4:16 PM EST, Fri December 09, 2016
CSN Baltimore

Final injury report: Three Redskins out for Sunday

RedskinsOutC Spencer Long (concussion)—He missed the second half of the Cardinals game and has been in the concussion protocol this week. John Sullivan will start

Tampa Bay Times

Rays manager Kevin Cash lobbies for speed in outfield

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The Rays are still looking at different ways to fill their opening for an outfielder, whether to go more offensive or defensive or a mix.

Tampa Bay Times

Rays: Winter meetings provide clarity on pitching landscape

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The Rays are looking for ways to improve their bullpen, and that included spending $100,000 and a roster spot in Thursday's Rule 5 draft to take a chance on RHP Kevin Gadea, a 22-year-old who has not pitched above Class A.

The Heater | Tampa Bay Times

Rays add to bullpen options with Rule 5 pick Kevin Gadea

The Rays added a candidate for a spot in their bullpen, selecting RHP Kevin Gadea from the Mariners in today's Rule 5 draft.

Mariners Blog | CSN Northwest

Brian Cushing playing with two fractures in his back

The Texans practiced without six members of the 53-man roster on Wednesday, but linebacker Brian Cushing wasnt on that list. Cushing was listed as limited with back and ankle injuries, although it sounds like the back issue is the more significant of the two problems. Cushing shared the extent of the injury on Wednesday while

The Heater | Tampa Bay Times

Late-night news: Yankees bring back Chapman

The Yankees got the man they wanted, and made life tougher for the Rays and the rest of the AL East, re-signing fireballing closer Aroldis Chapman. The deal, reported by multiple outlets, is worth $86-million over five years, with no-trade protection in the first three.

The Republican

Pablo Sandoval, Boston Red Sox 3B, no longer 'complacent' after 'career had fallen into an abyss' (report)

Pablo Sandoval has lost a lot of weight since last playing for Boston on April 10. He underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder in early May.

CSN Philly

Eagles Injury Update: Jordan Matthews back at practice again

Jordan Matthews, the Eagles best receiver, was back at practice again on Thursday after being a limited participant on Wednesday with an ankle injury. By Dave Zangaro.

Mariners Blog | CSN Northwest

Jets place Nick Mangold on injured reserve

A report on Thursday morning had the Jets shutting center Nick Mangold down for the season after he got a second opinion on the ankle injury thats kept him out of four games this season. The Jets confirmed thats the case later in the day by placing Mangold on injured reserve. Wesley Johnson is expected

The Heater | Tampa Bay Times

Rays Cash on throwbacks for Sale, Ramos, a speedy OF, more

Rays manager Kevin Cash had his winter meetings media session early this morning, and while he couldn't say much about any moves the Rays have made (reaching agreement with C Wilson Ramos, pending a physical) or may make (adding an OF, trading a P), he did have a pretty good line about the Red Sox acquiring ace LHP Chris Sale.

CSN Chicago

Road Ahead: Blackhawks dealing with rash of injuries

CSNs Chris Boden and Tracey Myers have the latest on the Blackhawks in the Road Ahead, presented by Chicagoland and NW Indiana Honda Dealers.From an injury standpoint,

Mariners Blog | CSN Northwest

Jason Pierre-Paul has sports hernia surgery

Any optimism the Giants had about Jason Pierre-Pauls condition is gone now. According to Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com, the Giants defensive end had surgery this morning to repair a sports hernia, which should end his season. The recovery time is peggedat six weeks, and with four weeks of regular season left, its effectively a year-ender

Mariners Blog | CSN Northwest

Nick Perry out this week with a hand injury

Oh, look, just what the Packers needed another linebacker injury. ViaMichael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Packers outside linebacker Nick Perry will be the latest at his position to miss time, because of a left hand injury. He has a significant hand injury, coach Mike McCarthy said. He will not be available this

Grand Rapids Press

Tigers injury updates: Jordan Zimmermann getting treatment neck

Zimmermann recently got an injection in his neck, trying to conquer some of the injury setbacks that derailed part of his 2016 season. NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Third baseman Nick Castellanos rushed back from a broken hand to try to help the Detroit Tigers push for the playoffs in the final week of the regular season. Now, after a couple months of rest, the injury sustained when he was hit by a pitch is fully healed. "He feels nothing in his hand," manager Brad Ausmus said. "He's fine." Meanwhile, starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann recently got an injection in...


Bryan Price’s developmental philosophy: Pitch more

With baseball under yearly assault by arm injuries, Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price has a counterintuitive philosophy to developing pitchers.         

Amazin Avenue

Josh Smoker finally made the majors in 2016

The lefty missed bats but allowed multiple long balls in improbable comeback. Josh Smoker was called up at the end of August, threw 15.1 innings with a middling ERA, and was left off the Wild Card game roster. Frankly, even if Smoker had been lit up in every one of his outings, it could still be called a success. The 27-year-old was on a major league roster. A first-round pick by Washington in 2007, Smoker found himself pitching in independent ball by 2014—and not pitching all that well there. Almost immediately after getting drafted, Smoker underwent shoulder surgery. By 2013, beset by...

Amazin Avenue

Juan Lagares’s defense came back in 2016

Injuries remain an issue, however. In most respects, Juan Lagares’s 2016 season was a success. His offense rebounded a bit, driven by the highest walk rate and line drive rate of his career. There’s an argument to be made that his 84 wRC+ was actually a bit of an underperformance due to a deflated BABIP as well. More importantly, Lagares’s defense rebounded to elite levels, as his 17.6 UZR/150 would have ranked sixth among major league center fielders had he played enough innings to qualify. After missing his defensive wizardry for a year in 2015, Met fans were treated to plays like...

Cubs Talk | CSN Chicago

Rose 'making good progress' after Hero WD

Justin Rose will defend his title at the UBS Hong Kong Open one week after withdrawing from the Hero World Challenge after one round because of a lingering back injury.

Mariners Blog | CSN Northwest

After walkthrough, Broncos estimate Siemian as limited participant

The Broncos only offered an estimated injury report Wednesday after holding a walkthrough, and on that report quarterback Trevor Siemian was listed as a limited participant had the team held a real practice. Estimated, unofficial, insert your own asterisk here. Siemian missed last weeks game due to a sprained left foot, and the Broncos will

The Heater | Tampa Bay Times

Rays re-sign radio man Andy Freed to 3-year deal

There is news of a signing by the Rays this morning, as radio broadcaster Andy Freed has agreed to new a three-year deal that will keep him behind the mic through 2019. Freed and partner Dave Wills joined the Rays in 2005.Wills is signed through the 2017 season.  

The Heater | Tampa Bay Times

Manfred: There has to be "end game" in Rays stadium bid or ...

Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred has been saying for months that he is optimistic Rays principal owner Stuart Sternberg will be able to get a new stadium and that if so the franchise can be successful in the Tampa Bay market.

The Republican

Boston Red Sox trade: Tyler Thornburg has had past elbow issues; Is he same injury risk as Carson Smith?

The Red Sox traded for Carson Smith on the first day of last year's Winter Meetings, then he missed nearly all of 2016 because he underwent Tommy John surgery in May?

The Heater | Tampa Bay Times

Red Sox land Chris Sale

Life in the AL East just got tougher for the Rays with the Red Sox landing All-Star LHP Chris Sale

Amazin Avenue

David Wright on track to begin baseball activity

The Mets third baseman looks to begin his rehab later this month. While speaking to the media at the winter meetings today, Sandy Alderson said that David Wright is “definitely on track” to begin baseball activity later this month. This is the first news of the offseason regarding Wright’s rehab. Wright played in just 37 games during the 2016 season before suffering a herniated disc in his neck. The injury ended his season when he opted to have surgery on it after his neck did not respond well to any treatment. Wright was already receiving scheduled days off, as he played in only 38...

Plain Dealer

On Cleveland Indians' Michael Brantley and six quick hits from MLB's winter meetings

Indians outfielder Michael Brantley is scheduled to begin swinging the bat in late December as he recovers from August surgery on his right shoulder.

New York Post

David Wright is Mets’ third baseman until further notice

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The Mets are cautiously optimistic a familiar face will have third base covered in some capacity in 2017. David Wright, who missed most of last season following surgery to repair a herniated disk in his neck, will enter spring training as the team’s starting third baseman, according to general manager Sandy...

CSN Philly

Singer Granger Smith Partially Collapses Lung at NJ Concert

Country music artist Granger Smith is back in Texas after he was hospitalized for injuries sustained when he fell off a stage in New Jersey.Photo Credit: for Country Thunder This story uses functionality that may not work in our app.

Red Reporter

Cincinnati Reds interested in reliever Neftali Feliz

Eyeing a former Rookie of the Year to help solidify the team's bullpen. Without digging too deeply into their statistics, it’s pretty safe to say that both Anthony DeSclafani and Dan Straily had solid years as pitchers for the Cincinnati Reds in 2016, right? Certainly there are factors that limited their overall success - Disco’s oblique injury that cost him the early part of the season, Straily’s rather pedestrian K/BB ratio - but on the whole, they were two of the better pitchers the Reds rolled out last season, without a doubt. According to FanGraphs, they combined for 3.2 WAR in...

Steven Matz talks injuries and his New York Mets future

New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz joins Steve Gelbs on SNY's Mets Hot Stove to examine his injury history, and to talk about moving forward with his career.

What's the latest news on New York Mets starter Matt Harvey?

SNY's Mets Hot Stove panel discusses Matt Harvey's injury rehab and their expectations for the right-handed hurler in 2017, and what he will contribute to the New York Mets.

SNY's Mets Hot Stove checks in with Wilmer Flores

New York Mets infielder Wilmer Flores calls in to SNY's Mets Hot Stove to reflect on last season, his recovery from wrist surgery, and his role in the lineup in 2017.