MLB notes: Jeter passes Wagner on all-time hits list

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (2) receives a standing ovation for his 3431 hit for sole...

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (2) receives a standing ovation for his 3431 hit for sole possession of sixth place on baseballs all time hit list during the sixth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium on Aug 9, 2014 in Bronx, NY, USA. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA TODAY Sports)

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Derek Jeter continues to make history during his final MLB season.

In the sixth inning of Saturday’s game against the Cleveland Indians, the New York Yankees shortstop recorded his 3,431th career hit to pass Hall of Famer Honus Wagner for sixth on the all-time list.

“It is one of those ‘wow’ moments,” Jeter told ESPN after the 3-0 loss. “It’s something I’m extremely proud of. Obviously, I would’ve liked to have won the game, but it’s something I’ll be able to tell my kids one day.”

Jeter now has more hits than any other shortstop in history.

“Honus Wagner, he is the last one on the list who has played shortstop,” Jeter said. “That one hits home a little bit. Anytime you pass guys that have had the careers that they’ve had, it is kind of overwhelming.”

Yankees manager Joe Girardi was gushing about his captain.

“It is unbelievable,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “The people he has passed. It is unbelievable.”

McCANN TO CONCUSSION DL

The New York Yankees placed catcher Brian McCann on the seven-day concussion disabled list Saturday.

The club recalled catcher Austin Romine from triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and unconditionally released infielder Brian Roberts.

McCann left Friday night’s game against the Cleveland Indians in the sixth inning. Francisco Cervelli pinch-hit for McCann, who was feeling the effects of a third-inning foul ball off his mask.

McCann is batting .238 with 13 home runs and 49 RBIs this season.

Roberts batted .237 with five homers and 21 RBIs in 317 at-bats in his first season with the Yankees. He spent the first 13 year of his major-league career with the Baltimore Orioles. He is a career .276 hitter with 97 home runs, 367 doubles, 285 stolen bases and 542 RBIs.

WORTH A PENNY

The Miami Marlins called up right-hander Brad Penny from triple-A New Orleans to start Saturday’s game against the Cincinnati Reds.

The club optioned left-hander Edgar Olmos to New Orleans to make room for Penny.

It’s a 10-year reunion for Penny and the Marlins. The 36-year-old played with the Marlins, Los Angeles Dodgers, Boston Red Sox, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals and Detroit Tigers in his career. He signed a minor-league deal with Miami in June.

From 2000-04, Penny went 48-42 with a 4.04 ERA with the Marlins. His catcher was Mike Redmond, now the manager. Penny won 14 games in 2003 to help the Marlins win the World Series.

“It’s been a long road for him,” Redmond said. “For me, it will be fun. I caught a lot of his starts. Seeing him on that mound and me managing him, it’s kind of big.”

Penny made his last start with the Marlins on July 28, 2004.

Penny last played in the major leagues in 2012 when he made 22 relief appearances with the Giants. His last major-league start was Sept. 25, 2011 with the Tigers.

EATON TO DL

The Chicago White Sox placed outfielder Adam Eaton on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with an oblique injury.

The club recalled outfielder Jordan Danks from triple-A Charlotte.

Eaton, 25, was injured after returning to the lineup Friday against the Seattle Mariners. He missed Thursday with a back bruise.

This season, Eaton is batting .304 with a home run, 32 RBIs, 55 runs and 12 stolen bases in 372 at-bats.


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