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Suspended Reds manager David Bell wants to watch game without drama

Cincinnati Reds manager David Bell tried unsuccessfully to blend in with fans at SunTrust Park and watch his team from the stands during the first game of his six-game suspension. …


Hank Aaron still fighting for more diversity in baseball

Hank Aaron says his heart was warmed by a visit with 44 top high school players, mostly African-Americans. Aaron has lobbied for efforts to encourage young black athletes to choose …


Pirates designate infielder Jung Ho Kang for assignment

Jung Ho Kang’s time with the Pittsburgh Pirates – and quite possibly in the major leagues – is over. The team designated the struggling South Korean third baseman/shortstop for assignment. …


Yasiel Puig eager to gain foothold after trade to Indians

Yasiel Puig was so eager to make his Indians debut, he forgot to check out his footwear before walking around the clubhouse. The slugger was wearing Reds flip-flops with his …


Shane Greene gets a chance to finish games that matter in Atlanta

After emerging as one of baseball’s top closers, Shane Greene now gets a chance to finish games that really matter. Greene was among three relievers acquired by the first-place Atlanta …


Trevor Bauer’s goal: Be ‘better person, a better player’ with Reds

Trevor Bauer is looking forward to taking advantage of a fresh start with the Cincinnati Reds. Bauer joined the Reds on Thursday after being traded from Cleveland on Wednesday. He …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 4:09 p.m.

Indians manager Terry Francona has eye surgery, misses game

Indians manager Terry Francona was forced to miss the game against Houston after having eye surgery earlier in the day. The team said the operation was unexpected. Francona was expected …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 4:22 p.m.

Living in the pastime: Monthly BasebALZ program keeps baseball in the minds of those suffering from Alzheimer’s, dementia

It starts with a baseball. Each person who attends the monthly BasebALZ program in a conference room at the offices of Alzheimer’s Los Angeles is handed one, faded and scuffed.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 2:20 p.m.

8 bans in Reds-Bucs brawl; Keone Kela 10 games, Amir Garrett 8, Yasiel Puig 3

Pittsburgh pitcher Keone Kela has been suspended for 10 games, Cincinnati reliever Amir Garrett for eight and Yasiel Puig for three after a furious brawl between the Pirates and Reds. …


With division out of reach, Red Sox sit out trade deadline

The defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox are setting their sights on an AL wild-card berth, and they’re doing it with the players they already have. Red Sox baseball …


Batters on pace to shatter MLB home run record by 10%

Major league batters are on pace to hit 600 more home runs than in any previous season, nearly 10% above the record set two years ago. A total of 4,478 …


MLB roundup: Josh Donaldson homers in 10th, lifts Braves over Nationals 5-4

Josh Donaldson homered against Sean Doolittle in the top of the 10th, and the Atlanta Braves pulled out a 5-4 victory over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday to take two …


Day of trades leaves Mariners’ bullpen vulnerable in loss to Texas

If the situation had arisen the day before, the decisions about the pitchers used would have been different because, well, there would’ve been better pitchers in the Mariners’ bullpen.


Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Seattle Mariners’ 9-7 loss against the Texas Rangers

Willie Calhoun hit a go-ahead, three-run homer and the Texas Rangers held on for a 9-7 victory against the visiting Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night.


Astros ace Zack Greinke deal; 2 dozen trades on deadline day

On a dizzying day that featured two dozen trades, the Houston Astros pulled off the biggest and most startling deal, adding ace Zack Greinke to an imposing rotation already loaded …


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 5:51 p.m.

Mariners finally complete trade to send pitcher Mike Leake to Diamondbacks

After shopping him during the offseason and re-intensifying those efforts in late May, the Mariners have finally traded veteran right-hander Mike Leake.


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 5:52 p.m.

Mariners trade Roenis Elias and Hunter Strickland to the Nationals for three pitching prospects

Strickland started the season as Seattle’s closer before getting hurt. Elias has been the closer for the last few months.


MLB roundup: Justin Verlander strikes out 13, Astros blank Indians 2-0

Verlander (14-4) outpitched Shane Bieber and won his fourth consecutive start, tying Washington’s Stephen Strasburg for the major league lead in wins.


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 10:09 p.m.

Six-pack for Mariners: Seattle wins 6th in row, 8-5 at Texas

Kyle Seager had a solo homer, a tiebreaking two-run triple and drove in four runs as the Seattle Mariners stretched their winning streak to six games with an 8-5 victory …


Report: Cleveland Indians trade Trevor Bauer to Reds in three-team deal

The Indians have reportedly found a trade partner – in a way, two – for Trevor Bauer, and they’ve also discovered the right-handed hitters the lineup has largely missed this …


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 8:43 p.m.

Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Seattle Mariners’ 8-5 victory against the Texas Rangers

Kyle Seager hit a tiebreaking, two-run triple in the seventh inning as the Seattle Mariners defeated the host Texas Rangers 8-5 Tuesday night.


AP source: Cleveland pitcher Trevor Bauer fined by MLB for ball heave

Bauer made the toss in the fifth inning of a 9-6 loss in Kansas City on Sunday.


David Phelps acquired by Chicago Cubs in deal with Toronto Blue Jays

The Blue Jays will send cash to Chicago to offset some of Phelps’ contract.


Trade wrap: Mets still hold all the cards

New York Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard (7-5, 4.33) is set to start against the White Sox on Tuesday, and it could be his final appearance with the club.


UPDATED: Mon., July 29, 2019, 7:47 p.m.

Rathdrum’s Brian Rounds will be umpire at Little League World Series

The noble pursuit of conducting oneself in a professional manner does have at least one pitfall no matter the occupation. It’s the unshakable instinct that one’s performance must match the …


MLB roundup: Stephen Strasburg wins 7th straight start, Nats beat Dodgers 11-4

Stephen Strasburg tossed seven masterful innings to win his seventh consecutive start, leading the Washington Nationals to an 11-4 rout of the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday.


MLB roundup: J.D. Martinez, Andrew Benintendi hit homers, Red Sox pound Yankees 9-5

J.D. Martinez and Andrew Benintendi homered as the Boston Red Sox again hit balls all over and out of Fenway Park, battering the New York Yankees 9-5 Saturday.


UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019, 10:04 p.m.

Out of Right Field: Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto can’t ply his trade

For all the wheeling and dealing that “Trader” Jerry Dipoto has done as the general manager of the Mariners, surprisingly little of it has come at the July 31 trade …


UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019, 7:33 p.m.

A.L. Central-leading Twins get reliever Sergio Romo from Marlins

The AL Central-leading Minnesota Twins have acquired veteran reliever Sergio Romo in a trade with Miami, hoping to boost their beleaguered bullpen for the stretch. The deadline for making deals …


UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019, 8:49 p.m.

Rookies Ryan Court, Austin Nola each drive in 3; Mariners top Tigers 8-1

After spending eight years in the minors, Ryan Court started this season on an even lower rung – in an independent league, still hoping for his big chance.