Alex Rodriguez joined the legendary Hank Aaron in an exclusive club, the only two players in baseball history to have driven in more than 2,000 runs, with a two-run home run in the sixth inning of Saturday night's game between the Yankees and Orioles, according to an ESPN.com report.
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Oklahoma had 11 players selected in the 2015 Major League Baseball draft this week, the most of any school.
UC Santa Barbara was second with 10 players selected from Monday to Wednesday.
Arizona State, Florida, Illinois and Vanderbilt each had nine players drafted.
Nine schools produced eight players each, including LSU, Michigan State, Oklahoma State, TCU, Houston, Maryland, UCLA, USC and North Carolina.
The 2015 Major League Baseball Draft ended on Wednesday after the 1,215th pick was made.
Overall, pitchers made up more than 52 percent of the selections. 633 hurlers were drafted (462 right-handers and 171 lefties). Positions players were taken with 582 picks.
Here's the breakdown by position:
53 first baseman
51 second baseman
53 third baseman
one utility player
The first round of Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft was dominated by shortstops, who went 1-2-3, but overall position players were a hot commodity.
Twenty-one of the 36 first-round picks were position players, including seven of the first 10 selections.
There was a run on pitchers in the middle of the round. There were just three left-handed pitchers taken in the first round.
In 2014, 20 of the 34 first-round picks were pitchers and seven south paws were selected.
The first round of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft was nearly split between college and high school players.
Nineteen of the 36 selections, which included several compensation picks, were out of college. If you include Brady Aiken, who was pitching for IMG Academy before undergoing Tommy John surgery, there were 17 high school players selected in Monday night's first round.
College players dominated the top 10. Seven landed among first 10 players drafted.
Here are the slot values that Major League Baseball has assigned to each of the first round picks in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft:
Each team was informed of that values back in April.
1. Diamondbacks — $8,616,900
2. Astros (Brady Aiken) — $7,420,100
3. Rockies — $6,223,300
4. Rangers — $5,026,500
5. Astros — $4,188,700
6. Twins — $3,889,500
7. Red Sox — $3,590,400
8. White Sox — $3,470,600
9. Cubs — $3,351,000
10. Phillies — $3,231,300
11. Reds — $3,141,600
12. Marlins — $3,051,800
13. Rays — $2,962,100
14. Braves — $2,842,400
15. Brewers — $2,692,700
16. Yankees — $2,543,300
17. Indians — $2,393,600
18. Giants — $2,333,800
19. Pirates — $2,273,800
20. Athletics — $2,214,000
21. Royals — $2,184,200
22. Tigers — $2,154,200
23. Cardinals — $2,124,400
24. Dodgers — $2,094,400
25. Orioles — $2,064,500
26. Angels — $2,034,500
27. Rockies (Michael Cuddyer) — $2,004,600
28. Braves (Ervin Santana) — $1,974,700
29. Blue Jays (Melky Cabrera) — $1,944,800
30. Yankees (David Robertson) — $1,914,900
31. Giants (Pablo Sandoval) — $1,885,000
32. Pirates (Russell Martin) — $1,855,000
33. Royals (James Shields) — $1,825,200
34. Tigers (Max Scherzer) — $1,795,100
35. Dodgers (Hanley Ramirez) — $1,756,100
36. Orioles (Nelson Cruz) — $1,711,900
We have dispatched Andrew Perna to Studio 42 in New Jersey to cover the 2015 Major League Baseball draft. Follow along here for news, rumors and selections as the action unfolds.
1. Arizona Diamondbacks - Dansby Swanson, SS, Vanderbilt
2. Houston Astros (Aiken) - Alex Bregman, SS, LSU
3. Colorado Rockies - Brendan Rodgers, SS, Lake Mary HS (FL)
4. Texas Rangers - Dillon Tate, RHP, UC Santa Barbara
5. Houston Astros - Kyle Tucker, OF, Plant HS (FL)
6. Minnesota Twins - Tyler Jay, LHP, Illinois
7. Boston Red Sox - Andrew Benintendi, OF, Arkansas
8. Chicago White Sox - Carson Fulmer, RHP, Vanderbilt
9. Chicago Cubs - Ian Happ, OF, Cincinnati
10. Philadelphia Phillies - Cornelius Randolph, SS, Griffin HS (GA)
11. Cincinnati Reds - Tyler Stephenson, C, Kennesaw Mountain HS (GA)
12. Miami Marlins - Josh Naylor, 1B, St. Joan of Arc (Canada)
13. Tampa Bay Rays - Garrett Whitley, OF, Niskayuna HS (NY)
14. Atlanta Braves - Kolby Allard, LHP, San Clemente HS (CA)
15. Milwaukee Brewers - Trent Clark, OF, Richland HS (TX)
16. New York Yankees - James Kaprielian, RHP, UCLA
17. Cleveland Indians - Brady Aiken, LHP, IMG Academy
18. San Francisco Giants - Phil Bickford, RHP, College of Southern Nevada
19. Pittsburgh Pirates - Kevin Newman, SS, Arizona
20. Oakland Athletics - Richie Martin, SS, Florida
21. Kansas City Royals - Ashe Russell, RHP, Cathedral HS (IN)
22. Detroit Tigers - Beau Burrows, RHP, Weatherford HS (TX)
23. St. Louis Cardinals - Nick Plummer, OF, Brother Rice HS (MI)
24. Los Angeles Dodgers - Walker Buehler, RHP, Vanderbilt
25. Baltimore Orioles - D.J. Stewart, OF, Florida State
26. Los Angeles Angels - Taylor Ward, C, Fresno State
27. Colorado Rockies (Cuddyer) - Mike Nikorak, RHP, Stroudsburg HS (PA)
28. Atlanta Braves (Santana) - Michael Soroka, RHP, Bishop Carroll HS (Canada)
29. Toronto Blue Jays (Cabrera) - Jon Harris, RHP, Missouri State
30. New York Yankees (Robertson) - Kyle Holder, SS, San Diego
31. San Francisco Giants (Sandoval) - Chris Shaw, 1B, Boston College
32. Pittsburgh Pirates (Martin) - Ke'Bryan Hayes, 3B, Concordia Lutheran HS (TX)
33. Kansas City Royals (Shields) - Nolan Watson, RHP, Lawrence North HS (IN)
34. Detroit Tigers (Scherzer) - Christin Stewart, OF, Tennessee
35. Los Angeles Dodgers (Ramirez) - Kyle Funkhouser, RHP, Louisville
36. Baltimore Orioles (Cruz) - Ryan Mountcastle, SS, Hagerty HS (FL)
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Brian Matusz's eight-game suspension for having an illegal substance on his arm has been upheld and will begin on Friday.
The Baltimore Orioles will take on the Cleveland Indians.
Matusz was suspended after being ejected May 23 when he was pitching against the Miami Marlins.
The Boston Red Sox will acquire Alejandro De Aza from the Baltimore Orioles.
Boston will send cash considerations to Baltimore to complete the deal.
The Orioles recently designatedAlejandro De Aza for assignment.
Brian Matusz, who was ejected Saturday for using a sticky substance that was on his right arm, was suspended eight games by Major League Baseball on Monday.
The Baltimore Orioles left-hander appealed the decision and was available to pitch in Monday's game against the Houston Astros in Baltimore.
Matusz was the second pitcher in less than a week to be suspended for having a foreign substance on his arm.
Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Will Smith also appealed, which has yet to be heard, after getting an eight-game ban Thursday.