Washington Nationals (28-35, fourth in the NL East) vs. San Diego Padres (33-31, third in the NL West)
Pittsburgh Pirates (21-20, fourth in the NL Central) vs. San Diego Padres (23-21, third in the NL West)
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Pinch-hitter Hunter Renfroe hit a grand slam with two outs in the ninth inning off Kenley Jansen to give the San Diego Padres a thrilling 8-5 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers...
Warren signs $2.5 million, 1-year deal with Padres
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Right-handed reliever Adam Warren signed a $2.5 million, one-year contract Friday with the San Diego Padres, who hold a club option for 2020.
The St. Louis Cardinals have traded outfielder Tommy Pham to the Tampa Bay Rays for three minor league players, outfielder Justin Williams, left-handed pitcher Genesis Cabrera and right-handed pitcher Roel Ramirez.
The Rays also received international cap space in the four-player trade announced Tuesday, baseball's deadline for trades without waivers.
Closers Roberto Osuna and Ken Giles switched spots. Adam Warren and Zach Duke moved into the Seattle bullpen. Lance Lynn got a new look in pinstripes. Adam Duvall will be slugging for the Braves. And Ian Kinsler is primed for a playoff run with his new team, the Red Sox.
A day before the deadline to make trades without waivers, there were plenty of deals Monday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Reshaping their pitching staff for the stretch run, the Yankees acquired right-hander Lance Lynn from Minnesota on Monday while dealing Adam Warren to Seattle.
Ahead of Tuesday's deadline for trades without waivers, the Yankees sent first baseman/outfielder Tyler Austin and right-handed pitching prospect Luis Rijo to the Twins for Lynn. Minnesota will give $2 million to the Yankees to cover half of the $4 million remaining in Lynn's $12 million salary.
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners worked on their bullpen again on Monday, acquiring left-hander Zach Duke from the Minnesota Twins and right-hander Adam Warren from the New York Yankees for a pair of minor leaguers.
The trades on the eve of the non-waiver deadline provided two more relief options for manager Scott Servais with Seattle in the playoff hunt in the AL West.
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Yankees have acquired left-hander Zach Britton from the rebuilding Baltimore Orioles for three prospects, a trade that will bolster New York's bullpen for the stretch run.
Right-hander Dillon Tate is going to the Orioles along with left-hander Josh Rogers and right-hander Cody Carroll. The teams announced the deal Tuesday night.
Loaisiga impressive in debut, Yankees down Rays 5-0
NEW YORK (AP) — Jonathan Loaisiga pitched three-hit ball over five impressive innings to win his major league debut, and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-0 on Friday night.
Didi Gregorius homered off ex-Yankee Nathan Eovaldi, and Gary Sanchez broke out of a long slump with a three-run double in the eighth. Giancarlo Stanton had a sacrifice fly for New York, which improved the best record in the majors to 45-20.
NEW YORK (AP) — Reliever Adam Warren has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right back strain by the New York Yankees.
The Yankees announced the move before Saturday's 9-1 win over Toronto. Right-hander Jonathan Holder from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to take his place, and he pitched two perfect innings to close out the win.
NEW YORK (AP) — Pedro Alvarez may have provided the Yankees some strange mercy with his 14th-inning grand slam.
At the rate things were going, a few more innings could have left New York without enough players to keep playing anyway.
Alvarez hit a grand slam, Manny Machado homered twice and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Yankees 7-3 on Friday night after New York saw four players forced to make early exits.
Yankees settle with 6, on track to get under tax threshold
NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees reached one-year contracts with their remaining six players eligible for arbitration, leaving their projected luxury tax payroll at $177 million — $20 million below the threshold.
Shortstop Didi Gregorius agreed at $8.25 million Friday, pitcher Sonny Gray at $6.5 million and setup man Dellin Betances at $5.1 million. Also reaching deals were relievers Adam Warren ($3,315,000) and Chasen Shreve ($825,000), and backup catcher Austin Romine ($1.1 million).
Reliever Adam Warren activated from DL by Yankees
NEW YORK (AP) — Right-hander Adam Warren has been activated by the New York Yankees after recovering from a lower back spasm.
Warren was restored to the active roster before Friday's game against Toronto. He has not pitched for New York since Sept. 1.
Warren threw a two-inning simulated game on Tuesday. Yankees manager Joe Girardi says he would like the reliever to pitch once or twice against Toronto during the final series of the regular season to get ready for the playoffs.
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees second baseman Starlin Castro may miss the All-Star Game because of his strained right hamstring.
Castro went on the disabled list June 27, and New York manager Joe Girardi said Castro won't start running hard until Thursday.
"I don't know if we'll have him back before the break," Girardi said before Tuesday's 4-1 loss to Toronto.
LEADING OFF: Sabathia returns for Yankees
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez and outfielder Aaron Hicks were held out of the lineup Friday night against Oakland but manager Joe Girardi feels fortunate their injuries weren't more serious.
Sanchez left Thursday night's game with a groin injury and Hicks left with a sore left Achilles. Both are day to day.
NEW YORK (AP) — Rookie sensation Aaron Judge hit two more home runs, including a drive that cleared the distant bleachers at Yankee Stadium, and sent New York romping past Baltimore 14-3 Sunday for its fifth straight win.
Even by his lofty feats, it was quite a power show by the 6-foot-7 Judge. He leads the majors with 21 homers and tops the AL with 47 RBIs and a .344 batting average.
Final 2 spots in Yankees’ rotation still in play
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi has the top of his starting rotation lined up with Masahiro Tanaka, CC Sabathia and Michael Pineda.
After that, the situation remains muddled.
The Yankees started spring training looking to fill two spots in the rotation, and it's still not clear what they'll end up doing. Bryan Mitchell, Luis Severino, Chad Green, Adam Warren and late entry Jordan Montgomery are in the mix.
Orioles’ Caleb Joseph has first RBI since last March
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph was gushing over a spring training RBI.
Yes, it's only spring training, but Joseph's reaction was understandable. It had been nearly a year since he had an RBI — anywhere.
Joseph's 2016 season was interrupted for more than a month when a scary testicular injury on May 30 from a foul ball led to surgery.
He didn't have a single RBI in what was a frustrating and painful 2016. Joseph had 66 at-bats before the injury and 66 after it.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Caleb Joseph has ended a year-long RBI drought with a long home run.
The Baltimore catcher, who lost his salary arbitration case with the Orioles earlier this year after setting major league records for at-bats and plate appearances in a season with no RBIs, hit a third-inning drive to left off New York Yankees' starter Adam Warren on Thursday night.
It was his first RBI since spring training last year.
Chapman focusing on Yanks’ return, not Cubs’ title
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Aroldis Chapman is focusing on his return to the New York Yankees, not the World Series ring he earned with the Chicago Cubs.
"I'm here now," Chapman said through a translator Wednesday before the Yankees' first spring training workout. "We have a job to be done here. It was kind of like a chapter in my career I turn over and look to the future now."
After helping Cubs, Warren watched Series from afar
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Adam Warren pitched in 29 games for the Chicago Cubs to help the team win the NL Central but could only look from afar when his former teammates won the franchise's first World Series title since 1908.
The 29-year-old right-hander was traded July 25 to the New York Yankees along with three minor leaguers for closer Aroldis Chapman, who played a key role as the Cubs came back from 3-1 Series deficit to defeat the Cleveland Indians.
The Yankees settled nearly all their eligible players before the arbitration deadline, but still have one major question mark left as Dellin Betances appears to be headed toward arbitration.
Pineda, Gregorius reach deals; Betances and Yanks $2M apart
NEW YORK (AP) — Right-hander Michael Pineda and shortstop Didi Gregorius were among six Yankees who agreed to one-year contracts Friday, leaving reliever Dellin Betances as the only remaining player remaining eligible for salary arbitration.
Betances asked for a raise to $5 million and was offered $3 million by the Yankees. Betances made the minimum $507,500 last year after the team renewed his contract. He is eligible for free agency after the 2019 season.
Chapman, Yankees finalize $86 million, 5-year contract
NEW YORK (AP) — Hard-throwing reliever Aroldis Chapman completed his return to New York when the Yankees finalized his $86 million, five-year contract on Thursday.
Chapman energized fans at Yankee Stadium this year with a fastball of up to 105.1 mph, but New York pivoted to youth as the trade deadline neared and dealt him to the Chicago Cubs on July 25 for touted shortstop prospect Gleyber Torres, right-hander Adam Warren and outfielders Billy McKinney and Rashad Crawford.
Sabathia happy to have Chapman back in Yankees bullpen
NEW YORK (AP) — Given he never pitched into the ninth inning this year, CC Sabathia is happy the New York Yankees brought back Aroldis Chapman.
"It's exciting when he comes in. It just lights up the Stadium," Sabathia said Wednesday at the Yankees' holiday food drive.
New York traded Chapman to the Chicago Cubs in July for prospects, including touted 20-year-old shortstop Gleyber Torres and pitcher Adam Warren.
Bogaerts, Betts help Red Sox rally past Yankees 6-5
BOSTON (AP) — With the potential tying run on third base, Mookie Betts wanted to get the ball in the air. It didn't matter given the good bounces the Boston Red Sox were getting.
Xander Bogaerts hit a two-run homer and drove in three runs, Betts had the tying single before scoring the go-ahead run and the Red Sox beat the Yankees 6-5 Saturday for their third straight win over New York.
Trailing 5-4 in the seventh, the Red Sox took the lead with two well-placed bounces.
BOSTON – As his teammates quietly filed out of Fenway Park late Saturday afternoon, Brett Gardner spoke of the Yankees’ stunning spiral within the past 48 hours.
“Thursday, we’re one out away from being a game back in the wild-card [race] and three games back in the division,” Gardner said. “And here we are, seven games back in the division …”
And fading in a crowded wild-card field, and losing key players to injuries.
Yankees fall to Red Sox, 6-5, playoff hopes fading
BOSTON – Once more, the Yankees’ patchwork relief pitching could not lead them toward a victory at Fenway Park. And their long shot playoff hopes are fading by the day.
Mookie Betts’ delivered a game-tying RBI single off Adam Warren in the seventh and scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch, sending the first place Red Sox to a 6-5 win before 37,267 fans at Fenway Park.
BOSTON — Masahiro Tanaka had delivered seven solid innings, leaving the Yankees to sweat over the last six outs at Fenway Park.
But after Adam Warren slipped out of trouble in the eighth, Dellin Betances couldn’t hold a three-run lead in the ninth.
Hanley Ramirez’s two-out, three-run homer lifted the first-place Red Sox to a 7-5 win against the Yankees in the opener of a critical 11-game road trip.
Ortiz hits 537th homer, passes Mantle for 17th place
BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox slugger David Ortiz has hit his 537th home run, moving past Mickey Mantle for 17th on baseball's career list.
Ortiz, who says this will be his final season, homered into the center-field bleachers Thursday night at Fenway Park against New York Yankees reliever Adam Warren in the eighth inning to cut Boston's deficit to 5-2.
Mike Schmidt is 16th on the home run list with 548.
NEW YORK – Aaron Judge exited Tuesday night’s game with a strained right oblique, an injury that could signal an abrupt end to the rookie slugger’s season.
As it happened, Judge’s fifth-inning departure set in motion the moves that led to a 3-0 Yankees win against the NL West-leading Dodgers.
Jacoby Ellsbury and Didi Gregorius each came off the bench and delivered back-to-back home runs against right-handed reliever Ross Stripling, breaking open a scoreless game in the seventh.
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One day after a blockbuster trade, star closer Aroldis Chapman is expected to join the major league-leading Chicago Cubs for their game at the crosstown White Sox. Chasing their first World Series title since 1908, the Cubs addressed one of their few weaknesses Monday by sending pitcher Adam Warren and three minor league prospects to the New York Yankees for Chapman, a dominant reliever...
In the end, Aroldis Chapman's stay in New York wasn't very long.
The Yankees and Cubs have reportedly agreed to a blockbuster deal that has the star reliever heading from New York to Chicago for four players.
In return, the Yankees will get 19-year-old minor league shortstop Gleyber Torres, who is the Cubs' top prospect, pitcher Adam Warren, outfield prospect Billy McKinney, and one other player.
Warren was sent from the Yankees to the Cubs in the Starlin...
Chicago Cubs activate veteran reliever Joe Nathan
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have activated Joe Nathan from the 60-day disabled list, completing the veteran reliever's journey back to the majors from Tommy John surgery.
The six-time All-Star returns following a 30-day rehab assignment in the Cubs' minor-league system. Adam Warren was optioned to Triple-A Iowa to make room for Nathan, who had signed a one-year deal with Chicago in May as a free agent.
The Cubs made the move before Sunday's game against the...
Cubs lose for 9th time in 10 games, 12-6 to Pirates
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Chicago Cubs aren't going to panic. Not over their suddenly struggling starting staff, and not over their dwindling division lead, either.
Josh Bell's grand slam in his second major-league at bat was one of four homers by the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 12-6 win over Chicago on Saturday night.
The Pirates have won nine of 10 over a stretch coinciding with the Cubs losing nine of 10, meaning Chicago's lead in the National League Central is down to...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Bell gave his veteran manager goose bumps. He fired up a sellout crowd at PNC Park, too.
Bell's grand slam in his second major-league at bat was one of four homers by the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 12-6 win over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night.
Bell slugged a 1-1 pitch from Adam Warren (3-2) over the seats perched above the 21-foot wall in right for his second pinch-hit in two games since being recalled from Triple-A on Friday.