The New York Yankees acquired designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion in a trade with the Seattle Mariners on Saturday, according to multiple reports.
Multiple outlets report the Mariners and Yankees will split the remainder of Encarnacion’s contract, and the Yankees will send back pitching prospect Juan Then, who was traded from the Mariners to the Yankees in November of 2017.
Encarnacion - Seattle - Games - Back - League
The 36-year-old Encarnacion, who has missed Seattle’s last three games due to soreness in his back, is leading the American League in home runs with 21 this season, his first with the Mariners. In his 15th season, he has hit 401 home runs during a career that also included stints with the Cincinnati Reds and Toronto Blue Jays.
He was dealt to Seattle by the Cleveland Indians in December for Carlos Santana and cash as part of a three-team trade that sent Jake Bauers from the Tampa Bay Rays to Cleveland.
Chicago - Cubs - Kyle - Hendricks - List
–The Chicago Cubs placed right-hander Kyle Hendricks on the 10-day injured list, one day after he struggled during a loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Cubs said Hendricks is suffering from shoulder inflammation. He lasted just 4 2/3 innings against the Dodgers and gave up five runs and six hits.
Hendricks - ERA - Starts - Season - Starts
Hendricks, who is 7-5 with a 3.36 ERA in 14 starts this season, had won three straight starts and six consecutive decisions prior to Friday’s rough outing.
— Atlanta Braves left-hander Sean Newcomb exited his start against the Philadelphia Phillies after getting hit in the back of the head with a line drive.
Inning - Comebacker - Phillies - JT - Realmuto
In the third inning, a comebacker hit by Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto hit off Newcomb’s head and into the Philadelphia dugout for a ground-rule double. The line drive exited Realmuto’s bat at 102 mph. Newcomb turned his head away before impact but was still hit squarely.
A trainer came to check on Newcomb before he...
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