Nationals, Dodgers “at top of the Darren O’Day pack”

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ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reported last week that the Dodgers are in “big time” pursuit of free agent reliever Darren O'Day. And now Crasnick adds the Nationals to the list of enthusiastic suitors.

Crasnick writes Sunday that Washington — in bad need of a bullpen revamp — has joined Los Angeles “at the top of the Darren O’Day pack.”

The 33-year-old right-hander had a 1.52 ERA and 82/14 K/BB ratio in 65 1/3 innings this past season for the Orioles. He boasts a 1.92 ERA over his last 263 innings dating back to 2012.

FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal says O’Day is seeking a four-year contract in the $28-36 million range.

Stanton, Donaldson, Kahnle activated by Yankees ahead of Dodgers series

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LOS ANGELES — Giancarlo Stanton, Josh Donaldson, and Tommy Kahnle were activated by the New York Yankees ahead of their weekend series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

New York cleared three roster spots after a 1-0 loss at Seattle, optioning infielder-outfielders Oswaldo Cabrera and Franchy Cordero to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre along with left-hander Matt Krook.

Stanton, Donaldson and Kahnle all played in a rehab game for Double-A Somerset. Stanton was hitless in three at-bats in his first appearance since injuring his left hamstring on April 15.

Donaldson went 1 for 4 in his fourth rehab game as he comes back from a strained right hamstring originally sustained on April 5.

Kahnle pitched one inning, giving up one run and one hit and walking two. He has been out since spring training with right biceps tendinitis.

Aaron Boone said he wasn’t concerned about Stanton returning after playing in just one rehab game. He did say that Stanton likely will be a designated hitter for a couple of weeks after rejoining the Yankees.

New York is missing centerfielder Harrison Bader, who strained his right hamstring against the Mariners and went on the injured list the next day.

Left-hander Carlos Rodón, sidelined since spring training by a sore left forearm and an ailing back, was transferred to the 60-day injured list.