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The Journal Gazette

Friday, August 10, 2018 1:00 am

Briefs

Ailing Harper out of lineup

Associated Press

WASHINGTON – The Washington Nationals scratched outfielder Bryce Harper from Thursday's lineup with right knee soreness.

Atlanta reliever Dan Winkler hit Harper just below the right knee in the seventh inning of the Braves' 8-3 victory on Wednesday. Washington manager Dave Martinez said X-rays on Harper were negative.

Around the league

Cleveland outfielder Leonys Martin was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a non-baseball condition. ... Atlanta pitcher Anibal Sanchez left his start Thursday against Washington after getting hit by the ball in the left calf. ... Boston moved left-hander Drew Pomeranz to the bullpen and will keep left-hander Brian Johnson as a starter after ace lefty Chris Sale returns from the disabled list. ... The Dodgers reinstated right-hander Ross Stripling from the disabled list. ... Oakland acquired closer Fernando Rodney from Minnesota.