Padres…Losing relief ace Kirby Yates…Flew to Duneiden, Florida to meet with Blue Jays…Signed 1- year deal with Jays…(5.5M-guaranteed-3M incentives)…Padres wanted Yates to take pay.cut from 7M-to-5M..had 56-saves over 3-years..(1.67-ERA) in that span in San Diego
Padres..GM-AJ Preller meeting with media:
..Joe Musgrove a gamer-excited to come home to pitch
..Dinelson Lamet-healthy-must show he can make starts in spring
..We could go with 6-man rotation on 26-man roster in 2021
..Spring Training starts February 17th
..Still having plenty conversation with Trevor Rosenthal
Padres..P-Joe Musgrove meets with media after trade with Pirates
..No championship would mean more than in my own city
..Fernando Tatis-plays fast-hair on fire..glad on my side
..Padres-not messing around
Dodgers..Offered Yankees 2B-DJ LeMahieu (4Y-60M)..signed (6Y-90M)
Dodgers..Legendary P-Don Sutton passes away (75Y)..Career (324-256) 3.26-ERA over 23-year career…Spent 16Y-with Dodgers (233-181)..also pitched for Brewers-Angels-Astros-A’s
Mets..Fire newly hired GM-Jared Porter…12-hours after reports surfaced he sent 60-text messages for a female baseball beat writer then sent her pictures of a ‘penis’…before apologizing…Incidents happened in 2016 while employed by the Cubs before he took job with Arizona.
Mets…President Sandy Alderson says he will not hire a GM…will do dual jobs
MLB..Begins investigation of Jared Porter…facing multi-year suspension.
Pirates..Criticism mounts towards ownership-which continues to trade away veteran players…Pirates have taken payroll from (74M) to (42M) with offseason trades.
Cardinals..Offer 1Y-contracts with paycuts to C-Yadier Molina and P-Adam Wainwright.
Toronto..Offer (5Y-115M) contract to FA-OF-George Springer-ex Astros…Late night report has accepted offer-on way to Dunedin, Florida to sign contract.
Washington..Sign FA-P-Jon Lester-ex Cubs (1Y-5M).
Arizona..Sign FA-P-Ryan Buchter-ex Angels-Padres-Brewers-Royals
Tigers..Sign FA-P-Erasmo Ramirez-ex Mets-Mariners
Blue Jays..Sign FA-P-Tyler Chatwood-ex Rockies-Cubs-Angels
Chargers…Denied permission to interview Rams Off Coord-Kevin O’Connell.
Chargers..Interview Tom Arth for Off coaching job..head coach at Akron University (1-17) record over two years.
Chargers…QB-Justin Herbert named Pro Football Writers “Rookie of Year” and “Offensive Rookie of Year”
Chargers..Remember birthday of Junior Seau…would have been (52Y) old on Tuesday.
Houston..Tony Dungy-Andy Reid contact Texans owner Cal McNair to recommend Eric Bienemy as Texans head coach
Eagles..Interview John Fassell-Dallas Cowboys ST-coach
Eagles..Interview Dennis Allen-Saints Def Coord
Eagles..Interview Nick Sirianni-Colts Off Coord
Lions…Hire Aaron Glenn-Def Coord-ex Saints
Jets..Hire Taylor Embree-TE coach-Colorado
Jets..Hire Miles Austin-WR coach-Cowbohs
Rams..Interview Raheem Morris-Def Coord-ex Atlanta
Tennessee..Interview Keneche Udeze-ex USC-Vanderbilt coach
Bears..Interview James Bettcher-Def Coord-ex Giants-Arizona
Bears..Interview George Edwards-Def Coord-ext Vikings
Jaguars..Name Trent Baalke as GM-spent 6Y with 49ers as GM…will work under Coach Urban Meyer.
Hall of Fame Committee…Met Tuesday to vote on final list of candidates…going from 15 to 5-finalists.,,,Met for nearly 9-hours.
Fritz Pollard Alliance…Rod Graves-Director..Critical of NFL owners…not one African American hired from 5-jobs filled so far.
Ravens..Release RB-Mark Ingram..(7324R-62TD) in career
Chiefs..QB-Patrick Mahomes-clears first two Concussion protocol tests
Saints..WR-Michael Thomas needs surgery-both ankles-tendon damage
Titans..WR-AJ Brown-surgery on both knees-hurtr all year-will be ready next season
Tennessee…NCAA probe showed recruiting staff handed out so-called McDonald’s Bags filled with money to recruits when they visited Volunteers….entire recruiting staff fired along with head coach Jeremy Pruitt.
Middle Tennessee State…Sports Illustrated quotes assistant coach as saying head coach Rick Stockstill blatantly violated Covid protocols as more than 40-players became ill during the season.
Tennessee…Wants to interview Reggie McKenzie for vacant AD job..Longtime NFL exec with Raiders-Miami
USC..Hires Clay McGuire as new OL coach…was at 1AA-Texas State
Texas..Hires Pete Kwiatkowski as Def Coord-ex U-Washington
Northwestern..Hires Jim O’Neill-Def Coord-ex Raiders DB coach
Vanderbilt..Hires Jesse Minter-Def Coord-ex Ravens DB coach
Alabama..Interviews Doug Marrone-ex Jaguars-Bills head coach
Michigan..Hire Mo Linguist-DB coach-ex Dallas Cowboys
Northwestern…Lands QB-Ryan Hilinski-transfer from South Carolina
UCLA..announces 1M-gift for athletic scholarships from a private donor
San Diego-CIF-Section eliminates postseason playoffs and championship games for football season still slated to be played in spring…CIF says it will suspend any school that tries for a ‘club team’ and travel out of state to play
Clippers-Sacramento…Wednesday game..LA (10-4)
Lakers…Off night…play Milwaukee on road on Thursday
Brooklyn..G-Kyrie Irving rejoins team in practice-missed 5G-Covid violations.
Indiana..C-Myles Turner-fractured hand
Portland..G-CJ McCollum-out 4W-fractured foot
Memphis..C-Jonas Valanciunas-positive covid test
Brooklyn…Nets (2-0) with James Harden in lineup…Harden averaging (30PPG)…Kevin Durant (33PPG)\
Toronto..Release C-Alex Lin
USD-L-Loyola Marymont (72-69)…USD goes 4-minutes in OT without a basket…LMUs Joe Quintana basket and 4-free throws to get lead…LMU hits 6-free throws in a row to win……Toreros (1-6) on season.
New Mexico-New Mexico State…Governors office clears Lobos-Aggies to play home games in state…both been playing games in East Texas during pandemic lockdown of state.
Gulls-San Jose…Gulls led (5-1) in 3rd period in opening AHL preseason game…at Press Time…Sam Carrick 2G-1A…Jack Kopacka goal…debut of Trevor Zigras-Jamie Drysdale-Ducks top draft picks…Gulls outskated-outshot Barracuda in dominant start to exhibition schedule.
Kings-Colorado….Avalanche led (1-0) in second period at Press Time…Young G-Cal Peterson made start in place of Jonathon Quick..Tuesday night action
Ducks-Minnesota…Wednesday matchup…Ducks (1-2) on season
Ducks..D-Josh Manson-out shoulder sprain
Ducks..Send LW-Max Jones to San Diego Gulls for rehab
Minnesota..Fines D-Greg Pateryn (5,000) for violent hit on Ducks-Sonny Milano.
NHL….Postpones Carolina-Nashville game-Covid issues with Hurricane.
Montreal…Purchases ECHL team to be placed in Trois Rievieres, Quebec starting next year.
Vancouver..Canucks send 6-players to Manitoba Moose-AHL to keep them in Canada and give NHL club access to recall them…Canucks sent only 6-players to primary farmclub Utica Comets…St Louis Blues supplying 18-players.
Pittsburgh-Minnesota…Trade..Penguins deal D-Ian Ckole to Wild for D-Greg Paterryn
Farmers Open…Tiger Woods undergoes 5th back surgery…will be out 2-months..will not play at Torrey Pines…Age 45…
English Premier League-Scores
..Leicester-W-Chelsea..Score in 6-41’…City now (12-5-2)
..West Ham-W-West Brom..Michail Antonio 2nd game win goal-4 days
..Manchester City (10-2-5)-vs-Aston Villa on Wednesday
..Manchester United (11-3-4)-vs-Fulham on Wednesday
Indy Car…Jimmie Johnson runs 160-laps on Sebring-Florida road course in preparation for opening of Indy car season with Chip Ganassi Racing.