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MLB notebook: Cardinals lose Adams 3-4 months with quad injury

By The Associated Press
The Cardinals said first baseman Matt Adams (Slippery Rock) will miss three to four months with a right quadriceps strain. Earlier Wednesday, the team placed Adams on the 15-day disabled list, but general manager John Mozeliak said Adams’ injury was severe and he likely was going to miss more than 15 ...

MLB notebook: Phillies GM Amaro apologizes to fans for remarks

By The Associated Press
Embattled general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. apologized to Phillies fans for saying they “don’t understand the game” and the “process” that goes into constructing a team. Speaking before the Phillies played the Mets at Citi Field on Tuesday night, Amaro said ...

MLB notebook: Orioles reliever Matusz suspended for 8 games, appeals

Wire Reports
Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz was suspended eight games by Major League Baseball for having a foreign substance on his arm during a game in Miami. Matusz immediately appealed and was in uniform Monday for Baltimore’s game against the Astros. He will ...

MLB notebook: Giants designate veteran McGehee for assignment

By The Associated Press
The Giants designated third baseman Casey McGehee for assignment Sunday and recalled right-hander Hunter Strickland from Triple-A Sacramento. McGehee, a former Pirates player who was acquired from the Marlins in December, was hitting .200 with nine RBIs in 35 games ...

MLB notebook: Bad back puts Mets’ Wright back on shelf

Wire Reports
Mets third baseman David Wright has been shut down for at least another week because of a back problem, further delaying his return from the disabled list. Wright hasn’t played since mid-April. He originally went on the disabled list with hamstring ...

MLB notebook: Brewers reliever Smith suspended 8 games for using foreign substance on arm

By The Associated Press
Brewers reliever Will Smith was suspended for eight games for having a foreign substance on his pitching arm during a game at Atlanta. MLB said Smith plans to appeal, so the penalty is on hold. Consequently, Smith was available for Friday ...

MLB notebook: Rose’s role at All-Star Game remains undetermined

By The Associated Press
• Pete Rose’s role at the All-Star game in Cincinnati will be determined by Major League Baseball and the Reds after learning of his other obligations. Rose began work as a studio analyst for Fox this month. The network will ...

MLB notebook: Yankees owner says A-Rod has been ‘great asset’

Wire Reports
Now that Alex Rodriguez is back and producing, the Yankees have put all the acrimony in the past. Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner is pleased with A-Rod’s performance in his return from a season-long drug suspension. The 39-year-old, shifted to primarily designated ...

MLB notebook: Dodgers sign Cuban INF to 6-year, $62.5M deal

By The Associated Press
Cuban infielder Hector Olivera and the Dodgers finalized a $62.5 million, six-year contract. The agreement was reached in late March and was announced Tuesday after the 30-year-old successfully completed a physical. He gets a $28 million signing bonus, of which $12 million ...

MLB notebook: Marlins’ Jennings swaps GM job for turn as manager

Wire Reports
Even the mother of the Marlins’ new manager is questioning the wisdom of the choice. Marlins general manager Dan Jennings was selected Monday to replace Mike Redmond in the dugout. Jennings has 31 years of experience in professional baseball, but he ...

MLB notebook: Marlins fire manager Redmond after 16-22 start

Wire Reports
Twelve years ago, when the Marlins were 16-22, owner Jeffrey Loria fired his manager and the team went on to win the World Series. Miami is hoping for a repeat. With that same 16-22 record, Loria fired manager Mike Redmond on Sunday ...

MLB notebook: Giants activate OF Pence from disabled list

Wire Reports
The Giants activated right fielder Hunter Pence off the disabled list Saturday, giving the defending World Series champions a big boost to their struggling offense. Pence was hit by a pitch during spring training and broke the left forearm just above ...

MLB notebook: Giants outfielder Pence on verge of rejoining team

By The Associated Press
Outfielder Hunter Pence was on his way to rejoin the Giants on Friday night, fully recovered from a broken forearm. Manager Bruce Bochy said Pence felt good after a one-week rehab assignment in the minors and was flying to Cincinnati. He ...

MLB notebook: Famous All-Star Game collision won’t be repeated in Cincinnati

By The Associated Press
One of the most famous All-Star endings won’t be repeated when the game returns to Cincinnati this summer. Cincinnati’s Pete Rose bowled over Cleveland’s Ray Fosse to end the 1970 All-Star Game at Riverfront Stadium. Fosse suffered a significant shoulder injury ...

MLB notebook: Posada calls out former teammates for steroid use

Wire Reports
Former Yankees catcher Jorge Posada believes known steroid users, including Alex Rodriguez, do not belong in the Hall of Fame. Posada made his comments to CBS News correspondent Mark Strassmann on Wednesday’s “CBS This Morning” show. Strassmann asked Posada about players such ...

MLB takes pride in its ball security

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK — Even before Tom Brady was penalized, Major League Baseball boosted its prevent defense. As part of a new security plan this season to further safeguard game balls, an MLB representative now watches them get carried by a clubhouse ...