Mariners starter James Paxton was forced out of Tuesday night’s start against the Athletics after being hit by a Jed Lowrie line drive on his pitching arm. Paxton gave up a leadoff home run to Marcus Semien and struck out Matt Chapman prior to Lowrie’s at-bat. Félix Hernández, recently demoted to the bullpen, relieved Paxton, walking Khris Davis before inducing an inning-ending ground ball double play from Matt Olson. The Mariners should pass along an update on Paxton’s status shortly. The left-hander entered Tuesday’s start 10-5 with a 3.63 ERA and a 175/37 K/BB ratio in 139 innings. The third-place Mariners are very much in the hunt for the AL West title, trailing the Astros by only 4.5 games. Losing Paxton, even if only for a start or two, would be a huge blow. Update (11:48 PM ET): Paxton has a left forearm contusion and is considered day-to-day. Follow @Baer_Bill … [Read more...] about James Paxton exits in first inning after taking comebacker off of pitching arm
The Nationals have made a handful of roster moves on Tuesday, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports. Most notably, reliever Ryan Madson has been placed on the 10-day disabled list due to a back injury. The Nationals also optioned reliever Sammy Solis to Triple-A Syracuse. Trevor Gott and Tim Collins have been recalled from Syracuse, and Erick Fedde has been moved to the 60-day disabled list. Madson, 37, has had a forgettable year. He owns a 5.19 ERA with a 40/15 K/BB ratio in 43 1/3 innings. He was on the hook for all four runs that scored on David Bote‘s walk-off grand slam on Sunday. Madson apparently aggravated his back injury during that appearance. Fedde, 25, has been dealing with inflammation in his right shoulder since early July. He will likely rejoin the team when rosters expand on September 1. Solis, 30, has struggled to a 5.24 ERA with 37 strikeouts and 15 walks in 34 1/3 innings this season. Gott, 25, has pitched 16 1/3 innings in the majors this year, accruing … [Read more...] about Nationals place Ryan Madson on disabled list due to back injury
The Indians announced on Tuesday that starter Trevor Bauer has been placed on the 10-day disabled list due to a stress fracture in his right fibula. Pitcher Tyler Olson has been recalled from Triple-A Columbus. Bauer, 27, took a line drive from José Abreu off of his right ankle in the seventh inning of Saturday’s start against the White Sox. He was attended to by a trainer before leaving the game. Bauer has been among the game’s best starters this season, owning a 2.22 ERA with a 214/56 K/BB ratio in 166 innings. Olson, 28, has pitched 18 subpar innings in the majors this season. With Triple-A Columbus, he posted a sterling 1.86 ERA with 15 strikeouts and one walk in 9 2/3 innings. Olson missed some time earlier this season with a lat strain. Follow @Baer_Bill … [Read more...] about Indians place Trevor Bauer on disabled list due to stress fracture in right fibula
Blue Jays outfielder Curtis Granderson has cleared revocable trade waivers, The Athletic’s Robert Murray reports. That means the Blue Jays can negotiate a trade with any of the 29 other teams. Granderson, 37, has put up decent numbers while splitting time in the outfield corners with Teoscar Hernandez and Randal Grichuk. In 322 plate appearances (296 of which have come against right-handed pitchers), Granderson has hit .234/.333/.414 with 10 home runs and 31 RBI. Granderson is owed the remainder of his $5 million salary and will become eligible for free agency once the season ends. A contending team might be interested in acquiring Granderson more as a bat off the bench than as a platoon outfielder. Follow @Baer_Bill … [Read more...] about Curtis Granderson clears trade waivers
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Miami Dolphins fourth-year wide receiver DeVante Parker has a hand injury that as kept him out of training camp practice for two days in a row. "Right now we're going to be going week to week," head coach Adam Gase said of Parker's status Tuesday. "I mean right now he wouldn't be able to catch the ball. So we'll just keep evaluating that and we just need to make sure that we're keeping him in great shape and when they tell us that he's good to go we'll have him ready to go." Parker suffered the injury Monday during 11-on-11 drills going against cornerback Xavien Howard. Gase said it appeared that Parker got his hand stuck in Howard's shoulder pad when the cornerback tried to break up a pass intended for Parker. Six other players sat out practice with injuries, including wide receiver Kenny Stills with an ankle injury. Tight end MarQueis Gray and rookie running back Kalen Ballage both are in the concussion protocol, center Jake Brendel (calf), defensive end William Hayes (hamstring) and … [Read more...] about Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker Misses 2nd Practice With Hand Injury
After yet another disappointing season in 2017-18, is this the year AC Milan finally rebound and become a force once more? The last five seasons have seen the 18-time Italian champions and seven-time Champions League winners AC Milan stuck in mid-table mediocrity. The’ve groveled with the likes of Torino, Sampdoria and Atalanta for far too long. It was only a few years ago that long-time owner and former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was approached by Chinese businessman Li Yonghong to purchase the club. This deal of course fell through. Li Yonghong defaulted on his loan from the vulture fund Elliott Management, who at that time assumed control of AC Milan from Li, making them, whether they wanted it or not, the owners of the Rossoneri. Elliott stabilized AC Milan by pumping €50 million into the club to satisfy UEFA. This after the governing body of European soccer had banned AC Milan from the Europa League, proclaiming them to be a club with … [Read more...] about Can AC Milan finally return to relevancy in 2018-19?
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said following last night’s game that infielder Brian Dozier will be sent for further testing after he took an EKG test which revealed “abnormalities.” Dozier had the EKG after leaving the game against the Giants due to dizziness. This comes days after the Dodgers lost closer Kenley Jansen to the disabled list due to an irregular heartbeat. Dozier has provided the Dodgers a nice offensive and defensive boost since coming over in a trade from the Twins, hitting .282/.429/.590 with three homers and 11 RBI in 12 games with Los Angeles. Follow @craigcalcaterra … [Read more...] about Abnormalities discovered on Brian Dozier’s EKG test
One night after losing to the Cubs on a two-out, two-strike, down-three, pinch-hit, walk-off grand slam to the Cubs, the Washington Nationals were in a barn-burner against the St. Louis Cardinals. The Nats were down 1-0, then up 4-2, then down 6-4 following a big Cardinals rally in the eighth, capped by a big Matt Carpenter home run, before somehow getting up off the mat and tying things back up at 6 in the top of the ninth inning. The bullpen has been bad, but even shaky relievers are successful more often than we imagine them to be. Having lost two of the previous three due to bullpen hiccups, there was no special reason to think that they’d lose late once again. Koda Glover took the mound and attempted to close things out. He got ahead of Paul DeJong 1-0 and then promptly threw three balls. Not wanting to put the winning run on first base to lead off the inning, Glover threw a fastball right over the plate and then watched DeJong deposit it over the left field fence and into … [Read more...] about Dave Martinez: “I don’t know what else to do”
Dodgers reliever John Axford was deemed “unavailable” before last night’s game against the Giants. After the game it was revealed that he will miss up to three weeks due to a break in the tip of his fibula he suffered when he was hit by a comebacker on Sunday. It’s being characterized as a “crack.” As if the Dodgers need more injuries and/or maladies, especially to their beleaguered bullpen. Axford was acquired by L.A. at the trade deadline and, with Kenley Jansen out indefinitely, it was thought that he could get some opportunities to close. Now that’s out the window at least into September, it seems. Follow @craigcalcaterra … [Read more...] about John Axford has a small break in his fibula