• My Scores
  • MLB
  • NBA
  • NHL

News briefs: Civil Rights Game honoree Santana scolds Ga., Ariz.

CBSSports.com wire reports
  •  

ATLANTA -- Grammy-winner Carlos Santana has used baseball's annual Civil Rights Game as a platform to admonish Georgia and Arizona for their new immigration laws.

Santana received the Beacon of Change Award before Sunday's Braves-Phillies game.

The Mexican-American musician said he was representing immigrants before adding: "The people of Arizona, and the people of Atlanta, Georgia, you should be ashamed of yourselves."

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal on Friday signed a bill that cracks down on illegal immigration in the state. Full Story

Twins' Mijares likely headed to DL

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota reliever Jose Mijares' pitching elbow is sore, and Twins manager Ron Gardenhire says the team will likely put the left-hander on the disabled list.

Mijares is one of two left-handed relievers in the Twins bullpen. He's tied for the team lead with 18 appearances in 37 games this season. He is 0-0 with a 5.40 ERA in 35 2/3 innings. Mijares has seen action primarily in the seventh and eighth innings.

Mijares pitched in the 11th inning of the Twins' loss to Toronto on Saturday, facing four batters without recording an out.

Braves place Beachy on DL, recall Proctor

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves have placed right-hander Brandon Beachy on the 15-day disabled list with a strained oblique and recalled reliever Scott Proctor from Triple-A Gwinnett.

The Braves made the move after Beachy left Friday night's game against the Phillies with the injury. The rookie is 1-1 with a 3.45 ERA.

The 34-year-old Proctor was 1-0 with a 1.06 ERA and three saves in 14 games with Gwinnett. He had a 6.35 ERA in six games with Atlanta last season.

The Braves plan to make another move to fill Beachy's spot in the rotation Wednesday in Arizona.

Proctor was released by the Braves on March 27. The right-hander signed a minor league deal with the team April 3.

Copyright 2015 by STATS LLC and The Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and The Associated Press is strictly prohibited.
  •  
 

Biggest Stories

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre
 

Latest

Most Popular

CBSSports.com Shop