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150th Career Save for Jim Johnson

Posted by on Sep 21, 2016 in All Posts, Newsbox | Comments Off on 150th Career Save for Jim Johnson

150th Career Save for Jim Johnson

What a milestone for Braves’ Jim Johnson! Allowing a lone single in a scoreless ninth inning Tuesday against the Mets, striking out two for his 16th save as Braves’ closer. He’s posted a 1.42 ERA with a 33:5 K:BB over that span, lowering his ERA from 4.46 to 3.02.” Watch the video here.” Johnson notches save 09/20/16 | 00:19 mlb.com Rotowire staff

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With slam, Alex Dickerson makes Padres history

Posted by on May 12, 2016 in All Posts, Newsbox | Comments Off on With slam, Alex Dickerson makes Padres history

With slam, Alex Dickerson makes Padres history

“Alex Dickerson’s historic homer — a grand slam in the eighth inning of the Padres’ 8-7 loss to the Cubs on Tuesday night — soared majestically into the dense fog on Chicago’s North Side, silencing a boisterous Wrigley Field crowd. A few seconds later, the ball soared back toward the infield, one loyal occupant of the right-field bleachers fulfilling his duty. That simple act guaranteed Dickerson a souvenir from his first career home run. “I picked the right park,” Dickerson said wryly.” Only his second stint in the Bigs, Alex was the first player in club history to notch a pinch-hit grand slam for his first homer....

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Gavin Floyd simply grateful that he can throw a baseball again

Posted by on Mar 17, 2016 in All Posts, Newsbox | Comments Off on Gavin Floyd simply grateful that he can throw a baseball again

Gavin Floyd simply grateful that he can throw a baseball again

Gavin Floyd has been through a lot of uncertainty in the last few years. Tommy John surgery in May of 2013; June 13, 2014, He was working on a two-hit shutout in Washington. And then, with no warning, the “pop” he felt was the olecranon bone in his elbow breaking, for no reason he or anyone else could fathom. “I kind of had the mindset that this could be it. I mean, any time you have major surgery, there’s always that risk. So definitely, when you break [a bone in your elbow], you think: ‘Man, am I going to be able to throw a baseball again?'” And one of the first things he did was phone Blue Jays reliever Steve Delabar, who had...

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David Murphy knows where these Red Sox are coming from

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David Murphy knows where these Red Sox are coming from

David Murphy says he return to Fort Myers was “surreal” due to the major events that took place, notably his proposal to his wife in 2004, drafted under Theo Epstein and with the Red Sox from 2003-2007. Being reunited with minor league teammates Pedroia and Ramirez and reflected on the minor league team depth of talent, “It’s pretty cool that you can put a group like that together.” “You need your veteran guys who have been there, that are going to lead the way, show the young guys how to do things. But there’s so much to be said about youth and energy that youth infuses into a clubhouse and into a team on the...

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Phillip Ervin invited to Reds Major League Camp

Posted by on Feb 18, 2016 in Newsbox | Comments Off on Phillip Ervin invited to Reds Major League Camp

Phillip Ervin invited  to Reds Major League Camp

The Reds have invited 12 non-roster players — pitchers Tim Adleman, Drew Hayes, Cody Reed, Layne Somsen, Nick Travieso, Zack Weiss, Joe Hudson, Chad Wallach, Alex Blandino, Carlton Daal, Phillip Ervin and Jesse Winker — to 2015 Major League spring training camp in Goodyear, Ariz. Read article here.” Dayton Daily News Posted: 5:06 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, 2015

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Jon Edwards fought cancer and celebrates miracle baby

Posted by on Dec 23, 2015 in All Posts, Newsbox | Comments Off on Jon Edwards fought cancer and celebrates miracle baby

Jon Edwards fought cancer and celebrates miracle baby

It’s been quite a year for Major League pitcher Jon Edwards and his wife Katelyn. With last December’s diagnosis of cancer shaking their lives and deciding not to take the recommendations to use in vitro fertilization for a child later, (Jon said to the medical specialist, “Sir, with all due respect, Abraham had children in his 90s. We are just going to trust the Lord with this. We believe God wants good for us and we’ll have babies when that time comes.”) Jon later had clear CAT scans and was cancer-free! “Cleared to pitch for the Texas Rangers, Jon and Katelyn Edwards went on to spring training in the city of Surprise, Arizona....

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Jorge Mateo #1 on Yankees Prospect List

Posted by on Dec 22, 2015 in All Posts, Newsbox | Comments Off on Jorge Mateo #1 on Yankees Prospect List

Jorge Mateo #1 on Yankees Prospect List

Mateo, regarded as one of the top prospects in the Yankees organization, was also debuted at number three on Baseball America‘s Top Ten Yankees list in 2014. After hitting .278/.345/.392 between Low-A Charleston and High-A Tampa and leading all levels of minor league baseball with 82 steals in 2015, Mateo became the Yankees’ top prospect according to Baseball America’s Josh Norris. See Video here.” By Michael Cambria / SI.com | December29th, 2015

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Andy Green hired as Padres New Manager

Posted by on Nov 3, 2015 in All Posts, Newsbox | Comments Off on Andy Green hired as Padres New Manager

Andy Green hired as Padres New Manager

The San Diego Padres had interviewed “seven or eight” candidates and in what qualified as a surprising move, the Padres circled back to one of the first candidates they sat down with, tabbing the 38-year-old Andy Green as their manager. “Obviously, I am beyond thrilled to be sitting in this seat right now. To have the opportunity to manage the San Diego Padres, to working with this staff, to lead this organization to get to a place we all want to be at: celebrating at the end of the year. That’s what my heartbeat is, that’s what my passion is,” Green said. “As we went through the process and started checking the boxes … he...

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Jeremy Affeldt to Retire

Posted by on Oct 1, 2015 in All Posts, Newsbox | Comments Off on Jeremy Affeldt to Retire

Jeremy Affeldt to Retire

San Francisco Giants left-hander, Jeremy Affeldt, will be retiring at season end. He has enjoyed a 14-year career in Major League baseball, with solid regular season stats, and a post-season hero for the Giants in the playoffs. Jeremy was credited as the “winning pitcher of the decisive Game 7” in the 2014 game with the Royals. Read article here.” Photo USA Today Sports MLB Trade Rumors By Steve Adams | October 1, 2015 at 10:26am CDT

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David Murphy’s three-run homer leads Angels past Mariners

Posted by on Sep 17, 2015 in All Posts, Newsbox | Comments Off on David Murphy’s three-run homer leads Angels past Mariners

David Murphy’s three-run homer leads Angels past Mariners

“Part of it is changing the neighborhood a little bit to see if maybe we can set the table a little better for guys in middle,” Scioscia said before the game. “Maybe it will give us a little spark. Right now, we need to find some continuity. This could be something that gives us a little bit of a jump-start right now, we’ll see.” Murphy gave them just that in the third inning. David Freese was hit by a pitch and Carlos Perez reached on an infield hit, his first of three hits. An out later, Murphy yanked a ball just barely over the right-field fence, putting the Angels up 3-1. Read article here.” BY JEFF FLETCHER / STAFF WRITER September 15,...

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Collin McHugh earns 16th win in 11-5 victory over Athletics

Posted by on Sep 9, 2015 in All Posts, Newsbox | Comments Off on Collin McHugh earns 16th win in 11-5 victory over Athletics

Collin McHugh earns 16th win in 11-5 victory over Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif. – Collin McHugh earned his 16th win of the season and the Houston Astros hit four home runs to beat the Oakland Athletics 11-5 Wednesday night, avoiding a series sweep. Read article here.” By: Michael Wagaman, The Associated Press Posted: 09/10/2015 12:59 AM

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CJ Cron’s 5 RBIs lead desperate LA Angels past Texas, 5-2

Posted by on Sep 5, 2015 in All Posts, Newsbox | Comments Off on CJ Cron’s 5 RBIs lead desperate LA Angels past Texas, 5-2

CJ Cron’s 5 RBIs lead desperate LA Angels past Texas, 5-2

“Cron tripled, doubled, singled and drove in all five runs, carrying Los Angeles to a 5-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Friday night. Cron came through with a bases-loaded, two-out single in the third against Martin Perez (2-4). Los Angeles’ streaky designated hitter added an RBI triple in the fifth and a run-scoring double in the seventh inning of the Angels’ third straight win in a playoff push that probably can’t wait another weekend. “We need to start winning some ballgames, and whatever it takes to do that, I’m on board,” Cron said after his first three-hit game since July 21. “We needed the runs.” Cron...

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Garcia works 7 scoreless innings

Posted by on Sep 4, 2015 in All Posts, Newsbox | Comments Off on Garcia works 7 scoreless innings

Garcia works 7 scoreless innings

“Jaime Garcia is at his best when he pitches low in the strike zone. The Pittsburgh Pirates found that out Saturday when Garcia (8-4) held them without a run for seven innings and struck out a season-high nine to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-1 victory.” “I was able to keep the ball down,” said Garcia, who lowered his ERA to 1.89 and won the 50th game of his career. “I felt good the whole game. It was a big win for us.” Read article here.” WPXI NEWS Updated: 8:35 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5,...

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Gavin Floyd stoked about return , “This is awesome”

Posted by on Sep 3, 2015 in All Posts, Newsbox | Comments Off on Gavin Floyd stoked about return , “This is awesome”

Gavin Floyd stoked about return , “This is awesome”

Gavin Floyd reached the mound in the seventh inning Wednesday night at Rogers Centre. Then Floyd set about retiring the Blue Jays in order in the Tribe’s 5-1 loss. “It’s funny. You feel separated from the game in a sense (when you’re injured),” he said. “Then you get out there and say, ‘Man, this is fun. This is awesome.’ It was fun to get out there. My heart was definitely racing.” Early in spring training Floyd re-fractured the olecranon bone in his right elbow. It was the same injury he suffered on June 19, 2014 in a start for Atlanta against Washington. Six days later he underwent surgery with Dr. David Altchek...

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Cron’s go-ahead HR helps Angels beat Chicago 2-1

Posted by on Aug 18, 2015 in All Posts, Newsbox | Comments Off on Cron’s go-ahead HR helps Angels beat Chicago 2-1

Cron’s go-ahead HR helps Angels beat Chicago 2-1

C.J. Cron hit a tiebreaking home run in the seventh inning that helped the Angels win a 2-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox. “Cron drove an 0-1 pitch into the right field seats for his ninth homer with one out against rookie Carlos Rodon (5-5), who allowed just four hits over eight innings and struck out five in the longest of his 17 big league starts.” Read article here.” August 18, 2015 12:46 AM By The Associated Press

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