Nationals center fielder Denard Span came off the seven-day disabled list after clearing tests and successful rehab following a concussion he suffered last weekend. “He feels good this morning, so we’ve got him in the lineup,” Manager Matt Williams said. The Nationals optioned outfielder Steven Souza Jr. back to Class AAA Syracuse to make roster […]
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The Nationals reinstated center fielder Denard Span off the 7-day disabled list on Saturday, and optioned Steven Souza, Jr. back to Triple-A Syracuse.
Davis was hitting just .208 in 24 at-bats this season
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NEW YORK -- Lucas Duda knows his job isn't really safe. It’s a little safer than it was prior to Friday, when the New York Mets traded Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates and thus made it official that Duda is their chosen first baseman. But if the Mets thought the trade would take away any pressure...
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Ike Davis and General Manager Sandy Alderson react to the trade that sent Davis from the New York Mets to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Later, SNY Analyst Bobby Ojeda breaks down the deal.
According to reporter who spoke with him, Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon believed Friday’s game against Miami “was pretty much over” in the ninth inning when Giancarlo Stanton stood in with the bases loaded. “I’m glad he has so much confidence in our hitter,” Marlins manager Mike Redmond said Saturday, when he was informed of that comment. These days it’s hard to doubt Stanton, whose walk-off grand slam gave Miami an 8-4 win Friday in the series opener between the teams. After 17 games, he is on pace for 57 homers and 248 RBI – and a whole bunch of zeroes in his next...
The Nationals exorcised their team-wide demons against the Cardinals last night. This afternoon, Jordan Zimmermann will have a chance to snap his personal funk against them. In seven career starts against St. Louis, including Game 2 of the 2012 NLDS, Zimmermann is 0-4 with an 8.59 ERA. He’s allowed them 51 hits in 36 2/3 […]
The Pirates on Saturday activated catcher Chris Stewart from the 15-day disabled list and optioned catcher Tony Sanchez to Class AAA Indianapolis.
Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper exited Saturday’s game against the Cardinals after six innings. The Nationals offered no details. Harper has been dealing with tightness in his quad, which kept him out of the lineup Wednesday in Miami. Harper sustained no apparent injury, although he made an awkward play in the top of the sixth. […]
Cincinnati's bullpen received another boost on Saturday when the club announced the activation of southpaw Sean Marshall from the disabled list.The 31-year-old was previously out of service due to a strained left shoulder.In 2013, injuries limited Marshall to just 16 appearances out of the 'pen, where he compiled a 1.98 ERA in 10.1 innings pitched. In 2012, Marshall stayed healthy and proved to be one of the most productive and reliable relievers in the league, tallying 73 appearances and a 2.51 ERA.Curtis Partch, 27, was optioned to Triple-A Louisville in order to make room on the 25-man...
The Phillies will unveil their $144 million ace Wednesday at Dodger Stadium. Cole Hamels, who pitched in five minor league games — including three for single-A Clearwater — said he has zero restrictions after biceps tendinitis.
The A’s locked up reliever Sean Doolittle with a contract extension Friday afternoon, just hours before prized prospect Sonny Gray showed once again that he also has the makings of a franchise cornerstone. Gray kept the Astros in check for… Continue Reading →
Oakland A’s Jed Lowrie says he doesn’t understand Porter’s angry reaction to his bunt Friday with 7-0 lead
Here are three things I would like to see from Lyons as he fills Kelly's spot in the rotation... With Joe Kelly landing on the disabled list due to a hamstring injury, all signs point to Tyler Lyons filling in while Kelly is on the mend. Thus, what can Cardinals fans expect from Lyons in the interim? Fourstick wrote an in-depth Other 15 profile on him back in February if you missed that, but I'm here to break down his repertoire, his approach, and even take a look at some of his big league starts from last season. Pitch Usage Velocity V. Rel. (ft) H. mov. (in) 4seam...
Playing A Little Pepper… After last night’s game, Brad Boxberger was sent back to Durham and lefty CJ Riefenhauser was called up. Boxberger pitched 2 huge innings last night and may have been the biggest factor in the Rays’ comeback. The demotion was probably more about him pitching 3 innings in […]
Nationals Manager Matt Williams yanked Bryce Harper from the Nationals’ 4-3 loss to the Cardinals this afternoon for “lack of hustle” and “the inability to run 90 feet” after Harper did not reach first base on a groundball back to the pitcher in the sixth inning, a decision the rookie manager stood behind even after […]
CHICAGO – Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo was pulled from Saturday’s game against the Cincinnati Reds with back spasms, but the issue isn’t believed to be serious. Rizzo said his back tightened up on him after making a stretch for a high pickoff throw earlier in Saturday’s game. Mike Olt moved from third base to first base to cover for Rizzo, and Luis Valbuena took over at third base. Cubs manager Rick Renteria said he would wait until the morning to see if Rizzo will be able to play in Sunday’s series finale against the Reds.
Our offense is off to a rocky start this season, but some lights-out pitching lately has kept them afloat. Eric Stults hopes to keep that trend going tonight in the second game of the series. Stults surrendered four runs on nine hits in a five-inning start over the Rockies on Monday. The Padres went on to win in a crazy comeback but Stults got a no-decision, so he will still be seeking his first victory of the season when he takes the mound this afternoon. He is 0-2 on the season, giving up five runs in four innings against the Marlins in his 2014 debut, then getting the tough-luck loss...