Sandberg quits as Phillies manager
Ryne Sandberg resigned Friday as Philadelphia Phillies manager with the team mired in the NL East cellar at 26- 48, worst record in the major leagues. Sandberg, 55, went 119- 159 over parts of three seasons, including 73- 89 in 2014, his only full season. Third base coach Pete Mackanin took over as interim manager before Friday’s game against Washington.
Minnesota put rookie outfielder Byron Buxton on the 15- day disabled list because of a sprained left thumb, an injury that will sideline one of baseball’s top prospects for at least a month. . . . San Francisco reliever Jeremy Affeldt went on the DL because of a left shoulder strain. . . . Infielder Anthony Rendon, who missed Washington’s f irst 52 games with knee and oblique injuries, returned to the DL with a quadriceps strain. . . . Houston put reliever Chad Qualls on the DL because of a pinched nerve in his neck and recalled f irst baseman Jon Singleton. . . . Toronto activated rookie second baseman Devon Travis, who missed nearly six weeks with a shoulder injury.