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Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Rowdy Tellez, right, celebrates a win over the New York Yankees with teammates after a baseball game in Buffalo, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

Tellez on Blue Jays' roster against Rays and Roark left off

Sep. 29, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — First baseman Rowdy Tellez is on the Toronto Blue Jays' roster for their first round playoff series against Tampa Bay after recovering from a strained right knee that had sidelined him since Sept. 8. Tellez could be a designated hitter option for the top-seeded Rays in the...

New York Yankees' Miguel Andujar follows through on a two-run double in front of Baltimore Orioles catcher Chance Sisco during the first inning of the second baseball game of a doubleheader, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Yankees playoff roster: Andújar off; Ford, Montgomery on

Sep. 29, 2020 5:36 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Miguel Andújar was left off the New York Yankees' roster Tuesday for their first-round playoff series against Cleveland. First baseman Mike Ford made the 28-man roster, as did left-hander Jordan Montgomery. Andújar hurt a shoulder last year and lost the third-base job to Gio...

Rays include McClanahan, Choi, Diaz on wild card roster

Sep. 29, 2020 5:35 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Rookie left-hander Shane McClanahan was a surprise addition to the 28-man roster the Tampa Bay Rays announced for the AL first-round series against the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday. McClanahan was a first-round pick in the amateur draft two years ago who pitched at Class A and...

Houston Astros' Jose Altuve rounds third on his way home, scoring on a Yuli Gurriel single in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Yuli Gurriel takes pay cut to $7M to stay with Astros

Sep. 29, 2020 5:34 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — First baseman Yuli Gurriel and the Houston Astros have agreed to a one-year contract with an option for 2022 that guarantees $7 million, a cut of nearly 20% from his 2020 deal. The agreement was announced hours before the defending AL champions started their first-round playoff matchup...

In this photo provided by Hall of Fame shortstop Barry Larkin, Joel Armbruster, the CEO of Phoenix Bats, displays a bat label from Larkin's Project Unity initiative in Plain City, Ohio, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. Major League Baseball has endorsed players putting the label on knobs of bats during the playoff games starting Tuesday, Sept 29, 2020. (Joel Armbruster via AP)

Hall of Famer Larkin's postseason bat labels promote healing

Sep. 29, 2020 4:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Barry Larkin is gladly giving Major League Baseball a helping hand in these playoffs. Two of them, actually. Look closely at the bats being swung and you might notice something on the knobs: a label with a graphic design of Black and white hands clasped over the words “Heal”...

Cleveland Indians pitcher Shane Bieber throws against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

LEADING OFF: Playoffs begin, Bieber vs Cole in prime matchup

Sep. 29, 2020 4:19 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: MARQUEE MATCHUP Shane Bieber dominated this year for Cleveland, leading the American League in wins (8), ERA (1.63) and strikeouts (122). He didn’t allow a run in six of his 12 starts. Gerrit Cole delivered for the Yankees in his first season since...

Members of the Tampa Bay Rays celebrate a 5-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

A capsule look at the Blue Jays-Rays playoff series

Sep. 29, 2020 4:15 PM EDT

A capsule look at the best-of-three playoff series between the Toronto Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg, Florida, beginning Tuesday. ___ TORONTO BLUE JAYS Record: 32-28. Playoff Entry: AL wild card. Playoff Seed: No. 8. Manager: Charlie Montoyo (second season). Projected Rotation: RHP Matt Shoemaker...

New York Mets' Jacob deGrom delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Bumpy season ends in big disappointment for frustrated Mets

Sep. 29, 2020 4:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Like so many things in everyday life this year, little went according to plan for the New York Mets. And with a change in ownership pending, more upheaval could be coming soon. After starting 2020 with such high hopes, the Mets finished 26-34 under rookie manager Luis Rojas in a rocky...

Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado, left, and shortstop Trtevor Story watch as relief pitcher Tyler Kinley warms up after replacing Wade Davis during the seventh inning of the team's baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Denver. The Dodgers won 15-6. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Arenado, Rockies miss playoffs for 2nd straight season

Sep. 29, 2020 4:12 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Hampered by a sore left shoulder, Nolan Arenado couldn’t carry the Colorado Rockies to the postseason. Don't be surprised to hear his name surface in offseason trade rumors. The All-Star third baseman never found his groove in the shortened season before going on the injured list for...

ADDS NAMES - From left to right, Miami Marlins left fielder Magnerius Sierra, right fielder Matt Joyce and center fielder Lewis Brinson celebrate after they shut out the New York Yankees in a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

For Marlins, playoff berth could be start of a new era

Sep. 29, 2020 4:10 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins' first playoff appearance since 2003 is not supposed to last long. They're regarded as young, inexperienced overachievers who benefited from the short season and expanded playoff format. They were outscored by 41 runs this year, and no team has longer odds of winning the...