Phillies outfielder Roman Quinn out with oblique strain
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Roman Quinn has a right oblique strain and plans to have an MRI exam on Thursday.
"We don't have a lot of long-term concerns but we...
Chavez returns to Rangers, finalizes $8 million, 2-year deal
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Right-hander Jesse Chavez finalized an $8 million, two-year contract with the Texas Rangers on Friday, returning to the team that traded him to the Chicago Cubs last July.
The 35-year-old was 5-2 with a 2.55 ERA and five saves in 62 relief appearances with the Rangers and Cubs last season. He was second in the majors among relievers with 95 1/3 innings.
Phillies hit four HRs, beat Jays 8-3 for second win in eight
TORONTO (AP) — Rhys Hoskins and Carlos Santana hit back-to-back home runs, Maikel Franco and Wilson Ramos each had two-run shots and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-3 on Sunday, avoiding a three-game sweep.
Ramos had four hits. He singled in the first, doubled home a run in the second, singled in the sixth and homered off Tyler Clippard in the eighth, his 15th.
Brock Holt’s pinch-hit homer lifts Red Sox over Phillies 2-1
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Brock Holt took advantage of a rare opportunity.
Holt belted a pinch-hit tiebreaking homer, Rick Porcello threw seven impressive innings and the major league-leading Boston Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 Tuesday night.
Sandy Leon also went deep for Boston, which improved to 86-35. The Red Sox increased their total to 168 homers, matching their number from last year when they hit an AL-low 168.
Reds make it 2 straight over Phillies with 6-2 win
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds didn't exactly smash the ball, but they didn't have to while again beating first-place Philadelphia.
Joey Votto drove in the go-ahead run with a sharp single that glanced off second baseman Cesar Hernandez's glove, helping Cincinnati to a 6-2 victory over the Phillies on Saturday night.
Nola fans 10, Kingery drives in 4 as Phils beat Rockies 5-4
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Aaron Nola never gets flustered, even when he's riding a stationary bike while the closer fights to protect the lead.
Nola struck out 10 in another dominant performance, Scott Kingery hit a three-run homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Colorado Rockies 5-4 on Tuesday night.
Seranthony Dominguez escaped a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the ninth for his third save.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have put right-hander Pat Neshek on the 10-day disabled with a right shoulder strain.
The move was made retroactive to Tuesday.
Neshek was not available for Thursday night's season-opening game against the Braves due to what was described as a sore right lat.
Hunter makes his pitch, helps Phillies land Jake Arrieta
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Tommy Hunter's biggest pitch for the Philadelphia Phillies came before he even took the mound for his new team.
Since he signed a two-year deal in December, the reliever had been pushing Jake Arrieta to follow him to Philadelphia.
Arrieta and the Phillies finalized a $75 million, three-year contract on Monday, a deal that could be worth up to $135 million over five seasons. Arrieta was to be introduced at spring training during a news conference on Tuesday.
AP sources: Phillies, 1B Santana agree to $60M, 3-year deal
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carlos Santana is bringing his big bat and postseason experience to the Philadelphia Phillies.
The 31-year-old first baseman became the first of the offseason's big-name free agents to find a new home, agreeing Friday to a $60 million, three-year contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, according to two people familiar with the deal.
The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the agreement is contingent on Santana passing a physical.
Dickerson’s homer lifts Rays to 4-1 win over Indians
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Corey Dickerson finally delivered a big hit for the Tampa Bay Rays with men on base.
Dickerson's broke out of an 0-for-21 slump with a three-run homer in the eighth inning that carried the Rays to a 4-1 win over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night. Tampa Bay had scored only four runs in its previous five games.
Rays hang on for 5-4 win over Orioles
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays had to hang on for dear life Tuesday night to get their first win in a week.
And the way they see it, that might be a good thing.
"We've got to get on a roll now," manager Kevin Cash said after the Rays' 5-4 squeaker over the Baltimore Orioles ended a five-game losing streak. "I'm hoping that a close win like this is more beneficial than winning a game that gets separated early and there's no intensity.
Cabrera’s game-ending homer gives Tigers 5-3 win over Rays
DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera came into Thursday night's game against Tampa Bay without a homer since May 20, though that didn't give the Rays much confidence.
"We all know what that man can do," Rays manager Kevin Cash said. "He can hit a homer at any time to any place in any ballpark."
Cabrera, who has been struggling with a sore back, did just that, going the opposite way for a two-run homer in the ninth inning to give the Detroit Tigers a 5-3 victory.
Dozier’s 2-run shot in 8th spurs Twins to 5-3 win over Rays
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After his torrid second half last season left him with 42 homers, Brian Dozier would be wise not to worry about his future totals.
Minnesota's sturdy second baseman still has plenty of power in that right-handed swing.
Dozier's tiebreaking two-run shot with two outs in the eighth inning followed a pitching change by Tampa Bay and spurred the Twins to a 5-3 victory Saturday afternoon over the Rays.
Tommy Hunter agrees to minor league contract with Rays
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — Reliever Tommy Hunter has agreed to a minor league contract with the Tampa Bay Rays, who are giving the 30-year right-hander an opportunity to earn a job in a revamped bullpen.
The team said details of the contract had yet to be finalized. The 30-year-old, who pitched for four other teams during his nine-year major league career, reported to spring training Friday.
Orioles grab playoff spot; Wieters, Gausman help beat Yanks
NEW YORK (AP) — Buck Showalter was standing in his office at Yankee Stadium when Baltimore reliever Tommy Hunter popped in and grabbed the manager's arm, nudging him toward the thumping party in the clubhouse across the hall.
And when Showalter emerged through the protective plastic sheets hanging above the entryway, his players roared and doused him in bubbly.
Thanks to a victory in their regular-season finale, the power-hitting Orioles are on to the playoffs.
Orioles sign RHP Hunter, cut LHP McFarland, OF Borbon
NEW YORK (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have signed right-hander Tommy Hunter, bringing him back for a sixth straight season.
The Orioles announced the move before Sunday's game against the New York Yankees. They also recalled righty Oliver Drake from Triple-A Norfolk and designated lefty T.J. McFarland and outfielder Julio Borbon for assignment.