Hacksaw’s Headlines-Monday

Posted by on February 20th, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

……….(Baseball)………….

Padres…Sign FA-P-Jered Weaver-1Y-3M contract…was (12-12) with 5.09-ERA last year with Angels…(150-93) career record weith Halos…Plagues last two years with neck and shoulder issues-lost velocity…Made 20M last season….(34Y)

Padres..Sign FA-P-Hyun Chih-Kwo….former Dodgers setup-long reliever…pitched 6-Y for LA…Career (3.73-ERA) in LA…went back to Taiwain last two years..is (35Y).

Padres…C-Christian Bethancourt working two days a week on pitching mechanics…will continue work as backup catcher.

Padres..Owner Ron Fowler-addresses team on Saturday…talks about trust in leadership…Value of Wil Myers as leader in clubhouse…Calls team “Work in Progress”….”Season of Development”

Dodgers..P-Hyun Jin-Ryu struggles in bullpen session…showing only 84mph velocity…does not seem to have full extension of left shoulder….Did throw better in 25-pitch BP session on Sunday.

Dodgers..OF-Yasiel Puig impressive shape in camp…reports (241lbs)…Manager Dave Roberts say he expects him to be everyday rightfielder if he produces consistently in spring….May go to platoon in CF with Joc Pederson…had OPS (.918) vs righthanders..but only (.469) vs lefthanders.

Dodgers…Veteran reliever Eric Gagne wants to attempt comeback at age 41-not pitched in majors since 2008…completely healthy…private workout for LA on Sunday-clocked 91mph..has career (3.47-ERA) with 718K-in 647-innings with LA-then Boston-Texas-Milwaukee..had (152-saves) in 3-year period with Ddogers before elbow problems..was implicated in HGH-Mitchell Report.

Dodgers…1B-Adrian Gonzalez out 3W-could miss World Baseball Classic…tendenisits flareup in right elbow.

Dodgers…2B-Logan Forsythe penciled into leadoff spot in batting order…Chase Utley taking ground balls at 1B.

Dodgers..Sell contract OF-Darin Ruff to Samsung Lions in Korea-had come in off season trade with Phillies.

Angels..Owner Arte Moreno planning on 40M-in renovations to Anaheim Stadium…club will stay there thru 2029-…4th oldest stadium in baseball.

Angels..DH-1B-Albert Pujols reports to camp early…is running-taking BP-doing agility drills..no setbacks following surgery last winter for chronic arch issue..hit (31HR-199RBI) last year while ailing.

Angels…P-Andrew Heaney will sit out entire 2017-season-rehab from elbow ligament surgery…Stem cell injection did not work.

(Roster Moves)

Dodgers-Orioles..Trade..LA sends P-Vidal Nuno to Baltimore for minor league P-Ryan Moseley

Giants..Sign FA-2B-Aaron Hill-ex Blue Jays.
Arizona..Sign FA-P0-Jorge DeLaRosa-ex Rockies..career (4.35ERA)
Reds..Sign FA-OF-Ryan Raburn-ex Tigers-Indians.
Reds..Sign FA-P-Bronson Arroyo-coming back elbow surgery
White Sox..Sign FA-P-Tyler Matzek-ex Rockies
Royals..Sign FA-P-Peter Moylan-ex Braves.
Red Sox..Sign FA-P-Hector Velasquez-had (2.32-ERA) at Campeche-Mexican L
Orioles..Sign FA-OF-Craig Gentry-ex Angels

Texas..Workout FA-P-Edwin Jackson-ex Padres-Cubs-Dodgers
Tampa Bay..Workout FA-P-Brian Wilson-ex Dodgers-Giants

(Injuries)

Washington..P-Max Scherzer-3 weeks behind schedule-rehab fractured knuckle
Washington..P-Stephen Strasburg-light throwin session-test strained elbow.
Blue Jays..SS-Josh Donaldson out 3W-with calf injury
Yankees..1B-Tyler Austin-out 6W-broken foot off foul ball.
Orioles..MRI-SS-JJ Hardy-back issues
Texas..3B-Adrian Beltre-out 3W-calf strain in camp.
White Sox..OF-Charlie Tilson-out with stress fracture foot
Mets..3B-David Wright throws 30′-long toss-first throwing session since neck surgery
Mets..P-Zach Wheeler throws bullpen session-no pain in elbow.

(MLB)

Miami…Marlins players upset with release information-P-Jose Fernandez had cocaine-stimulants and blood alcohol count (.147) almost double limit-at time of fatal boat crash last September.

Kansas City..Santo Domingo police refuse to release toxological report on P-Yordano Ventura-killed in auto accident last month..Royals want details of autopsy-club owes his estate possible 20M.

Giants..Hire Vince Coleman as minor league bas running coach.
Tigers..Hire former infielder Don Kelly as advance scout.

Yankees..Team President Randy Levine rips P-Dellan Betances for asking for 5M-in arbitration..Says he is not elite-though he was heavy duty last two years working out of bullpen…Levine said agents used player to try and change the marketplace….Players say Levin criticism will make it easier for him to leave as a free agent end of year.

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…………….(Football)…………………

Chargers…OT-King Dunlap arrested-violated “Protection Order” issed after domestic abuse incident a week ago with girlfriend in Tennessee….Agent says ‘yes’ violation occurred because he was in house…but was picking up clothes and there was no domestic incident….”did not understand language’ in court order.

Chargers..Longtime PR-Director Bill Johnston will not accompany team to LA-will leave franchise after 39-years to stay in San Diego with terminally ill wife.

Chargers..Former LB-Coach Dave Adolph passes away (79Y) in Akron, Ohio..longtime assistant on Bobby Ross staff…also assistant with Chiefs-Raiders-Browns…Ohio State-Michigan and USD.

(NFL)

Raiders..Team President Mark Baldain says 2-banks have stepped forward-ready to help finance the 650M in Las Vegas Stadium proposal.

New England..WR-Michael Floyd begins serving 120-days jail sentence for extreme DUI…will miss OTA workouts.

Indianapolis..former Colts RB-Trent Richardson-arrested domestic abuse case in Alabama.

Jets..CB-Darrelle Revis out on bail following arrest last week on 4-felony assault charges.

(Teams)

Carolina..sign FA-OG-Amini Siliotu-ex Bears.
Rams..RB-Zac Stacey (25Y) retires because of injuries.
Miami-Jaguars..Discuss possible trade-OT-Brandon Albert for TE-Julius Thomas.
Eagles..Ask OT-Jason Peters to take paycut.
Miami..Sign DE-Cam Wake (2Y-19M) extension..has 81-sacks

Falcons..Hire Kyle Flood-ex Rutgers coach as Asst OL coach
Falcons..Hire Charley Weis-Junior..Asst WR coach
Vikings..Hire Darrell Hazell-WR coach-ex Purdue head coach

(College)

Alabama…Hires Brian Daboll-Off Coor…was assistant with Patriots.
Stanford..Hires Ron Gould-RB coach..was head coach UC-Davis
Mike Walden..former UCLA-USC TV Voice passes away (89)..broacast 1966-to-1990

Miami..commits to spend (34M) on new Hurricanes weight room
Michigan..will spend (21M) on new football weight room.

Liberty University..NCAA approves move to Division 1-sports…will seek admissiokn to Conference USA or Sun Belt Conference.

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…………..(Basketball)…………..

Sacramento Kings-New Orleans….Blockbuster trade-announced an hour after All Star Game…Kings reportedly dealing C-DeMarcus Cousins and F-Omri Casspi to Pelicans for G-Buddy Hield and 1st and 2nd round picks….Cousins-volatile superstar-has been fined 75,000 this year for incidents..feuded with coaches-GM-and media.

NBA All Star Game….Everybody shot…Nobody played defense…even the fans seemed bored…West led the East (97-92) at halftime. Anthony Davis scores record (52P) in 192-182-West win over East…At least no one was hurt in the game of horse.

NBA…Commissioner Adam Silver pledges to stage Team World-vs-Team Africa ehxibition game next August in Johannesburg.

NYKnicks..Charles Barkley-TNT-says Carmelo Anthony should waive no-trade clause and allow a trade-finish his career with a winner

Detroit-Orlando…Trade talks..Pistons shopping G-Reg Jackson for F-Jeff Green-G-DJ Augustin.

Jimmer Fredette..Former lst round scores record (73P) in game in Chinese Basketball Association…former lst round pick in NBA..was with 5-clubs.

Toronto…Jerry Stackhouse-longtime NBA player-named coach of Raptors NBA-D League team.

Aztecs-W-UNLV (77-64)…Matt Shrigley comes off bench-16P-including 4-three point shots…Malik Pope scores 17….Aztecs defense held Rebels to 1-basket in 6-and-half minute span…..Aztecs built 15 point lead in opening half…Beat Rebels for 10th time in a row…UNLV has lost 8-straight games….SDSU now (8-6) in MWC.

USD-W-Santa Clara….Tyler Williams hits basket with (:01) left in 2nd overtime give Toreros win…USD let 10P lead slip away in 2nd half…Toreros (12-16)

Gonzaga-W-Pacific…Top ranked Zags now (28-0)
UCLA-W-USC…Bruins beat Trojans by 32-points…Bryce Alford (26P)….UCLA hits 10-3’s…Bruins (24-3)

Basketball Hall of Fame…14-finalist on ballot…include ex-Villanova coach Rollie Massamino….ex-Michigan-NBA star Chris Webber….NBA star Tracy McGrady…player-coach Rudy Tomjanovich….Women’s basketball star Rebecca Lobo.

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……..(Hockey)…………

Kings-L-Ducks….Goalie John Gibson authors another shutout…Kings goal scoring drought continues as team slips towards .500-mark.

Ducks-Arizona…Monday night NHL matchup in Phoenix

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Gulls-L-Tucson….Surprise loss Saturday night…Gulls had (2-0) lead…….San Diego (17-3-1) in AHL action since Christmas…Nearly 13,000 in Sports Arena for game.

Ducks…F-Antoine Vermette-fined 97,000 salaries in addition to 10G-suspension for slashing NHL ref last weekd.

Penguins..Lose D-Oli Maata-6W-surgery broken hand.

Montreal…Makes Claude Julien 1-of highest paid coaches in NHL…(5Y-25M) deal..2nd highest behind Mike Babcock-Toronto.

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……….(General)……………….

LA-Genesis Open….Dustin Johnson runs away from field…finishes 17-under par-267….Thomas Peeters had 8-birdies on 2nd to finish distant second at 12-under…Just Rose was 11-under…Phil Mickelson faded badly-wound up 21-shots off the lead.

NASCAR….Speed Week Opens….Joey Logano wins Sunday Daytona Clash after leader Denny Hamlin crashed on final lap…

Daytona 500-qualifying for Twin 150-races end of week….Chase Elliott takes the pole for the 500 with Dale Earnhardt also qualifying to start on front row…Both had times of (192.8)

Kurh Busch…sued 1.4M-for defaulting on sponsor committments last year.

Greg Biffle…signs deal to do TV work after failing to land a ride…won 19-races in 14-year career.

XOLOs-Pumas…Club Tijuana winds up in (3-3) tie in road game…Dogs now (4-2-1) in Liga-MX.

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