Hall of Fame outfielder Tony Gwynn died Monday morning after battling cancer. He was 54.
Gwynn was surrounded by his family at Pomerado Hospital in Poway, Calif., when he died.
Gwynn spent his entire Hall of Fame career with the San Diego Padres from 1982-2001. He had 3,141 hits and a career .338 batting average (18th best all-time) in 2,440 games. He batted above .300 in 19 of his 20 major league seasons, including .394 in 1994.
Gwynn was a 15-time All-Star, won eight batting titles, five Gold Glove Awards and was inducted in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007.
Gwynn also played a significant role in the Padres winning National League pennants in 1984 and 1998, hitting a combined .371 in the two World Series.
Commissioner Bud Selig issued a statement, saying that Gwynn was "the greatest Padre ever" and his "all-around excellence on the field was surpassed by his exuberant personality and genial disposition in life."
---The Philadelphia Phillies placed outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. on the bereavement list following the death of his father.
Outfielder Aaron Altherr was recalled from Double-A Reading to take his place. Altherr was hitting .245 with 11 doubles and 23 RBIs in 52 games with Reading.
---Boston Red Sox minor league left-handed pitcher Miguel Pena received a 100-game suspension without pay after a third positive test for a drug of abuse.
The suspension of Pena, who is currently on the roster of Double-A Portland of the Eastern League, is effective immediately.
---Baseball's all-time hits leader Pete Rose, who managed the independent Bridgeport Bluefish for one day, still hopes to have his lifetime ban from Major League Baseball lifted.
Rose was banned for life in 1989 for betting on baseball while he managed the Cincinnati Reds.
"I've waited 25 years, but I've done so because I was the one who screwed up," Rose told ESPN.com. "And if I were given a second chance, I would be the happiest guy in the world."
---The Cleveland Indians recalled right-hander Mark Lowe and optioned left-hander T.J. House to Triple-A Columbus.
Lowe, 31, has spent most of the season with Columbus where he has compiled a mark of 1-1 with nine saves (10 chances) and a 3.48 ERA in 20 relief appearances over 20 2/3 innings.
House recorded a 4.88 ERA in six games, including five starts, over 27 2/3 innings with Cleveland in two stints.
---Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks, on a rehab assignment at Triple-A Pawtucket, is getting work in the outfield as Boston looks for more production.
The Red Sox signed first baseman Sam Travis, their second-round pick in this month's draft.
---Phillies right-hander Jonathan Pettibone is expected to have surgery Tuesday to repair a small tear in his right shoulder. Pettibone is 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA in two starts.
---The St. Louis Cardinals signed No. 1 draft pick Luke Weaver, a right-handed pitcher out of Florida State, to a deal calling for a slot-mandated $1.8 million bonus. The No. 27 overall pick, Weaver will start his pro career at short-season Class A Jupiter.
---Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said that right-hander Joe Kelly (torn hamstring) has progressed enough that the team could activate him in the next two to three weeks. Kelly, who was the No. 5 starter to begin the season, was injured April 16 in Milwaukee trying to beat out an infield hit.
---The New York Mets activated outfielder Eric Young Jr. from the 15-day disabled list and started him in left field, batting ninth.
Outfielder Andrew Brown, who hit .182 with two homers and seven RBIs in 44 at-bats, was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas.