Los Angeles Angels right-hander Noe Ramirez was suspended for three games Wednesday and fined an undisclosed amount for hitting Houston Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick with a pitch in Tuesday’s game. Angels manager Brad Ausmus was suspended for one game and also fined an undisclosed amount, according to Major League Baseball chief baseball officer Joe Torre. Ausmus was set to serve his punishment Wednesday night when the Astros and Angels were to play again.
Posted: July 18, 2019, 1:11 am
Elijah “Pumpsie” Green, the first black player to play for the Boston Red Sox, died on Wednesday. Former Boston Red Sox infielder Elijah “Pumpsie” Green, who was the first African-American player to play for the Red Sox, died on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press. He was 85. Green played for the Red Sox from 1959-1962, and spent one season with the New York Mets in 1963.
Posted: July 18, 2019, 12:06 am
Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez, who leads American League rookies with 17 home runs, was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday because of a right ulnar nerve contusion. Jimenez, 23, suffered the injury in an outfield collision in the first inning of Tuesday night’s 11-0 loss at the Kansas City Royals. He is batting .
Posted: July 17, 2019, 8:23 pm
Fantasy baseball expert Andy Behrens takes stock of the minor league system this week and features three key prospects who fantasy gamers should be stashing, including a White Sox outfielder who probably has the best fantasy upside this season of any rookie. First up is Luis Urias, highly touted rookie and infielder for the San Diego Padres. Next is Los Angeles Dodgers prospect Gavin Lux who, after crushing AA pitching was promoted to AAA and proceeded to do the same there, hitting .470.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 7:37 pm
Glen Sparkman overcame some early struggles and settled down for his first career complete game and shutout. Sparkman pitched a five-hitter, Whit Merrifield and Hunter Dozier both had three hits including a home run, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White sox 11-0 Tuesday night. ”My fastball command was shaky early on,” Sparkman said.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 4:54 am
Glenn Sparkman pitched the first shutout of his career as host the Kansas City Royals defeated the Chicago White Sox 11-0 Tuesday. He became the first Royals right-hander to throw a shutout since Johnny Cueto did it in his Kansas City home debut in 2015. Sparkman (3-5) previously went seven innings twice this season before his career-longest start on Tuesday.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 4:47 am
Cease pitched six innings Tuesday at the Royals and gave up six runs (four earned) on eight hits and a walk. The game got off to an ominous start with Eloy Jimenez getting injured on the first batter Cease faced. The White Sox defense didn’t help Cease much either with three errors (Cease had one of those on an errant pickoff throw).
Posted: July 17, 2019, 3:46 am
Eloy Jimenez already has one injury playing the field, but it appears he picked up another during Tuesday’s game in Kansas City. On the first batter of the game for pitcher Dylan Cease, Royals leadoff hitter Whit Merrifield hit a deep fly ball to left-center field. Center fielder Charlie Tilson made the catch on the play, but collided with Jimenez coming over from left field just after making the catch.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 12:35 am
The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association announced the nominees from each team for the 2019 Heart and Hustle Award. The award “honors active players who demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit, and traditions of the game. Voting was conducted prior to the All-Star break.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 9:39 pm
Laureano and the A’s will seek their fifth consecutive victory when they play host to the Seattle Mariners in the opener of a two-game series Tuesday night. Laureano’s home run in the seventh inning Sunday tied the score at 2-2, and his grounder in the ninth, combined with a White Sox throwing error, allowed Chad Pinder to score the winning run. “Typically, late in these games when both pitchers are pitching well, the way the ball is flying these days, a home run is going to be the difference,” A’s manager Bob Melvin said of Laureano’s solo shot.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 3:34 pm