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Sep 8, 2016

Ex-NFL quarterback Tebow signs minor league contract with Mets

Former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets. The Mets announced Thursday the former quarterback will take part in the Instructional League in Port St. Lucie, Florida. The 29-year-old aspiring outfielder went through drills at the ...

Ichiro passes Palmeiro, climbs to 26th on MLB all-time hit list

Sep 8, 2016

Ichiro passes Palmeiro, climbs to 26th on MLB all-time hit list

Ichiro Suzuki went 2-for-4 on Wednesday for the Miami Marlins in a 6-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. The two hits raised Ichiro’s career hit total to 3,021, lifting him into 26th on the majors’ all-time hit list. Rafael Palmeiro, with 3,020, is 27th, ...

Ichiro's first home run of year not enough for Marlins

Sep 7, 2016

Ichiro's first home run of year not enough for Marlins

Ichiro Suzuki hit his first home run of the season Tuesday, but that was not enough to lift Miami as the Marlins lost 4-3 to the Philadelphia Phillies for their fifth straight defeat. Ichiro, who was left out of the staring lineup for the ...

Sep 6, 2016

Red Sox reliever Uehara activated from disabled list

The Boston Red Sox have activated reliever Koji Uehara from the disabled list. Uehara had been out since July 20 with a strained pectoral muscle. The right-hander is 2-3 with a 4.50 ERA in 39 games. He is expected to be available on Tuesday ...

Sep 6, 2016

Angels pitcher Shoemaker has surgery to halt bleeding on brain

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker underwent surgery to stop bleeding on his brain after he was struck in the head by a line drive against the Seattle Mariners. Shoemaker had the procedure performed late Sunday and is being treated by Dr. Manuel Ferreira ...

Maeda collects 14th win in rout of D-Backs

Sep 6, 2016

Maeda collects 14th win in rout of D-Backs

The Dodgers mustered just one hit off Zack Greinke through three innings. Then their former teammate faltered and Los Angeles hammered the former Cy Young Award winner for five home runs. Joc Pederson joined the 20-plus home run club with a solo shot and ...

Darvish struggles as Rangers fall against Astros

Sep 5, 2016

Darvish struggles as Rangers fall against Astros

Yu Darvish just never got into a rhythm and the AL-best Texas Rangers never got into the lead to end what otherwise was a very successful homestand. Darvish allowed the first three Houston batters in the game to reach base, including George Springer’s leadoff ...

Giants' Bumgarner outduels Cubs' Arrieta

Sep 4, 2016

Giants' Bumgarner outduels Cubs' Arrieta

Madison Bumgarner facing Jake Arrieta had an October feel to it, and the San Francisco Giants performed like they belong in the postseason. Bumgarner outpitched Arrieta with 10 strikeouts over six innings, and San Francisco pounced on rare miscues by the Chicago Cubs in ...

Sep 4, 2016

Joe Nathan returns to Giants nearly 13 years after trade

Nearly 13 years after he was traded away, Joe Nathan is back with the Giants. San Francisco promoted the 41-year-old right-hander from Double-A Richmond before Saturday’s game against the Chicago Cubs. “I want to prove to myself that I can still do it,” said ...

Sep 3, 2016

Dodgers' Kershaw to start Class A rehab game

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is scheduled to pitch in a minor league rehab game for Class A Rancho Cucamonga on Saturday. Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts said Friday that the left-hander will throw three innings or around 50 pitches, with lefty Brett Anderson to ...

Lester gives inspiring start on hill

Sep 3, 2016

Lester gives inspiring start on hill

When Anthony Rizzo found out the eight-year anniversary of him being declared cancer-free fell on the same day fellow cancer survivor Jon Lester was pitching, he told Lester he was going to throw a no-hitter. He came close. Lester pitched 6⅔ innings of no-hit ...

Sep 2, 2016

Mets' Walker done for season because of herniated disk

New York Mets second baseman Neil Walker will miss the rest of the season because of surgery for a herniated disk in his back, the latest in a series of severe injuries to strike the defending NL champions this year. Walker made the announcement ...