Posts Tagged Sports transactions

No perfect bullpen strategy, but depth, flexibility help

In this Sept. 25, 2014, file photo, Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Joe Nathan throws against the Minnesota Twins in the the ninth inning of a baseball game in Detroit. When the Tigers signed Nathan before the 2014 season, they expected baseball’s active saves leader to simply keep rolling. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

DETROIT (AP) — When the Detroit Tigers signed Joe Nathan before the 2014 season, they expected baseball’s active saves leader to simply keep rolling. After a few too many bad outings, they traded for a backup plan in Joakim Soria, widely considered the top reliever on the market.

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NL teams experimenting with pitchers hitting 8th

Arizona Diamondbacks' Chip Hale (3) takes the baseball from pitcher Jeremy Hellickson after pulling him from a baseball game during the fifth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Sunday, April 26, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Amid a testy start to the season — looking at you, Bryan Price; also you, Royals, White Sox and Athletics — comes a bit of managerial creativity sure to put a smile on the face of any innovative Strat-O-Matic player.

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Royals OF Cain thinks bad blood with White Sox is over

CHICAGO (AP) — Kansas City outfielder Lorenzo Cain is ready to move on after the Royals brawled with the Chicago White Sox in the series opener on Thursday night.

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Gordon makes spectacular catch in Royals’ loss to White Sox

Kansas City Royals' Alex Gordon, right, watches his two-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Chicago on Sunday, April 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

CHICAGO (AP) — Alex Gordon knew exactly what was going to happen when he hustled over to make a play on Micah Johnson’s foul liner. And he went all out for it anyway.

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Garcia leads White Sox past Royals in suspended game

Chicago White Sox's Tyler Flowers, right, celebrates with first base coach Daryl Boston after hitting an one-run single against the Kansas City Royals during the sixth inning of a baseball game on Sunday, April 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

CHICAGO (AP) — David Robertson threw the first pitch of the afternoon and the last one. And the Chicago White Sox hoped it would go that way on one strange Sunday.

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