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MLB notebook: Struggling Harper held out of Nationals lineup

Slumping Nationals slugger Bryce Harper was held out of the starting lineup Wednesday for Washington's game against the Mets. With Harper batting a season-low .245 and ...

MLB notebook: Yankees send A-Rod on rehab assignment

Rather than activate Alex Rodriguez from the disabled list, the Yankees sent him to Double-A Trenton for an injury rehabilitation assignment. Sidelined since straining his right ...

MLB notebook: Former MVP Hamilton won't play this season

Josh Hamilton will have another surgery on his left knee and will not play a game this season for the Rangers. The 2010 AL MVP and ...

MLB notebook: Rangers' Odor to have appeal hearing Tuesday

Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor's hearing to appeal an eight-game suspension for punching the Blues Jays' Jose Bautista will be on Tuesday. The appeal will be ...

MLB notebook: Angels sign 2-time NL Cy Young winner Lincecum

A new strike zone could be on baseball's horizon, and the old-fashioned intentional walk could be a thing of the past after both were agreed ...

MLB notebook: Manfred says better science leads to more PED busts

Improved science could be a reason behind baseball's increase in positive drug tests. There have been eight suspensions announced this year under the major league program ...

MLB notebook: Steinbrenner gives vote of confidence to Girardi, staff

Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner backed manager Joe Girardi, his coaching staff and general manager Brian Cashman on Wednesday and blamed players for the team's poor ...

MLB notebook: Odor suspended 8 games, Bautista 1 for brawl

Texas second baseman Rougned Odor was suspended for eight games and fined $5,000 by MLB on Tuesday for punching Toronto's Jose Bautista on the jaw. ...

MLB notebook: Angels expected to sign former Cy Young Award winner Lincecum

The Angels are closing in on a deal to sign two-time Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum, a free agent trying to come back from ...

MLB notebook: Brawl erupts between Rangers, Blue Jays

A feud simmering since Jose Bautista's bat flip in last year's AL Division Series boiled over into a brawl in the final game of the ...

MLB notebook: Nationals' Harper drops appeal, serves 1-game suspension

Nationals star Bryce Harper dropped his appeal and served a one-game suspension in the second game of the day-night doubleheader Saturday against Miami. The ...

MLB notebook: Rockies' Reyes suspended under domestic violence policy

Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes accepted a suspension without pay through May 31 under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. MLB announced the ban Friday, and Reyes ...

MLB notebook: Banged-up Royals call on new arms

The Royals needed to revamp their rotation Thursday after putting struggling starters Chris Young and Kris Medlen on the 15-day disabled list. An MRI on Wednesday ...

Nationals' Scherzer strikes out 20 in victory over Tigers

Max Scherzer struck out 20, matching the major league record for a nine-inning game as he pitched the Nationals past the Tigers, 3-2, on Wednesday ...

MLB notebook: Harper suspended 1 game, appeals ruling

Bryce Harper was suspended one game and fined Wednesday by Major League Baseball for his behavior following an ejection this week. Harper decided to appeal ...

MLB notebook: Strasburg deal includes $70 million deferred

The seven-year, $175 million contract given to Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg includes $70 million in deferred money. Strasburg gets a $10 million signing bonus payable on ...