Mark Budzinski’s daughter Julia, 17, died in boating accident

RICHMOND, Va. — The 17-year-old daughter of Toronto Blue Jays first base coach Mark Budzinski died in a boating accident in Virginia over the weekend, authorities said Monday. Julia Budzinski was one of two girls who fell off a tube being pulled behind a boat on the James River in Richmond on Saturday, Virginia Department … Read more

Seiya Suzuki hits go-ahead inside-the-park home run

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Mets not thrilled with Jacob deGrom’s high velocity in rehab start

CINCINNATI — Jacob deGrom’s 100 mph heat in his return to game action didn’t thrill Mets officials, but the high velocity was also understood. “What are you going to do?” manager Buck Showalter said Monday, a day after deGrom threw 24 pitches for Single-A St. Lucie in his first rehab start since beginning the season … Read more

Washington Nationals star Juan Soto says he’s avoided major calf injury

WASHINGTON — Washington Nationals star Juan Soto said an MRI on his left calf showed no damage after he left Sunday’s game against the Miami Marlins because of tightness. “Everything was fine,” Soto said. “We gonna be good. They said it’s just a little tight, so just going to take a couple days and see … Read more

Frankie Montas exits start vs. Mariners with shoulder tightness

SEATTLE — The buzz surrounding Frankie Montas as one of baseball’s most sought-after pitchers ahead of the the Aug. 2 Trade Deadline has only heightened with each start. An early exit on Sunday, however, now leaves his immediate future from him in question. On a cold Seattle afternoon with heavy rainfall in the surrounding area … Read more

Spencer Strider ties career-high in strikeouts in Braves win

CINCINNATI — Braves starting pitcher Spencer Strider had a certain confidence in his step as he strutted to the mound for Saturday’s outing. Whether it was from the warmth alongside the Ohio River, a quicker pregame warm-up or a combination of the two, one thing was apparent: Strider felt loose. After giving the Reds a … Read more

Former No. 1 pick Mark Appel makes ‘surreal’ MLB debut at age 30, pitches scoreless 9th for Philadelphia Phillies

Former No. 1 overall pick Mark Appel, a month shy of his 31st birthday, made his major debut Wednesday night and pitched a scoreless ninth inning for the Philadelphia Phillies. At 30 years and 349 days, Appel — whose baseball career included a three-season absence from the sport — is the oldest ever former top … Read more