The Reds announced earlier that they plan to extend the protective netting at Great American Ball Park in time for Opening Day next season. You can add the Padres and Mariners to what will surely be a growing list. In an effort to better protect
Orioles closer Zach Britton is likely done for the remainder of the 2017 season after receiving a stem cell injection in his left knee, Peter Schmuck and Jon Meoli of the Baltimore Sun report. Britton has been battling knee problems for most of the season. The Orioles are still technically in the AL Wild Card race, entering play Thursday 5.5 games behind the Twins for the second Wild Card slot. With only nine games remaining, however, the 73-80 Orioles are likely being realistic about their chances and not taking any unnecessary risks with Britton. Britton, 29, put up a 2.89 ERA with 15 saves and a 29/18 K/BB ratio in 37 1/3 innings this season. He will be eligible for arbitration for the fourth
Good morning, folks... The Texas Rangers beat the Seattle Mariners, 4-2, yesterday, completing a sweep in Seattle, getting Texas back to .500, and keeping the team on the fringes of the playoff hunt. Levi Weaver has a game story from yesterday’s remarkable victory. Evan Grant has his “Instant Replay” from yesterday’s win. Carlos Gomez was back in the lineup yesterday, but still may not play every day going forward because of his bad ankle. Jeff Wilson has his “Rangers Reaction” from yesterday’s victory. Cole Hamels going deep was important because neither Jake Diekman nor Alex Claudio were available yesterday. Texas is hoping for a strong finish from a pen that has been up and down all season.