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Pitcher Gio González released by Yankees

Apr. 22, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (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 million...

Pitcher Michael Wacha goes on Cardinals' injured list

Apr. 22, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha was placed on the 10-day injured list because of patellar tendinitis in his left knee and will miss his scheduled start Tuesday against NL Central rival Milwaukee. St. Louis said the move was retroactive to Friday. Infielder/outfielder Drew Robinson was...

Pirates activate Gregory Polanco off injured list

Apr. 22, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates activated Gregory Polanco off the 10-day injured list after the right fielder completed a lengthy rehab from a dislocated left shoulder last September that cut short his 2018 season. Polanco was to bat third for the National League Central leading Pirates on Monday...

Red Sox, Tigers rained out, to play doubleheader Tuesday

Apr. 22, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox and Detroit Tigers were rained out on Monday Boston said the game will be rescheduled as part of a day-night doubleheader Tuesday. The rescheduled game will start at 1:05 p.m. and the original game at 7:05 p.m. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and...

Khris Davis will earn $16.75M in each of next 2 seasons

Apr. 22, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Khris Davis will earn $16.75 million in each of the next two seasons with the Oakland Athletics under the new contract he agreed to last week. Davis agreed to a $16.5 million, one-year deal and would have been eligible for free agency after this season. His new deal includes $33.5...

A baseball branding bonanza, and 2 guys helping it happen

Apr. 22, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — On a spring evening in eastern Pennsylvania, upon a bluff overlooking the Lehigh Valley, a carnival of baseball and pork products is at hand. From loudspeakers, swine-like sounds reverberate. Vendors roam the stands in clothing festooned with outsized strips of bacon. And yes, there...

LEADING OFF: Yelich crunching Cards, Sale slump, deGrom OK?

Apr. 22, 2019 2:06 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: DON'T PITCH TO HIM NL MVP Christian Yelich gets yet another chance to feast on St. Louis pitching when the Brewers visit Busch Stadium. The teams have already played seven times this season — Yelich has eight home runs and 19 RBIs in those matchups, going...

Boston avoids big early hole with sweep of Rays

Apr. 22, 2019 2:04 AM EDT

Hold off — for now — on the panic in Boston. The Red Sox are indeed off to a poor start in defense of their World Series title. They have a 9-13 record and baseball's third-worst run differential. But after sweeping a three-game series with first-place Tampa Bay, Boston has avoided the worst-case...

Donaldson homers twice, Braves rout Indians 11-5

Apr. 22, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Donaldson found his power stroke at Progressive Field. A few months too late for the Cleveland Indians, though. Donaldson had two homers and four RBIs, Freddie Freeman added three hits and the Atlanta Braves pounded Cleveland's pitching for the second straight night, beating the...

Smoak nabbed after Laureano overthrow, but Jays sweep A's

Apr. 21, 2019 9:29 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics caught Justin Smoak early, ending a wild sequence that began with another eye-popping play by center fielder Ramon Laureano. But the A's couldn't totally stop Smoak and the Toronto Blue Jays, who finished off a three-game sweep with a 5-4 victory Sunday. "Over...