Hacksaw’s Headlines–Thursday

Posted by on February 14th, 2019  •  0 Comments  • 

….(Baseball)……

Padres…SS-Fernando Tatis reports early to camp…Says he wants to concentrate on playing SS…not switch back and forth to 3B.

Padres..P-Brad Wieck confirms surgery for testicular cancer…long toss program only…might not be on mound for 2-weeks.

Padres…Hopeful P-Dinelson Lamet can join team in July…Garrett Richards in September-both coming off elbow surgeries.

Padres…Manager Andy Green comments

..Fernando Tatis-told him to be himself…Force our hand to keep you….take a lot of ground balls at 3rd base.
..Luis Urias-Want him to find his comfort zone at shortstop early…we know he can play 2B.
..Ty France..has had a lot of big hits in the minors-earned a chance to be in this camp.
..Dinelson Lamet…rehab from elbow surgery going well…hoping for mid-summer on the mound
..Brad Wieck…still has CT scans to have-won’t do real pitching work till end of camp.
..We’ve talked a long time about the youth movement…it’s arrived here…We have guys with hi ceilings coming in…we’ve been waiting.

Dodgers….P-Kenley Jansen reports to camp 25-pounds lighter after heart oblation surgery.

Dodgers..Open competition in LF between Joc Pederson…Alex Verdugo..Alvin Toles….AJ Pollock starts in CF….Cody Bellinger loves full-time to RF.

Angels…Look at Matt Harvey to become #1-starter in rotation

Angels..P-Nick Tropeano-setback in shoulder rehab-will not be ready by opening day
Angels..P-Alex Meyer-shoulder scope surgery-not cleared for spring

Angels…Veteran Albert Pujols to be DH in Cactus League games-coming off knee scope surgery.

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(Roster Moves)

Giants..Sign FA-P-Trevor Gott…ex Nationals.
Giants..Open talks with FA-OF-Cam Maybin-ex Tigers-Seattle
A’s..Sign FA-OF-Robbie Grossman-ex Twins
Arizona..Sign FA-C-Caleb Joseph-ex Orioles.
Cubs..Sign FA-P-Xavier Cedeno-ex White Sox-Brewers
Blue Jays..Sign FA-P-John Axford-ex Dodgers
Royals..Sign FA-P-Jake Diekman-ex Arizona
Doug Fister….Pitcher retires after 10-years..ex Tigers-Nationals-Mariners

(Injuries)

Giants…Put P-Johnny Cueto on 60-day DL-rehab elbow surgery
Arizona..P-Taijuan Walker on 60-day DL-continue rehab shoulder
Phillies..P-Jake Arietta confirms had knee scope last month
Phillies..P-Jared Eickhoff-setback-carpal tunnel-wrist injury returns
Yankees..OF-Jacoby Ellsbury-shutdown-arch injury
A’s..P-James Kaprielian-out 2-months-lat shoulder strain

(Teams)

Cubs…announce formation of Cubs TV network with Sinclair TV…will launch in 2020..replace split TV contract team has with WGN-WLS.

Phillies..Sign P-Aaron Nola (4Y-45M) extension

Miami..Hire Jorge Posada-ex Yankee..as assistant to Derek Jeter.

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……..(Football)……..

(Roster)

Chargers…Release DE-Corey Liuget-not pick up 4M-option on contract…was suspended or d4-games to start year…then injured quad mid season-missed year

Baltimore-Denver…Trade-Ravens deal QB-Joe Flacco to Broncos for 5th round draft pick….Denver takes on (63M) owed over next 3-years to Flacco…..Flacco-Case Keenum will cost Broncos 36M in salaries next season.

Steelers…Club shopping WR-Antonio Brown…owe him (3.5M) roster bonus if on team March 17th.

Dallas..May ask LB-Sean Lee to take pay cut…has (10.1M) cap figure-history of injuries last 3-seasons.

Browns…RB-Kareem Hunt signed contract worth (1.4M) for coming season

49ers..Release OG-Gary Gilliam-had (5M) cap figure.

Seattle..S-Earl Thomas-slated to be free agent-moving family to Texas-could be signing with Cowboys when free agent window opens.

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(Coaching)

Rams…Hire Wes Phillips as TE-coach-ex Redskins…
Rams..Name Shane Waldon as QB-coach
Bengals…Todd Grantham turns down Def Coord job-stays at Florida…4th candidate to withdraw name in 2-weeks for job on new coach Zach Taylor staff.

(NFL)

Washington Redskins….Maryland governor Larry Hogan ends negotiations with owner Dan Snyder about building new football stadium in state…..State of Virginia not interested in talking to Redskins….Snyder may do deal on sight of old RFK Stadium.

Dallas…Ex Cowboys RB-Joe Randle arrested on 11-chargers of rape-sodomy-assault-battery in Wichita, Kansas….has battled Bi Polar-disorder problems for four years since release from NFL.

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….(Basketball)……..

Clippers-W-Phoenix (134-107)…Lou Williams (30P)….Suns now (11-48)
..NBA action-Wednesday night

Lakers…Off for NBA All Star Weekend

New York Knicks….losing streak reaches 18-games in a row-loss on Wednesday

Clippers…C-Montrezl Harrell fined (25,000) for cursing out Minnesota fan during road game.

76ers..C-Joel Embiid-hit with (25,000) fine for cursing out NBA refs in public….”F—- suck”

New Orleans..C-Anthony Davis rips team for not competing…..Pelicans lose by 30-to Orlando Magic…..New Orleans (1-6) since Davis went public asking for trade.

Denver..Activate G-Isaiah Thomas from injured list-out all year-rehab hip surgery.

Portland…Sign FA-C-Enes Kanther-bought out by NY Knicks earlier in week.

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(College)

USD-BYU…..Thursday showdown game in WCC….Toreros (16-10)….Cougars (16-9)…BYU led by 6’8-F-Yoeli Childs (21P-9R) and 6’4-G-TJ Yaws (17P)…Cougars averaging 80P a game.

Aztecs….Off till Saturday….host Boise State.

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………(Hockey)………

Ducks-W-Vancouver (1-0)….Rookie G-Kevin Boyle-Gulls…..posts shutout in NHL debut…had 35-saves in win….Bob Murray’s first nite on bench as coach.

LA Kings-Vancouver…Thursday night NHL action.

Ducks…IR-Goalies-John Gibson-back-neck issues…Chad Johnson….Gibson leads league with most shots faced (1,434)…most saves (1,311)…. Activate G-Ryan Miller from IR list.

Ducks…Callup LW-Max Jones from Gulls…send D-Korbin Holzer to San Diego

Las Vegas…Coach Gerrard Gallant rips into team….’playing soft’….Knights have lost 8-of-12 games….Gallant criticized for overuse of G-Marc Andre Fleury-played 50-games this Eason…Knights lost 4-in a row at home

Gulls-L-Colorado Eagles (5-4) OT…..Gulls score 3-goals late to tie game…Kallie Kosilla scores with (:38) left to tie game….Rookie G-Angus Redmond gives up OT goal in loss………Gulls won 10-of-14 road games.

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…..(General)……

NASCAR….Daytona Twin 125-qualifying races….Thursday afternoon 4pm-6pm-Pacific.

LA Open…1st round on Thursday-threatened by rain.
..Phil Mickelson-Jordan Spieth tee off (7:22am)
..Dustin Johnson group goes off (7:22am)
..Tiger Woods-Rory McIlroy tee off (12:22pm)

Tiger Woods…says spent last two weeks working on his ‘wood game’….says he has ‘love-hate’ relationship with Riviera Country Club…needs to be shotmaker this week on tight course….’ball striking is critical’

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