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MLB notebook: Umpire West suspended 1 game

By Tribune-Review
• Umpire Joe West was suspended for one game without pay for grabbing the jersey of Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon. Major League Baseball executive Joe Torre said in a statement Wednesday that West “admitted that there was a better way to handle the situation.” Papelbon was suspended seven games and …

MLB notebook: Suspended O’s slugger Davis helps lift overturned pickup on interstate

By Wire Reports
• Suspended Orioles slugger Chris Davis was among a group of people who lifted an overturned pickup that had thrown one person from it and had another pinned under it on I-295 on Tuesday, MASNSports.com reported. The Orioles confirmed the …

MLB notebook: Phillies closer Papelbon suspended 7 games for lewd gesture

By Tribune-Review
• Major League Baseball suspended Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon seven games and fined him an undisclosed amount for making an obscene gesture toward fans after blowing a save during Sunday’s loss to the Marlins. He will begin serving the suspension …

MLB notebook: Dodgers’ rookie in line to start for Ryu

By Wire Reports
• Rookie Carlos Frias threw a bullpen session before Sunday’s game against the Giants, putting him on track to start the Dodgers’ Wednesday night game in Colorado instead of Hyun-Jin Ryu, MLB.com  reported. Ryu will have an MRI on his …

MLB notebook: Marlins’ Stanton could return before season concludes

By Wire Reports
PHILADELPHIA — Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, who was hit in the face by a pitch against the Brewers on Thursday, is scheduled to get his stitches removed on Tuesday and undergo more tests. Stanton, who returned to Miami on Friday, …

Orioles slugger Davis suspended 25 games

By The Associated Press
The Orioles’ Chris Davis, last season’s American League home run champion, was suspended 25 games for using amphetamines, a punishment that began Friday and will extend into the postseason. Baltimore started play Friday leading the AL East by 10 games …

MLB notebook: Wright scratched from lineup; Murphy returns from DL

By The Associated Press
• D avid Wright will miss the rest of the season because of a troublesome left shoulder. The Mets announced after Tuesday night’s game with the  Rockies that an MRI showed inflammation in the rotator cuff. The third baseman will …

MLB notebook: League looking into home-plate collision rule

By Wire Reports
With the playoffs fast approaching and rampant confusion among players and managers over the home-plate collision rule enacted this year, the commissioner’s office and the players’ union are working to clarify the rule so that it does not become an …

MLB notebook: Jeter thanks Yankees fans on his day

By The Associated Press
• Derek Jeter remained as cool and collected as his play at shortstop over the past two decades when the New York Yankees honored their retiring captain with a 45-minute ceremony that included appearances by NBA great Michael Jordan and …

MLB notebook: Rangers manager Washington unexpectedly resigns

By The Associated Press
• Rangers manager Ron Washington unexpectedly resigned Friday, saying he needs to devote his full attention to an “off-the-field personal matter.” The stunning announcement came one day after the Rangers lost their sixth straight game and became the first team …

MLB notebook: Reds’ Bailey to have elbow surgery

By Wire Reports
Reds pitcher Homer Bailey will undergo elbow surgery Friday to repair a torn flexor tendon. Bailey has been on the disabled list since Aug. 16. Head athletic trainer Paul Lessard said Bailey “should be ready to go by spring training.” …

Statistically speaking: Cubs’ Alcantara, Baez, Soler come up swinging

By David Golebiewski
The Chicago Cubs’ days as NL Central pushovers finally might end now that top-hitting talents like Arismendy Alcantara, Javier Baez and Jorge Soler have reached the majors. All three cracked double-digit home runs and slugged north of .500 at Triple-A …

MLB notebook: Dodgers’ Mattingly says Beckett likely out for year

By Tribune-Review
MLB.com reported Dodgers right-hander Josh Beckett likely won’t pitch again this season according to manager Don Mattingly. “He threw the other day, and it went OK,” Mattingly said. “Still, I don’t think that leaves us enough time to get him …

MLB notebook: Tigers’ Verlander skirts issue of nude photos

By Tribune-Review
• Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander spoke to reporters for the first time about leaked nude photos of him and girlfriend Kate Upton that surfaced during Labor Day weekend. “I’m not going to comment on my personal life,” Verlander said in …

MLB notebook: Astros fire manager amid dismal season

By Tribune-Review
The Astros fired manager Bo Porter on Monday, saying the dismissal had less to do with the team’s 59-79  record than the need for “new direction” and a “united message throughout the entire organization.” Porter was in his second season …

MLB notebook: Brewers acquire reliever Broxton from Reds

By Wire Reports
• The NL Central-leading Brewers acquired right-handed reliever Jonathan Broxton from the Reds on Sunday for two players to be named. The 30-year-old Broxton is 4-2 with a 1.86 ERA and seven saves in 51 appearances this season, and he …