Joyce suspended for his anti-gay slur.
Athletics outfielder Matt Joyce received a two-game suspension without pay for directing an anti-gay slur toward a fan in Anaheim, Calif. Major League Baseball announced the suspension Saturday, saying Joyce will take part in a public outreach initiative with PFLAG, a family and ally organization supporting the LGBTQ community. … The Mariners put Felix Hernandez on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to Wednesday, with biceps tendinitis. … The Orioles sent right-hander Chris Tillman to the bullpen, where they hope he can regain the form that enabled him to anchor the rotation since 2013. Tillman began the season on the disabled list with a shoulder injury, won his first game May 7, then went winless in his next 14 starts. He is 1-7 with an 8.10 ERA. … The Royals are likely to place allstar catcher Salvador Perez on the disabled list before a doubleheader Sunday against the Mariners. … The Pirates claimed veteran utility infielder Sean Rodriguez off waivers from Atlanta and sent the Braves minor-league infielder Connor Joe in return. — The Associated Press