The Los Angeles Dodgers watched their best pitcher walk off the field in pain Sunday afternoon and then saw his name pop up on the 10-day disabled list on Monday. Los Angeles will look to win its third straight when it hosts the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday in the second game of a three-game series at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves on a walk-off single in the 10th inning Sunday after ace pitcher Clayton Kershaw departed early in the game with a back strain that will sideline him four to six weeks.
Posted: July 25, 2017, 9:02 am
John Lackey is quick to dispel any notion that he is bound for the Chicago Cubs’ bullpen. The veteran right-hander proved he could still pitch effectively last week against the Atlanta Braves, and he gets another chance to start Tuesday when the Cubs host the Chicago White Sox at Wrigley Field. “That ship has sailed, that ain’t going to happen,” Lackey said of being moved to a relief role.
Posted: July 25, 2017, 2:22 am
Hoping to bolster their rotation for a playoff run, the Minnesota Twins got veteran left-handed pitcher Jaime García, catcher Anthony Recker and cash from the Atlanta Braves for minor league righty Huascar Ynoa on Monday. Twins manager Paul Molitor said he planned to start Garcia on Friday night at Oakland. It’s a nice addition to our club,” Molitor said.
Posted: July 25, 2017, 12:55 am