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Reynolds wrap: Rockies drop infielder from roster

Jul. 21, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Reynolds was cut by the Colorado Rockies two home runs shy of 300 after hitting .170 with four homers and 20 RBIs in limited at-bats. The 35-year-old infielder returned for his second stint with the Rockies in March, agreeing to a $1 million, one-year deal. He had just 135 at-bats in...

The Latest: Mike Mussina to lead off HOF inductions

Jul. 21, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the Baseball Hall of Fame Inductions (all times local): ___ 1:45 p.m. The Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony has begun. The 56 members are being introduced. Former New York Yankees star Bernie Williams will perform "The Star-Spangled Banner" and "Take Me Out to...

Heat, humidity grips East Coast as central US sees reprieve

Jul. 21, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The East Coast on Sunday sweated through another day of heat and humidity in a stretch of weather so oppressive that a New Jersey drawbridge got stuck, Pennsylvania firefighters suffered from heat exhaustion and police departments from New York City to suburban Boston implored residents...

Rays place CF Kevin Kiermaier on IL with thumb injury

Jul. 21, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays placed oft-injured center fielder Kevin Kiermaier on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a sprained left thumb and recalled outfielder Guillermo Heredia from Triple-A Durham. Kiermaier is hopeful of missing just a couple of weeks after an MRI on Sunday found...

Indians' Kluber throws off mound in comeback from broken arm

Jul. 21, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Corey Kluber threw 30 pitches in a bullpen session as the Cleveland right-hander continues his comeback from a broken forearm. Kluber threw off the mound for the second time Sunday since being struck on the right arm by a line drive on May 1 against Miami. Manager Terry Francona said the...

Drew Smyly starts for Phillies after finalizing contract

Jul. 21, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Left-hander Drew Smyly finalized his contract with Philadelphia and was set to start against Pittsburgh on Sunday in his Phillies debut. The 30-year-old was 1-5 with an 8.42 ERA in nine starts and four relief appearances this year for Texas, which released him on June 25. Smyly signed a...

Light-hitting Broxton designated for assignment by Orioles

Jul. 21, 2019 12:15 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Outfielder Keon Broxton has been designated for assignment by the Baltimore Orioles, who grew weary of waiting for him to hit. Broxton was obtained from the New York Mets on May 22 for $500,000 in 2019-20 international signing bonus pool allotment. He homered on the first pitch he saw as...

Yanks' Voit: 'I thought broken jaw' when hit by Bettis pitch

Jul. 21, 2019 12:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When first hit by a pitch from Colorado's Chad Bettis, Yankees slugger Luke Voit was scared. He remembered when Giancarlo Stanton's jaw was broken by Milwaukee's Mike Fiers five years ago. "I thought broken jaw. My teeth were going to be all scattered everywhere," Voit said Sunday. "I...

Big crowd gathering in sweltering heat for HOF inductions

Jul. 21, 2019 11:13 AM EDT

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — A large crowd is beginning to gather for Sunday's Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cooperstown. Local officials are predicting a crowd of around 50,000, and despite sweltering heat, most spots in the field outside Clark Sports Center already have been staked out....

Rays place CF Kevin Kiermaier on IL with thumb injury

Jul. 21, 2019 10:44 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays placed oft-injured center fielder Kevin Kiermaier on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a sprained left thumb and recalled outfielder Guillermo Heredia from Triple-A Durham. Kiermaier is hopeful of missing just a couple of weeks after an MRI exam Sunday found...