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outfielder is off to a slow start in June. Through four games, Jones is batting .118 (2 for 17) with no extra-base hits or RBI.

Jones also has seven strikeouts, which included a season-high four strikeouts Sunday against the Tigers. 

Before his skid, Jones hit .311 (37 for 119) with a .546 slugging percentage, .890 OPS, seven doubles, seven home runs and 17 RBI in 28 May games.

More News 12/11/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/29/2019 • by RotoWire Staff oss Ralph Hasenhuttl admits defeat at Burnley wasn’t good enough.The manager was disappointed with the way his Southampton players reacted to conceding the opening goal in the 3-0 defeat at Burnley on the opening weekend of the Premier League season. 09/29/2019 Scott McTominay has been named as Manchester United’s player of the month for October.It is the second time in a row McTominay has won the award.The Scotland international is going from strength to strength this season, with his name now one of the first on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s teamsheet.Marcus Rashford finished second in voting, earning 39 per cent of the votes. • by RotoWire Staff prepared to stay with Napoli even if Kieran Trippier arrives.The Tottenham fullback is a target for Napoli and coach Carlo Ancelotti has admitted they’re keen.Bruno Satin says should Trippier arrive, though won’t panic.”If Trippier is coming? For th 09/25/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/24/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/23/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

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outfielder , on the 15ie A champions Juventus, has urged the Italian top flight to schedule more early kick-offs to help the club grow their audience in Asia, reports, /.The 2019/20 Serie A season gets underway on Saturday, and the first two weeks will see all games start-day disabled list with an oblique injury, has been cleared for physical activities, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.Tabata has beent Miguel Angel Ramirez admits interest is arriving for 16 year-old first teamer Pedri.Barcelona have made an offer for the midfielder, which would include spending the season on-loan with the Segunda Division outfit.Ramirez stated, “It is an abnormen sidelined slham wing-back Ryan Sessegnon retains hope of a move to Liverpool.Tottenham remain interested but Manchester United are the only club to have made initial contact with Fulham. However, Sessegnon’s ultimate dream is to join Liverpool.Sessegnon is a boince May 24.

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third baseman was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday with back spasms, one day after leaving a game with the injury. Infielder Jose Igla return to England.Bergkamp quit Ajax last season after a string of rows with sporting director Marc Overmars – having laid the foundations for the enigmatic side that ended the Champions League dreams of Real Madrid and Juventus before being fellesias was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket to take his place.

Middlebrooks was initially listed as day to day with the injury, but appears to have suffered a setback prior to Friday’s game. 

was rewarded for his hard work and determination with a debut goal against Chelsea, according to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.The Wales international, signed from Swansea City this summer, came on as a substitute to score United’s final goal in the 4 More News 01/11/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 03/30/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 02/25/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 02/24/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 01/03/2018 • by RotoWire Staff preseason with Inter Milan.The former Sochaux midfielder arrived last week.”At the moment, it’s going very well. We’re training in the right way and will continue to do this,” the 17-year-old midfielder said to Inter TV. “Preparing yourselves is very 10/10/2017 • by RotoWire Staff

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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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ouo Pintus hs called for Nicolas Nkoulou to be banned.The defender turned down team selection last month as he tried to force through a move to Roma.“Nkoulou deserves a very long ban, as he was unprofessional and unreliable, both terrible things,” Graziani tolas moved to Inter Milan.Pintus returns to Italy, where he had already worked at Juventus.Inter coach Antonio Conte made the move after learning Pintus was being isolated at Real Madrid by Zinedine Zidane.Pintus is known for his tough trainitfielder will not be able to return until Friday at the earliest, after a setback in his hamstring while rebles team.The longest streak of games unbeaten in English football history is 49, which Wenger achieved as Arsenal boss over a two-season period 16 years ago.And the Frenchman thinks that this year, Liverpool are on course to repeat his heroics. “Thabbing in the minor leagues, The Washington Post reports Saturday.

Werth is to determine what is wrong with the hamstring. He has been out since May 2 with the injury, and this is the second specialist he is seeing this weekend. 

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starting pitcher had a hard time keeping the ball in the park but managed to escape with his fifth win of the season Friday night against the Brewers.Garcia (5-2) surrendered a pair of three-run home runs to Aramis Ramirez for his only damage of the night. He was charged with six runs and six hits over 5 1/3 innings of work. He struck out five and walked one in a 7-6 win.Garcia has served up four home runs in his last two starts. He has allowed 11 runs over 11 1/3 innings during that span. He is scheduled to make his next start Wednesday at San Diego.

ed with Neto’s progress since his preseason arrival from Lazio.But also says, “Pedro joined us late after having a couple of seasons with not a lot of competition. I think it took some time for him to adapt to the demands of the competition that we More News 01/09/2019 • by RotoWire Staff o Ramos was unpunished for abusing a linesman during the derby on Saturday night.Tempers flared during the goalless draw and climaxed at one particular point during the first half.”The w***e that gave birth to you,” was Ramos’ comment towards the lin 09/15/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 09/09/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 09/08/2018 • by RotoWire Staff back Andrew Robertson admits they’ve “not been good enough” after their FA Cup fifth-round exit to Chelsea on Tuesday.The Reds’ recent struggles continued as they followed up Saturday’s heavy Premier League loss to Watford with a 2-0 defeat at Stamfo 09/04/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 08/31/2018 • by RotoWire Staff

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Johnny Cueto to return to Reds rotation Monday


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The will get their ace back next week. Johnny Cueto, who has been on the disabled list since the middle of April with lat/oblique issues, will start Monday against the Mets, .

Cueto, 27, finished fourth in NL Cy Young voting last season and was 1-0 with a 2.60 ERA and 1.04 WHIP before hitting the DL this season. So his return is obviously good news for the Reds, but it also leaves them with a dilemma.

There has been an ongoing debate in the blogosphere on vs. , as to who should be sent to the minors upon Cueto’s return.

Leake, 25, has made 85 career starts, including 30 last season as the Reds won 97 games and the NL Central. He’s 2-2 with a 4.32 ERA and 1.49 WHIP this season.

Cingrani, 23, has been excellent since being recalled to take Cueto’s rotation spot. The left-hander is 2-0 with a 2.89 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and a whopping 37 strikeouts in 28 innings.

Each player has minor-league options remriker Wahid Faghir.The Vejle prospect has drawn comparisons with Swedish great Zlatan Ibrahimovic.BT says Leicester aren’t the only English club keen on Faghir, though their strongest competition comes from Ajax.The Denmark U17 international has scoraining on his current contract.

re-back Kalidou Koulibaly.The experienced defender has been a target for Premier League sides in the past.But Napoli have a £100 million release clause that has deterred suitors in the past.Chelsea-latest-gossip” target=”_blank”>90min now reports th

Fay reports that the Reds have yet to make a decision on who will be sent down and we know the Reds won’t activate Cueto until absolutely necessary, so the Leake vs. Cingrani debate will likely continue until Monday, unless a current Reds’ starter suffers an injury inayer of the Year award.The Dutchman beat Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo after helping the Reds claim their sixth Champions League crown last season.”I need to think my team-mates; without them I wouldn’t have achieved what I’ve achieved over the the meantime.

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Now middle infielders offer offense — and strikeouts


Time was, the middle of the infield was a place for guys who could catch the ball and not hurt a club too much with the bat.

But as offensive production numbers have increased across the board, it is an area that is helping fuel the record strikeout numbers we’re seeing today in Major League Baseball.

Three of the National League’s top four in strikeouts last season were second basemen. The ’ led the league at 189, the ’ was third at 169 and the ’ was fourth at 168.

Uggla (43) and Weeks (39) are right back at it again this season, ranking second and fourth in strikeouts in the season’s first few weeks.

“I remember Billy Ripken when I was in Baltimore, we didn’t care what he hit as long as he was doing the little things offensively to help us,” said Brewers general manager Doug Melvin, who was an executive with the Orioles for nine seasons bCity manager Daniel Farke admits that his side are going down unless they improve quickly.He was disappointed at how they capitulated in a 3-0 defeat to Wolves at the weekend in the Premier League.The Canaries are bottom of the table and seven pointseginning in 1986. “Today, it’s the mentality that everybody at Arsenal on Thursday ahead of moving to Juventus.After eleven years at the club, Aaron Ramsey had his final day at Arsenal’s London Colney training ground on Thursday.Ramsey will officially become a Juventus player on July 1, having signed a pre-y is viewed by offensive stats.

“Does anybody grade how many times a guy battles? Does anybody grade how many times he moves the runners?”

Executives have had to change along with the game, but Melvin still picks his battles. Milwaukee utility infielder , who played third base in the absence of earlier this season, is one.

“Everybody rips him because he doesn’t walk and he swings at the first pitch,” Melvin says. “The league average when you put the first pitch in play is .320. Maybe the first pitch is the best pitch to hit.”

Last season, 20 of the 30 major league clubs endured 100 or more strikeouts from their second base position.

And 23 ofa is being scouted regularly by Manchester United.FCInterNews reports he put in a fine performance as Verona drew 1-1 with Inter Milan last weekend. With a United scout apparently present, the report says the club will join the race for the defender the 30 clubs watched their shortstop position strike out 100 or more times.

“In our era, when I first came up, the scout who signed me said if I hit .250 and played good defense, I’ll be in the big leagues for a long time,” former Tigers shortstop and current Diamondbacks coach Alan Trammell says. “That was 1976.

“I was at the early wave of the start of a little bit more offense. Obviously it’s been taken, by middle infielders, to a different level.”

And, along with the extraordinarily more prolific offensive numbers of recent generations have come soaring strikeout totals.

Be careful what you wish for.

Or, you take what you get.

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Phillies place Roy Halladay on disabled list


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starting pitcher has been placed on the disabled list, the club announced Monday afternoon.

Halladay has been dealing with shoulder soreness and reports Armando Broja spoke about making his debut for the club.He is now the eighth player from the club’s academy to play their first game in the senior team for Fying together for Real Madrid.The two wingers, both 18 years of age, are seen as the future of Brazilian football and have both completed big money moves to Los Blancos in the past year.”[Vinicius and Rodrygo] are two young players who have lots of prank Lampard this season.It shows the club’s new found commitment to youth, and Broja is theindicate . General manager Ruben Amaro has, however, told reporters Halladay’s issues are not related to the shoulder injury that took its toll on him last season.

Halladay turns 36 next week andan Dijk hailed the performance of Roberto Firmino for victory over Newcastle United.Named as a substitute, Firmino was called on 10 minutes before the break when Divock Origi was forced off with an injury.With the score 1-1, the No.9 almost immediate went 11-8 with a 4.49 ERA last season after finishing in the top five of Cy Young voting for six consecutive seasons. In seven starts this season, Halladay is 2-4 with an 8.65 ERA and 1.46 WHIP in 34 1/3 innings.

Halladay joins John Lannan on the DL, so the Phillies are looking for another rotation replacement to slot behind , , and — who replaced Lannan.

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If you thought last season’s resurgence was an outlier for catcher , the 36-year-old is trying to prove you wrong. Through 23 games, he is only slightly behind the pace from last year, with a .766 on-base plus slugging percentage. That ranks as his second-best mark since 2006.

Pierzynski is still hitting the ball with authority, as Al Melchior notes in his . Pierzynski is slugging the ball over the fence on 21 percent of his flyballs, a slight improvement from last year’s mark of 17 percent. He might not reach last season’s 27-homer total, but he has four through the first month, a solid pace from the catcher position.

Pierzynski has also lowered his strikeout rate to 12.5 from 15 percent, a move that has helped him sustain a .280 batting average. Pierzynski has been dealing with an oblique injury over the last few days, but appears to have overcome it at the start of play this weekend. He remains a solid starting Fantasy option late in his career. 

More News 03/28/2017 • by RotoWire Staff p-four finish for the fourth season in a row.The Gunners picked up a dramatic 3-2 victory over Aelona SC, the teenage striker appeared all set to move to Real midsummer, where he was expected to join Raul’s Castilla squad.However, interest from Napoli and AC Milan saw Barcelona raise his price from €5m to €7m and also saw the player rethinkston Villa on the weekend but Unai Emery’s side was once more uninspiring.But Keane told Sky Sports: “A couple of weeks ago I’d have said I wasn’t sure ab 09/17/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 09/11/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 09/01/2016 • by RotoWire Staff d midfielder Takusa Fuso is facing a club v country row this summer.Currently on-loan with Real Mallorca, the teenage Japan international is expected to do preseason with parent club Real Madrid.However, Kubo is eager to be part of Japan’s campaign f 08/17/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 08/14/2016 • by RotoWire Staff

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The recalled pitching prospect from Double-A Springfield Friday after optioning pitcher Mitchell Boggs to Triple-A Memphis so he can work on mechanics. Martinez, who was unable to pitch during spring training because of a visa issue, was added to the bullpen to fill Boggs’ spot.

The 21-year-old righty, considered St. Louis’ top pitching prospect by .com, has consistently reached the uppeielder Paul Pogba has been ruled out until December in the latest set-back for the Frenchman.Pogba has struggled with an ankle injury since August and has featured just five times in the Premier League this season.United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sair-90s with his fastball and can top 100 mph. In three starts for Spriaux for a fee of up to 5m euros (£4.6m).The 33-year-old centre-back is having a medical on Tuesday before completing a return to France after nine years with the Premier League club.Frenchman Koscielny had a year left on his contract at Emirates Stangfield, Martinez had nine strikeouts and a walk over 11 2/3 innings with a 2.31 ERA.

More News 30D ago • by RotoWire Staff 03/16/2020 er United are ready to bid big for Newcastle United midfielder Sean Longstaff.The London Evening Standard says United are hoping to capitalise on Newcastle’s failure to tie Longstaff down to a long-term deal. They are poised to bid for the 21-year-ol • by RotoWire Staff 03/13/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/02/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/25/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/16/2020 • by RotoWire Staff

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The afforded outfielder a rest Sunday as he was not included in the starting lineup against Toronto’s R.A. Dickey. Gardner had played in every inning of every game this season prior to Sunday.

Gardner sits with a four-game hitting streak. He’s gone 4 for 15 (.267) over that stretch with a homer. Garner is batting .253 this year with just one stolen base. He’s been caught twice. 

More News 03/31/2020 • by RotoWire Staff ummer says Leeds had scouts in the standlless stalemate with suitors Everton at Selhurst Park.The visitors were reduced to 10 men following Morgan Schneiderlin’s second-half dismissal but created the better chances to secure an opening-day victory – only for both sides to have to settle fos for OSK’s clash with GIF Sundsvall on the weekend.And the players in question being watched were Dino Islamovic, 25, and Hosam Aiesh, 24.”It is true that Leeds was in place today,” Nic 12/12/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 11/07/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/28/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/24/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/23/2019 have confirmed plans to install two new tiers of seats closer to their London Stadium pitch in time for the 2020-21 season, reports SkySports.West Ham released a statement on Tuesday, which read: “Following consultation with the Official Supporters • by RotoWire Staff

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reliever earned his first save since 2010 on Saturday against the Blue Jays. He entered in the ninth inning with a one-run lead and worked his way around a pair of hits to make it through the frame unscathed.

The righAnjorin admits having former youth coaches Joe Edwards and Jody Morris as part of manager Frank Lampard’s staff has been a huge boost.Anjorin made his debut in victory over Everton last week.Edwards has worked with the Pooles Rashford and Jesse Lingard have hit back at their social media critics.The close friends appear to have hit back at their critics in the form of cryptic Instagram stories after intense criticism of the Manchester United pair in recent weeks.Rashfor-born youngster from his pt-hander also struck out one in a 5-4 win. Chamberlain has a 3.86 ERA through 10 appearances. 

More News 10/05/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 03/22/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 01/20/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 07/11/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 07/04/2016 • by RotoWire Staff en revealed.The Sun says United are confident of getting him to sign a new five-year deal.An offer of around £300,000 a week has been on the table since the turn of the year.But United are ready to increase that to £350,000 a week to tempt the Span 06/08/2016 • by RotoWire Staff

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starting pitcher , as manager Mike Redmond announced he will throw a 45-pitch simulated game Saturday. Alvarez, who is recovering from inflammation in his right sgrateful for his experiences with the team this season.The winger spent most of the previous seasons with the under-21 and under-23 sides at the London Stadium club.The penny dropped this season and Diangana has not looked back, with the 21-year-old houlder, would then throw a 60-pitch rehab outing at Class A Jupiter the following Thursday, assuming all goes well.

Alvarez has been unable to pitch since suffering the injury, but he appears on track to make his return to the rotation in May. 

More News 03/23/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 11/27/2018 • by RotoWire Staff League transfer in January.Manchester United were close to signing the Croatia international during the summer – but Ed Woodward pulled the plug – thinking £14million was too much to pay for a 33-year-old.The Juventus striker has offers on the table 03/16/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 10/04/2017 • by RotoWire Staff teve Bruce fancies a move for Lyon striker Moussa Dembele.The Daily Star says Bruce would ‘love’ to compete for Dembele before the transfer window slams shut at the end of this month.Newcastle owner Ashley put his hand in his pocket last summer to pr 10/01/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 09/24/2017 • by RotoWire Staff

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With Monday’s series opener against the Rockies being postponed due to inclement weather, second baseman  is expected to return for Tuesday’s doubleheader.Uggla told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution there is no reason why he shouldn’t play in both games Tuesday. He sat out Sunday due to a calf strain.

More News 10/04/2015 • by RotoWire Staff 09/01/2015 • by Jason Lempert 08/19/2015 • by Sean D’Oliveira 08/18/2015 • by Jason Lempert i says he’s ready to go anywhere for his next job.Ranieri leaves with yesterday’s defeat of Parma his final game as Roma finish outside the Champions League qualifying places.“I experienced some beautiful emotions tonight, but those weren’t tears i 08/08/2015 • by Marty Gitlin to Newcastle United.According to The Sun, the 27-year-old has been a target for Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez in the past.Benito is in London days after celebrating a Swiss Super League win with Young Boys.However, he is out of contract this summer af 06/29/2015 ndered ‘pointless’ after the loss to Watford on Sunday.Shaw has implored United to find some consistency in their game, with the defeat to the Hornets dropping them to eighth on the Premier League table.”We need to be better and we know we need to be • by Marty Gitlin