Major League Baseball

Cleveland manager Terry Francona took his first plunge from 2 miles up last week, and liked it so much he took an Indians crew with him for another skydive on Thursday.

High fly: Francona takes Indians crew skydiving

Cleveland manager Terry Francona took his first plunge from 2 miles up last week, and liked it so much he took an Indians crew with him for another skydive on Thursday. [http://www.espn.com]

The Reds sent Nick Senzel, their top prospect, to the minor leagues on Friday -- and the decision did not sit well with Joel Wolfe, Senzel's agent.

Agent angry Reds demoted top prospect Senzel

The Reds sent Nick Senzel, their top prospect, to the minor leagues on Friday -- and the decision did not sit well with Joel Wolfe, Senzel's agent. "This is a shortsighted move that may be frugal now but could cost them dearly later," Wolfe said. [http://www.espn.com]

Several Yankees hitters say the biggest difference they see with MLB's factory-rubbed baseball prototypes is that the new balls are darker in color.

Yankees critique prototype pre-rubbed baseballs

Several Yankees hitters say the biggest difference they see with MLB's factory-rubbed baseball prototypes is that the new balls are darker in color. [http://www.espn.com]

Four-time All-Star Matt Wieters has made the Cardinals' major league roster, earning the backup job behind catcher Yadier Molina.

Wieters makes Cards roster as Molina backup

Four-time All-Star Matt Wieters has made the Cardinals' major league roster, earning the backup job behind catcher Yadier Molina. [http://www.espn.com]

Seattle outfielder Eric Filia, the Mariners' No. 22 prospect, has been suspended 100 games following a third positive drug test. Kansas City pitcher Jon Perrin and Boston pitcher Chase Shugart were suspended 50 games for positive drug tests.

Mariners prospect Filia suspended 100 games

Seattle outfielder Eric Filia, the Mariners' No. 22 prospect, has been suspended 100 games following a third positive drug test. Kansas City pitcher Jon Perrin and Boston pitcher Chase Shugart were suspended 50 games for positive drug tests. [http://www.espn.com]

Jack McKeon, serving as a special adviser to Nationals GM Mike Rizzo, will spend the season in Washington. He'll help minor league managers and coaches, and he'll evaluate prospects.

McKeon, 88, remains active as Nationals adviser

Jack McKeon, serving as a special adviser to Nationals GM Mike Rizzo, will spend the season in Washington. He'll help minor league managers and coaches, and he'll evaluate prospects. [http://www.espn.com]

Reds All-Star second baseman Scooter Gennett injured his groin while fielding a grounder Friday against Milwaukee and was helped off the field.

Reds 2B Gennett injures groin, sent for MRI

Reds All-Star second baseman Scooter Gennett injured his groin while fielding a grounder Friday against Milwaukee and was helped off the field. [http://www.espn.com]

There is no timetable for Athletics first baseman Matt Olson's return following hand surgery.

A's Gold Glove 1B Olson has hand surgery

There is no timetable for Athletics first baseman Matt Olson's return following hand surgery. [http://www.espn.com]

The Milwaukee Brewers' vaunted bullpen is set to begin the season missing a few of its most important pieces.

Brewers' vaunted bullpen hampered with injuries

The Milwaukee Brewers' vaunted bullpen is set to begin the season missing a few of its most important pieces. [http://www.espn.com]

Astros pitcher Justin Verlander is due to be a free agent after the 2019 season.

Astros, Verlander mutually interested in extension

Astros pitcher Justin Verlander is due to be a free agent after the 2019 season. [http://www.espn.com]