Oakland Athletics Wiretap
The Oakland Athletics could be without Brett Anderson for up to six weeks after he was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his right foot.
Anderson felt pain in his foot while running in the outfield this week.
The left-hander, who came back from Tommy John surgery last summer after missing 14 months, has been on the disabled list since May 1 with a sprained right ankle.
"It's pretty frustrating, disappointing and all the other similar adjectives," Anderson said. "I was two days away from making another rehab start and now I'm in a walking boot with a fracture in my foot."
Major League Baseball acknowledges an "improper call" was made by umpires in the ninth inning of a game between the Indians and A's.
Umpires failed to reverse a disputed tying home run by Adam Rosales after a video review Wednesday. MLB executive vice president Joe Torre says the judgment call by umpire Angel Hernandez and his crew "stands as final."
A's manager Bob Melvin still believes he witnessed a home run, and nothing will change his mind.
Melvin said Thursday that he has been in contact with MLB regarding the disputed ninth-inning call in Wednesday night's game. Umpires ruled that a ball hit by Adam Rosales with two outs was a double, not a game-tying homer.
The umpires did not reverse their call despite watching video, according to an ESPN.com report.
Adam Rosales' apparent homer with two outs in the ninth inning off Chris Perez was ruled a double by umpires -- even after a video review -- Wednesday night, giving Cleveland a 4-3 win over the Oakland A's, who left the field feeling robbed.
"Our whole team thought it was the wrong call," Rosales said. "The replays showed it hit the railing. With six eyes on it (three umpires), you would have thought they'd make the right call."
Oakland Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick went 0-for-3 with a walk and an RBI against the New York Yankees on Saturday afternoon.
He has one hit in his last 22 at-bats and is 0-for-33 in 11 career games at the current Yankee Stadium.
Reddick is hitting .138/.260/.230 with a home run and 14 RBI this season.
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