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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 5, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine In a move made Sunday that was only a little surprising, the Los Angeles Dodgers designated outfielder Carl Crawford for assignment. The move is the first step in completely cutting ties with Crawford. The Dodgers have called up outfielder Austin Barnes to take Crawford’s spot on the […]

Posted on June 5, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Despite serious struggles in his first two major league starts, the Los Angeles Dodgers have decided to keep 19-year old lefty Julio Urias in their starting rotation, at least for now. The Dodgers announced Saturday that Urias will make the third start of his big league career […]

Posted on June 5, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine A trade that has been rumored to be in the works for over a week came to fruition on Saturday, with the San Diego Padres sending pitching James Shields to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for pitcher Erik Johnson and shortstop prospect Fernando Tatis Jr. Money […]

Posted on June 4, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The seven-game suspension of second baseman Rougned Odor for punching Toronto outfielder Jose Bautista allowed the Texas Rangers to give a seven-game audition to Jurickson Profar, who has long been one of the most talented and promising young players in baseball. Profar has taken that opportunity and […]

Published on June 4, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Much of the 2016 season for the Los Angeles Dodgers has been an exercise in overcoming the injuries. This is particularly true for the team’s outfield, as Andre Ethier has yet to play this season after breaking his leg during spring training, while Carl Crawford, Alex Guerrero, […]

Published on June 4, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Losing outfielder Hunter Pence to a hamstring injury earlier this week was a big blow to the San Francisco Giants, but the news got even worse on Friday when the team received the prognosis on the injury. As it turns outs, the injury will require Pence to […]

Posted on June 3, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Two-time Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum made his 2016 debut Thursday night pitching for the Salt Lake Bees, the triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels. Last month, Lincecum signed one-year, $2.5 million contract with the Angels, whose pitching staff has been decimated by injuries all season. […]

Posted on June 3, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine One of the best prospects in baseball appears to be on his way back to the big leagues. Reports indicate that the Washington Nationals are planning to recall shortstop Trea Turner with first baseman Ryan Zimmerman expected to go on paternity leave before Friday’s game against the […]

Posted on June 3, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The New York Mets held out as long as they could – probably longer than they should have – but they are finally expected to place third baseman David Wright on the DL on Friday. The Mets announced Friday that Wright will refrain from baseball activities for […]

Posted on May 30, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The first place San Francisco Giants took a hit on Thursday with the news that outfielder Hunter Pence has been placed on the 15-day DL. Pence injured his right hamstring while running to first base during San Francisco’s loss Wednesday night to the Atlanta Braves. It was […]

Posted on June 2, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine It’s no secret that Miami Marlins hitting coach Barry Bonds has been one of the most disliked figures in baseball for a long time. Much of it is due to his connection with performance-enhancing drugs during his playing days, but some of it also relates to the […]

Posted on June 2, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The Seattle Mariners’ injured list continues to grow. On Wednesday, the team placed ace Felix Hernandez on the DL with a calf strain. This is the first time Hernandez has been on the DL since 2008. The injury is a bit of a mystery. Seattle manager Scott […]

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