Morales sat out the first two months of the season while searching for a new deal, signing a pro-rated $12-million contract with the Twins on June 8. He hit .234 with 11 doubles, one home run and 18 runs batted in in 39 games with the Twins, who have faded from contention in the AL Central.
The Mariners, who started the day with a half-game lead for the second wild-card spot in the AL, are hoping a return to
Morales was signed by the Twins to be the everyday designated hitter, but he played a lot of first base while filling in for the injured Joe Mauer.
The New York Yankees acquired left-hander Chris Capuano, 35, from the
Capuano started the season with Boston and went 1-1 with a 4.55 ERA in 28 relief appearances. The
Capuano has pitched with Arizona, Milwaukee, the
Major League Baseball said umpires made the correct call when they stopped a game between the
The Yankees won, 2-1, Wednesday night after umpires called the game with New York batting in the bottom of the fifth inning.
MLB said Thursday that the "sudden onset of extreme rain … affected the ability of the grounds crew to put the tarp in place." MLB said the umpires were right to halt the game out of concern for player safety.
The tarp was taken off the field when the rain ended, but the field was deemed unplayable.
MLB said that wasn't the case at Yankee Stadium.