Hacksaw’s Headlines–Wednesday

Posted by on July 1st, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

…………………(Baseball)………………..

Padres-A’s…Trade…San Diego acquires minor league 2B-Jorge Mateo from A’s for player to be named later…Utilityman…career (.261-hitter) in minors…did hit (.289) in bounceback season at AAA….Joins traffic jam group of middle infielders

Padres…DL-P-Andres Munoz-coming off elbow surgery in spring training…had (3.91-ERA) at end of last season…will miss full year….

Padres..Sign 3rd round pick..P-Cole Wilcox-University of Georgia..(3.3M) way over slot…Completes clean sweep Padres sign all draft picks….(6’5-232) with 3-pitches but command issues

Padres…P-Reggie Lawson expected to go on 45-day DL-had elbow surgery during spring training…Pitched at AA last year..

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(MLB)

Arizona..GM-Mike Hazen confirms Diamondbacks have looked at alternate sights for home games if pandemic continues to explode in Phoenix..Did not detail where they would play.

MLB…Confirms Minor League baseball will cancel all games at all levels this summer.

MLB…Plans to have 3-umpires stationed at each spring training sight to get conditioning work in….Looking at plans to have an umpires crew work all the games in a homestand to limit travel-exposure.

MLB…Will not announce if players have positive test for virus…”Personal medical issue”

Toronto…Bringing all 60-players into Dunedin camp for Virus tests..then will fly all players on team charters to Canada.

MLB..Approves 7-groups they have vetted to open negotiations to buy the NY Mets.

Tigers..sign #1 pick..1B-Spencer Torkelson-Arizona State-record (8.4M) bonus package

Miami..sign #1 pick..P-Max Meyer-U Minnesota..(6.7M) package

Toronto…Former #1 draft pick P-Phillipe Aumont retires (26Y)…ex-Mariners top choice..spent time with Philli9es

Negro Leagues…being honored in memory..100th Anniversary of its founding.

Barry Larkin…former Reds MVP asks why former Commissioner Kennesaw Mountain Landis has name on MVP-trophy-considering he was a racist-barred blacks in baseball.

Mark McGwire…says players should wear masks in the field.

Korean Baseball League..announces it will open home stadiums to 30%-capacity this weekend.

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(Roster Moves)

Rockies..Sign FA-OF-Matt Kemp-ex Dodgers-Padres
Rockies..1B-Ian Desmond opts out-virus..gives up 5M-salary
Arizona..P-Mike Leake gives up 16M-salary-opting out
Washington..1B-Ryan Zimmerman-opts out-gives up 2M salary

Orioles..Sign #1-pick Heston Kjerstad..(5.2M) package

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………………..(BASKETBALL)………………

Brooklyn Nets…Starting C-DeAndre Jordan opts out of NBA playoffs because of positive virus test…3rd player to leave team in week.

New Orleans..3-Pelicans players-unnamed-test positive
Denver..Closes practice facility after 2-more players positive test

NBA..Announces it will use ‘Black Lives Matter’ logo on courts for playoffs in Orlando.

TNT…says Marv Albert (79Y)…Hubie Brown (86) will not work Playoff games in bubble in Orlando.

NBA….says it will not allow players to put names of ‘Police Brutality victims’ on back of jerseys during games…Will allow Black Lives Matter logo though.
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………………..(FOOTBALL)……………….

NFL Union…Player President JC Tretter writes letter to Players informing them the Union will not take financial cuts from salaries..
..”NFL makes billions because of us…We negotiate our share…We work hard for our money and deserve it….Do not be shamed into the idea we should take less….Owners would not be giving that money to teachers nor nurses….Playing in the NFL is not a privilege-we earned the right…Football is a perfect storm for virus transmission….Hold Team owners to higher standards….Understand a Fight may be coming”

NFL-Union…discussing decision to cut training camp rosters from 90-to-75 and to stagger practices….NFL regular season roster 53…may go to 16-practice squads…would mean teams would have to cut only 6-players.

New England…accolades coming over the signing of QB-Cam Newton…Coach Ron Rivera-‘Proud Player’….Coach Norv Turner-‘He is ready-he can play’

Washington..Coach Ron Rivera on move to change ‘Redskins’ name..’that’s a discussion for another time’

Cardinals..Express concern about status of training camp in midst of horrible virus outbreak in state of Arizona.

Jets-Bears-Houston..All offer fans full season ticket refunds for 2020.

Buffalo-Giants-Jets…meet with NY officials to discuss state travel ban..More than 88% of their rosters come from outside NY including hotspots-California-Texas-Florida-Georgia.

New England..Owner Robert Kraft’s lawyers back in court in Florida…Prosecuting Attorney wants judge overthrow decision that video of Kraft at house of prostitution was illegally obtained via illegal warrant.

Texas…Former QB-Johnny Manziel says football career likely over…washed out in NFL-CFL…not invited to XFL.

Eagles..QB-Jalen Hurts seen working out with WR-DeSean Jackson in Florida

Giants..TE-Evan Engram cleared to workout in camp-coming off foot injury.

CFL..Meeting to discuss playing all games in 1-Hub City…4-games a week possibly in Winnipeg because of low rate of virus…CFL looking at 8-game season.

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(College Football)

Arizona…Shuts down facilities after players test positive for virus in return to camp.

Michigan..Coach Jim Harbaugh to take 750,000 paycut this year.
Iowa..Coach Kirk Ferentz takes 350,000 year paycut

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………………….(Hockey)………………..

NHL…Rules out Los Angeles as “Hub Center” for playoffs because of bad virus outbreak….concern now that Las Vegas has become hot spot

NHL…Looking at Toronto-Edmonton as possible hubs because of outbreak.

Nashville…2nd round draft pick Alex Campbell enrolls at Clarkson College-New York rather than sign in NHL-will play at least one year.

Las Vegas..Signs G-Jiri Patera..(2.35-GAA) Brandon Wheat Kings-WHL.

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……………..(General)……………

English Premier League…..Confirms it conducted 2250-tests of players last week..just 1-positive test.

English Premier League
..Manchester United-W-Brighton..Bruno Fernandes scores 2-goals in win.

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