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August 9, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Atlanta Braves pitcher Anibal Sanchez has left his start against the Washington Nationals after getting hit by the ball in the left calf. The right-hander was hit by Washington outfielder Michael Taylor’s grounder with two outs in the second inning. Sanchez made the throw to first for the out but didn’t return in the bottom of the third inning. He was replaced by right-hander Wes Parsons, who made his major league debut.

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Indians outfielder Leonys Martin has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a non-baseball condition. Martin became sick Tuesday night and didn’t play last night against the Minnesota Twins. He was put on the DL before this afternoon’s game. Outfielder Greg Allen was recalled from Triple-A Columbus.

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees are set to activate pitcher J.A. Happ to start tonight’s opener of a season-long 11-game homestand against Texas. The left-hander is coming off the disabled list after being sidelined by hand, foot and mouth disease. Right-hander Chance Adams was optioned to Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre to make room on the roster. Rookie righty Ariel Jurado starts for the Rangers.

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings say left guard Nick Easton’s neck injury has landed him on the injured reserve list, likely ending his season. Coach Mike Zimmer says Easton has a bulging disc in his neck. He hasn’t practiced since Aug. 3. Easton started 12 games in 2017 and five games the year before, playing both center and guard.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Louis Oosthuizen (WUHST’-hy-zehn) has withdrawn from the PGA Championship less than an hour before his scheduled tee time, giving Kelly Kraft a spot. The first round is being played in hot, humid conditions at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis. This is the last year the PGA Championship is being played in August. It moves to May next year.

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