6:08 AM EDT, Thu August 21, 2014
Akron Beacon Journal 10 hours ago
Indians designated hitter Nick Swisher will miss rest of season after having surgery on both knees

Indians designated hitter Nick Swisher will miss rest of season after having surgery on both knees

Indians designated hitter Nick Swisher was scheduled for surgery on both knees late Wednesday and is expected to miss the remainder of the season.Swisher, who is the second year of a four-year, $56 million contract with the Indians, has been on the 15-day disabled list with knee soreness since Aug. 10 and also served an earlier DL stint with similar discomfort from May 27 through June 11.Swisher’s knee pain not only persisted, but also showed signs of worsening as he began visibly limping around the clubhouse following games as the season progressed.Last week in Cleveland, the Cleveland...
Chronicle-Telegram 9 hours ago

Arthroscopic surgery on both knees ends disappointing season for Indians’ Nick Swisher

CLEVELAND — Another unproductive and injury-plagued season will come to an end prematurely for Indians first baseman Nick Swisher. Swisher, who was batting a career-low .208 with only eight home runs and 42 RBIs in 97 games, underwent arthroscopic surgery on both knees Wednesday in Los Angeles. He...
Detroit News 8 hours ago
Rick Porcello pitches 3-hit shutout as Tigers win second straight over Rays

Rick Porcello pitches 3-hit shutout as Tigers win second straight over Rays

ST. Petersburg, Fla. — Rick Porcello pitched a three-hitter for his AL-leading third shutout and Victor Martinez hit a grand slam, leading the Detroit Tigers over the Tampa Bay Rays 6-0 Wednesday night.
Full Count | WEEI 10 hours ago

Angels starter Garrett Richards exits game after suffering apparent knee injury

Angels starter Garrett Richards‘ night came to a gruesome end in the second inning Wednesday when he suffered an apparent knee injury while trying to cover first base. Richards was running to first to cover for Albert Pujols in attempt to complete a double play on a grounder to first by Brock Holt. Richards appeared to be slowing down […]
Dodgers give Greinke extra rest for sore elbow

Dodgers give Greinke extra rest for sore elbow

LOS ANGELES – With two pieces of their starting rotation already on the disabled list, the Dodgers will give right-hander Zack Greinke some extra rest this week in the hope it will keep his sore elbow from landing him on the DL as well. Greinke was...
Belleville News Democrat 6 hours ago

Lynn, Peralta lead Cardinals to sweep of Reds

Lance Lynn beat Cincinnati for the third straight time, Jhonny Peralta hit a bases-clearing double and the St. Louis Cardinals topped the Reds 7-3 Wednesday night to complete a three-game…
David Fucillo / Niners Nation 12 hours ago
49ers looking for high draft pick compensation for Alex Boone, per Matt Barrows

49ers looking for high draft pick compensation for Alex Boone, per Matt Barrows

The San Francisco 49ers are still trying to figure out what to do with Alex Boone. Matt Barrows has the latest on the kind of draft pick compensation they would want in any trade. Matt Barrows is reporting the San Francisco 49ers are looking for some serious compensation if they are going to trade offensive lineman Alex Boone. According to Barrows, one source said the 49ers were looking for a first or second round pick, while another source said the team would prefer not to trade him, and would need to be blown away by an offer. There has been some chatter that teams might be interested in...
Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka says ‘elbow is fine now’

Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka says ‘elbow is fine now’

The Yankees' ace feels healthy, and it couldn’t come at a more crucial time for the club. When Masahiro Tanaka was diagnosed with a partial tear of the UCL in his right elbow, many wondered whether the star righthander should forego the projected six-week recovery time and just get Tommy John surgery immediately, seeing it as an inevitability.
MASN Sports 6 hours ago

Hearing from Rendon, Harper, Roark and Frandsen after Nats' 3-2 walk-off win - Byron Kerr

Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon was given the day off to rest. But he still managed to produce the biggest hit of the ballgame. Rendon's walk-off single down the left field line scored Bryce Harper from third base and the...
MASN Sports 11 hours ago

Williams on Rendon day off, Zimmerman return date and Soriano status - Byron Kerr

Nationals manager Matt Williams had an update on third baseman/outfielder Ryan Zimmerman as he recovers from a severe hamstring injury. Zimmerman has been on the disabled list since July 23 with a right hamstring strain. "I know that he's strengthening,...
Chronicle-Telegram 6 hours ago

Mike Aviles, T.J. House lead way as Indians shut out Twins

MINNEAPOLIS — Mike Aviles didn’t know his numbers against Ricky Nolasco going into Wednesday night’s game. But he’s glad his manager did. Aviles homered among his three hits and drove in two runs, and rookie T.J. House threw shutout ball into the sixth inning, combining with four relievers to pitch the Cleveland Indians past the Read More...The post Mike Aviles, T.J. House lead way as Indians shut out Twins appeared first on Chronicle-Telegram.Click here to read this story on The Chronicle-Telegram.Content copyright The Chronicle-Telegram. Your #1 source for Lorain County News.
Newsday 9 hours ago

Grieving Bartolo Colon opts to pitch Sunday

At his own insistence, Bartolo Colon will come off the bereavement list to start for the Mets against the Dodgers on Sunday. Colon will then return to the Dominican Republic to attend funeral services for his mother.

Hassan called up, Ross activated

BOSTON -- With an extra pitcher on their roster, Will Middlebrooks nursing a strained hamstring and Mike Napoli showing up to Fenway on Wednesday suffering back spasms, the the Red Sox have been forced to make some roster moves prior to their game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. First baseman/outfielder Alex Hassan was called up to serve as bench depth while pitcher Steven Wright was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket. In addition, the Red Sox have activated catcher David Ross off the 15-day disabled list and optioned Dan Butler to Pawtucket.
Miami Herald 9 hours ago
Christian Yelich, Marcell Ozuna join Giancarlo Stanton as hot-hitting Miami Marlins outfielders

Christian Yelich, Marcell Ozuna join Giancarlo Stanton as hot-hitting Miami Marlins outfielders

The Marlins are hitting the road for an important nine-game trip beginning Friday night in Colorado, and Giancarlo Stanton isn’t the only hot bat they’re taking with them. His outfield mates have been on fire of late, too.
Detroit Free Press 5 hours ago
Detroit 6, Tampa Bay 0: Porcello's arm, V-Mart's bat lift Tigers

Detroit 6, Tampa Bay 0: Porcello's arm, V-Mart's bat lift Tigers

Porcello retired 20 consecutive batters after giving up a one-out single to Ben Zobrist. Porcello didn't allow another hit until James Loney singled to lead off the eighth inning. This was the third career shutout for Porcello, 25. Victor Martinez hit a grand slam and drove in a season-high five runs as the Tigers beat the Rays, 6-0, at Tropicana Field.

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