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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...

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

Aug. 20, 2019 3:57 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...

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...

Home run robbers get praise - and swag for spectacular plays

Aug. 20, 2019 11:11 AM EDT

It was late in the 2015 season when Baltimore's Manny Machado smoked a pitch from Tampa Bay's Chris Archer into center field at Camden Yards. Kevin Kiermaier sprinted to the wall, turned and leaped high above it before reaching back and snatching the ball . He banged off the wall and landed on his feet with the...

LEADING OFF: Mets manager Callaway faces former Indians boss

Aug. 20, 2019 2:26 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: OLD FRIENDS Pete Alonso and the resurgent Mets face Cleveland in the opener of a pivotal nine-game homestand against a trio of playoff contenders: the Indians, Braves and Cubs. All-Star Game MVP Shane Bieber (12-5, 3.27 ERA) starts for Cleveland against Steven...