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Cleveland’s José Ramirez 23 home runs this season, will take part in the MLB Home Run Derby on Monday. Colin E. Braley/Associated Press

NEW YORK — José Ramírez of the Cleveland Guardians became the sixth member of the eight-man Home Run Derby field, Major League Baseball said Tuesday.

A switch hitter, Ramírez was part of the 2022 competition at Dodger Stadium.

Pete Alonso of the New York Mets, Alec Bohm of Philadelphia, Gunnar Henderson of Baltimore, Marcell Ozuna of Atlanta and Bobby Witt Jr. of Kansas City previously committed to the July 15 event at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.

Alonso will participate in his fifth straight Home Run Derby, trying to win for the third time.

ALL-STAR GAME: Cincinnati right-hander Hunter Greene and Baltimore infielder Jordan Westburg became first-time All-Stars when they were picked as injury replacements.

Greene was selected to fill the spot of Dodgers right-hander Tyler Glasnow, placed on the 15-day injured list.


Westburg took the spot of Boston third baseman Rafael Devers, who has left shoulder soreness.

PHILLIES: Philadelphia reinstated first baseman Bryce Harper and designated hitter Kyle Schwarber from the 10-day injured list

Harper missed time with a hamstring injury suffered June 27 in a 7-4 loss to Miami. Harper, a two-time MVP, was hitting .303 with 20 doubles, 20 homers and 58 RBI, and was the National League player of the month for May and June.

Schwarber was batting .250 with 17 homers and 49 RBI, and led the NL in walks before sustaining a left groin injury while playing the outfield for just the third time this season.

DODGERS: All-Star right-hander Tyler Glasnow was placed on the 15-day injured list with back tightness.

Glasnow, 30, is 8-5 with a 3.47 ERA in his first season with the Dodgers. He was acquired in a December trade with Tampa Bay and received a $136.5 million, five-year contract as part of the trade that brought him back to southern California.


Manager Dave Roberts said Glasnow’s back flared up while playing catch over the weekend.

Glasnow leads the major leagues with 143 strikeouts, the most before the All-Star Game in Dodgers history since Clayton Kershaw struck out 159 in 2017. Glasnow’s 11.81 strikeout per nine innings is second-best in baseball.

METS: Seeking help for a struggling and depleted bullpen, New York acquired reliever Phil Maton from Tampa Bay for a player to be named or cash.

Maton was 1-2 with a 4.58 ERA and two saves in 40 appearances for the Rays this season. He struck out 30 and walked 18 in 35 1/3 innings.

Maton, a 31-year-old right-hander, has spent eight seasons in the majors, going 17-14 with a 4.28 ERA and four saves in 384 games for San Diego, Cleveland, Houston and Tampa Bay.

He gives the Mets an experienced arm to replenish a taxed and tattered bullpen that lost veteran left-hander Brooks Raley and right-hander Drew Smith to season-ending elbow injuries. Right-handers Sean Reid-Foley and Shintaro Fujinami are also on the injured list

YANKEES: General Manager Brian Cashman joined the for a series at Tampa Bay.

The Yankees had lost 16 of 22 but remain in one of the AL wild-card spots.

“Because of how we’ve been playing I’ve decided to join us,” Cashman said. “It’s been a struggle, obviously. Thankfully we got out of the gates really strong, so hopefully that cushion will allow us to work through this hopefully sooner than later on because it’s gone on long enough.”

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