Angels say slugger Pujols done for season
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Angels say slugger Albert Pujols is done for the season because of an injured left foot.
The Angels made the announcement Monday before playing Cleveland.
Pujols hasn't played since July 26. He had been saying he wanted to return when his partially torn plantar fascia healed.
The injury has bothered him all season, and forced the first baseman to mostly become a designated hitter. The Angels began the season with high hopes, but are far back in the playoff race.
The 33-year-old Pujols hit .258 with 17 home runs and 64 RBI this year. This is the first time the three-time NL MVP finished with fewer than 30 homers in his 13-season major league career.
Lawsuit details Braun's efforts to fight drug test
MILWAUKEE -- A former college classmate has sued Ryan Braun for defamation and emotional distress, saying the Brewers slugger lied about why their friendship fell apart after a business deal went sour.
The lawsuit filed in Milwaukee last month by law student Ralph Sasson says Braun's agent hired him in 2011 to do legal research aimed at clearing Braun after the left fielder tested positive for steroid use.
Sasson says the agent later asked him to investigate the man who collected Braun's urine, and Braun personally asked him to prank call two journalists working on a story about the failed drug test.
He says his friendship with Braun ended after Braun demanded payment for his work.
Braun accepted a 65-game suspension last month but has yet to publicly admit using performance-enhancing drugs.
Nats get OF DeJesus in trade with Cubs
CHICAGO -- The Washington Nationals have acquired outfielder David DeJesus in a trade with the Chicago Cubs.
The deal bolsters Washington's bench as it tries to make an improbable late run for a playoff spot. Coming into the day, the Nationals trailed Cincinnati by 91⁄2 games for the NL's second wild-card slot.
The Cubs receive a player to be named. They also save about $2.5 million, including $1.5 million to buy out a 2014 option for $6.5 million.
The 33-year-old DeJesus is batting .250 with six homers and 27 RBI in 84 games. He didn't have to go far to join his new team, with Washington opening a four-game series at Chicago on Monday night.
Chiefs trade Baldwin to 49ers in WR swap
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs have traded wide receiver Jon Baldwin to the San Francisco 49ers for wide receiver A.J. Jenkins in a swap of disappointing first-round picks.
Baldwin was the 26th overall pick of the Chiefs in 2011. He missed time his rookie season after getting hurt in a fight with a teammate, and has been prone to dropping passes. He has just 41 catches for 579 yards and two touchdowns in two seasons.
Jenkins was the 30th overall pick of the 49ers last year. He appeared in only three games as a rookie and did not make a catch.
Miami: Dye will not be on Hurricanes' roster
CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Miami says defensive lineman Dyron Dye will no longer be part of the football program.
Dye was the only player left on the roster who had ties to the Nevin Shapiro scandal, which has hovered over the program since 2011. The NCAA says Dye lied during at least one of his three interviews about the Shapiro case, and Dye says he testified a certain way in 2011 because his eligibility was being threatened by an investigator.
Miami says it based the decision on "unresolved issues regarding the NCAA investigation."
Dye already has his Miami degree. He was on scholarship at the school since enrolling in 2009. His status for this year was already in serious doubt after he needed surgery to repair an Achilles' injury following the spring practice season.