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  • Tigers lean on experienced trainer Kevin Rand

    July 23, 2014

    DETROIT (AP) - When Dave Dombrowski's career began, he could count on one hand the number of medical-related employees baseball teams had.Now, the Detroit Tigers president and general manager almost needs both hands.The Tigers lean on Kevin Rand in and out of season to keep players as healthy as possible. The team's medical director and head athletic trainer leads a six-person staff that gets assists from interns.

  • Wainwright stumbles, Cards lose 7-2 to Rays

    July 23, 2014

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Adam Wainwright felt he owed the St. Louis fans an apology after Tuesday night's 7-2 loss to Tampa Bay.The Cardinals' right-hander, fresh off a start for the National League in the All-Star game, completely fell apart in the fifth inning, allowing five runs on two hits as the Rays broke a 1-1 tie.

  • Headley wins it in 14th inning of Yankees debut

    July 22, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) - Chase Headley came through with a storybook swing at the stroke of midnight in his Yankees debut, hitting a game-winning single in the 14th inning to give New York a 2-1 victory over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night.Derek Jeter broke Lou Gehrig's franchise record for doubles, and the Yankees won an unlikely pitching duel after both rookie starters entered with a 5.10 ERA.

  • Minnesota's Gibson scratched from Wednesday start

    July 22, 2014

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson has been scratched from Wednesday's start against Cleveland due to lower back stiffness.Gibson, 8-8 with a 4.19 ERA, will be replaced by Anthony Swarzak.Manager Ron Gardenhire says team doctors told him Gibson's back felt tight after throwing in the bullpen and then it locked up.

  • Baseball Capsules

    July 23, 2014

    TORONTO (AP) - J.A. Happ pitched six shutout innings for his first victory in three starts, Dioner Navarro and Jose Reyes homered, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 7-3 on Tuesday night.Reyes and Navarro both connected in the sixth inning as the Blue Jays rebounded from Monday's 14-1 defeat to snap Boston's five-game winning streak. Reyes and Melky Cabrera both had three hits and two RBIs. Cabrera has 14 multi-hit games in his past 30.

  • Cozart leaves game after being hit by pitch

    July 22, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (AP) - Zack Cozart left the Cincinnati Reds game with the Milwaukee Brewers after being hit in the right hand by a pitch while attempting to bunt.X-rays on the first two fingers of his hand were negative, and the team said he was day-to-day.

  • Brewers' Gennett exits with tight right quad

    July 22, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (AP) - Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett has left the game against the Cincinnati Reds with tightness in his right quad.Gennett also left Saturday's game in Washington with the same tightness. There was no immediate word as to the severity of the injury.

  • Arizona's Ross to DL with calf strain

    July 22, 2014

    PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Diamondbacks placed outfielder Cody Ross on the 15-day disabled list with a left calf strain and recalled outfielder Alfredo Marte from Triple-A Reno.Ross hit .238 with two home runs and 11 RBIs in 66 games this season after returning from a dislocated hip in 2013. He started to play better over the past month, hitting .358 with a homer in four RBIs in 25 games.

  • Rays put RHP Peralta on DL

    July 22, 2014

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Tampa Bay Rays have placed right-handed pitcher Joel Peralta on the 15-day disabled list with an undisclosed illness.The move, announced Tuesday, is retroactive to July 13.Peralta, who has returned to Tampa for tests, is 2-3 with a 4.15 ERA in 43 appearances.

  • Athletics activate RF Reddick from disabled list

    July 22, 2014

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Oakland Athletics right fielder Josh Reddick returned from a second stint on the disabled list because of an injured right knee.Reddick, who was activated Tuesday, was sidelined June 29 with the right knee strain after sitting out June 1-23 with a hyperextended knee. Manager Bob Melvin plans to have Reddick - who will wear a brace - in the lineup often because of his bat and defensive presence.

  • Rangers put C Soto on DL, activate RHP Martinez

    July 22, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) - Texas Rangers catcher Geovany Soto was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a strained right groin, less than a week after he returned from right knee surgery.It's the latest disheartening injury for the Rangers in a dreadful season full of them. Soto got hurt running the bases Monday night and left a 4-2 victory over the Yankees.

  • Cubs designate Barney, activate Bonifacio

    July 22, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Cubs took another step toward the future on Tuesday, designating second baseman Darwin Barney for assignment.Second baseman Emilio Bonifacio was activated from the disabled list to take Barney's place on the roster. Bonifacio had been out since June 13 because of strained right oblique.

  • Yankees acquire 3B Chase Headley from Padres

    July 23, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) - Trying to boost one of the weakest lineups in the American League, the New York Yankees acquired third baseman Chase Headley from the San Diego Padres on Tuesday for rookie infielder Yangervis Solarte and minor league pitcher Rafael De Paula.

  • Selig still waiting on Tommy John report

    July 22, 2014

    PITTSBURGH (AP) - Baseball commissioner Bud Selig is ''anxious'' to look at the recommendations of a team of top orthopedists who are studying the uptick in elbow injuries among pitchers.A handful of experts, including Dr. James Andrews and New York Yankees team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad, are putting together a report to help baseball address the rash of reconstructive Tommy John surgeries.

  • Reds place RHP Ondrusek (shoulder) on DL

    July 22, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Reds placed right-handed reliever Logan Ondrusek on the 15-day disabled list with a strained shoulder before Tuesday night's game against the Brewers.The move is retroactive to July 13.Ondrusek is 3-1 with an ERA of 4.31 in 29 games this season.

  • Big league batting leader Troy Tulowitzki on DL

    July 22, 2014

    DENVER (AP) - Major league batting leader Troy Tulowitzki has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Colorado Rockies because of a left hip flexor strain.The 29-year-old All-Star shortstop was hurt while running out a grounder at Pittsburgh on Saturday night. He was held out of the next two games before being placed on the disabled list, retroactive to Sunday.

  • Puig, Ramirez out again for Dodgers

    July 22, 2014

    PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers held injured outfielder Yasiel Puig and shortstop Hanley Ramirez out of the starting lineup for Tuesday night's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, but manager Don Mattingly doesn't believe either player needs to go on the disabled list.

  • A's agree to 10-year lease to stay in Oakland

    July 22, 2014

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The Athletics have agreed to a 10-year lease extension to stay in Oakland, the team and city officials announced Tuesday.After reviewing several modifications made by the Oakland City Council last week, team owner Lew Wolff said he agreed to the terms of the lease to keep the team playing at the Oakland Coliseum.

  • Beckett activated by Dodgers for start at Pirates

    July 22, 2014

    PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pitcher Josh Beckett was activated from the 15-day disabled list by the Los Angeles Dodgers to start Tuesday night's game at the Pittsburgh Pirates.Beckett had been sidelined since July 7 because of an impingement in his right hip. The right-hander is 6-5 with a 2.26 ERA in 17 starts and pitched a no-hitter May 25 at Philadelphia.