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Oakland Athletics reliever Trevor Rosenthal has surgery, transferred to 60-day IL

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Oakland Athletics right-handed reliever Trevor Rosenthal underwent surgery on Thursday after he was diagnosed with severe neurovascular compression.

The procedure, involving the removal of Rosenhal’s first rib, a pec minor release and scalene release, was performed by Dr. Gregory Pearl in Dallas, Texas.

Rosenthal will remain in Dallas until Sunday and return to see Dr. Pearl for a checkup in approximately eight weeks, the team said.

The A’s transferred him to the 60-day injured list.

The A’s signed Rosenthal to a one-year, $11 million contract in February with the hopes he could replace closer Liam Hendriks who signed with the Chicago White Sox as a free agent.

Rosenthal, 30, has 132 saves and a 3.36 ERA over eight major league seasons.

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Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout doesn’t have timetable for return

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ANAHEIM, Calif. — Mike Trout says his right calf is starting to feel better, but the Los Angeles Angels superstar still doesn’t know when he will be able to return.

The time-time AL MVP went on the injured list on May 18 after straining his calf the night before against the Cleveland Indians. The Angels said at the time that Trout would miss six to eight weeks, which would sideline him through the All-Star break.

“Today was probably my best day yet, just tolerance-wise. As far as activities, I’m doing as much as I can to strengthen around the calf muscle,” Trout said before Monday’s game against the Kansas City Royals.

Trout said he would like to start jogging soon but doesn’t have a timetable on when he would be able to do that, much less resume baseball activities. He said he is walking on a treadmill but not with any intensity.

“I’m happy with my progress so far. It has been good the last couple of days,” he said. “I should have a better idea on a return date once I start moving around, as in jogging and running.”

At the time of his injury, Trout was leading the majors in on-base percentage (.466) and OPS (1.090), with eight home runs and 18 RBI. His .425 batting average in April was the best of his 11-year career.

Juan Lagares has started in center field in 16 of the 19 games that Trout has missed, with Taylor Ward starting the other three. Lagares and Ward have combined to go 13 of 70 with no homers and seven RBI in games they have started in center.

Los Angeles is 9-10 since Trout went on the IL. It went into Monday’s game trailing Oakland by seven games in the AL West.

Trout said during home games he usually watches the first couple innings from the dugout before going into the clubhouse to continue his rehab. He also continues to attend hitter’s meetings.

“It seems like there are games where we score a bunch of runs and then the next game it is pretty quiet,” he said. “It’s tough being on the bench. You know, there’s only so much you can do and you want to be out there.”

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Seattle Mariners send slumping prospect Jarred Kelenic to minors

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The Seattle Mariners optioned struggling rookie outfielder Jarred Kelenic, who is in an 0-for-39 slump, to Triple-A Tacoma on Monday.

Kelenic, who is ranked as the No. 3 prospect in baseball according to ESPN’s Kiley McDaniel, is hitting just .096 with 26 strikeouts in 23 games. He has two home runs and six RBIs.

He was hitting .370 with two home runs and five RBIs in six games for Tacoma before he was called up to the majors last month.

Kelenic, 21, was selected by the New York Mets with the No. 6 pick in the 2018 amateur draft and traded to the Mariners in the deal that sent second baseman Robinson Cano and closer Edwin Diaz to New York.

In late February, Kelenic indicated that his service time was being manipulated by the Mariners based on comments from Kevin Mather while he was team president and CEO that drew the ire of the MLBPA.

In other moves Monday, the Mariners reinstated infielder Shed Long Jr. (right shin fracture) from the 60-day injured list and transferred infielder/outfielder Sam Haggerty (right shoulder inflammation) to the 60-day IL.

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Former Colorado Rockies stars Larry Walker, Vinny Castilla to play in celebrity softball game during All-Star week festivities

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DENVER — Former Colorado Rockies sluggers Larry Walker and Vinny Castilla will play in the All-Star celebrity softball game following the Futures Game at Denver’s Coors Field on July 11 along with Cy Young Award winner CC Sabathia, former All-Star Hunter Pence and Olympic gold medal softball player Jennie Finch.

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf and San Antonio Spurs guard Derrick White also will play in the game, the commissioner’s office said Monday.

The game also will include wrestler The Miz, actors Ross Butler and Charles Melton, singer Kane Brown, rappers JID, Quavo and Residente, dancer JoJo Siwa, television host Karamo, DJ Steve Aoki and social media stars Noah Beck and Blake Gray.

The events are ahead of the Home Run Derby on July 12 and the All-Star Game on July 13, also at Coors Field. Baseball’s amateur draft also will start in Denver on July 11.

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