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Indians C Perez sustains mild concussion

Tue, 2019-05-21 23:21

Cleveland Indians catcher Roberto Perez was diagnosed with a mild concussion after taking a foul ball off his mask Tuesday. Perez was struck by a ball tipped by the Oakland Athletics' Jurickson Profar in the third inning, and he exited the game two innings later. "I don't need to play doctor, but it seems very mild," Cleveland manager Terry Francona said of Perez's injury.

Cardinals move on from P Gregerson

Mon, 2019-05-20 15:04

The St. Louis Cardinals on Monday requested unconditional release waivers on right-hander Luke Gregerson in a move that means they will recoup very little on their $11 million investment in the veteran reliever. The Cardinals signed Gregerson to a two-year deal before the 2018 season, but he pitched just 12 2/3 innings last season because of hamstring and shoulder issues. After posting a 7.11 ERA last year, the 35-year-old had a 7.94 mark in six appearances this year in a delayed start to the season because of lingering shoulder trouble.

Mets OF Cespedes breaks ankle in 'violent fall'

Mon, 2019-05-20 15:00

New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes suffered multiple fractures of his right ankle during a "violent fall" on Saturday, according to the Mets. The incident occurred at Cespedes' ranch in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen told reporters on Monday that Cespedes stepped in a hole. "He twisted and put his leg and foot in a difficult position," said Van Wagenen, adding that Cespedes didn't fall off a horse.

Mets OF Cespedes breaks ankle in 'violent fall'

Mon, 2019-05-20 15:00

New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes suffered multiple fractures of his right ankle during a "violent fall" on Saturday, according to the Mets. The incident occurred at Cespedes' ranch in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen told reporters on Monday that Cespedes stepped in a hole. "He twisted and put his leg and foot in a difficult position," said Van Wagenen, adding that Cespedes didn't fall off a horse.

Hot-hitting A's, Indians hook up in Cleveland

Sun, 2019-05-19 22:00

The Cleveland Indians' bats certainly heated up over the last week. The Oakland Athletics' did, too -- until Mother Nature intervened. The Indians and Athletics aim to continue their recent good fortune at the other's expense on Monday when the clubs open a three-game series in Cleveland.

Athletics-Tigers game suspended in 7th with A's up 5-3

Sun, 2019-05-19 16:21

The Oakland Athletics are closing in on a 16th straight win over Detroit — but they'll have to wait 3½ months before trying to finish it off. The A's led the Tigers 5-3 in the bottom of the seventh inning Sunday when the game was suspended because of rain. Oakland scored twice in the top of the seventh to take the lead, but the teams were unable to complete the inning before the tarp was brought onto the field.

Mengden helps A's hand Tigers sixth straight loss

Sat, 2019-05-18 17:55

Daniel Mengden threw seven innings of one-run ball to notch his first win of the season in the Oakland Athletics' 4-1 victory over the host Detroit Tigers on Saturday afternoon. The Athletics have won the first three games of the series and 15 consecutive games against the Tigers. Mengden (1-1) was recalled last weekend and lost to Cleveland last Sunday in his debut, but he stymied the struggling Tigers all day.

A's make it 15 straight over Tigers with 4-1 victory

Sat, 2019-05-18 17:19

Once he made it through the first inning, it was smooth sailing for Daniel Mengden. Mengden pitched seven impressive innings and Nick Hundley and Chad Pinder homered to lift the Oakland Athletics to their 15th straight win over Detroit, 4-1 on Saturday. If the A's beat the Tigers on Sunday, they would tie a franchise record for their longest winning streak against one team.

Braves release Venters, bring back Blevins

Sat, 2019-05-18 13:53

The Atlanta Braves selected the contract of left-hander Jerry Blevins on Saturday and granted fellow left-hander Jonny Venters his unconditional release. Blevins, 35, signed a big league contract with the Braves less than a week after he was designated for assignment by the team. The return of Blevins coincided with the departure of Venters, 34, who struggled badly in his fifth season with the Braves.

A's look to pave new road in Motor City

Wed, 2019-05-15 23:15

A pair of those losses came by a single run and the other was a two-run decision. And the one-run losses both came at Seattle as the A's dropped to 5-15 on the road this season. "I think there is definitely some urgency," third baseman Matt Chapman told MLB.com about his team's mentality.

Yankees acquire 1B/DH Kendrys Morales from A's

Wed, 2019-05-15 09:18

The Yankees have acquired veteran slugger Kendrys Morales from the Oakland Athletics. New York is also getting $8,491,452 from Oakland to cover most of the $8,903,226 remaining in Morales' $12 million salary. As part of the deal announced Tuesday night, the Yankees will send Oakland a player to be named or cash.

Yankees acquire Kendrys Morales to cover for injuries

Tue, 2019-05-14 17:47

The New York Yankees are desperate for warm bodies who can pop a couple home runs. To cover for their rash of injuries, the Yankees acquired designated hitter Kendrys Morales on Tuesday. The 35-year-old Morales was designated for assignment by the Oakland Athletics on Monday.

Damian Lillard lets Warriors know they are on his turf in conference finals

Tue, 2019-05-14 16:43

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard had a message for the Golden State Warriors prior to Game 1 of the conference finals: You might play here, but this is my town. The 28-year-old Lillard showed up to Game 1 — which is at Oracle Arena in Oakland — wearing a custom Oakland Athletics jersey with his name on the back. Lillard was also wearing an Oaklandish hat.

Rays top Yankees behind two Diaz homers

Sat, 2019-05-11 22:36

The Tampa Bay Rays are still leading the American League (AL) East after beating the New York Yankees in MLB. The Rays secured a 1.5-game lead over the Yankees with a 7-2 victory at Tropicana Field on Saturday. Two home runs and four RBIs from third baseman Yandy Diaz helped Tampa Bay improve to 24-14 this year.

Edwin Jackson is about to play for his MLB-record 14th team: Let's rank them all

Sat, 2019-05-11 22:23

No MLB player has ever racked up moving costs quite like Edwin Jackson. No, Jackson will rather be remembered for mastering the fine art of being good enough to stay in MLB for a more-than-respectable 16 seasons and not good enough to stick with a single team for more than three years. When he takes the field for the Toronto Blue Jays following the trade on Saturday that shipped him out from the Oakland Athletics, Jackson will set an MLB record with his 14th career team played for.

Murray's rookie contract with Cardinals includes huge guaranteed money

Thu, 2019-05-09 20:17

The Arizona Cardinals announced the signings of their rookie draftees, including former Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray. Number one NFL draft pick Murray's contract includes a $23.59million signing bonus and $35.2m guaranteed in addition to a fifth-year team option for the 2023 season. "Everything I dreamed of," Murray said.

Piscotty blast in 13th carries A's past Reds

Wed, 2019-05-08 23:40

Stephen Piscotty lined a leadoff homer in the bottom of the 13th inning to give the Oakland Athletics a 5-4 victory over the visiting Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night. Piscotty jumped all over a 2-1 fastball from Reds right-hander Robert Stephenson (2-1), and the ball barely cleared the left field fence. The extra-inning win was Oakland's first of the year in four chances.

A's Davis aggravates hip injury, leaves early

Wed, 2019-05-08 21:32

Oakland Athletics slugger Khris Davis departed Wednesday's game against the Cincinnati Reds in the fifth inning due to lingering effects from a left hip contusion. Davis aggravated the injury, which occurred Sunday when he ran into a railing while catching a foul fly down the left field line in Pittsburgh. He was scratched from Tuesday's game against the Reds due to the ailment and began Wednesday's game as the designated hitter.

MLB roundup: Athletics' Fiers no-hits Reds

Wed, 2019-05-08 00:19

Gio Urshela hit the game-tying, two-run homer with one out in the ninth, and DJ LeMahieu hit a walk-off single later in the inning as the New York Yankees withstood a lengthy rain delay and rallied for a 5-4 victory over the visiting Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night. The Yankees won for the 15th time in 20 games since April 16 and pulled off the comeback following a 72-minute rain delay in the top of the seventh. New York tied the game when Urshela lifted an 0-2 fastball from Anthony Swarzak (2-2) over the center field fence.

Reds-A's game starts after delay for lighting malfunction

Tue, 2019-05-07 20:55

The game between the Cincinnati Reds and Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night started more than 90 minutes late because of a lighting problem at the Coliseum. A bank of lights above the upper deck in left field that had been only partially lit, causing the delay. The A's announced 15 minutes before the 7:07 p.m. scheduled start that the game would not begin on time.

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