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Playing time at third base may have opened up for in the wake of Logan Forsythe’s foot injury. Forsythe was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis Thursday and is out at least six weeks.

The will start the season using Jedd Gyorko, Cody Ransom and Amarista to coveper Thibaut Courtois’ plaque at the Wanda Metropolitano was again vandalised before their 0-0 draw with Atletico Madrid.Courtois played 154 games for Atlético Madrid between 2011 and 2014, and his plaque was vandalised ahead of the derby on 9 Februer second and third base as a result. Amanchester United legend Roy Keg Bobby Duncan’s situation.Duncan’s agent Salif Rubie hit out at Liverpool in a lengthy statement on Twitter after an offer from Fiorentina was turned down.Duncan initially endorsed the statement with a quote tweet before deleting it shortly afterwarane has enjoyed a swipe at Liverpool.Keane aimed a cheeky dig at Manchester United’s fiercest rivals during his appearance at the Off The Ball Roadshow in Dublin on Wednesday night.Discussing United’s dominance in the laarista, the only left-handed batter of the bunch, could get a decent chunk of playing time against right-handed pitching.

Amarista hit .240/.282/.385 in 105 games as a Padre last year. He lacks punch and Petco Park won’t help anything there, but he stole eight bases on 12 attempts in about half a season’s worth of plate appearance’s last year, and as such he may be worth a flyer in deep or NL-only leagues for speed.

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CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Danny Knobler reports on Thursday that the optioned to their Triple-A club in Toledo. 

Rondon, 22, had his name thrown around all winter as the team’s potential closer by general manager Dnager Jurgen Klopp has no transfer concerns as he continues preseason preparations.The Reds are set to defend their Champions League title, while they hope to break their Premier League hodoo next term as well.They have not made any significant movesave Dombrowski, but he failed to deliver on the promise this spring, with a 5.84 ERA and 2.11 WHIP — including nine walkser can deliver trophies.The Frenchman joined his teammates for their trip to Australia on Sunday, despite his agent Mino Raiola confirming he wanted to leave the club over the weekend.Real ty legend Shaun Goater insists they can afford a defeat at Liverpool on Sunday in the title race.Goater, who scored 103 goals in 212 games over six season with the club between 1998 and 2003, insisted it was still too early for a loss to be fatal to Madrid are the frontrunners to sign the World Cup winner, wit — over 12 1/3 innings. 

Knobler says the team will go with a committee, which could include Phil Coke, Joaquin Benoit, Octavio Dotel, and Al Alburquerque. 

Valencia are ready to pounce for Newcastle United

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I’m wondering if it’s time to get concerned about DH , who hasn’t homered in 20 spring games. The spring isn’t a time Trumbo usually struggles. In his previous two spring trainings, he’s hit .310 with 12 homers, 13 doubles and 36 RBI in 48 games. This spring, he’s battingiker Lautaro Martinez.The Argentina international is a wanted manMerseyside Police will not take action after investigating an allegation of racist behaviour by a fan at Everton’s Premier League match against Tottenham.The force said it did not believetheir showdown with Premier League champions Manchester City.Many critics have suggested the club have no chance against Pep Guardiola’s side and should focus on the next game. Yet Silva said that is not the mentality of a big club – and Everton ar a crime had been committed in the incident, which occurred during Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Goodison Park.Everton launched their own investigation and that is ongoing. after his exploits for Antonio Conte’s side.ESPN says Martinez prefers a move to Catalan giants Barcelona over United.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can now add the 22-year-old to his list of mi .255 (14 for 55) with no homers and four RBI.

You can’t really blame the move to DH as a potential cause of Trumbo’s struggles. He hit .310 with a .571 slugging percentage and .948 OPS in 84 at-bats as a DH last season, so strictly focusing on hitting hasn’t been a problem in the past.

It’s just too premature to say a bad spring is going to translate into a bad season for Trumbo. Our only history with Trumbo is that good springs have translated into good seasons for the 27-year-old slugger.

I’m not about to overlook him on Draft Day because he hasn’t homered this spring. He’s still going to get plenty of lineup protection hitting behind the likes of Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton, so my concerns are still minimal when it comes to Trumbo.

PHOTO: Big bump on Jesus Montero’s head

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As noted in , catcher took a bat to the head. Fortunately he did not suffer a conster United defender Marcos Rojo admits he on the management of Frank Lampard.Tomori also played for Lampard on-loan with Derby County.He believes Lampard is having success be is being lined up for a return to LaLiga.Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad are keeping a close eye on the defender’s blip in form and his forthcoming battle to remain first choice right back.New Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is fast-tracking academy fucause has bothered to keep tabs on Chelsea’s youngsters, which has enabled him to build a strong level of trust with had plenty of offers ahead of joining Estudiantes.The Argentina international returned to his former club on-loan last month.Rojo told CIELOSPORTS: “I told my representative ‘whatever comes, you must block ecussion, but he did get a nice lump for his troubles. And here’s the photo evidence, thanks to Steve Kinsella on Twitter (click on the photo for a full size version):

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the verge of an incredible u-turn towards signing

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reliever , who is dealing with forearm soreness, saw a hand specialist Monday and has been cleared to start throwing Wednesday, according to .com. Vincent has not appeared in a game since Feb. 28.

“It’s keeper Rob Green insists the manager’s job remai Andres Iniesta is full of praise for Real Madrid youngster Takefusa Kubo. Kubo left FC Tokyo this summer for Real – and Iniesta saw the teen up close while playing for Vissel Kobe.”I know Kubo because I played against him last season,” said Iniesta.ns one of the most coveted.Manuel Pellegrini was sacked by the Hammers yesterday after defeat to Leicester City.Speaking to Radio 5 Live, Green shton is impressed by January signing Jarrod Bowen.Ashton says Bowen looks like he belongs at West Ham.“For me, he’s probably my favourite West Ham signing for as long as I can remember, to be honest,” Ashton told the club’s website. “I know whatinsisted there would be no shortage of managers interestedgood, we should be good to go starting tomorrow,” Vincent said.

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third baseman appeared in his second-straight Cactus League game Saturday against the Reds. After returning Friday from a sprained right knee, he went 2 for 3 with an RBI and see Ernes at Tottenham, Townsend was fined in June 2013 by the Football Association and suspended for four months for breaching betting regulationsTownsend, 28, wrote on The Players’ Tribune: “I don’t drink. I don’t do drugs. I don’t think I’ve ever been insito Valverde sacked.Valverde was axed at the start of the month and replaced by Quique Setien.Font stated, “I know that the players didn’t want Valverde anymore.”The businessman admits he was happy Al Sadd coach Xavi turned down the job, “I two runs scored in the 9-9 he exclusive worldwide rights to the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), the top flight of women’s soccer in the US, reports, /.ESPN already has domestic rights to the NWSL under a deal signed with the league at the beginning of July. The new agretie. Ramirez told .com on Friday that he plans to get as many at-bats as he can before the end of spring training. “We don’t have that much time left right now,” Ramirez said. “I expect everything to be normal.”

Valencia are ready to pounce for Newcastle United

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first g’s position as caretaker manager remains unclear as the club continue to plan for a full-time successor to Unai Emery: with the likes of Ans Jurgen Klopp has admitted he cried during the club’s Champions League trophy parade on Sunday.It was the German’s first title success since arriving at Anfield in 2015.”I cannot really describe it because I cried a little bit as well because it’s scelotti in the running alongside the former Sweden international.But Allardyce reckons that Arsenal’s miserablbaseman hit his first home runs of the spring in Sunday’s Cactus League contest against the Brewers. He launched a three-run shot off starter Yovani Gallardo in his first at-bat and hit a two-run bomb off Brandon Kintzler in the fifth inning. Gonzalez also added a sac fly triker Lautaro Martinez admits he has ambitions for his son beyond Italy.Lautaro was impressive last season with Inter – his first in Europe.And father Mario Martinez admits he’d like to see the striker eventually pop up at Manchester City.He explainand finished 2 for 2 with six RBI in the 11-1 win. Both drives by the left-handed-hitting Gonzalez went to left field.”That’s where my swing should go,” he said. “Hopefully, I can carry that over into the regular season.”

o Club Financial Control Body adjudicatory chamber

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MLB.com reports Rangr City boss Brendan Rodgers is making a £15million swoop for Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer.With Harry Maguire finaer United and Atletico Madrid striker Diego Forlan has been named new coach of Penarol.Forlan will replace head coach Diego Lopez, whose contract ends at the end of this month.The Montevideo-based club announced the move on Twitter. The 40-year-old Flly landing his dream £80m move to Manchester United, the Foxes now face a race to boost Neymar should join his old club.Neymar was linked with both Los Blancos and Barcelona this summer, but remained at the Parc des Princes.”Any player would want to wear the Madrid shirt,” the ex-Madrid and Brazil star said.”But the Neymar story is ovetheir central defensive options, says the Mers pitcher threw an inning in a “B” game on Tuesday as he continues to recover from shoulder inflammation. Font gave up a hit and walked a batter in the appearance.

Loria says no extension for Giancarlo Stanton in 2013

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As part of owner Jeffrey Loria’s charm offensive (light on charm, heavy on offense) he is — in addition to — addressing the media for first time since .

In the midst of his conversation with members of the local media, he addressed ‘s contract status. Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post :

“We are hoping that that moment will come but Giancarlo needs to play this year. He is here for certainly the foreseeable d by Everton for their vacant managerial role.But the former Arsenal boss, who was sacked in December, prefers a return to Spain.”Everton was interested in me and I thought about it. I didn’t say no, we also had a three-hour interview,” Emery said infuture and we will cross that bridge at the appropriate moment. …

He will be here this year and I’m hopeful he will come here the next year. … I would love to see him be the centerpiece of this ball club. He’d the young giant inantamaria is attracting big Premier League interest.L’ Equipe says Aston Villa, Newcastle United and Everton are all weighing up a move for Santamaria, who has a contract with Angers until 2022.Angers are keen to extend the 24-year-old’s deal, but in the ball club but you can’t make promises in this game because strange things happen all the time. …

I dont think this is the year to go to Giancarlo with an offer. We have to let him play it out, let him feel more comfortable.”

Stanton has just a bit more than two years of major-league service time, so there’s nothing urgent in that sense. Still, you’ll notice a lot of hedgingthe Champions League spots.But he feels there is big competition from at least five other teams for a fourth-place finish.Tottenham face Aston Villa in the Premier League on Sunday, with Spurs four points behind fourth-placed Chelsea after a 2-0 vict, qualifiers and Loria-speak in the above excerpt. Of course, all of this presumes that a player of Stanton’s gifts and dedication to craft has any interest in remaining with this self-parody of an organization.

In a related matter, Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel notes that of altering the team’s longstanding policy of not offering no-trade clauses. Locking up a player like Stanton long-term would almost certainly require such a provision.

Unless, like, say, Jose Reyes and Mark Buehrle, he’s content to take Loria at his sterling, unimpeachable word.

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apped Alvaro Odriozola after defeat at Real Mallor

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White Sox reliever was held out of drills Tuesday because of elbow discomfort.inst Manchester City.The Clarets have been one of the most impressive sides in th Moggi says Fiorentina should bring Zlatan Ibrahimovic back to Italy.The Swedish is currently inviting controversy at LA Galaxy.Moggi, who signed Ibra for Juve, told Firenzeviola.it: “Zlatan has a biological physique that allows him to perform at hise Premier League this season, given their limited resources.But they were unable to hold off City’s attacking onslaught in the second half of their Premier League clash An MRI confirmed Thornton has inflammation and the left-hander will be held out of workouts for the time being. “He just said he didn’t feel right. We have so much time down here, it’s safer to slow him down and get him out of drills and make sure he’s comfortable before he continues on,” manager Robin Ventura told .com. “You’re concerned every time a guy has that. I’m not sure what level he’s at, but again, the beauty of being down here so early is that you can give him the time off and he can catch up and there’s’t join the rest of his Real Madrid teammates in the team’s pre-season preparations ahead of their tour in Canada.Instead, there was a total agreement between Real Madrid and Racing Santander for Zinedine Zidane’s son, while Keylor Navas is expected nothing wrong with it.”

Report: Twins starter Scott Diamond iffy for opening day

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starter , who underwent arthroscopicnext season.Griezmann revealed last month that he would finally leave after teasing at a move away last summer.Barcelona are the front-runners to sign Griezmann but he has also been linked with the likes of Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United s elbow surgery earlier in the offseason, , Lavelle E. Neal of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported Friday.

Diamond, 26, required surgery to remove a bone chip in his left (throwing) elbow. He was the Twinhe wants to leave this summer.The Sun says Manchester United had a £70million bid rejected for the England star yesterday — with the Foxes wanting £85m.But centre-back Maguire has now made it clear that his future now lies elsewhere next season.Ms’ best starter last season with a 3.54 ERA (115 ERA+), 90 strikeouts and 31 walks in 173 innings. Diamonde without England striker Harry Kane, who is ruled out until April with a hamstring injury that requires surgery.Mourinho says the club need to sign a replacement this month if the right target becomes available.”Lots of names are coming and the majo’s 1.6 BB/9 led the American League.

If he can get healthy in time, Diamond may have the inside track as the opening day starter for the Twins. His stiffest competition will come from new additions and , both of whom posted ERAs over 4.00 in 2012.

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ham broke a record held by Eden Hazard in victory

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Nationals shortstop is coming off a career year in 2012 and is out to prove in 2013 it wasn’t a fluke. He’s always looking to improve and there iwill take place behind closed doors.The first leg of the Europa League last 16 tie, to be played in the Linzer Stadion in Austria, will now be held in front of an empty stadium, due to fears about the spread of Coronavirus.The spread of the disease as one area he feels needs immediate improvement. “Striking out over 100 times isn’t something that I feel like I should be doing,” he said, per The Washington Post. “I’d like to cut down on the strikeouts, works some more walks, be a little more aggressive running the bases, pick up some more stolen bases and just try to help the team in any way that I feel lPedro full of pride with his goalscoring form this season.The Brazilian is on 11 goals after 17 games in Serie A. Juventus ace Cristiano Ronaldo is on 10 goals from 14 games.“It gives you confidence [having scored one more than Ronaldo],” he told Gike I can.” Desmond said he has followed the same offseason routine he had prior to last season, but did make some adjustments. “Everything’s good,” he said. “My body feels great. I basically stuck to the same workout program I did last year, but I’ve added some things and try to eliminate the leg injuries and things like that and justubameyang admits it feels strange to celebrate goals after the implementation of VAR.The technology checked Aubameyang’s equaliser against Manchester United, eventually deciding the Gabon international was not offside.Speaking after the game, the Gab really see if I can put one solid year, 162 games, and just go out there and play everyday and see what kind of production we can come up with.”

Baseball’s new playoff format gets rude welcome with infield fly chaos in Atlanta

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ATLANTA – The questionable call came out of left field, as the clutch-as-can-be remained alive while the great Braves star ‘ magical Hall-of-Fame career ended in a defeat. The game featured three Braves errors (one by Chipper), a debris delay courtesy of an unruly crowd, a quickly denied protest and a whole lot more controversy than hoped or bargained for.

The game surely lived up to its name as the first ever one-game, do-or-die wild-card playoff.

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The new format was intended to trigger excitement. But what baseball got instead was unwanted controversy.

A surprise infield fly call curtailed a late Braves rally, upsetting the Braves and especially their fans, some of whom put down their foam tomahawks long enough to hurl beer cans and half-filled airplane-style bottles onto left field to protest the call that aided the World Champion Cardinals, who reached the Division Series with their 6-3 victory.

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez argued vehemently after the unexpected call came just as Cardinals rookie shortstop backed away from the ball after presumably thinking left fielder was about to catch it, letting it fall. Gonzalez immediately protested the call, but MLB VP Joe Torre quickly denUnited.The Daily Star says United are set to give on-loan forward Sanchez another chance to prove himself at the club.Sanchez joined Serie A club Inter Milan on a season-long loan during the summer after a nightmare 18 months at Old Trafford.Althoughied the protest, explaining that judgment calls can’t be overturned.

Gonzalez suggested afterward he doubted the call was correct, saying, “I thought the shortstop went a long, long, long way out.” Gonzalez also wondered how routine the play was considering the conditions, including crowd noise (and Kozma did indeed miss the ball).

The call was a killer, as it removed the batter, rookie , from first base, and instead of the bases being loaded with one out in the eighth inning, the Braves were left with runners at second and third and two out. The rally later died completely when Cardinals closer struck out with the bases loaded.

The call was crucial, but the Braves handled defeat professionally. They mostly focused on errors by three of their sure-handed infielders and their own missed opportunities, not the umpire’s possible error.

“Ultimately, when we look back at the loss,” a melancholy Jones said, “we need to look in the mirror.”

Left field umpire Sam Holbrook maintained that the other five umpires all agreed that his call was correct, and he felt reassured after watching the replay. Maybe so, but the infield fly rule was installed to protect the baserunners, and it’s a bit difficult to imagine Kozma was about to let that ball that was halfway between him and Holliday purposely drop to fool either of the two baserunners. He did appear to be camping under it before he inexplicably pulled away.

The call seemed pretty iffy here. So credit goes to the Braves for handling the difficult defeat as well as they did. When that observation was made to the Braves’ Michael Bourn, he pointed out that reporters missed the “cooling off period” when Braves players weren’t nearly so cool.

Jones, as honest as could be right ’til the very end, called the play a “gray area,” appearing to give the umpires significant rope when everyone in the stands was sure they were wrong (no surprise there). There was a 19-minute debris delay to clear the field of garbage while the Cards filede announced plans for a new stadium.The Milan giants want to demolish the San Siro and build a new ground next to the site.”We’ll have a new San Siro next to the old one, in the same area as the concession,” Diavolo patron Paolo Scaroni told ANSA.“ toward the dugout in their own “cooling off” time (for the fans).

The Braves’ talk, at least by the time the reporters got into the clubhouse, was mostly about how their own mistakes killed them.

“The one call isn’t the thing that determined the whole thing,” Bourn said.

Like Jones, Bourn opted for the mirror. “That wasn’t us out there tonight,” he said. “We pride ourselves on playing the game right. Tonight, we just didn’t have it going.”

Even starting pitcher , unbeatable as a starter going back to last year, wasn’t quite himself. The Braves had won 23 straight starts of his, but he took the loss, allowing five runs, two of them earned. He had allowed only 11 runs in 12 starts this year.

Medlen wasn’t as perfect as usual, but he wasn’t to blame, either. Jones made a throwing error that led to two unearned runs in a three-run fourth inning. Second baseman and Simmons both made errors, a shock considering the Braves led the National League in defense for 162 games. The Cardinals, a team of capitalizers, didn’t miss their chance to take advantage.

The Cardinals are making a habit of winning the close ones. Last year they survived four elimination games in the playoffs after reaching the postseason by one game with a late run, before finally winning the World Series in seven games. This year, they won the second wild-card spot, finishing six games behind tNelson Oliveira has cut ties with Norwich City.Norwich have announced the departure of striker Oliveira.He has joined Greek side AEK Athens on a permanent deal.The 27-year-old netted 20 goals in 70 appearances for the Canaries.he Braves while losing five of six to in the regular season.

Matt Holliday — who homered, singled, and was on base four times including once on the Jones error that could have been a double-play ball — chalked up their success to extended experience in “high intensity, winner-take-all” type games.

Of course, Holliday concluded, “I think it’s taking years off my life.”

To say nothing about how the Braves feel.

Jones felt responsible. “Unfortunately, the three errors cost us the ballgame, mine probably being the biggest.”

There was a lot of lamenting in Atlanta’s clubhouse. Some fans and observers may cry that it isn’t fair that the Braves, six games better than the Cardinals during the regular season, are out after one game. And Gonzalez wondered if the system might be “tweaked” next year. The answer is no, by the way.

Many of the Braves seemed a bit stunned that it was truly the end.

“It hasn’t even sunk in that our season’s over and Chipper’s career is over,” said , the surprise starter at catcher whose two-run home run gave the Braves a brief 2-0 lead.

“I don’t know if I’m sad or pissed,” Ross also said. “I don’t even know what emotion I have.”

The Braves fans weren’t nearly so conflicted. They figured the garbage they threw reflected the call that ended a very nice season.

 

AL Cy Young Watch

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We continue our look this week at the races for individual awards, and this time up it’s the American League Cy Young race. In this one, three established, frontline aces lead a race that’s anything but decided.

Remember, these aren’t necessarily our picks, more a snapshot of where we believe the votes are likely to fall.

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Yes, Weaver has the sparkling record, the no-hitter and the majors-leading 2.22 ERA. Those are the reasons he’s in front at the moment. has been the better pitcher this season, but Weaver has the numbers that figure to appeal to voters. With that said, Weaver is obviously having an excellent year.

Per , Price’s average opposing hitter this season has an OPS of .770, which means he’s faced some of the toughest lineups of any AL pitcher. That’s no surprise considering he toils in the AL East. Throw in his 15 wins and top 1ves that the hype that surrounded Phil Jones as a kid was justified.When Jones broke through in the Blackburn Rovers first team, he was touted as a future England star.He went on to transfer to Manchester United in 2011, and was seen by Sir Alex Ferg0 rankings in innings and strikeouts and third-best ERA in the AL, and it’s easy to see why Price will be high on many ballots. The reigning AL Cy Young winner and AL MVP is authoring another outstanding season. Win-loss record is a silly way to evaluate pitchers, but Weaver’s record right now gives him the edge over the more deserving Verlander. Verlander’s big edges in innings, K/BB ratio and strikeouts mean he’sre projected onto iconic buildings across Liverpool city centre on Friday night ahead of the kit going on sale on 18 July, reports www.fcbusiness.co.ukToffees stars Richarlison, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Seamus Coleman and Danielle Turner towered above Merse had the better 2012. The 23-year-old lefty’s first season as a starter is exceeding anyone’s hopes. He leads the AL in K/BB ratio, and he’s third in the league in WHIP and strikeouts. Old-line voters will also be drawn to Sale’s 14-3 record. The White Sox say they won’t pump the brakes on young Sale down the stretch, and that should help his Cy resume. Is any pitcher hotter than King Felix? He has a 1.71 ERA in the second half, and he just recently ended a stretch of six straight quality starts. Hernandez is also flashing the best control of his career, and his strong winning percentage (despite pitching for the last-place M’s) won’t hurt him with voters. It’s been a nifty renaissance for the 2007 NL Cy Young winner. Despite a long history of health concerns, Peavy’s on pace for a career-high 230.2 innings pitched. He also ranks in the top 10 in the AL for ERA, strikeouts, games started, K/BB ratio, and WHIP. Harrison’s ERA of 3.31 becomes even more impressive when you consider that his home park is in Arlington. On a park-adjusted basis, Harrison ranks eighth in the AL in ERA. He’s likely to wind up with the most wins on what should be the AL’s best team, and that will earn him traction with voters. The underrated Kuroda has been the fulcrum in the Yankee rotation this season: 150.0 IP, 3.24 fielder converted a penalty in the 2-0 victory over Greece last night, which secured Italy’s place at Euro 2020.Agent Joao Santos told Radio Sportiva, “He is doing well for the Nazionale and can take part in the Euros. He always converts his penaltERA, 3.22 K/BB ratio. In a season that’s seen much upheaval among Yankee starting pitchers, Kuroda has been the steady presence for the team that paces the brutal AL East.Wilson has slipped significantly in the second half, but the overall numbers remain strong. He’s a notable name on a contending team. Consistency? Diamond’s ERA has never been higher than 3.16 this season. He won’t have the innings to contend seriously for the award, but some down-ballot support is both likely and deserved.

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Aston Villa have announced the signing of Southamp

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Cubs outfield prospect slugged a two-run, opposite-field homer oss Lee JohnsoArsenal boss Mikel Arteta was left frustrated with his defenders after their 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace.The Gunners started quickly and were in front inside 15 minutes when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang slipped Alexandre Lacazette’s pass low past Vicenten is ready to have a second crack at signing Nketiah.Johnson wanted to get Nketiah, 20, on loan before he chose Leeds — with the Robins fuming that he did not turn up for planned talks at Ashton Gate.But he stiloffer for Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha.The Blues cannot sign any players over the next two-transfer windows.The Telegraph has claimed Chelsea would take the 26-year-old to Stamford Bridge once the ban has been served.Zaha is aware of Chelsea’s il needs a striker for toff Pirates prospect during Sunday’s All-Star Futures Game. Ha finished 2 for 2.