• MLB teams spent record $268 million on amateur draft bonuses

    NEW YORK (AP) — Major league teams have spent a record $267.95 million on signing bonuses for players drafted last month, a 7.4 percent increase from last year’s final total of $249.38 million.

  • New York Yankees' Starlin Castro, right, and Didi Gregorius, left, celebrate after a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday, July 19, 2016, in New York. The Yankees won 7-1. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    Castro’s 4 RBIs lift Eovaldi, Yankees over Orioles 7-1

    NEW YORK (AP) — Starlin Castro, Nathan Eovaldi and Anthony Swarzak helped the Yankees get back over .500 and chip away at the huge gap with AL East-leading Baltimore. New York will need a lot more wins during the rest of July to persuade management not to jettison veterans for prospects.