A busted pipe under the infield at Rangers Ballpark created a sinkhole right behind the mound. On-field batting practice Tuesday for both the Texas Rangers and Cleveland Indians was canceled as the grounds crew worked to fix the problem.
Workers had to dig a hole more than 3 feet deep to try to fix the pipe under the field that is used to water the infield.
TRIPLE-A TWEET A BAD IDEA
The Chicago Cubs suspended Triple-A infielder Ian Stewart on Tuesday without pay for an indefinite period following his critical comments about the organization.
He tweeted: “there (sic) going to let me Rott (sic) in AAA all season then non tender me after.”
Stewart also put the blame on Cubs manager Dale Sveum, writing: “I think dale Doesn’t like me and He’s running the show.”
Stewart later apologized for his remarks.
David Wright of the Mets and Robinson Cano of the Yankees have been named captains of the National and American League teams respectively in the Home Run Derby on July 15 in New York. … Infielder John McDonald rejoined the Cleveland Indians nearly nine years after playing his last game for his first major league team. … Angels right-hander Robert Coello has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. … Chien-Ming Wang agreed to a one-year contract with the Blue Jays and will be paid at a rate of $500,000 this season while in the majors. … The Reds recalled left-hander Tony Cingrani from Triple-A Louisville. … The Giants put third baseman Pablo Sandoval on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained left foot. … The Pirates have put left-hander Wandy Rodriguez on the 15-day disabled list because of tightness in his forearm. … The Rockies placed right-hander Edgmer Escalona on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation.