A team-by-team look at the American League Central entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and the...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins agreed Monday with backup infielder Ehire Adrianza and new reliever Matt Wisler on one-year contracts to avoid salary arbitration, and decided not to tender...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have claimed right-handed pitcher Matt Wisler off waivers from Seattle.
Seattle Mariners (58-83, fifth in the AL West) vs. Houston Astros (91-50, first in the AL West)
Houston; Friday, 8 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Mariners: Tommy Milone (3-8, 4.90 ERA)...
Seattle Mariners (58-81, fifth in the AL West) vs. Chicago Cubs (74-63, second in the AL Central)
Chicago; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Mariners: Felix Hernandez (1-4, 6.02...
SEATTLE (AP) — Gleyber Torres is clearly the hottest Yankees hitter at the plate this month.
Little-known Mike Ford isn't far behind.
Torres hit his 13th home run in August, Ford went...
Toronto Blue Jays (52-79, fourth in the AL East) vs. Seattle Mariners (55-74, fifth in the AL West)
Seattle; Saturday, 9 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Wilmer Font (3-3, 4.27...
Seattle Mariners (47-66, fifth in the AL West) vs. Houston Astros (72-40, first in the AL West)
Houston; Sunday, 2 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Mariners: Matt Wisler (2-2, 4.95 ERA)...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kevin Newman isn't afraid of the big moment.
Newman drew a game-winning walk in the 11th inning to help the Pittsburgh Pirates rally from a three-run deficit in the 11th...
TORONTO (AP) — Blue Jays rookie Cavan Biggio grew up watching his Hall of Fame dad, Craig, hit home runs for the Houston Astros.
San Diego Padres (27-24, second in the NL West) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (20-31, fourth in the NL East)
Toronto; Saturday, 3 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Padres: Cal Quantrill (0-2, 5.40...
PHOENIX (AP) — Zack Greinke and David Peralta delivered in a game Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said the Diamondbacks needed to stop a lengthy losing streak.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres have acquired right-hander Matt Wisler from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for minor league righty Diomar Lopez.
ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman's tiebreaking home run moved the Atlanta Braves closer to first place — just in time for a little boost from the front office a day before the trade deadline.
Freeman hit a go-ahead homer in the third inning, Ronald Acuna Jr. also went deep and the Braves beat the Miami Marlins 5-3 on Monday night to move a half-game behind first-place Philadelphia in the NL East.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves acquired outfielder Adam Duvall from the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night to bolster their lineup, especially against left-handers, for a postseason push.
Duvall was targeted for a platoon role, starting against left-handers. The move will cut into Ender Inciarte's playing time.
For the Reds, the trade opens the way for full-time roles for corner outfielders Jesse Winker and Scott Schebler while adding three young players.
ATLANTA (AP) — Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson has been reinstated from the disabled list and is in the lineup batting eighth for Saturday's game against Miami.
Swanson missed 13 games with left wrist inflammation. He hit just .146 in 41 at-bats before winching in an at-bat and getting removed from a game at New York.
Swanson, the 2015 No. 1 overall draft pick, started the season strong and is hitting .289 with two homers and 15 RBIs overall.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have recalled right-hander Matt Wisler from Triple-A Gwinnett to make a spot start Friday against Miami and give Sean Newcomb an extra day of rest.
Left-hander Max Fried, recalled Thursday to make a start for injured Mike Soroka, was optioned back to Gwinnett. Fried didn't pitch because the Braves were rained out against the Chicago Cubs.
ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Wisler pitched like he was making a bid to stay in Atlanta for longer than just a fill-in start.
Matt Harvey pitched like he is in danger of losing his spot in the New York Mets' rotation.
Preston Tucker drove in a career-high five runs, Wisler allowed two hits in seven innings after being called up from the minors, and the Braves beat Harvey and the Mets 12-4 on Thursday night.
ATLANTA (AP) — Braves left fielder Matt Kemp is the lineup batting cleanup after getting reinstated from the disabled list.
Kemp missed 19 games with a right hamstring strain and was sidelined for nine games with the same injury in April. He was cleared to play Saturday against Cincinnati after passing a series of tests over the last few days.
PHOENIX (AP) — J.D. Martinez's time as an Arizona Diamondback started a little rough. Last week in his debut with the team, he was hit in the hand with a pitch, and didn't return to the starting lineup until Monday night.
Add to that the adjustment and logistics of moving from Detroit to Phoenix and getting acclimated to a new team that is in contention for the postseason.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have recalled right-handed reliever Akeel Morris from Triple-A Gwinnett before their series opener against the Washington Nationals.
The Braves also optioned right-hander Matt Wisler to Gwinnett on Thursday, one day after calling him up. Wisler, who is 0-1 with a 7.41 ERA in eight games, gave up three runs in two innings in a 10-4 loss to the Astros on Wednesday.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Braves activated left-hander Eric O'Flaherty and infielder Adonis Garcia off the disabled list before the start of their series against the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.
Atlanta also called up infielder Johan Camargo from Triple-A Gwinnett. He's in his third stint with the Braves.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves designated right-hander Josh Collmenter for assignment after he surrendered three homers and seven runs in the 10th inning of a loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The 31-year-old Collmenter made 11 appearances for the Braves, going 0-2 with a 9.00 ERA in 17 innings. Right-hander Matt Wisler was called up from Triple-A Gwinnett before Thursday's series finale against the Pirates.
ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Wisler doesn't know what the future holds for him in the Atlanta Braves' rotation.
He just hopes to be in the conversation when the Braves start putting their 2017 roster together.
"Going into next year, if I get a chance to be up here, I have to prove I can be consistent," he said, "and one or two bad starts are not going to affect me for a month like it did the last couple years."
ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Wisler is trying to close out the season on a strong note after struggling at times for the Atlanta Braves.
"I've had my ups and downs this year," he said. "I've shown that I can be really good and I've shown I can be really bad. It's just a matter of not taking any start for granted."
Adonis Garcia drove in three runs, Wisler pitched five-plus innings and Atlanta beat the Washington Nationals 6-2 in a rain-shortened game Sunday.
ATLANTA (AP) — Braves catcher A.J. Pierzynski wouldn't say if he has immediate plans to retire after 16 full seasons in the major leagues.
"I don't know the answer to that question," he said. "It's been discussed, obviously, but I don't know."
Pierzynski singled in the 10th inning to advance Dansby Swanson to third base and was replaced by pitcher Matt Wisler as a pinch-runner.
ATLANTA (AP) — Command problems led to an early night for Paul Clemens just when he thought he was ready to show he could pitch deeper into games.
Clemens was pulled without recording an out in the fourth inning and the San Diego Padres fell to Matt Wisler and the Atlanta Braves 8-1 on Wednesday night.
Clemens (2-4) was hurt by four walks as he allowed two runs, one earned, in three-plus innings. He left with no outs and the bases loaded in the fourth.
ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Wisler wasn't happy when he was sent back to Triple-A Gwinnett in late July.
Now he sees the one-month stay in the minors was just what he needed to reclaim his pitching form.
Wisler set a career high with 10 strikeouts in six innings, Gordon Beckham drove in two runs with a pinch-hit bases-loaded double in the sixth and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Diego Padres 8-1 on Wednesday night.
PHOENIX (AP) — Maybe the Arizona Diamondbacks hoped for more from Robbie Ray on the heels of his being named the National League Player of the Week for last week's two winning performances.
Not that Ray disappointed on Thursday night, but he couldn't ride the recent success to another win as the Diamondbacks were limited by Atlanta Braves youngster Matt Wisler in a 3-1 loss.
PHOENIX (AP) — Matt Wisler used his most recent time in the minors trying to fine-tune his pitches. That served the Atlanta Braves' 23-year-old right-hander well Thursday night when he pitched a gem against the Arizona Diamondbacks hours after being called up from Triple-A.
Wisler (5-11) didn't allow the Diamondbacks a hit for six innings and led the Braves to a 3-1 victory. He ended up allowing one run and two hits with four strikeouts and three walks in eight innings.
ATLANTA (AP) — Aaron Altherr and Maikel Franco homered, Aaron Nola won for the first time in eight starts and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 7-5 on Thursday night.
Altherr returned to the lineup after missing the first 103 games of the season with a broken left wrist. He went 3 for 4 with two RBIs.
Braves starter Matt Wisler (4-11) gave up three homers and has allowed eight homers in his past four starts, a span of 20 1/3...
DENVER (AP) — Matt Wisler felt great about his first five innings Saturday night. Things went south for the Atlanta Braves right-hander in the sixth.
Wisler allowed just two hits and one mistake through five, but the Colorado Rockies roughed him up in the sixth on their way to an 8-4 win over the Braves.
"I was really pleased with that first five innings," Atlanta interim manager Brian Snitker said. "He was really good. He was on the attack, he was using his...
CINCINNATI (AP) — Zack Cozart, Joey Votto and Eugenio Suarez all homered in the fourth inning as the Cincinnati Reds got the better of a matchup between the NL's two worst teams, beating the Atlanta Braves 8-2 on Monday night.
The Reds (35-58) have taken three of five this season against the Braves, who have the majors' worst record (32-61). Atlanta is 19-31 all-time at Great American Ball Park, including five losses in its last six games.