NEW YORK — Major League Baseball umpires have ended their protest of what they called “abusive player behavior” after commissioner Rob Manfred offered to meet with their union’s governing board. Most umpires wore white wristbands during Saturday’s games after Detroit second baseman Ian Kinsler was fined but not suspended for his recent verbal tirade against
BOSTON — Chris Sale has been so over-the-top dominant during his first season with the Boston Red Sox that he has evoked comparisons to peak Pedro Martinez. From the overpowering fastball and the collection of double-digit strikeout games to the unmistakable swagger on the mound, it all looks so familiar. And then there’s this: Like
SAN DIEGO — The rebuilding San Diego Padres demoted one of their top young players, right fielder Hunter Renfroe, to Triple-A El Paso on Saturday. Manager Andy Green said the Padres want Renfroe to work on plate discipline and getting on base more consistently. “He’s got strides to make,” Green said. “If you’re going to
DETROIT — Outfielder Curtis Granderson joined the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday after a late-night trade sent him to Major League baseball’s runaway leaders from the New York Mets. To make room for Granderson on baseball’s deepest roster, the Dodgers optioned former All-Star CF Joc Pederson to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Pederson is hitting just .215 at
The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired veteran outfielder Curtis Granderson from the New York Mets for cash considerations and a player to be named later, the teams announced Friday. Granderson, 36, will join the Dodgers amid his fourth season with the Mets and 13th overall, after four seasons with the New York Yankees and five
Two-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer has been placed on the 10-day DL by the Washington Nationals with left neck inflammation. The decision is retroactive to Aug. 15. Scherzer, 12-5 with a 2.25 ERA and 220 strikeouts this season, left a start and then sat out a game with neck spasms earlier this month.
The Kansas City Royals have placed right-hander Joakim Soria on the 10-day disabled list with a left oblique strain, the team announced Friday. Soria has been dealing with stiffness in his lat and ribcage area. His DL move is retroactive to Wednesday. “He’s been battling with it for two weeks. He’s been pitching through it.
It was kind of a melancholy Thursday night in baseball. No Dodgers. No Giancarlo Stanton. Aaron Judge didn’t hit one 500 feet. There wasn’t even a triple play. This was pretty funny, however: Bend the knee. 👑 pic.twitter.com/LjqudpzD9N — New York Yankees (@Yankees) August 18, 2017 That’s a “Game of Thrones” reference. That’s this show
Miami Marlins president David Samson will not be retained if a bid by prospective owners Derek Jeter and Bruce Sherman to buy the franchise is approved, a source told ESPN’s Dan Le Batard. Samson, 49, has served as team president since 2002. He said last week that he anticipates that major league owners will approve
Tony Dungy challenged Tampa’s professional sports teams to help pay to move a Confederate statue from in front of a local courthouse, and they have responded. Confederate statues, and there are hundreds, are being taken down across the country in the wake of Saturday’s violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. White nationalists marched there, in part, to