The Boston Red Sox optioned pitcher Alfredo Aceves to Triple-A on Wednesday. Aceves had struggled after being moved into the Red Sox rotation for an injured John Lackey.
In 17 2/3 innings of work Aceves had a 8.66 ERA and a 2.09 WHIP. After his latest outing he claimed that the strike zone was too small.
With the demotion of Aceves the Red Sox promoted catcher Ryan Lavarnway. Lavarnway’s...
Denny Hamlin will not return to action at Richmond International Raceway on Sunday. Hamlin has been out of action since a last lap crash at Fontana involving former teammate Joey Logano.
After missing the last three races Hamlin has sunk to 26th in the driver standings.
On Wednesday night he let fans know that he would not return to action at Richmond via twitter.
Stephen Strasburg took his fourth loss of the season on Wednesday as the Nationals fell to the Cardinals. Strasburg allowed three runs in the first inning but settled down to hold the Cardinals scoreless over the next six frames.
The Nationals have struggled to score in Strasburg’s starts totaling just nine runs in his five outings.
Today the Nationals scored just two runs to back...
Matt Kenseth has been docked 50 driver points as a result of rule violations at Kansas Speedway on Sunday. Kenseth’s first place finish from the race will not earn him bonus points should he qualify for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chase and his Coors Light pole award from the race will not earn him entry into the 2014 Sprint Unlimited.
Problems with the engine for the No. 20 Toyota...
Yankees first basemen Mar Teixeira will not be ready to return to the team on May 1. The return of Teixeira to the lineup will not happen until his injured wrist responds favorably to increased activity.
Teixeira tore the tendon sheath in his right wrist while preparing for the World Baseball Classic.
“Obviously, I was being as optimistic as I could,” said Teixeira. “I wish...
The Toronto Blue Jays will be without Adam Lind for Wednesday game against Baltimore. Lind will miss the game in order to be present for the birth of his child.
Without Lind the Blue Jays have moved their lineup around. Melky Cabrera will serve as the DH on Wednesday while Rajai Davis will play left field.
Thus far this year Lind had played in 17 games. He had compiled a .244/.396...
The engine of Kansas race winner Matt Kenseth has failed a post race inspection. NASCAR officials are discussion what penalties to levy against Kenseth and Joe Gibbs Racing as a result according to the Associated Press.
It is standard practice for NASCAR to take the race-winning car back to its Research and Development Center.
On Sunday Kenseth led the most laps at Kansas Speedway...
The Detroit Tigers have promoted Jose Valverde to the major league roster. In a surprise move, Tigers manager Jim Leyland considered Leyland the teams closer.
Valverde was signed by the Tigers earlier this month after the team denied interest in their former closer.
With the promotion to the major league roster, Valverde will take over the role previously occupried by Joaquin Benoit...
New York Mets starting pitcher Jon Niese has been diagnosed with a lower right leg contusion. While x-rays on Niese’s leg came back negative it is questionable whether the 26-year-old will make his next start.
Niese was hit in the right leg with a comebacker off the bat of Mark Ellis of the Dodgers.
The Mets are aleady without Johan Santana for the year after it was deamed that...
Reed Sorenson will come to Charlotte Motor Speedway with sponsorship from e-Swisher.
The No. 40 Chevrolet Camaro of TMG carried the colors of e-Swisher for the season opening race at Daytona.
Sorenson has competed in all six Nationwide Series races this season. His best finish was a 15th place run at Texas Motor Speedway last week while filling in the No. 43 for an injuried Michael Annett.
Carlos Ruiz will make his season debut for the Phillies on Sunday after playing two games at Double-A.
Ruiz was suspended for the first 25 games of the season after testing positive for amphetamines.
The Phillies will certainly welcome the bat of Ruiz back to the lineup. Last year the 34-year-old hit .325/.394/.540 with 16 home runs and 68 RBI.
During the absences of Ruiz the Phillies...
The Boston Red Sox could activate pitcher John Lackey from the disabled list on Sunday to make a start against the Houston Astros. Lackey pitched at a Double-A game on Monday going 3 2/3 scoreless innings while striking out five.
Lackey has been sidelined since suffering a right biceps strain in his first start of the season.
Th 34-year-old Lackey lasted just 4 1/3 innings in his...
Veteran NASCAR driver Kenny Wallace will make his 2013 debut on Friday night at the Toyota Care 250. Wallace will pilot the No. 29 Toyota Camry for RAB Racing.
“I’m just so excited to be returning to the NASCAR Nationwide series this weekend at a race track that I love in Richmond International Raceway, with a sponsor that has been with me for years in Toyota and Toyota Care...
Braves outfielder Jason Heyward underwent an appendectomy on Monday. Heyward began feeling ill on Sunday and went to the hospital on Monday.
The Braves will place Heyward on the disabled list.
In the absence of Heyward the Braves will use Reed Johnson and Jordan Schafer in the outfield.
Heyward currently has a .121 average to go with two home runs and five RBI this season.
David Ragain will get behind a train on Tuesday afternoon and then drive a car promoting train safety in the upcoming race at Richmond International Raceway. Ragan’s No. 34 Ford Fusion will encourage motorists and pedestrians to “Play it Safe” around trains. It is part o CSX’s ongoing campaign to promote safety around trains.
“We’re proud to partner with the team that...
Brett Anderson is “on schedule to make his next start against the Red Sox on Wednesday.
In his last outing Anderson lasted just one inning after suffering a sprain in his right ankle. Since then Anderson has thrown a side session without issues.
“I can obviously feel it a little bit when running,” Anderson said, “but other than that, it feels good.”
In four starts this...
Matt Kenseth won his second race of 2013 with a win Sunday at Kansas. It was his second consecutive win at the track after winning the fall race last year.
Matt Kenseth will lead a field of 43 cars to the green flag in Sundays race at Kansas Speedway for the STP 400. In winning the pole Kenseth set a new track record.
Coverage of the race will begin on FOX at 12:30 pm EST while the green flag is set for 1:16 pm EST.
The race will consist of 267 laps around the 1.5 mile track.
Denny Hamlin won this event last year while Kenseth captured...
Swan Racing will Honor Victims of Boston Marathon with a special “Prayers for Boston” paint scheme in this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway.
Earlier this year the team honored those lost at Sandy Hook Elementary with a special paint scheme for the Daytona 500.
“The tragedy at the Boston Marathon is shared by all Americans,” said Swan Racing owner...
The additon of Kyle Lohse to the Brewers rotation is already paying diviends.
Lohse went seven innings on Wednesday night allowing three runs as the Brewers topped the Giants. In the outing Lohse allowed six hits and a walk while striking out six.
Lohse was unable to crack into the win column but the Brewers were able to walk off in the ninth after Blake Lalli singled in Josh Prince...
Alfredo Aceves picked up his first win of the season while filling in for an injuried John Lackey.
It was the second start of the year for Aceves who went five innings allowing three runs. He held the Indians scorelss for the first five innings of the game but allowed three to start the sixth before manager John Farrell pulled him.
If Lackey is to miss his next start the Red Sox...
The New York Yankees rallied for a 4-3 win over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
CC Sabathia went eight innings, yielding three runs on six hits. With the win he is now 3-1 on the year.
The Yankees trialled going into the bottom of the seventh but rallied for four.
He’ll take on the Rays in Tampa next.
The Atlanta Braves are likely to be without Brian McCann a but longer.
McCann was in Atlanta earlier this week to have his right wrist examined. The veteran catcher complained of tenderness in the wrist.
McCann was originally expected to test his surgically-repaired shoulder behind the plate in extended spring training games later this week. It is unclear if this has created a setback...
The St. Louis Rams have re-signed veteran quarterback Kellen Clemens to a one-year contract.
Clemens, 29, appeared in two games last season while serving as the backup of Sam Bradford. He will not begin training camp higher then third on the Rams depth chart as Rams head coach Jeff Fisher has already said that second-year player Austin Davis will start camp in that role.
The Cleveland Browns have filled their vacancy at kicker. After losing long-time kicker Phil Dawson to the 49ers the Browns have added Shayne Graham.
Graham, 35, spent last season with the Houston Texans.
While with the Texans the veteran made 31-of-38 kicks. The Browns also have Brandon Bogotay under contract.