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White Sox plan to extend netting at Guaranteed Rate Field

Jun. 18, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox plan to extend the protective netting all the way to the foul poles at Guaranteed Rate Field, becoming the first major league team to take such a step in the wake of a couple of high-profile fan injuries. The White Sox and Illinois Sports Facilities Authority, which...

Yankees welcome back injured slugger Giancarlo Stanton

Jun. 18, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton returned from the injured list and was in the lineup for Tuesday night's scheduled game against division rival Tampa Bay. The 2017 National League MVP was to bat fifth and play right field. Stanton last appeared in a big league game on March 31,...

Nationals' Scherzer hit in face during bunting drill

Jun. 18, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer took a ball off the face during a bunting drill on Tuesday. Manager Dave Martinez said before the Nationals faced the Phillies that he hadn't yet gotten a chance to check on Scherzer. The three-time Cy Young Award winner is still scheduled to...

Mets place RHP Familia on DL, ship RHP Gagnon to minors

Jun. 18, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The slumping New York Mets have placed pitcher Jeurys Familia on the 10-day injured list and optioned pitcher Drew Gagnon to Triple-A Syracuse. Familia went on the IL Tuesday with a bone spur in his right shoulder, one day after giving up three runs while recording only one out in a 12-3...

Louisville leading Auburn 4-1 in CWS game suspended by rain

Jun. 18, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Weather woes hit this year's College World Series for the first time Tuesday, with the afternoon elimination game between Louisville and Auburn suspended after four innings because of rain and the night game between Vanderbilt and Mississippi State postponed until Wednesday. The NCAA...

Dominican officials arrest 11th suspect in David Ortiz case

Jun. 18, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Authorities in the Dominican Republic on Tuesday announced the arrest of an 11th suspect in the attempted killing of former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz. An official identified the suspect as Franklin Junior Merán. The official, who agreed to disclose the...

Rangers will retire Michael Young's No. 10 jersey in August

Jun. 18, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers will retire former infielder Michael Young's No. 10 jersey number later this season. Young will be the fifth Ranger to have his number retired by the club, and the second this season. Texas announced the honor for Young on Tuesday, only 10 days after former third...

White Sox bring up C Collins from Triple-A Charlotte

Jun. 18, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have brought up catching prospect Zack Collins from Triple-A Charlotte and placed Welington Castillo on the 10-day injured list with a strained left oblique. The White Sox also reinstated Jace Fry from the IL before Tuesday night's game against the crosstown Cubs. The...

DR officials identify man believed to have paid Ortiz hitmen

Jun. 18, 2019 9:11 AM EDT

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Dominican authorities on Monday identified the man they believe paid hit men to try and kill David Ortiz, adding that they were closing in on the mastermind and motive behind the shooting of the famous slugger who is recovering at a hospital in Boston. The man was...

LEADING OFF: Stanton returns to Yanks, Machado appeals ban

Jun. 18, 2019 3:03 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: STANTON RETURNS Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton is set to come off the injured list for a game against the Rays. Stanton has been sidelined since March 31 with biceps, shoulder and calf injuries, but seemed ready for a return during a minor league rehab start...