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Cardinals dismiss manager Matheny

ST. LOUIS — Following an 8-2 loss to the Reds at Busch Stadium on Saturday, the Cardinals announced the firing of manager Mike Matheny. Hitting coach John Mabry and assistant hitting coach Bill Mueller were dismissed, as well. Bench coach Mike Shildt will take over as interim manager. … MLB News Index

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Indians' Gomes replaces Ramos on AL All-Star team

Yan Gomes is headed to Washington. The Cleveland Indians catcher was named to the American League All-Star team for the first time in his career on Saturday. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en" readability="3.9… MLB | theScore

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Rays' Ramos to miss All-Star Game due to hamstring injury

Tampa Bay Rays catcher Wilson Ramos will have to watch the All-Star Game from the sidelines. After leaving Saturday’s game early due to a tight left hamstring, Ramos – who was voted in as the American League’s starting catcher for this year’s midsummer classic – announced that he’ll have to ski… MLB | theScore

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Ramirez ties J.D. for MLB lead with 29th HR

CLEVELAND — As the first half comes to a close, the home runs keep mounting for Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez. The switch-hitting Ramirez turned on a 2-2 slider from Yankees starter CC Sabathia in the first inning at Progressive Field on Saturday for his 29th homer of the season, tying Red Sox slugger <span class="token token-p… MLB News Index

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Report: Orioles motivated to move Machado; Phillies, Brewers among finalists

The Baltimore Orioles could finally be prepared to move their biggest trade chip. With a little less than three weeks to go before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, the Orioles are reportedly making progress in trade talks involving the five-time All-Star and are motivated to get a deal done as soon as possible, according to <a href="https://twitter.com/Buster_ESPN/status/10182641395951738… MLB | ...

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Franco fields fair ball … and flips it to fan?

MIAMI — It’s safe to say Maikel Franco has no future in the umpiring business. In the sixth inning of Saturday afternoon’s matchup between the Phillies and Marlins, Franco did something you rarely see — he tossed a live ball into the seats. … MLB News Index

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Report: Yankees scouting Angels pitching

The New York Yankees appear poised to pounce if the Los Angeles Angels choose to sell before the non-waiver trade deadline. With Los Angeles sitting 14 games back in the American League West and 10 out of the second wild-card spot, the Yankees have scouted their pitching and reportedly have interest in… MLB | theScore

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After amazing catch, Pillar exits with injury

BOSTON — Blue Jays center fielder Kevin Pillar was forced to leave Saturday afternoon’s game against the Red Sox with a right sternoclavicular (SC) joint injury. Per Toronto, he will undergo imaging and further evaluation. Pillar made a diving catch to rob Brock Holt of an RBI single in the bottom of the third inning. His head-first… MLB News Index

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