The New York Mets will promote former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow from Class A Columbia to Class A Advanced St. Lucie on Sunday. St. Lucie is the Mets' third-highest ranked minor league affiliate. The 29-year-old Tebow is batting .222 with three home runs, 23 RBIs, a .311 on-base percentage and a .340 slugging percentage in 63 games for the Columbia Fireflies.
Matt Chapman's first stint with the A's was cut short by a left knee infection. The highly-touted third baseman was placed on the disabled list on Thursday and admitted to a hospital for treatment. He's been receiving antibiotics via intravenous. Prior to Sunday's series finale in Chicago, manager Bob Melvin was asked about Chapman's status. "Our hope is that he gets out [of the hospital] today. I know he's making significant strides. This has been really good for him, the drip of the antibiotics as opposed to the oral antibiotics he was taking," Melvin told reporters in Chicago. "I know once he gets out of there, they want to make sure there's no complications, so we're probably being a little
Sonny Gray's name will be a popular one again around the trade deadline. Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports The Boston Red Sox are eyeing starting pitching, with a young right-hander firmly on their radar. According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, the Red Sox have been scouting Oakland Athletics starter Sonny Gray and maintain serious interest in him. It is unclear if this is a top priority — the Red Sox would doubtlessly prefer to avoid giving up prospects when they’ve already invested in putting Chris Sale, David Price, and Rick Porcello into their rotation — but it sounds like there is, at minimum, clear interest. Gray is coming off a down 2016 and, while his 4.45 ERA isn’t much to look at, his