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MLB draft rolls into second day, Royals take pitcher Drew Beam from CWS-winning Tennessee

Jul. 15, 2024 22:40 PM EDT

Drew Beam was a key cog of Tennessee's pitching staff on its road to a College World Series title. Now the right-hander hopes to make an impact for the up-and-coming Kansas City Royals. Beam was one of the first selections on Day 2 of Major League Baseball's amateur draft on Monday...

Franchise-record 8 All-Stars reflection of what Phillies have done, not what they want to be

Jul. 15, 2024 19:33 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Having a franchise-record and MLB-high eight All-Stars is a reflection of what the Philadelphia Phillies have done so far this season, not what they expect to be when it is all done. Especially after how they finished each of the last two seasons. ...

It's been almost a half-century since a Pittsburgh pitcher started the All-Star game

Jul. 15, 2024 14:29 PM EDT

Paul Skenes is set to start the All-Star game, the first time since 1995 that a rookie pitcher has that honor. It's been even longer since a Pittsburgh player has been in that spotlight. The last pitcher from the Pirates to start the All-Star game was Jerry Reuss in...

Australian second baseman Travis Bazzana taken by Cleveland Guardians with top MLB draft pick

Jul. 15, 2024 09:57 AM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Travis Bazzana feels like he represents an entire country, not just a college. Cleveland selected the Australian second baseman on Sunday night with the No. 1 pick in Major League Baseball’s amateur draft, and three players from Wake Forest were picked in...

Oregon State second baseman Travis Bazzana selected by the Cleveland Guardians with the top pick in MLB's amateur draft

Jul. 14, 2024 19:24 PM EDT
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Oregon State second baseman Travis Bazzana selected by the Cleveland Guardians with the top pick in MLB's amateur draft.

Adrián Beltré is going from All-Star Game in Texas to Hall of Fame induction in Cooperstown

Jul. 14, 2024 17:23 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adrián Beltré took a side trip on the way to his induction in Cooperstown, with the third baseman going back to where he finished his Hall of Fame career. Beltré is serving as an ambassador for Tuesday night's MLB All-Star Game deep in the heart of Texas,...

Phillies get MLB-leading 8th All-Star with Sánchez replacing Atlanta's Chris Sale

Jul. 13, 2024 19:55 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Cristopher Sánchez is set for his first All-Star Game appearance as the replacement for Atlanta lefty Chris Sale, who is scheduled to start for the Braves on Sunday and won't pitch in the Midsummer Classic. The addition of...

Seattle reliever Andrés Muñoz replaces teammate Logan Gilbert on the AL roster for All-Star Game

Jul. 12, 2024 20:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Seattle reliever Andrés Muñoz replaced teammate Logan Gilbert on the AL roster for Tuesday's All-Star Game. Gilbert is scheduled to start on Sunday at the Los Angeles Angels in the Mariners' last game before the All-Star break and won't be active for the All-Stars...

Weslaco pitcher earns top Texas 6A softball honor after leading team to state title

Jul. 12, 2024 17:28 PM EDT

LONGVIEW, Texas (AP) — The Blue Bell/Texas Sports Writers Association Class 6A all-state softball team, distributed by The Associated Press: FIRST TEAM Pitchers: Madelynn Cantu, Weslaco, soph.; Cameryn Harrison, Katy, sr.; Peyton Tanner, Brazoswood, sr. ...

Cleveland has top MLB draft pick, with Georgia's Condon and Oregon State's Bazzana top prospects

Jul. 12, 2024 16:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Charlie Condon, a walk-on at Georgia who became national player of the year, and Travis Bazzana, a former cricket player who left Australia for Oregon State, could be the top two picks in baseball’s amateur draft on Sunday night. Cleveland has the top choice for...