Bryan Zarpentine

24Aug 2016
Houston Astros Carlos Gomez

Posted on August 24, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine After the briefest of stints in the minors, Carlos Gomez is scheduled to join the Texas Rangers on Thursday. The Rangers signed Gomez to a minor league contract over the weekend after he was released by the Houston Astros. Gomez has played in just three minor league […]

24Aug 2016
Baltimore Orioles Chris Tillman

Posted on August 24, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Despite having one of the worst starting rotations in the American League, the Baltimore Orioles have managed to stay in the thick of the playoff race in the AL East. However, they will now have to survive without their best starting pitcher, as the Orioles are poised […]

23Aug 2016

Posted on August 23, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine In a move that was somewhat surprising but does appear to make sense, the Texas Rangers have released outfielder Josh Hamilton. The Rangers activated Hamilton from the 60-day DL on Tuesday and immediately placed him on unconditional waivers. It was primarily a procedural move by the Rangers, […]

23Aug 2016
Tim Tebow Baseball

Posted on August 23, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Earlier this month, former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback Tim Tebow announced his intentions to attempt a career in professional baseball. On Tuesday, Tebow’s representatives announced that he will hold a formal showcase in front of Major League Baseball teams in Los Angeles on August 30. […]

23Aug 2016
Oakland Athletics Billy Butler Danny Valencia

Posted on August 23, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The Oakland Athletics placed designated hitter Billy Butler on the 7-day concussion DL on Monday. The move all but confirms that Butler suffered a concussion during an altercation with teammate Danny Valencia last Friday. Butler has not played since the incident with manager Bob Melvin telling the […]

22Aug 2016
Darryl Strawberry Dwight Gooden

Posted on August 22, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Former major leaguer Darryl Strawberry is reaching out to friends, the media, and anyone else he believes can help former teammate Dwight Gooden, who Strawberry believes is in grave danger due to his drug addiction. Strawberry’s recent concern for Gooden comes after the two were scheduled to […]

22Aug 2016
Miami Marlins Giancarlo Stanton

Posted on August 22, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine When Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton went to the DL with a groin injury he suffered sliding into second base on August 13, the team initially believed the injury would keep him out for the remainder of the 2016 regular season. However, both Stanton and the […]

22Aug 2016
Oakland Athletics Billy Butler Danny Valencia

Posted on August 22, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Oakland Athletics designated hitter Billy Butler has not appeared in a game since last week Wednesday, and the reason does not appear to be a baseball-related injury or issue. According to a report in the San Francisco Chronicle, Butler was injured during an altercation with Oakland utility […]

21Aug 2016
Toronto Blue Jays Aaron Sanchez

Posted on August 21, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The Toronto Blue Jays made a rather surprising move on Sunday, optioning starting pitcher Aaron Sanchez to the minors. The move is designed to help limit the number of innings Sanchez throws this season. Instead of being optioned to triple-A, the Blue Jays have actually optioned him […]

21Aug 2016
Yulieski Gurriel

Posted on August 21, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Cuban defector Yulieski Gurriel is poised to make his big league debut. After Gurriel signed a five-year, $47.5 million deal with the Houston Astros last month and played 15 games in the minors, Gurriel will be promoted to the big leagues on Sunday for his major league debut. […]

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 […]

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