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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.

CBSSpots.com’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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d his time working with Leicester City ace James M

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fender Kevin Danso on a season-long loan.Danso, who was born to Ghanaian parents in Austria, but moved to England when he was six, came through the academy system at MK Dons, before moving to Augsburg in 2014.He made his debut for the Bundesliga club

starter and his wife are expecting to become parents for the first time shortly, MASNSports.com reports Wednesday. Gonzalez leave when the time comes. 

Gonzalez recently r Monaco midfielder Cesc Fabregas has published a clip of buying former Chelsea teammate Willy Caballero a Range Rover after being outdone in a penalty contest.The incident was originally recalled by former PSG goalkeeper Marcin Bulka, now of PSG.Fabreturned from the disabled list and has pitched to two no-decisions since his return. He’s allowed three runs on nine hits and three walks over 12 2/3 innings with 12 Ks over that span. Gonzalez is still on track to start Friday against Detroit. 

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n new contract talks with Matteo Guendouzi.Gazzett

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outfielder slid into the leadoff spot Thursday against the Twins, in place of Norichika lled up to the Wales squad.Aaron Ramsey has been ruled out of the Wales squad for matches against Azerbaijan and Belarus, with United youngster Levitt drafted in as his replacement.The Football Association of Wales announced the news of Ramsey’s withAoki, who is in the midst of a 2-for-26 slump.Gomez has started at least a game in every spot in the lineup. He is hitting .330 with a .372 on-base percentage in 50 games. He told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel he would .”I feel pretty good there,” Gomez said. “It’s fun. I know I’m going to have a lot of people on base. If I lead off, I have [Jonathan] Lucroy behioan Arsenal striker grabbed the winner against Blackpool on the weekend.”His finish was well taken and composed but it was his first touch which set it up for him,” explained Appleton to weareimps.com.”The combination we saw between Tyler (Walker) annd me, and he hits the ball to all fields really good. He can move me around. Then whoever’s in the seventh spot — Rickie [Weeks], Yuniesky [Betancourt] — can bring me in. If I hit fifth, Ryan [Braun], [Aramis] Ramirez and [Jean] Segura are on base a lot. Plus, I can use my speed to steal bases.”

More News ona coach succeeds David Gallego, who was sacked yesterday.Machin said at his presentation: “Thank you for the confidence shown and for the love that I am already feeling in these hours and I will surely be reciprocal with the fans. “I come to a hist 01/17/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 07/04/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 06/30/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 06/24/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 06/22/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 06/21/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

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outfielder got the Mariners off to a good start Monday against the Padres, as he clubbed a soleir support of coach Marcelino.Marcelino survived intense sack talk in January to lead VCF to Champions League qualification and the Copa.Alemany said, “It’s a bet of the club, of everything (in reference to the continuity of Marcelino). I am very hao home run to lead off the game. Bay ultimately went 1 for 4 in the game with a walk and two runs scored in a 9-0 win.

Bay is now hitting .245 on the season, witanta just weeks into his contract.The 34-year-old was a free agent after leaving Fenerbahce in the summer and put pen to paper on a one-year deal at the Serie A club on August 9.According to many reports in Italy, Skrtel has decided to end his currenh five home runs and 12 RBI in 102 at-bats. His .786 on-base plus slugging percentage is his best mark since 2009. 

Despite Bay providing an unexpected boost, the team is , as Bay has a big-time platoon split. Bay has a .954 on-base plus slugging percentage against left-rpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has won an England recall.The Sun reports the Liverpool star is finally back to full fitness after seeing last campaign wrecked by a knee ligament injury.And he has been drafted straight back into the Three Lihanded pitchers, but that number tumbles to .588 against righties.

“I think we want to put everybody into a position to succeed,” manager Eric Wedge told the Seattle Times Tuesday. “Obviously, I like him better against left-handers, but I like the way he competes against righthanders. He’s getting better and better with that.”

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

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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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atic victory at Aston Villa.Sadio Mane was the her

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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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ne promise to Frank Lampard as he prepares to take

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third baseman hit 20 home runs in 567 plate appearances in 2012. This season, he has yet to hit his first after 79 plate appearances.

Hitting .208/.278/.250, Freese has really struggled at home where he’s season.Lichtsteiner, who joined the Gunners on a free from Juventus last year, has started only 19 times in all competitions this season and has become frustrated with a lack of game time.”I see it being quite difficult to stay but we are going to s4 for 25. The Cardinals kick off a 10-game homestand Friday against the Rockies.

More News 10/12/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 10/03/2019 ex Oxlade-Chamberlain is backing former teammate Philippe Coutinho for success with Bayern Munich.Barcelona midfielder Coutinho joined Bayern Munich on a season-long loan on Monday, with the German club having the option to sign him permanently there • by RotoWire Staff 10/03/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/04/2019 coach Peter Krawietz on victory at Chelsea.Trent Alexander-Arnold thumped home the opener after a well-worked free-kick that involved Mohamed Salah rolling the ball into the path of the young defender.The Reds extended their advantage when Alexander • by RotoWire Staff 09/02/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/01/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

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l says keeping Macclesfield Town in the Football L

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starter entered Wednesday’s outing at Tampa Bay.Wilson this week left his director of football operations role at Saints to join Rangers.Saints boss Hasenhuttl said: “It was surprising for sure.”What I can say is that I had a very good relationship with him and I liked to work with him. He is a f coming off leaving a start against the Mariners early due to a forearm issue. He had an even shorter evening against the Rays, though it wasn’t due to injury. Romero, making justing CP midfielder Bruno Fernandes has told friends he’s desperate to join Manchester United.Record says personal terms have already been agreed with the 25-year-old, who is equally desperate to complete his move to the Premier League, having seen a s his second start since being recalled from the minors, only managed to retire one batter in his performance Wednesday. Given a 2-0 lead when Edwin Encarnacion homered in the top of the firn at deadlock.The Chelsea-news-Tammy-Abraham-contract-talks-stall-key-decision” target=”_blank”>Daily Express says Chelsea are keen to tie Abraham down on a new long-term deal after the striker successfully made the jump up the first team this seasonst, Romero gave up three earned runs on four hits and two walks and was removed after recording just one out. Things could have been worse, but reliever Edgar Gonzalez managed to work out of the bases-loaded jam he inherited. Romero needed 29 pitches to retire one batter and he was far too hittable as 16 went for strikes. After two outings, Romero is 0-2 and has thrown 4 1/3 innings, giving up six runs for an ERA of 12.46. If Toronto chooses to give him another start, it would come Tuesday against San Francisco.

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James has revealed he’s playing for his idol in F

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outfielder launched his fourth home run of the season during Tuesday’s contest against the Orioles.Gordon took Brian Matusz deep for a two-run home run to tie the game in the seventh inning. He added a single and finished 2 for 4 with a run scored and two RBI in a Tottenham as historic.Bayern thrashed their Champions League opponents 7-2 in London last night.Rummenigge declared: “Our team has written some history. I would like to congratulate the coaching team with Niko (Kovac) on top and also the entire team 4-3 defeat.Gordon has gone 3 for 15 with two runs scored and four RBI in his last three games played. He has a .313 /.338/.484 line with four homers and 22 RBI in 128 at-bats.

More News 03/22/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 01/22/2020 • by RotoWire SFormer Manchester United winger Willie Morgan has dismissed the impact of Harry Maguire’s arrival.Morgan says he is not an improvement on the previous defenders at the club.“We’ve got the worst defence in the league,” he told Love Sport radio.“The new defenders have made no difference.“They needed a clear out when Ole came. That was the whole reason for bringing him in.“But all he’s done is compound it.“His buys have not been good. The Everton striker Moise Kean has hit out at his doubters.After a tough start on Merseyide, Kean’s father has stated in recent weeks that he shouldn’t have left Italy and that he ought to return.But yesterday, Kean took to Instagram and posted the following on his Stories:”Don’t talk about my life when yours is not an example. I don’t fear difficult moments. The best comes from there. “Thank you.”centre half is no different to the ones we already have. Maguire has done nothing.”taff 10/31/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/22/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/15/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/12/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

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ove to play under Manchester City boss Pep Guardio

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For a while there, ‘s hot spring, when he hit six home runs in 43 at-bats, o has hit out at the management of his old club.Roma are now rebuilding with new coach Paulo Fonseca.Cassano stated: “I am fond of Roma, but the biggest problem is (President James) Pallotta, along with (director Guido) Fienga and (consultant Franclooked like smoke and mirrors, and it may well have been a case of him excelling in less-than-legitimate competition. But at least now, there’s room for debate again. He’s batting .389 (14 for 36) with six doubles and a homer during a nine-game hitting streak.

At age 25, he isn’t a lost cause offensively. He had an .830 OPS over his final 61 games last year and comes with a top-prospect pedigree, having been selected 10th overall by the in 2008. But just because he can hit doesn’t mean he’ll hit well enough or consistently enough to factor in Fantasy.

I have my doubts, which is , but in leagues where every team starts two catchers, I’d be tempted to add him just to see where this latest streak goes.

More News 03/21/2020 • by RotoWire Staff r of Neymar has defended the PSG star after his latest controversial interview.Speaking on Saturday, Neymar admitted Barca’s famous Champions League fight-back against PSG was one of the greatest moments in his career. His comments coming amid talk o 02/16/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 01/03/2020 • by RotoWire Staff o Paratici admits they’re delighted with the early impact of Matthijs de Ligt.De Ligt is beginning to impress since his summer arrival from Ajax.Paratici said, “We have always had an eye on this type of purchases. “I think of (Paul) Pogba, (Kingsley) 09/30/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/01/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 08/11/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

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ise for his antics in victory over AC Milan.Ronald

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starting pitcher (elbow) was removed from his rehab start from Triple-A Indianapolis due to tightness in his right shoulder, the team announced. Morton, who is working his back from Tommy John surgery, will head back to Pittsburgh to be re-evaluated. He was slated to rejoin the team’s starting rotation on May 14 against the Brewers.

More News 04/07/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/07/2020 • by RotoWire Staff Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has admitted his admiration for Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne.The England international has been reinvented as a central midfielder under Jurgen Klopp.And he’s cited City man De Bruyne as someone he looks up to.As 02/26/2020 llini has missed all but one game of the season so far, but Sarri says the 35-year-old is close to a comeback.“We are on schedule after his surgery, at the moment he is training with the group,” said Sarri.“He is important for us, as far as playi • by RotoWire Staff ed with the form of on-loan Everton fullback Jonjoe Kenny.The 22-year-old has featured in all three league matches for his new club so far this term and marked his third start with an impressive goal in a 3-0 home win over Hertha Berlin.”He played ag 02/21/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 10/09/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/29/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

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Ryan Kent says he was lied to by Liverpool over hi

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starting pitcher was roughed up during Monday’s series opener against the Rockies. Lilly, who made his second start, allowed five runs (four earned) on eight hits over just three innings. The left-hander surrendered two long balls during his brief outing — bbeing a title challenger.Arsenal, who are currently 10th in the league, last won the title in 2004 and have fallen behind their top-four rivals in recent seasons, failing to qualify for the Champions League in each of the last three.”I don’t think thoth in the first inning, including a solo shot r City boss Brendan Rodgers has explained leaving Celtic last season.The Northern Irishman secured back-to-back trebles in his first two campaigns at Parkhead and laid the groundwork for a third before he derenchman starred in Sunday’s 4-0 win over Chelsea, but said after the game that there was still a question mark over his future.And Ince said the club should think about selling the World Cup winner if he really wants to join Real Madrid.Speaking to parted for Leicester in February this year.off the bat of Dexter Fowler. Wilin Rosario added a three-run blast later in the frame, giving the Rockies an early 4-0 lead. Lilly was pulled after throwing 71 pitches — 48 strikes — and finished with two walks and two strikeouts, while falling to 1-1 with a 5.63 ERA. The veteran will look to get back on track when he faces the Giants Sunday night at San Francisco. Lilly is 0-2 with a 9.67 ERA in his last two starts at AT&T Park.

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MRI shows only triceps inflammation for Blue Jays’ Josh Johnson

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right-hander hopes to rejoin the rotation late next week after an MRI showed only inflammation in his right triceps. He was as a precaution.

“Just a little tiny bit of inflammation, and that’s it. All good news,” said Johnson to reporters on Saturday afternoon. He will play catch on Sunday and Monday before any plans for his return to the rotation are finalized.

Johnson, 29, is 0-1 with a 6.86 ERA in four starts for Toronto this year. The Blueison is determined not to let his success go to his head.Maddison is confident his family will keep him in line.He told the Daily Mail: “I would never want to come across as arrogant because I wasn’t brought up that way and my mum would be the first Jays acquired him from the Marlins this past offseason as part of the 12-player blockbuster trade. They’re stuck in the AL East cellar at 9-15 going into Saturday’s play.

Johnson has a history of arm trouble, specifically Tommy John surgery and shoulder inflammation. This is thnew contract talks.The Ghanaian midfielder, whose current deal comes to an end in June 2023, expressed his desire to stay at Los Rojiblancos.”My agent is talking to [Atletico Madrid],” he told Onda Madrid.”Sometimes we know that we don’t always have e first time that he has had a problem with his triceps as a big leaguer.

Left-hander e Year.It is the first time the Liverpool star has won the award.Mane helped Liverpool win their sixth Champions League title last season, as well as a second-place finish in the Premier League.He also led Senegal to the final of the African Cup of Nstarted in place of Johnson on Friday and allowed two runs on five walks and two hits in 2 2/3 innings against the Yankees.

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g his Premier League debut in defeat to Liverpool

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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