January 26, 2014
The Phillies and Ben Revere agreed on a one-year, $1.95 million contract Friday to avoid arbitration. He was the team's final unsigned arbitration-eligible player. Revere, 25, will play center field for the Phillies in 2014 after an injury-shortened 2013 season. He hit .305 with a .691 OPS, which was impressive, given a horrific April that relegated him to the bench for almost a week. The Phillies want to see improvement in Revere's defense, which was heralded upon his arrival, but shaky in reality.
October 16, 2013 |
Hollis Thompson is chasing an uncertain NBA dream. The forward, who spent last season in the NBA Development League, wants to at least leave a positive impression with the 76ers during his bid to make their 15-man roster. But the 6-foot-8, 206-pounder out of Georgetown is a long shot to make even this youthful and inexperienced team. It's hard to deny, however, that he is playing well. Thompson scored 13 points in 28 minutes over his last two games before Monday's preseason contest against the Brooklyn Nets at the Wells Fargo Center.
April 6, 2012 |
As of Thursday, the Kansas City Royals had the youngest opening-day roster in Major League Baseball, with an average age of 27 years and 155 days, according to Stats L.L.C. The Houston Astros were the youngest in the National League, at 27 years and 301 days. Those baby 'Stros were closely followed by the Atlanta Braves: 28 years and 99 days. The oldest MLB roster? That would be those New York Yankees (31 and 222 days) - and that's not even counting Andy Pettitte, who will be 40 in June.
September 19, 2012
Toronto shortstop Yunel Escobar was suspended for three games Tuesday by the Blue Jays for wearing eye-black displaying a homophobic slur written in Spanish during a game last weekend against Boston. Escobar apologized to his team and "to all those who have been offended" for what he said was meant to be "just a joke. " Escobar insisted the word is often used within teams and by Latinos and "I didn't see it as something bad. " The suspension was to have started Tuesday night.
July 8, 2012 |
LAS VEGAS - The 76ers' Andre Iguodala, along with Blake Griffin and James Harden, was chosen Saturday to complete the roster for the U.S. Olympic basketball team. They earned the final three spots that opened after a rash of injuries knocked out at least four players who would have been on the team. They beat out Eric Gordon, Rudy Gay, and No. 1 draft pick Anthony Davis of New Orleans, who couldn't scrimmage last week because of a sprained ankle. Also heading to London for the defending gold medalists are: LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Deron Williams, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Tyson Chandler, and Kevin Love.
August 30, 2011 |
CINCINNATI - The way Ruben Amaro Jr. sees it, his current 25 players are plenty energized for a stretch of 33 games in 31 days that began here Monday. Two days without baseball in Ohio were more than enough motivation for a return to the field. And even with the option to acquire outside help by Wednesday's waiver deadline and Thursday's expansion of rosters, Amaro expects no changes to his roster. The Phillies will not work a trade before Wednesday because the players who cleared waivers were owed too much money and the players the Phillies desired never made it to them on the waiver wire.
March 27, 2014 |
TAMPA, Fla. - The Phillies will not face Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish when the teams open their season Monday in Arlington, Texas. Darvish was scratched from the start because of a stiff neck and is likely to begin the season on the disabled list. Darvish went 16-9 with a 3.90 ERA last season, finishing second in the American League Cy Young Award race. The Rangers have not named his replacement, but Martin Perez (10-6, 3.60) is a candidate. Bound for triple A David Buchanan, who has a 2.25 ERA this spring, was told he would not make the opening-day roster, but he will fly north with the Phillies for exhibition games with Pittsburgh on Friday and Saturday at Citizens Bank Park.
February 18, 2014 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - When he walked into the clubhouse for the first time yesterday morning, Bobby Abreu came in with an arm interlocked with Jimmy Rollins. When he returned to the home clubhouse at Bright House Field following his workout since rejoining the Phillies, Abreu walked side by side with Rollins and Marlon Byrd. Teammates a decade earlier, Abreu, Byrd and Rollins are together again as the Phillies attempt to bounce back from back-to-back underwhelming seasons and return to contention.
March 17, 2012 |
Out of the race to nab Peyton Manning, the Arizona Cardinals are moving on with quarterback Kevin Kolb. The former future of the Eagles remained on the Arizona roster at a 4 p.m. deadline Friday, ensuring him a $7 million roster bonus that the team would not have paid if they had landed Manning. Coach Ken Whisenhunt issued a statement acknowledging that "acquiring Peyton Manning is no longer an option for us. " Also on Friday, the Cardinals agreed to terms on a five-year contract for offensive tackle Levi Brown, who had been released by Arizona on Tuesday in a salary cap move.
December 12, 2011 |
While much of the speculation about the Union's next homegrown player has centered on teen forward Christian Hernandez, a league source confirmed to the Daily News that the Union has selected midfielder Jimmy McLaughlin as its next young star. According to the source, the Union is expected to make the announcement later today and will bypass today's Stage 2 of MLS' entry draft. McLaughlin, 18, is the Union's second homegrown player; Upper Dublin's Zach Pfeffer was announced last December.