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The  designated pitcher Travis Blackley and first baseman for assignment Friday, as they begin to trim down their roster heading into the regular season..

Barton has been unable to live up to his former billing as a top prospect at the majors, and struggled in the spring as well. He batted .206 with 11 walks and only two extra-base hits in 48 plate appearances.

Barton left the clubhouse without commenting to the iverpool captain Sami Hyypia says Steven Gerrard could handle the manager’s job.Gerrard is already being linked with the Liverpool job (for the post-Klopp era) after just rmer Barcelona captain Carles Puyol admits he twice had offers to join Real Madrid during his career.The Spaniard has claimed that Los Blancos unsuccessfully approached him twice, in 2001/02 and 2004/05.”Real Madrid appointed [Jose Antonio] Camacho aone season as Rangers manager. Does Hyypia believe Gerrard could cope with the media. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that if Barton clears waivers, he cannot refuse a minor-league assignment, since this is the first time he has been designae Ireland U21 star signed a new long-term contract with the club earlier this season.And Howe has been delighted with Kilkenny’s improvement in training.He told the Daily Echo: “It’s a massive moment for him because I think it’s further evidence thatted for assignment. 

unachievable dream”.It was claimed – and quickly d

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The  placed pitcher on the 60-day disabled list Saturday a joined the battle for Benfica defender Ruben Dias.Having already closed a deal for Porto stopper Eder Militao, Real are returning to Portugal for Dias.That’s according to Okdiario’s chief pundit Eduar Gerard Pique and Luis Suarez held crisis talks after their Copa del Rey final defeat to Valencia last night.AS says during the team bus ride to Seville airport, the three stars held an impromptu meeting about their the Copa loss and also their Champdo Inda, when speaking on El Chiringuito.Inda says he continues to deal with elbow discomfort, the Houston Chronicle reports. White also told reporters that he has dealt with minor triceps tendinitis throughout spring training.He will be re-evaluated Sunday and is unsure if his injury will require surgery.White posted a 6.86 ERA in 16 2/3 innings of work this spring, which may be partly says he is “buzzing” for Frank Lampard and his budding young stars.The Blues are currently third with eight wins from 12 Premier League games, despite not being able to sign any players until 2020 due to a FIFA transfer ban.In just his first season iattributed to his injury. He is eligible to return from the disabled list in early June.

he goalkeeper has extended his deal at the Allianz

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The are attempting to reach a deal with starting pitcher on a contractThe Brazilian could not replicate the form from his first loan season at Toon during the 2018/19 campaign.He will not return to Chelsea, where the Chronicle claims he will be put on the market for a cut-price.Kennedy has only one year remaining on hi extension but realize the clock is ticking, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Monday. 

Wainwright has made it clearated during Saturday’s 2-1 triumph over Tottenham Hotspur at King Power Stadium.The Foxes fell behind on 29 minutes when Harry Kane converted, despite Wilfred Ndidi having a goal disallowed by VAR early on.Serge Aurier also had a strike ruled out in that come April 1 opening day he nite an indifferent performance, the Reds had the defensive solidity and clinical finishing to see off the challenge of Tottenham in the final on Saturday with a 2-0 victory.It allowed them to secure their first trophy under Jurgen Klopp and their sixo longer wants to discuss his contract. Wainwright, who starts opening day against Arizona, wants to concentrate on the season at that point. 

Wainwright has allowed seven runs this spring over 21 innings for an ERA of 3.00 with 15 strikeouts. After his last start he proclaimed himself ready for the season. 

er Schmeichel is convinced by the potential of Har

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Seemingly lost in the shuffle of the ‘ decision to keep Aroldis Chapman as their closer is the role for heading into the 2013 campaign. Signed to a lucrative three-year deal during the offseason with the anticipation he would be the team’s closer, Broxton will now serve as the setup man tar players.Marca says Boubakary Soumare, hn Terry at Aston Villa.The former England skipper was one of the reasons Mings chose to ditch his frustrations at Bournemouth and give his career a crucial shot in the arm.He admits the move will have proved to be just perfect if Aston Villa clamberVictor Osimhen and red an update on the fitness of Sergio Aguero and David Silva.The two City veterans are doubts for their highly anticipated clash with Leicester City on Saturday in the Premier League.And Guardiola is not sure if either will be prepared to take part Gabriel dos Santos Magalhaes, who is known simply as ‘Gabriel’, are all on Real’s radar.Casemiro is the only pure defensive-minded midfielder that Zinedine Zidane has at the moment and findio Chapman this year.

Cincinnati manager Dusty Baker said the veteran right-hander will earn save opportunities in  days when Chapman is unavailable. Broxton notched a 2.48 ERA and 1.03 WHIP in 25 games with the Reds after being obtained in a trade with Kansas City.

e is ready to face Manchester United attacker Anth

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The Astros endured their first cuts of the spring Sunday and a few of their top prospects were among the names reassigned to minor-league camp. Players reassigned Sunday were Jr., , , , , and . Owens is one player on the Astros’ radar for a potential promotion in 2013. “The important thing for players like DeShields and Springer, who are a part of our future, was to come up here and make a good impression with a new staff and botrmer England striker Michael Owen criticised Arsenal fans for booing under-fire captainanager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he hopes to see Marcus Rashford back in action before the international break.The England forward was forced off during the second half of United’s loss to West Ham on Sunday.Solskjaer confirmed Rashford had sustained Granit Xhaka off before his tirade.The Swiss midfielder was taken off during the Gunners’ draw with Crystal Palace on Sunday and his departure was greeted with deh of them absolutely did that,” Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said, per .com. “Goebbert has been a part of our minor league system for a while and made a good impression, and Krauss had some big hits for us. The me250,000 (US$283,000) fine for violating several EU laws on transparency and data privacy, reports, /.According to Spain’s national data protection agency (AEPD), La Liga failed to adequately inform users of its official app that the platform can actissage to all those guys basically is you accomplished what your goal was this spring, you came up here and made a good impression on the staff. For all those guys, they did exactly what we wanted them to do.”

castle United.The Premier League side want to add

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The Royals announced Tuesday they optioned pitchers and to Triple-A Omaha. The team also optioned pitcher to h has defended the club’s transfer sool striker Rhian Brewster says Virgil van Dijk deserves to be crowned as FIFA’s Ballon d’Or winner.Seven of their players have been nominated for the FIFA Ballon D’Or, with van Dijk and Firmino appearing alongside Trent Alexander-Arnold, Alisson, Motrategy.Roy Hodgson expressed concerns about the lack of depth in his squad after Saturday’s win over Aston Villa.”They were the priority areas [full-backs and a striker],” Parish told sure he was fit for the Europa League final.Manager Maurizio Sarri declared Kante’s chances ’50-50′ of making the clash against Arsenal in Baku.The World Cup winner started in the 4-1 victory and reserved praise for the club’s medical staff for theirthe HLTCO podcast. “It was a Northwest Arkansas.

price for Morgan Sanson.The midfielder is a targe

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Mariners reliever has been shut down after suffering a stress reaction in his left side. He will be out several weeks to prevent further damage to his rib area and will then be nchester United, it is being claimed in Spain.United are pushing hard to sign De Ligt, who they believe can be a mainstay of their defence for years to come.Barcelona, who were initially confident of signing the 19-year-old, are now facing a fight tore-l.The German is in the second of a two season loan with Besiktas.And he says, “Will I be playing for Liverpool again? Of course, it’s an opportuniub Sevilla.The Mexico international was sold by West Ham last week and insists Sevilla is no step down after his time with Manchester United and Real Madrid.He said, “Sevilla is at the same level as the top clubs in Europe. “La Liga is the league I ety and it’s still a good opportunity to be there. Maybe I’ll play for them again, you never know.”There evaluated.

artinez and Antonio Candreva decided the Champions

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Houston non-roster invitee was scratched from his latest start due to a strained gltspur signing Memphis Depay from Lyon.The Dutch forward took to social media to mention that he was set to leave Lyon with the season coming to an end.Reports suggested a move to Liverpool and the Premier League was a possibility.However, Sky Sports repor it has announced plans for a UK-based academy designed to create a pathway for British stude class signings can improve his squad.Klopp has often been asked why they did not spend more money in the summer transfer window.But given the quality of players at his disposal, Klopp knows that only the very best can take them to the next level.”Innts to play college football in the US, reports, /.Based at Barnet and Southgate College, the NFL Academy, which has also secured support from Nike – thuteal muscle, reports the Toronto Sun. “He’s been getting treatment and hopefully we get him back out there soon,” Astros manager Bo Porter told .com.

essed his gratitude after making his Watford retur

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Toronto outfielder (shoulder) likelysmall” to make it at Manchester City.Wright-Phillips spent four years playing under Keegan at City before joining Chelsea in a £21m deal in 2005.”When Keegan first took over it was difficult for me because he deemed me as too small,” he told ManCity won’t play in Grapefruit League action again until Thursday, reports .com. Rasmus was scratched last Thursday due to a sore non-throwing shoulder. He’s taking a bit longer tcial style partner in the shape of Boglioli, according to Sempre Milan, reports, /.Boglioli look set to replace current category partner Diesel, which will end its relationship with Milan on 30th June having been partners since February 2017.Bogliolihanomori on loan from Chelsea if they are unable to sign Kurt Zouma.The Blues are reluctant to let Zouma leave because of their current transfer ban.However, they would be open to letting Tomori leave the club after his successful spell with Derby last expected to return.

ship Queens Park Rangers are keen to re-sign Burnl

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Orioles starting pitcher threw a side session Tuesday and reported no problems with the groin issue that pushed his most recent start back. Bundy is expected to throw Thursday as well, and told prospect is the younger brother of PSG and France star Kylian Mbappe.AS says Ethan impressed at the International Champions Cup Futures tournament last month, playing for PSG’s youth side in front of scouts from the Rea up during his first Liverpool training session.The Scotsman has been a revelation since signing from Hull City in 2017, taking his game to the top-level in two seasons.But it didn’t all start rosy for the 25-year-old when he arrived at Melwood.”The l Madrid set-up.Real lub is lucky to have a player like Arnaut Danjuma.The 22-year-old is one of the most promising talents in the Cherries squad, and Howe is not afraid to lavish praise on his starlet.The Netherlands international played 61 minutes during his first comphave long .com that he hopes to return to game action by Saturday.

an update on his fitness.The young defender has s

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Philadelphia outfielder (ankle) is expected to have his surgically-repaired right ankle examined on Tuesday by a doctor in Los Angeles, reports .com Monday. Youngreat striker.Aubameyang, the Premier League’s joint-top goalscorer with 17 goals this term, will have just one year Uruguay striker, 32, says he’s confident they can reach an agreement should new terms be offered.He told Sport, “I am very happy in the club. I have always given myself to the fullest. Statistics and numbers support me, I think I am up to the task a to run on his contract come the summer and is yet to win silverware since joining the club in January 2018.He told Sky Sports: “I’m ag has been limited in spring camp and has only hit off a tee andey want to avoid a second-straight defeat against Tottenham on Boxing Day.The Seagulls succumbed to a disappointing home loss to Sheffield United on Saturday.He said: “They were playing with a lot of energy and were pushing forward quite hard in the thrown long toss to this point. Young is hopeful he’ll be cleared Tuesday to increase his rehab program.

old, who joined the Gunners in 2015, has confirmed

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Marlins right-hander , who made a start earlier this exhibition season, pitver a job incomplete.The Evening Chronicle says Benitez thinks he will leave unfinished business at Newcastle United when his contract regrettably expires on Sunday at midnight.It’s understood that while he hasReal Madrid chief Emilio Butragueno insists Gareth Bale is valued by management.It’s been suggested the two parties are preparing to part in the New Year.But Butragueno says: “Gareth Bale is a very important player, who always brings a lot to us when he plays. “The coach spoke a lot about this topic on Tuesday, so do not insist. “Big games are coming up and we need everyone.” come to the conclusion he can not work ched the ninth inning of Wednesday’s exhibition game at the NatNewcastle United boss Steve Bruce is happy to still be in the hat after their FA Cup replay win over Oxford United.Newcastle now meet West Brom in the fifth round.Bruce said, “We’ve had two replays against Rochdale and Oxford – no disrespect – so we’ve made hard work of it. “But I think the team deserve to be in the fifth round. “Let’s see how we do at West Brom.”ionals. He didn’t allow a run, but he did surrender a hit and a walk.

lsea at Stamford Bridge on Monday.The Blues’ home

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Cardinals would-be second baseman has been cked youngster Mason Greenwood when he had a starting the season without Sadio Mane.The talented attacker will line-up for Senegal in the African Cup of Nations final on Friday, only 16 days before the Reds take on Manchester City in the Community Shield.And Klopp has bemoaned the fact that hisrow with Alexis Sanchez last season.Greenwood, who rescued a point for United against Everton on Sunday, is already showing his goal scoring prowess at 18 years of age.And according to the Athletic, when hdrawing praise from his will be hoping to make it two wins from two at the Emirates.Speaking before the game, Emery said: “It’s going to be a very physical match and we need that adaptation physically to be strong.”We need our game plan with our structure, with our tactics coaches for the work he’s done at second base in the offseason. “I could tell he did a lot of work, which shouldn’t surprise anybody because that’s who he is,” manager Mike Matheny told Fox Sports. “He looks smooth, he doesn’t look uncomfortable and that’s just the result of hard work. … A lot of things yet to be seen but so far he looks great.”

s after victory over Aston Villa.With league leade

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Marlins manager Mike Redmond told reporters Sunday free-agent acquisition is expected to work in a setup role. “We sign football.The number one goalkeeper at the Magpies wants to get the club into Europe as he signed a new six-year contract.The 30-year-old, who was rumoured to leave the club in the summer, has committed to the St. James’ Park outfit until 2025.And heed Rauch to be that setup guy, that veteran guy, who’s been around,” Redmond said, per The Miami Herald. “He’s closed games. He’s been a setup guy. He’s obviously going to take some of the pressure off some of those young guys, behind that he’s been in that role and done thattest rejected bid for William Saliba could cost them dearly.Saint-Etienne have knocked back the Gunners’ offer of £27m for the French centre-back, according to the Mirror.The Ligue 1 club are holding een difficult adjusting to the Premier League’s intensity.The central defender, signed from Reims, has featured in both of Villa’s matches this season, losses against Tottenham Hotspur and Bournemouth.He told The Birmingham Mail: “It was the same [agout for £30m for the 18-year-old, who has three .”

Yankees acquire RHP Shawn Kelley from Mariners

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The have acquired right-handed relief pitcher from the in exchange for outfielder , to the Tacoma News Tribune’s Ryan Divish. The Mariners have the deal via Twitter.

Kelley, who was designated for assignment by the Mariners last week to clear a 40-man roster spot for catcher , agreed to a one-year, $935,000 contract with the Mariners to avoid arbitration .

The 28-year-old Kelley went 2-4 with a 3.25 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 45 strikeouts in 44 1/3 innings withord admits it’s a struggle seeing their Northwest rivals dominating at home and in Europe.Rashford admitted the success of Manchester City and Liverpool last season has made him more determined to take United back to the top. “For dgson has ports in Turkey.The defender has become expendable at Manchester United following the arrival of Harry Maguire.United are keen to offload Rojo’s wages and were reportedly close to selling him to Fener.But Turkish Football claims the Super Lig have nobeen reliant on a short squad over the busy Christmas period, but wants to strengthen next month.The 72-year-old is set to sign a contract extension at Selhurst Park, which he hopes will persuade the board to back him in the transfer marketme, yeah,” said R the Mariners in 2012.

The 23-year-old Almonte, who hit .276/.350/.392 with four home runs and 30 stolen bases in 359 Double-A plate appearances, will provide organizational depth in center field immediately for the Mariners and could be a factor at the major-league level should the Mariners not retain beyond 2013.