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  • Royals activate Hosmer amid series of moves

    September 1, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - First baseman Eric Hosmer was activated from the disabled list and first-round draft pick Brandon Finnegan was promoted from Double-A Northwest Arkansas in a flurry of roster moves by the Royals on Monday.Hosmer, who had been out with a fractured right hand, was 3 for 10 in two rehab games for Triple-A Omaha. Designated hitter Billy Butler had started in his place.

  • Pirates recall Cole to start Monday

    September 1, 2014

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Pittsburgh Pirates recalled right-handed pitcher Gerrit Cole from rookie-level Bristol to start Monday's game against St. Louis.Right-handed relief pitcher Stolmy Pimentel has returned from rehab with Double-A Altoona and has been activated from the 15-day disabled list.

  • Dustin Pedroia remains out of Boston lineup

    September 1, 2014

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is out of the lineup for the second straight game because of concussion-like symptoms.Red Sox manager John Farrell said before Monday's game against Tampa Bay that Pedroia is feeling a little better but still experiencing symptoms. Farrell is not optimistic about Pedroia playing in a three-game series with the New York Yankees that begins Tuesday night.

  • Orioles add pitchers Saunders, Meek and Gausman

    September 1, 2014

    BALTIMORE (AP) - Left-hander Joe Saunders is back in the major leagues, returning to the Baltimore Orioles after pitching with Triple-A Norfolk.Saunders had a 1.50 ERA in 10 appearances with the Tides. He was signed after going 0-5 with Texas in a stint that ended with a poor showing against the Orioles at Camden Yards.

  • Twins to add Pinto, 7 others to roster

    September 1, 2014

    BALTIMORE (AP) - The Minnesota Twins intend to add eight players to their roster, including catcher Josmil Pinto and four pitchers.The moves were announced Monday before Minnesota concluded a four-game series at Camden Yards. The players were expected to join the team Tuesday, when the Twins host the Chicago White Sox.

  • Houston Astros fire manager Bo Porter

    September 1, 2014

    HOUSTON (AP) - The Houston Astros fired manager Bo Porter on Monday, saying the dismissal had less to do with the team's 59-79 record than the need for ''new direction'' and a ''united message throughout the entire organization.''Porter was in his second season with the Astros and was succeeded by interim manager Tom Lawless, who worked in Houston's minor league system. Lawless' first game in charge is Tuesday night at home against the first-place Los Angeles Angels.

  • Diamondbacks reinstate Hudson, Ross

    September 1, 2014

    PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Diamondbacks have reinstated Daniel Hudson from the disabled, and the right-hander will likely work in relief in his return from two Tommy John operations.Arizona also reinstated outfielder Cody Ross from the 15-day disabled list with a strained left calf.

  • For sale: Century-old cards of Ty Cobb, Cy Young

    September 1, 2014

    BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) - A baseball fan took up smoking a century ago and with it acquired another habit: holding onto little cards that bore the faces of baseball's earliest greats.Now, the trove of more than 1,400 tobacco cards featuring a slew of Hall of Famers like Cy Young and Ty Cobb - the legacy of a teenage smoker whose family hung onto a collection that dates to 1909 - is going up for auction.

  • Talented sluggers could decide playoff races

    September 1, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) - Two sluggers with lingering questions. A catcher returning from injury. A pitcher headed for a big payday, and baseball's most famous panda.The final month of the season offers a chance for redemption for Josh Hamilton of the Angels and Bryce Harper of the Nationals. Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is back from a right thumb injury, and Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer is putting together a fitting encore to his Cy Young Award season from a year ago.

  • Expanded rosters give managers more flexibility

    September 1, 2014

    The Cleveland Indians have played their way back into the thick of the playoff race, but the grind is only beginning.Manager Terry Francona's team does not have another off day on the schedule until Sept. 25. That's a full month after Cleveland's previous off day, which was Aug. 25.