PER­SON­NEL DEPT

The Washington Post Sunday - - BASEBALL -

Ath­let­ics: OF Matt Joyce re­ceived a two-game sus­pen­sion with­out pay for di­rect­ing a gay slur to­ward a fan in Ana­heim and he will take part in a public out­reach ini­tia­tive with an or­ga­ni­za­tion sup­port­ing the LGBTQ com­mu­nity. Ma­jor League Base­ball said Joyce’s penalty was set to be­gin Satur­day, when he also apol­o­gized. Joyce said he is “beyond sorry.”

Gi­ants: IF Pablo San­doval is back on the 25-man ros­ter. A spot for him opened when San Fran­cisco placed Bran­don Belt on the seven-day con­cus­sion dis­abled list. San­doval last played for the Gi­ants in Game 7 of the 2014 World Se­ries.

Mariners: RHP Felix Her­nan­dez (3-2, 4.02 ERA) was placed on the 10-day dis­abled list with bi­ceps ten­dini­tis.

Ori­oles: RHP Chris Till­man, the an­chor of Bal­ti­more’s ro­ta­tion since 2013, was sent to the bullpen. Till­man is 1-7 with an 8.10 ERA.

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