The Cubs believe Kris Bryant won't miss a prolonged period of time after he suffered a sprained left little finger that forced him to leave the Chicago Cubs' game against the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday. The Cubs say X-rays on Bryant were negative. "I think he's doing fine," said manager Joe Maddon.
Bartolo Colón made his debut with the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night, and while the start did not end well, it did get off to an impressive start against Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees. The 44-year-old Colón was released earlier this month by the Atlanta Braves and picked up by the Twins, the tenth team the pitcher affectionately known as "Big Sexy" has started a game for. In the first inning, Colón went 1-2-3 against the Yankees and the highlight was this nasty two-seam fastball.
On a team where it’s said everyone is fair game for a trade, some players are more easily moved than others. J.D. Martinez is gone. Alex Avila and Justin Wilson seem the next most likely candidates to be moved. But no single player has had more frustrating trade rumors than Tigers’ ace Justin Verlander. First it sounded like the team was listening on him, but wanted a trading partner to take on all of his contract, then there were the limitations of his no-trade clause to consider. There are certainly a lot of factors stacked against Detroit when it comes to moving Verlander: his unimpressive 2017 season, his age, his hefty price tag. Still, he’s a two-time Cy Young winner, an All-Star, and a