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manager Kirk Gibson is considering multiple players as potential leadoff hitters in the absence of outfielder Adam Eaton, who will begin the season on the disabled list because of an elbow injury. Gibson said , , and Martin Prado are all possibilities, according to the Arizona Daily Star.

“We’ll just piece our way through it,” Gibson said. “We’re going to try to figure that out in th Milan boss Antonio Conte says defeat to Juventus was a wake up call.Paulo Dybala and substitute Gonzalo Higuain secured Juve victory at San Siro, despite a Lautaro Martinez equaliser from the penalty spot.“I think we above all paid for Sensi’sl is ready to leave City this month and is the subject of major interest from former club Valencia.However, Tz sa midfielder Jorginho insists following Maurizio Sarri to Juventus was never a summer option.Indeed, Joao Santos insists Jorginho remains a huge Napoli fan.He said, “On August 31st I was with him in London, we watched Juventus-Napoli together. It is cys Bayern have also come forward to open talks with City about a deal for Cancelo.The German giants want to take the defender on a six mo inje upcoming days, but we do have a week.”

this summer.The highly-rated Newcastle United midf

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Remember how this time last year, was the young pitcher Fantasy owners were happy to stash for when the Athletics inevitably caorked his way into manager Nuno’s plans this season. The winger has enjoyed 16 appearances in the Premier League so far this term. Saiss has also been a regular in the Europa League, playing a significant role in Wolves’ qualification for the round olled him up.

He may not have the same hype this year, but he does have a major-league job.

The haven’t specified whether it’s in the starting rotation or th joined the battle for Sporting CP star Bruno Fernandes.A Bola says Manchester United have requested a meeting with Sporting this week to thrash out a deal for Fernandes – as Tottenham enter the race.United are willing to splash around £70million foe bullpen, but with Alex White, Peacock’s remaining competition for a starting gig, getting knocked around this spring, Peacock at least has a shot to factor in Fantasy. His stuff may be a little mora, have hit out at comments by Italian sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora criticising the lack of free-to-air access to matches amid the country’s coronavirus crisis, reports SportBusiness.The Italian government last week ordered all sporting events e hittable than the prospects hounds perceived it to be at this time a year ago, but much of his struggles at Triple-A Sacramento last year likely had to do with pitching in the hitter-friendly PCL.

His 14 stirkeouts in 14 2/3 innings this spring suggest his stuff is still good enough to make him worth a flier in AL-only leagues.

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pitcher will begin the season in the minors, according to the Seattle Times.

The team will likely go wi striker Fernando Llorente has been appthe kids in their FA Cup tie with Everton.Midfielder Naby Keita became the eighth player to be added to the injured list, having sustained a groin problem in the 2-0 win over Sheffield United, which restored their 13-point lead at the top of the Premroached by Fiorentina.Sky Italia says the Spaniard has been offered the chance of joining Fiorentina as the Viola look to reinforce their attack.Now 34 years of age, Llorente is an experienced attacker who has pth Blake Beavan and Brandon Maurer to fill out the starting rotation. 

Ramirez, 22, had a nice debut for the teer Frank Lampard says it is only a “matter of time” before Jack Grealish wins an England call-up.Lampard will have the task of stopping the playmaker when Aston Villa visit Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.”I think he’s doing it,” Lampard said of Grealisam last season, tossing 59 innings with a 3.36 ERA and a 3.55 FIP. He will likely be one of the first pitchers called up if the team has an injury. 

oss Frank Lampard has revealed Ruben Loftus-Cheek

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akeover bid from C&N Sporting Risk collapsed.The League One club had been given until 17:00 BST on Tuesday to complete the deal, having been granted an extension to Friday’s initial deadline.Bury are the first team to drop out of the EFL since Mapitcher told .com Sunday that he was feeling better after taking a comebacker off his left ankle the day before. X-rays came back negative on the right-hander and Latos is being considered day to day. “It doesn’t hurt too bc of Ireland coach Mick McCarthy admits he’s been impressed by Norwich City striker Adam Idah.Cork-born teenage striker Idah announced himself with a brilliant, clinical hat-trick in Norwich’s 4-2 FA Cup win at Preston.McCarthy, a pundit alongside Noad today, but it did yesterday,” Latos said. “I can walk on it. I don’t have to use crutches.”His final spring start is scheduled for Thursday. “I better be able to make my next start. I’m not one to sit out,” said Latos, who has a 3.78 w at Leicester City.The 38 year-old Argentine was selected ahead of Kepa Arrizabalaga for his first Premier League appearance of the season.”I feel great because I played and we got one point in a difficult stadium against a difficult team,” he said.ERA through four Cactus League starts. “I asked the lady who took the X-ray that if it was broken, could she make a cast with spikes in it. It’s just sore. We’re taking it day by day and we’ll see how it goes.”

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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. 

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MLB.com reports starter pitched in a minor-league game on Monday. He allowed five runs on six hits over six innings of work. The right-hander also struck out eight and walked one while throwing 91 pitches. Kendrick is scheduled to pitch the home opener April 5 against the Royals, though the team has yet to officadar.The Daily Star says United have been keeping tabs on Rakitic throughout this summer but the Croatia international preferred to stay put at Barca.However, the Catalan giants are determined to bring Neymar back to the Nou Camp and are willing to sially announced his first regular season outg hold of Mikel Oyarzabal.There were genuine concerns inside La Real they would lose the youngplay this season.The Sun says he is optimistic over playing this season after having an operation on his injured knee.The City forward, 23, is refusing to set a time-frame on a recovery but surgery on his damaged anterior-cruciate ligament is understster to Manchester City this week.City had identified Oyarzabal as a replacement for Leroy Sane and were prepared to meet his €75m buyout clause.However, ing. “If it’s the fourth game, it’s the home opener and I’m excited about that,” Kendrick said. “I’ve never had that before. I’m looking forward to getting the season under way and I feel very confident.”

Spring training injury update: Freese homers in return to lineup

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The were dealt a pretty big blow Thursday, as shortstop will following thumb surgery. He originally hurt himself diving for a ball during the World Baseball Classic earlier this week. Los Angeles will rely on the less than ideal duo of and on the left side of the infield until Ramirez returns.

Here are the rest of Thursday’s injury updates:

: RHP (elbow) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session, his third of the spring. He’ll do it again Sunday. (): 1B left Houston’s game with pinched nerve in his left trap and is day-to-day. (): 3B (tailbone) returned to the lineup and hit a home run. He missed about a week with the injury. (): SS (elbow) will begin throwing this weekend. Manager Kirk Gibson believes he’ll be ready by mid-April. (): 2B was scratched from the lineup with back tightness. (): RHP (root canal) is expected to pitch on Friday as scheduled. (): 1B was scratched from Pittsburgh’s game witol ahead of Sunday’s showdown.The United boss has come out fighting on the eve of their big clash with Liverpool – and said their time in the title wilderness won’t be as long as their Anfield rivals, who last won in 1989/1990.Solskjaer defiantly sh some kind of allergic reaction. (): OF (hamstring) hit in a minor league game and will do the same Friday. He must play the field before getting back into regular spring training games. (): OF (back spasms) took part in a workout, but hek.The Frenchman has been named new coach of St Etienne.Saint Etienne announced on Friday afternoon that Ghislain Printant had been fired – and just a half-hour later Puel’s appointment was confirmed.ASSE announces that Puel has signed a contract to 2 has yet to return to the lineup. He’s been out sl under pressure after a poor week.Pochettino spoke to the media today after Tuesday’s Carabao Cup shock at Colchester.He insisted: “The most difficult was the first season. A few seasons were tough in some periods. I am so relaxed. I become more relince March 16. (): SS (concussion) has been cleared to resume baseball activity. There is no timetable for returning to game action, however () … IF (back spasms) is improving and could play in Saturday’s game () … 1B Lyle Overbay (back tightness) is expected to play the next two days. (): RHP (groin) isn’t getting any better. “It got tight and ended up being swollen,” he said after pitching in a minor-league game Wednesday. ()

n derby favourites.The Nerazzurri face their city

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pitcher , who is expected to begin the season on the disabled list, made an appearance in a minor-league game against Class A West Virginia Friday.  Hughes pitched Friday night.Villa collected their first Premier League points of the season as goals from Wesley and Anwar El Ghazi gave them victory over Everton.Smith said, “I am more pleased to get the first points in the Premier League. Our performances have b three innings as he allowed three runs on six hits, including a home run. He also struck out three and did not rsenal’s board do not see Freddie Ljungberg as a realistic prospect for the permanent manager’s position.The Daily Mail says Arsenal chiefs do not have Ljungberg on their list of potential Unai Emery replacements. Instead, Mikel Arteta, Patrick Vieirissue a walk. Hughes is just happy to be back on the mound as he continues to work his way back from a bulging disk in his upper back. 

“I feel great, which is goal ede is currently caretaker boss of the Gunners, a team he spent many years with as a player.And his former teammate Cole thinks he has what is takes to replace Unai Emery on a permanent basis.”Every club has to change. They’re in another transition pNo. 1,” Hughes told .com. “I got up to [57] pitches, so I was happy with that. I would have liked to go more than three innings, but it is what it is and hopefully the next one I’m a little bit better, a little bit cleaner out there.”

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pitcher (elbow) was placed on the 60-day disabled list Sunday in order to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. Feliz, whing hammered instico Madrid attacker has announced this week he will leave the Spanish giants at the end of the season.Barca are favourites to land Griezmann, with a willingness of meeting his €120m buyout clause.However, ZDF says Bayern sports chief Hasan Salihamide Holland.Dutch pundit Johan Derksen has accused Kuyt of undermining Feyenoord coach Jaap Stam, the former Manchester United defen for Newcastle United.The Mirror says the 58-year-old slapped in his resignation to Wednesday yesterday to speed a switch to St James’s Park, but Bruce’s imminent arrival is one of the most unpopular on Tyneside for years.Fans already at boiling poinder. Kuyt is the club’s U19 coach.Before going into Sunday’s clash with FC Twente, the heat was being o advanced to throwing from 60 feet in his rehab from Tommy John surgery last month, is expected to return in August.

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outfielder returned to action Thursday, starting in left field and recording a walk and a run in Real Madrid attacker Gareth Bale.AS says Bayern are watching developments closely, withinal against Paraguay due to illness.The Everton forward has caught a case of the mumps.Selecao boss Tite has confirmed Napoli’s Allan will start in his place.”Confirming Allan before the game is to give him confidence,” Tite told his pre-match news plans for a loan move being discussed at the Al Hodgson says Crystal Palace need reinforcements when the January transfer window opens. The Eagles are in sixth place and look capable of pinching a European spot with a number of big clubs struggling.But Hodgson believes he needs more depth in his lianz Arena.Having just seen James Rodriguez complete a two-season loan with them, Bayern are open to discussing sthree plate appearances. Berry had been out since Sunday while dealing with patellar tendinitis. The hitless outing dropped his line to .190/.222/.190 in 24 plate appearances.

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pitcher was hit hard in Saturday’s Cactus League game against the A’s. Lincecum, who made his fourth start of the spring, allowed a two-run home run to Yoenis Cespedes in the first and a run-scoring single to Eric Sogard in the second. He also gave up two er their Europa defender Jonny Evans has likened manager Brendan Rodgers to his former Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal.Leicester have shocked many with their performances this season and are on course to qualify for the Champions League for only the second timLeague defeat to Olympiakos.The Gunners fell to Olympiakos in extra-time, losing 2-1 at home and being dumped out of the competition on the away goals rule.Arteta said, “I’ve seen today the way they fight and the way we try to pla of Ireland international has attracted tentative enquiries from Juventus in recent days. However, they’re not alone.Tuttsport says Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are also keen on tempting Parrott away from London.Juve sports directy runs in the fourth before being pulled. He yielded five runs on six hits in three innings of a 12-5 loss. Lincecum struck out five and walked three and reached 80 pitches, which puts him in line for a full workload when he makes his season debut. He has allowed at least three runs in three of his four outings.

“I’m just letting batters get away and not finishing guys off,” Lincecum said. “It goes back to location. I’m not repeating my mechanics, but I don’t feel like I’m too far off.”

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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.

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The could be without outfielder and infielder when the season begins, as both continue to recover from injuries, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. Quentin is attTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino insists Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez is among the best players on the planet.His performances have led to interest from a host of top clubs, including LaLiga giants Barcelona. But Chelsea became the latesempting to come back from knee surgery, while Forsythe has been out of action since March 7 due to plantar fasciitis in his right foot.

“We’re looking for those guys to be in a good spot physically and to be ready April 1. There is not a make or break day, but there’s no doubt we have to see something,” manager Bud Black said.

When asked if either player would begin the season on thas ‘scary’ potential.The England international, 22, has been scouted by Manchester City and Manchester United in recent times.As one of the first names on his team-sheet, Foxes boss Rodgers has been wowed by Chilwell’s room for growth.”The beadrid.The 24-year-old took his medical in the Spanish capital on Thursday.The centre-back joins Kieran Trippier, from Tottenham, as a new Atletico signing, as they look to bolster a back-line shaken by the departures of Diego Godin and Lucas Hernandezuty wite disabled list, Black was noncommittal. “Let’s hope not. Possibly,” he said. “We’re not to that point yet. We’ll do what is best for the player and the organization.”

Forsythe has been limited to drill work in recent days, while Quentin has appeared mostly in minor-league games, playing the field just once. The Padres open the season April 1 in New York. 

d ahead of Manchester United in the battle for Spo

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MLB.com reports catcher received the day off Wednesday because of the flu. Hundley, who is expected to be the team’s opening day catcher with ndro del Piero admits he was unhappy seeing Cristiano Ronaldo skip out on his teammates last week.Before the end of victory over AC Milan, Ronaldo left the stadium after being substituted on 55 minutes by coach Maurizio Sarri. The pair have since pubYasrnesto Valverde is looking forward to facing Arsenal on Sunday.The Gunners are this summer’s Joan Gamper Trophy opponents.Valverde said that his players are id as “childish”.Barca were leading the semifinal 2-1 before a late Atletico fight-back saw them lose 2-3.”We have much to improve and we are aware of it, but today we took a step beyond the defeat,” he said after the match.”We are aware that we have”excited to get back in contact with our stadium, with our fans. The players, the new ones wamani Grandal serving a 50-game suspension, is batting .432 (16 for 37) with two homers, seven doubles and eight RBI in 14 spring games.

Spring training injury update: Bad news for Hanley Ramirez?

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Some injury-related news and notes from around the Cactus League and Grapefruit League (and the World Baseball Classic) …

: As CBSSports.com’s Scott Miller reported, is . Pujols, who underwent knee surgery this offseason, played the field on Tuesday for the first time this spring. … RP experienced further discomfort in his surgically repaired elbow and is limited to long toss. He’ll open the season on the DL. (Alden Gonzalez via Twitter): RHP (shoulder) is slated to make an appearance in a minor-league game on Wednesday. He’s not likely to be ready for opening day. (Gregor Chisolm via Twitter): 3B (tailbone) is hoping to be back in the lineup on Thursday. () : 3B (quad) will not be ready for opening day. ()   … SP has been shut down after feeling soreness in his surgically repaired elbow. () : OF (calf) on Tuesday was able to run on a treadmill and take batting practice. It still appears he’ll open the regular season on s plans.The South Korean’s father has revealed he was ‘trying to find a new home in January’ but Bruce believes you can’t write-off anyone in the squad.”I’m never going to rule out anyone. [Javier[ Manquillo, [Federico] Fernandez, [Ciaran] Clark havethe disabled list. (Jack Magruder via Twitter): CBSSports.com’s Danny Knobler reports SS . He’ll be examined by team doctors on Wednesday. … RHP (elbow) is slated to throw 45 pitches in a minor-league game on Wednesday. will be dispatched to catch him. () … GM Ned Colletti said he thinks OF (elbow surgery) will be reagement 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-ady by opening day. (): 3B has been laid up with nerve irritation in his elbow, but he said he’s improving and believes he’ll be ready for opening day. () : Although RHP said he has lost 10 pounds in a span of two days, he still hopes to make his next scheduled start on Saturday. () : Ace is still sidelined with neck stiffness. After a Tuesday workout, his status still isn’t known. If a Thursday bullpen session goes well, then he could return to game action on Saturday. If Darvish sufferis young teammates fly out to Qatar to join Liverpool’s Club World Cup squad.Sixteen-year-old Elliott was the youngest and most impressive member of the Reds’ youngest ever side which featured in the 5-0 Carabao Cup quarter-final defeat at Villa Parks a setback or shows no progress, his status for opening day could be in doubt. () : DH , who has been severely limited by his healing Achilles this spring, was able to take 50 swings on Tuesday. He’s still likely to open the season on the DL. () … SS (concussion) is headed to Pittsburgh for additional testing. There’s no timetable for his return. () : LHP (shoulder surgery) was battered in his fourth start of the spring. It’s looking less and less likely that Danks will be ready for the start of the regular season. (: SS/Cap’n underwent an MRI and X-ray on his mending ankle. CBSSports.com’s Scott Miller reports . Jeter’s day-to-day. … RHP (back) pitched a pain-free simulated game on Monday and could appear in a minor-league game this weekend. ()

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