Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Tuesday

Posted by on March 19th, 2019  •  0 Comments  • 

..(Baseball)….

Padres-Indians….Trade talks reopened…AJ Preller contacted Cleveland GM-Chris Antonetti on weekend…expressing interest in either Corey Kluber or Trevor Bauer…..Indians asking price could be Hunter Renfroe and P-Calvin Quantrill or other minor league pitchers….Tribe rejected offer OF-Michael Gettys-1B-Josh Naylor….Indians demanding pitching plus Renfroe………..Kluber is owed (52M) over next 3-years…Bauer is owed (13M) and headed to free agency a year from now….Kluber (96-55) in career…Bauer (59-47).

Padres-W-Indians (3-1)…Robbie Erlin (2inn-0H-0R)…Josh Naylor-Wil Myers HRs.

Indians-Arizona..Tuesday game..Nick Margevicius starts for San Diego.

Padres…P-Jacob Nix leaves throwing session with renewed tightness in right elbow-faces MRI.
Padres…OF-Buddy Reed suffers concussion.

Padres…Pull Chris Paddack from rotation..will start Tuesday in prospects game
Padres..Demote Bryan Mitchell from rotation-will work out of bullpen (8inn-6R-9W)
Padres..Option P-Pedro Avila to AA-Amarillo…has yet to pitch above A-ball in 4-years.
Padres..Have Joey Lucchessi-Eric Lauer throw bullpens on Monday to adjust them to rotation.

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Dodgers-L-Texas (3-1)…Ross Stripling (4.2-inn-2R-5H)….Texas P-Mike Minor (3inn-0R)…Justin Turner (3-3) now hitting (.483).

LA-Cleveland…Tuesday game

Indians…P-Clayton Kershaw throws 3rd straight bullpen session…will throw batting brace on Wednesday.

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Angels-Rockies…Tuesday game
Angels..Off day on Monday

Angels..DH-Shohei Ohtani takes 30-swings in batting practice…10-tee..10-lobs tosses..10-batting practice pitches to test elbow.

Angels..Justin Upton-Zach Coast will both play vs Rockies on Tuesday..been out with hamstring and calf issues.

Angels..P-Tyler Skaggs throws 50-pitches in bullpen session testing forearm.

Angels..P-Andrew Heaney begins light throwing workouts to test elbow.

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(Roster Moves)

Yankees…continue negotiations with FA-P-Gio Gonzalez-ex Nationals-Brewers….(127-97) 3.69-ERA in career.

Indians..Option out C-Tim Fedorowicz…C-Dionner Navarro.

Rockies..Release OF-Michael Saunders.

Phillies-Orioles…Baltimore acquires C-Lenin Rodriguez for international signing slot money.

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(Injuries)

Red Sox..Put 2B-Dustin Pedroia back on DL list-has had 2-knee scopes since October 2017.

Texas..Shutdown P-Yohander Mendez-elbow.
Arizona..3B-Jake Lamb-back tightness
Texas..OF-Joey Gallo-groin
Rockies..P-Chris Rusin-back issue
Yankees..OF-Aaron Hicks-2nd cortisone shot in back.
White Sox…P-Dane Dunning has elbow surgery.

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(Teams)

MLB…Decides to experiment with the 3-batter rule in Minor Leagues this year…Relief pitchers must face 3-batter minimum unless they get the final out of inning…Rule goes into effect in majors in 2020.

A’s-Mariners…Arrive in Tokyo to begin preparation for opening games of season…Wednesday-Thursday.

Pirates..Name Jung Ho-Kang as starting 3B.

Phillies..Deny report that players spent end of last season playing video games inc clubhouse during games in August-September-becoming a distraction.

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……(Football)…….

(Roster Moves)

Bengals..Release starting LB-Vontaze Burfect-7Y veteran.

Rams..Sign FA-QB-Blake Bortels-ex Jaguars as backup QB
Steelers..Sign FA-LB-Mark Barron-ex Rams
Chiefs..Sign FA-CB-Bashaud Breeland-ex Packers
Houston..Sign FA-TE-Darren Fells-ex Browns
Dallas..Sign FA-DE-Kerry Hyder-ex Lions
Vikings..Sign FA-RB-Ameer Abdullah-ex Lions
Saints..Sign FA-C-Nick Easton-ex Vikings
Eagles..Sign FA-S-Andrew Sendijo-ex Vikings
Jets..Sign FA-OG-Tom Compton-ex Minnesota
Jets..Sign FA-TE-Daniel Brown-ex Bears
Tampa Bay..Sign FA-CB-Kentrell Brice-exPackers

Eagles…DT-Hloti Ngata-retires after 11-year career

Cowboys..Visit FA-S-Eric Berry-ex Chiefs
Cowboys..Visit FA-WR-Randall Cobb-ex Packers
Cowboys..Visit with FA-S-Clinton Gaethers-ex Colts
Cowboys..Visit with FA-DT-Malik McDowell-ex Seattle
Seattle..Visit with FA-WR-Jordy Nelson-ex Seattle
Seattle..Visit with FA-LB-Aaron Lynch-ex Bears
Giants..Visit with FA-DE-Vin Curry-ex Tampa Bay
Raiders..Workout FA-LB-Mantei Teo-ex Saints
Raiders..Workout FA-LB-Brandon Marshall-ex Denver
Raiders..Invite FA-LB-Vontaze Burfect for visit-ex Bengals
Jets..Workout FA-OG-Steph Wisniewski-ex Eagles
Lions..Visit with FA-RB-Spencer Ware-ex Chiefs
Lions..Visit with FA-CB-Rashaan Melvin-ex Raiders
Arizona..Visit with FAS-Josh Shaw-ex Bengals
Houston..Visit with FA-OT-Jordan Mills-ex Bills
Colts..Workout FA-RB-Jay Ajayi-ex Eagles
Vikings..Visit with FA-OG-Stefan Wisniewski-ex Eagles
Patriots..Visit with FA-DE-Brandon Copeland-ex Jets
Steelers..Visit with FA-TE-James O’Shaughnessy-ex Jaguars
Houston..Workout FA-QB-AJ McCarron-ex Bengals-Raiders
Packers..Workout FA-S-Curt Riley-ex Giants

Giants..Re-sign WR-Cody Latimer
Raiders..Re-sign KR-Dwayne Harris
Washington..Re-sign WR-Brian Quick.

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(Notes)

Jim Zorn…QB-coach confirms he has worked with Oklahoma QB-Kyler Murray…’great upside’….’processes information’….’great football IQ’….

Giants..GM-Dave Gentleman says Browns made him an offer ‘could not turn down’….3-potential starters for WR-Odell Beckham.

Dallas..GM-Steven Jones admits team faces challenge being able to re-sign Dak Prescott..DeMarco Lawrence..Amari Cooper and Jaylon Smith with Salary cap rules.

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(College Football)

Miami..Backup QB-Cade Weldon to transfer
East Carolina…NCAA does not give extra year of eligibility to DE-Nate Harvey (14QB-sacks)…will go to NFL draft.

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…….(Basketball)………..

Aztecs…clean out lockers after failing to make NCAA or NIT tourney despite two big wins over Nevada at end of season and 21-win campaign….Only ranked 121st in NET college rankings….have failed to make NCAA tourney 2-of last 3-years.,,,Snubbed by NIT which took a (16-16) team and a couple of 17-18-win teams.

USD-Memphis…Toreros take on Tigers on Tuesday night in opening round of NIT tourney…USD coming off 20-win season…was ranked 97th in NET college rankings-based on strength of schedule this year..though did go (0-8) in games against tourney teams….USD (21-14)…Memphis-coached by Anfernee Hardaway-ex NBA star (21-13)

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NCAA-Play in games-Tueday
..Prairie View (22-5)-vs-Fairleigh Dickinson
..Belmont (26-5)-vs-Temple (23-9)

NIT games-Tuesday
..UNC Greensboro (28-5)-vs-Campbell
..North Carolina State-vs-Hofstra
..Davidson-vs-Lipscomb
..Indiana-vs-St Francis
..Clemson-vs-Wright State
..Arkansas-vs-Providence
..Texas-vs-South Dakota State
..Colorado-vs-Dayton
..Creighton-vs-Loyola Chicago

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Lakers-at-Milwaukee…Tuesday night matchup
Clippers-Pacers…Tuesday night game

Milwaukee..Release C-Christian Wood-ex UNLV star.

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………(Hockey)……….

LA Kings-L-Winnipeg (3-2)…Kings held to 17-shots on goal on home ice…..LA now (25-39-8)……Monday night action…Kings lost 15-of-17

San Diego Gulls-Manitoba Moose…Tuesday night in Winnipeg…Gulls go for sweep of series in Canada after win on Sunday.

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………(General)………..

MLS Soccer….Commissioner Don Garber says St Louis-Sacramento in the lead for the 28th-29th franchises with expansion vote coming…Garber says league might consider going to 32-teams…leaving open chance San Diego could still be under consideration in 2022-23.

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