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MLB notebook: Padres deal Shields to White Sox

The Padres traded pitcher James Shields and cash to the White Sox for pitcher Erik Johnson and shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr.

The deal was made Saturday. It came three days after Padres executive chairman Ron Fowler criticized the team’s recent performances as being “embarrassing” and “pathetic,” and called out Shields for his poor start Tuesday at Seattle.

Shields was one of several big-name players the Padres brought in before the 2015 season, giving him a $75 million, four-year deal. The roster overhaul fizzled, as the Padres finished three games worse last year than they did in 2014.

The 34-year-old right-hander is 2-7 with a 4.28 ERA. He allowed 10 runs in 2 2-3 innings in a 16-4 loss at Seattle on Tuesday.

Tatis is the son of former big leaguer Fernando Tatis.

Shields leaves the last-place Padres for the White Sox, who got off to a fast start and have slid back in the AL Central.

The White Sox have been looking to boost their rotation and hope “Big Game James” can deliver. Shields has been among the most durable pitchers in the majors in recent years, making at least 31 starts every season beginning in 2007.

Prone to giving up home run balls, Shields has kept his teams in games for years, going a combined 129-104 with a 3.76 ERA overall for Tampa Bay, Kansas City and the Padres.

Shields helped pitch the Rays into the 2008 World Series and the Royals into the 2014 Series. He made the AL All-Star team in 2011.

Yankees 1B Teixeira goes on DL

Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a knee injury.

Teixeira hurt his right knee in Friday night’s game against the Orioles and was removed in the third inning.

Manager Joe Girardi said Teixeira’s knee “locked up” on him. The injury has been diagnosed as a right knee articular cartilage tear, and the veteran was placed on the DL.

It’s been a tough season for Teixeira, who’s batting .180 with three homers and 12 RBIs. He was mired in a 1-for-18 slump through Friday.

Mets slugger Cespedes scratched with sore hip

Mets left fielder Yoenis Cespedes was scratched from Saturday’s lineup against the Marlins because of a sore right hip.

Cespedes, who is batting .278 with 15 homers, was replaced shortly before the first pitch by Michael Conforto.

The injury is the latest in a wave for the Mets, who placed captain David Wright on the disabled list Friday with a herniated disk in his neck.

Gray to start for A’s against Astros

Athletics manager Bob Melvin pulled a little surprise when he announced Sonny Gray will pitch Sunday against the Astros.

Melvin’s announcement came on the heels of him saying Rich Hill will not pitch in a game until at least next weekend in Cincinnati.

Gray was supposed to start Sunday for Class-A Stockton on rehab because of a right trapezius injury. But with Hill (groin) sidelined for at least another week, the decision was made to skip Gray’s rehab.

Royals catcher Perez returns to lineup after missing 6 games

Royals catcher Salvador Perez will return to the lineup after missing six games with a bruised left thigh.

Perez, the Most Valuable Player in last year’s World Series when the Royals defeated the Mets, was scheduled to bat fifth against the Indians. He was injured in a collision with third baseman Cheslor Cuthbert while chasing a foul popup May 28.

Perez, a three-time All-Star, is batting .277 with seven homers and 25 RBIs in 46 games for the Royals, who lead the AL Central despite dealing with injuries to several key players.


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