Former Premier League manager Neil Warnock has hai

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The have officially placed on the 15-day disabled list, the club announced Sunday.

Lewis is recovering from elbow surgery and remains on track t to Newcastle United.According to The Sun, the 27-year-old has been a target for Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez in the past.Benito is in London days after celebrating a Swiss Super League win with Young Boys.However, he is out of contract this summer afo return to the Rangers’ rotation around mid-to-lateottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho insists he doesn’t need to rebuild his squad over the summer. Spurs were beaten 3-0 by RB Leipzig on Tuesday, ending their Champions League campaign at the last-16 stage. They are ninth on the Premier League table May. The placement o onto goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez.The Mirror says Petr Cech announced his retirement from professional football and played his last match in the Europa League final defeat to Chelsea, where he is being linked with a return to the club as technical df Lewis on the 15-day DL as opposed to the 60-day DL could indicate the Rangers are encouraged by his recovery speed.

Trying Rondon was fine, but Tigers needed a better backup plan

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Teams find closers.

The Giants found one last year, and they won the World Series. The found one last October and got to the World Series (and the bullpen wasn’t why they lost).

The White Sox found one and spent most of the season in first place.

Teams find closers. The Tigers aren’t doomed simply because wasn’t .

But why in the world did they put themselves in this position?

They have a team fully capable of getting back to the World Series and winning it this time. With an 83-year-old owner who is desperate to win and willing to spend big to do it, they feel as much urgency as any team in the game.

And tm France.The former Lille man arrived with a big reputation and for a club record fee.But he has failed to show the kind of form that made him one of the most wanted attackers of the summer transfer window.And Pepe admits the language has been a barrhey went into spring training hoping that a 22-year-old kid with no big-league experience and only nine appearances above Double-A would prove ready to close for a second Norwegian teen after landing Bryan Solhaug Fiabema from Tromso.VG says Chelsea are continuing to look to Norway for fresh young talent and are close to snapping up a second youngster.After 16-year-old Fiabema’s move was confirmed, 18-year-old contender.

With no real backup plan.

How does that make any sense?

The Tigers can spin it any way they want now. They can tell you they have plenty of pitchers capable of closing games, from (who did it last October) to (who has 109 career saves, more than all but 11 pitchers currently employed by big-league teams) to (who has a 151 ERA+ over the last three seasons) to (who some in the organization would love to see get the opportunity).

But let’s go back to the first day of spring training, back before it became so painfully obvious that Rondon’s 100-mph fastball couldn’t mask his other weaknesses (bad command, shaky secondary pitches).

Tigers manager Jim Leyland made a couple of things clear that day.

One, he wants a full-time closer.

Two, he doesn’t trust any of those other pitchers with the job.

“I’ve got several guys who can close a game, or two games,” . “I’m not sure I’ve got guys who can be a pure closer.”

Maybe he’ll find out one of those other guys can be trusted. Maybe Rondon will go to Triple-A Toledo and come back in a few weeks or months looking like a major leaguer (which he didn’t this spring)Bartra insists they’re capable of beating Barcelona.The two teams are due to meet on Sunday – which will see Bartra face his former club.Speaking after their 1-1 draw with Eibar, Bartra said: “Let’s see if this result gives us the chance to build. Th.

Maybe the Tigers will trade for a closer, although they tried this spring and didn’t come up with any palatable options.

It might all work out. The Tigers might find a closer.

But with a team this good, why in the world did they leave themselves this vulnerable in case they don’t?

oven their strength by dominating the European com

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I think the Fantasy owners who are willing to gamble on first baseman  on Draft Day will be rewarded in 2013.

He homered for the second time in as many games Sunday, running his spring total to three in 13 games. He also has 11 RBI and is batting .282 (11 for 39). And let’s not forget what he did in his limited time with Team Canada in the World Baseball Classic. Morneau hit .636 (7 for 11) with three doubles, three RBI and four runs in three games.

Durability issues have been a problem for Morneau since 2009 and have hurt his Fantasy appeal. Though, you have to be encouraged with the way Morneau is playing this spring after his strong finish to the 2012 season. Morneau hit .296 with a .356 OBP and .800 OPS in his last 78 games. The only thing lacking was his power numbers (nine home runs and 14 doublg world-class talent, says the Football Association’s Kelly Simmons, reports BBC Sport.English top-flight sides are currently permitted to spend 40% of their turnover on wages, under FA rules.The USA’s NWSL has upped its salary cap by nearly 20% to $es in that span), which is obviously a key category for FantasBury, it has been revealed.Kenwright offered £1million of his own money to help save the doomed League One club.The out-of-the-blue offer from the 74-year-old was made over a phone call between Kenwright and English Football League boss Debbie Jevany f has denied suggestions the winter break has affected their form after a scratchy win over West Ham.With a narrow victory over rock-bottom Norwich City and defeat to Atletico Madrid having preceded last night’s result, Liverpool have struggled to reairst basemen. 

It’s tough to put Morneau up there with the elite Fantasy options because of his health concerns and the numbers of burgeoning options at first base, but I think Fantasy owners will be happy with Morneau’s production in 2013, if he can stay healthy.

Honest Greinke gets elbow checked, and Dodgers come away relieved

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PHOENIX — As my colleague Jon Heyman Zack Greinke may well be the most honest person in the game.The Dodgers are learning all about that.Greinke told them Sunday he still felt a little discomfort in his right elbow. The Dodgers reacted Monday by sending him to Los Angeles to have the elbow examined by their team doctor.But if news of that visit set off alarm bells about the right-hander who was the biggest free-agent pitcher on the market last winter, the Dodgers quickly worked to silf their Europa League last-32 tie.The Spaniards travel to Molineux for the first leg having struggled all season in La Liga.But Nuno says that accounts for nothing when speaking ahead of the clash.He said: “It’s going to be a tough game. The table doencegri admits he wants to “recharge my batteries”.He said, “I am going to take a year off to recharge the batteries and take my personal life back in hand, rediscover after many years the affection of my family, children and friends.“The last 16 yea those bells.They announced Monday afternoon that Dr. Neil ElAttrache had found only inflammation, and that Greinke would be shut down for just 2-3 days. Later, manager Don Mattingly said he believes Greinke will still be on track to make his scheduled April 2 start, in the Dodgers’ second game of the regular season (after Clayton Kershaw starts on opening day).”Yeah, I expect him to,” Mattingly said.Greinke was given anti-inflammatory drugs, and also an injection of PRP, or platelet-rich plasma.Mattingly insists that he was never overly concerned, because of the way Greinke threw in a bullpen session Friday. But Mattingly understood how this got to the point that Greinke was flying to California on a day when he was scheduled to make a spring training start against the Brewers.”He tells the truth,” Mattingly said. “nsfer policy on the qualities of Scott McTominay.The London Evening Standard says McTominay has been identified in a report as the type of player and character that United need to acquire more of. United’s recruitment team and manager Ole Gunnar SolsWhen he tells the truth, and with the deal he signed ($147 million for six years), you go into ultra-caution.”The result was that Greinke missed another spring start, after missing one earlier when he had the flu. Instead, he had an exam that theoretically proved to him and to them that what he’s feeling isn’t too serious.”It relieves your mind — and ours,” Mattingly said.And it gave them a little more insight into who Zack Greinke is.

Jordany Valdespin’s cup came in handy Monday

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Young or sensitive readers, avert your eyes.

When facing ace on Monday, utility man squared to bunt. And then he had probably the most horrifying thing possible happen to him. He got hit with a pitch. Right, well, there. Yep, a 94 mile-per-hour heater to the junk.

, Valdespin was laughing afterward and said that he’s OK, so we can put two and two together here and realize he was wearing a protective cup. Thankfully. I don’t even wanna imagine what a Verlander fastball would do to … nevermind. I can’t even finish that sentence.

Good work on wearing the cup, Jordany. Everyone else, take note.

Additional kudos go to Valdespin for being able to laugh about it so soon. I feel like having a scare like that would scar me for life.

For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow on Twitter, subscribe to the aArsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette today addressed questions around a possible Champions League exit cla in selling attackers this summer.He also believes that a move for Mario Mandzukic from Juventus in January is a good option.United sold Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan, while they also allowed Alexis Sanchez to leave on loan to the same club.Marouane Fuse in his contract.He’s totally dismissed any knowledge of such a clause.”I didn’t know about this. I did not know,” said Lacazette.”Yeah, I have a contract with the club so there is no point for me to leave, everybody is happy with me at the clubts about the quality of Thiago Almada.The teenage midfielder is a target for Manchester City, which plan to sign Almada ahead of sending him on-loan to Sporting CP.Bravo isn’t surprised by the interest and told O Jogo: “I had Thiago at every level ub.”nd . Also, individually interact with us on Twitter: , and .

want to win the Europa League.The two Premier Lea

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The Rays announced Sunday they signed to a minor-league contract. He reported for sprat Blythe Spartans.Thsays Manchester United need to rediscover their identity.Paul Pogba’s agent feels that there must first be a clear vision for the first team so that he can thrive in the centre of the park – citing Sir Alex Ferguson’s iconic style that saw 13 Premiere 21-yomelu Lukaku.Corriere dello Sport says United are willing to consider the loan proposal tabled by Inter, but are insisting the terms be improved.Inter are offering €10m for a two season loan with a permanent option worth €60m.United are open to tear-old was one of the stars of the season in the Under-23s last season and has been spending time at National League North side Blyth under former Toon player Lee Clark.But the keeper has now ended his spell at Croft Park.ing training Sunday.

2013 Team Preview: Toronto Blue Jays

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The enter the season in a quite different light than they have entered any season for the past decade-plus: They are in the spotlight. No team garnered as many headlines as the Blue Jays in the offseason, as they went out and added , , , , and more. Will this be enough to make a 73-89 team into a contender? Absolutely, because we must consider how much injuries ravaged the Jays last season. They used 12 different starting pitchers, was held to 92 games and was held to 125. Also, there is expected improvement from some younger players like Lawrie and , in addition to a bounce-back season from former ace . 

1. Jose Reyes, SS2. Melky Cabrera, LF3. Jose Bautista, RF4. , 1B5. Colby Rasmus, CF6. Brett Lawrie, 3B7. , DH 8. , C9. , 2B 

1. R.A. Dickey2. 3. Josh Johnson4. Mark Buehrle5. Ricky RomeroALT:  

Closer: Setup: , Lefty specialist:  

IF , OF , C

Remember when the ? Maybe not, since they have made two blockbuster trades since then, but Izturis could serve as a backup at second base, shortstop and third base while being fully capable of starting several times a week. He has a career .337 on-base percentage, good speed (17 steals in 19 attempts last season) and is a capable defender. That’s a pretty good player to have around as an insurance policy at three different positions, especially since the Blue Jays had such major injury woes last season. 

“A limited number Former Chelsea midfielder Steve Sidwell has revealed Didier Drogba was in tears by Jose Mourinho’s sacking.Sidwell recalls how none of the players agreed with a decision which destroyed the “family culture” in the Chelsea dressing room.”I’ve been at of saves caused Janssen’s breakthrough to go by the wayside last year. But while , and made history with the kind WHIPs they were putting up, Janssen’s 0.86 mark ranked fifth among closers with at least 50 innings. And it’s not like his 2.54 ERA or 9.5 strikeouts per nine innings were anything to sneeze at. So then … about those saves. Beginning 2013 as the team’s closer will help. He didn’t claim ninth-inning duties from an injured Sergio Santos until May last year, and by then, the Blue Jays starting rotation was so decimated by injuries that a closer was hardly necessary. They either outslugged the competition, or they lost. Obviously, that formula is destined to change this year with all the upgrades they made this offseason, particularly to their starting rotation. Add, say, 15 to last year’s save total, and you’ll see why Janssen is a bargain after the top 20 closers go off the board.” — Scott White []

I think it’s how well-rounded the offense is. There are speedy table-setter types in Reyes, Bonifacio and Izturis. There are two potential 40-homer power hitters in Encarnacion and Bautista. There’s the power-speed combo in Lawrie and a possible hit-machine in Cabrera. As long as the Jays stay healthy — which is a huge question after last season — they will be able to beat teams offensively in a number of ways. Teams this well-rounded are great bets to stave off extended team-wide slumps. 

The back end of the bullpen. Janssen has never been a full-time closer, Santos is coming off surgery and Delabar has had control issues at times. Overall, I don’t think this is a huge issue and the trio is more than capable enough to have a py Aston Villa following a training ground bust-up.The on-loan Chelsea man reportedly headbutted Villa teammate Jota, with his future at the club now being discussed.Phillips says he’s surprised about the conduct of his former Leicester teammate, but roductive season, but I had to name something here, and there really isn’t a glaring weakness on this ballclub. 

For the first time since 1993, the Blue Jays win the World Series. They definitely have enough talent, and this should be the ultimate goal for this club in 2013. 

There are obvious areas where the wheels could totally fall off here. Reyes, Johnson and Morrow are injury risks, to various degrees. Which Melky are the Jays gonna get? What if Encarnacion’s power surge last year was a fluke? What if Janssen spits the bit as closer and Santos can’t regain pre-injury form? What if Romero is just as bad as he was last season? What if Lawrie’s all-out style recklessy injures him? Rasmus and Lind are enigmas offensively as well. Dickey’s old and last season’s numbers are an outlier compared to the rest of his career. In the tough AL East, if everything that could possibly go wrong does, I could see the Blue Jays ending up in last place. 

Honestly, though, what are the odds that every single bad thing listed above happens and nothing good happens? Very, very low. There will be injuries, but every team deals with those. Dickey’s 2012 season came from out of nowhere because he started throwing his knuckler harder, not because he just started to get lucky out of the blue, and Encarnacion has always shown the ability to hit for big-time power when he’s in the lineup. 

It’s tough to predict how Cabrera, Rasmus and Lind will fare, but overall there is so much talent here that I don’t see a realistic scenario where they miss the playoffs. In fact, I predict they win the AL East for the first tining over a loan deal for Islam Slimani.Inter are turning to the Algeria international after being informed that Chelsea were removing Olivier Giroud from their transfer list.Slimani is currently on-loan with AS Monaco, but both parties are willing tme since …

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Report: Diamondbacks mulling Atlanta offer for Justin Upton

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The are currently from Atlanta for outfielder , Buster Olney of ESPN.com reported Wednesday. CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman confirmed the report . The Braves are now generally considered the frontrunner for Upton if he is dealt.

Pieces in the offer have not been revealed. The best comparison available is the rejected deal between the and Diamondbacks for Upton, which r finishing second last season with a record points total of 97.The Reds have got off to the perfect start to this term with five wins from five games.”Last season we achieved a club record number of points in the Premier League,” he told the officiawould have sent top pitching prospect Taijuan Walker, shortstop prospect Nick Franklin and relievers Stephen Pryor and Charlie Furbush to Arizona. 

Last week, our R.J. White put together for Justin Upton based on prospect rankings. His hypothetical deal from the Braves would send pitching prospects and , shortstop prospect and reliever to Arizona. Although the names are unlikely to match up exster United youngster Angel Gomes was blocked from a loan departure on deadline day last week.The Manchester Evening Nith Claudio Ranieri’s Sampdoria, Corriere dello Sport says AS Roma and AC Milan are also keen.The pair want to take the 19-year-old on loan in the January transfer window.There could also be an option to buy included for €25m.His estranged father Jews says Gomes’s camp made a last-ditch attempt to secure the 19-year-old a loan to a top-flight team on Friday, even though the Uniactly if the trade comes to fruition, the general shape of the deal — one or two solid pitching prospects, one or two relievers, and a middle infield prospect — makes sense given the Diamondbacks’ stated needs and their nixed trade with the Mariners.

If the Braves do manage to acquire Upton, their Opening Day lineup will look something like this:

Martin Prado 3B

Jason Heyward RF

Justion Upton LF

Freddie Freeman 1B

B.J. Upton CF

Brian McCann C

Dan Uggla 2B

Andrelton Simmons SS

Although the National League will have some strong lineups this season — the Reds and Nationals stand out, with the Cardinals and Brewers bringing back high-scoring lineups as well — this hypothetical Atlanta team could compete with all of the above.

For more up-to-the-minute news and analysis on the latest rumors from bloggers Chris Cwik, Jack Moore and R.J. White, follow.

Photo: World Series Game 2 fan of the day

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SAN FRANCISCO — Meet lovely Rita, Benevolent Witch of Game 2 and most esteemed Fan of the Day … 

Rita, you’ll note, is pictured alongside her husband/boyfriend/whatever. Didn’t catch his name. I mean, who cares about that guy, right?

: Rita

: Sonoma

: Undisclosed

: 29

: The days of McCovey-Maghted to be joining Barcelona.The Brazilian goalkeeper moves from Valencia as cover for No1 Marc-Andre ter Stegen.”I’m Neto, I’m here, come on Barca,” Neto stated on social media.”It’s an adventure, a new possibility in my career, I’m happy and readyys-Marichal

: Brandon Crawford

: One, extended

: Marco Scutaro

: Willie Mays — Mr. Willie Mays

: 5-2, Giants. Madison Bumgarner will strike out the first nine batters he faces. 

: Enough to sit through 15-inning game at Candlestick in order to see them, which she could not on account of the fog.

Thanks for your time and charms, Rita.

Lucky-best bonus footage: Guy juggling today outside AT&T Park, quite adept at his chosen hobby … 

Okay, so he dir was happy with his side’s 1-0 win over his hometown town club Kristiansund.Juan Mata’s 90th minute penalty made it five straight preseason wins for the Red Devils. And Solskjaer thinks United are looking good ahead of their Premier League opener agdn’t “stick the landing,” but Juggling Guy is very good at be is keeping his options open at loan club Everton.Sidibe says he won’t make a decision until the conclusion of his Goodison Park spell.He told L’Est éclair: “A Spanish club had expressed to me its interest, concrete. I had contact with clubs thabouncing things off his head. 

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Yankees prospect Manny Banuelos to miss 2013 due to Tommy John surgery

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pitching prospect Manny Banuelos will miss the entire 2013 season due to Tommy John surgery, the club announced Tuesday.Banuelos entered the season as the Yankees’ top pitching prospect and the club’s best overall prospect behind the since-traded . Baseball America ranked him the 29th best prospect in baseball this ed taking a close look at Birmingham City teen Jude Bellingham.United FA Cup winner Robins has been scouting Brum thoroughly as his Coventry side are ground-sharing St Andrews with Brum this term.And he can see why his old club are trying to buy the year after placing him 41st on the list prior to the 2011 season.In six starts for Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes Barrter to prevent Billy Sharp’s goal after their 1-1 draw with Sheffield United.Howe was left “disappointed” after their 1-1 draw with Sheffield United.Defender Chris Mepham’s first Premier League goal, which came after 62 minutes, appeared to have sette, Banuelos mustered just a 4.50 ERA, allowing 10.9 hits per nine innings. Now just 21 years old, Banuelos will still b a move away from AS Roma.A change has been mooted this summer, with Tottenham among clubs keen on the youngster.”He has a four-year contract and I see no reason why he’d think of leaving,” Igor Zaniolo told Centro Suono Sport radio.“However, if the relatively young for the league when he returns to action in 2014.

For more up-to-the-minute news and analysis on the latest rumors from bloggers Chris Cwik, Jack Moore and R.J. White, follow .

announced the release of goalkeeper Michel Vorm.V

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The Pirates recalled another group ofez insists they’re stronger than Inter Milan.Theo is confident being over his ankle strain for the September 21 derby.”I really want to play in it,” he told Sport Mediaset.“It’s the first Milan derby with tonight’s Champions League opponents Barcelona.And before tonight’s defeat, Marotta stated: “We are Inter and do not necessarily have to sell anyone. We want to grow with important young players like Lautaro and Romelu Lukaku.“Having said t that I’ll have played in. I’m sure we’ll win it players from Triple-A Indianapolis on Monday and promoted shortstop and relief pitcher . The two are expected to be available fFormer Brighton boss Chris Hughton believes Tottenham are in line for a good season.Spurs may have blown a 2-0 lead to escape with a point from Arsenal on Sunday but Hughton believes the foundations are in place for last season’s Champions League finalists to enjoy another good season.“Well firstly, I think Tottenham are in great place at the moment,” he told the Mirror. “Their strength has been their consistency, they’ve added really well in the summer. “At this moment, they’ve held onto the bulk of their players and the players they haven’t are the players they were prepared to let go.“But I can see Tottenham having a really good season, it’s because of the stability they’ve had the last few seasons.“At the top it could go either way. It would be no surprise for me for Liverpool to pip Man City but I do think the gap between second and third will be smaller this coming season. “I also see it as close as last season, two really exceptional teams that are playing the game at such a high level at the moment.”or Monday’s game against the Reds.

Report: Giants to give Gregor Blanco majority of left-field starts

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Rodgers says Leicester are now fully focused on their Premier League opener against Wolves after a strong preseason.The Foxes ended their Premier League preparations with Friday’s 2-1 win over Serie A side Atalanta, who will play in the Champions Lea

In the wake of the suspeny crowned Premier League champions Manchester City, has announced a partnership with Indin.The London Evening Standard says Chelsea have yet to confirm reports that Higuain can be re-signed on loan, despite the transfer embargo.It has been suggested that because Higuain was registered as a Chelsea player when he joined from Juventus in Jan agency Kwanabler to build commercial opportunities in the country, reports, /CFG’s interest in the Indian market has been known for a while. Reports emerged esion, the will use as the team’s regular left fielder, to the San Jose Mercury-News’ Alex Pavlovic.

Blanco has hit .236/.331/.346 with 19 stolen bases in 350 plate appearances this season.

Pavlovic also that the Giants want to give prospect outfielder a full season at Double-A. It is not clear at this time whether the Cabrera suspension will accelerate Brown’s timetable. To be eligible for postseason play, Brown will have to be promoted before Sept. 1.

CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman Monday that Alfonso Soriano has cleared trade waivers and could be an option for the Giants. Soriano himself has said that he’s still not interested in playing in San Francisco, to the Chicago Tribune’s Paul Sullivan.

Photo: Mike Napoli haircut of the day

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Just as by County veteran Wayne Rooney has joked that Sergio Romero could’ve allowed him to score against Manchester United on Thursday.Rooney lost his reunion with his former club 3-0 at Pride Park in the FA Cup fifth-round.Speaking after the game, Rooney sital youngster Ainsley Maitland-Niles hopes manager Unai Emery keeps selecting his team on merit.Maitland-Niles knows his place will be under threat once fullback Hector Bellerin returns to full fitness.He said, “I want to stay in the team, but if the is highly likely that you have already shaved a grainy image of catcher into your head, it is highly unlikely that you have done so to as great effect as has this gentleman:

Next time try harder.

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For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow onrnandez has joined RCD Mallorca on loan for the season.The 20-year-old Colombian spent the last two seasons playing in Spain with Huesca where he helped them achieve promotion to La Liga.Now he will return to the Spanish top flight for at least one m Twitter, subscribe to the and .

Mark Teixeira injures wrist, to have MRI Tuesday

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The lost to the Monday night, but perhaps suffered a bigger loss to their lineup. First baseman injured his left wrist when diving for a ground ball in the seventh inning. He will have an MRI Tuesday to determine the severity of the injury.

“It’s a big concern,” manager Joe Girardi said (). “He’s a huge part of our lineup.”

Indeed he is, especially with third baseman Alex herdan Shaqiri insists they “deserve” to win tonight’s Champions League final against Tottenham.Shaqiri and his Reds team-mates missed out on the Premier League title to Manchester City despite amassing a whopping 97 points.”I think we had a great seRodriguez already on the disabled list.

Teixeira, 32, is hitting .i admits he’s upset for Ruben Loftus-Cheek.The midfielder has just undergone Achilles surgery after being injured in last week’s friendly against New England Revolution.Sarri said: “In Boston the pitch was not very good, but with an injury like that 256/.337/.493 with 20 homers, 71 RBI and 58 runs this season.

If Teixeira is forced to hit the DL, the Yankees could play at first base, newly-acquired in right field and either Andruw Jones or in left field, with the other serving as the DH.

Of course, the trade deadline doesn’t happen until 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, either.

For morestant boss Mikel Arteta has many admirers in the game.Now he is being tipped to take over at Arsenal, with some English media reports suggesting a deal could be done in the coming days.Arteta has been talked up by City boss Pep Guardiola, but former baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow on Twitter, subscribe to the and .

Marlins send Hanley Ramirez to Dodgers in four-player swap

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The have swung a deal for third baseman , .

Ramirez will head to L.A. along with lefty reliever (2.49 ERA, 25.1 IP) in exchange for 22-year-old right-hander Nathan Eovaldi (4.15 ERA in 56.1 IP) and minor-league reliever Scott McGough (3.88 ERA in 46.1 IP at High-A Rancho Cucamonga).

CBSSports.com Insider Jon Heyman reports that Ramirez is likely to play short until Dee Gordon at returns from injury. Once Gordon rejoins the roster, Ramirez will likely take over at third base, where the Dodgers have struggled to get adequate production all season. Thus far, Dodger third basemen — chiefly — have combined to hit .246/.306/.369. Ramirez, m City defender Harry Maguire.The Mirror says Solskjaer has canvassed his United England stars for tha midfielder Ross Barkley has invited more controversy during the international break.The Chelsea-star-Ross-Barkley-filmed-TOPLESS-Dubai-nightclub.html”>Daily MailChelsea-star-Ross-Barkley-filmed-TOPLESS-Dubai-nightclub.html”> says he is facing furtheir thoughts on Maguire.United have stepped up their interest in the Leicester City defender tabling an improved £70million bid.Manchester City are aeanwhile, has a slash line of .246/.322/.430 with 14 home runs.

Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that , which means that the Dodgers will be on the hook for the remainder of Ramirez’s $15-million salary for 2012 and the total of $31.5 million he’s owed for 2013 and 2014.

For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow on Twitter, subscribe to the and ves have quickly understood the importance of growing the quality in their squad, and the Express and Star are reporting that two players that could leave the West Midlands club are Ivan Cavaleiro and Helder Costa.The Portuguese duo have been with th.