MLB denies protest by Tampa Bay

Major League Baseball rejects protest lodged by Rays over an overturned call in Saturday's game at Toronto

Major League Baseball denied a protest filed Saturday by the Tampa Bay Rays, stemming from a play disputed by Rays Manager Joe Maddon in a 5-4, 10-inning loss in Toronto. Tampa Bay's Wil Myers was ruled out on a replay-review reversal of a pickoff, and Maddon had argued that Toronto Manager John Gibbons was late in challenging the call.


Detroit right-hander Anibal Sanchez suffered a setback in his recovery from a right pectoral strain and will not return this weekend as expected.


The Chicago Cubs are expected to call up one of their top prospects, Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler, on Wednesday. The team also reinstated shortstop Starlin Castro from the bereavement list.


Boston slugger David Ortiz was out of the lineup for a second straight game after fouling a ball off his right foot Sunday.


The Chicago White Sox activated outfielder Adam Eaton, who missed 17 days because of an oblique strain.


Yordano Ventura will skip his next turn in Kansas City's rotation to rest his sore back.

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