Bournemouth have snapped up French teen Noa Boutin


vice president Dan Duquette confirmed to on Sunday that prospect is dealing with a mild elbow issue. No word yet if the right-hander will miss any starts for Double-A Bowie, which starts its season ns aka and Dan James to be fit for Sunday’s derby against Manchester City.Maguire missed Thursday’s FA Cup win at Dnchester United greatness.A fine preseason the from 17-year-old, in which he has scored two goals, has prompted Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to think about starting him in United’s opening Premier League opener against Chelsea.Shaw has been training alongsiderby County after twisting his ankle in training, but manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hopeful the United skipper will recover in time to fafter their 3-2 defeat to Borussia Dortmund in Indiana.Harry Wilson and Rhian Brewster scored for the European champions but goals from Paco Alcacer, Thomas Delaney and Jacob Bruun Larsen were enough for Dortmund to take a deserved 3-2 win at the Thursday. “Dylan has some mild tightness in his right elbow which he is resting until it’s resolved, which we expect will be in a couple of days,” Duquette said.Bundy, a first-round pick in 2011, allowed two runs (one earned) over eight innings in the Grapefruit League this spring.

l fullback Kieran Tierney admits facing his recent


Tampa Bay designated catcher for assignment Sunday, reports the Tampa.Toni Rudiger struck both goals for the Blues at the Foxes.Lampard said, “In a game that swung this way and that in an incident-packed second half, the boss left the East Midlands ultimately satisfied his team had something to show for our efforts.”A Bay Times. The needed to clear up roster space on the 40-man. 

Vogt, 28, hit .296 this spring with a home run and four RBI over 27 at-bats. He did not get a baGomez was made an honorary citizen of Bergamo.Gori stated, “He is the captain and the symbol of the European Atalanta,” the mayor said. “They have reached the highest level of the club’s history, to which he has contributed, with the team and these hit over 25 at-bats last year with rated Blues boss Frank Lampard saw the winter market shut on Friday without a signing being made.Instead, Chelsea are set for a big spending summer and ESPN says high on their shopping list will be Ziyech.Ziyech is also being tracked by Manchester Unthe Rays. 

Everton Soares.UOL says the Toffees have been keep


With Vernon Wells traded to the Yankees on Tuesday,  has no competition for the center field job in Anaheim. The let Torii Hunter walk this past offseason and moved rookie phenom Mike Trout to left field to openlled out of the running for Sporting CP midfielder Bruno Fernandes.O Jogo says City have given up on signing Fernandes.City have withdrawn themselves from the battle having disagreed with the Portugal’s clash at Anfield.The Reds were convincing 3-1 winners over their rivals thanks to a double from Mohamed Salah.”The intention was to be us – just be us. Our identity is intensity, and the intensity we put into the game was really incredible,” Klopp club over price. The report claims City have all up the spot in center for the 26-year-old. The club also traded away Kendrys Morales, alloowing Mark Trumbo to serve as full-time DH.Bourjos told the Los Angeles Times that he is looking forward to settling in as an every-day player.”Getting regular playing time will be huge,” Bourjos said Tuesday. “You ctory over Leicester City.The Foxes, despite taking the lead through Harvey Barnes, were beaten 2-1 in Lancashire after Jamie Vardy had a penalty saved and Burnley found the net through Chris Wood and Ashley Westwood.“I thought it was a deserved widon’t have the struggles in your mind of saying, ‘I’ve got to get a hit this at-bat or I might not play tomorrow.’ Knowing you’re in the lineup day in and day out, you can relax and play the game.”

Peter Bourjos has batted .352 (19 for 54) with two homers, 10 RBI and three stolen bases through 20 Cactus League games. 

ng the club when he first arrived.Klopp now leads


A day after learning he would be in the rotation, starter had his best outing of the Cactas donated some of his memorabilia to a Scottish university that named a library after him.The former United boss, who achieved unprecedenn sheet for yesterday’s 3-0 win at Getafe.Real won via goals from Luka Modric and a brace from Raphael Varane.Courtois said, “We’re very pleased. The defensive efforts have been great and it’s helping us win games. At a place like ts game. Fortune favours the brave – n’all that. And no-one has epitomised that better this past week than Ralf Rangnick… Manchester United’s latest ‘will he? Won’t he?’ candidate for their ever fluid technical director’s post.Whether by fault or dehis is was going tted success with the Red Devils, was at Glasgow Caledonian University this week for the dedication event.Their lus League on Wednesday against the Giants. He worked six scoreless innings, giving up just one hit while striking out four. The left-hander also did not walk a batter.Narveson has a 3.14 ERA in four starts this spring with an 8-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 14 1/3 innings pitched.

Cuban pitcher Yadier Pedroso dies in car accident


Cuban pitcher Yadier Pedroso Gonzalez was killed in a car accident in Cuba, according to the director of sports for the territory of Artemisa, Cuba ().

According to reports, the car in which Pedroso was seated collided with a freight truck, and two others were killed in the accident, which happened about 10:30 p.m. local time Saturday.

Pedroso, 26, was one of the best pitchers in Cuba and just took part in the World Baned the differences he sees between Jurgen Klopp’s work at Liverpool. he doesn’t want to leave. Even better, nor does his manager. Problem is, the way this club is managed, the decision could be taken out of both men’s hands.No matter how it was parsed. Sliced. Nowhere in that long, honest and insightful interview To and Pep Guardiola with Manchester City.The top two will meet on Sunday at Anfield.And Capello told Sky Sports: “Klopp he made something magic for me. The atmosphere of Anfield is faseball Classic. , Pedroso’s best season was 2008-09, when he went 9-3 with a 1.91 ERA.He was 76-45 hing Hearts fullback Aaron Hickey.The Daily Mail says City are keeping tabs on Hickey at Hearts after the teenage fullback’s rapid rise to prominence over the last four months.City have forged a good relationship with Hearts and sent 21-year-old Ryotwith a 3.15 ERA in his career and competed in 10 international competitions.

Pedroso appeared in two games in the 2013 World Baseball Classic, allowing four hits and an earned run in 1 2/3 innings of action.

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e is ready to face Manchester United attacker Anth


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.”

hel Seri has plenty of suitors this summer.The all


White Sox relief pitcher is expected to miss at least a week of playing time due to a strained right adductor, the Chicago Sun-Times son of Everton hero Tim Cahill has signed for the Blues academy.The former Australian international has been back with the club for the past few weeks working on his coaching badges as he looks to secure a UEFA A-licence.The 39-year-old announced hi reports. The injury also forced Crain to withdraw from playing for Canada in the Worlain Lionel Messi has been slammed by CONMEBOL for comments after Argentina’s third-place Copa America playoff defeat of Chile.A furious Messi, who had been sent off, launched a second tirade at the body following his country’s victory over Chile.CONMd Baseball Classic as he looks to regain his strength for the start of the regular season. “I’m bummed about it but I have to get ready for the season,” he said. ” thinks Anthony Martial can become Manchester United’s version of Thierry Henry.Arsenal legend Henry dominated for a number of seasons as a forward who often drifted to the wide positions.And Red Devils legend Scholes sees a lot of Henry in young forHopefully be back out there within in a week.”

Last October’s Bronx hero Raul Ibanez on Granderson: ‘It’s terrible’


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PEORIA, Ariz. — Echoes from his October homer pinch-hitting for Alex Rodriguez still reverberating in the distances to be Manager of the Year.The Sheffield United boss took the gong last week ahead of bigger Premier League names.McMenemy wrote for the Daily Echo: “Saints supporters of a certain age will remember that he signed for us as a schoolboy around the te, was watching his old team in the ’ clubhouse here Sunday when went down.

“I knew the spot it hit him, that was not a good spot,” Ibanez said. “It’s terrible. I feel for him. He’s a great player. A great guy. A great human being.

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“I wish him the best.”

Ibanez was watching in the Seattle clubhouse just before the Marinerloney from Portsmouth.The 18-year-old managed 26 goals in the academy for Pompey last term.Such form has alerted top clubs to the availability of the teenage winger.The Sunsays Chelsea have the most accelerated interest in signing him.While they haves-Padres Cactus League game Sunday afternoon.

Granderson is expected to be out until May. It would be too much to suggest that his injury probably causes the to re-think their decision to let Ibanez walk after last season, because with andPersie says a move into coaching is unlikely.Van Persie will hang up his boots today after his final game for Feyenoord against ADO Den Haag.“Becoming a trainer means stress. If you do it like Pep Guardiola, you are busy day and night,” Van Persie , they’re already lefty-heavy in the outfield.

But, regardless, there suddenly is a big gap in the Yankees’ outfield now.

“I had a great time there,” said Ibanez, who signed a one-year, $2.75 million deal over the winter to return to Seattle, the place where he started his career. “I wish them the best. Or second-best. I wish us the best.”

Ibanez called his game-tying homer against the Orioles in Game 3 of last season’s AL Division Series while batting for A-Rod “the best moment of my professional career.”

Then he crushed the game-winning home run in the 12th inning.

“That was awesome,” Ibanez said. “Just to be a part of something like that, for that organization, it was a humbling experience.”

As for coming home to play for the Mariners at 40, giving Seattle an extra bat and veteran in the clubhouse, so far, so good.

“Great,” Ibanez said. “I’m loving it. It’s a great group of guys. I like our team. I like or talent, the way guys are going about their business.

“Very professional, hard-working kids.”

ld trained with Chelsea’s first team on Tuesday mo


Brewers ma admits it’s been a disappointing end to the season.While they finished LaLiga champions, Barca lost their Champions League semifinal to Liverpool and the Copa del Rey final on Saturday to Valencia.Ter Stegen admitted: “I am disappointed, as are all nager Ron Roenicke indicated Thursday he is leaning toward outfielder batting leadoff and second baseman hitting second to begin the season. “And then we’ll see how it goes,” Roenicke said, per .com. “[Aoki] can do a lot of different things. He sees a lot of pitches, which is realter the sacking of Unai Emery.The Arsenals-executives-met-DINNER-PARTY-decide-clubs-permanent-manager.html”>Daily MailArsenals-executives-met-DINNER-PARTY-decide-clubs-permanent-manager.html”> says Arsenal’s management selection commer Charlie Austin has explained why he left Southampton.The veteran centre-forward moved down to the Championship to help the Baggies with their promotion ambitions.Many were surprised at the move and his willingness to leave the Premier League to puittee met for dinly important for me. He’ll walk. He stole a lot of bases last year. All of those things are important in the leadoff spot, but the biggest thing, really, is getting on base.”

Jim Thome says he’s not retired


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Apparently 612 home runs aren’t enough for — the 42-year old slugger wants to play in 2013.

“I’m not retired,” Thome . “If someone wants me captain.33-year-old Koscielny looks set to leave the Gunners after refusing to join the club on a preseason tour in the US.And Monreal insists he would be proud to accept the role.”Two captains left last season, if I have to be one of the captains Ito play, I”d consider it for sure. I feel good. If I didn’t feel goodverton striker Cenk Tosun.Turkish media sources say Eintracht Frankfurt are in talks to sign Tosun this month.The Turkey international is viewed by the Bundesliga outfit as a replacement for Sebastien Haller, now with West Ham.Tosun, 28, is a former , I wouldn’t even consider it. But I feel good. I’d like to play.”

Thome saire Jim Ratcliffe admits buying a Premier League could happen in the future – though he has distanced himself from a move for Chelsea.Ratcliffe already owns Lausanne in Switzerland and was linked with Roman Abramovich’s Chelsea earlier this year.“tarted the 2012 season with the Phillies and made 71 plate appearances, hitting five home runs in 30 games. He started four games at first base and nine as a DH during interleague play.  The Phillies traded him to Baltimore on June 30. He played in 28 games during the regular season with the Orioles, including 26 starts at DH, with three home runs. Overall he hit .252/.344/.442 with eight homers and 25 RBI.

Thome said he’d be better as a DH, but wouldn’t rule out signing with a National League team.

“At this stage, am I an everyday player? No,” Thome . “But I think I can still play. The best thing for me is being a designated hitter somewhere. But if an NL team calls, sure I’d consider it. I still feel like I can give a team a veteran presence and get a big hit off the bench.”

Thome’s home run total is the seventh-best in history, 18 shy of Ken Griffey Jr. for sixth on the list.

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ALCS Game 4: Cloudy with a (good) chance of baseball, still no A-Rod


DETROIT — It’s cool and wet in  before the reboot of Game 4, but you can spot some sunshine and blue skies beyond the clouds. 

calls for temps in the high 50s at game time and forecasts just a 10 percent chance of rain through the rest of the afternoon and evening. . 

The ‘ lineup is unchanged from what manager Joe Girardi posted on Wednesday. That, of course, means no and no . 

1. , LF2. , RF3. , 2B4. , 1B5. , DH6. , 3B7. , C8. , CF9. , SS, P 

And the Tigers’ lineup for the rescheduled Game 4 is also uelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek says manager Maurizio Sarri inspired their 3-0 victory over Watford on Sunday.The England star, 23, scored just moments after the break as the Blues ran-out 3-0 winners. He claimed: “[Sarri] said at half-time that nchanged. 

1. , CF2. ,eatured in all four of Chelsea’s Premier League games this season after joining from Borussia Dortmund in the summer.”It’s everything I hoped it would be and more,” Pulisic told reporters Wednesday ahead of the USA’s clash with Mexico.”The speed, it’ 2B3. , 3B4. , 1B5. , DH6. , SS7. , LF8. , RF9. , C, P 

As noted on Wednesday, Laird has had an improbable amount of success against Sabathia (.417/.500/.625 and one homer and two doubles in 28 plate appearances). The sample size is obviously tiny, but it’ll nonetheless be interesting to see if the Tigers’ otherwise light-hitting backup catcher can continue handling one of the best pitchers in the game. 

Wednesday’s rainout also means that Sabathia will be starting on five days’ rest. For whatever reason, that could be a modestly good thing for him. 

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As you can see, Sabathia on five days has been a bit better in terms of ERA and strikeout-to-walk ratio, and that’s across a pretty meaningful agement are fast-tracking Joe White through their youth teams.The 16-year-old midfielder has quickly rose through the ranks from the youth team and made his reserves debut against West Ham United.White has been training with the first team but Under-sample of 112 starts. This season, Sabathia’s posted a 3.25 ERA on five days of rest (12 starts) versus a 3.96 ERA on regular rest (also 12 starts). While the Wednesday postponement cost the Yankees’ a chance at starting Sabathia in a possible (though highly unlikely) Game 7, it might move the needle for him a bit in Game 4. 

Scherzer, meanwhile, was already going on extra rest prior to Wednesday’s wash-out. He’s made 15 career regular-season starts on six or more days’ rest, and he’s been slightly less effective under those conditions. However, given Scherzer’s semi-recent shoulder and ankle concerns, the additional time off can’t be considered any kind of negative. 

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Adam Greenberg finally gets his at-bat


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Although it wasn’t quite a fairy-tale ending, pinch hitter can now rest easy. He’s gotten his one official major-league at-bat.

Tuesday night, Greenberg stepped iager.Lacazette broke a two month scoring drought in victory over Newcastle United on Sunday.He said: “He (Arteta) is, how can I say, he demands a lot of things.”I wouldn’t say he is strict, but he knows what he wants and when it is not good we knownto the box against one of the front-runners for the NL Cy Young award, ace .y in the transfer market.Moore is an avid believer in integrating players from the youth setup into the first team.And he knows it is something that manager Jurgen Klopp wants to do as well.Moore thinks that unearthing gems in such a way can save hun

Greenberg took a strike, before swinging through two knuckleballs to conclude the at-bat — a three-pitch strikeout.

Still, Greenberg had an ear-to-ear smile as he entered the dugout. In a meaningless game between two ballclubs long since eliminated from the playoff picture, the result of Greenberg’s at-bat was ancillary. The pool captain Jordan Henderson says the club are determined to go one better next season in the Premier League.The Reds finished second behind Manchester City, despite finishing with a record 97 points.Henderson said: “A club of this history and magnistory is he got an at-bat and can now move on.

Also, there are some out there adamantly against this move by the Marlins. Yes, it was a publicity stunt in a sense, but I don’t think we have to worry about a slippery-slope situation (“where do you draw the line?”) because Greenberg’s situation was unique. He only saw one big-league pitch in his life and it hit him in the head. If you want to say “so we are going to give an extra chance to every guy who gets hit in the head by the only big-league pitch he sees?” My answer would be “why the hell not?” There’s a reason this story gained steam, and it’s because the odds of it happening are so astronomical.

Here is Greenberg’s mother reacting to his at-bat:

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Kyle Lohse could start Game 3 for Cardinals if Nats win Game 2


manager Mike Matheny is considering as changed in recent years.The pair were instrumental to the greatest spell in Chelsea’s history as Mourinho brought the best out of Lampard and they won three Premier League titles together.Lampard has outlined how the relationship between the two cpitching in Game 3 on Wednesday instead of if the win Monday’s Game 2, to Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

If he’s tabbed as the Game 3 starter, Lohse would be pitching on regular rest after last pitching in Friday’s wild-card game against the . He picked up the win after allowing two earned runs in 5 2/3 innings.

Lohse was 16-3 this season with a 2.86 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 143 strikeouts in 211 innings.

Carpenter only made three appearances for the Cardinals this season, all starts, after dealing with thoracic outlet syndrome for much of the year. The 2005 Cy Young award winner was 0-2 with a 3.71 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 12 strikeouts in 17 innings.

For more up-to-the-minute news and analysis onoposed designs for its iconic new stadium which wourmances for Aston Villa in an interview with Tribal Football this week.Fenton started his career at Aston Villa, winning the League Cup, and said Grealish had impressed him since breaking into the side.Now managing in the Northern Premier Division, Fld be built on semi-derelict dockland in North Liverpool and deliver a £1bn boost to the city’s economy have been revealed, reports architect Dan Meis revealed the the latest rumors from bloggers Chris Cwik, Jack Moore and R.J. White, follow .

Photo: Colby Rasmus has a new hair-do


Blue Jays center fielder seems to have found a sense of belonging in , which is a good thing. While his overall numbers still leave something to be deter United’s radar.The Sun says Old Trafford No2 Mike Phelan went for a personal check on the Elland Road star against Birmingham City last week as they take a close look.And coach Kieran McKenna followed it up by checking on Phillips, 23, as he turnsired, one gets the sense that young Mr. Rasmus is at the very least getting to know himself.

Witness, for instance, his new hairstyle!

On the left, you’ll find his “before” state, in which he features some plunging “” and a mighty will trapped within. On the right, though, you’ll finRafa Benitez is being linked with a return to Italy.Off contract next month, Benitez is yet to settle on new terms as he seeks assurances from mcial to their title hopes this season.The Germany midfielder underlined his importance to the Blues with two goals and an assist as the national team beat Estonia 3-0 in their Euro 2020 qualifier.And he said that anyone writing off City at this stageanagement about his transfer budget.Claudio Ranieri has announced he will leave Roma at the end of the sead his new look, which evokes not only the self-discovery that time abroad so often allows but also a comfortable geographic distance between son and … 

Carpe diem, young Colby.

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The Lineup: Orioles take flight; can Yanks pick up pieces?


Panic in the AL East! Over in Central country, though, it wasn’t a good night to pitch for either Chicago squad … 

– Tuesday night’s 12-0 slaughter of the Blue Jays not only extended Baltimore’s scoreless-innings streak to 22 and gave them a record of 60-0 when leading after seven innings, but it also pushed them into a first-place tie with the Yankees. Damn the negative run differential, the Orioles are in first place! In September! In a season of unlikely stories, this is shaping up to be the unlikeliest of all. A nation asks: Can they do it?: The D.C. first baseman had a night to remember on Tuesday. In the course of an 11-5 thumping of the Cubs, LaRoche went 4-for-4 with a pair of home runs and a walk. He’s now hitting a nifty .266/.338/.498 on the season.

: Hill turned in a spotless night at the plate during the extra-innings affair in San Fran: 5-for-5 with a double, homer, walk and four runs scored. Among those hits was Hill’s leadoff single to start the 11th. Moments later, he scored the eventual winning run. Hill’s oustanding season continues.: From a perfect game to … this? After coming out of the bullpen against Minnesota irror says Arsenal boss Unai Emery is a big fan of Izzo, 27, and would like to see him in North London.Izzo, who started his career with home town club Napoli, was a huge reason why Torino qualified for the coming Europa League campaign.Emery had Izzon Tuesday night, Humber somehow managed to give up eight runs on seven hits and two walks in just one-third of an inning. Yes: eight runs, 0.1 innings pitched. Even the one out he recorded was a sac fly. : Rusin’s second major-league start did not go swimmingly. The 25-year-old lefty gave up five runs on eight hits and managed to record just three outs. Rusin struggled to keep the ball down, and the Nats made him pay with two early home runs. : The best thing you can say about Quintana’s outing is that it wasn’t as bad as Philip Humber’s. Still, Quintana’s blow-up burieo Fernandes can be happy with his debut against Wolves.The former Sporting CP captain impressed in the 0-0 draw.Lindelof said, “It’s not easy to come in here. “I think he’s had one training session, so to come in and play is not easy, but I think hd the Sox against Minnesota: 1.1 IP, 7 R, 5 H, 2 K, 2 BB. Quintana has now been cuffed around in back-to-back starts, which raises concerns that he’s running out of gas. Needless to say, the White Sox hope that isn’t the case. : R.A. Dickey has been pitching like an ace all year, and Adam Wainwright — in this, his first post-Tommy John campaign — has generally been in vintage form of late. These two will go at it on Wednesday in Leicester City fullback Ben Chilwell.Goal says any move Manchester City make for former defender Angelino will not affect their interest in Chilwell.City are set to trigger Angelino’s release clause after the left-back departed last summer, and he wSt. Louis. The Cardinals are in the thick of the NL wild-card chase, while Dickey is trying to get to 20 wins and perhaps win the Cy Young. : The Angels are trying to avoid becoming the most disappointing team of 2012* (*Non-Red Sox division), while the A’s are trying to cling to wild-card status and perhaps put additional heat on the first-place Rangers. Dan Haren, coming off one of his best starts of the year, goes for L.A., while Oakland sends out ace Brandon McCarthy. : The hotly contest AL East will be the focus when the Yankees and Rays wrap up their important series in Florida. The Yanks will pitch their surprise ace, 37-year-old Hiroki Kuroda (3.04 ERA), while the Rays will counter with gifted rookie Matt Moore, who boasts a 2.08 ERA since the break. The back-sliding Yankees badly need a win heading into an even bigger series in Baltimore. • : Cubs GM Jed Hoyer has new home, and it’s a $2.1-million, five-bedroom house in Chicago’s tawny Lincoln Park neighborhood. The Chicago Tribune . • : . It’s also for a great cause. It’s also in New Jersey. • : Progressive. Field. Wind. Turbines. Regarding the Cleveland State University project, I’ll steal Trent’s joke: “At least something at Progressive Field is exceeding expectations.” [] • : The mustache of Keith Hernandez has not only been a steady baseball presence for more than 30 years, it’s also become a cultural touchstone of sorts. But might Hernandez soon shave his iconic tickler? Perish the thought. [] • : During the near-brawl between the Rangers and Royals on Monday, KC broadcasters had some pointed words for Texas outfielder Nelson Cruz, who’s half-hearted stroll toward the mound kicked off the festivities. : 

“You don’t need to stand there that long against Bruce Chen. You’re not that good.””If you want a piece of him, go get him.””I agree with you 100 percent. If you’re going to charge the mound, don’t stand there and wait for someone to grab you. Go get him.””And he’s still over there crying at first base.”

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