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Herrera legal problems...White Sox edge Royals...J.J. Watt engagement

May 29, 2019

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) _ Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odúbel Herrera has been placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball following his arrest in a domestic violence case at an Atlantic City casino. The commissioner’s office put Herrera on leave a day after his arrest on an assault charge at the Golden Nugget casino. Police say the victim was Herrera’s girlfriend. The Phillies say they immediately reported the incident to Major League Baseball and strongly support the league’s domestic violence policy.

CHICAGO (AP) _ Yolmer Sanchez provided the closing act in his two-day performance, hitting an RBI single in the ninth inning that sent the Chicago White Sox over the Kansas City Royals 2-1 in the resumption of a suspended game. The play was stopped Monday in the bottom of the fifth because of rain. Sanchez drove in a run Monday, and entertained everyone during the delays. He did jumping jacks on the bench, poured a beverage bucket over his head and flapped his arms at third base to make mud angels.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ The Minnesota Twins have placed pitcher Michael Pineda on the 10-day injured list with right knee tendinitis. They promoted Devin Smeltzer to take his place in the rotation and make his major league debut against the Milwaukee Brewers. Pineda struck out six Brewers in six innings on Monday night, finishing a strong May after a rough April. There was no sign of injury during or after the game. Smeltzer was acquired last season from the Dodgers in the trade for second baseman Brian Dozier.

NEW YORK (AP) _ Yankees left-hander James Paxton will return from the injured list Wednesday to start against breakout Padres rookie Chris Paddack. Paxton has been out with left knee inflammation since making his last start with New York on May 3. He got a cortisone shot May 4 and has been testing the knee in extended spring training. He felt sore after a 55-pitch, four-inning outing Friday but believes he can manage the discomfort and won’t make the injury worse by pushing it.

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Texans star J.J. Watt is engaged to his girlfriend, professional soccer player Kealia Ohai. Both tweeted word of their engagement Sunday with photos showing Watt down on one knee before Ohai along a waterfront and rocky coast with a beautiful sunset. Watt, who’s a three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year, tweeted “I’m the luckiest man in the world” #SheSaidYes. Ohai’s tweet said: “I love you.” She plays for the Houston Dash.

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