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APNewsBreak: 2019 MLB payrolls drop due to signing bonuses

Apr. 23, 2019 8:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Big deals for Bryce Harper, Mike Trout and others that included large signing bonuses masked an otherwise flat market for the second straight offseason that caused Major League Baseball's opening-day payrolls to drop by $43 million for 2019. Payrolls, however, rose by $131 million when...

Drew Smyly sidelined by nerve tightness in pitching arm

Apr. 23, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Texas Rangers placed left-hander Drew Smyly on the 10-day injured list Tuesday because of nerve tightness in his pitching arm, pausing his return from elbow surgery that caused him to miss the past two seasons. Smyly, who turns 30 in June, is 0-2 with a 7.80 ERA in four starts...

Clint Frazier not in Yankees' lineup after hurting ankle

Apr. 23, 2019 8:14 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Clint Frazier is not in the New York Yankees lineup for Tuesday night's game against the Los Angeles Angels as a precaution after he injured his left ankle in Monday night's game. Frazier sustained the injury during the 12th inning when he got tangled up with Angels shortstop...

Royals' Keller drops appeal, starts 5-game suspension

Apr. 23, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Kansas City Royals pitcher Brad Keller dropped his appeal and started a five-game suspension assessed by Major League Baseball after he hit Tim Anderson of the Chicago White Sox in the buttocks with a pitch last week. Anderson flipped his bat after hitting a two-run homer off...

Sale remains winless as Tigers beat Red Sox in DH opener

Apr. 23, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Chris Sale remained winless and frustrated, which was a slight improvement. Sale remained struck out a season-high 10 in five innings but remained winless after five starts as the Boston Red Sox lost to the Detroit Tigers 7-4 in a doubleheader opener Tuesday. "A step in the right direction,...

Snell to return Wednesday from fractured toe

Apr. 23, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays ace Blake Snell is scheduled to start against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday in his return from a fractured right fourth toe. The announcement Tuesday was made two days after Rays manager Kevin Cash said the 2018 AL Cy Young Award winner was ready to be...

Hanley Ramirez chooses free agency after stint with Indians

Apr. 23, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Slugger Hanley Ramirez is again a free agent following a short stint with the Indians. Ramirez cleared waivers on Tuesday and rather than signing a minor league deal with Cleveland, the 35-year-old elected free agency. He played in 15 games for the Indians, batting .239 with two homers and...

Boston's Eovaldi out 6 weeks after elbow surgery

Apr. 23, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox starter Nathan Eovaldi had surgery Tuesday to remove a loose body in his right elbow. The arthroscopic procedure was performed by Yankees head team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Boston said Eovaldi is expected to return to pitching within six...

Urshela hits Yanks to 4th straight win, 4-3 over Halos in 14

Apr. 23, 2019 12:13 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — After the Yankees' vaunted closer blew a 12th-inning lead, but before New York manufactured another run while striking out four times in the 14th, an Angels outfielder playing second base for the first time in his pro career dived to stop a grounder and made a fine throw to get the...

Pitcher Gio González released by Yankees; Loaisiga coming up

Apr. 23, 2019 3:17 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Gio González was released Monday from his minor league contract with the New York Yankees. The 33-year-old left-hander agreed to the deal in mid-March. If added to the 40-man roster, he would have received a $3 million salary while in the major leagues and the chance to earn $9...