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 September 1, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The New York Mets appear to have lost another player to a season-ending injury. Manager Terry Collins announced after Wednesday’s win over the Miami Marlins that second baseman Neil Walker is likely to undergo surgery to treat a herniated disk in his back, a surgery that will […]

Posted on August 31, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine It looks increasingly likely that free agent reliever Jonathan Papelbon will not pitch again in 2016. According to a report from WEEI radio station in Boston, Papelbon is unlikely to sign with a major league club by the end of the day Wednesday. That report cites a […]

Posted on August 31, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow got his chance to display his baseball skills in a showcase for major league teams on Tuesday. Tebow garnered mixed reviews during a roughly two-hour workout on the USC campus. There were representatives from 28 of the 30 […]

Posted on August 30, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The reports of Steven Matz returning from the DL on Thursday for the New York Mets have been greatly exaggerated. Well, perhaps not exaggerated, but definitely a little premature. One day after the Matz penciled in Matz to return from the DL on Thursday, manager Terry Collins […]

Posted on August 30, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine In a recent interview with ESPN’s Marly Rivera, Los Angeles Dodgers outfield Yasiel Puig spoke candidly about being demoted to the minors, the lessons he’s learned this year, and his hopes for his future. After back-to-back disappointing seasons for Puig, the Dodgers demoted him to triple-A earlier […]

Posted on August 30, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The Pittsburgh Pirates placed starting pitcher Gerrit Cole on the 15-day DL Monday night. The move came soon after Cole was examined by a shoulder and elbow specialist in Los Angeles. The Pirates knew over the weekend that Cole would not make his scheduled start Monday night […]

Posted on August 29, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The New York Mets have officially listed lefty Steven Matz as the team’s starting pitcher for Thursday’s series finale against the Miami Marlins. The move was made official on Monday after Matz reported no ill effects from the bullpen session he threw on Sunday. Mets manager Terry Collins […]

Posted on August 29, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Injuries have been impossible for the St. Louis Cardinals to escape all season, and even if it’s not an injury, there’s always something to keep a Cardinals player off the field. In the case of starting pitcher Mike Leake, it’s the disease shingles. The Cardinals placed Leake […]

Posted on August 29, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The Washington Nationals look poised to recapture the NL East division crown this season, and they will be bringing in veteran pitching reinforcements to help finish the job. The Nationals have agreed to promote Mat Latos to the big leagues when rosters expand on Thursday. Latos signed […]

Posted on August 28, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The Baltimore Orioles have added a familiar face for their September playoff chase. The Orioles announced Sunday morning that they have signed reliever Tommy Hunter to a major league contract. Hunter was released by the Cleveland Indians earlier this week, freeing him up to sign with any […]

Posted on August 28, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Despite plenty of ups and downs this season, the Detroit Tigers are still very much alive in the American League playoff race. A recent five-game winning streak has brought the Tigers within one game of the second wild card spot in the American League. However, that streak […]

Posted on August 28, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Outside of a few injuries, it’s been smooth sailing for the Chicago Cubs, who have been relatively drama free in 2016. Well, here’s comes a little bit of drama, as pitcher Jason Hammel openly expressed his displeasure with manager Joe Maddon after Maddon pulled Hammel from Saturday’s […]

Posted on August 27, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Pittsburgh Pirates ace Gerrit Cole has been scratched from his next start because of a sore elbow. Cole was scheduled to start Monday against the Chicago Cubs; however, he will not make that start and instead will fly to Los Angeles to see a specialist, according to […]

Posted on August 27, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones has left two straight games prematurely due to issues with his hamstring. However, the team says it is not concerned about his health moving forward, even with the Orioles locked in a tight, three-way race for the AL East division crown. […]

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