74 record with a 3.74 ERA in 259 career appearances (184 starts).

      --Field Level Media

  • White Sox rookie OF Jimenez goes on IL
    By Field Level Media / Wednesday, July 17, 2019

    Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez, who leads American League rookies with 17 home runs, was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday because of a right ulnar nerve contusion.

    • Jimenez, 23, suffered the injury in an outfield collision in the first inning of Tuesday night's 11-0 loss at the Kansas City Royals. He is batting .244 with 39 RBIs in 67 games.

      The White Sox purchased the contract of infielder Ryan Goins from Triple-A Charlotte, where he was hitting .322 with 10 home runs in 83 games. Goins, 31, has appeared in 489 major league games for the Toronto Blue Jays (2013-2017) and Kansas City (2018).

      Chicago also outrighted right-handed pitcher Juan Minaya to Charlotte after he had been designated for assignment on Saturday. Minaya, 28, was 0-0 with a 3.90 ERA in 22 games for the White Sox.

      --Field Level Media

  • Phillies put OF Bruce on IL
    By Field Level Media / Wednesday, July 17, 2019

    The Philadelphia Phillies placed outfielder Jay Bruce on the 10-day injured list on Wednesday because of a right oblique strain.

    • Bruce, who is hitting .230 with 24 home runs for the Seattle Mariners and Phillies this season, suffered the injury in the third inning Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He immediately reached toward his right side after a check swing and called for trainers before coming out of the game.

      Bruce, 32, has 10 home runs, a .256 batting average and 29 RBIs in 33 games for Philadelphia, which acquired him on June 2 in exchange for minor league third baseman Jake Scheiner and cash considerations.

      The Phillies recalled outfielder Nick Williams, 25, from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. He is hitting .173 with one homer in 81 at-bats across 50 games for Philadelphia this season.

      --Field Level Media

  • Rockies move INF Rodgers to 60-day IL
    By Field Level Media / Wednesday, July 17, 2019

    The Colorado Rockies transferred rookie infielder Brendan Rodgers to the 60-day injured list on Wednesday following his surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder.

    • Rodgers, 22, batted .224 with seven RBIs in 25 games with the Rockies after making his major league debut on May 17. He was originally placed on the 10-day IL on June 27.

      The 2015 first-round draft pick (third overall) started 13 games at second base and five games at shortstop.

      Colorado also reinstated left-hander Harrison Musgrave from the 60-day injured list and optioned him to Triple-A Albuquerque.

      Musgrave, 27, made 10 relief appearances with the Rockies earlier this season and posted a 3.60 ERA with 12 strikeouts and seven walks in 10 innings.

      --Field Level Media

  • Reds put P Iglesias on paternity list
    By Field Level Media / Wednesday, July 17, 2019

    The Cincinnati Reds placed relief pitcher Raisel Iglesias on the paternity list and called up catcher Juan Graterol from Triple-A Louisville on Wednesday.

    • Iglesias, 29, will have to miss at least one game and not more than three. The right-hander is 2-8 with a 3.92 ERA and 17 saves this season.

      Graterol, 30, is hitting .249 with two home runs in 58 games at Louisville. He has appeared in 61 games in the majors, mostly for the Los Angeles Angels, in the past three seasons.

      The Reds play at the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday before beginning a four-game home series against the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday.

      --Field Level Media

  • Yankees' Chapman denies report of opt-out plan
    By Field Level Media / Wednesday, July 17, 2019

    New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman said a report of him "one million percent" planning to opt out of the final two years of his contract is "completely false."

    • The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal, citing sources, reported Wednesday that Chapman, 31, will enter free agency and forfeit the final two years and $30 million of the five-year, $86 million contract he signed in December 2016.

      The left-hander earned his sixth All-Star selection this season and is 2-2 with a league-leading 25 saves and a 2.45 ERA in 39 appearances entering Wednesday's action.

      In 10 seasons with the Yankees (2016-19), Chicago Cubs (2016) and Cincinnati Reds (2010-15), Chapman has 261 saves and a 2.25 ERA with 851 strikeouts in 515 1/3 innings.

      He spoke to reporters before Wednesday's home game against Tampa Bay, and MLB.com reported he said he will talk to his agent after the season about the opt-out.

      "The truth is, honestly, I feel great here," he said.

      --Field Level Media

  • MLB roundup: Harper rescues Phils in 9th vs. Dodgers
    By Field Level Media / Wednesday, July 17, 2019

    Bryce Harper capped a dramatic rally by doubling home two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning off Kenley Jansen to lift the host Philadelphia Phillies past the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-8 on Tuesday.

    • Harper also hit a three-run home run and finished with five RBIs, his season high in his first campaign with the Phillies. Scott Kingery and Brad Miller also homered for the Phillies, who blew an early 6-1 lead. Kingery also drove in a run with a ninth-inning single ahead of Harper's double.

      After a 22-minute rain delay before the start of the ninth inning, Phillies closer Hector Neris failed to secure his 18th save as pinch hitter Matt Beaty delivered a go-ahead, three-run home run for an 8-6 lead. Neris was then ejected after hitting the next batter, David Freese, with Phillies manager Gabe Kapler also tossed.

      Max Muncy, Cody Bellinger, A.J. Pollock and Joc Pederson also went deep for the Dodgers, who had their three-game winning streak snapped. Jansen (3-3) took the loss after allowing four straight hits to end the game following the first out.

      Cubs 4, Reds 3 (10 innings)

      Kyle Schwarber hit his first career walk-off home run in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift Chicago over visiting Cincinnati.

      Schwarber's blast off Reds reliever Raisel Iglesias (2-8) landed in the basket atop the ivy-covered wall in left-center field. It was his 21st homer of the season and his third in as many games. Robel Garcia and Kris Bryant also homered for Chicago, which rallied from a 3-0, first-inning deficit.

      Eugenio Suarez homered in a losing effort for Cincinnati, which dropped to 3-6 in extra-inning games this season.

      Giants 8, Rockies 4 (10 innings)

      Alex Dickerson and Brandon Crawford stroked RBI singles off Colorado closer Wade Davis to ignite a four-run 10th inning as San Francisco rebounded from Will Smith's blown save in the ninth to win in Denver.

      Dickerson smacked his go-ahead liner in extra innings, capping a night on which he had three singles and a double, scored twice and drove in two runs. Crawford followed with a run-scoring hit, giving the shortstop 10 RBIs in the first three games of the series.

      The Rockies had rallied for three runs in the bottom of the ninth on home runs by Trevor Story and Ian Desmond, but Colorado ultimately fell for the 10th time in 12 games.

      Brewers 13, Braves 1

      Brandon Woodruff allowed only one run over 6 2/3 innings and was supported by three homers, including a grand slam from Christian Yelich, as Milwaukee blew out visiting Atlanta.

      It was the third straight game in which Woodruff (11-3) allowed only one run, a stretch of 20 1/3 innings. On Tuesday, Woodruff gave up five hits and two walks while striking out seven.

      The Milwaukee offense produced 13 hits and was sparked by solo home runs from Keston Hiura and Lorenzo Cain. A towering bases-loaded shot from Yelich in the seventh inning, his 33rd, completed a six-run outburst that put the game away. Hiura had three hits and three runs, and Mike Moustakas had two hits, including the 1,000th of his career.

      Yankees 8, Rays 3

      Aaron Judge slugged a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning, and Didi Gregorius hit a grand slam four batters later as New York beat visiting Tampa Bay.

      The late homers occurred two innings after benches briefly emptied after New York left-hander CC Sabathia fanned Avisail Garcia with two on and two outs. After the strikeout, Garcia and Sabathia began jawing at each other before order was eventually restored.

      Edwin Encarnacion homered in the second inning and DJ LeMahieu went deep in the sixth for the Yankees, who are 19-6 in their past 25 games. Yandy Diaz homered in the fourth inning and delivered an RBI double in the sixth for the Rays, who are 5-10 in the season series.

      A's 9, Mariners 2

      Matt Chapman went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run and five RBIs as host Oakland won its fifth consecutive game, defeating Seattle.

      Matt Olson also homered for the A's, and Daniel Mengden (5-1) pitched seven strong innings, allowing one run on four hits with no walks and three strikeouts. Oakland improved to 8-2 this month.

      The Mariners, who have lost five in a row, got their only runs on a pair of Omar Narvaez solo homers, in the second and ninth innings.

      Diamondbacks 9, Rangers 2

      Ildemaro Vargas homered on his birthday, rookie Alex Young allowed one run in 5 1/3 innings, and visiting Arizona won in Arlington, Texas.

      Vargas, 28, hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning off Lance Lynn (12-5) to give the Diamondbacks a 5-1 lead. Lynn had been 6-0 in his career against Arizona.

      Young (3-0) retired the first batter in the bottom of the sixth before being replaced after 79 pitches. The left-hander gave up three hits, struck out four and walked one in his third career start.

      Mets 3, Twins 2

      Michael Conforto went 4-for-4 with a run and an RBI, and six relievers combined to pitch five shutout innings as New York defeated Minnesota in Minneapolis.

      Edwin Diaz escaped the ninth inning unscathed when he got Nelson Cruz to pop out with the bases loaded to finish off his 21st save. Luis Avilan (2-0) picked up the win by pitching one inning of hitless relief.

      The Mets have won three straight games after an ugly 3-11 stretch that included several bullpen meltdowns. Jonathan Schoop homered, C.J. Cron had two doubles and Eddie Rosario and Marwin Gonzalez also had two hits apiece for Minnesota.

      Blue Jays 10, Red Sox 4

      Justin Smoak responded to a Boston rally with a tiebreaking home run in the sixth inning as visiting Toronto roughed up the Red Sox.

      Smoak's towering blast to right-center on the first pitch of the frame immediately followed a three-run Red Sox fifth that made it 4-4. Teoscar Hernandez earlier hit a three-run shot, and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. had three hits and a run as the Blue Jays won for just the third time in their past nine games.

      Justin Shafer (1-1) earned his first major league victory with one inning of scoreless relief. Xander Bogaerts homered among three hits, and Mookie Betts also had three hits for Boston, which fell for the third time in four games.

      Indians 8, Tigers 0

      Rookie Oscar Mercado belted a two-run homer to highlight a five-run second inning as host Cleveland recorded an easy shutout over Detroit.

      Tyler Naquin launched a solo homer to cap his fourth straight multi-hit performance for the Indians, who have won 14 of their past 19 contests.

      Francisco Lindor ripped a two-run double to help Cleveland post its 10th win in 11 meetings against Detroit this season, with four coming via shutout. Nicholas Castellanos' leadoff single in the fifth inning was the lone hit for Detroit, which fell for the 10th time in 12 games.

      Pirates 3, Cardinals 1

      Colin Moran's RBI infield single snapped a tie in the top of the ninth inning and lifted visiting Pittsburgh over St. Louis. The Pirates snapped a four-game losing streak while the Cardinals had their three-game winning streak snapped.

      Francisco Liriano (4-1) earned the win with a perfect eighth. Felipe Vazquez earned his 21st save by striking out two in a 1-2-3 ninth.

      Cardinals left fielder Tyler O'Neill was the only player on either team with two hits. O'Neill is batting .389 (14-for-36) with three homers and nine RBIs in 10 games this month. St. Louis starter Jack Flaherty allowed one run on three hits and three walks while striking out eight over seven innings.

      Nationals 8, Orioles 1

      Matt Adams and Juan Soto homered, and rookie Austin Voth threw six strong innings as visiting Washington cruised over Baltimore in the opener of a two-game series.

      Adams, Soto and Anthony Rendon all finished with two hits and two RBIs. Washington recalled Voth from Double-A Harrisburg earlier Tuesday. Voth (1-0), pitching in his eighth major league game, earned his second major league victory, allowing one run on four hits.

      Asher Wojciechowski (0-3) gave the Orioles 5 1/3 innings, yielding three runs on six hits. He struck out seven without a walk.

      Royals 11, White Sox 0

      Glenn Sparkman pitched the first shutout of his career as host Kansas City crushed Chicago.

      The 27-year-old became the first Royals right-hander to throw a shutout since Johnny Cueto did so in his Kansas City home debut in 2015. Sparkman (3-5) previously went seven innings twice this season before his career-longest start on Tuesday. He also struck out a career-high eight.

      Whit Merrifield led the offense with his first career inside-the-park home run, the 100th in Royals history. He finished a triple short of a cycle. Both teams sustained injuries, with Kansas City's Adalberto Mondesi hurting his left shoulder and Chicago's Eloy Jimenez departing due to left elbow soreness.

      Marlins 12, Padres 7

      Garrett Cooper and Brian Anderson homered to lead host Miami over San Diego.

      Rookie Jordan Yamamoto overcame a difficult second inning and remained unbeaten in six major league starts. Yamamoto (4-0) allowed three runs (two earned) and four hits in five innings. Harold Ramirez doubled twice, and Cesar Puello and Yadiel Rivera had two hits apiece for Miami.

      The loss extended San Diego's post-All Star break skid to four. Manny Machado, in his first game with the Padres in his hometown, went 1-for-4 with an RBI.

      Angels 7, Astros 2

      Albert Pujols' three-run double highlighted a six-run first inning, propelling Los Angeles over Houston in Anaheim, Calif.

      The first six Angels batters reached base in the opening frame, and Los Angeles wound up with five hits in the inning, including two doubles and a triple, as well as a walk and a hit batter.

      The Angels improved to 5-0 since the All-Star break, while the Astros fell to 2-4 since the break. Both Houston runs scored on RBI singles by Tyler White, who joined Yuli Gurriel with three hits apiece for the Astros.

      --Field Level Media

  • Phillies lose OF Bruce to mid-game injury
    By Field Level Media / Tuesday, July 16, 2019

    Philadelphia outfielder Jay Bruce left the Phillies' Tuesday night home game against the Los Angeles Dodgers with an oblique injury, the Phillies announced.

    • In the bottom of the third inning, Bruce tried to check his swing and then reached right away for his side. After the trainer and manager Gabe Kapler came out to check on Bruce, the 32-year-old veteran was removed from the game.

      Reserve outfielder Roman Quinn completed the at-bat, which ended in a strikeout that was charged to Bruce, his second of the game in two at-bats.

      The Phillies acquired Bruce, a three-time All-Star, in a trade from the Seattle Mariners in early June, apparently for bench depth. Instead, needed in the starting lineup, Bruce hit four home runs in his first three starts for Philadelphia.

      Bruce became a regular when the Phillies lost outfielders Andrew McCutchen to a season-ending knee injury a day after Bruce was acquired, and Odubel Herrera to a season-ending suspension for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. Herrera's last game was May 26, and the suspension was announced in early July.

      Including Tuesday, in 80 games between the Mariners and Phillies, Bruce is hitting .230 with 24 home runs and 57 RBIs. In his 12th season, Bruce has a career .246 batting average with 310 home runs and 932 RBIs.

      The Phillies emerged with a 9-8 win over the Dodgers on Tuesday after scoring three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning.

      --Field Level Media

  • White Sox OF Jimenez departs after 1st-inning collision
    By Field Level Media / Tuesday, July 16, 2019

    Highly regarded rookie left fielder Eloy Jimenez of the Chicago White Sox left Tuesday's game after colliding with center fielder Charlie Tilson on the warning track in the first inning in Kansas City.

    • Jimenez, who was examined in the visitors clubhouse training room, suffered right elbow soreness, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. But he also appeared to grab his right shoulder before falling on the track, according to multiple reports.

      Tilson caught a fly ball hit in the left-center field gap by Royals leadoff batter Whit Merrifield, though Jimenez was calling for the ball. Tilson's glove got tangled with Jimenez's right arm after the catch.

      Jimenez stayed on the ground for several minutes, and White Sox manager Rick Renteria and assistant athletic trainer Brett Walker ran to the outfield to check on his condition.

      In April, Jimenez went on the 10-day injured list with a high right ankle sprain after he was injured while attempting to make a catch and his foot got caught in the left-field fence during a 12-11 win against the Detroit Tigers. X-rays were negative for a fracture, but he suffered a high right ankle sprain and was out from April 27 to May 20.

      Jimenez, a native of the Dominican Republic who made his major league debut on Opening Day after signing a six-year, $43 million extension in March, entered Tuesday's game batting .244 with 17 home runs and 39 RBIs.

      --Field Level Media

  • MLB notebook: Rangers activate Pence from IL
    By Field Level Media / Tuesday, July 16, 2019

    The Texas Rangers activated slugger Hunter Pence from the 10-day injured list on Tuesday and put him in the lineup to face the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks.

    • Pence had been sidelined for a month due to a strained right groin. He missed 23 games. The 36-year-old veteran was having an excellent season before the injury, batting .294 with 15 homers and 48 RBIs in 55 games. He earned his fourth career All-Star selection and his first since 2014, though he wasn't able to play in the game.

      The Rangers also optioned outfielder Willie Calhoun to Triple-A Nashville, placed left-hander Jesse Biddle on the 10-day IL (retroactive to Monday) because of left shoulder fatigue and selected the contract of right-hander Taylor Guerrieri from Nashville.

      --Ryan Brasier, who helped solidify the Boston Red Sox's bullpen last season, was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket.

      Brasier (2-3, 4.24 ERA) has been scored upon in three of his past four appearances, including giving up four runs (three earned) on four hits in two-thirds of an inning Monday night in Boston's 10-8 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. Brasier, 31, has yielded 37 hits in 40 1/3 innings.

      The Red Sox recalled rookie left-hander Darwinzon Hernandez from Pawtucket. The 22-year-old is considered the team's top pitching prospect but has exhibited control issues early in his career.

      --St. Louis third baseman Matt Carpenter was placed on the 10-day injured list. Carpenter sustained a contusion after fouling a ball off the top of his right foot in the seventh inning of the Cardinals' 7-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday.

      Carpenter had been out since June 29 with a lower back strain before being activated on July 11. Batting .215 with 10 home runs and 29 RBIs this season, Carpenter is the seventh Cardinals player currently on the injured list, joining notable regulars such as catcher Yadier Molina and outfielder Marcell Ozuna.

      Rookie infielder Edmundo Sosa was recalled from Triple-A Memphis to take his place on the roster. Sosa, a 23-year-old right-handed hitter, was batting .252 with 10 home runs and 34 RBIs in 83 games for Memphis.

      --The Minnesota Twins placed outfielder Byron Buxton on the seven-day concussion list as one in a series of transactions. Buxton was injured Saturday in Cleveland, where he made a head-first diving catch from center field against the Indians, slamming his face into the turf.

      Buxton, 25, is hitting .249 with nine home runs and a career-best 24 doubles in 75 games. He missed 13 games in June because of a right wrist contusion.

      The Twins also activated outfielder Eddie Rosario (sprained left ankle) and first baseman C.J. Cron (right thumb inflammation) from the 10-day injured list, and they designated relief pitcher Mike Morin for assignment.

      --Chicago White Sox catcher Welington Castillo was recalled from his injury rehabilitation assignment at Triple-A Charlotte and reinstated from the 10-day injured list.

      Castillo has been out since June 17 because of a strained left oblique. He appeared in five games with Double-A Birmingham and Charlotte on his rehab assignment, going 5-for-21 (.238) with one home run and five RBIs. Castillo was hitting .196 with five homers and 15 RBIs for the White Sox before getting hurt.

      Catcher Zack Collins was optioned back to Charlotte after Chicago's loss to the Kansas City Royals on Monday. The former first-round pick was 2-for-26 with 14 strikeouts in his debut stint with the White Sox.

      --The Atlanta Braves placed left-handed starter Max Fried on the 10-day injured list because of a blister on his left index finger.

      The Braves recalled right-hander Bryse Wilson from Triple-A Gwinnett to take his spot on the 25-man roster, and he started Tuesday night at Milwaukee.

      Fried, 25, began developing the blister during his start against the Brewers on Monday night, and gave up three hits while striking out five in five scoreless innings to earn the victory, as the Braves went on to win 4-2. Fried is 10-4 with a 4.08 ERA in 21 games (19 starts) this season.

      --Field Level Media

  • Braves LHP Fried (blister) on 10-day IL
    By Field Level Media / Tuesday, July 16, 2019

    The Atlanta Braves placed left-handed starter Max Fried on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with a blister on his left index finger.

    • The Braves recalled right-hander Bryse Wilson from Triple-A Gwinnett to take his spot on the 25-man roster, and he was scheduled to start Tuesday night's game against the Milwaukee Brewers.

      Fried, 25, began developing the blister during his start against the Brewers on Monday night, and gave up three hits while striking out five in five scoreless innings to earn the victory, as the Braves went on to win 4-2.

      "I thought it was smart not trying to pitch through it," Braves manager Brian Snitker told reporters after the game. "It was pretty significant. If he hadn't have said anything and kept pitching, it probably would have torn open."

      Fried has compiled a 10-4 record with a 4.08 ERA in 21 games (19 starts) this season, with 102 strikeouts and 31 walks over 103 2/3 innings.

      Wilson, 21, has started three games for the Braves this season, compiling a 1-0 record with a 6.14 ERA in four total appearances. At Gwinnett, he has a 4-7 record with a 4.67 ERA.

      --Field Level Media