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Blue Jays designate Grilli, activate Carrera
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The Blue Jays announced a series of roster moves Tuesday afternoon, including designating right-hander Jason Grilli for assignment and reinstating outfielder Ezequiel Carrera from the 10-day disabled list. Toronto also recalled right-hander Chris Smith and optioned outfielder Dwight Smith Jr. to Triple-A Buffalo.

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Tulo homers late, but early runs costly in loss
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Baltimore jumped out to an early lead and Toronto’s bats stirred, but never fully woke, as the Orioles opened the series on Tuesday with a 3-1 win over the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.

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Starlin to DL; Yanks summon prospect Wade
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The Yankees placed second baseman Starlin Castro on the 10-day disabled list on Tuesday with a right hamstring strain.

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1st-rounder moving past surgery, thrilled to sign
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Yankees top Draft choice Clarke Schmidt wasn’t too concerned with how getting Tommy John surgery would affect his stock in the 2017 MLB Draft.

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Quintana out to continue solid June vs. Yanks
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The Yankees will look for another stellar performance out of budding ace Luis Severino (5-3, 3.30 ERA) on Tuesday night as he faces off against White Sox ace Jose Quintana (4-8, 4.69) at Guaranteed Rate Field in the second of a four-game set.

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Indians place Jackson on DL with quad strain
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One day after it looked like the Indians had their outfield back in order, another setback struck a group that has been hit with plenty through this season’s first three months. Prior to Tuesday’s game against the Rangers, Cleveland placed outfielder Austin Jackson on the 10-day disabled list with a left quad strain.

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Astros sign second-round Draft pick Perez
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Astros second-round Draft pick Joe Perez signed a contract on Tuesday. Perez, the No. 53 overall selection in the 2017 Draft, received a $1.6 million bonus, according to MLBPipeline.com’s Jonathan Mayo.

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Chavez, Maeda to face off in Freeway Series
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The Freeway Series will continue with Kenta Maeda making a spot start for the Dodgers against Jesse Chavez and the Angels on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium.

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Yankees On Demand: Club hits the road
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The Yankees are on the road again for a pair of series this week, beginning with the AL Central’s White Sox in Chicago. Here’s a preview.

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Severino seeks return to form vs. White Sox
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The Yankees will look for another stellar performance out of budding ace Luis Severino (5-3, 3.30 ERA) on Tuesday night as he faces off against White Sox ace Jose Quintana (4-8, 4.69) at Guaranteed Rate Field in the second of a four-game set.

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Starlin will have MRI on strained hamstring
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Starlin Castro said that he hopes to avoid a stint on the disabled list after the second baseman strained his right hamstring in the Yankees’ 6-5 victory over the White Sox on Monday at Guaranteed Rate Field.

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Ellsbury feeling good after first game back
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The Yankees reinstated Jacoby Ellsbury from the 7-day concussion disabled list Monday, accelerating his return to fill the spot of Aaron Hicks, who hit the 10-day DL with a right oblique strain.

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