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Upper St. Clair’s Slowey joins Marlins’ rotation

By Tribune-Review
• Right-hander Kevin Slowey will move into the Marlins’ rotation to replace struggling left-hander Brad Hand and start Sunday against Seattle. The start will be first for Slowey since July 8. The Upper St. Clair product started 14 games for Miami last year and went 3-6 overall with a 4.11 …

Major League Baseball notebook: Rays pitcher Moore to miss rest of season

By Tribune-Review
• Rays left-hander Matt Moore will miss the remainder of the season after opting to have elbow-ligament replacement surgery. Dr. James Andrews is to operate next week on the 24-year-old pitcher, who made the AL All-Star team last year. Moore …

MLB notebook: Padres’ Gyorko gets 6-year deal

By The Associated Press
The Padres and second baseman Jedd Gyorko agreed to a six-year contract that adds $35 million over five seasons through 2019. Gyorko’s agreement, which replaces a one-year deal agreed to last month, includes a team option for 2020. San Diego …

Federal League baseball pitcher Knetzer made history on the mound

By Jason Cato
A brass marching band led a parade through crowd-lined Downtown streets, over the Sixth Street Bridge and to the gates of the North Side’s Exposition …

MLB notebook: Pedroia scratched from lineup with sore wrist

By Tribune-Review
• Dustin Pedroia was scratched from Boston’s lineup because of a sore left wrist. Jonathan  Herrera started at second base Sunday night against the New York Yankees. Red Sox manager John Farrell said Pedroia will return to Boston to be …

MLB notebook: Reds’ Latos has MRI on sore forearm

By The Associated Press
Reds starter Mat Latos had an MRI on his sore pitching forearm Saturday, a new problem that leaves him unsure of the next step in his recovery from a knee injury. The right-hander had surgery to remove bone chips from …

MLB notebook: White Sox outfielder Garcia out for season

By Tribune-Review
• The Chicago White Sox said outfielder Avisail Garcia will miss the rest of the season because of a tear in his left shoulder. An MRI taken Thursday at Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center revealed the torn labrum. He is …

Plum native McGough earns degree, focuses on returning to form

By Bill Beckner Jr.
A year older, Scott McGough also is a year wiser as he gets set for another season in the minor leagues. The proof is in …

MLB notebook: Thumb injury sidelines Angels’ Hamilton for 6-to-8 weeks

By Tribune-Review
• Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton will be sidelined for six to eight weeks because of a torn ligament in his left thumb. The 2010 AL MVP was injured during Tuesday night’s game against Seattle during a headfirst slide into first …

MLB notebook: Reds’ Latos scratched from rehab start

By Tribune-Review
• The Reds scratched pitcher Mat Latos from an injury rehabilitation start because of right elbow irritation and placed reliever Trevor Bell on the 15-day disabled list with an aching right elbow. • Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman was out …

MLB notebook: Aaron reminisces on 40th anniversary of record-breaking homer

By The Associated Press
Hank Aaron was more relieved than jubilant after he broke Babe Ruth’s home-run record on April 8, 1974. The 40-year anniversary of his 715th homer provides a different perspective. Aaron’s record-breaking homer was celebrated Tuesday night before the Braves’ home …

MLB notebook: Yankees’ Jeter moves up on career hits list

By Tribune-Review
Derek Jeter took over sole possession of eighth place on the career hits list Sunday with a single in the fourth inning of the Yankees’ 6-4 win over the Blue Jays. It was the 3,320th hit of Jeter’s career, moving …

MLB notebook: Yankees’ Teixeira placed on 15-day disabled list

By The Associated Press
The Yankees placed first baseman Mark Teixeira on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring and recalled catcher Austin Romine from Triple-A Scranton. Teixeira left Friday’s game in the second inning after he was injured while trying to …

MLB notebook: Red Sox receive World Series rings

By The Associated Press
The Red Sox received their 2013 World Series championship rings. They were presented Friday during a ceremony that also honored victims of the Boston  Marathon bombing and two Boston firefighters who died in a fire last week. As the ceremony …

MLB notebook: Mets manager defends Murphy’s paternity leave

By Wire Reports
e_SBlt Daniel Murphy is proud he put fatherhood ahead of baseball, and Mets manager Terry Collins thinks criticism his second baseman received for taking paternity leave this week was unfair. Murphy made his season debut Thursday, three days after the …

MLB notebook: Rangers’ Darvish set for Sunday start

By Tribune-Review
• Rangers ace Yu Darvish is set to make his first start of the season Sunday at Tampa Bay. Darvish, battling neck issues, was placed on the disabled list to start the season, though the move was retroactive to March …