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Jun 13, 2015

Hawks' Settsu dropped from active roster

The Fukuoka Softbank Hawks removed ace right-hander Tadashi Settsu from the 28-man active roster on Saturday, a day after he allowed five runs in six innings. In 12 games this season, Settsu has a 4-5 record with a 4.10 ERA, and has surrendered a ...

Jun 13, 2015

A's switch-picher Venditte goes on DL with strained shoulder

Switch-pitcher Pat Venditte has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right shoulder. The team announced the roster move Friday, and it is retroactive to Thursday. Oakland recalled right-hander Arnold Leon from Triple-A Nashville to fill the roster spot as the ...

Jun 13, 2015

Fighters' Hermida returning to U.S. after thumb injury

Outfielder Jeremy Hermida will temporarily return to the United States, having broken the base of his left thumb, the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters said Saturday. Hermida was injured during the Fighters’ 1-0 defeat to the Hanshin Tigers on June 6 and was deactivated two ...

Astros rough up M's ace Hernandez

Jun 13, 2015

Astros rough up M's ace Hernandez

Felix Hernandez was at a loss. The pitcher so dominate he had earned the nickname “King Felix” had more than two hours to contemplate his night and still couldn’t wrap his head around it. “I don’t know what happened,” he said, his face lacking ...

Jun 13, 2015

Iwakuma to pitch in simulated game

Seattle Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma is poised to throw his first simulated game since going on the disabled list with a strained lat muscle, according to a report on the club’s website on Friday. Iwakuma, sidelined since April 23, came through Thursday’s bullpen session ...

Jun 13, 2015

Pence placed on DL with sore wrist

Giants right fielder Hunter Pence was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday as expected because of a sore left wrist. He hasn’t played since injuring the wrist June 2 on a diving catch at AT&T Park against Pittsburgh’s Andrew McCutchen, so the roster ...

Jun 13, 2015

Jeter website nabs outside investors

Derek Jeter is raising $15 million for The Players’ Tribune, a website formed by the former New York Yankees captain to host articles and videos by professional athletes. The New York-based digital media company filed a notice with the Securities and Exchange Commission on ...

Kuroda shuts down Hawks in vintage performance

Jun 12, 2015

Kuroda shuts down Hawks in vintage performance

Hiroki Kuroda threw eight innings to earn his sixth win as the Hiroshima Carp beat the interleague- and Pacific League-leading Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 6-0 on Friday. The Carp, last in the Central League, took the lead after Kuroda (6-2) pitched out of a two-out, ...

Jun 12, 2015

Cozart tears ACL, done for season

Cincinnati Reds shortstop Zack Cozart tore a tendon and two ligaments in his right knee and will need reconstructive surgery, leaving him with a nine-month rehabilitation. Cozart hurt the knee when he slipped on first base while trying to beat out a grounder during ...

Orioles edge Red Sox, complete first sweep of season

Jun 12, 2015

Orioles edge Red Sox, complete first sweep of season

The Baltimore Orioles entered this week with the opportunity to change the landscape in the AL East. After dropping the Boston Red Sox into last place with a three-game sweep, the Orioles shifted their attention toward knocking the New Yankees out of first. Adam ...

Aoki, Panik pounce on Mets

Jun 11, 2015

Aoki, Panik pounce on Mets

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy knew that in order for his team to beat Matt Harvey, the top of the lineup needed to produce. And produce it did. Norichika Aoki and Joe Panik combined to go 7-for-10 with a homer, four runs and ...