Padres…Reports San Diego officials met with Agent Scott Boras over weekend to discuss different angles to the 7-year contract offer made in December to Royals 1st baseman Eric Hosmer…Sources believe Boras is asking for an ‘opt out clause’ after 3-years, that would give Hosmer a chance to re-test free agency at age 31 after 3-years in San Diego…The Padres would insist in option clauses later in deal to get out of deal if Hosmer is no longer ‘star player status’.
Padres..Remove P-Jose Torres from 40-man roster…Lefthanded reliever placed on restricted list…No reason given for move…could involve personal problems like legal issues…or pending MLB drug discipline….Padres at 39-on roster now.
Padres…will have scouts at private workout of FA-P-Tim Lincecum-ex Giants…workout in Seattle…Lincecum-ex Giants star, did not pitching in 2017, but has been clocked over 90mph in off season workouts.
Dodgers…Pitchers and Catchers report to Camelback Ranch for early workouts…Team meeting tonite….1st workout on Wednesday.
Dodgers..Reopen talks with 39Y-old 2B-Chase Utley…hit (.235) last season in utility role.
Angels…Expect crush of international media for arrival of P-Shohei Ohtani-first press conference is on Wednesday….150-media likely on hand…Angels expect 75-media to regularly cover team during the season.
Mets..Open talks with FA-P-Tim Lincecum-ex Giants-sat out 2017
Cardinals..Sign FA-P-Bud Norris-ex Angels-Astros-Padres-Orioles
Toronto..Sign FA-P-Craig Breslow-ex Twins-Red Sox
Indians..Sign FA-C-Ryan Hanigan-ex Reds-Red Sox-Rockies
Blue Jays..Sign FA-3B-Trevor Plouffe-ex Twins-A’s
Mets-Washington…Trade-NY deals IF-OF-Matt Reynolds to Nats for future player.
Phillies..C-Eric Fryer announces retirement.
Esteban Loaiza….14-year veteran pitcher…arrested in possession of 44-pounds of cocaine-heroin in Chula Vista…Held on 3-felony counts of possession-trafficking-drug dealing…Pitched for White Sox-Rangers-Yankees among other clubs.
Chargers….WR-coach Nick Serianni to interview for Off Coord job with Colts on Frank Reich new staff.
Colts..Release QB-coach Jerry Schuplinski from contract to return to Patriots.
Arizona..Contact extension to GM-Steve Keim-thru 2022
Bengals..Grievance hearing for QB-AJ McCarron-seeking free agency…says he was illegally put on Cincinnati Non Football Injury List as a rookie-deserves to get unrestricted free agency this year.
Jaguars..Announce removing tarps from upper deck of Gator Bowl…and will increase ticket prices 11% for coming year.
Cleveland..Ex-Browns WR-Mohammad Massaquoi had left hand amputated from ATV accident.
Houston..TE-CJ Fiedorowicz told to consider retirement after 3-concussions last year.
Colts..CB-Vontae Davis cleared to practice after hernia surgery-late season.
Redskins..LB-Su’a Cravens applies for reinstatement from Left Squad list after suffering from concussion issues.
Cleveland..ex Browns QB-Johnny Manziel says he has been treated for bi-polar disorder and alcohol probelms, and has battled depression but is now completely healthy.
Fox TV…Former NFL ref Mike Pereira says NFL officials blew call in Super Bowl on Nick Files TD catch during game…Missed illegal formation call on both Alshon Jeffrey and Foles and where they lined up.
San Francisco…LB-Reuben Foster released on 75,000-bail after arrest in Santa Clara on domestic abuse and possession of automatic weapon.
Clippers-W-Brooklyn Nets (114-101),,,DeAndre Jordan (16P-17R)…7-Clippers in double figures.
Lakers..LaVar Ball says son Lonzo will not re-sign with Lakers when his 3-year contract is up unless Lakers draft brother LiAngelo Ball-currently playing in Lithuania.
76ers..Sign FA-G-Marco Belinelli-just bought out by Atlanta.
Washington..Negotiate with FA-G-Ty Lawson-currently playing in China.
Washington..Surgery-G-Tim Frazier-knee injury.
Cleveland…Nick Gilbert-son of owner Dan Gilbert-has surgery for another brain tumor.
NCAA Transfer Committee….Meets in Indianapolis to discuss changing of eligibility rules…will debate whether they should eliminate 1-year sit out rule for transfers…or put into effect a rule where players can transfer out if head coach leaves program.
Colorado State…Negotiating buyout of Larry Eustachy contract-suspended two weeks ago for more anger management issues.
Anaheim Ducks-at-Detroit….Ducks are (7-3-2) in last 12.
Kings-at-Carolina…LA won 5-of=7 games
Calgary…Lose G-Mike Smith with groin injury
Buffalo..Lose C-Jack Eichel-6W-high ankle sprain
..Half pipe snowboarding-Shaun White-shooting for 3rd gold-qualifies to move to final round with a (93.25) grade
..Half pipe-Chloe Kim scores a near perfect (98.25) to win Gold Medal in women’s competition.
..Luge-Eric Hamlin competes at 2:30am-PT
..Mens 1500-Shauni Davis races at 3am
..US Womens Hockey…plays at 4:10am
Soccer..Chelsea-W-West Brom…Eden Hazard scores 2-goals