• Rays' minor league team cancels 'A-Rod Juice Box' promotion

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — What began as "A-Rod Juice Box" promo night for a Tampa Bay Rays minor league team quickly became Apology Night. The Charlotte Stone Crabs of the Florida State League on Friday night abruptly canceled the promotion that barbed slugger Alex Rodriguez after a complaint...

  • Brewers' Smith suspended 8 games for rosin, sunscreen on arm

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    ATLANTA (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell didn't see a shiny substance on reliever Will Smith's right arm until it was too late. Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez had already emerged from the dugout to ask umpires to check to see if Smith was cheating. "Fredi did...

  • Marlins players fail to show for charity event

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    MIAMI (AP) — Mired in a seven-game losing streak, Miami Marlins players further disappointed their fans by failing to show as advertised for a charity event. The organization had said players would attend the event to benefit the inner cities baseball program. When no players showed,...

  • No immediate surgery for A's Coco Crisp

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have ruled out immediate neck surgery for outfielder Coco Crisp. The A's said Friday they expect to make a decision this weekend on Crisp's playing status. He had a similar injury last season, and hasn't played since leaving a game...

  • Garcia scratched from White Sox's lineup with inflamed knee

    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago White Sox right fielder Avisail Garcia was scratched from Friday's lineup against the Minnesota Twins because of inflammation in his right knee. Garcia, batting .319 with four homers and 18 RBIs, was lifted for a pinch runner in the 10th inning of Monday's win...

  • Red Sox call up Cuban OF Rusney Castillo

    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have recalled outfielder Rusney Castillo from Triple-A. Outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. was optioned to Pawtucket to make room for Castillo on the roster. The Cuban native started in right field in Friday night's game against the Los Angeles Angels....

  • Pirates star McCutchen laughs off leaked pay stub

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Good thing Andrew McCutchen has direct deposit. The Pittsburgh Pirates star centerfielder laughed off a leaked photo of his pay stub Friday, joking he can handle the attention so long as he still gets paid. McCutchen's two-week stub was left behind in the visitor's...

  • Rangers put 1B/OF Blanks on disabled list, add OF Smolinski

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Texas Rangers have put first baseman/outfielder Kyle Blanks on the 15-day disabled list and recalled outfielder Jake Smolinski from Triple-A Round Rock. Texas manager Jeff Banister said he expected Smolinski would be available Friday night against the Yankees....

  • Blue Jays place 2B Travis on DL, promote Kawasaki

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    TORONTO (AP) — The Blue Jays laced infielder Devon Travis on the 15-day disabled list Friday because of a sore left shoulder and promoted infielder Munenori Kawasaki from Triple-A Buffalo. Travis hasn't played since leaving a May 16 game at Houston in the seventh inning. He was...

  • Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka set for next rehab start

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is set to make his next rehabilitation start Wednesday against Boston's Triple-A team. New York manager Joe Girardi made the announcement before playing Texas on Friday night. He said the Japanese right-hander will be limited to 65...

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