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UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 4:51 p.m.

Jake Arrieta unlikely to pitch again this season for Phils

Phillies right-hander Jake Arrieta says he’s likely going to have season-ending surgery soon because of a bone spur in his pitching elbow. Arrieta has been pitching through pain for several …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 5:17 p.m.

Pirates’ Jameson Taillon has elbow surgery, will miss 2020 season

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Jameson Taillon will miss the 2020 season after undergoing reconstructive surgery on his right elbow for a second time. The team said the right-hander underwent Tommy …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 2:47 p.m.

Mets place Jeff McNeil on IL with hamstring injury, recall Ruben Tejada

The New York Mets have placed All-Star Jeff McNeil on the 10-day injured list and have recalled infielder Ruben Tejada from Triple-A Syracuse. The Mets say McNeil suffered a mild …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 5:27 p.m.

Indians turn around slow start, surge back into contention

The Cleveland Indians have staged an impressive comeback. After scuffling for two months, they’ve been baseball’s best team since early June and have overcome a huge deficit in the AL …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 12:20 p.m.

Nationals ace Max Scherzer declares himself ready to return

Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer says he is ready to get in a game for the Washington Nationals and come off the injured list. Scherzer played catch at …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 4:06 p.m.

Gerrit Cole says hamstring injury not serious

Houston Astros ace Gerrit Cole said his sore right hamstring is “not super serious” a day after he was a late scratch in the second game of a doubleheader against …


MLB roundup: Yankees top Orioles 8-3, run win streak over Baltimore to 15 games

Domingo German pitched seven strong innings to become the first 16-game winner in the majors and the New York Yankees beat Baltimore 8-3 on Tuesday night in New York, running …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 10:01 p.m.

Kyle Seager, Tom Murphy combine for five homers in Mariners win over Detroit

Kyle Seager left Comerica Park with the first three-homer game of his career, and he had no idea how it happened.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 8 p.m.

Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Seattle Mariners’ 11-6 victory against the Detroit Tigers

Kyle Seager hit three home runs and had six RBIs and Tom Murphy added two homers – the duo going back-to-back in the fourth and sixth innings – as the …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 9:46 p.m.

Spokane Indians’ Blaine Crim takes long road to pro baseball

Crim, the 22-year-old first base prospect, was the Texas Rangers’ 19th-round pick in this year’s MLB draft, and all he’s done since he was assigned to Spokane on June 21 …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 2:43 p.m.

Braves’ Austin Riley won’t need surgery, Dansby Swanson still rehabbing

Rookie outfielder Austin Riley will not need surgery on his injured right knee and expects to return to the Atlanta lineup in about two weeks. But Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 4:01 p.m.

Cardinals activate Yadier Molina, put Jose Martinez on injured list

The Cardinals activated catcher Yadier Molina from the injured list, placed outfielder Jose Martinez on it with a shoulder injury and selected outfielder Randy Arozarena from Triple-A Memphis before opening …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 3:21 p.m.

Phillies hire former manager Charlie Manuel as hitting coach

The Philadelphia Phillies have hired former manager Charlie Manuel to replace John Mallee as hitting coach. Manuel was working as senior adviser to the general manager. He will assume the …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 10:49 a.m.

AP source: Greg Holland, Nats agree in principle on minors deal

A person familiar with the deal says right-handed reliever Greg Holland and the Washington Nationals have an agreement in principle on a minor league contract. The deal is pending the …


Even-keeled Twins trying to stay that way in tight race

Minnesota’s clubhouse was silent after a 10-inning loss to Cleveland created another tie atop the American League Central division. The 11 1/2-game lead is gone. The Twins are nonetheless still …


Out of Right Field: Glimmers of hope for the future in the Mariners’ minor league system

After several years of the Seattle Mariners farm system bringing up the rear in national rankings, the M’s pipeline has been widely praised as a top-10 group following this season’s …


MLB roundup: Mike Trout hits 1st HR at Fenway, Angels rout Red Sox 12-4

Mike Trout hit the first home run of his career at Fenway Park and the Los Angeles Angels snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 12-4 rout of the Boston …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 10, 2019, 10:44 p.m.

Mike Zunino, Kevin Kiermaier, Avisail Garcia homer as Rays beat Mariners 5-4

Mike Zunino hit a three-run homer, Kevin Kiermaier and Avisail Garcia also went deep and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Seattle Mariners 5-4. Tampa Bay starter Charlie Morton gave …


Boston’s David Price: Wrist better after cortisone shot

Red Sox left-hander David Price says his wrist is feeling better after getting a cortisone shot to treat a cyst. He’s also exercising a few days after getting the shot …


MLB roundup: Todd Frazier, Mets rally past Nationals 7-6

Todd Frazier clobbered a tying three-run homer and Michael Conforto lined a game-ending single as the New York Mets stormed back in the ninth inning to stun the Washington Nationals …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 11:17 p.m.

Mariners’ bullpen coughs up three runs in 9th-inning loss to Rays

Veteran right-hander Anthony Bass has been delegated as the Mariners’ best option to serve as interim closer through sheer attrition in a bullpen that has been undone by injuries and …


Phillies OF Jay Bruce back on injured list, day after returning

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Jay Bruce has been put on the injured list, only one day after he returned following a three-week absence for a different injury. Bruce is out this …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 7:41 p.m.

Area roundup: Coeur d’Alene advances to title game of Little League World Series regional

Owen Field doubled and homered Friday as Coeur d’Alene avoided elimination at the Little League World Series Northwest regional with 14-9 win over Bothell, Washington.


Tigers release second baseman Josh Harrison

The Detroit Tigers have released second baseman Josh Harrison after reinstating him from the injured list. The Tigers also released right-hander Sandy Baez to make room for right-hander Edwin Jackson.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 4:43 p.m.

Twins DH Nelson Cruz goes on IL with ruptured wrist tendon

Minnesota Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz was placed on the 10-day injured list because of a ruptured tendon in his left wrist. Cruz was injured on a swing Thursday night …


Paul Newberry: ‘Field of Dreams’ and more bad baseball on film

Major League Baseball is heading to the “Field of Dreams” next season to pay homage to a terrible flick.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 5:25 p.m.

Mets sign infielder Joe Panik before game vs Nationals

The New York Mets signed infielder Joe Panik before the series opener against the wild card-leading Washington Nationals. The 28-year-old Panik was designated for assignment by the San Francisco Giants …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 2:55 p.m.

Orioles’ Chris Davis clears air with manager after dugout clash

Orioles first baseman Chris Davis says he reached a “breaking point” when he charged at manager Brandon Hyde in the dugout, and expressed his regret during a lengthy conversation with …


MLB roundup: Gio Urshela HRs twice, streaking Yanks outslug Bichette, Jays

Gio Urshela hit two home runs for the second straight game and the New York Yankees outslugged rookie Bo Bichette and the Toronto Blue Jays 12-6 Thursday night in Toronto …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 4:28 p.m.

Area roundup: Oregon hands Idaho first loss in Little League World Series regional

Gavin Price hit a bases-clearing double in the fourth inning to lead Sprague Little League of Salem past Coeur d’Alene 8-5 at the Little League World Series Northwest regional on …