Baltimore Sun




Slugger Giancarlo Stanton could miss a few weeks because of tendinitis in his left Achilles. Limited to one at-bat during the final two games of last weekend’s series at Baltimore, the four-time All-Star was put on the 10-day injured list before Tuesday night’s Subway Series opener at the Mets. Asked whether Stanton will miss two or three weeks, Yankees manager Aaron Boone responded: “Ish — it could be shorter. We’ll see.” Stanton woke up sore Monday and asked the Yankees’ training staff to schedule him for an MRI. The team made the roster move was retroactiv­e to Sunday, which means Stanton could be activated starting Aug. 3. OF Tim Locastro was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre.

Padres: SS Fernando Tatis Jr. is back in the batter’s box, and the team’s $340 million star could face live pitching later this week. Tatis took batting practice with teammates before Tuesday’s game against the Tigers, his first rounds with the club since breaking his left wrist in spring training. The 23-yearold is expected to begin facing live pitching later this week, then begin a minor league rehab assignment before eventually making his season debut with the big league team. Tatis looked well Tuesday and hit several balls into the left-field stands.

Cubs: Willson Contreras drew a standing ovation in perhaps his last home game at Wrigley Field, then keyed an early burst in the Cubs’ 4-2 win over the Pirates 4-2 for their season-high sixth straight win. Contreras, one of three members left from the 2016 World Series title team, tipped his cap after being cheered at the plate his first time up. Contreras, an All-Star catcher who can become a free agent after this season, has acknowledg­ed this might be his last homestand as a member of the Cubs before the Aug. 2 trade deadline. He saluted the fans with a fist in his last at-bat in the seventh. Representa­tives from the Blue Jays and White Sox were in attendance.

Twins: Slugger Miguel Sano was activated from the 60-day injured list after missing nearly three months with torn meniscus in his left knee. The team also put All-Star OF Byron Buxton back in the lineup for Tuesday night’s game with the Brewers. After homering in the American League’s 3-2 All-Star Game victory, Buxton had sat out a two-game sweep of the Tigers while resting a right knee that received a platelet-rich plasma injection. Sano hurt his knee April 26 while celebratin­g the Twins’ 5-4 victory over the Tigers in a game that was decided on the final play.

Cardinals: The team put 1B Paul Goldschmid­t, 3B Nolan Arenado and C Austin Romine on the restricted list before Tuesday’s game at the Blue Jays. The Cardinals recalled OF Conner Capel and C Iván Herrera, and selected INF Cory Spangenber­g from Triple-A Memphis as substitute players for their two-game series north of the border. Foreign nationals who aren’t vaccinated against COVID-19 are not allowed to enter Canada, save for limited exceptions that require a 14-day quarantine. Unvaccinat­ed baseball players are placed on the restricted list, where they are not paid and do not accrue major league service time. Arenado will lose $384,416, Goldschmid­t $241,758 and Romine $10,989.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from United States