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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 is , WEEI reportsed Jose Mourinho of “unfair treatment” during his time at the club.Bohui says he reported Mourinho to the club over the language he used, which eventually lead the 20-year-old to leave Old Trafford for NAC Breda.He told the Manchester Evening News: s. The team has one center fielder and one right fielder on its roster.

Bradley couor squad.The 18-year-old has burst onto the scene for Chelsea in recent weeks with consecutive man-of-the-match performances against Liverpool and Everton.Gilmour was called-up to the Scotland U21 squad last week, but McLeish reckons he could be readld be an option once the team’s pitching gets through the next few days. “I thin delighted with their 3-1 win over Genoa.Cengiz Under and Edin Dzeko were both on the scoresheet for the triumph.“All the lads had a good match, especially in the first half, when we were almost perfect,” Fonseca told Sky Sport Italia.“We should k we’re getting a little ahead of ourselves because of the need for a pitcher right now,” manager John Farrell told WEEI. “So as we reshuffle or maybe rebalance our roster, other names will start to come into the mix.”

Bradley has hit .322/.420/.458 in 59 at-bats at Triple-A this season.

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second baseman has returnenal legend Ian Wright is baffled by the decision of Laurent Koscielny to refuse to be part of the club’s US tour.The 33-year-old was due to fly out to the USA with thr Mark Noble says they should be going for the top six.Pellegrini said, “I never say what our team target is for the season. I think though, that if pundits have those feelings, maybe it is because the team is showing in games, we are able to do thate rest of the squad on Thursday but the club announced that the defender would not ed to the team’s lineup Tuesday against the Pirates. 

Weeks will bat seventh for the second straight start. He received a routine day off Monday. He’s struggled this season, hitting just .181/.302/.276 in 127 at-bats. 

More News 07/24/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 07/20/2017 • by RotoWire Staff to action after 18 months out injured.The Dutch international had spent two-and-a-half years on loan at PSV Eindhoven in the Eredivisie. His last appearance, however, came in a 0-0 draw with Groningen on May 6 2018, as he skippered PSV to the title. 07/19/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 07/18/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 07/14/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 07/08/2017 • by RotoWire Staff

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goalkeeper Dean Henderson into a second season.He

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manager Terry Francona told MLB.com Sunday that injured setup man (elbow) “came through fine” in his throwing session over the weekend. Pestano is expected to throw off the mound Monday and remains optimistic about a May 17 return.

More News 07/06/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 03/19/2016 • by RotoWire Staff rmer Chelsea star Joe Cole says Tottenham were right to sack Mauricio Pochettino.Mourinho took over from Pochettino in November but has faced plenty of criticism for his performance to date, overseeing an FA Cup and Champions League last 16 exits in 02/05/2016 • by RotoWire Staff Arsenal loanee Eddie Nketiah has been praised by Leeds team-mate Illan Meslier.The 20-year-old has scored five goals in 12 appearances across all competitions.”We have a great relationship and I think elix.Wanted by Europe’s biggest clubs, Felix is in advanced talks with Atletico Madrid, which are willing to meet his €120m buyout clause.However, Estadio Deportivo says just a year ago he could’ve signed for Sevilla – and for just €1.5 MILLION!Fhe will be a great player in the future,” he told Goal.”He’s very strong, he’s fast, he finishes well. He’s a really good player who can go even higher.” 12/23/2015 • by RotoWire Staff 07/17/2015 • by Sean D’Oliveira 07/10/2015 • by Jason Lempert

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starter worked in and out of trouble Thursday night against the Angels, walking six batters and allowing four hits drid should stand by coach Zinedine Zidane.The Frenchman is under huge pressure after a poor start to the season and this week’s 3-0 humbling at Champions League opponents PSG.But Karanka, a former Real defender and also assistant coach to Jose Mouriin five innings but surrendering just two runs (one earne Mestre has eased talk of challenging Real Madrid for Manchester United star Paul Pogba.Pogba has been tipped to replace Ivan Rakitic in the Barcelona midfield.”Everyone likes Pogba,” Mestre said. “But not every player that we like comes to Barcelonad) in a no-decision. He struck out justliani is now working for little Monza.And he says: “Inter won the Treble in 2010, and the following year Milan won the Scudetto. Since then, there have been eight years of Juventus domination.“I hope the city of Milan can return to its golden era one and allowed a solo home run in the game.

Harrell is 3-3 with a 4.76 ERA, 1.76 WHIP and 28 walks in 44 1/3 innings this season.

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Rays’ pitching staff isn’t pitching like a typical Rays pitching staff

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On Monday night, the had a 7-0 lead after three innings. On Tuesday night, they had a 4-1 lead after six innings. They lost both games thanks to spectacular pitching collapses.

Entering Wednesday, the Rays had the fifth-worst ERA (4.44) and seventh-worst WHIP (1.33) in baseball this season. Last year they had the best ERA (3.19) and WHIP (1.17) in the game, both by a decent margin. The year before they had the eighth-best ERA (3.58) and second-best WHIP (1.22). Usually we talk about the Rays having one of the best pitching staffs in the game, not one the worst.

Perhaps the most amazing thing about the team’s pitching trouble is how nearly every single member of the staff is performing worse than they did a year ago. Here are the holdovers, the guys who pitched for the Rays in both 2012 and 2013:

2012-13 Rays Pitching StaffPitcher2012 ERA2012 WHIP2013 ERA2013 WHIPDavid Price2.561.106.251.48Alex Cobb4.031.252.791.19Jeremy Hellickson3.101.254.791.31Matt Moore3.811.351.951.05Fernando Rodney0.600.785.061.78Joel Peralta3.631.192.511.19Jake McGee1.950.8011.252.25Cesar Ramos2.100.975.631.63Kyle Farnsworth4.001.337.36United have made an opening offer of £35million to sign Dembele, according to reports in France.The former Celtic and Fulham striker has netted 23 times in Ligue 1 this season and has attracted attention from a number of top European teams.Ole Gunna2.32

Half the rotation and all but one reliever has pitched worse in 2013 than he did in 2012. In some cases — Rodney and McGee, specifically — a decline in performance was to be expected. Those two were outstanding last year and it would have been tough to repeat that success. Still, the decline has been drastic.

Cobb and Moore are pitching like aces so far, and I suspect Price will join them at some point. He’s simply way too good to pitch like he has over a full season. Unless he’s hurt, of courseire is optimistic about his relationship with Vimpard defended Mount at today’s Super Cup pre-match presser.He said, “I pick the best team to win the game, regardless of age. Mount deserves his chance on merit, I won’t fear to play young players. In terms of how we set up, I really liked some ofctor Lindelof.The centre-half duo successfully subdued Jamie Vardy in Saturday’s 1-0 win over Leicester City.”You have to realise partnerships are built on playing games and we have only had five games,. The entire staff has taken a step back, it seems. This looks more like a Devil Rays staff than a typical Rays staff.

Tampa entered Wednesday with a 14-18 record, good for fourth place in the AL East and 6 1/2 games back of the first place Red Sox. Their offense has been just fine so far (averaging 4.5 runs per game), but their pitching staff has been a huge disappointment. Strong pitching is the team’s trademark, and right now they are getting very little of that.

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Here we go again with first baseman . This guy is really prone to slow starts.

After another disappointing April, LaRoche is now a career .214 hitter during March/April games. The good news is that LaRoche usually heats up as we get deeper into the summer. LaRoche’s slash line in the first half — .244/.323/.436/.759 — pales in comparison to his slash line in the second half — .293/.353/.533/.886.

I get why Fantasy owners have been . First base is such a deep position that you don’t have to endure prolonged slumps at the position because you can usually find a viable replacement on your bench or waivers. But if you can afford to be patient with LaRoche, then the payoff should be huge down the road.

Just some other numbers to keep in mind. LaRoche has a , which is lower than his career .307 mark, per FanGraphs.com. You look at his batted ball and plate-discipline numbers and nothing really jumps out, so it seems the hits haven’t been falling for the veteran first baseman. But once they do, then LaRoche might be a player you keep in your lineup.

More News 03/18/2016 • by RotoWire Staff r United vice-chairman Ed Woodward is dithering over a deal for Sporting CP midfielder Bruno Fernandes.O Jogo says Woodward is hesitating on a deal to bring Fernandes to the club.The 24-year-old has impressed in the Portuguese Primeira Liga this seas 03/15/2016 f facing Watford.Palace sit in 12th place, nine points clear of Watford who have escaped the dreaded bottom three on goal difference alone. But Hodgson is all too aware that a run of results can have a iele Rugani.The Italian’s agent confirmed Rugani was looking at his options after Juve’s recent acquisition of Dutch phenom Matthijs De Ligt.The Gunners face competition from Roma and AC Milan for the 24-year-old’s signature, according to Calciomercahuge impact in an extremely congested Premier Le • by RotoWire Staff 03/11/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 03/10/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 03/07/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 03/07/2016 • by RotoWire Staff

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Coming into spring training, the main reason top prospect didn’t have a shot at making the major-league roster was because the went out and acquired Shin-So Choo in the offseason, leaving no openings in their outfield. Since then, they’ve lost starting left fielder Ryan Ludwick and his replacement, Chris Heisey, to injury. So wheeeeere’s Billy?

Stuck at Triple-A, unfortunately. He picked the worst possible time to go into an offensive funk, batting .205 in 88 at-bats. He’s still running like crazy, swiping 15 bags in 16 attempts, but the Reds aren’t going to break the seal on him, so to speak, until he’s proven he can hit Triple-A pitching.

Their best options in the meantime are journeyman Xavier Paul and third-tier prospect Donald Lutz, so Hamilton’s opportunity hasn’t quite passed him by. He’ll need to get hot this season after Manchester United were drawn against the Belgian side in the Europa League Round of 32.Brugge finished third in Group A of the Champions League behind Real Madrid and PSG.And Solskjaer is expecting a tough contest against Phllippe Csoon to make the most of it, though.

More News 03/27/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/07/2020 • by RotoWire Staff feu admits he couldn’t handle being dubbed ‘the new Messi’ at Barcelona.As a young player in the famed Barcelona academy he was often described as ‘the new Lionel Messi’, a tag he found intimidating. “I found out that being called the new Messi whe 11/01/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/28/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/28/2019 Theo Walcott has laughed off talk of leaving Everton this summer.The manager has recently been asked about the former England international’s future at Goodison Park and dismissed any talk of the winger being sold.And Walcott feels the same.He said: “You see, this is just rumours! Now, I’m thinking of a nice holiday!”I’m looking to get away, yes, but not what you’re thinking!” • by RotoWire Staff 09/28/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

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shortstop clubbed a pair of doubles while hitting out of the leadoff spoy bizarre fashion.Cantona, who was being honored for his achievements in the game and for his charity work, spoke about a range of issues.With the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in attendance, he spoke about sport, science and wars!He stt during Sunday’s 5-1 loss to the Phillies. eam-bonding dinner organised by Juan Mata and David de Gea.The Rochdale.html”>Daily MailRochdale.html”> says De Gea and Mata led some of theiMerih Demiral is a wanted man in England.Tuttosport says Arsenal and Manchester United are preparing to lock horns over the Turkey international.Juventus will cash in on the 21-year-old defender should a significant offer come in for the former Sassur team mates on a bonding night out following their uncomfortable Carabao Cup win over League One Rochdale onTejada, who was back atop the lineup after Mike Baxter served in that position the past two games, finished 2 for 3 with a walk.

His two doubles increased his total to seven on the season — the only extra-base hits he has recorded. Sunday marked the fourth time he hit from the No. 1 spot in the batting order and he improved his average to .307 from the position.

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Despite allowing three runs without recording an out during his latest outing Friday night against the Cardinals, starting pitcher ‘s place in the starting rotation appears to be safe. manager Clint Hurdle said the left-hander would throw a bullpen session Saturday after tossing just 17 pitches in his brief outing Friday night. “Too soon,” Hurdle told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review when asked if Sanchez would remain in the rotation moving forward.Sanchez was ejected in the first inning of the 9-1 loss to St. Louis after hitting Allen Craig in the helmet followiextremely happy for his ex-Chelsea teammates, who he still keeps in contact with today.The Ivory Coast international has blossomed at Sassuolo since leaving Chelsea, who he joined as an 11-year-old in 2008.Boga left Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2ng announce Mikel Arteta as their new manager before their next game.The Gunners are set to play against Everton in the Premier League at the weekend.If talks between Arteta and defensive coach.Benitez says he’s always trying to find the “right balance”.He told AS: “Balance is key and to get the most out of your players, whether you want to win the Champions League or stay in the division.”It depends on the way that someone club officials, which includes director Josh Kroenke, are successful, he w back-to-back home runs by Matt Carpenter and Carlos Beltran.Sanchez, who saw his ERA balloon up to 12.71 following his latest outing, is slated to make his next start Wednesday at Milwaukee.

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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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The officially promoted pitcher from Triple-A Las Vegas Sunday to help their besieged bullpen. He took the roster spot of Aaron Laffey and is expected to be used as a long reliever with New York.

“Robert’s been throwing the ball very well down there,” Mets manager Terry Colr in t interest in wantaway Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud.Garcia agrees with OL president Jean-Michel Aulas’ pursuit of the veteran centre-forward, who has admitted he’s likely to leave Stamford Bridge next month.L’Equipe says Garcia tried to sign Giroud heir African Cup of Nations opener.The midfielder hadn’t featured since limping out of the 3-0 defeat to Barcelona on May 1.Keita was expected to miss the tournamobbs has spoken about the help he received from fellow Arsenal player Rob Holding during her injury recovery.Both players suffered serious knee injuries last term, keeping them out for the entire campaign.It caused Nobbs to miss the World Cup with thent entirely, however, a speedy recovery led him to feature against Nicolas Dupuislins told ESPN.com Sunday. “So we’re gonna give him a shot.”

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outfielder is getting a lot of playing time with the club.

Young was acquired in the offseason, adding to the team’s abundance of talent in the outfield. There was some question over how much Young would play, but he’s been a fixture in the lineup since April 7. Young hasn’t produced but has shown an ability to add power and speed in a full-time role. His batting average will alwa playing return.Pogba, who has not played since September 30, is rehabilitating from an ankle injury and has spent time in Miami this month.The central midfielder drew criticism from supporters this week after a video emerged of him playing basketbaays be poor based on his high strikeout rate.

More News 08/14/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 08/03/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 08/01/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 08/01/2018 • by RotoWire Staff Divock Origi as a “starter” for manager Jurgen Klopp.Indeed, Heskey believes Klopp will buy a new striker to add greater competition to his start front three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.He told Gentingbet: “He’ll just add one or 07/06/2018 opportunity to sign Maxi Gomez from Celta Vigo, according to Sky Sports. The two clubs were unable to agree upon a payment plan for the Uruguayan’s 44.5m release clause.La Liga rules state release clauses must be paid in full at the competition’s hea • by RotoWire Staff 07/04/2018 • by RotoWire Staff

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The  avoided using reliever  in Wednesday’s game at Detroit due to a tender triceps, the National Post reports. Toronto skipper John GibbonRodgers is a key reason for his great season.The defensive midfielder has been among the most impressive players for the Foxes in the Premier League.They find themselves in an unlikely top four position with more than half the season completed.23-yeas said Santos would have pitched in the eighth inning had he been available. 

Santos said he was not feeling too great Monday, but felt OK for this game. Still, he should be considered day-to-day. 

More News 11/02/2015 • by RotoWire Staff 06/21/2015 • by Sean D’Oliveira elder Aaron Ramsey was ecstatic after helping his nation through to Euro 2020 this week and the feeling must have been extra special after experiencing the heartbreak of missing out on the World Cup last year.The former Arsenal star scored both goals 06/19/2015 • by Marty Gitlin 06/13/2015 • by Ruben Palacios Tottenham forward Son Heung-min is to self-isolate in line with national guidelines regarding the spread of coronavirus when he returns to the UK from South Korea.Spurs say he will follow “government advice” and stay indoors as a precaution upon his return. 05/27/2015 • by Michael Hurcomb 04/24/2015 • by Marty Gitlin

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closer nailed down his third save to start the season Saturday at home against the Mariners. Reed went 1-2-3 in the ninth. 

Finishing his outing with two strikeouts, Reed needed just 14 pitches — 10 strikes — to finish off the Mariners. Reed has earned a save in all three Chicago wins this season and has yet to give up a hit with just one walk allowed. He has three strikeouts. 

More News 05/22/2019 • by RotoWire Staff end Shearer says Guendouzi was a “warrior” in midfield with his team down to 10 men.On Match of the Day, he said: “When you consider they went down to 10 men, the change in attitude was incredible. “Guendouzi was magnificent in the second half, they midfielder will reach the half century mark if he appears in Thursday’s Euro2020 qualifier with Switzerland in Dublin.Speaking of the milestone, Hendrick said: “I always say as a kid my dream was to pull on the Ireland jersey and play for my country 05/16/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 05/06/2019 • by RotoWire Staff Fabio Capello has spoken of trying to sign Barcelona star Lionel Messi for Juventus.Capello admits Juve made their attempt when Messi was 16.”There are categories and he, (Diego) Maradona and Pelé fall within that of geniuses, those who invent thing 04/14/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 04/08/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 03/27/2019 • by RotoWire Staff