The San Diego Padres honored Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn with a memorial at Petco Park on Thursday night that was attended by MLB dignitaries, former teammates and about 20,000 fans. The team did not play Thursday.
Gwynn, who spent his 20-year career with the Padres, died June 16 from oral cancer, a disease he attributed to years of chewing tobacco. He was 54.
The Washington Nationals recalled catcher Wilson Ramos from his minor league rehab stint and activated him from the 15-day disabled list Thursday and optioned catcher Sandy Leon to triple-A Syracuse. Ramos was out 14 games with a strained right hamstring.
The New York Mets activated center fielder Juan Lagares (strained rib cage) from the 15-day DL. He started Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish said he would probably opt for sightseeing over pitching if selected to the AL All-Star team for the third consecutive season.