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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...

Cubs SS Russell joining Triple-A Iowa to prepare for return

Apr. 23, 2019 8:14 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs shortstop Addison Russell is joining Triple-A Iowa to prepare for his return from a 40-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. Russell is expected to play when Iowa begins a nine-game homestand Wednesday night against Nashville. He had stayed in...

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...

MLB looks at Harper's ejection; no decision on discipline

Apr. 23, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is reviewing Bryce Harper's rant at an umpire, trying to determine whether the Philadelphia Phillies star should be disciplined. There was no decision Tuesday, a day after Harper went wild during a game against the New York Mets at Citi Field. Harper was ejected for...

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...

Iowa Cubs pitcher finds peace in low-cost tiny home he built

Apr. 23, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Most players for the Triple-A Iowa Cubs live in hotels or apartments during the season, but one of the team's minor league pitchers has chosen to live in a self-built tiny house this summer. Trevor Clifton was a 12th round draft pick by the Chicago Cubs in 2013. He made his Triple-A...

Pirates place Nick Burdi on IL with biceps, elbow pain

Apr. 23, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Reliever Nick Burdi has been placed on the 10-day injured list by the Pittsburgh Pirates with pain in his right biceps and elbow. Burdi grabbed his arm in pain after a pitch in the seventh inning of Pittsburgh's 12-4 loss to Arizona on Monday. Pittsburgh said Tuesday he had a magnetic...