TORONTO — New York’s Derek Jeter took over sole possession of eighth place on baseball’s career hits list with a single in the fourth inning against the Blue Jays on Sunday.
It was the 3,320th hit of Jeter’s career, moving him past Hall of Famer Paul Molitor. Next on the list is Carl Yastrzemski, with 3,419.
Jeter entered play Sunday batting .182 with no homers and one RBI in what he has said will be his final season.
Puig scratched from lineup because of swollen thumb
LOS ANGELES — Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig did not play in Sunday’s game against San Francisco because of a swollen left thumb. Puig left Dodger Stadium prior to the game to get an MRI exam.
He was hurt Saturday making a headfirst slide into first base on an infield single.
Mets closer Parnell to have Tommy John surgery
NEW YORK — The Mets say closer Bobby Parnell will have Tommy John surgery and is out for the season.
Parnell blew a save on opening day against Washington, and the next day it was revealed he had a partially torn right elbow ligament.
The surgery is scheduled for Tuesday at the Hospital for Special Surgery here.
Zimmerman’s MRI shows no ‘structrual issues’
WASHINGTON — Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman was out of the lineup Sunday.
An MRI revealed inflammation in his right shoulder. Manager Matt Williams said the MRI showed no “structural issues” and that Zimmerman will be reevaluated after today’s off day.
Phillies’ home opener gets postponed due to rain
PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies’ home opener against Milwaukee today has been postponed because of expected heavy rains. The game has been rescheduled for Tuesday.