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Yu Darvish Narrows List Of Potential Suitors

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Free agent starting pitcher Yu Darvish will reportedly choose between five… or maybe six teams when deciding who he will pitch for in 2018 and beyond.

Max Wildstein of the Sporting News tweeted this on Wednesday night:

Darvish himself, then, quoted the tweet adding this:

Many believe that the “mystery team” is the Dodgers with whom Darvish spent part of last season.

The right-handed pitcher has spent the majority of his major league career with the Rangers before being shipped to Los Angeles at the trade deadline.

Although he struggled in the playoffs and World Series, Darvish remains one of the most coveted free agent pitchers. These tweets give us a better idea of who could land the All-Star.

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Tigers Acquire Nolan Blackwood

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The Detroit Tigers have acquired right-hander Nolan Blackwood from Oakland Athletics, per a club announcement, although the Tigers have not yet decided yet whether or not to receive a player-to-be-named-later or cash considerations in the return of trade, according to San Francisco Chronicle’s Susan Slusser.

Blackwood is one of the two players to be named later in the who teams’ completed Mike Fiers trade earlier this season.

Blackwood, 23, has been with the Athletics’ organization since they drafted with the 14th pick in the 2016 draft.

 

 

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Red Sox Place Chris Sale On DL

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The Boston Red Sox have placed starting pitcher, and Cy Young Award candidate, Chris Sale on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to August 15th, as the hurler is dealing with mild inflammation in his pitching shoulder, prompting the move.

Sale was previously on the disabled list, with the same issue, back on July 31st, which makes this tenure a bit alarming.

In a corresponding move, Boston recalled right hander Brandon Workman from Triple-A Pawtucket

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Indians’ Trevor Bauer Out 4-6 Weeks with Stress Fracture

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Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer will miss four to six weeks due to a stress fracture in his right leg.

Bauer had been putting in a stellar season, with a 12-6 record to go along with a 2.22 ERA, and he is one of the leading candidates for the American League Cy Young award. The loss of Bauer for any stretch of time, especially for this time frame, will be an incredible blow to the Indians moving forward.

Bauer could return during the regular season in mid-to-late September.

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