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Maeda goes on IL...Rays acquire catcher... Ravens sign veteran receiver

May 17, 2019

CINCINNAT (AP) _ The Dodgers have put Kenta Maeda on the 10-day injured list after he hurt his left thigh, costing them one of their best starters in May. Maeda gave up only three hits in 6 2/3 innings of a 2-0 win over the Padres on Wednesday. The right-hander is 5-2 in nine starts with a 3.52 ERA. He hasn’t allowed a run in his last two starts.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla (AP) _ The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired journeyman catcher Erik Kratz in a trade with the San Francisco Giants. The 38-year-old Kratz hit .125 (4 for 32) in 15 games for San Francisco. He was designated for assignment on Tuesday. The Giants agreed to send the Rays $471,613 to cover a majority of the $877,419 remaining in Kratz’s $1.2 million salary. San Francisco will receive a player to be named or cash.

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) _ The Baltimore Ravens have signed veteran wide receiver Michael Floyd, who will provide another target for quarterback Lamar Jackson. Floyd caught 10 passes for 100 yards and a touchdown in 2018, his only year with the Washington Redskins. Over his career, Floyd has 266 receptions for 3,959 yards and 25 touchdowns. Also, the Ravens are reportedly close to signing former Denver linebacker Shane Ray,

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) _ The Carolina Panthers have signed free agent wide receiver Aldrick Robinson to a one-year contract. Robinson played in 14 games last season with the Vikings and had 17 receptions for 231 yards and a career-best five touchdowns. He has previously played for San Francisco, Atlanta and Washington. Robinson has played in 84 games with five starts during his career and has caught 86 passes for 1,422 yards and 14 touchdowns.

UNDATED (AP) _ John Davidson has resigned as Columbus Blue Jackets president of hockey operations after the New York Rangers requested and received permission to talk to him for a similar position. He has been long considered the obvious heir apparent to Glen Sather as Rangers president, a move that could become official before the day is out. Davidson spent the past seven seasons with the Blue Jackets, helping turn an NHL also-ran into a regular playoff contender.