Indians' Martin being released from hospital...Oakland tries to sweep Astros...Chiefs sign Scandrick
Aug. 19, 2018
CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians outfielder Leonys Martin is being released from the Cleveland Clinic today after being treated for a life-threatening infection. The 30-year-old fell ill after a game on Aug. 8. Doctors determined he had a bacterial infection that entered his bloodstream and created toxins that damaged his internal organs, compromising their function. Martin will undergo a series of checkups with doctors this week to monitor his recovery.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Athletics will try to sweep the Astros when they wrap up a series in Oakland today. The A's tied the Astros atop the AL West with a 7-1 win over the World Series champs yesterday. The Astros have dropped 12 of 19. Sean Manaea starts for Oakland against Justin Verlander.
KANSAS CITY (AP) — Royals reliever Blaine Boyer has cleared waivers and is a free agent. The 37-year-old right-hander had a 12.05 ERA in 21 games when he was released. He also was 2-1 with one save, making him the only pitcher on the Kansas City staff with a win-loss record over .500.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have signed veteran Orlando Scandrick to a contract for this season that could be worth up to $1.5 million. The longtime Cowboys cornerback signed a $10 million, two-year deal with the Redskins in March. He was released Tuesday and visited the Chiefs this past week. He fills the roster spot in Kansas City that Robert Golden opened upon release Wednesday.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Brandt Snedeker took a one-stroke lead into the final round of the weather-delayed Wyndham Championship after finishing the third round this morning with a 2-under 68. Snedeker was at 16-under 194 through three rounds. Brian Gay and David Hearn were at 15 under. Thirty players were on the course when play was suspended yesterday because of severe weather.