Major League Baseball roundup

Major League Baseball roundup
By Reuters

23/09/2016 at 01:03

Sept 22 (The Sports Xchange) - The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired veteran left-hander Phil Coke from the New York Yankees on Thursday for cash considerations.

Coke 34, has not pitched in the majors for the New York Yankees since May 16. He had a 6.00 ERA in three relief appearances before being sent to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Coke went 5-3 with a 3.20 ERA in 23 games (11 starts) at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Coke has a 22-27 record and 4.23 ERA in 404 career major-league games with the Yankees, Detroit Tigers, Toronto Blue Jays and Chicago Cubs.

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Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has been scratched from his next start with a strain to his right forearm. Tanaka earned the win in Wednesday's 11-5 win over the Rays, but also gave up four solo home runs in the third inning.

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New York Mets left-hander Steven Matz was scratched from his scheduled start Friday because of a left shoulder injury and is unlikely to pitch again this season. Matz, who has been on the disabled list since Aug. 23, threw a bullpen session Wednesday but reported soreness Thursday. Gabriel Ynoa will start instead.

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Miguel Sano of the Minnesota Twins played for the first time since Sept. 12. He had been sidelined with a back injury.

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Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler still was not ready to return after experiencing concussion-like symptoms, manager Brad Ausmus said. Detroit hopes Kinsler might return to action Friday against Kansas City.

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Los Angeles Angels outfielder Kole Calhoun is scheduled to return to the starting lineup on Friday after missing three games to be with his wife for the birth of their son.

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Houston Astros television broadcaster Bill Brown announced his retirement effective at the end of this season. Brown, who joined the club in 1987, will call his final game next Wednesday against the Seattle Mariners.

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Rookie left-hander Jayson Aquino was not available for the Baltimore Orioles for a second straight game due to a viral infection.

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