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MLB notebook: Fenway fan injured after trying to catch foul ball

By The Associated Press
A fan at Fenway Park was taken away on a stretcher after flipping over backward trying to catch a foul ball. The accident occurred Wednesday during the seventh inning of a game between the Yankees and Red Sox. The fan was in the last row of the lower box seats and landed ...

MLB notebook: Chickenpox diagnoses cause concern for Royals

Wire Reports
All-Star reliever Kelvin Herrera and Royals right fielder Alex Rios have been diagnosed with chickenpox, raising concerns that others on the AL Central leaders may have been exposed. Team officials said Tuesday that Herrera and Rios likely will miss a couple ...

MLB notebook: Cubs acquire CF Jackson from Mariners

Wire Reports
The playoff-hopeful Cubs acquired outfielder Austin Jackson from the Mariners for a player to be named. Mariners interim general manager Jeff Kingston announced the trade Monday. Because the deal was made before Sept. 1, Jackson will be eligible for the postseason. Chicago ...

Braves honor fan who died from fall

By The Associated Press
ATLANTA — The U.S. flag flew at half-staff at Turner Field on Sunday, one day after a fan died following his fall from the upper deck into the lower-level stands during a game between the Atlanta Braves and New York ...

MLB notebook: Mets add bullpen depth, get Reed from Diamondbacks

By The Associated Press
The NL East-leading Mets acquired reliever Addison Reed from Arizona for two minor league pitchers Sunday, completing a trade they hope will bolster their late-inning bullpen. Reed is expected to join the Mets on Monday when they play Philadelphia. New York ...

MLB notebook: Fan dies after fall at Atlanta’s Turner Field

By The Associated Press
Atlanta police said a fan died after falling from the upper deck at Turner Field during a game between the Braves and New York Yankees on Saturday night. The man fell close to the area where players’ wives and families sit. ...

MLB notebook: Mariners fire New Castle native Zduriencik as GM

By The Associated Press
The Mariners fired general manager Jack Zduriencik on Friday after seven disappointing seasons during which the club failed to end its playoff drought. Zduriencik, a New Castle native and Cal (Pa.) grad, came to Seattle before the 2009 season, arriving from ...

Plum grad McGough realizes dream, unfazed by demotion to minors

By Bill Beckner Jr.
Scott McGough’s big-league dream was short-lived, but the relief pitcher from Plum took a giant step forward in his baseball career during a whirlwind week ...

MLB notebook: Foul ball strikes woman after Manfred address fan safety issue

By The Associated Press
A woman was injured by a foul ball at a Phillies game hours after the commissioner was at the stadium and spoke about fan safety. Commissioner Rob Manfred talked at Citizens Bank Park before the Mets played the Phillies on ...

MLB notebook: Phillies bench coach Bowa awaits punishment after lashing out at Mets

Wire Reports
Larry Bowa said he expects a letter from Major League Baseball discipline czar Joe Torre after the Phillies bench coach’s ejection from Tuesday’s loss to the Mets. Bowa had not received word about a potential suspension or fine before Wednesday ...

Freak injury lands Giants lefty on DL

By Tribune-Review
The Giants placed left-hander Jeremy Affeldt on the 15-day disabled list after he sustained a left knee subluxation while playing with his children a day earlier. Affeldt is 2-2 with a 5.46 ERA in 44 games this season. The ...

MLB notebook: Knee injury puts Yanks’ Sabathia on 15-day DL

By The Associated Press
Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right-knee injury that could end his season. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Monday there is no timetable for Sabathia’s return, and he kept open the possibility that the ...

MLB notebook: Wright slated to return from DL, start for Mets

By Tribune-Review
Third baseman David Wright (back) is scheduled to join the Mets on Monday in Philadelphia. Manager Terry Collins said Wright would not be used as an everyday player upon his return in order to keep him healthy. ESPN reported Wright ...

Comebacker risk forces pitchers to balance safety, comfort

By Bill West
Seconds after a line drive struck New York Yankees rookie Bryan Mitchell in the head Monday, the right-hander’s cap settled on the field, its bill ...

MLB notebook: Mets place first baseman Duda on 15-day disabled list

By The Associated Press
The Mets placed first baseman Lucas Duda on the 15-day disabled list Saturday to relieve his recurring back stiffness. Duda is scheduled to visit Los Angeles-based back specialist Dr. Robert Watkins on Monday. Assistant GM John Ricco said the Mets and ...

Around MLB: New policy on domestic violence outlined

By The Associated Press
Major League Baseball can suspend players with pay when legal charges are pending in “exceptional cases” under a new domestic violence policy signed Friday. The 13-page deal signed by the league and players association, which followed a series of high-profile domestic ...