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Grand Rapids Press

Ian Kinsler's no-trade clause a hurdle for Tigers' deal-making?

According to the New York Post, the 10 teams on his no-trade list are the Angels, Dodgers, Mets, Yankees, Brewers, Athletics, Padres, Giants, Rays and Blue Jays. ORLANDO, Fla. -- Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler's contract gives him the right to veto trades to 10 teams.  Not coincidentally, his list includes every team believed to be most interested in pursuing him, including the New York Mets, Los Angeles Angels and Milwaukee Brewers. It's unclear whether Kinsler's no-trade clause is a mere inconvenience or presents a real barrier to trading...

Larry Brown Sports

Evan Longoria expected to be trade candidate during Winter Meetings

The Tampa Bay Rays may be ready to finally part with franchise cornerstone Evan Longoria. The MLB Winter Meetings will take place Sunday-Thursday in Orlando, and reporter Jon Morosi says he expects Longoria to be mentioned in trade talks. Evan Longoria is certain to be mentioned as a trade candidate in the coming week. When...Read More

San Francisco Chronicle

Steelers’ Shazier remains in hospital

Pittsburgh linebacker Ryan Shazier will remain in a Cincinnati hospital until at least Wednesday to undergo further testing on a spinal injury suffered in the first quarter of Monday night’s win over the Bengals. Shazier left Paul Brown Stadium on a stretcher less than four minutes into the Steelers’ 23-20 victory over Cincinnati following a tackle that left the 25-year-old writhing on the turf, his legs motionless. He underwent extensive testing overnight, with the team saying Shazier’s injury did not require surgery “at this time.” The Steelers...

Larry Brown Sports

Dallas Keuchel reportedly pitched through foot injury in postseason

Houston Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel spent the second half of the season and the playoffs pitching through a significant foot injury, according to a report. The Astros left-hander actually required a walking boot once the season ended, though no surgery was required and he is expected to be at full strength for spring training. Sources...Read More

ESPN

Law: White Sox strike first on winter market

The ChiSox fired up the hot stove by signing free agent Welington Castillo, while the Cardinals dealt a 2016 All-Star and the Rays landed a prospect.

Larry Brown Sports

Marlins fired scout while he was in hospital recovering from cancer surgery

The Miami Marlins have essentially been cleaning house since Derek Jeter took over as the team’s CEO, and apparently even employees who are recovering in the hospital should not take their job with the organization for granted. Marty Scott, a former Marlins vice president who had been working as a scout in recent years, told...Read More

ESPN

D-backs trade for ex-All-Star closer Boxberger

The Diamondbacks added to their bullpen Thursday, acquiring former All-Star closer Brad Boxberger from the Rays.

Larry Brown Sports

Chris Archer was randomly drug tested and had a great response

The random drug-testing genie came knocking at Chris Archer’s door on Monday, and it made for one priceless reaction from him. The Tampa Bay Rays righty revealed that he was selected for a random blood and urine test for PEDs and told the story to Twitter in hilarious fashion. Got hit with a random BLOOD...Read More

ESPN

Rumor Central: Rays shopping Jake Odorizzi, Alex Colome?

The Rays have reportedly had trade conversations involving starter Jake Odorizzi and Alex Colome, who are eligible for arbitration.

Grand Rapids Press

Former Tigers prospect shot in Venezuela after argument, report says

Javier Betancourt, 22, originally signed with the Tigers as a free agent in 2011. Betancourt (MILB photo)  Former Detroit Tigers prospect Javier Betancourt is returning to the United States for surgery after being shot during an argument Friday in Venezuela, according to media reports in the country. Betancourt, 22, originally signed with the Tigers as a free agent in 2011. He was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers in 2015 for closer Francisco Rodriguez. Betancourt's winter league team, the Leones of Caracas, confirmed that he was shot after an argument with an...

Northwest Herald

Cary woman who fell off horse taken to Libertyville hospital with serious injuries

CARY – A Flight for Life helicopter took a 44-year-old woman to a Libertyville hospital Wednesday afternoon after she fell off a horse and suffered serious injuries, authorities said. The incident happened at 3:02 p.m. in the 200 block of Fox Harbor Drive in Trout Valley, a village near Cary, Lt. Michael Douglass said. A helicopter landed in the area and took the woman to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. Douglass could not name the woman, but he described her condition as "serious." He had no...

ESPN

Rumor Central: Twins showing interest in Pirates' Gerrit Cole, Rays' Jake Odorizzi among others?

Minnesota has reportedly put out feelers regarding a pair of starters and several relievers.

Northwest Herald

Firefighters navigate mud to extinguish tractor fire in Hebron

HEBRON – There were no injuries Tuesday morning in Hebron after a tractor caught fire in a field. Hebron-Alden-Greenwood Fire Protection District Chief Tom Linneman said firefighters were dispatched at 10:38 a.m. to a farm field along Greenwood Road north of Vanderkarr Road for a report of a tractor fire. Because the tractor was 2,000 to 3,000 feet away from the nearest roadway and muddy terrain was in between, the district needed assistance from Spring Grove, Richmond and Woodstock fire departments. Each brought brush trucks to the...

Northwest Herald

Woman, baby injured in unincorporated Spring Grove rollover crash

SPRING GROVE – A woman and a baby suffered minor injuries Monday night after their van rolled over in unincorporated Spring Grove. Emergency crews from Richmond and Spring Grove responded about 7:05 p.m. Monday to the intersection of Route 173 and Winn Road in unincorporated Spring Grove for a two-vehicle rollover crash, Richmond Fire Chief Rick Gallas said. When responders arrived, they found a van on its side. It had collided with a mid-sized car, Gallas said. A woman and a baby, who were in the van, were...

Northwest Herald

Lurie recognized for approach to managing pain

CHICAGO – A Chicago children’s hospital has been recognized for its approach to relieving patients’ pain. Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital reported it has been awarded a certificate for a “comprehensive approach to pain prevention and management in children.” The certificate comes from the nonprofit Childkind International. The Boston-based organization is dedicated to reducing “pain and needless suffering” in all children. Lurie was one of six hospitals in the U.S. to receive the...

Northwest Herald

Helicopter transports victim injured in cooking accident at Crystal Lake South High School

CRYSTAL LAKE – A Flight for Life helicopter transported a person injured in a cooking incident from the parking lot of Crystal Lake South High School to a trauma center for treatment, according to a release from Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department. The injury occurred at 4:07 p.m. Sunday, according to authorities, but it is unclear how the incident unfolded and who was injured. Battalion Chief William Whyte said Sunday night that he could not provide any more details about the incident. The subject’s injuries did not appear to be...

Northwest Herald

Coroner: Autopsy of Cary man found in jail reveals ‘no suspicious injuries’

WOODSTOCK – The cause of death of a Cary man found unresponsive in the McHenry County Jail on Friday night is pending further investigation. Preliminary autopsy findings for Thomas M. Doheny, 51, revealed “no suspicious injuries or significant natural disease,” according to a news release from the McHenry County Coroner’s Office. The autopsy was completed Sunday afternoon. Doheny was found unresponsive in his single cell during rounds at 8:10 p.m. Friday by correctional facility staff. He was taken to Centegra Woodstock Medical...

Northwest Herald

Charles Manson, leader of murderous cult, dies at 83

LOS ANGELES – Charles Manson, the hippie cult leader who became the hypnotic-eyed face of evil across America after orchestrating the gruesome murders of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six others in Los Angeles during the summer of 1969, died Sunday after nearly a half-century in prison. He was 83. Manson, whose name to this day is synonymous with unspeakable violence and madness, died at 8:13 p.m. of natural causes at a Kern County hospital, according to a California Department of Corrections statement. Michele Hanisee, president of...

Northwest Herald

Hippie cult leader Charles Manson dead at 83

LOS ANGELES – Charles Manson, the hippie cult leader who became the hypnotic-eyed face of evil across America after masterminding the gruesome murders of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six others in Los Angeles during the summer of 1969, died Sunday night after nearly a half-century in prison. He was 83. Manson died of natural causes at a California hospital while serving a life sentence, his name synonymous to this day with unspeakable violence and depravity. Michele Hanisee, president of the Association of Deputy District Attorneys...

Northwest Herald

Infant burned during Crystal Lake cooking accident, police official says

CRYSTAL LAKE – An infant was burned late Sunday afternoon during a cooking accident, police said. The injury occurred about 4 p.m. Sunday in a home on the 200 block of Dartmoor Drive. The baby experienced “significant burns on various parts of their body” after having hot food spilled on them, said Crystal Lake Deputy Chief Derek Hyrkas. “We are looking into the circumstances but don’t believe this was anything more than a tragic accident,” he said. Hyrkas said Monday that the baby is alive but he...

ESPN

Rumor Central: Cardinals, Rays discuss possible trade for Alex Colome

Rumor Central: Cardinals, Rays discuss possible trade for Alex Colome

Tim and Sid: Atkins talks injuries, Jays' deep farm team and Donaldson

Toronto Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins joins Tim and Sid to discuss how by avoiding a few injuries, they could have been in the playoffs. He also talks about the depth at youth the Jays now have, resigning Josh Donaldson, and the legend of Jose Bautista.

Estrada: Rays are one of those teams that have my number

Marco Estrada talks about the Tampa Bay Rays success against him.

Chris Archer on MLB Central

On MLB Central, Chris Archer joins the show to discuss Corey Dickerson's All-Star candidacy and the Rays' successful campaign in 2017.