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MLB notebook: Fox Sports hires Pete Rose as studio analyst

By Wire Reports
Pete Rose is getting back in baseball while he awaits a ruling on his reinstatement request — as a television analyst. The career hits leader, who agreed to a lifetime ban from the sport 26 years ago, has been hired by Fox as a guest studio analyst. “We informed baseball of Pete’s ...

MLB notebook: Cracked rib sidelines Jays’ Reyes vs. Braves

By The Associated Press
Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes has a cracked rib on his left side and will miss this weekend’s series against Atlanta. Reyes won’t play again until at least Tuesday against Baltimore. Toronto is off Monday. Reyes said he believes he got hurt ...

Hamstring strain sends Brewers outfielder Gomez to DL

By The Associated Press
All-Star outfielder Carlos Gomez has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Milwaukee Brewers because of a strained right hamstring. The move was retroactive to Thursday. The Brewers held off on a roster decision until Friday, when utility …

MLB notebook: Mets 3B Wright placed on DL with strained hamstring

By Tribune-Review
The Mets placed third baseman David Wright on the disabled list Wednesday with a strained right hamstring. The 32-year-old Mets captain suffered the injury while sliding into second base on a stolen base attempt late in Tuesday night’s game ...

MLB notebook: Royals outfielder Rios out indefinitely with broken hand

By Tribune-Review
The Royals suffered their first loss of the season: Right fielder Alex Rios was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a broken bone in his left hand. Rios was hit by a pitch Monday in the eighth ...

MLB notebook: MLB investigating string of positive steroid tests

By The Associated Press
Commissioner Rob Manfred said MLB is investigating four recent positive tests for the steroid Stanozolol along “the same model” as its 2013 Biogenesis probe. Injured Mets closer Jenrry Me jia was suspended for 80 games Saturday, the fourth player in ...

MLB notebook: Indians catcher Gomes expected to be out 6-8 weeks

Wire Reports
Yan Gomes could be out of the Indians’ lineup for two months, a major blow to a team expected to contend this season. Gomes, one of the Indians’ best players, suffered a “moderate” sprain of the medial collateral ligament in his right ...

MLB notebook: Mets reliever suspended 80 games for PEDs

Wire Reports
Mets manager Terry Collins was shocked to learn Saturday that relief pitcher Jenrry Mejia had tested positive for the performance-enhancing substance Stanozolol. Major League Baseball has suspended Mejia for 80 games. “We’re very disappointed, extremely disappointed,” Collins said. “We ...

MLB notebook: Rangers starter Holland out at least 6 weeks

By Tribune-Review
Rangers starting pitcher Derek Holland pitched only one inning in the home opener Friday, and now will be out at least six weeks with a shoulder problem. Holland exited against Houston because of tightness in his left shoulder that ...

MLB notebook: Tigers set AL record shutout streak to open season

By Tribune-Review
The Tigers set a modern-day American League record Thursday by extending their season-starting shutout streak to 24 innings. After blanking Minnesota in the first two games of the season — started by David Price and Anibal Sanchez — Shane Greene ...

MLB notebook: As expected, Tigers place Verlander on disabled list

Wire Reports
• Justin Verlander (strained right triceps)officially went on the 15-day disabled list, and the Tigers called up left-hander Kyle Lobstein to take his place in the starting rotation. Detroit announced last week that Verlander would go on the DL for ...

MLB notebook: Brewers’ Braun misses game with minor injury

Wire Reports
Milwaukee outfielder Ryan Braun was not in the starting lineup against Colorado on Tuesday night, a day after leaving the Brewers’ opener because of a strain in his right side. Braun had an MRI on Tuesday morning. “The results were good,” ...

MLB notebook: Fans at Yankee Stadium warmly greet A-Rod during return

Wire Reports
Alex Rodriguez listened to the cheers and waved his cap. He worked an eight-pitch walk, lined an opposite-field single into right field and flied out. After a grievance, multiple lawsuits and public threats, followed by the inevitable apology, seemingly scripted contrition ...

MLB notebook: Padres, Braves pull off big trade on eve of Opening Day

By Tribune-Review
The Padres pulled off another blockbuster trade on the eve of Opening Day, acquiring All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel and outfielder Melvin Upton from the Braves for outfielders Carlos Quentin and Cameron Maybin, plus two minor leaguers and a draft pick. The ...

MLB preview: Flyover country is no longer irrelevant in baseball

By Travis Sawchik
Geography is destiny. The idea, championed by a number of academics, is that location explains the success and failures of societies. The theory perhaps ...

MLB preview: McCutchen makes analysts pause in debate for game’s best player

By Rob Biertempfel
His gut immediately told him the answer was Mike Trout. Yet something made MLB Network and Fox Sports analyst Harold Reynolds pause a moment and reconsider ...