Now in Chisox 'pen, Kopech makes debut after 2020 opt-out
TWINS 1, ORIOLES 0 (7 INNINGS)Minnesota ace Kenta Maeda allowed one hit in three innings, striking out four in his second start. Baltimore's Dean Kremer fared better in his second start, allowing a hit and a walk in three scoreless innings. Deivi García pitched three shutout innings in his second start for the Yankees. Nick Pivetta made his second start for Boston, allowing a run on three hits with three strikeouts in three innings. Alex Wood worked two innings in the start for San Francisco and gave up a home run to Omar Narvaez.
Shaw back with Brews; Kennedy, Lamb, Teheran find new teams
With spring training in full swing, third baseman Travis Shaw returned to the Milwaukee Brewers while former All-Star third baseman Jake Lamb and pitchers Ian Kennedy and Julio Teheran found new teams. Shaw signed a minor league contract with the Brewers on Tuesday, giving them one more option for their unsettled situation at third base. The signing adds another veteran bat to an already deep competition for bench spots in spring training. AdThe 30-year-old Teheran got a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers and will report to big league camp. Kennedy will be in major league spring training with a chance to be compete for a spot in the Rangers’ bullpen.
MLB executive, ex-pitcher Young joins hometown Rangers as GM
ARLINGTON, Texas – The Texas Rangers hired Chris Young as executive vice president and general manager Friday, bringing the Major League Baseball executive home to work under president of baseball operations Jon Daniels, the club's GM since 2005. The return to Texas comes after Young interviewed for the GM opening with the New York Mets, who recently abandoned an effort to hire a president of baseball operations to focus on the GM search. Young was the senior vice president in charge of on-field operations and the umpires with MLB. He worked closely with the Rangers on baseball issues related to construction of Globe Life Field, which opened this past season. “Chris Young’s background and experiences will be a huge asset to our baseball operations group," Daniels said.
Joe Kelly's suspension reduced to 5 games on appeal
Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Joe Kelly (17) looks back at Houston Astros' Carlos Correa (1) after the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)LOS ANGELES Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Joe Kelly had his suspension for throwing pitches near the heads of Houston hitters reduced to five games on appeal. The Dodgers on Wednesday confirmed the reduced penalty that was first reported by Barstool Sports. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts served his one-game suspension the same day the penalty was handed down. The penalties were imposed by former pitcher Chris Young, MLBs senior vice president of baseball operations, who issued his first ruling since taking over the job from Joe Torre.
Dodgers' Kelly suspended 8 games for buzzing, mocking Astros
Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Joe Kelly (17) talks toward Houston Astros' Carlos Correa (1) after the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Houston. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts was suspended one game and Astros manager Dusty Baker was fined an undisclosed amount. Kelly, a hard thrower with a touch of wildness, has previously been suspended in his career for throwing at a batter. I really dont think there was intent behind that. The Dodgers had harsh words for the Astros during spring training, but Roberts said before the game that he didnt think his team would retaliate.
Kacey Musgraves, Chris Young and More Give Back After Nashville Tornado
After tornadoes affected Nashville, Tennessee, on Tuesday, country stars sent their prayers and condolences by those affected by the natural disasters. Chris Young announced that he would be donating $50,000 to Music City Inc. Foundation. The profits will be donated to tornado relief efforts, the singer shared. The Grilled Cheeserie will be in East Nashville outside of Hunter Station today passing out free sandwiches to those affected by the tornado. RELATED CONTENT:Kacey Musgraves' Closet Sale to Benefit Nashville Tornado Relief EffortsCarrie Underwood and More Stars React to Devastating Nashville TornadoesCelebs Come Together in PSAs for Tornado Relief