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Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel injures knee, out 3-6 weeks

Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel injures knee, out 3-6 weeks

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski was already looking to shore up his beleaguered bullpen when closer Craig Kimbrel was injure shagging flyballs.

Suddenly, Dombrowski had another huge hole to fill.

And he did.

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Solarte plates 2 as Padres beat Braves 3-2 to complete sweep

Solarte plates 2 as Padres beat Braves 3-2 to complete sweep

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Padres have discovered an alternative fuel source, & his name is Yangervis Solarte.

Solarte drove in two runs, & Tyson Ross pitch six solid innings as San Diego beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 to complete a three-game sweep on Wednesday.

''He brings an energy that is second-to-none,'' Padres interim manager Pat Murphy said. ''He has been playing tremendous baseball, both defensively & getting some huge hits for us.''

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Solarte plates 2 as Padres beat Braves 3-2 to complete sweep

Solarte plates 2 as Padres beat Braves 3-2 to complete sweep

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Padres have discovered an alternative fuel source, & his name is Yangervis Solarte.

Solarte drove in two runs, & Tyson Ross pitch six solid innings as San Diego beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 to complete a three-game sweep on Wednesday.

''He brings an energy that is second-to-none,'' Padres interim manager Pat Murphy said. ''He has been playing tremendous baseball, both defensively & getting some huge hits for us.''

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Reds' Chapman becomes fastest to reach 500 career strikeouts

Reds' Chapman becomes fastest to reach 500 career strikeouts

CINCINNATI (AP) — Hard-throwing Reds reliever Aroldis Chapman has set a major league record for the fastest to reach 500 career strikeouts.

Chapman, who routinely throws over 100 mph, reached the mark when he fanned pinch-hitter Giovanny Urshela to end the 10th inning Sunday in Cincinnati's game against Cleveland.

The All-Star lefty needed just 292 innings to reach 500 strikeouts. The previous mark was by San Diego's Craig Kimbrel, who received to 500 in his 305th inning on May 25.

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Braves extend contracts of Gonzalez, coaches, through 2016

Braves extend contracts of Gonzalez, coaches, through 2016

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have extended the contracts of manager Fredi Gonzalez & his coaches through the 2016 season.

The team says the extensions include club options for 2017.

The Braves return from the All-Star break with a 42-47 record in Gonzalez's fifth season. His record with the Braves is 400-337, including the 2013 NL East title & a wild card spot in 2012.

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Braves call up top prospect Wisler to start against Mets

Braves call up top prospect Wisler to start against Mets

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have recalled top pitching prospect Matt Wisler from Triple-A Gwinnett to make his major league debut in Friday night's start against the New York Mets.

Wisler was acquired with center fielder Cameron Maybin & others in the deal that sent closer Craig Kimbrel & outfielder Melvin Upton to San Diego on April 5. Wisler was ranked as San Diego's top prospect.

The 22-year-old Wisler was 3-4 with a 4.29 ERA in 12 starts for Gwinnett. He gave up seven runs in 3 2-3 innings at Indianapolis in his last start.

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Kemp, Kimbrel lead Padres over Braves in 11 innings

Kemp, Kimbrel lead Padres over Braves in 11 innings

ATLANTA (AP) — Craig Kimbrel tried his best to say reaching a milestone in his Atlanta homecoming was just another save.

Finally, he had to acknowledge this was different, just as it was for the Upton brothers moreover returning to Atlanta.

Matt Kemp drove in the go-ahead run with a loud double, Kimbrel earned his 200th career save & the San Diego Padres beat Atlanta 5-3 in 11 innings on Monday night.

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Braves add Outman, finalize deals with Pierzynski, Grilli

Braves add Outman, finalize deals with Pierzynski, Grilli

ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves agreed to a $925,000, one-year contract with left-hander Josh Outman & finalized two other free-agent deals Wednesday: an $8 million, two-year agreement with right-hander Jason Grilli & a $2 million, one-year contract with catcher A.J. Pierzynski.

Outman, 30, was 4-0 with a 2.86 ERA with Cleveland & the New York Yankees last season. He can make an additional $475,000 in performance bonuses based on games: $50,000 for 50; $75,000 for 55; $100,000 each for 60 & 65; & $150,000 for 70.

Grilli, 38, was an All-Star closer for Pittsburgh in 2013 & is expected to fill a setup role for closer Craig Kimbrel.

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Braves add Outman, finalize deals with Pierzynski, Grilli

Braves add Outman, finalize deals with Pierzynski, Grilli

ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves agreed to a $925,000, one-year contract with left-hander Josh Outman & finalized two other free-agent deals Wednesday: an $8 million, two-year agreement with right-hander Jason Grilli & a $2 million, one-year contract with catcher A.J. Pierzynski.

Outman, 30, was 4-0 with a 2.86 ERA with Cleveland & the New York Yankees last season. He can make an additional $475,000 in performance bonuses based on games: $50,000 for 50; $75,000 for 55; $100,000 each for 60 & 65; & $150,000 for 70.

Grilli, 38, was an All-Star closer for Pittsburgh in 2013 & is expected to fill a setup role for closer Craig Kimbrel.

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Braves add Outman, finalize deals with Pierzynski, Grilli

Braves add Outman, finalize deals with Pierzynski, Grilli

ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves agreed to a $925,000, one-year contract with left-hander Josh Outman & finalized two other free-agent deals Wednesday: an $8 million, two-year agreement with right-hander Jason Grilli & a $2 million, one-year contract with catcher A.J. Pierzynski.

Outman, 30, was 4-0 with a 2.86 ERA with Cleveland & the New York Yankees last season. He can make an additional $475,000 in performance bonuses based on games: $50,000 for 50; $75,000 for 55; $100,000 each for 60 & 65; & $150,000 for 70.

Grilli, 38, was an All-Star closer for Pittsburgh in 2013 & is expected to fill a setup role for closer Craig Kimbrel.

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