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Werth activated, Rendon recalled as Nationals shake up roster


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With their record sitting at a disappointing 28-29, the Nationals decided to shake up their roster on Tuesday. Here’s the list of moves:

Outfielder Jayson Werth activated off DL.Top prospect Anthony Rendon called up from Triple-A.Left-hander Ian Krol called up from Double-A.Second baseman placed on 15-day DL.Right-hander designated for assignment and placed on waivers.Left-hartz at the end of this season.The young Germany attacker is being tracked by the likes of Liverpool, Manchester City, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid.Bosz told AD: “In Germany they see him as a child prodigy. He is from Aachen, has been playing here nder released.

Werth, 34, missed a month with a hamstring problem. Washington was him on Tuesday as long as he came through his recent minor-league rehab games well. In 27 games before the injury, he hit .260/.308/.400 with four home runs and two stolen bases. Werth will give the team some much-needed outfield depth with Bryce Harper on the DL.

Rendon, 22, went 6 for 25 (.240) in eight games with the Nats earlier this season. He’s hit .307/.452/.575 with six homers in 36 minor-league games this year, all but three at Double-A. A natural third baseman, the Nationals have had Rendon recently and will him use there at the big-league level.

Espinosa, 26, has hit a miserable .158/.193/.272 with three home runs this season, though he has been . He also has been battling shoulder problems, so he’ll finally get a chance to get healthy before returning to the team at full strength. GM Mike Rizzo confirmed Rendon will get the majority of the playing time at sddie Nketiah has vowed to fight for a place in Unai Emery’s team next season.The striker spent last season playing behind Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.Nketiah hopes he can continue to push the established pair during the 2019/20 econd base, and there’s a chance he will remain with the team even after Espinosa is healthy.

The hard-throwing Rodriguez was part of the trade that sent Josh Willingham to the Athletics in December 2010. He’s pitched to a 5.13 ERA and 1.50 WHIP in 47 1/3 innings these last two years after being a reliable setup man in 2010. Given the 26-year-old’s triple-digit fastball, he’ll likely get claimed off waivers in the coming days.

Dukdelighted to prove Valencia’s matchwinner at Champions League opponents Ajax.Rodrigo’s goal fired Los Che into the round of 16 at the expense of the Dutch giants.The Spain striker beamed: “The team is a big family, I just run out of words, these laste, 30, threw 20 2/3 innings with a 8.71 ERA and 1.89 WHIP out of Washington’s bullpen this year. He was the team’s only left-hander until Fernando Abad was recalled last month. Duke has gone 50-75 with a 4.60 ERA in parts of nine big-league seasons.

Krol, 22, was acquired from the Athletics as part of the three-team Mike Morse/John Jaso trade with the Mariners this offseason. He moved to the bullpen full-time this season and owns a 0.69 ERA and 0.81 WHIP in 26 innings for the team’s Double-A affiliate before being called. Krol has never been in the big leagues.’s Danny Knobler hears the Nationals are leaning towards placing right-hander on the DL due to his lat problem, though he will throw a bullpen session on Wednesday before a decision is made. Catcher could miss another six weeks with his hamstring injury.

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uit Tottenham and is now training with Thierry Hen


The have signed third baseman to , CLNS Radio reports. He went 0 for 2 with two walks in his first game with Triple-A Scrunk to training around the holidays.The Portugese winger spoke about his time with the Red Devils under Sir Alex Ferguson.And while he acknowledged that Ferguson was a tough manager, he said the boss hads with QPR.Sky Sports says the 25-year-old free agent has turned down a new contract at Stamford Bridge after eight years and as many different loan spells in that time.Rangers have been seeking a right-back following the departure of Darnell Furlong his moments of letting things slide.Speaking tanton/Wilkes-Barre.

The White Sox released Bell on May 7 after he hit .273/.310/.345 in 58 plate appearances with Triple-A Charlotte. He owns a .195/.223/.265 line in 282 major-league plate appearances iMilan are in talks with Nice wing-back Allan Saint-Maximin.The strong-running wing-back has been watched personally by Milan directors Paolo Maldini and Leonardo.Talks are now underway with Nice demanding €30m to sell the 21 year-old.”I certainly fn his career.

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es coach Ryan Giggs says Swansea City winger Danie


second baseman served auld any manager be able to get a tune out of this lot at Manchester United…?With international week comes the sack talk. Paron.The winger was at the centre of most of the positive things Crystal Palace did against the Reds today, with the Eagles turning in a fantastic performance that deserved a much more positive result.Reflecting on the 90 minutes post-match, Townsend stly due to the need to fill the vacuum left by a barren league programme. But also due to the growing belief inside boardroos the DH in Tuesday’s series opener against the Blue Jays. “This is a great opportunity to give Scutaro a break,” manager Bruce Bochy told .com. “We’re only here two days so I can’t take it easy on a lot or Giovani Lo says Atletico Madrid and Napoli are both interested in the Real Betis playmaker.The news has placed Spurs in an awkward bargaining position given their failure to meet Betis’ valuation of £64m.The Andalusian club hf them, but with Scutaro, it makes sense to give him a break.”Scutaro has hit in 12 straight contests and is batting .479 (23 for 48) with one homer and five RBI during that span.

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Pepe Reina won’t rule out extending his stay with


rm of Scott McTominay.McTominay has been United’s best performer in midfield this season.”He’s finally nailed a position down for himself and played regularly,” Solskjaer said ahead of their meeting with Sheffield United.”He’s played everywhere. He w

pitcher (left collarbone) completed a successful bullpen session Sunday and the team’s medical staff is expected to on Monday, the Los Angeles Daily News reports. Greinke, who made his first rehab start with Class A Rancho Cucamonga last Friday, is tentatively slated to return Wednesday against Washington.

The right-hander hasn’t pitched with the Dodgers since suffering a fractured left coll over Lautaro Martinez next summer.The striker has been a revelation for Inter Milan since arriving from Racing Club in 2018.According to Calciomercato Martinez has a release clause of €111m (around £95m), which becomes valid from July 1-15 for clarbone during a brawl against the Padres on April 11. He is 1-0 with a 1.59 ERA in two starts.

More News 03/10/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/04/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/29/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/25/2020 inted as Spain coach.Enrique, whose daughter died from bone cancer in August, is returning as Spain manager five months after stepping down for personal reasons.Enrique resigned in June after 11 months in the job and announced in August that his nine • by RotoWire Staff 02/22/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/14/2020 • by RotoWire Staff

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ealed Luke Shaw has a new nickname.Shaw, 23, won t


manager Don Mattingly said he could take a page out of former skipper Tony La Russa’eason.Last term, the Partenopei finished runners-up in Serie A, but were a full 11 points off the Scudetto winners.“The previous season we were very close to Juventus, this year, however, we were further away,” said Fabian. “We are growing and I ths playbook and use shortstop from the disabled list, the Los Angeles Daily News reports. Gordon has spent the past two games in the two-spot, which is Ellis’ usual posi masked robbers broke into his £4million north London home while his family were sleeping.Rosenthal was attacked by the raiders who were looking to steal designer watches from his £4m property, reports the Daily Mail.It is believzard can leave Chelsea with one last gift.Many at the club recognise that Hazard will be moving on to Real Madrid this summer, as he only has a year left on his contract.But Loftus-Cheek, who has only recently made his way into the first team, hopes ed the thugs broke tion with Carl Crawford at leadoff.

Mattingly said the move would be spearheaded by his preference to alternate between left-handed and right-handed batters at the top of the lineup. Gordon recorded his fourth steal in eight games Sunday against the Marlins.

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ys Claudio Bravo could yet stay next season.Bravo


infielder went 3 for 4 with two doubles in Wednesday’s win over Cincinnati.Carpenter scored a run and knocked another one in. He’s getting at-bats at third base with David Freese in a tough slump, but with the way he’s hitting — .283/.349/.475 following his latest effort — he’s all but guaranteed to keep getting everyday at-bats.

More News key to Arsenal signing Dani Ceballos.The Arsenal-news-Dani-Ceballos-midfield-anarchist-cause-havoc-against-Tottenham.html”>Daily MailArsenal-news-Dani-Ceballos-midfield-anarchist-cause-havoc-against-Tottenham.html”> says Unai Emery’s side were only 04/09/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/06/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/02/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/01/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/01/2020 • by RotoWire Staff e by watching videos of former United hero Patrice Evra has recalled the day he was “betrayed” by Ed Woodward.Evra was primed to leave the club in 2014 after a dismal season under David Moyes.The former France international, who confirmed his retirement on Monday, had finished er Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas.Gilmour is the talk of the town after a man-of-the-match performance in Tuesday’s FA Cup fifth-round win over Liverpool.Fabregas publicly praised the Scottish midfielder after his perfor 02/28/2020 • by RotoWire Staff

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lopp with his Liverpool players.In an interview wi


center fielder went 2 for 5 in his season debut Wednesday against the Mariners, collecting two doubles (both off starter Joe Saunders) out of the leadoff spot in the batting order. He also scored one run and struck out twice.

More News 29D ago • by RotoWire Staff 03/11/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 01/10/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 10/02/2019 • by RotoWire Staff Former Chelsea boss Glenn Hoddle admits he’s enjoying watching Frank Lampard’s team this season.Hoddle says there is plenty to look forward to for the Stamford Bridge faithful.“They’re a very exciting team to watch,” Hoddle told Premier League Productions.“I think you’re right, I don’t know whether those youngsters would have had a chance without thhat manager Rafa Benitez would leave the club once his contract expires on June 30.The news has caused a furious response from the Magpies faithful, with protests to oust owner Mike Ashley already underway.The Daily Star says former PSG boss Blanc wae [transfer] embargo, but they’ve been given a chance.“The one key thing is, when you put youngsters in they’ve got to be good enough, and these guys are good enough.“There’s five of them there that I think in two years time they’re going to be ready to win the league.“I reallyer Peter Bosz accepts they’re on borrowed time regarding young midfielder Kai Havertz.Last season was the finest of Havertz’s career thus far, scoring 17 goals in 34 appearances from midfield, as well as notching four assists for his teammates.As a r do feel that there’s a foundation, building blocks there to really go on and become something special.”He added: “What it’s also done with Chelsea in my opinion, your Willians, your [Cesar] Azpilicuetas, your experienced players, Jorginho and [Mateo] Kovacic – Kovacic is playing better than I’ve ever seen him, I wasn’t sure about him last year.“But they’ve all upped their game because they’re looking over their shoulder saying ‘hang on, these young whippersnappers are going to take our place’ and it’s lifted the team’s performance immensely.“They really are an exciting team to watch.” 09/29/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/23/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

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i for a big season.The Spaniard, 29, reckons the 1


reliever (hamstring) said he was pleased with how his mound session went Monday. Hanrahan threw 30 fastballs.

“It felt good,” he said, per “I had been throwing for four or five days, future with the club.Real Madrid are at risk of Champions League elimination following defeat to Paris Saint-Germain and a draw re the latest club to show an interest in Adam Lallana.The Liverpool midfielder will become a free agent at the end of the season, and all signs are pointing towards the European champions letting him walk for nothing.Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal and Wwith Club Brugge in their opening two matches in Group A. And a weekend loss to Real Mallorca has brought about rumours J keeping my arm in shape and doing stuff in the training room, strengthening. It’s really been getting better. Today, I did some running and cutting and everything’s pretty good.”

Hanrahan said he might only need before activation.

“I hope I can go down there and throw one ament with West Brom for Nathan Ferguson.The Sun says reports claim a fitness issue picked up in the 19-year-old’s medical is holding up the £10million deal.Ferguson himself is having second thoughts as well.The Baggies’ board are keen to cash in on nd feel good,” he said. “If I need another one, I’ll take two (outings). We’ve kind of been going day-by-day. We’ll evaluate it tomorrow.”  

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debut for victory at Wolves.Klopp has outlined how


College pitching prospect Jonathan Gray has gone from a 10th-round draft pick two years ago to a in June’s amatuer baseball draft, reports Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. The University of Oklahoma right-hander has hit 100 mph on the radar gun.

One N.L. scout evaluated Gray: “Really good. Power arm rumored to have touched 103.”

Another scout said, “The key thing is he sustaeira says he’s more than capable of handling the rigours of the Premier League.The 23-year-old has been given more responsibility by Ole Gunnar Solskjnho is in line for a new contract.The Sun says the Brazilian veteran is in the final year of his contract and many expected next season to be his last at Manchester City after the club-record arrival of Rodri from Atletico Madrid.Yet City sources insaer this season.Pereira insists he’s happy at Old Trafford and ready to help his team win matches.”Iins his velocity throughout the game.”

Gray is 6-1 with a 1.19 ERA for Oklahoma this season. He is among a group of prospects, which includes Stanford pitcher Mark Appel, University of San Diego third baseman/outfielder Kris Bryant and two Georgia prep outfielders — Austin Meadows and Clint Frazier — among the top prospects in this year’s draft class.

Heyman reports the , and — who have the first three picks in this year’s draft — have scouted Gray heavily, which suggebigger opportunities for himself when David Silva departs at the end of the season.While he says he will be sad to see his hero go, he believes the departure of Silva from the club next summer can give him the platform to achieve all of them.“I wansts he could be a top-three selection.

“He’s improved quite a bit. Everything’s gotten better,” one A.L. scouting director said. “The velocity is better. The breaking ball is definitely a lot better. Plus, he’s gotten himself in better shape.”

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han expected.He started on the left wing during th


pitchers and will extended spring training game Thursday, .com reports. Manager Buck Showalter said both could then begin minor league rehab assignments. 

Johnson has a strained lat and was able to go three innings in his last appearance. Wada, who is rehabbing from Tommy John and hopes to return to the Orioles in early May, went two. 

More News Atletico Madrid for Real Betis midfielder Giovani Lo Celso.Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is a big fan of his fellow Argentine and has already seen two offers turned down by Betis.The last bid was for €55m and now Atletico have matched that offer 11/03/2015 • by RotoWire Staff 10/11/2015 • by RotoWire Staff Suarez a “rat”.Suarez heads back to his former club for the second leg of their Champions League semi-final tie, having scored in a 3-0 first leg win.The Uruguayan was criticised by some sections of the Liverpool supporters for showing no respect to 08/04/2015 • by Jason Lempert 07/11/2015 • by Jason Lempert t boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said to the players after their loss to West Ham United.The Red Devils were humbled 2-0 away from home by the Hammers, their second successive loss at that stadium.Solskjaer gave his players a team talk after the game, exp 07/06/2015 • by Sean D’Oliveira 07/05/2015 • by Sean D’Oliveira

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’42’ sets baseball movie record for opening weekend


| | | target for Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, Mbappe committed to PSG for the new season, though talk of a new contract is another matter.A situation Leonardo confirmed to Le Parisien, stating: “If it is necessary to renew? I never make promises|

As most of us know by now, 42 — a.k.a. the Jackie Robinson movie — hit theaters nationwide Friday.

And it was a raging success, banking $27.2 million, winning the weekend at the box office in blowout fashion (Scary Movie 5 was second at $15.1 million). , 42 is now the record-holder for the biggest opening weekend among baseball movies.

Embarrassingly so, the record was previously held by The Benchwarmers. Seriously. That movie with David Spade, Rob Schneiderikel Arteta has provided an update on the fitness of Calum Chambers and Granit Xhakaties to play for England.The 20-year-old won his first cap in Saturday’s 4-0 win over Bulgaria.”It gone so well so far,’ said Mount.”If you look at our squad it’s young – one that wants to learn and wants to win. If you are playing well, you are goin.Neither player is fit to play at present.The Gunners suffered a 2-1 defeat at home against Chelsea, and must now get ready for a New Year’s Day game against Manchest and the dude who played Napolean Dynamite (yeah, I know his real name — I just don’t care) was the record-holder.

Thankfully, 42 is a much more worthy title-holder.

For those who somehow like baseball and haven’t seen the trailer, here it is:

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.Lazaar is currently enjoying another spell in Ita


The will face a left-handed starter for the third time this season Saturday against Giants ng Xavi Simons to PSG.The 16 year-old quit Barca for PSG this week in a blaze publicity.But a La Masia insider told Le Parisien: “All the coaches were not in agreement about him. Some believed in him, others thought he would have trouble reaching thehurler Madison Bumgarna midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has taken aim at Arsenal boss Unai Emery.The playmaker is currently in Serie A, playing his football with Roma after securing a loan deal away from the Emirates.”He paid more attention to tactics, so my role changed,’ er. Thus far, manager Dale Sveum has started just one left-handed hitter — Anthony Rizzo — against lefties.

However, outfielder Nate Schierholtz for how the left-handed hitters can improve against left-handed pitchers.

as challenged the home support ahead of tomorrow’s clash with Chelsea.Ferguson is taking charge after yesterday’s sacking of Marco Silva.And he is anticipating a Goodison Park “cauldron” for the visit of Frank Lampard’s side.“I am incredibly prou

“That’s where it comes into play in batting practice,” Schierholtz told ESPN. “It helps if the team carries a left-handed guy that can throw to the lefties. That’s helped me in the past.”

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for Sheffield United counterpart Chris Wilder.The


pitcher might throw a bullpen session Tuesday, to the ectively chief exec of Milan for over 21 years.He told “When there is no clash with Monza, I never miss a Milan game.“In your opinion, after 31 years as CEO of Milan, do you think I could not have theis international fu-Odoi insists he has RECOVERED from the coronavirus.The 19-year-old’s diagnosis was confirmed in the early hours of Friday morning, following on from Arsenal’s announcement that head coach Mikel Arteta had also tested positive for the virus.The entirture to England.The 18-year-old was born in Ealing, London but has Nigerian parents so therefore can play for England or Nigeria. Saka, who is currently playing at left-back for the Gunners, has represented the Three Lions at under Rossoneri colours in my heart? New York Daily News.

Marcum has been sidelined with inflammation in his neck. He’s been getting injections to help him deal with the injury. Marcum also had some shoulder issues during the spring. There’s no timetable for Marcum’s return, and manager Terry Collins said that he’s not “anywhere close to getting into a game.”