Miller activated by Indians...Kang has season-ending surgery... Louisville receiver has appendectomy
CLEVELAND (AP) — Andrew Miller has been activated by the Cleveland Indians after missing two months because of inflammation in his right knee. Miller, who was on the 60-day disabled list, has been out since May 26. The left-hander also missed time this season with a strained left hamstring. Miller, a key part of Cleveland’s bullpen since being acquired in 2016, is 1-3 with one save and a 4.40 ERA in 14 appearances.
ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have placed recently acquired outfielder Tommy Pham on the 10-day disabled list with a fractured right foot. Pham was hit on the foot by a pitch from Los Angeles Angels left-hander Andrew Heaney on Thursday. Tampa Bay obtained the 30-year-old and $500,000 in international signing bonus allocation Tuesday from St. Louis for a trio of minor leaguers.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — — Jung Ho Kang, who finished third in the NL Rookie of the Year voting in 2015 while playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates, has undergone season-ending surgery on his left wrist. The team says the surgery was performed today in Pittsburgh. The 31-year-old infielder had been playing with the Pirates’ Triple-A Indianapolis when he first started feeling pain in the wrist on June 20.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville says top returning receiver Jaylen Smith “is doing well” after undergoing an emergency appendectomy. The 6-foot-4, 223-pound senior had the procedure hours before the Cardinals began fall practice. Cardinals head trainer Matt Summers says Smith is expected to make a full recovery after the illness was detected early. Smith had career highs of 60 receptions for 980 yards and seven touchdowns last season.
LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England (AP) — Pornanong Phatlum of Thailand is standing out at the Women’s British Open for more than just her pink golf ball. The 97th-ranked player has yet to drop a shot in two straight rounds of 5-under 67. She has a one-stroke lead heading into the weekend at the year’s fourth major at 10 under. First-round leader Minjee Lee is in a three-way tie for second.