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.