Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Wednesday

Posted by on June 5th, 2024  •  0 Comments  • 


Padres-White Sox…Trade Talks…Friars interested in young left handed P-Garrett Crochet (8-12) 3.09-but White Sox want C-Ethan Salas in swap…Crochet has recovered from elbow surgery and has 2-and-a half years of control left.

Padres-Miami..Trade Talks..Friars reopen talks with Marlins about deal for P-Jesus Luzardo in a deal for young pitching prospects.

Padres..OF-Tupu Marcano suspended for life for betting on baseball over a 2-year span while with the Pirates…Placed (387) bets worth (150,000) thru gambling sights on baseball games, including Pirates games. He lost on 96%-of the bets made in both 2022-2023…Had career batting average (.217)…He was on disabled list rehabbing from knee surgery late last season.

Padres..AAA-P-Jay Groome suspended for 1-year for betting on MLB games while in the Boston Red Sox farmchain…He bet on 32-games back in 2020

Padres Manager Mike Schildt talked about Marcano:
“I got to know him as a person, and I think the person is a really good one,” Shildt said Tuesday before the Padres faced the Los Angeles Angels.

“Clearly it’s something that rightfully baseball takes very seriously, as they should,” Shildt added. “There’s always consequences to your actions. But in my understanding and my personal relationship with him, which is very limited, he’s a fine young man.

We make mistakes in life, and I don’t think he’s running from it. He’s clearly going to be punished for it. I just hope it doesn’t interrupt his life, because again, in talking to him, he’s a good guy, and we all make mistakes. … He doesn’t need to be labeled or anything for one mistake.”

Padres..MLB source say Sports betting websites alerted baseball to the bet being placed on the Marcano-Groom accounts they had.

Padres-L-Angels (4-2)…Another setback to a bad team….Tuesday game…Friars (32-32)…Halos (23-38)

..Jurickson Profar misjudges fly ball into a 2R-double
..Enyel DeLos Santos wild pitch allows run to score
..Yuki Mastui gives up 3-more runs in relief
..Padres defense made 4-double plays
..Rookie Adam Mazur gritty first start (6inn-1R-2H-4W) in loss

Padres..May have to put relief pitcher Steven Kolek on waivers to get him to El Paso..Has (6.66-ERA) in long relief..Opponents BA (.324)…Would have to offer him back to Seattle as a Rule 5-draft pick
Dodgers-L-Pirates (1-0)..Surprise shutout on road…Jack Suwinski solo HR…Jared Jones (6inn-0R)..Tuesday…LA (38-24)

LA-Pittsburgh..Wednesday..James Paxton (6-0)-vs-Paul Skens (2-0)

Dodgers…3B-Max Muncy shuts down rehab with more rib cage issues

Dodgers..Clayton Kershaw throws another bullpen..’way ahead of schedule’ in rehab…target date for return moved up to mid-July.
Angels..MLB rankings show Halos with worst minor league system in baseball..ranked 30th as of June 1st with record (100-127) at combined levels.
(Tuesday Scoreboard)

Cleveland-W-Royals..Cleve scores 3R-on Bobby Witt error….Guardians (40-20)
Yankees-W-Brewers..Luis Gil (7inn-1H)..wins 7th in row..NY (43-19)
Orioles-W-Toronto..RyanMountcastle 2HRs-5RBI..Balt (39-20)
Tampa Bay-W-Miami..Brandon Lowe 3R-HR-5RBI-Rays
Mets-W-Washington…Pete Alonso-Harrison Bader HRs-NY
Braves-W-Red Sox…Max Fried 13-Ks..Ozzie Albers 3R-HR-Atl
Cubs-L-White Sox..Chris Morel-Pat Wisdom 2R-HRs-Cubs
Tigers-W-Texas..Zach McKinstry 2R-HR
Cardinals-L-Astros..Yan Diaz 3R-HR-Hou
Reds-W-Rockies..Elly DeLaCruz HR-Cinn
Mariners-A’s..Sea led (4-2) at Press Time…Ty France 2R-double-Seattle
Giants-L-Arizona..Kevin Newman 2R-single-Ariz
(MLB Notes)

MLB..Suspends 3-other players for betting on baseball..handed 1-year suspension while they were in minor leagues

..P-Mike Kelly-A’s..Placed 10-bets in 2021
..P-Andrew Sallfrank-Arizona..Placed 29-bets in 2021
..2B-Jose Rodriguez-Phillies..Placed 31-bets in 2021-22

Dodgers…Personal aid Ippei Muzuhara officially pleads guilty to bank and IRS fraud in theft of 17M-from Shohei Ohtani to feed gambling addiction…Will be sentenced in October-facing 33Y in prison.

MLB..Cancels plans for 2025-games in Paris..had stadium problems at Stade-De-France because of soccer schedule conflicts.
(Roster Moves)

Braves..Sign FA-OF-Brian Anderson-ex Miami-Seattle
Orioles..Sign FA-P-Julio Teheran-ex Cubs
Tigers..DFA-1B-Keston Hiura
Miami..DFA-OF-Avisail Garcia..hitting (.217)..owed (23M) contract

Pirates..Recall OF-Jack Suwinski from AAA
A’s..Recall P-Vin Nittoli from AAA
Texas..Extends option P-Johnny Cueto..has (2.50-ERA)-AAA

Hy Kim..2B-Kiwoom Heroes-hires agent to come to MLB as 2025-FA-from Korea

Houston..OF-Kyle Tucker-ankle sprain
Washington..DL-P-Trevor Williams-forearm
Brewers..DL-P-Robert Gasser-elbow
White Sox..DL-DH-Tommy Pham-ankle
White Sox..DL-OF-Dom Fletcher-shoulder
Red Sox..Dl-OF-Wil Abreu-ankle-fell in dugout

Texas..P-Max Scherzer..throws 40-pitches in bullpen workout



ESPN…Talkshow host Pat McAfee apologizes for calling WNBA-star Caitlin Clark a ‘white bitch’ while discussing all the hard fouls she is taking.

ESPN..Dispute among hosts Steve A Smith-Monica McNutt…Smith says 1st Take show has applauded WNBA…McNutt responds you never talked WNBA for the first 3-years you were on.

WNBA..Mounting criticism directed at players for trash talk and hard fouls against Caitlin Clark out of jealousy

NBA..Announce Draft will be two day event for TV-June 26-27

Lakers..Reports that former Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski-acting as consultant-has recommended they hire JJ Redick as head coach eventhough he has never coached before

Mavericks..3Y-contract extension to GM-Nico Harrison

Cleveland..Interview David Adelman-Denver Nuggets-assistant

Houston-Brooklyn..Trade Rumor…Rockets offer 3rd pick to Nets but want a #1 pick and Mikal Bridges in package.

St Bonaventure..Hire Bob Beretta as AD…spent 23-years at West Point and was AD-at LeMoyne…Former Bonnies star



Dallas..WR-Cee Dee Lamb to be fined (101,000) for boycotting mandatory OTAs
Jets…LB-Hassan Riddick forefeits (250,000) workout bonus for boycott
San Francisco..WR-Brandon Aiyuk fined (104,000)-no show at camp

49ers..Give 3Y-contract extension RB-Christian McCaffrey..will make 19M-per year thru 2027….Has (3,952APY-39TD) in 22-games with Niners.

Steelers..Sign FA-CB-Grayland Arnold-ex Houston

Dallas..To open contract extension talks with QB-Dak Prescott..counts (55M) against this year’s cap heading into final year of deal
(College Football)

Aztecs..APR scores show each SDSU team scored above the APR base number…8-programs led by Mens-Women’s basketball had perfect score 1,000…Football improved to 967-score.

College Football Hall of Fame…Urban Meyer, Nick Saban, Aaron Donald head up list for fall enshrinement…also on list Michael Vick-Marvin Harrison-Sean Taylor.



Dallas Stars…18Y-veteran C-Joe Pavelski announces retirement…scored (476G)-in Stars-San Jose Sharks career.

Montreal..sign top FA-G-Connor Hughes-Switzerland..had (1.91-GAA)

New Jersey..Reportr Devils willing to trade 10th pick in draft for veteran goalie…Interested in Ducks-John Gibson

Rangers..Open contract extension talks G-Igor Shesterkin…seeking pay raise from 5M-to-10M next year

Edmonton..GM-Ken Holland confirms no contract extension talks with Oilers..Could become free agent-GM once Oilers done with Stanley Cup playoffs.

Ottawa…Hire Mike Yeo-Nolan Baumgarnter as assistant coaches-both had been with Vancouver.

Utah-NHL…New owners say there have been 34,000-requests for season ticket orders for Arizona Coyotes franchise that moved to Salt Lake City.



Tennis…French Open..#1-ranked Novak Djokovic withdraws-knee injury flareup

Soccer..Manchester City star Kevin deBruyne confirms big money offer from Saudi Pro League..has talked to 10-teams.

Manchester City..EPL champions file lawsuit against Premier League for blocking sponsorship contracts with Saudi corporations…City facing 113-violations for sponsorship deals over the last 4-years.

Formula 1..Team Red Bull-Signs driver Sergio Perez to extension to remain as teammate Max Verstappen.

Williams Team..opens talks with driver Carlos Sainz from Ferrari.


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