Braves reliever Swarzak on IL with inflammation

NEW YORK — Atlanta Braves reliever Anthony Swarzak has been placed on the 10-day injured list with inflammation in his pitching shoulder, a significant blow to the bullpen for the NL East leaders. The team hopes Swarzak will be ready to return immediately after the All-Star break on July 12. The move was made Sunday, […]

3 Dodgers aces make All-Star team; Ryu to start

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu will start for the National League in the All-Star game, manager Dave Roberts told reporters on Sunday. Ryu has a league-best ERA of 1.83 and is second in wins with nine. The news comes on the same day it was revealed that two other Dodgers starters — Clayton Kershaw […]

Teen ump caught in adult brawl gets MLB support

DENVER — The 13-year-old umpire caught in the middle of a brawl at a youth baseball game got a big league show of support Sunday. Josh Cordova and his family were invited to Coors Field by major league umpire Chris Guccione to see the Los Angeles Dodgers play the Colorado Rockies. Guccione, who is from […]

Police: Ortiz shooting was $30K hit gone wrong

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Police say a suspected drug trafficker offered to pay $30,000 for the shooting that wounded baseball slugger David Ortiz, who was sitting alongside the intended victim. National Police spokesman Frank Felix Duran Mejia told a news conference on Sunday that the alleged mastermind of the attack had so far paid […]

Vlad Jr. youngest in history named to HR Derby

Toronto Blue Jays rookie star Vladimir Guerrero Jr. will become the youngest player in major league history to compete in the Home Run Derby. Major League Baseball confirmed Sunday that Guerrero, Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Josh Bell and Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana will participate in the midseason power showcase, filling three spots in […]

Teen ump involved in brawl invited to MLB game

DENVER — Hey, blue, great call! Major league umpire Chris Guccione invited a teenage ump who was involved in a game that ended in an adult brawl to attend the Dodgers-Rockies series finale Sunday at Coors Field. Guccione and his crew just wanted to show their support for 13-year-old Josh Cordova, who found himself in […]

Yelich, MLB leader in HRs, to compete in Derby

Milwaukee Brewers star Christian Yelich has thrown his name in the hat for the Home Run Derby. Yelich, who leads the majors with 29 home runs, said Saturday night that he accepted an invitation from Major League Baseball to compete in the All-Star event on July 8 in Cleveland. The event will be televised on […]

Orioles make history with 2nd straight 13-0 win

BALTIMORE — Manager Brandon Hyde says his young Baltimore Orioles are a fun team to watch, regardless of how much they’ve been struggling. The Orioles certainly put on a show the past two nights against the Cleveland Indians. Andrew Cashner threw seven innings of three-hit ball, Renato Nunez had two of Baltimore’s four home runs […]