Speedy outfielder Terrance Gore was traded to the New York Yankees by the Kansas City Royals for $100,000 on Wednesday. The deal was announced before New York’s scheduled game against the Tampa Bay Rays was postponed due to a forecast of severe inclement weather. Gore was not added to the Yankees’ 40-man roster, and will report to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Posted: July 18, 2019, 2:40 am
July 17: Rangers could trade All-Star Mike Minor The Texas Rangers were one of the biggest surprises in the first half of the season, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be trade-deadline sellers. With their postseason fortunes starting to go downhill (they’re 50-45 and 4.5 games out of the wild-card race), there are reports that the Rangers could be in selling mode quickly, including All-Star pitcher Mike Minor. Jon Morosi of MLB.com says the Brewers and Phillies could be destinations for Minor, whose 2.73 ERA and two complete games already this season could be appealing to a number of contenders.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 10:54 pm
Glen Sparkman overcame some early struggles and settled down for his first career complete game and shutout. Sparkman pitched a five-hitter, Whit Merrifield and Hunter Dozier both had three hits including a home run, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White sox 11-0 Tuesday night. ”My fastball command was shaky early on,” Sparkman said.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 4:54 am
Glenn Sparkman pitched the first shutout of his career as host the Kansas City Royals defeated the Chicago White Sox 11-0 Tuesday. He became the first Royals right-hander to throw a shutout since Johnny Cueto did it in his Kansas City home debut in 2015. Sparkman (3-5) previously went seven innings twice this season before his career-longest start on Tuesday.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 4:47 am
Mike Montgomery and Danny Duffy are being reunited on a pitching staff for Kansas City for the first time since 2011, when they were highly regarded left-handers in the Royals’ minor league system. Montgomery was traded to Kansas City by the NL Central-leading Chicago Cubs for catcher Martin Maldonado on Monday. ”It’s awesome,” Duffy said Tuesday of Montgomery’s return to the organization.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 12:00 am
The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association announced the nominees from each team for the 2019 Heart and Hustle Award. The award “honors active players who demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit, and traditions of the game. Voting was conducted prior to the All-Star break.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 9:39 pm
Chicago White Sox catcher Welington Castillo was recalled from his injury rehabilitation assignment at Class AAA Charlotte and reinstated from the 10-day injured list for Tuesday’s game against the Kansas City Royals. In his second season in Chicago, Castillo, 32, landed on the injured list on June 18 (retroactive to June 17) with a strained left oblique. He appeared in five games with Class AA Birmingham and Charlotte on his rehab assignment, going 5 for 21 (.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 4:03 pm