Struggling Braves reinstate Acuña from IL 1 week before plan
Braves Acuna Baseball FILE - Atlanta Braves' Ronald Acuña Jr. watches his fifth-inning, solo home run off New York Mets relief pitcher Miguel Castro (50) in the second baseball game of a doubleheader, Monday, June 21, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File) (Kathy Willens)ATLANTA — (AP) — The Atlanta Braves reinstated outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. from the injury list on Thursday, more than a week ahead of the team's target date for his return from knee surgery. Despite the strong showing by Acuña in his rehabilitation assignment, the Braves had appeared firm in their plan to remain cautious ahead of his projected return on May 6. The Braves' decision to activate Acuña could have been motivated by losing Eddie Rosario for eight to 12 weeks. The Braves designated outfielder Alex Dickerson for assignment to clear a spot for Acuña on the active roster.wftv.com
Yanks fans pelt Cleveland outfielders with debris after win
Some Yankees fans in the right-field bleachers pelted Cleveland outfielders with bottles, cans and debris in a chaotic scene moments after Isiah Kiner-Falefa and pinch-hitter Gleyber Torres got RBI hits with two outs in the ninth inning to lift New York to a 5-4 win.
DeGrom pulled with shoulder issue from Mets' 6-3 win vs Cubs
Jacob deGrom was pulled from a second straight start with an arm injury, this time leaving after three perfect innings with right shoulder soreness, but the New York Mets bullpen stepped up to finish a three-hitter in a 6-3 win over the Chicago Cubs.
DeGrom to get MRI for side issue after Mets win 5th straight
Mets ace Jacob deGrom was pulled after five innings with right side tightness in his return from an injury to a similar area, but the bullpen closed out a four-hitter as New York beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-2 for its fifth straight win.
Phillies LHP Alvarado suspended 3 games for dustup with Mets
NEW YORK — (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies reliever José Alvarado was suspended three games Sunday by Major League Baseball for inciting a bench-clearing dustup with the New York Mets. Alvarado also was fined an undisclosed amount, as were Mets outfielder Dominic Smith and pitcher Miguel Castro for their roles in two heated exchanges Friday night in Philadelphia. Alvarado decided to appeal the penalty and will remain eligible to pitch until the process is completed. Alvarado struck out Smith to end a threat in the eighth inning Friday, then thumped his glove and pointed and shouted in Smith's direction. Back on April 13 in New York, Smith took exception to Alvarado throwing near the head of Mets slugger Michael Conforto and then hitting him with a subsequent pitch.wftv.com
DeGrom exits with hamstring spasm, Mets rally past Phils 5-4
New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom points to the outside during the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)PHILADELPHIA – Jacob deGrom exited early from a rare rough outing because of a right hamstring spasm, but the New York Mets overcame a four-run deficit and rallied past the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 on Thursday night. They hit deGrom uncharacteristically hard in the second to take a 3-0 lead. Andrew Knapp knocked an RBI double to right, Haseley hit a sacrifice fly and Andrew McCutchen’s fielder’s choice capped the scoring against deGrom. Like deGrom, Wheeler was bothered by an injury — though one more gross than severe.
Cobb strong in return to mound, Orioles beat Red Sox 7-2
Baltimore Orioles' Alex Cobb pitches against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)BOSTON Anthony Santander and Renato Nez each drove in two runs and the Baltimore Orioles held off the Boston Red Sox 7-2 on Saturday to even their season-opening series. Prez (0-1) lasted just five innings in his Red Sox debut, giving up five runs on six hits and walking two. The Red Sox were just 1 for 7 with runners in scoring position, stranding 10 runners on base. Red Sox: Right-hander Ryan Weber made his first opening day roster this season after beginning the last four in Triple-A.