Baltimore Ravens tight end Hayden Hurst has come a long way. Right now, he is an NFL tight end playing on an $11 million contract as a key cog in the league’s top-ranked offense from last year. It was in that South Carolina hospital that Hurst had what he calls his “come to Jesus moment.” He was handcuffed to a bed.
Posted: February 20, 2020, 11:47 pm
The rib is stashed away somewhere in his parents’ house in suburban Chicago, a reminder of what Pittsburgh Pirates reliever Nick Burdi needed to lose in order to find himself. The hard-throwing right-hander, his big league career finally gaining some traction following a series of fits and starts, slung an 97 mph fastball to Arizona’s Ketel Marte in the top of the eighth at PNC Park last April 23 that Marte took for a ball. Both dugouts fell silent as Burdi clutched his biceps in agony.
Posted: February 20, 2020, 9:43 pm
The Pittsburgh Pirates’ Pablo Reyes was suspended 80 games on Wednesday under the major league drug program following a positive test for the performance-enhancing drug Boldenone. Houston pitcher Francis Martes was suspended for the 2020 season on Monday following a positive test for Boldenone, his second violation of the major league drug program. Reyes, a 26-year-old outfielder and infielder, made his major league debut in September 2018 and hit .293 with three homers and seven RBIs in 63 plate appearances.
Posted: February 20, 2020, 2:02 am