Baseball

21Aug 2016
Pittsburgh Pirates Jung Ho Kang

Posted on August 21, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Just when the Pittsburgh Pirates were starting to make a move in the wild card race, they’ve been hit by an injury. Third baseman Jung Ho Kang was placed on the 15-day DL on Saturday, with the Pirates calling up first base prospect Josh Bell to replace […]

21Aug 2016
Houston Astros Carlos Gomez

Posted on August 20, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The Texas Rangers announced Saturday that they have signed outfielder Carlos Gomez to a minor league contract. The move comes 10 days after he was designated for assignment by the Houston Astros and two days after the Astros released him after being unable to trade him. Gomez […]

20Aug 2016
Philadelphia Phillies Ryan Howard

Posted on August 20, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Even with the non-waiver trade deadline behind us, it’s still possible for teams to make trades prior to the end of August. Such trades usually involve high-salary players who will undoubtedly pass through waivers without being claimed. Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard is a great example […]

20Aug 2016
Los Angeles Angels Mike Scioscia

Posted on August 20, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The 2016 season has been a trying one for the Los Angeles Angels, but despite the team’s struggles and the possibility of a last place finish in the AL West, it does not seem as if there will be a change of manager this offseason. Both Angels GM […]

19Aug 2016
Chicago Cubs John Lackey

Posted on August 19, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine At times this season, the Chicago Cubs have appeared to be virtually unstoppable. They will soon find out if injuries to key members of their pitching staff will slow them down. The Cubs announced Friday that starting pitcher John Lackey and reliever Hector Rondon are both going […]

19Aug 2016
Washington Nationals Ryan Zimmerman

Posted on August 19, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Major League Baseball announced Friday that it has completed its investigation of Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard and Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman and found that neither violated the league’s drug policy. The investigation relates to an Al-Jazeera documentary released in December that claimed that […]

19Aug 2016
New York Mets Yoenis Cespedes

Posted on August 19, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Amidst a tailspin that is threatening their postseason hopes, the New York Mets will add some reinforcements on Friday when they activate outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera from the DL. Cespedes returns after missing the minimum of 15 days to heal a quad injury that […]

18Aug 2016
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred

Posted on August 18, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred sat down with the game’s owners Thursday in Houston, as the group discussed possible rule changes. Among the issues discussed and possible changes presented by Manfred were restrictions on defensive shifts, limits on pitching changes, and pitch clocks. Manfred has been pushing to improve baseball’s […]

18Aug 2016
Atlanta Braves Julio Teheran

Posted on August 18, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Believe it or not, the future is starting to come together for the Atlanta Braves. After promoting top prospect Dansby Swanson to the big leagues on Wednesday, the Braves are set to welcome back from the DL two pitchers they are hoping will also be important to […]

18Aug 2016
New York Mets Zack Wheeler

Posted on August 18, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine It’s been a long and frustrating road back from Tommy John surgery for New York Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler. That road has been filled with setbacks that have derailed his return to the majors, and the latest occurred Wednesday when the Mets announced Wheeler has a mild […]

17Aug 2016
San Diego Padres Colin Rea

Posted on August 17, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine A week ago, San Diego Padres pitcher Colin Rea was all set to undergo Tommy John surgery after an MRI revealed a tear in his ulnar collateral ligament. However, Rea appears to have had a change of heart, as he will be passing on Tommy John surgery, […]

17Aug 2016
Los Angeles Dodgers Chase Utley

Posted on August 17, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine For the first time since he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers exactly one year ago this Friday, Chase Utley returned to Philadelphia Wednesday night, playing against the Phillies at Citizen’s Bank Park. Upon his return, the Philadelphia fans treated Utley to a most friendly of […]

17Aug 2016

Yankee Stadium New York Yankees About Stadium An open-air ballpark located in the Bronx of New York City, Yankee Stadium primarily elves as the home field to Major League Baseball’s New York Yankees. The stadium was opened in 2009 to replace the original Yankee Stadium. The Yankees had played most of their 85 years in […]

17Aug 2016

Wrigley Field Chicago Cubs About Stadium One of the cornerstone stadiums in baseball, Wrigley Field is located on the North side of Chicago, Illinois and is the home of Major League Baseball’s Chicago Cubs. Originally built in 1914 for the Chicago Whales who played in the Federal League, the stadium was called Weeghman Park. The […]

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