Tigers’ Ron Gardenhire retires from managing

MLB.com

Ron Gardenhire on Saturday announced his retirement, effective immediately, after three seasons as the Tigers manager and a 16-year Major League managerial career. Gardenhire, 62, finishes his managerial career with 1,200 wins, which ranks 46th in MLB history.

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Two Players At Brewers’ Alternate Site Test Positive For COVID-19

MLB Trade Rumors

Three people at the Brewers’ alternate training site, including a pair of players, have tested positive for COVID-19, reports Ken Rosenthal of the Athletic (Twitter link). Everyone else who was at the site is in quarantine while being tested daily, Rosenthal adds.

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Justin Verlander Requires Season Ending Surgery

The Score

Houston Astros right-hander Justin Verlander announced Saturday that he needs Tommy John surgery.

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Luis Suarez’s Hopes of Joining Juventus Suffer Huge Blow

Heavy

Luis Suarez’s hopes of leaving Barcelona for Juventus have taken a huge blow with coach Andrea Pirlo admitting a deal for the Uruguay international “is difficult.”

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Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon Confirmed as New Tottenham Hotspur Players

Managing Madrid

The news that the football world has expected for a couple days now is official. Gareth Bale will join Tottenham Hotspur on a season long loan. It’s expected that Real Madrid and Tottenham will split the Welshman’s lucrative wages. Tottenham will also have the opportunity to extend the loan for another year at the end of the current season.

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Welcome back Mr. Sanchez, we were waiting for you

Empire Sports Media

For most of the 2020 season, Gary Sanchez has struggled. The New York Yankees‘ starting catcher has a .145/.253/.374 line with a .274 wOBA and a 69 wRC+ in 41 games and 150 plate appearances, and there is a good chance he finishes the season below the Mendoza line. That’s fine, though, because all indications are that the worst of the slump is already behind him. The Kraken is starting to break out of his funk.

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Red Sox acquire Jacob Wallace to complete Kevin Pillar trade

Over The Monster

Among the trades the Red Sox made leading up to the trade deadline, Boston sent outfielder Kevin Pillar to the Rockies in exchange for a player to be named later. As we covered at the time, PTBNL’s this season were not really analogous to those in the past, as 2020’s rules dictated that only players on a club’s 60-man player pool could be officially dealt. As such, the players were known by both sides but could not be announced until either they were added to a 60-man player pool or the season concluded.

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Orioles Acquire Isaac De Leon From Marlins

MLB Trade Rumors

The Orioles announced that they have acquired shortstop Isaac De Leon from the Marlins. De Leon was the player to be named later in the teams’ Aug. 1 trade centering on left-hander Richard Bleier. He’ll join Baltimore’s 60-man player pool.

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Ubaldo Jimenez announces retirement after 12 MLB seasons

National Post

Long-time right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez announced his retirement from the majors on Thursday after a 12-year career.

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Rangers’ Luis Garcia Becomes Free Agent

Yardbarker

The Rangers have granted right-hander Luis Garcia free agency, per a team announcement. The club previously designated Garcia for assignment on Tuesday, but the reliever subsequently cleared waivers.

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Yankees’ DJ LeMahieu battling familiar foe for batting title

Empire Sports Media

In 2019, New York Yankees infielder DJ LeMahieu fell just short of Tim Anderson for the AL batting title. Now in 2020, LeMahieu is at it with Anderson once again for the title.

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Inter Miami signs striker Gonzalo Higuain from Juventus

ESPN

Inter Miami has signed former Argentina international striker Gonzalo Higuain from Juventus, the club has announced.

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Luis Suarez turned down huge offer to leave Barcelona for Inter Miami

Barca Blaugranes

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez has reportedly turned down a huge offer from Inter Miami.

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Josh Donaldson Hits Home Run, Gets Ejected After Crossing the Plate

SI

Josh Donaldson knows how to get ejected in style.

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White Sox clinch their 1st postseason berth since 2008

Chicago Tribune

The Chicago White Sox are headed to the postseason for the first time since 2008 after beating the Minnesota Twins 4-3 Thursday at Guaranteed Rate Field.

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Cy Young rankings: Shane Bieber fever rules AL, Jacob deGrom eyeing three-peat

The Score

Welcome to the second edition of theScore's 2020 Major League Baseball Cy Young Award rankings, in which we pick the top five pitchers from each league.

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Chelsea attacking midfielder Kai Havertz says £75.8m price tag does not increase pressure

Sky Sports

Kai Havertz insists he is not under pressure to justify his £75.8m price tag at Chelsea, but admits he needs time to adapt to Premier League football.

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5 transfer sagas that need to be resolved before the window closes

The Score

Time is running out for Europe's top clubs to complete their transfer business. With the window closing on Oct. 5, we take a look at the most noteworthy sagas that require a resolution in the coming weeks.

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Dodgers become 1st team to clinch playoff spot

The Score

The Los Angeles Dodgers are headed back to the postseason.

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MLB to begin 2021 Spring Training exhibition in February

Sportsnaut

Major League Baseball’s 2021 Spring Training will begin on Feb. 27 in Florida and Arizona with each of the 30 clubs in action on the first day of exhibition play, officials said on Wednesday.

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Cards’ Mike Shildt suspended one game

TSN

Major League Baseball announced a one-game suspension for St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Shildt on Tuesday.

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Andrelton Simmons not thinking about future as he enters final weeks of Angels contract

Orange County Register

As Andrelton Simmons enters what may be the final two weeks of his five seasons with the Angels, he says he has enjoyed his time with the Angels, but he isn’t ready to start the campaign to return.

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Blue Jays trade pitcher Justin Miller to Reds for international cap space

Sportsnet

The Toronto Blue Jays have traded right-handed pitcher Justin Miller to the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for international cap space.

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Phillies Sign Jonathan Lucroy, Greg Bird

The Philadelphia Inquirer

With J.T. Realmuto and Rhys Hoskins injured and uncertain of when they will return, the Phillies have purchased a couple of insurance policies.

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Toni Leistner Attacks Fan In Stands Over Family Insults, Insane Video

TMZ

DO NOT INSULT THIS MAN'S FAMILY!!!

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