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Ex-baseball players Dotel, Castillo linked to DR drug ring

Aug. 20, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Authorities in the Dominican Republic have arrested former MLB pitcher Octavio Dotel and cited ex-infielder Luis Castillo for their alleged links to a drug-trafficking and money-laundering ring, officials said Tuesday. Dominican Attorney General Jean Alain...

Cubs activate reliever Cishek from IL

Aug. 20, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have activated reliever Steve Cishek from the 10-day injured list. The 33-year-old Cishek was sidelined by left hip inflammation. The right-hander is 3-5 with seven saves and a 3.58 ERA in 54 games this season. The Cubs' bullpen is getting healthy again after dealing with a...

Indians' Kluber shut down 2 weeks with abdominal strain

Aug. 20, 2019 7:25 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Corey Kluber's comeback has been sidetracked. The Cleveland Indians ace will be shut down for two weeks with an abdominal strain, an injury he sustained as he was rehabbing from a broken arm. Kluber was pulled from a minor league outing for Triple-A Columbus at Charlotte on Sunday after...

Trout, Heaney with career highs in Angels' 5-1 win at Texas

Aug. 20, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Andrew Heaney was focused on going as deep as he could for the Los Angeles Angels in the opener of a hot day-night doubleheader. After the Angels used eight pitchers in an 11-inning series-opening loss, and then flipped their scheduled starters Tuesday because of Jaime Barria's...

Mets reliever Gsellman has partially torn lat muscle

Aug. 20, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets reliever Robert Gsellman has a partially torn lat muscle that puts the rest of his season in jeopardy, a significant blow to New York's improved bullpen as the team chases a playoff spot. Gsellman was placed on the 10-day injured list last weekend, retroactive to Aug. 14, with...

Hamilton on joining Braves: 'It's like Christmas again'

Aug. 20, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Billy Hamilton feels like Christmas came early. After being let go by one of baseball's worst teams, Hamilton joined the first-place Atlanta Braves on Tuesday to help with their push for the playoffs. "It's a great feeling," Hamilton said in the clubhouse at SunTrust Park before the opener...

Braves reliever Jacob Webb done for season with elbow injury

Aug. 20, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Braves reliever Jacob Webb is done for the season after being placed on the 60-day injured list with an ailing right elbow. The 26-year-old Webb had been one of the most effective pitchers in Atlanta's shaky bullpen, with a 4-0 record, two saves and a 1.39 ERA in 36 appearances. But he had...

Mariners manager: Hernández to rejoin rotation this weekend

Aug. 20, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Pitcher Félix Hernández will rejoin the Seattle Mariners' starting rotation this weekend. Manager Scott Servais made the announcement Tuesday. Hernandez has missed three months with right shoulder stiffness. He pitched 3-plus innings Monday night for Triple-A Tacoma in...

Big Chill to IL: Rangers RF Mazara out with oblique strain

Aug. 20, 2019 1:51 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers right fielder Nomar Mazara has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a left oblique strain. The Rangers made the move Tuesday before the first game of their doubleheader against the Los Angeles Angels. Mazara left in the third inning of Monday night's victory...

Portland Sea Dogs welcome 10 millionth fan through gates

Aug. 20, 2019 12:23 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Portland Sea Dogs have welcomed 10 million fans through their turnstiles. Maine's minor league baseball team, an affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, reached the attendance milestone in a Monday night game at Hadlock Field in Portland. The franchise says the fan to set the record was...