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Kelsie Whitmore & 'The Thing' take on the Atlantic League

May. 24, 2022 12:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The first thing Atlantic League hitters notice about Kelsie Whitmore is the obvious: the Staten Island FerryHawks pitcher is the only woman in a league full of former major leaguers. The surprises don't stop there. The next thing they're likely to see is a pretty...

O's Harvey suspended 60 games by MLB for drug distribution

May. 17, 2022 19:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Baltimore Orioles pitcher Matt Harvey was suspended for 60 games by Major League Baseball on Tuesday for distributing a prohibited drug of abuse, a punishment stemming from his admission of providing opioids to a teammate who fatally overdosed. The former New York...

Robert powers White Sox past Royals in 10 after Cueto's gem

May. 17, 2022 00:40 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Luis Robert hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning after Johnny Cueto's impressive Chicago debut, and the White Sox defeated the Kansas City Royals 5-3 on Monday night in the opener of a five-game series. Yasmani Grandal also had a two-run shot for the...

Here's Johnny: White Sox bring up RHP Cueto from minors

May. 16, 2022 19:54 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Johnny Cueto is back in the majors, this time with the Chicago White Sox. The 36-year-old Cueto was brought up from Triple-A Charlotte on Monday, and the right-hander was slated to start the opener of a five-game series at Kansas City. Infielder Danny...

Royals fire hitting coach Bradshaw, promote Zumwalt to job

May. 16, 2022 13:27 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals fired hitting coach Terry Bradshaw and promoted Alex Zumwalt to fill his role Monday in a shakeup of the coaching staff that they hope will wake up one of the worst offenses in the majors this season. The Royals have scored 118 runs...

Blue Jays prospects strike out 24 Yankees minor leaguers

May. 15, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Prospects on the Class A Dunedin Blue Jays struck out 24 batters in a 1-0 win over the New York Yankees' Tampa Tarpons in the Florida State League on Saturday night, the most in a nine-inning minor league game since at least 2005. Nick Frasso, a 24-year-old...

Rockies' Bryant closer to return after cortisone shot

May. 13, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Rockies outfielder Kris Bryant took swings in the cage Friday for the first time since he was sidelined with a sore back nearly three weeks ago and is eyeing a minor league rehab assignment as soon as next week. Bryant had a cortisone injection in Arizona on...

Kumar Rocker joins independent Tri-City in Troy, NY

May. 13, 2022 15:22 PM EDT

TROY, N.Y. (AP) — Right-hander Kumar Rocker agreed Friday to a contract with the independent Tri-City ValleyCats after failing to sign with the New York Mets last summer. A 22-year-old right-hander who was a junior at Vanderbilt, Rocker was selected by the Mets with the 10th...

LEADING OFF: Francona, Guardians hit with virus outbreak

May. 12, 2022 03:19 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ ON GUARD The Cleveland Guardians are dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak that has sidelined manager Terry Francona and several of the team’s coaches, prompting the first coronavirus-related...

LEADING OFF: Francona, Guardians hit with virus outbreak

May. 11, 2022 21:28 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Thursday: ___ ON GUARD The Cleveland Guardians are dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak that has sidelined manager Terry Francona and several of the team’s coaches, prompting the first coronavirus-related...