Connect with us

National League

Ryan Howard Announces Retirement

Published

on

Ryan Howard, who has not played this season following 13 seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies, has officially announced his retirement, in a post he penned for The Player’s Tribune.

Howard was the National League’s Rookie of the Year in 2005 and was voted its Most Valuable Player in 2006, but he was never the same after tearing his left Achilles tendon in the 2011 National League Division Series following an impressive 102-60 season for Philly.

Howard signed a five-year, $125M contract extension with the Phillies back in 2010, but the flaws in his game became more obvious following the deal.

 

 

 

Continue Reading

National League

Mets Sign Ervin Santana

Published

on

The New York Mets have announced that they have come to terms with veteran right-hander Ervin Santana on a minor league contract.

The deal, which is pending a physical, will see Santana head to Port St. Lucie to being working towards his return to the majors.

Santana, 36, missed the majority of the 2018 season after undergoing surgery to repair a tendon in his right middle finger prior to the start of Spring Training, and leading the Minnesota Twins, his then-team, to decline a $14 million option on him back in November of 2018.

Prior to last season, Santana was a solid fixture in the Twins starting rotation for three seasons.

Continue Reading

National League

Pirates’ Corey Dickerson To Begin Rehab Assignment

Published

on

Corey Dickerson

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Corey Dickerson is expected to begin a rehab assignment with the team’s Triple A affiliate on Friday, according to an official team announcement.

Dickerson has been out of action with a shoulder strain since April 4th, leading to the team signing veteran outfielder Melky Cabrera, who has played well during his stint with the team.

The Pirates have seen strong play from their outfielders, both defensively and at the plate, so the pending return of Dickerson will further bolster what has become a strength of the team.

Continue Reading

Arizona Diamondbacks

Diamondbacks Promoting Kevin Cron

Published

on

Kevin Cron

The Arizona Diamondbacks are promoting corner infield prospect Kevin Cron to the major league level, according to 98.7 Arizona Sports’ John Gambadoro.

Cron, 26, is a former 1st round pick, and has been putting up some \monster numbers with Triple-A Reno.

Cron has hit 21 home runs so far this season, to lead all of Minor League Baseball.

Continue Reading

Trending