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Cubs' Lester on DL due to lat, shoulder

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CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs got an encouraging report on Jon Lester before placing the ace left-hander on the 10-day disabled list on Friday.

Lester was examined by team physician Dr. Stephen Gryzlo after he departed Chicago's 13-10 loss to Cincinnati on Thursday in the second inning. He was diagnosed with tightness in his left lat and general shoulder fatigue, but his shoulder and side were deemed structurally sound.

The Cubs are hoping rest will clear up both issues and Lester will be able to return not long after he becomes eligible.


Yawkey group upset with Henry's plan

BOSTON (AP) A foundation set up by the former owners of the Boston Red Sox says its "disheartened" its namesake has become embroiled in the national controversy over racially divisive monuments.

The Yawkey Foundations said Friday in a statement to The Associated Press that Jean and Tom Yawkey's philanthropy was "color blind" and their generosity benefitted thousands of disadvantaged children of all backgrounds.


Dodgers get 1B Gonzalez off 60-day DL

DETROIT (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers have activated first baseman Adrian Gonzalez from the disabled list, and he's set to start Friday night against Detroit.

The 35-year-old Gonzalez has missed over two months because of a herniated lumbar disk. He last played for the Dodgers on June 11.


Arrieta, Baez key Cubs' win over Jays

CHICAGO (AP) Jake Arrieta pitched into the seventh inning and allowed a run, Javier Baez homered and drove in three runs, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-4 on Friday in a rare interleague matchup.

Anthony Rizzo went 2 for 4 with two RBIs, Victor Caratini went 3 for 3, and Jason Heyward and Albert Almora Jr. each had an RBI single for Chicago.


Indians activate LHP Miller from DL

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Indians manager Terry Francona figured his tired team could use a morale boost in the midst of a long road trip, so he had a DJ spinning records and a pop-a-shot basketball game waiting in the visiting clubhouse at Kauffman Stadium on Friday.

The Indians got another big lift when Andrew Miller walked through the doors.


Nats' Lerner had cancer, leg amputated

WASHINGTON (AP) Washington Nationals owner Mark Lerner said Thursday night in a letter to a Washington Post columnist that he had cancer and had his left leg amputated.

In the letter to columnist Barry Svrluga, the 63-year-old Lerner wrote:


Twins put Grossman on DL after collision

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins have recalled catcher Mitch Garver from Triple-A Rochester and placed outfielder Robbie Grossman on the 10-day disabled list with a broken left thumb.

Garver, who also has played first base and left field for the Red Wings, joined the Twins on Friday. He ranks second in the International League with a .928 on-base-plus-slugging percentage and is batting .291 with 29 doubles, 17 home runs and 45 RBIs in 88 games.


MLB suspends 3 minor leaguers for drugs

NEW YORK (AP) Three minor league players have been suspended following their violations of the minor league drug prevention and treatment program.

The commissioner's office announced the penalties Friday.


Arenado avoids injury in Rockies' loss

DENVER (AP) The Atlanta Braves didn't have long to process a bad loss to the Colorado Rockies. That was a good thing.

Ender Inciarte hit two of Atlanta's four homers and the Braves responded to the big loss by beating the Rockies 10-4 on Thursday.

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