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.
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.
Houston Astros right-hander Justin Verlander announced Saturday that he needs Tommy John surgery.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Long-time right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez announced his retirement from the majors on Thursday after a 12-year career.
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.
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.
Inter Miami has signed former Argentina international striker Gonzalo Higuain from Juventus, the club has announced.
Barcelona striker Luis Suarez has reportedly turned down a huge offer from Inter Miami.
Josh Donaldson knows how to get ejected in style.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are headed back to the postseason.
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.
Major League Baseball announced a one-game suspension for St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Shildt on Tuesday.
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.
The Toronto Blue Jays have traded right-handed pitcher Justin Miller to the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for international cap space.
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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