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Tampa Bay Rays propose $900M stadium with translucent roof

The Tampa Bay Rays have unveiled an elaborate plan for a new domed stadium that would take them across Tampa Bay to the Ybor City section of Tampa at a cost of nearly $900 million. The 30,842-seat stadium would be the smallest in Major League Baseball and would be covered by a fully enclosed and translucent roof, not a retractable dome.

Lonnie Chisenhall to miss 8-10 weeks, Josh Tomlin placed on DL

Indians right fielder Lonnie Chisenhall will miss 8 to 10 weeks with a strained left calf muscle. Cleveland also placed right-hander Josh Tomlin – its longest-tenured player in his ninth season – on the DL with a strained right hamstring.

White Sox OF Avisail Garcia back on DL with hamstring strain

The Chicago White Sox placed outfielder Avisail Garcia on the 10-day disabled list on Tuesday with a Grade 1 right hamstring strain. Garcia, an All-Star last season who hit .330 with 18 home runs and 80 RBIs, missed two months earlier this season with a more serious strain to the same hamstring muscle.

Retired Houston coach Rich Dauer on A.L. staff after surviving blood clot

Retired Houston Astros first-base coach Rich Dauer will be among the coaches for the American League at next week’s All-Star game. Dauer was a part of Houston’s World Series championship last season but was rushed to a hospital immediately after the team’s victory parade – surviving a difficult surgery on a blood clot in his brain.

Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia conditionally allowed to return from drug ban in 2019

New York Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia has been granted conditional reinstatement from his lifetime drug suspension and could return for the 2019 season. Mejia became the first player suspended for life under the drug program in February 2016 following his third positive test for a banned steroid. He was allowed to apply for reinstatement one year later. Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred says Mejia may participate in non-public workouts in the team’s facilities after the All-Star break.

Cleveland Indians keeping Andrew Miller out until after All-Star break

Indians reliever Andrew Miller is unlikely to pitch for Cleveland until after the All-Star break as he continues to recover from an injured right knee. Miller has been on the disabled list since May 26 with inflammation in his knee. The left-hander threw 31 pitches off a mound on Thursday and manager Terry Francona said the session went well. Miller has pitched in just 17 games this season.

Cubs prospect Oscar De La Cruz gets 80-game drug suspension

Chicago Cubs pitching prospect Oscar De La Cruz has been suspended 80 games under Major League Baseball’s drug program. The 23-year-old right-hander tested positive for Furosemide, a diuretic and masking agent. De La Cruz is 6-7 with a 5.24 ERA in 16 starts this season at Double-A Tennessee. He is covered under the major league drug program because he is on the 40-man major league roster and is on option to Tennessee.

Braves, Diamondbacks, Dodgers fail to sign top MLB Draft picks

The top picks of Atlanta, Arizona and the Los Angeles Dodgers failed to sign by the deadline, giving each of those teams an extra selection in the first round of next June’s amateur draft. Atlanta didn’t sign the eighth pick, right-hander Carter Stewart. Also failing to sign were shortstop Matt McLain, selected 25th by the Diamondbacks, and right-hander J.T. Ginn, taken 30th by the Dodgers. Ginn said he will attend Mississippi State, which also recruited Stewart. McLain plans to attend UCLA.

Cleveland Indians re-sign OF Melky Cabrera to minor league contract

The Cleveland Indians have re-signed outfielder Melky Cabrera to a minor league contract. He was with the club earlier this season. Cabrera gives the club protection in the outfield while Lonnie Chisenhall and Bradley Zimmer are sidelined with injuries.

Orioles pay tribute to 5 shooting victims at Capital Gazette

The Baltimore Orioles paid tribute to The Capital Gazette shooting victims by placing five lilies at the press box seat reserved for the newspaper, and holding a moment of silence before their game Friday night against the Los Angeles Angels.