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Pineda Ejected In Loss To Red Sox
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Pineda ejected for foreign substance on neck
Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda admitted to using pine tar on the baseball during the second inning of Wednesday's 5-1 loss to the Red Sox at Fenway Park, but said he did it not to cheat, rather to ensure he did not hit anyone with an errant pitch.

Tommy John stunned by surgery 'epidemic'
Former major league pitcher Tommy John says it's "unreal" that so many pitchers need elbow surgery 40 years after he was the first to undergo the procedure that now bears his name.

Reds' Chapman faces hitters, is 'electrifying'
Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman, who has been on the DL since being struck in the head by a line drive on March 19, faced live hitters for the first time since the incident on Wednesday.

Diamondbacks' Trumbo (foot) heads to DL
Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Mark Trumbo will be sidelined for an extended period of time because of a stress fracture in his left foot.

Cards' Wainwright: Knee OK, won't miss start
St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright threw a bullpen session and said his right knee feels good enough to allow him to make his next scheduled start Sunday against Pittsburgh.

McGrady makes Skeeters' roster as pitcher
Former NBA star Tracy McGrady has made the opening day roster of the Sugar Land Skeeters as a pitcher.

Cubs place OF Ruggiano (hamstring) on DL
The Chicago Cubs placed outfielder Justin Ruggiano on the disabled list with a left hamstring strain and recalled pitcher Neil Ramirez from Triple-A Iowa on Thursday.

Tanaka says going 24-0 again not impossible
One day removed from his biggest victory to date, a humbling of the defending champion Red Sox, Masahiro Tanaka would not rule out the possibility he could go on the same kind of tear he went on in Japan last year, when he finished 24-0 with Rakuten.

2B Beckham returns from DL for White Sox
The Chicago White Sox activated second baseman Gordon Beckham from the 15-day disabled list in advance of Thursday's game against the Detroit Tigers.

Kershaw to start rehab assignment Friday
The Los Angeles Dodgers could get ace Clayton Kershaw back within two weeks.

Cubs say absent Sosa must make amends
Former Chicago Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa was not invited to participate in the festivities commemorating the 100th anniversary of Wrigley Field Wednesday, and a team official says he has some work to do before being welcomed back by the organization.

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