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Baseball-U.S. pitcher woke to 2 a.m. call of trade to Twins

Reuters
Jul 19, 2020; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Simeon Woods Richardson (87) delivers a pitch during summer training camp batting practice at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports YOKOHAMA, Japan, July 31 (Reuters) – Simeon Woods-Richardson, the youngest U.S. baseball player at the Tokyo Olympics, was......

Mariners pitcher Santiago suspended 80 games

ESPN
NEW YORK — Turns out Hector Santiago was using more than sticky stuff. The Seattle Mariners pitcher was suspended for 80 games Thursday by Major League Baseball following a positive test for external testosterone, exactly one month after he was banned for 10 games when he became the first player......

The pitcher who may stand between the U.S. and softball gold

ESPN
FOR 13 YEARS, Vicky Piatt carried a distinction: She was the last player to get a hit in an Olympic softball game. And one thing made it all the more special; it came off Japanese legend Yukiko Ueno in the gold-medal game at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Then known as......

‘Jackass Forever’ features cameo from Team Mexico softball pitcher Danielle O’Toole

ESPN
Team Mexico softball pitcher and former University of Arizona All-American Danielle O’Toole came on in relief Saturday against Team USA at the Tokyo Olympics and kept her team close in a 2-0 loss to Cat Osterman and the United States. She went pitch-for-pitch against Japanese legend Yukiko Ueno on Wednesday,......

All-Star Sho-case: Ohtani is AL’s starting pitcher

ESPN
DENVER — Shohei Ohtani, the Los Angeles Angels‘ transcendent two-way star, will start on the mound and bat leadoff for the American League All-Stars in Tuesday’s MLB All-Star Game from Coors Field, a fitting tribute to his nearly unprecedented first-half performance. Ohtani, who will oppose Max Scherzer of the Washington......

Shohei Ohtani Named As AL’s Starting Pitcher, Will Bat Leadoff

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Andrew Gastelum Less than 24 hours after participating in the Home Run Derby, Shohei Ohtani will bat leadoff for the American League and then take the mound as the starting pitcher in what will be an All-Star Game for the......

Father of Nationals pitcher saves fan during game with Heimlich maneuver

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Father to a pair of big league starting pitchers, Willie Ross made a crucial save at a ballgame in San Francisco on Saturday. Ross, dad of veteran pitchers Joe and Tyson Ross, performed the Heimlich maneuver on a choking......

Dad of Nats pitcher Ross saves fan with Heimlich

ESPN
SAN FRANCISCO — Father to a pair of big league starting pitchers, Willie Ross made a crucial save at a ballgame at Oracle Park on Saturday. Ross, dad of veteran pitchers Joe and Tyson Ross, performed the Heimlich maneuver on a choking fan during a game between the Giants and......

A Shocking Grand Slam By a Relief Pitcher Leads to Pair of Must-Hear Calls

Sports Illustrated
1. A team coming back from an 8–0 deficit to pull off a 9–8 win capped by a walk-off hit in the bottom of the ninth would normally be the most notable thing to happen in a baseball game. However, that was not the case in San Diego on Thursday night.......

Trevor Bauer leave extended another week as sex crime probe of Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher continues

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Los Angeles Dodgers Starting pitcher Trevor Bauer (27) reacts in sixth inning of the MLB game between the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers on June 28, 2021, at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA. Kiyoshi Mio |......

CC Sabathia once woke up naked at a Jay-Z party after a drinking bender. Now the MLB pitcher is opening up about his addiction and recovery.

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here CC Sabathia’s left arm has taken him from the streets of Vallejo, California, to the mound at Yankee Stadium. One of the most dominating pitchers of his generation, Sabathia is a six-time All-Star, Cy Young Award Winner and ace......

Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer placed on administrative leave following sexual assault allegations

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Umpires check the hat and glove of Trevor Bauer #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers for foreign substances after the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on June 28, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. Meg Oliphant......

MLB looking into assault allegations against Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer has been accused of assault, and both Major League Baseball and the team are aware of the allegations. It’s unclear when the alleged incident occurred, though Bauer’s agent Jon Fetterolf claimed that the......

Seattle Mariners pitcher receives 10-game suspension for allegedly violating foreign substance rules

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Seattle Mariners pitcher Hector Santiago has received a 10-game suspension for allegedly violating Major League Baseball’s foreign substance rules, the league announced Tuesday. Santiago is the first to be disciplined under new league protocols, which are designed to step......

Mariners’ Hector Santiago is first pitcher to be ejected under MLB’s new foreign substance protocols

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Seattle Mariners pitcher Hector Santiago was ejected from Sunday’s game against the Chicago White Sox after umpires checked his glove and discovered a sticky substance on the inside. This is the first ejection since Major League Baseball began cracking down......

UConn pitcher, family escape Fla. tower collapse

ESPN
HARTFORD, Conn. — UConn pitcher Justin Willis and his family were among those fortunate enough to escape the collapse of a Miami-area apartment tower last week that has left more than 100 people still missing. The 22-year-old West New York, New Jersey, man told news outlets that he and his......

Unfazed Manfred sees ‘progress’ in pitcher checks

ESPN
NEW YORK — On-field exams of pitchers started Monday, a week after Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred announced a crackdown on unauthorized grip substances. How’s it going so far? Depends on who you ask. While players throughout baseball have offered several different takes — many have been outspoken and......

MLB Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench on sticky baseball controversy: ‘A little pine tar never hurt’

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench told CNBC that the headlines about pitchers using pine tar or other sticky substances on baseballs shouldn’t come as a surprise to fans.  “Yes, they use pine tar, of course they use pine tar,......

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