All posts by: Bryan Zarpentine

About Bryan Zarpentine

Bryan Zarpentine is a freelance writer and editor who has covered sports for a variety of sites all over the Internet for the better part of a decade. He is a graduate of Syracuse University who has a great passion for both writing and sports. Contact: bzarp2@gmail.com Twitter: @BZarp

Posted on June 17, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine A curveball has been thrown into the tight, four-team race in the AL Central, as the Detroit Tigers have lost right fielder J.D. Martinez to injury. Martinez suffered a fractured right elbow while running into the outfield wall during Detroit’s win over the Kansas City Royals Thursday […]

Posted on June 16, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine For the Chicago Cubs, the help just keeps on coming. Not that they need it. Reports indicate that the Cubs, who are 24 games over .500 and running away with the NL Central, plan to promote catcher Willson Contreras on Friday. Contreras is considered by many to […]

Posted on June 16, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine After much thought and consideration, New York Mets’ third baseman David Wright will undergo surgery to treat a herniated disc in his neck. The surgery will be performed Thursday by Dr. Robert Watkins, who treated Wright while he rehabbed last season after being diagnosed with a chronic […]

Posted on June 16, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine After Jose Reyes was designated for assignment by the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday, hope grew in a large contingent of Mets’ fans that the team may be open to bringing back their former shortstop, a player who is still well regarded in New York among the Mets’ […]

Posted on June 15, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Not long ago, the New York Yankees thought Mark Teixeira would be lost for the season due to a knee injury. However, not only is the first baseman planning on coming back this season after deciding to rehab the injury in lieu of surgery, but he’s also […]

Posted on June 15, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine In a move that many were expecting, the Colorado Rockies designated shortstop Jose Reyes for assignment on Wednesday. The Rockies will have 10 days to trade him, release him, or send him to the minors with his approval. Reyes has not played for the Rockies this season, […]

Posted on June 15, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine For the second straight year, New York Mets’ third baseman David Wright is in the midst of a long-term stint on the DL. Last year, Wright was diagnosed with spinal stenosis, a chronic back condition that will be managed on a daily basis for the rest of […]

Posted on June 14, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine A small wrench has been thrown into what has otherwise been a successful season up to this point for the Washington Nationals. On Tuesday, the Nationals announced that closer Jonathan Papelbon has been placed on the 15-day DL with an intercostal strain. Manager Dusty Baker says there […]

Posted on June 14, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The all-time hit leader in baseball history is disputing the fact that Ichiro Suzuki is on the verge of passing him. With Ichiro set to break the record any day, Pete Rose is becoming outspoken about his record, claiming that the hits Ichiro’s accumulated while he was […]

Posted on June 14, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine It’s been a whirlwind week for Texas Rangers starter Yu Darvish since being forced to leave his start last early, but when all was said and done he has ended up on the DL. Darvish was bumped from his scheduled start in Oakland Monday and sent back […]

Posted on June 13, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The MLB trade deadline is more than six weeks away, but some minor trades have already been made and it’s not too early to start hearing rumblings about other possible trades. The latest trade rumors have linked the San Francisco Giants to Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun. […]

Posted on June 13, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Yulieski Gurriel, one of the top players in Cuban baseball, has officially been declared a free agent by Major League Baseball. The 32-year old third baseman is now free to sign with any major league team. Many scouts consider Gurriel to be the top player on the […]

Posted on June 13, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The road back to the big leagues is about to reach its conclusion for Tim Lincecum. The two-time Cy Young winner appears ready to pitch in the majors for the first time in nearly a year after an impressive performance on Sunday in what Lincecum says will […]

Posted on June 12, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Despite leaving his start this past Wednesday early due to neck and shoulder tightness, Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish seemed confident he would make his next scheduled start. However, that will not be happening after all. The Rangers announced Saturday that Darvish will not make his start […]

Posted on June 12, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The Seattle Mariners look like a team that will be fighting for a spot in the postseason all year, but injuries are starting to take their toll on the team, specifically the loss of ace Felix Hernandez, who will not be returning as soon as the team […]

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