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Around MLB: Tigers' Ausmus jokes about beating his wife

| Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 7:24 p.m.

• Tigers manager Brad Ausmus apologized for making a sarcastic remark after Detroit's latest loss when he told reporters that he beats his wife when his team isn't playing well. Ausmus, clearly trying to joke, said: “I beat my wife.” After a brief pause, he said: “I'm just kidding around. No, luckily my wife and kids are fantastic. I do get a little mopey at home, but my wife and kids are good.”

• Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez was activated from the 15-day disabled list Wednesday. The team optioned left-hander Xavier Cedeno to Triple-A Syracuse. With the Nationals this season, Gonzalez is 3-4 with a 4.62 ERA in nine starts.

• Indians outfielder Michael Brantley was diagnosed with a concussion and likely will be out of the lineup until Saturday. He was injured trying to break up a double play sliding into second base in the third inning Monday. The Indians also activated right-hander Zach McAllister from the 15-day disabled list and designated left-hander Josh Outman for assignment. McAllister hasn't pitched since May 21 because of a sore back. He began the season in the rotation and is 3-4 with a 5.89 ERA in 10 starts. Outman was acquired from Colorado in December.

• Red Sox pitcher Brandon Workman lost an appeal of his six-game suspension for throwing near the head of Tampa Bay's Evan Longoria. Workman is 1-0 with a 2.88 ERA in eight games.

• Veteran right-hander Brad Penny has agreed to a minor league contract with the Marlins pending a physical. The 36-year-old hasn't pitched in the majors since 2012, when he appeared in 22 games with San Francisco, all in relief, and had an ERA of 6.11.

— Wire reports

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