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Red Sox: Reliever Carson Smith has Tommy John surgery (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this March 15, 2016, file photo, Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Carson Smith works against the New York Yankees in the seventh inning of a spring training baseball game, in Fort Myers, Fla. The Red Sox say that pitcher Carson Smith is set to undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, effectively ending his season. The team announced that Smith, who arrived in Boston this offseason via a trade with Seattle, would undergo ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction Tuesday, May 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

Red Sox reliever Carson Smith had season-ending Tommy John surgery on his right elbow on Tuesday, four days after an MRI revealed a tear in his ulnar collateral ligament. President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said before Boston’s game against the Colorado Rockies that Smith will need 11 to 14 months to recover. The procedure was performed by Dr. David Altchek in New York.


Posted on 24 May 2016 @ 10:52 pm

A-Rod sent to Trenton by Yankees for rehab assignment (Yahoo Sports)

In this Wednesday, May 18, 2016 photo, injured Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees warms up prior to a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix. Rather than activate Rodriguez from the disabled list, the Yankees sent him to Double-A Trenton for an injury rehabilitation assignment. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Rather than activate Alex Rodriguez from the disabled list, the New York Yankees sent him to Double-A Trenton for an injury rehabilitation assignment. Sidelined since straining his right hamstring on May 3, Rodriguez was scheduled to play for the Thunder against New Hampshire on Tuesday night. The Yankees are leaning toward activating him for a trip that starts Friday at Tampa Bay but could change that if he feels good.


Posted on 24 May 2016 @ 10:05 pm

Kinsler scratched from Detroit lineup with flu-like symptoms (Yahoo Sports)

DETROIT (AP) — Ian Kinsler has been scratched from the Detroit lineup for Tuesday night’s game against Philadelphia because of flu-like symptoms.

Posted on 24 May 2016 @ 9:34 pm

Rays hang on to beat Marlins 4-3, ending a 3-game slide (Yahoo Sports)

MIAMI, FL - MAY 24:  Hank Conger #24 of the Tampa Bay Rays hits a two RBI single in the fourth inning during a game against the Miami Marlins  at Marlins Park on May 24, 2016 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Jake Odorizzi was great at the start, and Alex Colome provided just as good a finish. Everything else for the Tampa Bay Rays was an adventure. Odorizzi allowed two hits in five shutout innings, Colome got a two-inning save and the Rays held on to beat the Miami Marlins 4-3 on Tuesday, ending a three-game slide.


Posted on 24 May 2016 @ 8:59 pm

Pirates pitcher Vogelsong dealing multiple facial fractures (Yahoo Sports)

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Ryan Vogelsong, center, is carted off the field past Colorado Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez (5) after being hit in the head by a pitch from starting pitcher Jordan Lyles in the second inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Monday, May 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Ryan Vogelsong remains hospitalized with swelling and multiple facial fractures, a day after the veteran took a 92 mph fastball to the head from Colorado pitcher Jordan Lyles. Pirates trainer Todd Tomczyk said Tuesday that Vogelsong is ”in good spirits” but added that doctors won’t be able to determine the extent of the damage around Vogelsong’s left eye until the swelling subsides. Vogelsong was batting with the bases loaded in the bottom of the second Monday when a Lyles pitch caught Vogelsong flush.


Posted on 24 May 2016 @ 8:26 pm

Tony Gwynn’s family sues tobacco industry over star’s death (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this June 11, 2013 file photo, Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn watches batting practice during warmups prior to a baseball game between the San Diego Padres and the Atlanta Braves in San Diego. Gwynn's widow and two children filed a lawsuit Monday, May 23, 2016, seeking to hold the tobacco industry accountable for the Hall of Famer's death. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi, File)

Tony Gwynn’s widow and two children filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to hold the tobacco industry accountable for the Hall of Famer’s death. The suit was filed in San Diego Superior Court by Alicia Gwynn and her children, Tony Jr. and Anisha Gwynn-Jones. The suit says Gwynn started dipping as a 17-year-old freshman ballplayer at San Diego State.


Posted on 24 May 2016 @ 12:31 pm

Kershaw tosses 2-hitter in Dodgers’ 1-0 win over Reds (Yahoo Sports)

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw, left, and Enrique Hernandez congratulate each other after the Dodgers defeated the Cincinnati Reds 1-0 in a baseball game Monday, May 23, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Clayton Kershaw bailed out the Los Angeles Dodgers’ exhausted bullpen with his third shutout of the season, and he was quick about it, too. The left-hander allowed two hits and struck out seven on 102 pitches in a 1-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night. Kershaw retired his final 17 batters after issuing just his fifth walk of the season to Joey Votto leading off the fourth inning.


Posted on 24 May 2016 @ 6:02 am



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