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Cecil, 4 other Cardinals on injured list to start season

Mar. 26, 2019 3:53 AM EDT

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals placed five players on the injured list as they shaped their roster for Thursday's opener at Milwaukee. The team said Monday the official reason for Brett Cecil's designation is carpal tunnel syndrome, though the left-hander also is dealing with arm fatigue and...

Stamets' grand slam sends Indians past Rangers 10-1

Mar. 26, 2019 3:38 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Cleveland Indians rookie shortstop Eric Stamets has tried to approach this spring training like any other even though he'll start the season opener Thursday with three-time All-Star Francisco Lindor on the injured list because of a calf strain. Stamets hit a grand slam in the fourth...

AP study: MLB average salary on track for 2nd straight drop

Mar. 26, 2019 3:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Even with huge new contracts for Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and Nolan Arenado, Major League Baseball's average salary is on track to drop on opening day for an unprecedented second straight season, according to projections by The Associated Press. The 872 players on rosters and injured...

Diamondbacks RF Steven Souza Jr. injures left knee

Mar. 26, 2019 3:19 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Diamondbacks right fielder Steven Souza Jr. injured his left knee Monday night when he slipped on home plate during an exhibition game against the Chicago White Sox. Souza's plastic cleats skidded across the plate as he scored from second base in the fourth inning, and he immediately...

Calhoun stars early, but Dodgers drop Angels late 8-7

Mar. 26, 2019 2:59 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Kole Calhoun is ready for the season to start, as he showed on offense and defense in the second game of the Freeway Series. Calhoun hit a home run and a double, but the Los Angeles Dodgers scored five times in the seventh inning of an 8-7 victory over the Los Angeles Angels in their...

Frankie Montas parlays new pitch into spot in A's rotation

Mar. 26, 2019 2:39 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin took another step toward finalizing his pitching rotation Monday, announcing right-hander Frankie Montas will be the team's fourth starter. The 26-year-old Montas has had varied success during parts of two seasons with the A's but was dominant this...

Blazers lose Nurkic to severe leg injury, edge Nets in 2 OTs

Mar. 26, 2019 2:36 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — They had just clinched a playoff spot, though there were no cheers or celebrations from the Portland Trail Blazers. Instead, just silence and prayers for Jusuf Nurkic. The gruesome injury suffered by their center overshadowed everything else Monday night. "Devastating," Blazers coach...

Red Sox to put World Series MVP Steve Pearce on injured list

Mar. 26, 2019 2:32 AM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Steve Pearce will start the season on the injured list for the Boston Red Sox. The 2018 World Series MVP exited an exhibition game last weekend due to discomfort in his left calf. Pearce, a right-handed batter, normally platoons with lefty-hitting Mitch Moreland at first base. But the...

The Latest: DE Henry Anderson to re-sign with Jets

Mar. 26, 2019 1:27 AM EDT

The Latest on NFL free agency (all times EDT): 9:25 p.m. A person with direct knowledge of the deal says defensive end Henry Anderson has agreed to re-sign with the New York Jets. Anderson tied with linebacker Jordan Jenkins for the team lead with a career-high seven sacks last season. He was acquired from...

Blues beat Golden Knights 3-1 to close in on playoff spot

Mar. 26, 2019 12:43 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Blues paid a big price to obtain Ryan O'Reilly and it's already looking like a bargain. O'Reilly, Ivan Barbashev and Zach Sanford scored to help the Blues beat the Vegas Golden Knights 3-1 on Monday night. St. Louis acquired O'Reilly from the Buffalo Sabres last offseason for...