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Brace yourselves, Red Sox fans. The New York Yankees appear to be all-in on Gerrit Cole. Cole, the premier free-agent pitcher on the market, is the Yankees’ top offseason priority according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan.
Author: NBC Sports Boston
Posted: December 6, 2019, 2:34 am
Following is a summary of current sports news briefs. Kenya’s Kipyegon ready for Olympic title defense after long absence Kenya’s Olympic 1,500 meters champion Faith Kipyegon said on Thursday that winning a silver medal at this year’s World Championships in Doha after having a baby had motivated her to try to retain the Olympic title at Tokyo 2020. Kipyegon returned to competition this season after taking nearly two years off for the birth of her daughter last year and has recovered from an adductor injury picked up in June.
Author: Reuters
Posted: December 5, 2019, 11:50 pm
Major League Baseball (MLB) and the union representing its players are nearing an agreement to refer athletes who test positive for opioids for treatment, rather than suspending them, NBC Sports reported on Thursday. The negotiations to amend the league’s drug policy come months after the death of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs at the age of 27, with his autopsy showing oxycodone, fentanyl and alcohol in his system. Tony Clark, head of the MLB Players’ Association, told reporters that a deal was within reach, and that his group supported “the treatment option and not discipline”.
Author: Reuters
Posted: December 5, 2019, 10:36 pm
The Los Angeles Angels acquired right-hander Dylan Bundy from the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday in a trade for four minor league pitchers. The 27-year-old Bundy has been a durable starter with a nasty slider for the past four seasons with the Orioles, who chose him with the fourth overall pick in the 2011 amateur draft. The Angels got him for four prospects, none ranked among their top 20 by most estimates.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: December 5, 2019, 1:35 am
The dimensions at the new Texas Rangers’ ballpark will be similar to their old stadium, with slightly altered distances designed to honor the team’s retired jersey numbers. The left field pole will be 329 feet from home plate, the 29 a reference to former third baseman Adrian Beltre’s jersey. It will be 407 feet to straightaway center field, honoring Hall of Fame catcher Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez, and 410 at the deepest points to mark Michael Young’s No. 10.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: December 5, 2019, 1:35 am
Cole Hamels, one of the decade’s most reliable left-handed starting pitchers, has reportedly agreed to terms on a one-year, $18 million contract with the Atlanta Braves. Entering his age-36 season, Hamels brings experience and clubhouse leadership to a rotation that features Mike Soroka and Mike Foltynewicz. This past year with the Chicago Cubs, the four-time All-Star was making a bid for another appearance in the midsummer classic before a strained oblique in his 17th start extinguished those hopes.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: December 4, 2019, 5:23 pm