Tuesday, December 10, 2013
The Associated Press
NEW YORK - The New York Yankees added reliever Cody Eppley to their active roster for the AL Championship Series against Detroit and dropped infielder Eduardo Nunez.
Detroit didn't make any changes to its 25-man roster for the best-of-seven series. Teams had until 10 a.m. Saturday to submit their rosters.
Adding Eppley gives the Yankees 12 pitchers. The 27-year-old right-hander was 1-2 with a 3.33 ERA in 46 innings over 59 relief appearances.
Nunez was 1 for 5 in the five-game division series win over Baltimore.
Detroit is carrying 11 pitchers.
GIANTS: First base coach Roberto Kelly was taken to a hospital after getting hit in the back of the head when Buster Posey's ball struck him while he was standing near second base during batting practice.
The 48-year-old Kelly walked off the field with assistance and was placed on a stretcher to leave the ballpark.
He has been a Giants coach since 2008.
The Giants and Cardinals open the NL Championship Series on Sunday.
NATIONALS: Washington's stunning loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night strangely echoed the last winner-take-all game in Washington baseball history.
The Washington Senators blew a 4-0 lead and lost by the identical 9-7 score to the Pittsburgh Pirates in Game 7 of the 1925 World Series.
The Senators, who were also known as the Nationals back then, had just won their second consecutive AL pennant.
BREWERS: Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel said Milwaukee reliever Francisco Rodriguez was arrested last month on a domestic violence complaint involving his girlfriend.
Rodriguez has not been charged and any possible charges would be misdemeanors, the prosecutor said.
ASTROS: The 16-month-old son of Houston catcher Carlos Corporan has died.
Corporan told the team that Carlos Corporan Jr., had undergone four heart surgeries since his birth in June 2011.
The 28-year-old Corporan agreed to a minor league deal with Houston in 2010. He hit .269 in 27 games this season.