Saturday, July 21, 2018
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A's call up ex-Mitchell LHP

LHP Patrick Schuster, who starred at Mitchell High, was called up to the majors for the first time Monday when the A's placed RH Fernando Rodriguez on the disabled list with a right shoulder strain.

Schuster, 25, had a 1.30 ERA, 37 strikeouts and 12 walks in 342/3 innings over 28 games at Triple-A Nashville.

"It hasn't hit me yet," Schuster, who pitched four straight no-hitters with Mitchell, told the San Francisco Chronicle. He said his parents, Roger and Sharon, were flying in from Tampa, and his girlfriend, Lea, and his grandparents also will be in attendance in Minneapolis.

Nashville manager Steve Scarsone called Schuster into his office, pretending to be angry about Schuster messing with stretch times on the clubhouse message board. He acted annoyed for a little while, then told Schuster he was getting called up.

"He was faking it pretty well. It was pretty awesome," Schuster said.

REYES COMING BACK: INF Jose Reyes is set to rejoin the Mets for tonight's game against the Marlins, his return to the major leagues after a domestic violence suspension. Reyes, 33, is a four-time All-Star shortstop who played for the Mets from 2003-11. He has shifted to third base in the minors and is likely to play there with New York.

LINEUP GOOF: The Brewers were charged with batting out of order in the first inning against the Nationals. With two outs, Ryan Braun singled off RHP Max Scherzer, and Washington manager Dusty Baker immediately came out to talk to plate umpire Cory Blaser. The umpires conferred briefly, and the third out was called. Jonathan Lucroy was charged with the at-bat and an out, and Braun led off the second inning.

CUBS: 3B/OF Kris Bryant left in the fifth inning with a bruised lower left leg, suffered when he ran into CF Albert Almora Jr. while making a catch in left.

GIANTS: RH reliever Sergio Romo was activated from the 60-day disabled list after being sidelined since April 11 with an elbow injury.

INDIANS: RH reliever Joba Chamberlain, who had a 2.25 ERA in 20 appearances, was designated for assignment.

NATIONALS: RHP Jonathan Papelbon, who had missed 19 games with a right rib muscle strain, was activated from the 15-day disabled list. OF Michael Taylor was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse.

REDS: Pitching coach Mark Riggins was fired and replaced by assistant pitching coach and bullpen coach Mack Jenkins. Ted Power, the pitching coach at Triple-A Louisville, will take over Jenkins' old job. Cincinnati has a 5.23 ERA, second worst in baseball.

ROYALS: RHP Yordano Ventura has a Grade 1 sprain of his right ankle — the least severe — and is expected to make his next start Friday against the Mariners.

TWINS: 3B Trevor Plouffe went on the 15-day disabled list with a broken left rib that will likely keep him out at least a month. Plouffe was hit by a pitch Wednesday but played the next two games before the pain flared up over the weekend.

YANKEES: Struggling RHP Nathan Eovaldi was moved to the bullpen, at least temporarily. With RHP Dellin Betances and LHP Andrew Miller unavailable for the game at the White Sox, manager Joe Girardi said Eovaldi would be the "seventh- and eighth-inning guy."

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