Padres honor Tony Gwynn with memorial

Padres hold memorial service at Petco Park for Tony Gwynn

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.

Nationals activate Ramos

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.

Mets' Lagares off DL

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.

Darvish wants All-Star game off

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.

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