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  • MLB roundup: Michael Perez helps Pirates make homer history
    By Field Level Media / Friday, July 1, 2022

    The Pirates got a three-homer game from one of their players for the second time in as many days as Michael Perez accomplished the feat on Thursday during Pittsburgh's 8-7 victory over the visiting Milwaukee Brewers.

    • A day earlier, Bryan Reynolds swatted three home runs in a 8-7 win over the Washington Nationals. It's just the second time a team has had teammates with three-homer games in consecutive contests. The Atlanta Braves did so in September 2020.

      Oneil Cruz and Jack Suwinski also homered for the Pirates, who have won two in a row after beating Milwaukee for the first time in seven tries this year.

      Pittsburgh starter JT Brubaker (2-7) gave up four runs and seven hits in six innings, with six strikeouts and two walks.

      Dodgers 3, Padres 1

      Justin Turner hit a pair of home runs, including a go-ahead, two-run shot in the seventh inning, as first-place Los Angeles opened a four-game series against second-place San Diego with a home victory.

      Turner went 3-for-3, while five Dodgers pitchers held the Padres' offense in check. Reliever Evan Phillips (2-3) tossed 1 1/3 shutout innings for the win. Craig Kimbrel pitched a perfect ninth inning, striking out two, for his 14th save.

      Padres starter Joe Musgrove (8-2) gave up three runs on five hits over seven innings, with a walk and a season-high 10 strikeouts. San Diego's Manny Machado had a hit and struck out three times in his return after missing the previous nine games because of a sprained left ankle.

      Cubs 15, Reds 7

      Patrick Wisdom belted a grand slam for one of his two homers and had a career-high six RBIs as Chicago rolled over visiting Cincinnati.

      Wisdom's slam highlighted a five-run second inning, and he added a solo shot in the sixth as the Cubs matched a season high with 23 hits to win for the fifth time in eight games. Christopher Morel became the first Cubs rookie since Micah Hoffpauir in 2008 to record a five-hit game.

      Joey Votto and Tommy Pham each homered for one of their three hits apiece, but Cincinnati lost for the second straight night after winning three of four.

      Blue Jays 4, Rays 1

      Yusei Kikuchi struck out eight, Teoscar Hernandez and Santiago Espinal hit two-run homers and Toronto defeated visiting Tampa Bay.

      Kikuchi (3-4) allowed one run, four hits and one walk in six innings. Hernandez also had a double and single in the opener of a five-game series.

      Isaac Paredes hit a home run for the Rays, who took their third loss in a row.

      Phillies 14, Braves 4

      Nick Castellanos hit a home run and single and drove in three runs, Kyle Schwarber added a three-run home run and host Philadelphia soundly defeated Atlanta.

      Darick Hall contributed two home runs and three RBIs while Rhys Hoskins had a solo homer for the Phillies, who salvaged the finale of the three-game series. Phillies starter Aaron Nola (5-5) tossed seven innings and gave up seven hits and four runs. He struck out eight and walked one.

      Michael Harris hit a two-run home run and Adam Duvall added a homer and single for the Braves. Austin Riley had three hits and Marcell Ozuna chipped in with two hits. Braves starter Ian Anderson (6-5) lasted only two innings and allowed seven runs on seven hits.

      Guardians 5, Twins 3

      Cleveland got a two-run, walk-off home run for the second consecutive day when Andres Gimenez's blast in the ninth inning shocked visiting Minnesota.

      Gimenez's ninth home run of the season came with two outs and traveled an estimated 411 feet to right-center. Teammate Josh Naylor ripped a two-run homer on Wednesday to defeat the Twins 7-6.

      Jose Miranda's three-run double put Minnesota up 3-1 in the third, but the Guardians rallied with two runs in the eighth and two in the ninth.

      Astros 2, Yankees 1

      Luis Garcia carried a shutout into the sixth inning before four relievers held the line as Houston topped visiting New York.

      Garcia (6-5) allowed one run on three hits and two walks with six strikeouts. The Yankees' only run came when Anthony Rizzo drilled Garcia's 0-2 fastball into the right field seats during the sixth inning for his 21st home run.

      Alex Bregman provided the Astros' offense with a bases-loaded double in the third off Luis Severino (4-3). The Yankees' right-hander allowed two runs on three hits and two walks, with four strikeouts, over six innings.

      Mariners 8, A's 6

      Julio Rodriguez and Dylan Moore homered as Seattle topped visiting Oakland for its third consecutive victory and its eighth in 10 games.

      Mariners right-hander Logan Gilbert (9-3) allowed four runs on eight hits in six-plus innings, with one walk and three strikeouts. Paul Sewald pitched the ninth for his eighth save.

      Ramon Laureano homered twice and drove in four runs and Elvis Andrus also went deep for the A's, who lost their fourth in a row and finished June with a 5-21 record.

      --Field Level Media

  • Yankees’ Aaron Judge, Braves’ Ronald Acuna Jr. named All-Star starters
    By Field Level Media / Thursday, June 30, 2022

    New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge and Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. were named starters for next month's Major League Baseball All-Star Game on Thursday.

    • Judge and Acuna secured their spots early as the leading vote-getters in the American and National Leagues, respectively, through the first phase of voting that ended Thursday.

      Judge, 30, is an All-Star for the fourth time in his career. He leads the majors in home runs (29) and runs (62) through 74 games entering the Yankees' Thursday evening game against the Houston Astros. He is batting .290 -- on pace to set a career high -- and has added 59 RBIs.

      Acuna, 24, was named to his third All-Star Game. Acuna is batting .281 with seven home runs, 18 RBIs, 28 runs and 13 stolen bases through 43 games this year. He hasn't played since Saturday due to a bruised left foot but was expected to return to the Braves' lineup Friday.

      The second phase of fan voting will determine the rest of the starters for each league out of the list of finalists MLB revealed Thursday. That phase will begin July 5 and close on July 8 at 2 p.m. ET. The Braves (counting Acuna) and Toronto Blue Jays led the league with six finalists apiece.

      Fans' ballots will decide nine starters for each team -- eight fielders and a designated hitter. All pitchers and reserves are set to be determined by a combination of players' votes and commissioner Rob Manfred's selections.

      The All-Star starters will be announced July 8 and the full teams will be revealed July 10, with the game set for July 19 in Los Angeles.

      American League All-Star finalists:

      Catcher: Alejandro Kirk (Blue Jays), Jose Trevino (Yankees)

      First base: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Blue Jays), Ty France (Mariners)

      Second base: Jose Altuve (Astros), Santiago Espinal (Blue Jays)

      Third base: Jose Ramirez (Guardians), Rafael Devers (Red Sox)

      Shortstop: Bo Bichette (Blue Jays), Tim Anderson (White Sox)

      Designated hitter: Yordan Alvarez (Astros), Shohei Ohtani (Angels)

      Outfielders: Mike Trout (Angels), George Springer (Blue Jays), Giancarlo Stanton (Yankees), Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (Blue Jays)

      National League All-Star finalists:

      Catcher: Willson Contreras (Cubs), Travis d'Arnaud (Braves)

      First base: Paul Goldschmidt (Cardinals), Pete Alonso (Mets)

      Second base: Ozzie Albies (Braves), Jazz Chisholm Jr. (Marlins)

      Third base: Manny Machado (Padres), Nolan Arenado (Cardinals)

      Shortstop: Trea Turner (Dodgers), Dansby Swanson (Braves)

      Designated hitter: Bryce Harper (Phillies), William Contreras (Braves)

      Outfielders: Mookie Betts (Dodgers), Joc Pederson (Giants), Starling Marte (Mets), Adam Duvall (Braves)

      --Field Level Media

  • Freddie Freeman's former agent defends 'integrity and honesty'
    By Field Level Media / Thursday, June 30, 2022

    In the latest twist to the saga surrounding Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Freddie Freeman, the five-time All-Star's former agent accused the Atlanta Braves of presenting a false narrative when it comes to the characterization of offseason contract negotiations.

    • Freeman's former agent, Casey Close, released a statement through multiple media outlets Thursday that suggests his professional integrity has falsely come into question.

      "I will not stand by as the circumstances surrounding Freddie Freeman's departure from Atlanta are mischaracterized," Close said in his statement. Since March, the Braves have fostered a narrative about negotiations which, stated plainly, is false."

      Freeman fired Close and the Excel Agency on Tuesday, shortly after a weekend series at Atlanta between the Dodgers and his former club, the Braves. Reports indicated that Freeman met with members of the Braves front office during the weekend, where his departure from the organization after 15 years was discussed.

      Freeman had originally been critical of the Braves after signing a $162 million contract with the Dodgers this spring. Instead of re-signing Freeman, the Braves filled their first-base spot in a trade with the Oakland Athletics for Matt Olson. Freeman expressed surprise over the move, at the time.

      According to a FoxSports Radio report Wednesday, Close was alleged to have never told Freeman about a final contract offer from the Braves. Close later denied that report and said he was "evaluating all legal options." Freeman declined to comment on Wednesday's revelations.

      "Part of (the Braves') false narrative is the suggestion that I did not communicate a contract offer to the Freemans," Close's Thursday statement read. "To be clear, we communicated every offer that was made, as well as every communication Excel had with the Braves organization throughout the entire process.

      "I have a 30-year reputation in the business for integrity and honesty, and I have always operated with the utmost character. At Excel, we are privileged to represent many exemplary athletes, some of whom have chosen to spend their entire career with one franchise."

      Freeman helped the Braves to the 2021 World Series title and was a .295 hitter in 12 major league seasons at Atlanta, including 271 home runs and 941 RBIs in 1,565 games. He also was National League MVP in 2020.

      In his first season with the Dodgers, the 32-year-old Southern California native is batting .308 with nine home runs and 47 RBIs in 74 games. Despite the drama and emotions of the last week, Freeman was batting .407 with four home runs and 13 RBIs during a 13-game hitting streak, heading into Thursday's home contest against the San Diego Padres.

      --Field Level Media

  • Red Sox reinstate RHP Tanner Houck, OF Jarren Duran
    By Field Level Media / Thursday, June 30, 2022

    The Boston Red Sox reinstated right-hander Tanner Houck and outfielder Jarren Duran from the restricted list, while right-hander Silvino Bracho was designated for assignment and infielder Yolmer Sanchez was returned to Triple-A Worcester.

    • Houck and Duran were placed on the restricted list in advance of this week's three-game road series against the Toronto Blue Jays. Sanchez was called up as a COVID-related roster substitute.

      Houck, 26, is 4-3 with a 3.42 ERA in 22 appearances (four starts) this season, while Duran, 25, was batting .327 with seven extra-base hits in 13 games.

      Bracho, 29, did not have an appearance this season and has pitched in just one game since 2018. Sanchez, who has seven prior seasons of major league experience, did not have a hit in three plate appearances Wednesday.

      --Field Level Media

  • Report: Nationals offering 13-year, $425 extension to Juan Soto
    By Field Level Media / Thursday, June 30, 2022

    Washington Nationals star Juan Soto has received a new 13-year, $425 million extension from the club, Deportivo reported on Thursday.

    • The Dominican Republic organization reported that talks have intensified now that the club increased its initial offer by $75 million.

      Soto said in February that he turned down a 13-year, $350 million extension during the offseason. At that time, he said he was waiting to sign a deal after the 2024 season, when he becomes a free agent.

      A $425 million deal would slot Soto behind Mike Trout ($426.5 million) of the Los Angeles Angels and ahead of Mookie Betts ($365 million) of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

      Soto, 23, is making $17.1 million this season. He is batting .224 and has 14 homers and 32 RBIs in 76 games.

      Soto was National League MVP runner-up last season when he had a .313 batting average and a league-best .465 on-base percentage. He had 29 homers and 95 RBIs in 151 games.

      --Field Level Media

  • Braves PA announcer Casey Motter dies
    By Field Level Media / Thursday, June 30, 2022

    Longtime Atlanta Braves public address announcer Casey Motter died in his sleep Thursday.

    • BallparkDJ confirmed Motter's death.

      Motter, raised in nearby Smyrna, Ga., had been the voice of the Braves since 2006. He was also the first announcer hired at the BallparkDJ app and website.

      The Braves are currently on a road trip and return to Atlanta to play the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday.

      --Field Level Media

  • Mets RHP Jacob deGrom to make rehab start, eyes July return
    By Field Level Media / Thursday, June 30, 2022

    New York Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom plans to join Max Scherzer in making a minor league rehab start after coming out of a 27-pitch throwing session unscathed.

    • A two-time Cy Young winner, deGrom hasn't started a big-league game since July 7, 2021. He was shut down April 1 with a stress reaction in his right scapula.

      deGrom, 33, threw from a mound and faced live hitters on Wednesday, four days after he threw 20 pitches.

      "You can tell he's upbeat about where he is," Mets manager Buck Showalter said Wednesday, adding that he watched the Port St. Lucie throwing session via video monitor from CitiField. "The body language more than anything. ... I wish I'd seen him more up close and personal but he's where you'd expect from a guy who's getting closer. He's enamored with what's going on right now."

      Showalter said deGrom's return to the Mets could happen in July. His first rehab start likely would be with Port St. Lucie.

      Scherzer (left oblique strain) made a rehab start on Wednesday at Hartford, Conn., his second, and he could be back in the Mets' rotation as early as next week.

      Scherzer has been out since May 18. In his first year with the Mets, the 15-year veteran and three-time Cy Young Award winner is 5-1 with a 2.54 ERA over his first eight starts.

      --Field Level Media

  • MLB roundup: Guardians score 4 in 10th to edge Twins
    By Field Level Media / Thursday, June 30, 2022

    Josh Naylor belted a two-run homer with two outs in the 10th inning, capping a four-run rally that powered the Cleveland Guardians to a stunning 7-6 victory over the visiting Minnesota Twins on Wednesday.

    • The Twins scored three in the top of the 10th, then got the first out in the bottom of the 10th with the automatic runner at second base. A walk to Steven Kwan (3-for-4) and a wild pitch put runners at the corners for Amed Rosario, who hit an RBI double to cap a 4-for-4 night.

      Jharel Cotton (2-2) replaced Emilio Pagan on the mound, and he retired Jose Ramirez on a lineout. Kwan then scored on a passed ball to bring the Guardians within one run. Naylor then hit an opposite-field blast to the bleachers in left field for his ninth homer of the season.

      Guardians reliever Eli Morgan (4-2) allowed three runs in the top of the 10th yet earned the win. Cleveland starter Cal Quantrill pitched a career-high eight innings but left with a no-decision. The right-hander surrendered eight hits, three runs and no walks. He struck out three batters.

      Astros 2, Mets 0

      Jason Castro hit a two-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning as Houston completed a two-game sweep of an interleague set against host New York.

      Castro, who entered the game hitting .095 with one RBI, belted his first home run of the season into the right-field bleachers against Drew Smith (1-2). New York had just one baserunner after the first inning and has lost three straight for the first time this season.

      The game featured a dynamic pitchers' duel between Houston's Justin Verlander (10-3) and New York's Taijuan Walker. Verlander allowed two hits over eight shutout innings in his first start at Citi Field since 2010. Houston won four straight against the Mets over the past eight days by a combined score of 24-6.

      Marlins 4, Cardinals 3

      Avisail Garcia hit a two-out, two-run homer in the ninth inning to rally visiting Miami past St. Louis to avoid a three-game sweep.

      Marlins starting pitcher Sandy Alcantara (8-3) threw a complete game while allowing three runs, two earned, on seven hits. He struck out three while walking two, throwing a season-high 117 pitches in his fourth career complete game.

      Cardinals starting pitcher Andre Pallante held the Marlins to two runs on five hits and a walk over seven innings, striking out two. Giovanny Gallegos retired Miami in order in the eighth inning, but Ryan Helsley (3-1) allowed Garcia's blast in the ninth.

      Dodgers 8, Rockies 4

      Freddie Freeman, Will Smith and Cody Bellinger hit home runs as Los Angeles avoided a three-game sweep at the hands of Colorado in Denver.

      The Dodgers received two of their three home runs from the top three spots in the order and got five hits from the bottom three spots. No. 8 hitter Gavin Lux had two hits, while No. 9 hitter Eddy Alvarez drove in two runs.

      Brendan Rodgers had a home run among his three hits, and he drove in three runs for the Rockies, who saw their four-game home winning streak against the Dodgers come to an end. Colorado leads the season series 4-2 with its first visit to Los Angeles coming up next week.

      Angels 4, White Sox 1

      Shohei Ohtani threw 5 2/3 scoreless innings and struck out 11 to lead Los Angeles to a win over Chicago in Anaheim, Calif.

      Ohtani went 0-for-3 with a walk at the plate, but got offensive support from Mike Trout (RBI double) and Luis Rengifo (two-run homer) as the Angels took two of three in the series. Ohtani, who has 24 strikeouts in his past two starts, has not allowed a run in his past three outings, extending his scoreless-innings streak to 21 2/3.

      The White Sox finished with seven hits, four of them from Jose Abreu. Chicago's only run of the game was unearned, as Luis Robert reached on an eighth-inning throwing error by shortstop Andrew Velazquez and later scored on a wild pitch by Ryan Tepera.

      Brewers 5, Rays 3

      Rowdy Tellez hit two home runs and Luis Urias and Jace Peterson also went deep as Milwaukee completed a two-game series sweep of Tampa Bay in St. Petersburg, Fla.

      It was Tellez's third multi-homer game of the season and second in the last three games. Brad Boxberger (2-1) picked up the win with one inning of scoreless relief. Josh Hader picked up his 24th save after overcoming one hit in a scoreless ninth inning.

      Taylor Walls had two RBIs, Wander Franco had an RBI double and Harold Ramirez and Francisco Mejia each had two hits for Tampa Bay. Calvin Faucher (1-2) took the loss.

      Yankees 5, Athletics 3

      Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton homered in the same game for the ninth time this season and New York completed a sweep of visiting Oakland.

      Judge hit his majors-best 29th homer two batters into the home half of the first when he lifted a full-count sinker to left field. After Judge's 429-foot drive, Stanton hit his 19th homer with two outs in the third when he sent Irvin's 2-2 changeup into the right-field seats. New York's Jameson Taillon (9-1) survived a rocky start and allowed three runs on seven hits in five innings for his ninth straight win.

      Oakland dropped to 5-20 this month and did all of its scoring in the opening inning as it was swept for the eighth time this year. Stephen Piscotty hit a two-run double and scored on a single by Elvis Andrus, who drove in five of Oakland's nine runs in the series.

      Pirates 8, Nationals 7

      Bryan Reynolds hit three homers and drove in six runs, and Pittsburgh rallied past host Washington to snap a five-game losing streak.

      Reynolds' final homer was a three-run shot in the seventh inning to put Pittsburgh ahead to stay. Daniel Vogelbach also homered for the Pirates, who averted the three-game sweep. Chase De Jong (3-0) pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings for the win. Yerry De Los Santos pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for his first major league save.

      Yadiel Hernandez went deep for Washington and Josh Bell reached base five times with two doubles, a single and two walks for the Nationals, who had won three straight. The Nats out-hit Pittsburgh 16-9 but left 10 on base.

      Padres 4, Diamondbacks 0

      Mike Clevinger allowed one hit in six shutout innings and Jake Cronenworth snapped an 0-for-26 drought with three straight hits -- driving in two runs and scoring a third -- as visiting San Diego blanked Arizona to gain a split of the two-game series in Phoenix.

      The only hit off Clevinger was a lead-off single by Geraldo Perdomo in the third. Clevinger (2-0) also issued a walk and struck out six in his longest outing of the season. It marked the first time since the end of the 2020 season that Clevinger worked at least six scoreless innings in a game.

      Madison Bumgarner (3-8) gave up one run on four hits and three walks with four strikeouts in five innings for the Diamondbacks to take the loss. Bumgarner has yet to win a game against the Padres in his three seasons with the Diamondbacks, going 0-5 in eight starts.

      Mariners 9, Orioles 3

      Rookie Julio Rodriguez homered and drove in three runs as Seattle defeated visiting Baltimore, as the Mariners won for the seventh time in their past nine games.

      Mariners right-hander Chris Flexen (4-8), who got some rare run support, allowed three runs on seven hits in six innings with two walks and three strikeouts. The Nos. 7-9 batters in Seattle's lineup -- Abraham Toro, Adam Frazier and Sam Haggerty -- combined to go 6-for-11 and each scored twice.

      Ryan Mountcastle hit a run-scoring double in the fourth for the Orioles, and Trey Mancini smacked a two-run double in the fifth.

      Cubs 8, Reds 3

      Willson Contreras and rookie Christopher Morel each clubbed two-run homers, and Nico Hoerner had a two-run double as Chicago beat visiting Cincinnati.

      Contreras had three hits on the night and Justin Steele (3-5) allowed a run over five-plus innings for the Cubs, who evened this three-game set with their third win in five games.

      Chicago also snapped a three-game skid to the Reds, who got two doubles with an RBI from Joey Votto and a late Brandon Drury homer.

      Royals 2, Rangers 1

      Zack Greinke pitched six solid innings for host Kansas City as it salvaged the final game of a three-game series with a victory over visiting Texas.

      Greinke (2-4) made his 500th career start, the 48th pitcher in Major League Baseball history to reach that milestone. He is the only active pitcher to do so. He allowed one run on four hits while walking one and fanning three. The right-hander worked around plenty of traffic, as he only had two 1-2-3 innings.

      The Royals got a run in the first on an RBI single by MJ Melendez before Leody Taveras tied things in the fifth with a solo home run. Kyle Isbel hit his second home run of the season -- his second in as many games -- to provide the winning run.

      Tigers 3, Giants 2

      Eric Haase belted a go-ahead two-run homer in the sixth inning as visiting Detroit beat San Francisco to salvage a split of a two-game interleague series.

      In wrapping up a 3-5 trip that began with three straight losses, the Tigers benefited from the 1,829th career RBI from Miguel Cabrera and five strong innings from starter Rony Garcia (3-2).

      San Francisco's only run against Garcia came on Evan Longoria's eighth homer of the season in the first inning.

      Braves 4, Phillies 1

      Adam Duvall homered and drove in two runs to lift Atlanta past host Philadelphia.

      Matt Olson added two doubles for the Braves, who have won the first two games of the three-game series. Atlanta's William Contreras contributed two hits and an RBI. Braves starter Kyle Wright (9-4) threw seven strong innings, giving up three hits and one run.

      Rhys Hoskins hit a solo home run and doubled for the Phillies, who managed only four hits total. Philadelphia starter Ranger Suarez (6-5) tossed 6 2/3 innings and allowed six hits and four runs to go along with seven strikeouts and two walks.

      Red Sox 6, Blue Jays 5 (10 innings)

      Alex Verdugo keyed a three-run 10th inning with a two-run double after earlier hitting a two-run homer as visiting Boston defeated Toronto.

      Toronto's David Phelps (0-2) walked Rob Refsnyder to open the 10th with Jackie Bradley Jr. as the automatic runner at second. Rafael Devers walked to load the bases. J.D. Martinez was hit by a pitch to force in a run. Tim Mayza replaced Phelps and induced a 3-2-3 double-play grounder from Xander Bogaerts. Verdugo followed with a two-run double.

      Toronto scored twice in the bottom of the 10th, and George Springer hit a solo home run in the fifth for the Blue Jays. Starter Alek Manoah allowed three runs (two earned), six hits and one walk while striking out six in seven innings.

      --Field Level Media

  • Phillies OF Bryce Harper undergoes thumb surgery
    By Field Level Media / Wednesday, June 29, 2022

    Philadelphia Phillies star Bryce Harper underwent surgery to repair his fractured left thumb, interim manager Rob Thomson said before Wednesday's home game against the Atlanta Braves.

    • "It went very well," Thomson said before referring all other questions about the surgery to Harper.

      Thomson said there is no timetable for Harper's return. Meanwhile, MLB.com is reporting an estimated recovery time of six to eight weeks.

      Harper was injured when he was drilled by a fastball on Saturday from San Diego Padres left-hander Blake Snell.

      Harper, a two-time National League MVP, is expected to meet with reporters later this week.

      The 29-year-old is batting .318 with 15 homers, 48 RBIs and 21 doubles in 64 games this season.

      Overall, the six-time All-Star is a career .281 hitter with 282 homers and 800 RBIs in 1,347 games with the Washington Nationals (2012-18) and Phillies.

      --Field Level Media

  • Marlins 2B Jazz Chisholm heads to 10-day IL
    By Field Level Media / Wednesday, June 29, 2022

    Marlins infielder Jazz Chisholm has landed on the 10-day injured list with a right lower-back strain.

    • He sustained the injury on Tuesday night in Miami's loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. Chisholm showed discomfort during his only at-bat of the game in the second inning, and was then taken out.

      Infielder Luke Williams was brought up from Triple-A Jacksonville to fill in for Chisholm. Williams has appeared in 21 major league games for the Marlins this season and is batting .226 with one RBI.

      Williams also played in eight games with San Francisco this season before the Marlins acquired him from the Giants on May 26. He was 3-for-12 with three RBIs for San Francisco.

      Williams, 25, also has spent time with the Philadelphia Phillies.

      Chisholm, 24, has been the Marlins' top offensive weapon, leading the team in home runs (14) and RBIs (45). He is batting .254 and has stolen 12 bases in 60 games.

      --Field Level Media

  • Cubs release INF Jonathan Villar
    By Field Level Media / Wednesday, June 29, 2022

    The Chicago Cubs released infielder Jonathan Villar on Wednesday.

    • Chicago designated the 31-year-old Villar for assignment last Friday.

      Villar, who is owed $6 million in 2022, was batting .222 with two homers and 15 RBIs in 46 games this season.

      Overall, Villar has a .256 career average in 10 seasons with seven teams. He has 100 homers, 340 RBIs and 238 steals in 1,019 games.

      Villar led the majors with 62 steals in 2016 for the Milwaukee Brewers.

      --Field Level Media

  • RHP Sergio Romo signs 1-year deal with Blue Jays
    By Field Level Media / Wednesday, June 29, 2022

    Right-hander Sergio Romo signed a one-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday.

    • Financial terms were not disclosed by the Blue Jays.

      Also on Wednesday, the Blue Jays optioned right-hander Shaun Anderson to Triple-A Buffalo and transferred left-hander Tayler Saucedo to the 60-day injured list.

      Romo, 39, was designated for assignment by the Seattle Mariners last week and subsequently released.

      Romo recorded no decisions and an 8.16 ERA in 17 appearances out of the Seattle bullpen. The right-hander was an All-Star in 2013 and won three World Series with the Giants (2010, 2012 and 2014).

      Romo is 42-35 with a 3.20 ERA in 815 appearances (five starts) with seven teams.

      Anderson, 27, allowed two runs on four hits in one inning of his lone appearance this season with Toronto. He did not record a decision.

      Saucedo, 29, is working his way back from a hip injury. He has a 13.50 ERA in four relief appearances without a decision this season.

      --Field Level Media

  • Astros' Yordan Alvarez, Jeremy Pena exit after collision
    By Field Level Media / Wednesday, June 29, 2022

    Houston Astros left fielder Yordan Alvarez and shortstop Jeremy Pena both exited the team's game against the host New York Mets and were being evaluated for concussions after colliding in the eighth inning on Wednesday.

    • Astros manager Dusty Baker said after his team's 2-0 win that there wasn't an injury timetable for either player.

      "They're getting further evaluation on a number of things," Baker said. "Just don't want to jump to conclusions yet. It looked bad. Anybody that's played out there has had a collision."

      The players crashed into each other on a fly ball to shallow left field hit by Dominic Smith.

      Pena made the catch while being hit in the face and also hit Alvarez in the face during the collision. Alvarez remained on the ground for several minutes but was able to stand on his own power before exiting the field on a medical cart.

      "Pena said he was OK, of course," Baker said. "Yordan wanted to stay in the game, but Yordan is not a guy you pick to run into. And neither is Pena. Both of them are well built, but they're built differently. But strong."

      Chas McCormick replaced Alvarez in left while Mauricio Dubon took over for Pena at shortstop.

      Alvarez was 0-for-3 with a walk while Pena was 1-for-4. Alvarez entered the day tied for second in the majors with 23 home runs.

      Overall, Alvarez is batting .316 with 56 RBIs in 67 games. Pena, a rookie, is batting .275 with nine and 27 RBIs in 57 games.

      --Field Level Media

  • Jacob deGrom nears 1st rehab stint, Max Scherzer gets 2nd
    By Field Level Media / Wednesday, June 29, 2022

    The New York Mets are set to get a double dose of their rehabbing aces on Wednesday.

    • Jacob deGrom threw his third batting practice session earlier in the day while Max Scherzer is set to make his second rehab start at Double-A Binghamton on Wednesday night.

      deGrom, recovering from a stress reaction in his right scapula, threw 27 pitches to hitters at Port St. Lucie. He's trending toward making his first minor league rehab assignment.

      "All these things he's doing are setting up to pitch in games," said Mets manager Buck Showalter, who was able to watch deGrom's session via monitor at Citi Field in New York. "Tomorrow, if he feels well, we'll probably be able to talk about that next step."

      The 33-year-old deGrom has been plagued by recent arm injuries. He missed the second half of last season due to elbow issues and hasn't pitched in a game since last July 7. The four-time All-Star was placed on the injured list on April 7 and transferred to the 60-day IL on May 10.

      Scherzer, rehabbing from a left oblique strain, makes his second rehab start for the Binghamton Rumble Ponies. He threw 65 pitches in his first rehab start on June 21. The Mets pushed Scherzer's second start back one day in Hartford against the Yard Goats.

      "We all sat down and talked about it. It's not going to affect the number of starts he might make if things go well (Wednesday) night, so just give him an extra day," Showalter said Tuesday.

      Scherzer has been out since May 18. In his first year with the Mets, Scherzer is 5-1 with a 2.54 ERA over his first eight starts.

      Showalter on Wednesday was ready to poke the notoriously serious Scherzer.

      "I was going to send him a (message), ‘Good luck with the Yard Goats,' but I don't think he'd take it well," Showalter said of the Hartford club. "Maybe I will anyway."

      --Field Level Media

  • Mariners place OF Taylor Trammell (hamstring) on IL
    By Field Level Media / Wednesday, June 29, 2022

    The Seattle Mariners placed outfielder Taylor Trammell on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a strained right hamstring.

    • The team also brought up outfielder Marcus Wilson and infielder/outfielder Sam Haggerty from Triple-A Tacoma, optioned infielder Kevin Padlo to Tacoma and transferred catcher Tom Murphy (dislocated left shoulder) to the 60-day injured list.

      Trammell, 24, is batting .235 with three homers and nine RBIs in 32 games this season with Seattle.

      Wilson, 25, has not made his major league debut. In the minors since 2014, he is hitting .207 this year at Tacoma with 12 homers and 34 RBIs in 59 games.

      Haggerty, 28, batted .188 with one RBI and one steal in 13 games with the Mariners earlier this season.

      Padlo, 25, is hitting .182 with three RBIs in 10 games this season with the Mariners and San Francisco Giants.

      Murphy, 31, landed on the 10-day injured list on May 7. He batted .303 with one homer and one RBI in 14 games before hurting his shoulder.

      --Field Level Media

  • Padres SS Fernando Tatis Jr. to swing bat in two weeks
    By Field Level Media / Wednesday, June 29, 2022

    San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. plans to advance his recovery from left wrist surgery in two weeks, when he anticipates being cleared to swing a bat for the first time since the operation put him on the shelf.

    • Tatis said Tuesday after an appointment in Phoenix that he will swing a bat before the All-Star break.

      "This was the first time I came out happy after a doctor's appointment," he told the Union-Tribune.

      Tatis had the wrist re-examined on June 14 by Dr. Donald Sheridan, who performed the surgery on March 16. Dr. Sheridan saw healing in the wrist but not enough to let him start swinging the lumber at that time.

      The 23-year-old Tatis led the National League with 42 home runs in 2021. He reportedly injured the wrist in an offseason motorcycle accident in the Dominican Republic.

      When the surgery was performed, the Padres estimated Tatis would miss three months.

      Tatis has been throwing and working on his conditioning. He has fielded rolled ground balls but the Padres haven't wanted him to do anything that risks a setback.

      "He wants to get back on the field and play," Padres president of baseball operations A.J. Preller said earlier this month. "He obviously loves playing. ... I think he understands that this is about what's best for him long-term. I know he feels good, and he feels like he can go out there and do this. But he was very mature in: ‘Hey, I'm going to trust what the doctors are saying.'"

      Tatis signed a 14-year, $340 million contract prior to the 2021 season and then placed third in National League MVP balloting. He had 99 runs, 97 RBIs and 25 steals while batting .282.

      In three seasons, Tatis has a .292 career average with 81 homers, 195 RBIs and 52 steals in 273 games.

      --Field Level Media

  • Phillies call up Triple-A slugger Darick Hall
    By Field Level Media / Wednesday, June 29, 2022

    Seeking an offensive spark in Bryce Harper's absence, the Philadelphia Phillies called up slugger Darick Hall from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Wednesday.

    • The move comes one day after Hall launched his 20th home run of the season with the IronPigs.

      A 26-year-old first baseman, Hall is batting .269 with 38 extra-base hits and 67 RBIs in 72 games this season with Lehigh Valley.

      Hall has not appeared in a major league game. He has 118 home runs and 154 doubles in 631 games in the minors since Philadelphia drafted him in the 14th round in 2016.

      Harper, a two-time National League MVP, is set to have surgery for a broken left thumb and expected to return before the end of the season.

      Also on Wednesday, the Phillies placed infielder Johan Camargo on the 10-day injured list and shuffled right-hander James McArthur to the 60-day IL with a right elbow stress reaction.

      Camargo's move is retroactive to Sunday.

      Camargo, 28, is batting .230 with three homers and 15 RBIs in 47 games this season with the Phillies.

      --Field Level Media

  • Yankees re-sign RHP Ryan Weber
    By Field Level Media / Wednesday, June 29, 2022

    The New York Yankees re-signed right-handed pitcher Ryan Weber to a major league contract and added him to the 26-man roster on Wednesday.

    • On June 16, the Yankees designated Weber, 31, for assignment, just after he pitched 3 2/3 innings of relief, giving up one run on two hits, in a 2-1 victory against the Tampa Bay Rays. That was his only appearance of the season for New York.

      He elected to become a free agent and signed a minor league contract with the Yankees, who assigned him to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

      In his eighth season, Weber has pitched for the Atlanta Braves, Seattle Mariners, Rays, Boston Red Sox, Milwaukee Brewers and Yankees. He has a 4-12 record with a 5.22 ERA in 64 games (16 starts) over 170 2/3 innings.

      The Yankees host the Oakland Athletics in an afternoon game on Wednesday.

      --Field Level Media

  • MLB roundup: Blue Jays slip past Red Sox in ninth
    By Field Level Media / Wednesday, June 29, 2022

    Vladimir Guerrero Jr. capped a two-run ninth inning with a walk-off single as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the visiting Boston Red Sox 6-5 on Tuesday.

    • Pinch hitter Alejandro Kirk singled to lead off the bottom of the ninth against Tyler Danish (2-1), and George Springer walked. Hansel Robles replaced Danish and allowed Bo Bichette's single that scored pinch runner Bradley Zimmer to tie the game to set up Guerrero's winning hit.

      Jordan Romano (2-2) pitched around a walk in the top of the ninth. Toronto starter Ross Stripling allowed two runs in five innings, while Boston's Michael Wacha gave up four runs in five innings.

      Rob Refsnyder hit a two-run home run and Trevor Story added a solo shot for the Red Sox, who have lost the first two games of the three-game series.

      Astros 9, Mets 1

      Framber Valdez tossed eight shutout innings and Yordan Alvarez, Yuli Gurriel and Kyle Tucker homered as visiting Houston pummeled New York.

      Alvarez had three hits and reached base five times for Houston, and Alex Bregman also contributed three hits. Valdez (8-3) allowed six hits, walked two and struck out five as the Astros won for the sixth time in eight games.

      New York's Starling Marte had three hits, including two doubles. Carlos Carrasco (8-4) yielded six runs in 4 1/3 innings as the Mets lost for just the third time in their past 16 home games.

      Mariners 2, Orioles 0

      Jesse Winker hit a tiebreaking, two-run double with two outs in the eighth inning as Seattle beat visiting Baltimore.

      With two outs in the decisive eighth, J.P. Crawford lined a single off Cionel Perez (4-1). Felix Bautista came on to face Julio Rodriguez, who hit a one-hopper off the pitcher's leg and beat a diving tag attempt by first baseman Ryan Mountcastle. Winker then hit a deep drive to right, scoring both runners.

      Diego Castillo (5-1) pitched the eighth and Paul Sewald worked the ninth for his seventh save to wrap up Seattle's one-hitter. The Orioles' lone hit was a fourth-inning, line-drive single to right field by Mountcastle off Mariners starter Robbie Ray, who threw seven sharp innings.

      Rockies 7, Dodgers 4

      Charlie Blackmon went 4-for-5 with two runs and one RBI as Colorado roughed up Clayton Kershaw while beating Los Angeles in Denver.

      Randal Grichuk and Elias Diaz smacked homers off Kershaw as the Rockies topped the Dodgers for the second straight night and fourth time in five 2022 meetings. Kyle Freeland (4-5) limited Los Angeles to three runs in six innings.

      Kershaw (5-2) lasted just four innings and allowed season worsts of six runs and nine hits. Hanser Alberto, Max Muncy and Trea Turner hit solo homers for the Dodgers, who have lost three of their past four games.

      Guardians 3, Twins 2 (Game 1)

      Amed Rosario's two-run single in the eighth inning was the difference as host Cleveland snapped a five-game losing streak with a victory over Minnesota in the opening game of a doubleheader.

      Rosario's clutch hit drove in Myles Straw and Steven Kwan, both of whom had walked off Twins reliever Emilio Pagan (1-3). Both runners had moved into scoring position on a wild pitch. Rosario finished 3-for-4 with one run and two RBIs.

      Guardians reliever Sam Hentges (2-0) failed to hold the lead in the eighth inning but earned the victory anyway. The left-hander allowed a leadoff home run to Carlos Correa, which snapped a 1-1 tie. Correa's ninth of the season gave him a home run in each of the first two games of the series.

      Twins 6, Guardians 0 (Game 2)

      Jorge Polanco made his return to Minnesota's lineup with a two-run home run and three RBIs as the visiting Twins topped Cleveland in the second game of the doubleheader.

      The Guardians have been shut out four times this season, twice in the past week.

      Minnesota starter Josh Winder (3-2), called up as the Twins' 27th man for the doubleheader, performed like a seasoned veteran. The right-hander pitched six scoreless innings and allowed four hits and one walk. He struck out one.

      Brewers 5, Rays 3

      Andrew McCutchen and Luis Urias hit two-run home runs in the sixth inning and Brandon Woodruff struck out 10 as Milwaukee rallied past Tampa Bay in St. Petersburg, Fla.

      Kolten Wong had a hit and scored two runs in his return from the injured list as the Brewers won for the fourth time in the past five games. Woodruff (6-3) tossed five innings of one-run ball in his return from the injured list.

      Randy Arozarena had an RBI single and Wander Franco added a run-scoring fly ball for the Rays, whose three-game winning streak ended.

      Nationals 3, Pirates 1

      Pinch hitter Yadiel Hernandez smacked a two-run double with two outs in the eighth inning to lift Washington to a win against Pittsburgh.

      The Nationals' Josh Bell beat out an infield hit leading off the eighth against Wil Crowe (3-5). After Nelson Cruz struck out, Luis Garcia pinch-hit for Maikel Franco and grounded into a fielder's choice. Cesar Hernandez drew a walk and Yadiel Hernandez sent a 0-1 changeup just beyond the reach of right fielder Diego Castillo and to the wall.

      Patrick Corbin (4-10) gave up one run on five hits and two walks in eight innings. He threw 113 pitches and struck out 12 batters, his most since joining Washington in 2019 and matching his career high.

      White Sox 11, Angels 4

      Chicago erupted for 17 hits -- including three each from Tim Anderson, Luis Robert and Jose Abreu -- in a rout of Los Angeles at Anaheim, Calif.

      White Sox starter Johnny Cueto (2-4) gave up three solo homers but otherwise kept the Angels off the scoreboard and managed to work his way through six innings. Josh Harrison and Robert went deep for Chicago.

      Andrew Velazquez, Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani homered for the Angels, and Ohtani added two doubles. Reliever Oliver Ortega (1-3) took the loss.

      Yankees 2, A's 1

      Rookie JP Sears pitched 5 2/3 effective innings in his second successful spot start of the season and host New York held on for a victory over Oakland.

      Sears (3-0) was called up from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre so the Yankees could give their five starters an extra day of rest. He allowed three hits, struck out one and walked one. He threw 78 pitches and recorded nine of his 17 outs via groundouts while also getting help from his defense.

      Oakland starter Frankie Montas (4-7) allowed two runs on four hits in six innings. He struck out seven and walked two. Tuesday marked the eighth time in his past 11 starts that the A's scored one run or none.

      Braves 5, Phillies 3

      Matt Olson hit two home runs, Travis d'Arnaud homered, singled and drove in two runs and Atlanta won at Philadelphia.

      Collin McHugh (1-1) earned the win in relief, and A.J. Minter threw a scoreless ninth inning to pick up his first save. The Braves won for the sixth time in nine games.

      Kyle Schwarber hit a solo home run and walked twice for the Phillies, who fell for just the seventh time in June. Andrew Bellatti (1-3) took the loss.

      Cardinals 5, Marlins 3

      Dylan Carlson drove in two runs and scored once as St. Louis rallied past visiting Miami.

      Tommy Edman went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs for St. Louis, and Edmundo Sosa hit a run-scoring triple and scored a run.

      Cardinals starter Dakota Hudson (6-4) allowed three runs on six hits and a walk in five innings. Junior Fernandez followed with two scoreless innings, Giovanny Gallegos handled the eighth inning, and Ryan Helsley struck out the side in the ninth to earn his sixth save.

      Rangers 8, Royals 3

      Marcus Semien had three hits, including a three-run home run, and scored three runs as visiting Texas defeated Kansas City.

      Semien drove in four runs, and Corey Seager had a pair of hits and drove in two. Rangers starter Jon Gray (4-3) allowed one run on five hits in a season-high-tying seven innings. He walked two and struck out eight.

      Royals starter Jonathan Heasley (1-4) allowed seven runs on nine hits in 3 2/3 innings.

      Reds 5, Cubs 3

      Luis Castillo struck out a season-high 11 over six scoreless innings and Jonathan India clubbed a three-run homer in the seventh as Cincinnati held off host Chicago.

      Castillo (3-4) yielded five hits and three walks while throwing a career-high 123 pitches. The right-hander got Yan Gomes to fly out and strand the bases loaded in the sixth on his final pitch.

      The teams struck out a combined 27 times, with Cubs leadoff hitter Christopher Morel fanning four times.

      Diamondbacks 7, Padres 6

      Josh Rojas raced home from second base in the ninth inning when the Padres failed to convert a two-out grounder into a forceout as Arizona rallied from a six-run deficit to defeat San Diego in Phoenix.

      The Diamondbacks trailed 6-0 before scoring four times in the seventh inning, then pulled level in the eighth on back-to-back RBI hit batters.

      Jorge Alfaro capped San Diego's six-run fifth inning with a three-run double off Diamondbacks starter Zac Gallen.

      Giants 4, Tigers 3

      Evan Longoria and Mike Yastrzemski stroked two-out, two-run hits and closer Camilo Doval stranded the bases loaded in the eighth inning as San Francisco held on to beat visiting Detroit.

      Longoria hit a first-inning single off Tigers starter Tarik Skubal (5-6) that scored Wilmer Flores and Joc Pederson. Skubal, who was pulled after 4 2/3 innings, was charged with three runs on four hits. He walked four and struck out five.

      Giants starter Carlos Rodon (7-4) lost a shutout bid in the sixth on a two-out RBI single by Miguel Cabrera. The left-hander called it a night after six innings, having limited the Tigers to one run on seven hits. He struck out four and did not issue a walk.

      --Field Level Media

  • Diamondbacks RHP Zach Davies (shoulder) moved to IL
    By Field Level Media / Tuesday, June 28, 2022

    The Arizona Diamondbacks placed right-handed starting pitcher Zach Davies on the 15-day injured list Tuesday due to inflammation in his throwing shoulder.

    • In a corresponding move, Arizona recalled right-hander Sean Poppen from Triple-A Reno.

      Through 15 starts this year, Davies is 2-4 with a 3.94 ERA, with 62 strikeouts over 80 innings. He hasn't won a decision since May 13. He went five innings in his most recent start Saturday against the Detroit Tigers, allowing three runs (two earned) and five hits with just two strikeouts.

      Davies, 29, is in his first season with the D-backs after previous stops with the Milwaukee Brewers (2015-19), San Diego Padres (2020) and Chicago Cubs (2021).

      Poppen, 28, is with his fourth major league club after previously appearing for the Minnesota Twins (2019-20), Pittsburgh Pirates (2021) and Tampa Bay Rays (2021). In 22 appearances out of the bullpen for Arizona earlier this year, Poppen maintained a 2.91 ERA with a 1-1 record and 17 strikeouts over 21 2/3 innings.

      --Field Level Media

  • Marlins 2B Jazz Chisholm Jr. leaves in second inning vs. Cardinals
    By Field Level Media / Tuesday, June 28, 2022

    Miami Marlins second baseman Jazz Chisholm Jr. exited Tuesday night's game at the St. Louis Cardinals in the bottom of the second inning with right lower back discomfort.

    • He had just returned to the lineup for Tuesday's game after recovering from back spasms.

      Chisholm, 24, has played in 59 of 72 games this year, his third season in the majors. He's hitting for a .255 average this season with 54 hits, 14 home runs and 45 RBIs. He also has an OPS of .864, which leads all second basemen in the National League.

      As of Monday, Chisholm was the leading vote-getter in for second basemen in the National League, putting him on-pace to start in his first All-Star game. Should he get voted in, he would be the first-ever Bahamian-born player to be named an All-Star.

      The Marlins are 33-39 this season, in fourth place in the NL East.

      --Field Level Media

  • Astros place All-Star OF Michael Brantley (shoulder) on IL
    By Field Level Media / Tuesday, June 28, 2022

    The Houston Astros placed outfielder Michael Brantley on the 10-day injured list Tuesday due to right shoulder discomfort.

    • The five-time All-Star will be examined later this week when the team returns to Houston. Brantley was injured during Sunday's game against the New York Yankees and the Astros are now playing the New York Mets.

      "We have a good idea what we need to do to get back as soon as possible," Brantley said of his shoulder. "I'm not happy to go on the IL for this, but at the same time, it's in the best interest to be 100 percent healthy moving forward."

      Brantley, 35, is batting .288 with five homers and 26 RBIs this season.

      Overall, he has a .298 average with 127 homers and 713 RBIs in 1,430 games over 14 seasons with Cleveland (2009-18) and Houston.

      The Astros also recalled outfielder Chas McCormick and right-hander Enoli Paredes from Triple-A Sugar Land on Tuesday. Paredes replaces right-hander Brandon Bielak, who was optioned to Sugar Land after Sunday's game.

      --Field Level Media

  • Rays CF Kevin Kiermaier (hip) shooting for Friday return
    By Field Level Media / Tuesday, June 28, 2022

    Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier said Tuesday that he is hopeful of returning from his left hip injury on Friday.

    • Kiermaier went 0-for-2 with a walk in six innings of a rehab game for the rookie-level FCL Rays on Tuesday afternoon in hot and humid conditions at Port Charlotte, Fla.

      He later met with reporters at Tropicana Field prior to a night game against the Milwaukee Brewers.

      "Today was a good test playing at Port Charlotte," Kiermaier said. "It was tough holding onto my bat, so I'm looking forward to being back in the big leagues."

      Kiermaier has been out since leaving a game against the New York Yankees on June 20 due to soreness in the hip.

      The 32-year-old is batting .229 with seven homers and 17 RBIs in 56 games.

      Kiermaier is in his ninth big league season, all with the Rays. The three-time Gold Glove winner has a .248 average with 82 homers and 311 RBIs in 907 career games.

      The Rays complete the two-game home series against the Brewers on Wednesday before starting a five-game road series against the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday.

      --Field Level Media

  • Angels RHP Archie Bradley fractures elbow, heads to IL
    By Field Level Media / Tuesday, June 28, 2022

    The Los Angeles Angels placed right-handed reliever Archie Bradley on the 15-day injured list Tuesday with a fractured right elbow. The move is retroactive to Monday.

    • The Angels' head athletic trainer, Mike Frostad, confirmed to reporters that Bradley suffered the fracture during the dugout-clearing brawl between the Angels and Seattle Mariners on Sunday. Bradley fell over the dugout railing and landed awkwardly on his elbow.

      The team expects that Bradley will miss multiple months.

      It was not the first injury related to Sunday's fight that also led to eight ejections and 12 suspensions. On Monday, the Mariners placed catcher Luis Torrens on the 10-day IL with shoulder inflammation after he injured his left (non-throwing) shoulder during the brawl.

      Bradley, 29, is in his first season with the Angels after stints with the Arizona Diamondbacks (2015-2020), Cincinnati Reds (2020) and Philadelphia Phillies (2021). He has appeared in 21 games for Los Angeles and owns a 4.82 ERA, an 0-1 record and two saves in four opportunities.

      In a related move, the Angels called up right-hander Chase Silseth from Double-A Rocket City.

      Silseth, 22, made his major league debut earlier this season, starting four games for the Angels in May and June. He went 1-2 with a 4.96 ERA and 11 strikeouts against seven walks over 16 1/3 innings.

      --Field Level Media

  • White Sox activate 3B Yoan Moncada
    By Field Level Media / Tuesday, June 28, 2022

    White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada was activated from the injured list and added to the Chicago roster ahead of Tuesday's game against the Los Angeles Angels.

    • Infielder Lenyn Sosa was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte to create a roster spot.

      Moncada, 27, is batting .179 with three home runs and 12 RBIs in 106 at-bats this season. He returns from the injured list for the second time this season and has played in 29 games.

      He was placed on the IL with a strained right hamstring on June 17 after exiting a 13-3 loss to the Astros following one plate appearance. The previous game, Moncada was 5-for-6 with five RBIs in a victory over the Detroit Tigers.

      Moncada was on the injured list coming out of spring training with an oblique strain and also battled a quadriceps strain.

      Sosa played in four games and had one hit in 12 at-bats.

      --Field Level Media