• Rangers send struggling Scheppers to minors, recall Claudio

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have recalled left-hander Alex Claudio from Triple-A Round Rock and optioned struggling reliever Tanner Scheppers to their top minor league affiliate. Scheppers had an 11.25 ERA in five appearances after being activated from the 15-day...

  • Red Sox recall RHP Wright; RHP Hembree returns to Triple-A

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox recalled right-hander Steven Wright from Triple-A Pawtucket before Monday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays. To make room for the 30-year old knuckleballer on the roster, the club optioned right-hander Heath Hembree to Pawtucket. Wright is up with the...

  • Orioles' game in Baltimore postponed due to safety concerns

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles' home game against the Chicago White Sox was postponed Monday night because of safety concerns after riots broke out near Camden Yards following the funeral of Freddie Gray. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred, at the stadium for a previously...

  • Nationals' Scherzer to miss start with sprained thumb

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — Max Scherzer will not make his scheduled start for Washington against Atlanta on Tuesday night because of a sprained right thumb. Manager Matt Williams said Scherzer may be ready to start within a few days. "I would think that before another five days he'd be OK to...

  • Ryan Braun out of Brewers' lineup in one-game shakeup

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Ryan Braun was out of the Brewers' lineup on Monday night, part of manager Ron Roenicke's attempt to get more from their struggling offense. Roenicke said that Braun was healthy enough to play, but was getting a second straight day of rest. Milwaukee was coming off a...

  • Marlins catcher Saltalamacchia designated for assignment

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins' free agent deal with catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia will be remembered as a bust. They are optimistic his rookie replacement will fare much better. Saltalamacchia was designated for assignment Monday, even though he has nearly two seasons left on the $21...

  • Royals' Edinson Volquez drops appeal, starts 5-game ban

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Kansas City Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez has dropped his appeal of a five-game suspension for his involvement in a brawl with the Chicago White Sox last week. Volquez was to start serving his suspension against Cleveland on Monday night. "It was the right time to...

  • Injured Yankees starters Nova and Capuano making progress

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova has thrown a simulated game and says he could pitch in an extended spring training game on Saturday. Nova is coming back from elbow ligament replacement surgery a year ago. The right-hander threw 12 of 15 pitches for strikes...

  • Colorado Springs Sky Sox shortstop Luis Sardinas armed to follow his idol's path

    by BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Luis Sardinas grew up idolizing Omar Vizquel, because in Venezuela that's just what baseball players do. He left home at 14 to prepare for his pro career, because that's just what players of his caliber are expected to do. But when it came to making himself into a ballplayer who,...

  • Cards ace Wainwright on 15-day DL, could be out much longer

    Yesterday

    Adam Wainwright was a cheerleader on the St. Louis Cardinals' 2011 World Series title team, out the entire year following reconstructive elbow surgery, suiting up and slapping fives in the dugout. The staff ace of the NL Central leaders might be reduced to that status again from an...

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