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 16, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine In recent years, the Los Angeles Angels have been devastated by injuries, perhaps more than any other team. Unfortunately, that trend appears to be continuing in 2018. On Friday, the Angels added four players to the DL. Infielder Zack Cozart and pitchers Garrett Richards, Jim Johnson, and Nick […]

Posted on June 15, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The long saga involving Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang is all but complete. On Friday, the Pirates formally removed from Kang from the restricted list, placing him back on the 40-man roster. However, he will not be rejoining the team right away. Pittsburgh has optioned him […]

Posted on June 15, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The San Francisco Giants have suffered another setback on the injury front. On Thursday, third baseman Evan Longoria suffered a broken left hand after being hit by Marlins pitcher Dan Straily. At this point, it’s unclear what treatment will be appropriate or how much time Longoria will miss. […]

Posted on June 14, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine Minnesota Twins slugger Miguel Sano appears to have hit rock bottom. The club announced Thursday that Sano has been demoted to Advanced-A ball. For the time being, he will play for the Fort Myers Miracle in hopes of turning his season around. The move will allow the […]

Posted on June 13, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine Things have not gone according to plan for the Washington Nationals this season. But they finally have a big piece of the puzzle back in place. The Nationals activated second baseman Daniel Murphy from the DL on Tuesday for his long-awaited season debut. Murphy endured an eight-month […]

Posted on June 13, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine Any lingering hope the Detroit Tigers had of competing for a playoff spot this season may have just gone out the window. The Tigers have lost first baseman Miguel Cabrera for the rest of the season. Cabrera left Tuesday’s game against the Twins with what the team […]

Posted on June 11, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine On the heels of finally breaking their eight-game losing streak, the New York Mets have decided to part ways with veteran first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. The club announced after Sunday’s win over the Yankees that Gonzalez was being released. Dominic Smith will be called up and become […]

Posted on June 8, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine When the Los Angeles Angels removed Shohei Ohtani from his start Wednesday after just four innings, they thought they were being cautious because of a blister. However, the problem turned out to be much more serious. On Friday, the Angels placed Ohtani on the 10-day DL because […]

Posted on June 7, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The Arizona Diamondbacks are not waiting until the trade deadline to address one of their most pressing needs. Late Wednesday night, Arizona acquired outfielder Jon Jay in a trade with the Kansas City Royals. The Royals received pitching prospects Gabe Spier and Elvis Luciano in return. With […]

Posted on June 7, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine After four innings and one start, the 2018 season is over for St. Louis Cardinals prospect Alex Reyes. The team announced Wednesday night that Reyes has undergone surgery to reattach a tendon in his right lat. Recovery time for the surgery is six months, effectively ending his […]

Posted on June 6, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine A temporary vacancy in the New York Yankees rotation is now a permanent one. A month after going on the DL with an elbow problem, Jordan Montgomery’s season is official over. The Yankees announced Tuesday night that Montgomery will undergo Tommy John surgery. The young lefty will miss […]

Posted on June 5, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine As they fight for the top spot in the uber-competitive NL Central, the St. Louis Cardinals are about to add two all-stars to their roster. On Tuesday, the Cardinals activated both ace Carlos Martinez and catcher Yadier Molina from the DL. The St. Louis roster continues to […]

Posted on June 4, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The Philadelphia Phillies have surpassed most outside expectations to this point in the season. But the team is still falling short of new ace Jake Arrieta’s expectations. After the Phillies were swept in a three-game series over the weekend by the San Francisco Giants, Arrieta went on a […]

Posted on June 2, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The best player in baseball is officially sidelined with an injury. The Boston Red Sox placed outfielder Mookie Betts on the 10-day DL Friday night because of an abdominal strain on his left side. The move comes after Betts has missed the team’s last five games. However, the […]

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