Latest MLB News and Rumors | Brian Cashman responds to Astros owner Bryce Harper and more

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman was quick to respond to Houston Astros owner Jim Crane.

Crane compared the $100,000 fine MLB imposed on the Yankees for cracking signs through replay rooms in 2015 and 2016 to the Houston sign-stealing scandal that marred their 2017 World Series victory.

“You’re trying to equate probably the equivalent of one parking ticket to maybe 162 felonies. I don’t think anyone is going to believe that… But I applaud him for trying,» Cashman told NJ.Com on Thursday.

ICYMI: Brian Cashman wasn’t particularly impressed w/ Jim Crane’s cheating comments: https://t.co/dYdJf6SnKT #Yankees #Astros

— Brendan Kuty (@BrendanKutyNJ) May 13, 2022

Boston sent Jonathan Araúz to Triple A

Boston Red Sox infielder Jonathan Araúz was activated from the COVID-19 restriction list and sent to Triple-A affiliate Worcester. Left-handed reliever Josh Taylor was transferred to the 60-day disabled list

Taylor has had a difficult time recovering from a back injury that he came into spring training with.

Bryce Harper will remain as designated hitter for a month

Philadelphia Phillies star Bryce Harper visited Dr. Neil ElAttrache on Thursday, who confirmed that the 29-year-old has a small tear in his ulnar collateral ligament.

Phillies manager Joe Girardi told The Philadelphia Inquirer that Harper will not pitch for a month. He will also receive a PRP injection on Sunday that will take Harper out of the lineup that day and possibly Tuesday as well.

New #Astros from Houston Chronicle — Astros’ Jeremy Peña exits game with knee injury https://t.co/luu8ghRlqF

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Jeremy Peña hurt his knee

Dusty Baker, the manager of the Houston Astros, thinks it unlikely that his shortstop Jeremy Peña will play today against the Washington Nationals.

Pena, 24, of the Dominican Republic, left Thursday’s game with discomfort in his right knee and was announced as day-to-day by the team shortly after.