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Paul Newberry: MLB needs to protect its fans at every ballpark

There’s always a surge of excitement when a foul ball comes your way, mixed with a sense of dread. It’s a thrilling souvenir to take home from the ballpark. Yet …


Padres’ Fernando Tatis Jr. ‘most likely’ done for season with back injury

San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. was placed on the 10-day injured list with a back injury that “most likely” will end his season, according to manager Andy Green. …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019

Appeals court expands minor leaguers salary lawsuit

A federal appeals court has expanded a lawsuit by minor league baseball players alleging they are being paid less than minimum wage. Players sued major league teams in February 2014, …


MLB capsules: Bryce Harper hits grand slam in ninth to lift Phillies past Cubs 7-5

Bryce Harper blasted a grand slam with one out in the ninth inning, capping a six-run rally that sent the Philadelphia Phillies over the Chicago Cubs 7-5 Thursday night for …


Giancarlo Stanton, Yankees targeting September return from knee injury

Giancarlo Stanton wants to return from his knee injury in time to fine-tune that powerful swing for October. Sidelined nearly all season, the New York Yankees slugger is hitting indoors …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019

Diamondbacks LHP Robbie Ray placed on injured list

The Arizona Diamondbacks have placed left-hander Robbie Ray on the 10-day injured list because of lower back spasms. The 27-year-old Ray is 10-7 with a 3.99 ERA. He ranks among …


1 year after record-setting season, Red Sox limp to October

One year after their record-setting season, the Boston Red Sox are limping toward October with diminishing hopes of making the postseason. With a chance to gain ground in the AL …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019

Kyle Seager’s 3 RBIs lead Mariners over Tigers, 7-2

Dylan Moore homered and Kyle Seager drove in three runs and the Seattle Mariners topped the Detroit Tigers 7-2. Mallex Smith stole 2 bases, giving him 34, the most in …


From 12 games under to 10 over, Nats lead NL wild-card race

Right now, 19-31 is just a distant memory for the Washington Nationals. Even without Max Scherzer for all but one game over the past month-plus, even with recurring bullpen issues, …


MLB roundup: Philadelphia Phillies beat up on Cole Hamels, make Charlie Manuel’s return a big hit

J.T. Realmuto hit a grand slam, Bryce Harper went deep twice and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Chicago Cubs 11-1 in Charlie Manuel’s first game as hitting coach, ruining Cole …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019

Jake Rogers’ arm, Victor Reyes’ bat help Detroit Tigers beat Seattle Mariners 3-2

Victor Reyes hit a two-run single in the second inning and the Detroit Tigers held on to beat the Seattle Mariners 3-2. Harold Castro had three hits for Detroit while …


Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Seattle Mariners’ 3-2 loss to the Detroit Tigers

Despite home runs by J.P. Crawford and Daniel Vogelbach, the Mariners suffered their first loss to the host Detroit Tigers in six games this season, dropping a 3-2 decision Wednesday …


Derek Jeter noncommittal on Don Mattingly’s future as manager

Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter isn’t ready to disclose whether manager Don Mattingly will return next season. Mattingly is in the final year of a four-year contract. The former Dodgers …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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 Capsules: Yanks top O’s 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, running their winning streak …


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

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

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

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

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

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

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 …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 12, 2019

Braden Bishop excited to get on field again after injury

As the bulk of the clubhouse methodically packed its bags and readied for a night flight to Detroit with all the emotionless comportment of goat watchers, there was quite the …


On deck: 2020 baseball gets early jump with March 26 openers

Major League Baseball will open its 2020 season March 26, its earliest start other than international games. The schedule also features a late April series in Puerto Rico between the …