Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Tuesday
Padres-W-White Sox (9-8)..Luis Campusano hits Grand Slam HR in 9th in come from behind win…Joe Musgrove (4inn-2R-5H)…Emilio Pagan (.1inn-5R-5H)…Jorge Alfaro HR-3R-double…Padres now (4-4-2) in Cactus League….
Padres-Dodgers….TRADE…LA deals OF-1B-Matt Beaty (.270) to San Diego for P-River Ryan…Beaty can platoon between LF-1B-Pinch Hitter…may rotate with Jurickson Profar and Nomar Mazara in left to start the season..
Padres-Yankees…TRADE…Luke Voit likely to start season as Designated hitter
Padres..Put P-Drew Pomeranz on 60-day DL-slow rehab from forearm surgery…Pomeranz may ot return till June…Means Padres have now lost closers Mark Melancon-Drew Pomeranz..leaving closer’s job wide open.
Padres…Manager Bob Melvin on Matt Beaty acquisition:
..Gives you professional at-bats
..Takes alot of pitches-gets on base
..Can DH and pinch hit
..Can platoon between LF-1B-DH
..Will rotate with Jurickson Profar in LF
Dodgers-L-Arizona (5-3)…Clayton Kershaw (4inn-0R-1H)…LA bullpen gave up 5-runs..
Dodgers…Continue to work with struggling OF-Cody Bellinger…Former MVP has hit (.235-.169) last two years, and has 15-strikeouts-in-22 at bats this spring…hitting (.136)
Angels-W-Athletics (7-2)…Noah Syndegaard (3.2inn-1R-1H)..Matt Duffy (303)
MLB…Confirms teams have spent (3.2B) this off season on free agents…Last year spent (2.4B) last year in off season acquisitions.
SDSU..Mourns the passing of Hall of Fame baseball coach Jim Dietz (83Y)….head coach of Aztecs 31-years…Won (1,230) games..put 26–players in major leagues including Tony Gwynn-Anthony Gwynn-Bud Black-Dave Smith-Travis Lee-Bobby Meachem.
Cardinals..Sign FA-DH-Albert Pujols (1Y-2.5M)..will serve as DH..(679HR)
Twins..Sign FA-P-Chris Archer-ex Tampa Bay-Pirates
Yankees..Sign FA-P-Shelby Miller-ex Braves-Arizona
Arizona..Sign OF=Ketel Marte (5Y-76M) extension
Arizona..Sign FA-OF-Sergio Alcantre-ex Cubs
Giants..Acquire OF-Luke Williams-ex Phillies
Braves..Sign FA-P-Seth Elledge-ex Cardinals
Rays..Option 1B-P-Brendan McKay to AAA-former #1 pick
Reds..Will put P-Luis Castillo-Mike Minor on DL-shoulder issues
NFL…Owners meetings open in West Palm Beach
..Competition Committee makes 120-page presentation on possible changes in Overtime Rules..Need 24-yes votes to change the rule
..Eagles-Colts propose ‘Equal’ Possession rule..each team gets guaranteed possession in overtime
..Titans propose Sudden death rule..Team wins overtime if it scores TD and gets 2-point conversion.
..Propose new OT rules can be for regular-post season or just playoff games
NFL..Upgrade to Rooney Rule to promote minority hiring:
..All NFL teams must hire a Minority who will be an assistant Off coordinator
..NFL survey shows there are 15-minority Defensive coordinators
..NFL survey only 3-minority Offensive Coordinators
..NFL teams have hired 12-women as assistant coaches in last 3-years.
Chiefs..Coach Andy Reid says there was ‘no rift’ with WR-Tyreek Hill…was traded to Miami because of salary cap problems…Chiefs could not afford a 30M salary cap hit on Hill contract..Have signed 4-free agents with money that would have gone to Hill-including WRs JuJu Smith-Marquez Scantling-RB-Ron Jones-S-Justin Reid…Chiefs have also stockpiled 2-picks each in rounds 1-2-3-4
Browns..Coach Kevin Stefanski says club wants to move Baker Mayfield before NFL draft.
Buffalo..NFL agrees to financing plan for Buffalo Bills stadium…Financed (1.4B) jointly….NY State will contribute (600M)..Erie County (250M)…Bills (400M)…NFL (200M)
Washington…Virginia officials will vote on financing 3B-stadium for Washington Commanders franchise.
Cleveland..Owner Jim Haslem taking heavy criticism at owners meetings for price paid to to acquire Deshaun Watson from Houston (3-#1 picks)…and then giving him a (5Y-230M) guaranteed contract while his sexual misconduct lawsuits have not been reseloved.
Colts..Hire John Fox as defensive consultant..former head coach Carolina-Chicago-Denver
Raiders..Hire Fred Walker-QB coach..worked at Mississippi State
Steelers..Have interviewed 16-candidates for vacant GM job..begin second round of interviews this week
Denver..Broncos say 12-skyboxes and 200-seats were destroyed by fire at Broncos Stadium end of last week..Steel infrastructure beams were also damaged
NFL…Survey shows rule changes to protect QBs and special teams players have led to decrease in concussions…Over last six years-concussions have gone from 275 injuries to just 187-this past season.
Rams..Meet with FA-LB-Bobby Wagner-ex Seahawks..Wagner wants (1Y-11M)
49ers..Say they will not release QB-Jimmy Garoppolo-has (25.5M) cap figure
Arizona..Sign FA-OG-Will Hernandez-ex Giants
Patriots..Visit with FA-S-Jabrill Peppers-ex Browns-Giants
Jets..Sign FA-DE-Solomon Thomas-ex 49ers-Raiders
Giants..Sign FA-OG-Max Garcia-ex Cardinals
Steelers..Sign FA-LB-Geard Avery-ex Eagles
Vikings..Meet with FA-OG-Jess Davis-ex Miami
Lakers-at-Dallas..Tuesday game…LeBron James-ankle likely out…Lakers lost 15-of-20-fallen to 10th place in NBA-West
Lakers..F-Anthony Davis goes thru full scrimmage workout on Monday-testing ailing knee
Boston..C-Robert Williams-surgery-torn knee meniscus
Indiana..C-Myles Turner-gone for year-on going foot issues
Portland..C-Josef Nurkic-miss rest of year with arch injury
Portland..G-Anfernee Simmons-miss rest of season-knee
Cavs..F-Dean Wade-knee surgery-gone for year
Louisiana Tech..hire Tal Hester as head coach-ex Texas Tech
New Mexico State..hires Greg Heiar-top JUCO coach-NW Florida JC
Kings-Seattle…Monday night game
Ducks-Dallas..Tuesday game..Anaheim lost 9-games in a row
Oilers..F-Kris Russell-on Covid list
Kings..Sign -G-Dave Hrenak-St Cloud State
Kings..Sign F-Andre Lee-UMass-Lowell (16G)
Kings..Sign D-Kin Nousainien-Finland
Flyers..Sign college free agent F-Noah Cates-Minnesota Duluth
Toronto..Sign F-Nick Abruzzese-ex Harvard (33P-26 games)
Devils..Sign F-Brian Halonen-ex Michigan Tech (21-goals)
Bob Baffert…Assigns 4-top horses to be trained by outside handlers to get them ready for Kentucky Derby..Boffert serving 90-day suspension from Kentucky Derby for drug tainting scandal last year with Medina Spirit.
Soccer..Team USA heads to Costa Rica for final game of World Cup qualifying..play Wednesday night…Win or tie puts Team USA in World Cup-Qatar.