Indians: Hall of Famer Jim Thome’s No. 25 has been retired by the Cleveland Indians.
The club’s career home run leader, Thome was honored during a ceremony Saturday before the Indians hosted Baltimore. Thome belted 337 of his 612 homers during two stints with the Indians and his powerful swing helped the club rise from a perennial laughingstock to one of baseball’s best teams in the 1990s.
Nationals: Washington put starter pitcher Jeremy Hellickson on the 10-day disabled list with a right wrist sprain and recalled pitcher Jefry Rodriguez to start against the Miami Marlins. The 31-year-old Hellickson is 5-3 with a 3.57 ERA in 18 starts.
The Nationals also recalled pitcher Jimmy Cordero from Syracuse and optioned reliever Trevor Gott to Triple-A.
Yankees: Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte and Jorge Posada returned to the Bronx for the New York Yankees’ celebration of their 1998 World Series championship team, which racked up a thenAL record 114 wins and added 11 more in the postseason to set a major league record with 125 victories.
Giants: San Francisco activated reliever Hunter Strickland from the 60day disabled list. Strickland broke his pinkie finger on his right hand when he punched a door in frustration after a blown save against Miami on June 18.
Tigers: Detroit acquired minor league right-hander Nolan Blackwood from Oakland as a player to be named in the deal that sent pitcher Mike Fiers to the A’s.