July 18, 2016

Former St. Louis scouting director Chris Correa was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison or unlawful intrusions into the Houston Astros' database.

Correa, who pled guilty to five charges on Jan. 8, must also pay restitution of $279,038.65 to the Astros.

The sentence wraps up a cybercrime that was summed up as an old-fashioned theft.

The judge accepted the government's recommended sentence of 46 months for the 35-year-old Correa.

--The last-place Minnesota Twins fired executive vice president/general manager Terry Ryan.

Vice president/assistant GM Rob Antony will replace Ryan on an interim basis.

The Twins entered Monday night's game against the Detroit Tigers with the worst record in the American League at 33-58.

The Twins are headed toward their fourth last-place finish in the last six years. Minnesota has not reached the postseason since 2010, the year before Ryan returned as the Twins' GM.

Ryan was named GM on Nov. 7, 2011, after spending the previous four seasons as a special assistant to general manager Bill Smith (2008-11).

-- The Cleveland Indians placed struggling catcher Yan Gomes on the 15-day disabled list with a separated right shoulder.

Gomes isn't expected to require surgery, but the team announced that the 28-year-old will miss one to two months after falling awkwardly at first base in Sunday's 6-1 victory over Minnesota.

Gomes, who ripped a double earlier in the contest to snap an 0-for-27 slump, was carted off the field after landing on the first-base bag. He is batting just .165 with eight homers and 32 RBIs in 71 games this season.

With Gomes sidelined, the Indians activated catcher Roberto Perez from the 60-day disabled list. Perez and veteran Chris Gimenez are expected to platoon behind the plate for the American League Central leaders.

--Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right hip on Monday. He's expected to begin catching drills in January.

Since signing a four-year, $28 million contract extension in January 2015, Mesoraco has appeared in only 39 games. He has caught in only 19 of those games.

He's had surgery on his left shoulder (torn labrum) and right hip (impingement) in the past year.

--Detroit right-hander Jordan Zimmermann threw a pain-free, 25-pitch bullpen session. He threw only fastballs and according to manager Brad Ausmus, Zimmerman did not feel any discomfort.

Zimmermann, who is on the 15-day disabled list with a neck strain, will throw another bullpen session before making a rehab start. .

The next step probably will be a brief rehab stint prior to returning to the Tigers.

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