Dodgers pitcher Frankie Montas has rib surgery

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Frankie Montas will be out two to four months after having rib resection surgery on Friday.

The team said Montas has a stress reaction in his right rib, and...

Tommy Hunter agrees to 1-year contract with Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) — Pitcher Tommy Hunter and the Cleveland Indians have agreed to a one-year contract.

A 29-year-old right-hander, Hunter was 4-2 with a 4.18 ERA in 58 relief appearances for Baltimore and the...

Tanaka feels good, but unsure about status for 1st start

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, coming back after arthroscopic surgery to remove a bone spur from his right elbow last October, says he feels perfectly healthy but isn't sure when he'll...

Orioles hire former Mets exec McIlvaine to front office post

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have hired Joe McIlvaine as senior adviser of player personnel.

McIlvaine will work with the front office staff at the major league level and help with scouting, with a...

Cain finally healthy and ready to rejoin Giants' rotation

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — If the San Francisco Giants had any lingering concerns about Matt Cain's health, the veteran pitcher helped ease their minds with one impressive swing — on the golf course.

Playing at...

Braves planning new Hank Aaron statue in SunTrust Park

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves say they are planning a new Hank Aaron statue at SunTrust Park, which will open in 2017.

The Braves said in a statement released Friday they no longer will contest the fate...

Cubs claim reliever Riefenhauser off waivers from Orioles

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have claimed reliever C.J. Riefenhauser off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles.

The 26-year-old left-hander spent parts of the past two seasons with the Tampa Bay Rays, going...

Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia 1st to draw lifetime drug ban

By: RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer

NEW YORK — Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia has become the first player to receive a lifetime ban under baseball's drug agreement after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance for the third time.

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