Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Wednesday

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Padres-Fernando Tatis…MRI…gets good news..Has minor labrum tear..Slight dislocation popped back in…Does not need surgery…Will go on 10-day DL…Do strength program..Should be ready to play next homestand…2-doctors told Padres ‘not need surgery at this point’…’not risk further damage by returning to play’

Padres..Dodgers doctor who specializes in shoulder injuries says Tatis likely needs surgery for torn labrum-6-months rehab-‘there is risk cartilage-capsule-bone damage..if he continues to play…and reinjures it’.

Padres..GM-AJ Preller on Tatis injury:
..MRI-2 doctors at UCSD
..Pretty good report-slight labrum tear-dislocation
..Shoulder popped in and out
..Has good range of motion-no inflammation-no limitations
..Going on DL..give shoulder time to calm down 10-days
..Non-surgical to get him back on field
..See how he responds 10-days of therapy
..Takes him out for the road trip
..Can come back and play once team comes off road trip
..Talked about risk-doctors clearly felt not at risk
..Not a situation doctors feels no long term damage if plays
..If he continues have issues-then consider surgery would fix it
..Our medical group is conservative-was on strength program
..Our doctors know players careers are important
..We did not rush too soon..passed every test we gave him
..Some guys played an entire season with minor tear-then surgery
..We need to talk about his style of play-debate with him
..Ultra aggressive player-makes things happen
..We will do things from strength standpoint
..We will talk about finishing his swing and what he does in field
..We will consider a reset of style to keep him on field for entire year
..Calling up OF-Brian O’Grady from development roster
..We never dealt with this last season-has his individual program
..No issues with shoulder last season
..Head first slides at 3rd and at home in exhibition game-1st time hurt
..On his signing physical-we knew something years down road
..Strengthening program since he has been in the minors.
..He embraces his physical training programming
..He is professional in his approach to training
..He had moderate pain on that swing..but showed no signs problem
..If he has setbacks then we would consider surgery
..Don’t believe it will pop in and out of place when he returns
..Strength programs will help maintenance shoulder in season
..Wait and see if he needs surgery in off season
..Lots of discussion last 24-hours-long term risk if he gets hurt
..We do not believe he can injure it worse by coming back play
..Will talk to him about risk-reward doing certain things on field
..Everybody confident surgery not needed at this point in time.
..Giving him medical help-technique help to get healthy
..No long term damage by returning to play
..He is a premium athlete with good record recovery.
..We have alot of options in middle-infield
..Ha Kim gets start at SS..Jorge Mateo has played alot SS
..OF-Brian O’Grady recalled from AAA for open roster spot
..Don’t feel slow start (.167-7K-5E)..he’s not playing in pain at all

Padres..Manager Jayce Tingler on Tatis injury-loss:

..There is a reason he is who he is
..You’re not going to replace him
..A group of 10-to-11 guys can come together-grind out at bats
..Each step game up a small percentage
..Get down the bases the bases
..Have more energy in dugout and in lineup
..We need to know limitations-what to do about Tatis
..Let us get information back from doctors first
..We have had talks with Tatis about his type of game
..Go off doctors recommendations-no head first diving
..Put all facts together-develop cleaner plan.

..Tatis missed so much in spring..never got into rhythm
..Needs to get healthy-get him right
..Believe a ton in the person and his talents
..Kick started ideas on plans for him once we get doctors info
..Dinelson Lamet-good bullpen outing at Petco..back to Arizona
..Lamet will pitch in game in Peoria at end of week

Padres…OF-Wil Myers talking about loss of Tatis
..We have best lineup in baseball
..Great players here will come back
..Front office has created a good lineup

Padres-Giants…San Diego led (3-1) in 9th inning at press time..Yu Darvish (6inn-1R-7K)…Victor Caratini 2RHR….Giants held to 3-hits thru 8-innings

San Diego-San Francisco..Wednesday game…Kevin Gausman-vs-Blake Snell.

Padres..P-Dinelson Lamet throws 40-pitches in simulated game..will attempt to throw 3-to-4 innings this weekend.

Padres…San Diego moves to Orange Tier..can open Petco Park to 33% capacity for next homestand…Governor announces full reopening of state on June 15th

Dodgers-W-Athletics (5-1)..Clayton Kershaw (7inn-1R-8K) in strong outing…Max Muncy 2Rp-HR..Dodgers now (5-1)

LA-Oakland..Wednesday game..Trevor Bauer-vs-Jesus Lezardo

Angels-L-Houston (4-2)..Carlos Correa hits 2R-HR off Raisel Iglesias to rally Astros to win…Mike Trout 2R-HR..Dylan Bundy (6inn-2R-10K)…Iglesias has (9.00-ERA)…Astros (5-1) take over first place..Angels (4-2)..

Halos..Off day on Wednesday


Twins-L-Tigers…P-Casey Mize (4inn-1R)..Survived HRs by Nelson Cruz-Byron Buxton

Blue Jays-L-Rangers..Nate Lowe hits 2-2R-HRs for Texas

Yankees-W-Orioles..Gerrit Cole (7inn-0R-13K)…Aaron Judge 3R-HR..Jay Bruce HR

Pirates-L-Reds..Cincy scores 14-runs early..Taylor Naquin HR-2R-HR..7RBI day

Cardinals-W-Miami..Dylan Carlson HR for St Louis

Mets-W-Phillies..Dominick Smith 2R-HR..Kevin Pillar steals home

Tampa Bay-L-Red Sox..JD Martinez 2R-double in 12th inning..Rays waste Tyler Glasnow (6inn-1R-9K) outing

Cubs-L-Brewers..Taylor Shaw 3R-HR for Milwaukee

White Sox-Mariners..Luis Robert 2R-HR for Sox..led in 8th inning at Press Time

Braves-L-Washington..Juan Soto RBI-double in 9th for Nationals win..Jon Lucroy 2R-double..Trea Turner HR in win

Rockies-Arizona..Game tied 6-6 in extra innings at Press Time..Christian Walker 2R-HR..Steven Vogt 2R-HR for Arizona…Ryan McMahon 2-solo HRs for Rockies

(MLB Notes)

MLB…Awards this year’s All Star Game and Home Run Derby to Coors Field-Denver.

Cubs..1B-Anthony Rizzo says teams had all of 2020 and into 2021 to address contract extension…did not..will test free agency.

Washington..Put 9-players on Covid List including Pat Corbin..Brad Hand..Jon Lester..Josh Bell..Kyle Schwarber.

Tampa Bay..Lose P-Chaz Roe 12-weeks-shoulder
Tampa Bay..DL-OF-Kevin Kiemaier-quad injury

(Roster Moves)

Washington..Re-sign FA-3B-Yasmani Tomas..P-TJ McFarland…call up 6-players from AAA.

Yankees-Texas..Trade for Rangers 2B-Rougned Odor..NY deals minor league OF-Josh Stowers and C-Tony Cabello….Texas pays a portion of owed (27M) on salary.

Braves-Brewers..Trade..Milwaukee ships SS-Orlando Arcia to Atlanta for P-Chad Sabotka-P-Pat Weigel.


Chargers-Bengals..Trade Talks…Bolts might be willing to deal #1-#2 picks to Bengals for Cincinnati #5 pick and Bengals 3rd round pick..Bolts would move from #13 to #5 to take Oregon OT-Penei Sewell-top rated Offensive Tackle on draft board.

San Francisco-New England…Patriots reject offer of QB-Jim Garoppolo for #1 draft pick….Patriots do not want (25M) a year contract..Garoppolo has missed 23-games with injuries last three years.

Carolina…Shopping QB-Teddy Bridgewater…Open trade talks with Denver-Washington…want 2nd round pick for starter.

Denver..Sign FA-DT-Shamar Stephens-ex Vikings
Detroit..Sign FA-CB-Quinton Dunbar-ex Colts
(NFL Notes)

Vikings..CB-Jeff Gladney arrested on felony domestic abuse charges for choking and punching incidents with girlfriend.

Houston..2-Massage Therapists go public against QB-Deshaun Watson..1-says she can no longer work in field because of trauma from Watson’s sexual misconduct….Other therapist said she was warned about Watson’s methods while working with therapists…’reputation gotten around’.
(College Football)

Aztecs..Coach Brady Hoke confirms upwards of 40-SDSU football players have been given vaccinations and school has sent letters to parents-guardians recommending all players get vaccines.

Aztecs..Spring football moves into 2nd week…Coach Brady Hoke:
..We need 15-uninterrupted practices to help young players grow
..QB-Jalen Mayben needs to knock 3-years rust off with ‘reps’
..Mayben-Mississippi State..learn playbook-learn manage offense
..QB-Lucas best shape of life-now needs stay healthy


Lakers-Toronto…Tuesday night game…Lakers lost 6-of-9

Lakers..Sign FA-G-Ben McLemore-ex Houston-Sacramento

Clippers-W-Portland (133-116)…LA explodes for 47P in opening quarter…Paul George (22P) in first period…George finishes with (36P)…Clippers (34-18)

Sacramento..NBA fines G-Buddy Hield (20,000) for abuse of officials.
Brooklyn..G-Tyler Johnson-out 3W-knee
Dallas..F-Kristaps Porzingas-sprained wrist-out 6-days
Minnesota..G-Malik Beasley-out 54W-hamstring

Portland..Sign FA-F-TJ Leaf-ex Indiana
Miami..Sign FA-C-Dwayne Dedmon-ex Atlanta

ESPN..Fire studio analyst Paul Pierce for posting video of partying and playing poker at strip club.

(College Basketball)

Gonzaga..Returns home after (31-1) season but getting blasted in NCAA finals by Baylor.

Iowa…F-Luke Garza named Wooden Award winner-Player of Year

Portland State..Coach Barrett Peery-quits-takes job at Texas Tech
ETennessee State..Hires Desmond Oliver-was Asst-Tennessee
Loyola-Chicago..Promotes Drew Valentine to head coach-was Asst
Texas Tech..Promotes Mark Adams to head coach-was Asst
San Jose State..Hires Tim Miles head coach-ex Colorado State
Arizona State..F-Marcus Bagley-files for NBA draft


Ducks-W-San Jose (5-1)…John Gibson 34-saves…Max Comtois-Adam Henrique goals in surprise road win…Anaheim (12-21-7)

Kings-Arizona..Wednesday game..Kings (14-17j-6)

Gulls-Ontario…Wednesday game..Gulls (16-10) in 2nd place in AHL-Pacific

Gulls…Anaheim Ducks call up D-Simon Benoit..C-Benoit Groulx from AHL team.

Buffalo…Scratch F-Taylor Hall from lineup with reports of impending trade..Hall has just 3-goals on season..Trade Deadline is Monday.

Vancouver…22-Canucks players now on Covid list

Montreal..F-Brendan Gallagher-out hand injury
Montreal..G-Carey Price-out with lower body injury
Columbus..Lose F-Riley Nash-4W-knee

Toronto..Goalie Jack Campbell ties club record with (9-0) record.
Colorado..Avalanche now (13-0-2) in last 15 games



USA…White House confirms it is contemplating boycotting 2022-Winter Olympics in Beijing, China…because of countries policies on Genocide..Cyber attacks…Harsh Repression….Reuters reports US wants to put together a consortium of free nations to all boycott the games.

Masters…Rory McIlroy opens up about Georgia voter registration issues…’All great countries are built by equal voting rights.’


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