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Indians get outfield help, acquire Leonys Martin from Tigers

Overrun by injuries to outfielders this season, Cleveland acquired center fielder Leonys Martin from the Detroit Tigers before Tuesday’s deadline in exchange for 21-year-old infield prospect Willi Castro.


UPDATED: Mon., July 30, 2018, 11:10 p.m.

MLB roundup: Red Sox slip past Phillies in 13 innings

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UPDATED: Mon., July 30, 2018, 9:40 p.m.

Boston Red Sox trade for Ian Kinsler to fill in for injured Dustin Pedroia

The Boston Red Sox have acquired Ian Kinsler from the Los Angeles Angels to fill in for injured second baseman Dustin Pedroia.


Roberto Osuna, Ken Giles, more relievers move as trade deadline nears

A day before the deadline to make trades without waivers, there were a flurry of deals Monday.


Tim Dahlberg: What is the punishment for offensive tweets?

Sean Newcomb had enough problems explaining the pitch he threw to Chris Taylor when he was within a strike of throwing a no-hitter against the Dodgers. Then he had to …


UPDATED: Mon., July 30, 2018, 1:14 a.m.

Dave Nichols: Saving baseball from itself

Last week during the All-Star festivities, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said the league is ready to expand again. Dave Nichols contemplates the possibilities.


UPDATED: Sun., July 29, 2018, 8:24 p.m.

Mariners take out all their frustrations on Angels to avoid sweep

The Seattle Mariners remained true to their aggressive offensive style Sunday and put together the breakout game they have been looking for in an 8-5 victory over the Los Angeles …


MLB roundup: J.D. Martinez hit his major league-leading 32nd homer as Red Sox top Twins

J.D. Martinez hit his major league-leading 32nd homer, Mookie Betts had two RBI doubles and the Boston Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 10-4 on Saturday night for their 17th …


UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 9:31 p.m.

Francisco Arcia has 10 RBIs in 1st 2 games, Angels rout Mariners 11-5

Rookie Francisco Arcia had a homer and six RBIs, giving him a major league-record 10 RBIs in two career games, and the Los Angeles Angels rolled to an 11-5 victory …


Astros second baseman Jose Altuve placed on 10-day disabled list

Jose Altuve is headed to the disabled list. The reigning American League MVP is bound for the disabled list for the first time in his career after battling right knee …


TV’s Bob Costas and writer Sheldon Ocker honored by Baseball Hall of Fame

It’s been 44 years since sportscaster Bob Costas visited the Baseball Hall of Fame for the first time. Now, he’s got a permanent place in the shrine. Costas was honored …


UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 5:20 p.m.

Twins call up Miguel Sano for Eduardo Escobar after long stint in minors

The Minnesota Twins have recalled third baseman Miguel Sano and left-hander Gabriel Moya from Triple-A Rochester. The Twins adjusted their roster after trades that sent away infielder Eduardo Escobar and …


UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 11:09 p.m.

Mariners fall to Angels on Kole Calhoun’s 10th-inning home run

Dee Gordon’s delayed attempt to steal home on Jean Segura’s steal of second in the top of the 10th was at first called successful, then overturned by replay, and it …


Diamondbacks acquire infielder Eduardo Escobar from Twins

The Arizona Diamondbacks acquired switch-hitting infielder Eduardo Escobar from the Minnesota Twins on Friday for minor league right-hander Jhoan Duran and outfielders Gabriel Maciel and Ernie De La Trinidad.


UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 10:50 p.m.

Mookie Betts homers leading off bottom of 10th to lift Red Sox past Twins

Mookie Betts homered on the first pitch in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Boston Red Sox a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night …


Chicago Cubs get LHP Cole Hamels in trade with Texas Rangers

The Chicago Cubs acquired veteran left-hander Cole Hamels from the Texas Rangers on Friday for right-hander Eddie Butler, minor league pitcher Rollie Lacy and a player to be named. The …


UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 6:21 p.m.

Chipper Jones, Jim Thome headline Baseball Hall of Fame class

Sluggers Chipper Jones, Jim Thome and Vladimir Guerrero and ace reliever Trevor Hoffman headline the class of 2018 to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday. Former …


UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 5:52 p.m.

Mariners bolster bullpen, acquiring Sam Tuivailala from Cardinals

The Seattle Mariners have bolstered their bullpen by acquiring right-handed reliever Sam Tuivailala from the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for minor-league pitcher Seth Elledge.


Orioles CF Adam Jones won’t leave via trade unless he wants to

Orioles center fielder Adam Jones isn’t exactly fretting over the possibility of heading elsewhere as the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline draws closer. That’s because he won’t have to leave …


Nathan Eovaldi ready for high expectations of pitching in Boston

Newly-acquired right-hander Nathan Eovaldi says he’s excited about the opportunity to join the starting rotation in Boston. He says he understands the expectations that come with joining a perennial World …


Astros land catcher Martin Maldonado in trade with Angels

The Houston Astros acquired catcher Martin Maldonado from the Los Angeles Angels for left-hander Patrick Sandoval and $250,000 in international signing bonus pool allocation.


Yankees acquire J.A. Happ from Blue Jays to bolster rotation

The Yankees acquired left-hander J.A. Happ from Toronto to bolster their starting rotation, a deal that sent infielder Brandon Drury and minor league outfielder Bill McKinney to the Blue Jays. …


Cubs’ Kris Bryant on disabled list with inflamed shoulder

The Chicago Cubs have placed third baseman Kris Bryant on the 10-day disabled list because of an inflamed left shoulder. This is Bryant’s second stint on the DL. The injury …


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 4:32 p.m.

Mariners notebook: Seattle not fretting about throwing errors from Dee Gordon in back-to-back games

Dee Gordon’s ability to do the spectacular at second base is one of several reasons why the Mariners are looking at using Robinson Cano at first base when he comes …


MLB roundup: Rays continue mastery of Yankees

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Red Sox acquire starter Nathan Eovaldi from Rays

The Boston Red Sox have obtained right-handed starter Nathan Eovaldi from the Tampa Bay Rays for minor league lefty Jalen Beeks. Eovaldi had been scheduled to start the Rays’ game …


Mets’ Yoenis Cespedes needs surgery on both feet

New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes will have surgery on both feet to relieve chronic pain in his heels and is likely to need at least eight to months to …


Andre Ethier retires after 12-year career with Dodgers

Andre Ethier, a two-time All-Star during a 12-year career with the Los Angeles Dodgers, is retiring from baseball.


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 6:52 p.m.

Mariners get just enough offense again, beat Giants 3-2

Jean Segura chopped the first pitch from Sam Dyson into center field, scoring Guillermo Heredia with the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, and the Seattle Mariners won another one-run …


MLB roundup: Starling Marte, Gregory Polanco, Josh Bell homer; Pirates beat Indians for 11th straight

Starling Marte, Gregory Polanco and Josh Bell each hit a two-run homer, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cleveland Indians 9-4 on Tuesday night for their 11th straight win.