Marc Krauss

#611B,
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 245
Bat: L
Throw: R
Born:
College: Ohio
Birth Place: Deshler, Ohio
Draft: 2009 2nd round by the
  • Chili Davis: Red Sox hitters' lack of strikeouts not by design
    CSNNE.com

    Chili Davis: Red Sox hitters' lack of strikeouts not by design

    BOSTON - The Red Sox aren’t hitting for power as much as they’re expected to and they’re striking out less than anyone. Far less.   So, maybe they should just swing harder?    It’s not that simple, considering they have the second-best batting average in the majors, .271, and the third-best on-base percentage, .342.   Entering Thursday, the Sox had 300 strikeouts, 34 fewer than the 29th team on the list, the Mets. (The Mets have also played 34 games, while the Sox have already played 36.)   In April, when this trend was already evident, Red Sox hitting coach Chili Davis was asked if the lack of strikeouts were by design.   “I don’t think it’s purposeful,” Davis said. “But that can be a good thing

  • TC's decisions are frustrating some in the team's front office
    SNY

    TC's decisions are frustrating some in the team's front office

    The way Terry Collins has been handling the bullpen is frustrating some people in the team's front office, sources recently told NY Post reporter Joel Sherman. Sherman's colleague, Mike Puma, was told by sources that Sandy Alderson is specifically irked by... 1) Refusing the front office's request to keep Tommy Milone from facing the opposing batting order a third time during his first first start with the team. 2) Not pulling Matt Harvey early during his first game back from suspension so the pitcher would be guaranteed of leaving the game with positive results. 3) Continuing to play Curtis Granderson in the outfield over T.J. Rivera.Collins (10) stands in the dugout at Nationals Park. Mandatory

  • In a baseball backwater, Ngoepe found a field and a dream
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    In a baseball backwater, Ngoepe found a field and a dream

    The clubhouse was Gift Ngoepe's home, an equipment storeroom his bedroom. The field, where the beginnings of his road to baseball history started, was his backyard. Never mind that Ngoepe's field of dreams was a bit patchy. Never mind that there was no home run fence. And never mind that the Randburg Mets' park is hidden away on the northern outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa, where baseball is as obscure a sport as you could imagine. "I rolled out of bed and was on first base," said Ngoepe, now an infielder with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Ngoepe made history last month when he ran out for Pittsburgh against the Chicago Cubs, the first African to play Major League Baseball. To do it, he turned