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Boone tossed, directs profane rant at rookie ump

NEW YORK -- Yankees manager Aaron Boone went on a profane rant Thursday after rookie umpire Brennan Miller called Brett Gardner out on strikes in the second inning of a doubleheader opener against Tampa Bay.Miller, umpiring behind the plate...

Trout returns to Angels lineup after 3 games out

Los Angeles Angels superstar Mike Trout is back in the lineup after missing three games because of a calf injury.Trout is batting second as the designated hitter for the final game of the series with the Houston Astros.Trout left...

Dodgers fuming after Phils’ Neris curses them out

The Dodgers are irate with Philadelphia Phillies reliever Hector Neris, who celebrated his save against them Thursday with a fist pump and then a staredown into the Los Angeles dugout."Neris got the save and looked right into our dugout...

Eovaldi strikes out side, set to join Boston bullpen

Nathan Eovaldi struck out three in a scoreless inning of relief in his first rehab appearance for Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday and is poised to join the Boston Red Sox bullpen this weekend.The hard-throwing right-hander has been on the...

Catch-22: Reds scramble to fill spot after injuries

CINCINNATI -- The Reds are down to their fourth and fifth catchers after placing two more on the injured list Thursday.Curt Casali went on the 10-day injured list with a right knee sprain that manager David Bell said could...

DiMuro, full-time MLB umpire since ’99, retires

NEW YORK -- Mike DiMuro, among three father-son duos to work home plate in a major league no-hitter, is retiring after two decades as an umpire.He is being replaced on the big league staff by Chad Whitson, the commissioner's...

Mo wasn’t afraid to chew out ‘somebody who needed it. Like me’: A-Rod on...

Editor's note: Alex Rodriguez has a unique relationship with the four players voted into the 2019 Hall of Fame class. He was teammates with three of them (Mariano Rivera, Edgar Martinez and Mike Mussina) and played against Roy Halladay...

Rangers lefty Minor getting sick of trade talk

Texas Rangers left-hander Mike Minor is already tired of being connected to possible trades.Minor, an All-Star for the first time this season, saw his name bubble up again Wednesday, with MLB Network reporting that he is "an increasingly likely...

Why Mariano Rivera is two Hall of Famers in one

Mariano Rivera was the greatest regular-season reliever of all time and the greatest postseason reliever of all time. That's why he's a first-ballot Hall of Famer. Simple enough.But Bill James' old line about Rickey Henderson -- "If you could...

Trout hopeful to return to Angels lineup Thursday

Los Angeles Angels All-Star outfielder Mike Trout was out of the lineup for the third straight game Wednesday night against the Houston Astros due to a calf injury.An MRI performed on Monday revealed a small strain in his right...