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UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 6:17 p.m.

Oakland Athletics release veteran reliever Santiago Casilla

The Oakland Athletics have released veteran reliever Santiago Casilla, five days after he was designated for assignment. The right-hander turns 38 next week and has had control trouble this season.


Tampa Bay Rays propose $900M stadium with translucent roof

The Tampa Bay Rays have unveiled an elaborate plan for a new domed stadium that would take them across Tampa Bay to the Ybor City section of Tampa at a …


Lonnie Chisenhall to miss 8-10 weeks, Josh Tomlin placed on DL

Indians right fielder Lonnie Chisenhall will miss 8 to 10 weeks with a strained left calf muscle. Cleveland also placed right-hander Josh Tomlin – its longest-tenured player in his ninth …


White Sox OF Avisail Garcia back on DL with hamstring strain

The Chicago White Sox placed outfielder Avisail Garcia on the 10-day disabled list on Tuesday with a Grade 1 right hamstring strain. Garcia, an All-Star last season who hit .330 …


Retired Houston coach Rich Dauer on A.L. staff after surviving blood clot

Retired Houston Astros first-base coach Rich Dauer will be among the coaches for the American League at next week’s All-Star game. Dauer was a part of Houston’s World Series championship …


Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia conditionally allowed to return from drug ban in 2019

New York Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia has been granted conditional reinstatement from his lifetime drug suspension and could return for the 2019 season. Mejia became the first player suspended for …


Cleveland Indians keeping Andrew Miller out until after All-Star break

Indians reliever Andrew Miller is unlikely to pitch for Cleveland until after the All-Star break as he continues to recover from an injured right knee. Miller has been on the …


Cubs prospect Oscar De La Cruz gets 80-game drug suspension

Chicago Cubs pitching prospect Oscar De La Cruz has been suspended 80 games under Major League Baseball’s drug program. The 23-year-old right-hander tested positive for Furosemide, a diuretic and masking …


Braves, Diamondbacks, Dodgers fail to sign top MLB Draft picks

The top picks of Atlanta, Arizona and the Los Angeles Dodgers failed to sign by the deadline, giving each of those teams an extra selection in the first round of …


Cleveland Indians re-sign OF Melky Cabrera to minor league contract

The Cleveland Indians have re-signed outfielder Melky Cabrera to a minor league contract. He was with the club earlier this season. Cabrera gives the club protection in the outfield while …


Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka throws 3 innings in simulated game

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka has thrown 48 pitches over three innings in his first simulated game since being sidelined three weeks by a strained right and left hamstring.


Orioles pay tribute to 5 shooting victims at Capital Gazette

The Baltimore Orioles paid tribute to The Capital Gazette shooting victims by placing five lilies at the press box seat reserved for the newspaper, and holding a moment of silence …


Red Sox get veteran Steve Pearce from Blue Jays

The Boston Red Sox acquired veteran first baseman/outfielder Steve Pearce in a trade with the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday night.


Ex-Tigers pitching coach Chris Bosio says he’s ‘crushed’ by firing

Pitching coach Chris Bosio said Thursday he was fired by the Detroit Tigers for using the word “monkey,” but insists he didn’t say it in a racial or demeaning context.


Chicago Cubs’ Yu Darvish has setback in bullpen session

Yu Darvish won’t be rejoining the Chicago Cubs’ rotation this weekend after sustaining a setback during a bullpen session on Thursday.


Shohei Ohtani cleared to begin hitting after elbow shows healing

Shohei Ohtani’s elbow injury has healed enough that the Los Angeles Angels’ two-way star can begin a hitting program immediately.


New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson steps down after cancer returns

New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson is taking a leave of absence because his cancer has returned, and he does not expect to return to the job.


Milwaukee Brewers put CF Lorenzo Cain on DL with groin strain, recall Keon Broxton

The Milwaukee Brewers have placed centerfielder Lorenzo Cain on the 10-day disabled with a left groin strain and recalled outfielder Keon Broxton from Triple-A Colorado Springs.


Orioles RHP Dylan Bundy placed on DL after base-running mishap

Orioles right-hander Dylan Bundy has been placed on the 10-day disabled list after spraining his ankle running the bases in an interleague game.


Cleveland Indians reliever Andrew Miller won’t throw off mound for 10 days

Cleveland Indians left-hander Andrew Miller won’t throw off a mound for 10 days and the team says there’s no timetable for when its ace reliever will return while he continues …


Blue Jays put starting pitchers Aaron Sanchez,Jaime Garcia on disabled list

The Toronto Blue Jays have put pitchers Aaron Sanchez and Jaime Garcia on the 10-day disabled list.


Bryce Harper will take part in Home Run Derby if he’s an all-star

Slugger Bryce Harper will participate in the Home Run Derby if he makes the National League All-Star team.


Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna suspended through Aug 4 by MLB

Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna has agreed to a suspension through Aug. 4 under baseball’s domestic violence policy, discipline that will cause him to miss about half of the …


Changeup: Clayton Kershaw coming off DL to start Saturday vs Jacob deGrom

Clayton Kershaw is set to make a surprise return from the disabled list Saturday night, starting for the Los Angeles Dodgers in a marquee matchup against New York Mets ace …


Athletics activate Matt Joyce, option Jake Smolinski to Triple-A

The Oakland Athletics have activated outfielder Matt Joyce from the 10-day disabled list and optioned outfielder Jake Smolinski to Triple-A Nashville.


Walker Buehler has bruised ribs but no break, uncertain about DL

Walker Buehler has bruised ribs, but scans and X-rays showed no further damage after the Los Angeles Dodgers rookie right-hander was lifted from a start with pain in his side.


Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka goes on DL with hamstring strains

Masahiro Tanaka’s first major league run should have been something to celebrate. Instead, it benched him.


Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg headed to DL with shoulder inflammation

Washington pitcher Stephen Strasburg will go on the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation, manager Dave Martinez said after the Nationals’ 7-5 victory over San Francisco on Saturday.


Yankees LHP Jordan Montgomery needs season-ending elbow surgery

New York Yankees left-hander Jordan Montgomery will have Tommy John surgery on his elbow this week, the team announced Tuesday.


Red Sox place LHP Drew Pomeranz on DL

The Red Sox placed left-handed pitcher Drew Pomeranz on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday with tendinitis in his left biceps.