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: Twitter: @BZarp

Posted on August 6, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz is in the final months of his farewell tour before he retires following the season. It now appears that part of that farewell tour will include a start at first base on Saturday when the team faces the Los Angeles Dodgers […]

Posted on August 5, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira announced Friday that he will be retiring at the end of the season. The switch-hitting first baseman fought back tears as he announced that his career will only last until season’s end, but he said he knows that the timing […]

Posted on August 5, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine One of the biggest storylines leading up to the non-waiver trade deadline was former Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy exercising his no-trade clause to block a trade that would have sent him to the Cleveland Indians before ultimately being traded to the Texas Rangers. There was a […]

Posted on August 5, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The Toronto Blue Jays have had a change of heart with regard to pitcher Aaron Sanchez. The team previously announced plans to transition Sanchez to the bullpen to curb his innings, but Thursday GM Ross Atkins told reporters that the team had changed its mind and that […]

Posted on August 4, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Fresh off several notable additions right before the non-waiver trade deadline on Monday, the Texas Rangers have added another piece to the puzzle, activating outfielder Shin-Soo Choo from the DL. Choo will be active and in the starting lineup for Thursday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles. This […]

Posted on August 4, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine For the second time in as many days, the Houston Astros have added a pitcher to the DL. Tuesday the team placed key setup man Luke Gregerson on the DL, and they followed it up Wednesday by adding starting pitcher Lance McCullers to the 15-day DL. McCullers […]

Posted on August 4, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The New York Mets have gone to great lengths over the past month to keep Yoenis Cespedes on the active roster and in the lineup despite a nagging quad injury. After sitting for three straight games, he returned to the starting lineup Wednesday night, as the Mets […]

Posted on August 3, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The New York Yankees actions leading up to the trade deadline indicate that the franchise is ready to turn the page and look to the future. Part of that future figures to be catcher Gary Sanchez, who has been called up by the Yankees from triple-A and […]

Posted on August 3, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The first week in August is not an ideal time for a major bullpen shakeup, especially for a team that’s competing for a postseason spot, but that’s exactly what the Houston Astros did on Tuesday. Houston announced Tuesday that Luke Gregerson, who began the season as the […]

Posted on August 3, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The Detroit Tigers did not make a big move at the trade deadline, but they’re about to add a frontline starter to their rotation anyway. Jordan Zimmermann is expected to be activated from the DL and start for the Tigers Thursday when they close out a series […]

Posted August 2, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The Boston Red Sox are planning to call up outfield prospect Andrew Benitendi in time to join them for their game Tuesday night against the Seattle Mariners. Benitendi was the 7th overall pick in the 2015 draft out of the University of Arkansas. According to, he is […]

Posted on August 2, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Just when it looked like the St. Louis Cardinals were about to get healthy and be in position to make a serious playoff push, the Red Birds get hit with another injury. The Cardinals placed rookie shortstop Aledmys Diaz on the 15-day DL Monday night with a […]

Posted on August 2, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The Los Angeles Dodgers are expected to demote outfielder Yasiel Puig to the minors on Tuesday after he was not with the team when they flew to Denver on Monday in preparation for a series with the Colorado Rockies. The team made efforts on Monday to trade […]

Posted on August 1, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine On paper, the Texas Rangers may be the biggest winners of the MLB non-waiver trade deadline. In the final hours before the deadline, the Rangers acquired outfielder Carlos Beltran, catcher Jonathan Lucroy, and reliever Jeremy Jeffress. Perhaps even more impressively, they made the moves without giving up much […]

Posted on August 1, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine For the New York Mets, it’s deja vu all over again. A year ago, minutes before the trade deadline, the Mets made a deal to acquire Yoenis Cespedes. This year, minutes before the deadline they acquired outfielder Jay Bruce from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for second […]

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