Month: May 2017

Josh Hamilton released by Rangers as yet another knee surgery looms

Josh Hamilton has run out of chances with the Texas Rangers after suffering yet another knee injury. The team has released the former American League MVP from his minor league contract, a spokesman announced Friday — a move that seems likely to bring an end to Hamilton’s hopes of returning to the majors. The Rangers […]

Cubs’ Jason Heyward says racist taunts are just ‘a part of sports’

Jason Heyward wasn’t surprised when he heard Adam Jones’ complaints about hearing racist taunts at Fenway. The Cubs outfielder said, unfortunately, that’s just what happens to black players in baseball. “It’s a part of sports,” Heyward said Tuesday night. “People are going to say whatever they think is going to help their team win and […]

Bruce Arians: Carson Palmer won’t throw much this offseason

Don’t expect Carson Palmer to get much throwing in this offseason. Cardinals coach Bruce Arians told reporters Friday at the team’s first rookie minicamp practice that his starting quarterback likely won’t throw until the end of the offseason work in an effort to keep his arm fresh for the regular season. “I feel it will […]

Burglars hit Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig’s L.A. home in $170K heist, police say

Burglars hit Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig’s $1.8 million Sherman Oaks home last week and made away with at least $170,000 worth of jewelry and other items, the Los Angeles Police Department said Tuesday (via the Los Angeles Times). Last month, thieves stole a safe containing $2 million Cheap Jackie Robinson Jerseys in jewelry from singer […]

Darrelle Revis free agency: Best fits include Patriots reunion, Pittsburgh homecoming

The next wave of free-agent signings is underway, and Darrelle Revis is still out there. He says he’s “actually 10 pounds lighter” than he was last season — and that doesn’t include the weight of all those shaky criminal charges that are off his shoulders now. So, which teams could use a cornerback who’s turning […]

Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis declared cancer-free

Chad Bettis is cancer free. The Rockies pitcher announced Wednesday on MLB Network Radio that recent exams showed there were no signs of cancer in his body. “I feel great,” Bettis said. “I got an early Christmas present the other day. The doctor called me on Dec. 22 and told me that I’m cancer-free, so […]

The unwritten rules of Manny Machado kindly pointing out that he could murder Chris Sale

Alright, alright, settle down. It looks like we have some unwritten rules to dig into, and time’s wasting, so we have to act fast. Apparently Chris Sale of the Boston Red Sox threw at … [squints at notes] … huh, this reads that it was Manny Machado. That can’t be right. My intern screwed up […]

Rivers ruefully had to make the decision.

“I like him,” Rivers said after waiving Ingles in 2014, according to The Deseret News’ Jody Genessy. “We were definitely trying to find ways to keep him. I think he’s going to be a good player. Ingles’ wife was on a plane from Australia to Los Angeles when the Clippers cut him in 2014. When […]