A look at what’s happening around the majors today:
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Newly acquired Texas slugger Khris Davis will miss the start of the season for the Rangers because of a quadriceps strain suffered on a bunt single.
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — The Texas Rangers have another potential long-term elbow issue with a late-inning reliever they hoped to count on in a rebuilding season.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers outfielder Willie Calhoun likely will start the regular season on the injured list because of a lingering groin injury.
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Right-hander Ian Kennedy has signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers, and will be in major league spring training with a chance to be compete for a spot in...
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Hill is taking over from Chris Young, who stayed just one season in the role of Joe Torre’s replacement as Major League Baseball’s disciplinarian.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have signed right-handed pitcher Justin Anderson and veteran catcher Drew Butera to minor league contracts that include invitations to major league spring...
Chris Young vividly remembers sitting in a visiting clubhouse on a road trip as a rookie pitcher for the Texas Rangers and peppering Jon Daniels with various questions.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers hired Chris Young as executive vice president and general manager Friday, bringing the Major League Baseball executive home to work under president of...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Major League Baseball will have a new disciplinarian.
Hall of Famer Joe Torre, who has headed baseball operations at the commissioner's office since 2011, is shifting to...
NEW YORK (AP) — Emmy-winning "Pose" actor Billy Porter, Latin singer Ozuna and Grammy-winning performers Black Eyed Peas, TLC, Chicago and Kelly Rowland will be among the stars celebrating at...
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Country singer Chris Young's alma mater is honoring him by naming a new live music venue after him on campus.
Middle Tennessee State University plans to open the...
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — A $1.75 million renovation project has been completed at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in time for the start of the summer concert season later this...
NEW YORK (AP) — Former pitcher Chris Young has been hired by Major League Baseball as an executive.
Young's title will be Vice President, On-Field Operations, Initiatives & Strategy. The move was announced Thursday, and Young will begin Monday.
Young will work on issues including pace of play and assist on negotiations with umpires, players and minor league baseball. He'll also be involved in official scoring reviews sent to MLB.
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Mike Moustakas and Eric Hosmer embraced, just like they did as Kansas city teammates.
Moustakas made his spring training debut after returning to the Royals and hit a two-run single off Chris Young in a 12-4 win over San Diego on Friday.
Hosmer, who left to sign with San Diego, hit a two-run homer off Kelvim Herrera.
Hosmer dropped his equipment bag by the first base line and trotted to center field to give his friend a bear hug before the game.
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — There's some living history in the San Diego Padres' clubhouse this spring.
Chris Young is back with the Padres and trying to earn a spot on the staff, whether it's in the rotation or in the bullpen.
"Archaic, maybe, but I don't know about historic," the 38-year-old said with a laugh.
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HOUSTON (AP) — Kevin Hart has made a sizable donation to flood relief efforts in Houston, and he wants some of his famous friends to do the same.
The comedian announced a $25,000 donation to the American Red Cross for victims of Hurricane Harvey. In an Instagram video posted Sunday, Hart said he was starting a celebrity challenge to donate money to the cause. Beyonce, Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Jerry Seinfeld are among the stars he called on to make their own pledge.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music star Chris Young is donating $100,000 for disaster relief efforts in Texas.
Nashville-based Monarch Publicity says in a news release that Young lived in Arlington, Texas, before signing with RCA records and has family and close friends in Hurricane Harvey's path.
Young says in the statement that communities in Texas "are going to be dealing with so much damage and loss of life for a long time to come."
BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox manager John Farrell's decisions worked out very well.
White Sox manager Rick Renteria, though, made one move and the game was lost.
Chris Young hit two homers, including a tiebreaking three-run shot after the batter in front was walked intentionally, to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 6-3 win over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday.
BOSTON (AP) — No rest lately for Dustin Pedroia and these Boston Red Sox.
The Red Sox kept up their recent rash of playing extra extra innings when they went into the 15th early Wednesday against the Toronto Blue Jays.
It was past 1 a.m. at Fenway Park with the AL East leaders and Toronto tied at 4. The start was delayed for more than an hour by rain, and Pedroia and Chris Young homered for Boston.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays made the most of a replay reversal. Alex Cobb led the way.
Cobb pitched two-hit ball into the eighth inning and the Rays beat Rick Porcello and the Boston Red Sox 1-0 on Saturday.
"Their guy was outstanding," Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said, "our guy was just a tick better."
Cobb (7-6) retired 11 straight over one stretch. Alex Colome got the final four outs for his 24th save.
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BOSTON (AP) — Drew Pomeranz wasn't expecting one rain delay, let alone two. But he got through both just fine.
Pomeranz pitched five solid innings, Chris Young hit a three-run homer and the Boston Red Sox moved into first place in the AL East with a 9-2 victory against the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.
"It was kind of crazy. I didn't even realize it was supposed to rain at all tonight," Pomeranz said.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chris Young, Kansas City's winning pitcher in the 2015 World Series opener, has been designated for assignment.
His roster spot was filled by reliever Neftali Feliz, who agreed to a one-year contract with the Royals on Friday, four days after he was released by Milwaukee.
Young had a 7.50 ERA in two starts and 12 relief appearances allowing 47 hits, including seven home runs and 18 walks in 30 innings. He went 3-9 with a 6.19 ERA last year.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Chris Young waited a long time for his opportunity Wednesday night and made the most of it.
Young drove in the tiebreaking run with a pinch-hit single in the 13th inning, and the Boston Red Sox rallied past the St. Louis Cardinals 5-4 to sweep their two-game interleague series.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rick Porcello found himself in an unfamiliar situation Saturday: pitching with a lead.
At last, the Red Sox scored a run — 10 of them, in fact — with Porcello on the mound, and the reigning AL Cy Young Award winner got to cruise all afternoon as Boston beat the Minnesota Twins 11-1.
"Finally, we scored for him," manager John Farrell said. "I think the first time in almost a month since he's been on the mound, which, that's pretty remarkable in its own right."
BOSTON (AP) — Left-hander David Price got back on the Fenway Park mound on Saturday for a two-inning simulated game before the Red Sox took batting practice for their game against the Chicago Cubs.
Under the watchful eye of team President Dave Dombrowski, who was positioned on a step on the batting cage, manager John Farrell, pitching coach Carl Willis and other players, Price threw to Chris Young, Josh Rutledge and Chase d'Arnaud.
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Nathan Karns has won the crowded competition for the lone vacancy in the Kansas City Royals' rotation, getting the nod Monday from manager Ned Yost.
Karns beat out holdover Chris Young and left-hander Travis Wood for the fifth spot.
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — The end of last season and the start of spring training could not come soon enough for Chris Young.
After a disappointing 2016, the Royals veteran right-hander made his first spring training start Thursday with two scoreless innings in Kansas City's 3-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A near fatal stroke couldn't take away the signature baritone of country star Randy Travis, and dozens of his friends, from Garth Brooks to Kenny Rogers, used their voices and his songs to honor the legend.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP) — Country music star Blake Shelton will headline the first concert at Penn State University's Beaver Stadium.
The football stadium opened in 1960 and has been expanded to 107,000 seats in recent years but has never hosted a non-Penn State event.
The school firs announced plans for a concert at the team's Oct. 22 home upset over Ohio State, then revealed Shelton as the headlining performing during Saturday night's 41-14 win over Iowa.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Royals pitcher Chris Young had surgery to his abdominal area, pelvis and groin on Tuesday and the veteran right-hander is expected to be ready for spring training in February.
The bilateral core and right-sided adductor repair was performed by Dr. Bill Meyers in Philadelphia.
TORONTO (AP) — When they aren't piling up double-digit run totals, the Boston Red Sox can't seem to score much at all.
J.A. Happ got his 18th win, Melvin Upton Jr. hit a two-run homer and the Toronto Blue Jays snapped a four-game losing streak by beating Boston 3-2 on Saturday, closing within one game of the AL East leader.
Boston dropped to 5-3 on a nine-game trip. The Red Sox have scored three runs combined in the three defeats.