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UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019, 5:28 p.m.

A’s pitcher Frankie Montas suspended 80 games for drug violation

Oakland Athletics pitcher Frankie Montas has been suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance. The 26-year-old right-hander is 9-2 with a 2.70 ERA …


UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019, 4:01 p.m.

Indians’ Mike Clevinger on injured list with ankle sprain

The Cleveland Indians have placed pitcher Mike Clevinger on the 10-day injured list because of a sprained left ankle. He twisted the ankle while coming off the mound to cover …


Paul Newberry: Baseball is doomed on Florida’s Gulf Coast

As the Tampa Bay Rays look into the idea of playing games north of the border, it’s clear that baseball is doomed on Florida’s Gulf Coast.


St. Pete mayor on Rays deal: ‘This is getting a bit silly’

The mayor of St. Petersburg says he will not introduce a proposed deal that would see the Tampa Bay Rays split time in Montreal. In fact, Mayor Rick Kriseman thinks …


Dodgers looking at Julio Urias or Ross Stripling to fill Rich Hill’s spot

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts is optimistic that pitcher Rich Hill will be back before the end of the season. But with the left-hander out for at least four weeks, Roberts …


MLB roundup: Yankees win 6th straight, send Astros to 5th loss in a row

Gary Sanchez, Gleyber Torres and DJ LeMahieu homered in a hurry, connecting in a six-run fourth inning that powered the New York Yankees past the Houston Astros 10-6 on Thursday …


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 11:03 p.m.

Mariners pull past Orioles, win first back-to-back games since May 14

After 34 games in 37 days, the Mariners finally won back-to-back games, snapping the second longest streak in Major League Baseball.


Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Seattle Mariners’ 5-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles

Wade LeBlanc pitched 6 1/3 scoreless innings as the Seattle Mariners defeated the visiting Baltimore Orioles 5-2 on Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series.


Yankees slugger Aaron Judge healed, set to return to lineup Friday

The slugger is expected to be activated from the injured list Friday night to play against Houston, his first game since straining his left oblique on a swing April 20.


Mets name 82-year-old Phil Regan interim pitching coach

The New York Mets have fired pitching coach Dave Eiland and bullpen coach Chuck Hernandez and named Phil Regan interim pitching coach, Ricky Bones interim bullpen coach and Jeremy Accardo …


The Ex-Rays: Tampa Bay gets OK from MLB to explore Montreal

The Tampa Bay Rays have been given the go-ahead by Major League Baseball to look into playing a split season in Montreal.


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 10:04 p.m.

Domingo Santana has 2 HRs, 5 RBIs in Mariners’ 8-2 win over Royals

Domingo Santana hit two home runs in a game for the third time this season, Marco Gonzales won his third straight start and the Seattle Mariners avoided an embarrassing series …


Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Seattle Mariners’ 8-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals

Domingo Santana hit two home runs with five RBIs and former Gonzaga standout Marco Gonzales pitched 6 2/3 strong innings as the Seattle Mariners defeated the visiting Kansas City Royals …


Braves place Sean Newcomb on 7-day concussion injured list

Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb has been placed on the seven-day injured list for players with concussion symptoms after telling the team he felt uncomfortable following a light workout. Newcomb was …


Dominican AG: David Ortiz shooting result of mistaken identity

Dominican officials say ex-Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was shot in the back by a gunman who mistook him for the real target, who was seated at the same table …


YouTube’s first MLB game will be Phillies-Dodgers on July 18

YouTube’s first live broadcast of a Major League Baseball game will be July 18 when the Philadelphia Phillies host the Los Angeles Dodgers. MLB and YouTube are partnering to live …


Hal Steinbrenner would consider boosting payroll to pursue title

Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner would consider boosting payroll above the third luxury tax level in an effort to help New York win its first World Series in a decade. Despite …


Yankees release Danny Farquhar 14 months after dugout collapse

The Yankees have released right-hander Danny Farquhar, ending the relief pitcher’s comeback try with New York more than a year after he collapsed in the Chicago White Sox dugout because …


Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer to start despite broken nose

Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer is scheduled to pitch Wednesday night against the Philadelphia Phillies despite suffering a broken nose. He injured himself during batting practice on Tuesday when he …


Mariners, Yusei Kikuchi struggle as Kansas City takes its first road series of season

Two streaks came to an end Tuesday night at T-Mobile Park, but only the Kansas City Royals left happy.


MLB roundup: Jacob deGrom, Pete Alonso lead Mets past East-leading Braves 10-2

Jacob deGrom took a shutout into the ninth inning, Pete Alonso homered to highlight the first four-hit game of his young career, and the New York Mets routed the first-place …


Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Seattle Mariners’ 9-0 loss to the Kansas City Royals

Whit Merrifield hit two homers and drove in six runs and Homer Bailey pitched 7


Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez getting a new MRI after feeling discomfort in lat area

Hernandez is 1-4 with a 6.42 earned-run average for the Mariners this season, and he last pitched with the big-league club May 11.


MLB: Umpire union tweet about Manny Machado was ‘inappropriate’

Major League Baseball says it was inappropriate for the umpire’s union to comment on the one-game suspension levied against San Diego Padres star Manny Machado for his conduct following his …


Cubs plan to go slowly with injured Kyle Hendricks

The Chicago Cubs plan to move slowly with Kyle Hendricks after tests confirmed the right-hander is dealing with a shoulder impingement. Hendricks was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday, …


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 3:44 p.m.

Yankees welcome back injured slugger Giancarlo Stanton

New York Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton returned from the injured list prior to the scheduled game against division rival Tampa Bay. The 2017 National League MVP was in the starting …


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 5:27 p.m.

Nationals’ Max Scherzer suffers broken nose during bunting drill

Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer suffered a broken nose when he took a ball off his face during batting practice. Scherzer was injured while attempting a bunt. The team said …


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 5:23 p.m.

Rangers will retire Michael Young’s No. 10 jersey in August

The Texas Rangers will retire former infielder Michael Young’s No. 10 jersey number later this season. Young will be the fifth Ranger to have his number retired by the club, …


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 1:23 p.m.

Dominican officials arrest 11th suspect in David Ortiz case

Authorities in the Dominican Republic have announced the arrest of an 11th suspect in the attempted killing of former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz. An official identified the suspect …


Padres’ Manny Machado denies bumping umpire, to appeal 1-game ban

San Diego Padres star Manny Machado denies he made contact with plate umpire Bill Welke after being ejected for arguing a called third strike Saturday night and says he’ll appeal …