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No room: Frazier squeezed out of Yanks' lineup, sent down

Jun. 16, 2019 8:29 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Hot-hitting Clint Frazier was squeezed out of the New York Yankees' powerful lineup and sent down to the minors Sunday, another frustrating episode in what's been a breakout season for the 24-year-old outfielder. The Yankees got AL home run leader Edwin Encarnación in a late-night trade...

Paxton effective as Yanks gain series split with 10-3 rout

Jun. 16, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The New York Yankees already are showing signs of busting out offensively, even before they add three big-time power hitters to their lineup in the coming days. James Paxton pitched six effective innings, Brett Gardner and Austin Romine each had four RBIs and New York cruised past the...

Encarnación to join Yankees on Monday, become primary DH

Jun. 16, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Edwin Encarnación will find himself in a familiar spot after he joins the Yankees in New York on Monday. Manager Aaron Boone plans to use AL home run leader as his team's primary designated hitter once the 36-year-old slugger arrives. The AL East leaders acquired Encarnación for a...

Yankees get slugger Encarnación in trade with Mariners

Jun. 16, 2019 10:16 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The New York Yankees acquired AL home run leader Edwin Encarnación in a trade with the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night, adding another feared slugger to what could be baseball's most powerful lineup when Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton return from injuries. Seattle is sending the...

Yankees beat Chisox 8-4, then announce trade for Encarnación

Jun. 16, 2019 1:07 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — If the New York Yankees have to go with an opener, that's just fine with manager Aaron Boone. It has worked out quite well so far. Chad Green struck out six in two dominant innings and Gleyber Torres hit a two-run homer, helping New York cool off the Chicago White Sox with an 8-4 win...

Blackhawks acquire D Maatta in trade with Penguins

Jun. 15, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired defenseman Olli Maatta in a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins for forward Dominik Kahun and a fifth-round pick in this year's draft. The Blackhawks had been looking to upgrade their blue line after missing the playoffs for the second straight season. The...

Giolito, Jimenez lead White Sox to 10-2 romp over Yankees

Jun. 15, 2019 2:36 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Lucas Giolito called it a "grinder game." The White Sox simply called it another victory. Giolito pitched into the seventh inning for his ninth straight win, Eloy Jimenez hit two three-run homers and Chicago pounded the New York Yankees 10-2 on Friday night. Giolito (10-1) gave up a solo...

Yankees' Judge joins Stanton on rehab assignment at Triple-A

Jun. 15, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The New York Yankees might have their most feared sluggers back in the lineup soon after Aaron Judge joined Giancarlo Stanton on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Friday. Judge, making his first rehab appearance, went 0 for 4 the designated hitter Friday night in a...

Great Lakes leaders to discuss funding Asian carp project

Jun. 14, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Great Lakes regional leaders will meet next month to consider a federal strategy for preventing Asian carp from reaching Lake Michigan and discuss helping foot the bill for the pricey project, officials said Friday. Representatives of the eight states and two Canadian provinces...

Family: Baby cut from slain Chicago woman's womb dies

Jun. 14, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An infant boy who was cut from a Chicago woman's womb with a butcher knife died Friday at a hospital where he had been in grave condition since the April attack that killed his mother, family spokeswomen said. Yovanny Jadiel (yoh-VAH'-nee YAH'-dee-el) Lopez died at Christ Medical Center in...