Wes Johnson calls decision to join LSU Tigers ‘very tough,’ as Minnesota Twins adjust to ‘unique’ in-season transition

Wes Johnson calls decision to join LSU Tigers 'very tough,' as Minnesota Twins adjust to 'unique' in-season transition

CLEVELAND — Wes Johnson knows the timing isn’t ideal for the Minnesota Twins. It’s not easy for him, either, or without some personal pain. Johnson is leaving the Twins to return to his college coaching roots, taking over as LSU’s pitching coach. He said the decision took an emotional toll on him. “Very tough,” Johnson … Read more

Minnesota Twins pitching coach Wes Johnson exiting, reportedly for same position with LSU Tigers

Minnesota Twins pitching coach Wes Johnson exiting, reportedly for same position with LSU Tigers

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Twins pitching coach Wes Johnson has informed the club he will leave his job this week, reportedly for the same role at LSU. Johnson traveled with the team on Sunday night to Cleveland, where he will stay on for the five-game series that’s scheduled through Thursday, Twins spokesman Dustin Morse said. Johnson … Read more

Seattle Mariners fan sends Jesse Winker a pizza after ejection and major brawl with Los Angeles Angels

Seattle Mariners fan sends Jesse Winker a pizza after ejection and major brawl with Los Angeles Angels

10:58 PM ET jeremy willisESPN.com A major brawl erupted in Sunday’s Seattle Mariners-Los Angeles Angels game. So a pizza was in order. It started in the second inning when Mariners outfielder Jesse Winker was hit by a pitch from Angels pitcher Andrew Wantz. The Angels pitcher had also thrown a pitch behind the head of … Read more

Eight ejected after wild brawl between Seattle Mariners, Los Angeles Angels

Eight ejected after wild brawl between Seattle Mariners, Los Angeles Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Seattle Mariners and the Los Angeles Angels engaged in a lengthy full-team brawl in the second inning Sunday after tensions over two days of inside pitches boiled over. Seattle’s Jesse Winker was hit by the first pitch of the second inning by Angels opener Andrew Wantz, who had also thrown a … Read more

Former No. 1 pick Mark Appel, 30, gets big league call-up from Philadelphia Phillies

Former No. 1 pick Mark Appel, 30, gets big league call-up from Philadelphia Phillies

Mark Appel, the 2013 No. 1 overall pick whose baseball career included a three-season absence from the sport, is getting his first major league call-up Saturday at the age of 30. The Philadelphia Phillies are bringing in the right-handed Appeal from Triple-A Lehigh Valley because reliever Connor Brogdon is on the COVID-19 injured list, interim … Read more

Francisco Lindor, Buck Showalter lead Mets past Marlins

Francisco Lindor, Buck Showalter lead Mets past Marlins

MIAMI — Buck Showalter and Francisco Lindor combined for a rare form of double trouble Friday night. First, the Mets manager won a double challenge on a double-play call in the sixth inning. Then, his star shortstop emerged to ensure it counted with a go-ahead three-run double that sent the Mets to a 5-3 victory … Read more

Los Angeles Dodgers fear Daniel Hudson suffered season-ending ACL injury in appearance vs. Atlanta Braves

Los Angeles Dodgers fear Daniel Hudson suffered season-ending ACL injury in appearance vs. Atlanta Braves

ATLANTA — Los Angeles Dodgers setup man Daniel Hudson attempted to dart off the mound to field a slow roller in Friday night’s eighth inning and twisted his left knee in the process. After the game, a 4-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves, the team learned it might have been a worst-case scenario. “It’s an … Read more

Jorge Mateo hit by pitch causes White Sox Orioles benches to clear

Jorge Mateo hit by pitch causes White Sox Orioles benches to clear

CHICAGO — There were thankfully no hits involved when benches and bullpens emptied during the top of the second inning in Baltimore’s 4-1 victory over the White Sox Friday night at Guaranteed Rate Field. That disruption came after White Sox starter Michael Kopech hit Baltimore shortstop Jorge Mateo on the back with a 99 mph … Read more