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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 9:56 p.m.

Felix Hernandez removed from Mariners rotation, sent to bullpen

For the first time since his illustrious career began back on August 5, 2005 in Detroit to make his big league debut, Felix Hernandez has been removed from the Mariners’s …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 10:32 p.m.

Mariners jump on Justin Verlander early in 8-6 win over Astros

Mitch Haniger homered while Seattle jumped on Justin Verlander for six runs in two innings, and the Mariners beat the Houston Astros 8-6. Haniger, Denard Span and Jean Segura combined …


A’s bolster deep bullpen by acquiring Twins closer Fernando Rodney

The Oakland Athletics have acquired closer Fernando Rodney from the Minnesota Twins. The A’s sent minor league right-hander Dakota Chalmers to Minnesota to complete the deal that adds more depth …


Mexican player Japhet Amador suspended in Japan for doping

Mexican infielder Japhet Amador has been suspended for six months by Nippon Professional Baseball for a doping violation. The 31-year-old slugger tested positive for the banned substances chlorthalidone and furosemide. …


Indians place Leonys Martin on 10-day DL because of illness

Cleveland Indians president Chris Antonetti isn’t sure how long Leonys Martin will be sidelined after the outfielder was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a non-baseball related condition Thursday.


Red Sox move struggling LHP Drew Pomeranz to bullpen

The Boston Red Sox moved struggling left-hander Drew Pomeranz to the bullpen and keeping right-hander Brian Johnson a starter after ace lefty Chris Sale returns from the disabled list. Pomeranz, …


MLB roundup: Francisco Lindor’s 3-run homer in 9th gives Indians 5-2 win

Francisco Lindor connected for a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning as the Cleveland Indians again moved 10 games ahead of Minnesota in the AL Central with …


Texas Rangers’ Bartolo Colon might not have enough time to pass Juan Marichal again

Bartolo Colon has another lofty goal in mind after becoming the top winning pitcher from Latin America. There just might not be enough time left in his 21st big league …


Nationals place reliever Kelvin Herrera on DL with shoulder injury

Washington Nationals right-hander Kelvin Herrera has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right rotator cuff impingement. That further thins the back of Washington’s bullpen. The Nationals already …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 7:48 p.m.

Joey Gallo, Yovani Gallardo stay hot, Rangers beat Mariners 11-7

Joey Gallo homered twice and drove in four runs, Yovani Gallardo won his fourth straight start and the Texas Rangers held off the Seattle Mariners 11-7 on Wednesday.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 11:23 p.m.

MLB roundup: Bartolo Colon gets historic win as Rangers beat Mariners 11-4

Bartolo Colon became the top-winning pitcher born in Latin America, punctuating his 246th career victory with a nifty snag as the Texas Rangers roughed up Felix Hernandez and the Seattle …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 8:45 p.m.

Felix Hernandez, Mariners roughed up in Texas heat as Rangers win 11-4

In perhaps his last start for the Mariners for the foreseeable future, Felix Hernandez allowed 11 runs, seven earned, thanks to errors by Kyle Seager.


Angels’ Shohei Ohtani to throw bullpen session Saturday

Los Angeles Angels rookie Shohei Ohtani will throw a bullpen session Saturday in the latest significant step in the two-way sensation’s return to the mound. Ohtani hasn’t pitched since June …


Red Sox analyst Jerry Remy again diagnosed with cancer

Boston Red Sox television analyst Jerry Remy is again battling cancer. NESN announced Remy’s latest diagnosis in a statement. The network says “at this time, Jerry’s focus is on his …


Yankees’ Jacoby Ellsbury has hip surgery, out 6 more months

New York Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury is officially out for the season after surgery on his left hip. The Yankees say Ellsbury had arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn labrum. …


Washington Nationals sign veteran reliever Greg Holland for stretch run

The Washington Nationals have signed free agent reliever Greg Holland. They hope he can regain his effectiveness and provide leadership in the clubhouse. Holland was 0-2 with a 7.92 ERA …


Rock stars: Cleveland Indians unveil guitar logo for ‘19 All-Star Game

Cleveland’s All-Star Game will rock. The Indians unveiled their logo for next year’s game, a guitar that includes baseball stitching. The team will be hosting the Midsummer Classic for a …


Red Sox LHP Chris Sale scheduled to return from DL on Sunday

Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale is scheduled to come off the 10-day disabled list and start against the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday. The lefty hasn’t pitched since July 27 …


MLB roundup: Lance Lynn stellar in starting debut with Yankees

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UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, 10:04 p.m.

Ryon Healy’s hit in 12th pushes Mariners past Rangers 4-3

Ryon Healy had a go-ahead RBI single with two outs in the 12th inning and the Seattle Mariners beat the Texas Rangers 4-3 on Monday night after blowing an early …


Mike Trout gets cortisone injection in sore wrist

Angels superstar Mike Trout has received a cortisone injection in his sore right wrist. Los Angeles is still hopeful Trout can return to the lineup soon, but he is out …


Athletics acquire reliever Mike Fiers from Tigers

Mike Fiers may end up with another chance to pitch in the postseason. The Oakland Athletics acquired the right-hander from the Detroit Tigers on Monday for two players to be …


Couch Slouch: More people lining up for Lolita than Marlins in Miami

Couch Slouch: There appears to be a growing crisis in Major League Baseball: Everybody strikes out and nobody goes to games. Of course, I exaggerate. I do this to ensure …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 5, 2018, 10:22 p.m.

MLB capsules: Dozier, Machado lead Dodgers to 3-2 win over Astros

Brian Dozier delivered a two-run double in the first inning and Manny Machado had three hits with two runs scored as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Houston Astros 3-2 …


No no-hitter this time as Blue Jays send James Paxton, Mariners to defeat

The unrealistic possibility of James Paxton throwing another no-hitter against the Toronto Blue Jays this season was realized just one batter into Saturday night when Devon Travis yanked a curveball …


MLB capsules: Nathan Eovaldi shuts down Yankees as Red Sox keep rolling

Nathan Eovaldi pitched eight dominant innings and closer Craig Kimbrel held on during a shaky ninth to help the Boston Red Sox beat the second-place Yankees for the third game …


MLB notebook: Pennant races aren’t all that’s heating up

Nationals star Bryce Harper might be hobbled for a bit after getting hit by a curveball in the right knee Saturday night. Harper struggled initially to put weight on the …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 10:40 p.m.

Mariners muster little resistance in 7-2 loss to Toronto

In a game that felt really big – even in early August – the Mariners went down meekly against Toronto rookie Ryan Borucki at Safeco Field, losing 7-2 and giving …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 11:14 p.m.

MLB capsules: Shohei Ohtani has first 2-homer game in majors as Angels beat Indians

Shohei Ohtani hit two home runs in a game for the first time in the major leagues, and the Los Angeles Angels defeated the Cleveland Indians 7-4 on Friday night.


Pitching in: Position players take mound in record frequency

To summon a recent reliever, Cubs manager Joe Maddon didn’t even need to signal his bullpen. He just pointed toward his first baseman. Now pitching: Anthony Rizzo.