Latest American League News

Mets reach minor league deals with Kemp, Santana

May. 24, 2019 9:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Looking to replenish their depth, the banged-up New York Mets agreed to minor league contracts Friday with veteran outfielder Matt Kemp and pitcher Ervin Santana. Each move is pending a successful physical, and both players are expected to report to the club's spring training complex in...

A's place Khris Davis on injured list with hip contusion

May. 24, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have placed designated hitter Khris Davis on the 10-day injured list with a left hip/oblique contusion. Davis was injured May 5 chasing a foul ball in Pittsburgh when he ran into the railing near left field at PNC Park. Davis was removed from the game and played...

Paxton still has knee issue; Gregorius to start 20-day clock

May. 24, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The only New York Yankees in action Friday were those on the injured list. While the big league club was rained out in Kansas City, Yankees pitcher James Paxton and shortstop Didi Gregorius continued testing out their injuries in extended spring training Friday — with mixed...

Nats GM says manager Martinez safe for now despite struggles

May. 24, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo says second-year manager Dave Martinez's job is safe for now despite Washington's sluggish start to the season. The Nationals have lost five straight and entered Friday at 19-31, better than only the Miami Marlins, Kansas City Royals and Baltimore...

Blue Jays promote Cavan Biggio, son of Hall of Famer Craig

May. 24, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Blue Jays prospect Cavan Biggio, the son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, was brought up by Toronto on Friday and set to make his major league debut against San Diego. Biggio was in the lineup to bat eighth and play second base, the position where his father won four Gold Glove awards playing...

Paxton still has knee issue; Gregorius to start 20-day clock

May. 24, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees pitcher James Paxton still has discomfort in his ailing left knee, and shortstop Didi Gregorius planned to start a minor league injury rehabilitation assignment that Saturday that has him returning to the big league team by mid-June. Paxton allowed one hit in four...

LEADING OFF: Marlins streak the right way, Sale vs Astros

May. 24, 2019 2:41 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: MARLINS ON THE MOVE Something unexpected is happening with the baseball team in Miami. The Marlins are actually winning some games. Miami (16-31) has won six straight, capped by Garrett Cooper's two-out grand slam in the ninth inning to beat Detroit on Thursday....

From dugouts to pit stalls, Steinbrenner tackles Indy 500

May. 24, 2019 2:38 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — George Steinbrenner IV still remembers the feeling of driving down the Major Deegan Expressway and seeing Yankee Stadium, the old ballpark in the Bronx seemingly rising from the horizon. It's the same feeling he experiences when he turns off Georgetown Road, passes through the tunnel...

Giolito spins 4-hit gem, White Sox blank Astros 4-0

May. 24, 2019 12:25 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Lucas Giolito was forced to speed up his pace near the end of his last start for the Chicago White Sox because of rain. The results were so good he decided to try it again Thursday night against the Houston Astros, even though there was no need to rush in the climate-controlled confines of...

Rays get inside-the-park homer, 3 others in stopping Indians

May. 23, 2019 10:28 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — As he sprinted madly around the bases, Kevin Kiermaier wondered when he'd stop. He never did. Kiermaier legged out a three-run, inside-the-park homer when Cleveland outfielders Oscar Mercado and Leonys Martin collided, and Ryan Yarbrough handled the Indians' struggling lineup into the...