New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman calls comments by Houston Astros owner Jim Crane ‘deflection’

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman calls comments by Houston Astros owner Jim Crane 'deflection'

10:01 PM ET Marly RiveraESPNWriter Close Marly Rivera is a writer for ESPNdeportes.com and ESPN.com. CHICAGO — Nice try, Jim. That was Brian Cashman’s sarcastic response when addressing Astros owner Jim Crane’s comments against the Yankees’ general manager concerning Houston’s sign-stealing scandal. “I don’t think anybody’s going to dance to the tune he’s singing,” Cashman … Read more

Cleveland Guardians have no new COVID-19 cases; pitching coach Carl Willis to manage

Multiple positive COVID-19 tests in Cleveland Guardians organization; game vs. Chicago White Sox postponed

The Cleveland Guardians reported no new COVID-19 cases Thursday, a day after an outbreak inside their clubhouse caused a postponement in Chicago and sent manager Terry Francona and five coaches home from a road trip. The team said pitching coach Carl Willis will serve as the club’s acting manager for a three-game series this weekend … Read more

Chicago Cubs shortstop Nico Hoerner leaves game after colliding with umpire, day-to-day

Chicago Cubs shortstop Nico Hoerner leaves game after colliding with umpire, day-to-day

SAN DIEGO — Chicago Cubs shortstop Nico Hoerner came out of Wednesday’s series finale against the Padres with a sprained right ankle an inning after colliding with second base umpire Dan Iassogna in center field. Hoerner was on the ground in pain after the collision in the first inning and was tended to by a … Read more

Former Chicago White Sox trainer Brian Ball sues GM Rick Hahn, team over termination in 2020

Former Chicago White Sox trainer Brian Ball sues GM Rick Hahn, team over termination in 2020

CHICAGO — A former athletic trainer for the White Sox is alleging in a lawsuit that he was fired by the team because of his sexual orientation, age and disability. The actions of White Sox general manager Rick Hahn and the club, according to the lawsuit filed Monday in Cook County, caused Brian Ball “significant … Read more

Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich becomes sixth player in MLB history to hit for three cycles in career

Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich becomes sixth player in MLB history to hit for three cycles in career

The Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich joined an exclusive club Wednesday, hitting for the third cycle of his career during a 14-11 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. Yelich’s three career cycles tie him with five other players for the MLB lead. Trea Turner was the most recent player to accomplish the feat, doing so on his … Read more

Multiple positive COVID-19 tests in Cleveland Guardians organization; game vs. Chicago White Sox postponed

Multiple positive COVID-19 tests in Cleveland Guardians organization; game vs. Chicago White Sox postponed

The Cleveland Guardians’ game against the Chicago White Sox has been postponed because of multiple positive COVID-19 tests within the Guardians organization, Major League Baseball announced Wednesday. The game was postponed to allow for continued testing and contact tracing. MLB will provide a rescheduling update when it becomes available. It was announced earlier Wednesday that … Read more

Gio Urshela breaks up Justin Verlander’s shot for fourth no-hitter

Gio Urshela breaks up Justin Verlander’s shot for fourth no-hitter

MINNEAPOLIS — After two frustrating years, Astros ace Justin Verlander was uncertain about his baseball future. The two-time Cy Young Award winner pitched just one game in 2020 and 2021 combined, missing all of last season following Tommy John surgery. Verlander is back to his old self — just like that guy with all those … Read more

San Diego Padres manager Bob Melvin to have prostate surgery Wednesday, hopes to miss only part of road trip

San Diego Padres manager Bob Melvin to have prostate surgery Wednesday, hopes to miss only part of road trip

SAN DIEGO — San Diego Padres manager Bob Melvin says he’ll have prostate surgery Wednesday and hopes he misses only part of a forthcoming road trip. Melvin said he doesn’t think he has cancer, “but they won’t know until they get in there.” He was in street clothes during his pregame session with the media … Read more

New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom moved from 10-day IL to 60-day IL

New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom moved from 10-day IL to 60-day IL

WASHINGTON — Two-time Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom was moved to the 60-day injured list by the New York Mets on Tuesday in a procedural move that does not necessarily indicate any news about his progress in returning from a stress reaction on his right shoulder blade. DeGrom has not pitched this season and … Read more