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Julio Rodríguez, another burgeoning star in Seattle

Jul. 06, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — At the end of every warmup before starting an inning on defense in center field, Julio Rodríguez pauses. He scans the crowd at T-Mobile Park and picks a direction to send a souvenir ball into the stands. “I wish I could just give a nice souvenir to everybody that...

Baseball union promotes Meyer to deputy executive director

Jul. 06, 2022 14:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It appears Bruce Meyer will stick around to lead baseball players in the next round of collective bargaining in 2026. Meyer was promoted to deputy executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association on Wednesday after leading the union’s...

Steinbrenner realizes may take record price to keep Judge

Jul. 06, 2022 14:35 PM EDT

Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner realizes there is a chance the price may be going up to sign Aaron Judge to a long-term contract after the star slugger’s outstanding first half. Judge turned down an eight-year contract worth $230.5 million to $234.5 million, cutting off talks ahead...

Cubs' Kyle Hendricks goes on injured list with sore shoulder

Jul. 06, 2022 13:58 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Chicago Cubs right-hander Kyle Hendricks has been placed on the injured list after leaving his Tuesday night start early due to soreness in his throwing shoulder. Hendricks had his shortest start of the season, lasting just three innings in the Cubs’ 8-3 victory...

LEADING OFF: Ohtani excelling on mound, Javier an Astros ace

Jul. 06, 2022 02:59 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ SHO AND TELL Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani takes a scoreless streak of 21 2/3 innings to the mound when he starts at Miami. Ohtani (7-4, 2.63 ERA) has won four consecutive starts,...

Varsho's 3-run homer seals Diamondbacks' 6-2 win over Giants

Jul. 06, 2022 02:23 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Josh Rojas planted the two-strike bunt seed in spring training after realizing, with his speed, he'd have better odds laying one down than swinging away. Despite the analytics in his favor, the Arizona third baseman had yet to attempt it this season, worried about...

Dodgers beat Rockies 5-2, stretch NL West lead to 5 1/2

Jul. 06, 2022 02:08 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Max Muncy got on base four times and scored three runs. Nearly a month after returning from an elbow problem, he's finding his groove just as the Los Angeles Dodgers lose another All-Star to injury. Muncy and Mookie Betts hit first-pitch home runs in a 5-2 win...

Piscotty homers, A's win series for second time in last 12

Jul. 06, 2022 01:25 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — First-year manager Mark Kotsay walked up the tunnel after another impressive victory by his Athletics and tried to remember the last winning series at home. “To be honest, I don't think I can reflect on it, so it does feel good to get a series win here at...

Kirilloff hits 2 homers as Twins pound White Sox 8-2

Jul. 06, 2022 01:10 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Minnesota Twins were well on their way by the time Alex Kirilloff started knocking the ball over the wall. He just helped put the game away. Kirilloff hit two of Minnesota’s five homers, Jorge Polanco went deep on his birthday for the second time, and the Twins...

Cubs' Hendricks leaves after 3 innings due to sore shoulder

Jul. 06, 2022 00:41 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Chicago Cubs right-hander Kyle Hendricks left Tuesday’s game with the Milwaukee Brewers after only three innings due to a sore throwing shoulder. It was the shortest of Hendricks' 16 starts this season. “We'll let the doctors take a look and see...