Baseball-Major League Baseball roundup

Baseball-Major League Baseball roundup
By Reuters

16/09/2017 at 00:58Updated 16/09/2017 at 01:01

Sept 15 (The Sports Xchange) - The Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees were both fined on Friday due to last month's incident of sign-stealing, Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred announced.

The Red Sox were fined an undisclosed amount for using an Apple Watch to steal signs during the Aug. 18-20 series while the Yankees were fined a lesser amount for the improper use of a dugout phone during a past season.

Major League Baseball also investigated a complaint that the Yankees made improper use of YES network to steal signs but found insufficient evidence to support the allegation.

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Seattle Mariners ace James Paxton was activated from the disabled list and will start Friday's game against the Houston Astros.

The left-hander has been sidelined five-plus weeks due to a pectoral injury suffered Aug. 10.

Paxton won seven consecutive decisions prior to the injury. He is 12-3 with a 2.78 ERA this season.

His return comes with the Mariners standing 3 1/2 games behind the Minnesota Twins for the American League's second wild-card spot.

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The Detroit Tigers acquired right-hander Elvin Rodriguez from the Angels to complete the deal that sent outfielder Justin Upton to Los Angeles.

Rodriguez, 19, went 5-3 with a 2.91 ERA in 14 starts split between Rookie-level Orem and Single-A Burlington. He was selected as the Pioneer League Pitcher of the Year based on his 5-1 record and 2.50 ERA in 11 starts for Orem.

The Tigers made it clear that they were beginning a long rebuilding process with two trades at the end of August, sending Upton to the Angels and moving ace Justin Verlander to the Houston Astros for a package of prospects.

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