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Jays' Martínez suspended 5 games for umpire confrontation

Jun. 24, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays hitting coach Guillermo Martínez was suspended for five games and fined by Major League Baseball on Friday for a confrontation with umpire Doug Eddings. Martínez was discplined by MLB senior vice president Michael Hill for making contact with...

Angels send Reid Detmers to minors 6 starts after no-hitter

Jun. 22, 2022 19:04 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels have optioned Reid Detmers to the minors just six starts after the rookie left-hander threw a no-hitter. The Angels assigned Detmers to Triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday, a day after he made his sixth consecutive winless appearance since...

Paredes' 3 homers lift Rays 5-4, Yanks' 3rd loss in 20 games

Jun. 21, 2022 23:12 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Isaac Paredes homered in his first three at-bats and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Yankees 5-4 on Tuesday night, handing New York only its third loss in 20 games. Paredes combined with Harold Ramirez for back-to-back homers in the first off Nestor Cortes,...

In Pittsburgh, Pirates' overhaul gains momentum by the day

Jun. 21, 2022 12:29 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Oneil Cruz untucked the No. 15 jersey hugging the shoulders of his wiry 6-foot-7 inch frame, turned his hat backward then flashed a smile that needed no translation. One of the biggest pieces — literally and metaphorically — of the revival that Pittsburgh...

Mets recall Dom Smith from Triple-A after 3-week stint

Jun. 20, 2022 13:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have promoted first baseman/outfielder Dominic Smith from Triple-A Syracuse, ending the popular 26-year-old's three-week stint in the minor leagues. New York called up Smith and put right-hander Seth Lugo on the paternity list Monday prior to a...

A's pitchers 3-hit Royals; Brown, Murphy homer in 4-0 win

Jun. 19, 2022 20:12 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Jared Koenig pitched into the sixth inning for his first career win and combined with three relievers on a three-hitter, helping the Oakland Athletics beat the Kansas City Royals 4-0 on Sunday to end an eight-game home losing streak. Koenig grew up about 75...

Jerar Encarnación slam in debut lifts Marlins over Mets 6-2

Jun. 19, 2022 19:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jerar Encarnación was called up to the major leagues, and Miami Marlins teammate Sandy Alcantara made a promise to the 24-year-old. “I told him if you get a hit or a homer, I'm going to buy something,” the pitcher recalled saying on the way back to the team...

MLB moving forward with long-delayed 13-pitcher limit

Jun. 19, 2022 15:34 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Come Monday, there is going to be a little more room in big league bullpens, from Seattle to Tampa Bay, and plenty of places in between. Major League Baseball is moving forward with its oft-delayed plan for a 13-pitcher limit on active rosters. The move could affect...

Column: Are Savannah Bananas the cure for baseball's ills?

Jun. 17, 2022 15:15 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — More than 90 minutes before the first pitch, it's already clear this isn't just any ol' baseball game. The crowd queued up outside the main gate slowly begins to part, clearing the way for a pep band to guide the home team — adorned in bright yellow uniforms...

Injured Mets ace Scherzer throws 3 innings in simulated game

Jun. 16, 2022 19:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Max Scherzer might be back in the New York Mets' rotation before long. The three-time Cy Young Award winner threw 50 pitches in a simulated game Thursday at Citi Field as he recovers from a left oblique strain. If he keeps feeling good, the right-hander plans to...