Indians, Ramirez agree to minor league contract...Kyle Busch to make 500th Cup start...Yang wins LPGA Thailand
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Free agent first baseman Hanley Ramirez has agreed to sign a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians. The 35-year-old slugger will sign with the three-time defending AL Central champions and join them in camp once he passes a physical. Ramirez played in just 44 games last season with the Boston Red Sox before he was released in May. He didn’t sign with another team.
BOSTON (AP) — Journeyman forward Lee Stempniak is getting another shot at extending his NHL career after signing a one-year contract with the Boston Bruins. Under league rules, the Bruins were required to place the 13th-year player on waivers before he can be assigned to Providence, their AHL affiliate. The 36-year-old has played for 10 teams since breaking into the NHL with St. Louis in 2005-06.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have shored up their goalie depth by placing Adam Wilcox on waivers after signing him to a one-year contract. Wilcox will return to AHL Rochester, where he has a 21-14-10 record. The move comes a few days after prospect goalie Jonas Johansson had season-ending surgery for an undisclosed injury.
HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Kyle Busch will make his 500th career Cup start when he races today at Atlanta Motor Speedway, where he’s already notched one milestone this weekend. Busch became the Truck Series all-time wins leader yesterday with his 52nd career victory. He starts from the back in today’s main event because he crashed his Toyota in final practice. Aric Almirola starts from the pole in the debut for NASCAR’s new competition package.
CHONBURI, Thailand (AP) — Amy Yang has won the LPGA Thailand for the third time after holding off Minjee Lee by one stroke. The South Korean carded a final-round 65 and a 22-under-par 266 for her fourth overall LPGA Tour win.