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Yankees get Headley from Padres for Solarte, DePaula
NEW YORK – Trying to add offense at third base, the New York Yankees acquired Chase Headley from the San Diego Padres for infielder Yangervis Solarte and right-hander Rafael De Paula.
The 30-year-old Headley can become a free agent after this season. He’s hitting .229 with seven homers and 32 RBI but has a .339 average since July 4. He was a Gold Glove winner two years ago, when he hit .286 with 31 homers and a National League-leading 115 RBI.
As part of the deal, the Padres will pay $1 million of the $3,968,443 remaining of his $10,525,000 salary this year.
The 27-year-old Solarte was hitting .336 as of May 14 but just .180 since and was sent to Triple-A for a week this month. The 23-year-old DePaula was 6-5 with a 4.15 ERA in 17 starts and three relief appearances this year with Class A Tampa.
Big league batting leader Tulowitzki goes on DL
DENVER – Major league batting leader Troy Tulowitzki was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Colorado Rockies because of a left hip flexor strain.
The 29-year-old All-Star shortstop was hurt while running out a grounder at Pittsburgh on Saturday night. He was held out of the next two games before being placed on the disabled list, retroactive to Sunday.
This is Tulowitzki’s first trip to the disabled list this season. He is hitting .340 and is third in the NL with 21 home runs.
Cubs designate Gold Glover Barney, activate Bonifacio
CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs took another step toward the future, designating second baseman Darwin Barney for assignment.
Second baseman Emilio Bonifacio was activated from the disabled list yesterday to take Barney’s place on the roster. Bonifacio had been out since June 13 because of strained right oblique.
The 28-year-old Barney won a Gold Glove in the 2012, when his 141 consecutive games without an error tied a major league record. But he regressed noticeably at the plate and, with the recent promotion of Arismendy Alcantara and other infield prospects on the way, he no longer fit the master plan.
Athletics agree to 10-year lease to stay in Oakland
OAKLAND, Calif. – The Athletics said they have agreed to a 10-year lease extension to stay in Oakland.
Team owner Lew Wolff said yesterday that after reviewing several modifications made by the Oakland City Council last week, he has agreed to the terms of the lease to keep the team playing at the O.co Coliseum.
The deal must still be approved next week by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, who have previously announced its support.
The extension has already been approved by the board of the Oakland Alameda County Coliseum Authority, a government entity that oversees the coliseum.
Former Illini player dies in workout at new school
WINONA, Minn. – Campus officials said a football player at Winona State University who recently transferred from Illinois died while working out with teammates.
Winona State said in a news release that 22-year-old Shawn Afryl died yesterday during a workout at Maxwell Field on the campus in Winona, Minn. Information about his cause of death was not immediately available.
School officials said the 6-foot-3, 310-pound offensive lineman had recently enrolled after his transfer.
Illini Coach Tim Beckman said in a statement that his players were saddened to hear of the death of a “great teammate.”
Bowling Green player charged with attempted rape
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio – A Bowling Green football player was charged with attempted rape.
Court records show 19-year-old William Houston was arraigned Monday in Bowling Green Municipal Court and later released on bail. The records show no attorney for the sophomore running back.
The Bowling Green police reported Houston was arrested Sunday after a female told the police she was asleep at a home where other people were staying, and she awoke to find a man atop her trying to engage in sex. The police said others reported the man was Houston.
Houston scored 11 touchdowns last season and rushed for 211 yards.
TCU’s Fields investigated for alleged assault
FORT WORTH, Texas – The police are investigating whether TCU defensive end Devonte Fields pointed a gun at his former girlfriend and punched her in the head.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that 20-year-old Haley Brown’s right check was swollen and she had a cut under her eye when officers arrived at a Fort Worth home early Sunday.
The police yesterday said that no charges have been filed and Fields, the Big 12’s preseason defensive player of the year, has not been arrested.
Brown told the police that she and Fields dated for two years and had broken up June 1. Brown said she didn’t want to press charges but officers told her a report and family violence packet must be completed.
LSU freshman tackle injured punching glass
BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU freshman defensive tackle Trey Lealaimatafao might not be able to play this season after he injured his arm punching through glass in the Tigers’ weight room.
LSU spokesman Michael Bonnette said Lealaimatafao was hospitalized Monday to treat a deep cut to his arm. School officials have not offered further details on why the player punched through glass, the severity of the injury or the effect it could have on Lealaimatafao’s career.
The 6-foot, 300-pound Lealaimatafao was a coveted recruit who was expected to compete for playing time immediately.
Rodriguez signs six-year deal with Real Madrid
MADRID – After scoring the most goals of any player at the World Cup, Colombia forward James Rodriguez signed a six-year deal with Real Madrid yesterday.
The 23-year-old Rodriguez, who helped Colombia reach the quarterfinals in Brazil, was introduced to fans at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium yesterday afternoon.
Sports newspapers Marca and As said Madrid agreed to pay Monaco $108 million for Rodriguez. He is expected to join the squad Aug. 1.
Rodriguez’s goal against Uruguay in the round of 16 at the World Cup, when he chested the ball down and then volleyed it in, was voted the best of the tournament. He scored a total of six times.