According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, Citi Field and Yankee Stadium have been selected to be testing grounds for Instant Replay according to MLB Sources. Major League Baseball owners have agreed to test two different advanced replay systems live during games starting next week, and if they prove accurate they could precede an overhaul of the system for the 2013 season, sources told Yahoo! Sports. MLB will analyze a radar-based system and a camera-based [...]
NL East Report: Greinke To Braves Heating Up, Marlins Want A Lot For Johnson, Nats Looking At Scutaro, Lee Is Staying In Philly
The NL East Report is published every Friday and takes a look at the other teams in the division. The reports covers the latest news and notes, injuries and transactions, divisional records versus the Mets, and updated NL East Standings. News And Notes Atlanta Braves: The Braves have agreed to sign Miguel Batista after the Mets released the 41-year-old right-hander yesterday. Batista posted a 4.82 ERA in 46 2/3 innings for the Mets this year. Ryan Dempster exercised his 10-and-5 [...]
The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired former NL batting champion Hanley Ramirez from Miami in a multi-player trade. The Dodgers also get reliever Randy Choate, while the Marlins receive pitcher Nathan Eovaldi and minor-league pitcher Scott McGough. This comes a day after the Marlins sent pitcher Anibal Sanchez and infielder Omar Infante to the Detroit Tigers for pitching prospect Jacob Turner and two minor leaguers, Miami traded with another playoff hopeful. The 28-year-old Ramirez is hitting [...]
Despite all the speculation that Cole Hamels would bolt for free agency, or that the Philadelphia Phillies would not be able to afford him, the two sides agreed to a six-year contract extension for $144 million, according to what major-league sources have reported to Ken Rosenthal. The Phillies are expected to make the official announcement later today. Rosenthal adds that the deal is the second largest ever awarded to a starting pitcher, trailing only the seven-year, $161 [...]
The Astros and Blue Jays completed a 10-player trade on Friday, with Houston getting seven players and sending three pitchers including Brandon Lyon to Toronto. The Blue Jays received left-hander J.A. Happ and right-handers Brandon Lyon and David Carpenter. The Astros acquired two Major League players — reliever Francisco Cordero and outfielder Ben Francisco — as well as four Minor Leaguers: right-handers Asher Wojciechowski and Joe Musgrove, left-hander David Rollins and catcher Carlos Perez. The [...]
The starting lineups for the 2012 All-Star Game on July 10 at Kauffman Stadium have been announced. including the 17 starters as well as the all the reserves and of course the pitchers. Only David Wright and R.A. Dickey made the cut, Wright as a reserve and Dickey as a starting pitcher. Congratulations to both of them! Wright leads the league in both batting average and on-base percentage, and leads NL third basemen in average, [...]
The Baltimore Orioles are reporting that they have acquired veteran slugger Jim Thome from the Philadelphia Phillies for two minor league players; pitcher Kyle Simon and catcher Gabriel Lino, both Single-A prospects. Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com first reported that both teams were in negotiations for Thome. Thome, 41, was posted a .242/.338/.516 slash with five homers in 71 plate appearances for the Phillies this season, and it was no secret that he was being shopped by GM Ruben Amaro. Thome, who was serving mostly in [...]
The NL East Report is published every Friday and takes a look at the other teams in the division. The reports covers the latest news and notes, injuries and transactions, divisional records versus the Mets, and updated NL East Standings. News And Notes Atlanta Braves: Rookie right-hander Trevor Bauer made his major-league debut Thursday and pitched four innings allowing two runs, five hits and three walks before leaving for a pinch-hitter in the fifth inning. Bauer, [...]
The Commissioner’s Office announced today that Phillies infielder Freddy Galvis has received a 50-game suspension for testing positive for performance enhancing drugs. The drug of choice was Clostebol, from which the test revealed a metabolite of, resulting in his suspension, effective immediately. Galvis was batting .226 with 15 doubles and 24 RBIs in 58-games for Philadelphia this year. The 22-year old rookie was placed on the DL recently with a back injury prior to the announcement [...]
The NL East Report is published every Friday and takes a look at the other teams in the division. The reports covers the latest news and notes, injuries and transactions, divisional records versus the Mets, andupdated NL East Standings. News And Notes Atlanta Braves: The Braves have lost four straight at home, and have fallen to third place in the NL East behind the Mets and Nationals. During the Braves’ recent skid, they have scored a [...]
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