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 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 […]

Posted on June 1, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Multiple outlets are reporting that Cleveland Indians outfielder Marlon Byrd has been suspended by Major League Baseball after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. Byrd will serve a full season, 162 games, as it is the second time he has tested positive for a banned substance. Reports indicate […]

Posted on June 1, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine For most teams, it’s a little early in the season for a fire sale, but not the Atlanta Braves, who can’t trade away big league players for minor league prospects fast enough. On Tuesday, the Braves traded reliever Jason Grilli to the Toronto Blue Jays, a team […]

Posted on June 1, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Last week, Jackie Bradley Jr.’s 29-game hitting streak came to an end. Just a few days later, the spotlight in Boston is already shifting over to Mookie Betts. Tuesday night against the Baltimore Orioles, Betts hit three home runs and extended his hitting streak to 24 games, […]

Posted on May 31, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine With Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor in the midst of a seven-game suspension for punching Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista, and 13 others punished for their role in the brawl that ensued already serving their time or paying their fine, it appeared that the incident […]

Posted on May 31, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The Minnesota Twins have recalled outfielder Byron Buxton, the team’s top prospect and one of the most talented young players in all of baseball. The move comes after center fielder Danny Santana was placed on the DL after injuring his hamstring during Monday’s loss to the Oakland […]

Posted on May 31, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The Houston Astros are set to activate Carlos Gomez from the DL Tuesday, and they expect him to be in the starting lineup when the team plays the Arizona Diamondbacks Tuesday afternoon. Ordinarily, this would be considered great news for the Astros, but considering the fact that […]

Posted on May 30, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine After each of his last two starts, two of the worst of his career, the New York Mets considered removing Matt Harvey from the starting rotation. But against the Chicago White Sox on Memorial Day, Harvey looked like The Dark Knight of old, throwing seven shutout innings […]

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