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[August 03, 2017]  (The Sports Xchange) - The Philadelphia Phillies canceled a ceremony to induct Pete Rose into the team's Wall of Fame after allegations surfaced this week that the all-time hits leader maintained a sexual relationship in the 1970s with a girl before she turned 16.

"Due to recent events, the Phillies and Pete Rose have decided that Pete will not participate in the Phillies Alumni Weekend festivities to be held at Citizens Bank Park on Aug. 10-13, 2017," the Phillies announced Wednesday in a release.

Rose, who is banned from baseball because he bet on games while manager of the Cincinnati Reds, had been voted by Phillies fans to be inducted into the team's Wall of Fame. He was scheduled to be honored Aug. 12.


The Los Angeles Dodgers activated newly acquired right-hander Yu Darvish.

The Japanese-born All-Star was acquired on Monday from the Texas Rangers to bolster the Dodgers' rotation.

Darvish, who turns 31 on Aug. 16, was 52-39 with a 3.42 ERA in 122 career starts in five major league seasons with the Rangers from 2012-17, earning All-Star selections in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2017.


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Cleveland Indians left-hander Andrew Miller was placed on the 10-day disabled list with patellar tendinitis in his right knee, the team announced.

The Indians also revealed that right-hander Josh Tomlin is expected to miss at least six weeks after an MRI confirmed a "mild-to-moderate" left hamstring tendon strain.


The Washington Nationals activated newly acquired right-hander Brandon Kintzler.

The team also recalled right-hander A.J. Cole from Syracuse, while right-hander Erick Fedde and left-hander Sammy Solis were optioned to the Triple-A club.

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