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MLB notebook: White Sox say suspended pitcher Sale will start Thursday

• The White Sox on Monday announced ace Chris Sale will start Thursday against the crosstown Cubs in his first appearance since he was suspended ...

Cubs acquire closer Chapman from Yankees

CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs acquired hard-throwing reliever Aroldis Chapman in a trade with the New York Yankees on Monday, giving the NL Central leaders ...

MLB notebook: ChiSox suspend Sale 5 days for ruining uniforms

The White Sox suspended ace Chris Sale five days without pay for destroying collared throwback uniforms the team was scheduled to wear. The White Sox announced ...

MLB notebook: White Sox's Sale sent home after uniform dispute

White Sox ace Chris Sale was scratched from his start against the Tigers on Saturday after he was involved in what the team said was ...

MLB notebook: Blue Jays catcher Martin out at least 2 days after collapsing in shower

An off-day trip to the health club knocked out Toronto catcher Russell Martin. Feeling "woozy" after an extended spell in the sauna at his Toronto ...

MLB notebook: Commissioner Manfred would consider limiting role of relievers

Commissioner Rob Manfred said on ESPN's "Mike and Mike" show Thursday that Major League Baseball is looking into limiting the use of relief pitchers in ...

MLB notebook: Draft bonus costs increase 7.4 percent

Major league teams have spent a record $267.95 million on signing bonuses for players drafted last month, a 7.4 percent increase from last year's total ...

Starkey: Manfred must hammer Cardinals

American justice often makes little sense. That much is affirmed in reviewing the federal case dauntingly titled, "The United States of America Versus Christopher Correa." ...

MLB notebook: Dodgers shut down Kershaw because of back pain

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw won't pitch this week against Washington because of nagging back pain. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Kershaw will not come off the ...

MLB notebook: Former Cardinals executive sentenced to 46 months in prison

A federal judge sentenced former Cardinals scouting director Christopher Correa to nearly four years in prison Monday for hacking the Astros' player personnel database and ...

MLB notebook: Indians catcher Gomes carted off after suffering shoulder injury

Indians catcher Yan Gomes was carted off the field during the fifth inning of Sunday's game against the Twins with a right shoulder injury. Running ...

MLB notebook: Blue Jays first baseman Smoak signs 2-year contract extension

First baseman Justin Smoak agreed to a two-year contract extension worth $8.25 million with the Blue Jays. The contract announced by the team Saturday will pay ...

MLB notebook: Braves' Freeman has cancerous mole removed

Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman was in the lineup Friday after having a cancerous mole surgically removed from his upper back three days ago. He received ...

MLB notebook: Padres trade left-handed starter Pomeranz to BoSox

The Padres agreed to trade left-hander Drew Pomeranz to the Red Sox for top pitching prospect Anderson Espinoza, sources told the San Diego Union-Tribune on ...

MLB notebook: Darvish to return Saturday

Yu Darvish is set to make his return to the Rangers' rotation Saturday. The AL West leaders said Darvish threw a bullpen session Wednesday and is ...

Pirates' Melancon records out, Marte singles, but AL wins All-Star Game 

SAN DIEGO — Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez made sure the Kansas City Royals will start at home, sweet, home if they get a chance ...