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Posted on September 20, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine After nursing a sore hamstring for more than two weeks, Chicago Cubs ace Jake Arrieta has been cleared to return to the mound. Arrieta will start Thursday when the Cubs begin a critical four-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers. Getting the start on Thursday will allow Arrieta […]

Posted on September 20, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Despite the Toronto Blue Jays having a disappointing 2017 season, they are hoping to reload in 2018 and not rebuild. The team is already taking steps toward becoming competitive again in 2018. The Blue Jays have reportedly agreed to a one-year extension with starting pitcher Marco Estrada. […]

Posted on September 19, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Against long odds, the Minnesota Twins have put themselves in a great position to claim a wild-card spot. However, it doesn’t appear that third baseman Miguel Sano will be able to contribute to the cause during the final two weeks of the season. Twins manager Paul Molitor […]

Posted on September 19, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine With less than two weeks left in the regular season, the Washington Nationals remain optimistic that outfielder Bryce Harper will be able to return in time for the postseason. There is still no timetable for Harper’s return. But in recent days the former MVP has taken concrete […]

Posted on September 18, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The Carolina Panthers are off to a promising 2-0 start this season. However, adversity has already struck the team in the form of an injury. Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen is expected to miss the next six to eight weeks with a broken foot. Olsen suffered […]

Posted on September 18, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine It’s a result that’s been assumed for months, but it’s also nice to make it official. With their 7-1 win over the Mariners on Sunday, the Houston Astros officially clinched the 2017 AL West division title. Since opening day, the AL West has been a one-horse race, […]

Posted on September 17, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine There is growing optimism from the New York Giants that wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. will be able to play in Monday’s Week 2 game against the Detroit Lions. However, nothing is set in stone just yet. ESPN‘s Adam Schefter cites a source that says whether Beckham […]

Posted on September 17, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine One day after the subdued disappointment of seeing their 22-game winning streak come to an end, the Cleveland Indians once again have reason to celebrate. The Indians have clinched the AL Central title for the second straight year. Cleveland’s magic number was 2 at the start of […]

Posted on September 16, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The shoulder issues that have plagued Boston Red Sox DH for much of the season have popped up again late in the regular season. To make matters worse, that shoulder trouble is now accompanied by biceps soreness. Ramirez has started just two of Boston’s last six games […]

Posted on September 16, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine After more than three weeks of winning, the streak is over. The Cleveland Indians saw their 22-game win streak broken Friday night by a 4-3 loss to the Kansas City Royals. The Indians fall a few games short of tying the MLB record of 26 straight wins […]

Posted on September 15, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Just days after Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance Week 1 against the Saints, there are questions about his health. ESPN‘s Chris Mortensen is reporting that the Vikings have concerns about Bradford’s knee following Monday’s season opener. […]

Posted on September 15, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The injury bug has bit the Houston Astros at an unfortunate time. The Astros announced Thursday night that Marisnick has a fractured right thumb that will require surgery. He will be sidelined for an estimated six to eight weeks. Such a timeline likely means his season is […]

Posted on September 14, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine For the second time in less than a month, the Cleveland Indians are welcoming reliever Andrew Miller back from the DL. The Indians activated Miller from the 10-day DL prior to Thursday’s game against the Royals, as the team tries to win its 22nd straight game. Cleveland […]

Posted on September 14, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Despite a season that’s been plagued by elbow trouble, David Price is returning to the Boston Red Sox for the stretch run. The Red Sox activated Price from the DL on Thursday. However, his role with the team for the rest of the season and in the […]

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