The Boston Red Sox were able to add depth to their rotation with the acquisition of starting pitcher Andrew Cashner, but before completing a trade with the Baltimore Orioles over the weekend, at least one National League team was interested in his services. The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reported Wednesday the Philadelphia Phillies were interested in Cashner, but ultimately decided to pass with the non-waiver trade deadline approaching. Here’s why: *The Phillies had interest in right-hander Andrew Cashner before the Orioles traded him to the Red Sox, but backed off in part due to concerns about the pitcher’s makeup.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 3:30 pm
Justin Smoak responded to a Boston rally with a tiebreaking home run in the sixth inning as the visiting Toronto Blue Jays went on to rough up the Red Sox 10-4 Tuesday night. Smoak’s towering blast to right-center on the first pitch of the frame immediately followed a three-run Red Sox fifth that made it 4-4. Teoscar Hernandez earlier hit a three-run shot, and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. had three hits as the Blue Jays won for just the third time in their past nine games.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 3:11 am
Another night, another loss for the Baltimore Orioles. Tuesday night featured a one-sided affair, as the Nationals beat the O’s 8-1 at Camden Yards. The Orioles fell to 28-66 on this season, while the Natoinals continued their climb to 50-43.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 2:03 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
Andrew Cashner will make his Boston Red Sox debut against the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night after being acquired via trade from the Baltimore Orioles over the weekend. Cashner should provide much-needed depth at the back end of Boston’s rotation, and his ability to eat up innings could provide valuable relief for the team’s overworked bullpen. The veteran right-hander went 9-3 with a 3.83 ERA, a 1.19 WHIP and 66 strikeouts over 96 1/3 innings in 17 starts for Baltimore.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 7:02 pm