Hacksaw’s Headlines–Wednesday

Posted by on February 22nd, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

……….(Baseball)………..

Padres…Will not schedule Inter-squad games this spring…decided to put all pitchers thru 1-inning stints to build arm strength…

Padres…Have 12-pitchers competing for 5-starting spots in rotation….Luis Perdomo..Jeff Weaver…Clayton Richard…are at front of line..Jhoulys Chacin-Trevor Cahill-Christian Friederich are in next group….Others will get spring training starts include Paul Clemens-Jared Cosart-Tyrell Jenkins-Zach Lee-Andre Rienzo-Cesar Vegas.

Dodgers…1B-Adrian Gonzales will not play in early Cactus League games…Chase Utley-Andre Ethier-Scott Van Slyke-Rob Segedin will be given opportunities at lst base.

Angels..Move CF-Cam Maybin to LF in possible platoon..

(Roster)

Washington..Sign FA-C-Matt Wieters-ex Orioles.
Washington..Putting C-Derek Norris on trade block
Orioles-Yankees..Trade-Baltimore acquires P-Rich Bleier-from NY.

(Injuries)

Washington.._Max Scherzer still has pain in fractured knuckle suffered last fall.
Miami..OF-Ichuro Suzuki suffers bruised knee in collission in outfield
Miami..P-Jeff Locke-shutdown-bicep issue.

(MLB)

Commissioner Rob Manfred…Blasts Union for refusing to sign off on some rule changes to speed up games….Union not want to talk about (:20) pitch clock…(:30) instant replay clock…(4-Pitch) Intentional walk rule change.

Rockies..Move 2B-Ian Desmond to 1st base.
Yankees..Slugger Alex Rodriguez comes to camp as minor league hitting instructor.

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……………..(Basketball)…………..

Lakers….Fire VP-Jim Buss…GM-Mitch Kupchack…VP-John Black in sweeping front office changes…Magic Johnson takes over as President Basketball Operations….Will hire GM….Hot candidates longtime agent Rob Pelinka…Detroit Pistons exec Arn Tellum…..Portland GM-Neil Olshey…..Lakers (19-39)…Club is (84-220) last 3-years.

Lakers-Houston…Trade-LA ships G-Lou Williams (18PPG) to Rockets for #1-pick and G-Corey Brewer….deal made 3-hours after Magic Johnson took over control of team.

Indiana-76ers…Open trade talks about possible deal for C-Jahleel Okafor…Pacers would ship #1-pick and a player to Sixers.

AP. Poll….1)..Gonzaga (28-0)….2)..Villanova (26-2)…3)Kansas (24-3)….4-5-6-Arizona-ULCA-Oregon.

Aztecs-vs-Fresno State…Wednesday matchup…San Diego State won 5-of-6.

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………(Football)……….

Chargers…Introduce new coaching staff to LA Media in Carson…no press conference in San Diego for local media.

49ers..Hire-John Benton as OL-coach-had gone to Denver last month.

Steelers…Assistant coach Joey Porter pleads guilty to assault charge in bar fight…that involved police officer…faces NFL suspension

Lions..Hire George Godsey as offensive assistant-had been with Houston.

Carolina..Release RB-Mike Tolbert-salary cap casualty.
Carolina..Release DT-Paul Soliai
Miami-Jacksonville…Trade…Dolphins acquire TE-Julius Thomas for draft pick.
Steelers..Open contract talks to keep 38-year old LB-James Harrison.

(College)

Michigan..Hires Scott Turner as Off Consultant-had been with Vikings..son of longtime NFL coach Norv Turner.

Clemson…Bert Henderson-chief athleteic fund raiser-found dead in wooded area in South Carolina..

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…….(Hockey)………..

Kings-W-Colorado (2-1)…Tyler Toffoli goal and assist…..Tuesday night…LA lost (5-of-7) games..goal scoring still a problem.

Ducks-Boston…Wednesday night matchup…Anaheim lost 8-of-13).

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…………..(General)…………….

Breeders Cup…Delmar confirms next fall’s horse racing ticket prices will be hefty….Turf Club prices ($1,728)…must buy table of four.
Grandstand ($1,003)…must buy at least 3-tickets.

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