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Paulo Dybala is eager to hear from Manchester Uni

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second baseman homered and drove in two runs Wednesday against the Dodgers. Gyorko has hit safely in 9 of 10 games, batting .293 (12 for 41) with two doubles, two home runs, seven RBI and nine runs. 

Since May 14, Gyorko is batting .313 (26 for 83) with a .518 slugging percentage, four home runs, five doubles, 11 RBI and 19 runs in his last 21 games.

More News 03/22/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/18/2020 boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists he wasn’t playing media games regarding David de Gea’s fitness.De Gea came off with a muscle abductor problem in Spain’s European qualifier in Sweden on Tuesday and Solskjaer indicated on Wednesday he was out of the hibaut Courtois is delighted Eden Hazard is joi Park.After defeat against Wolves last time out, City produced a dominant display to ruthlessly dispatch a Palace side who came into the game in sixth place.Gabriel Jesus opened the scoring at Selhurst Park, netting his 50th goal for the Club with a ning him in Spain.Hazard has followed Courtois from Chelsea to Real this summer.And the Belgium international told Movistar: “I cannot wait for him to be with us. “His arrival is an important qualitative • by RotoWire Staff 01/10/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 11/03/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 08/18/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 08/17/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

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outfielder extended his hitting streak to eight games Saturday against the Mets — and he did it with a three-hit effort.

Coghlan picked up three singles in the game, going 3 for 4 with a pair of RBI in an 8-1 win. 

Coghlan has raised his batting average from .225 to .274 while starting each of the last nine games. 

More News Everton.The 19-year-old, signed from Juventus in the summer, made his second appearance for the Toffees in Saturday’s 1-0 win over Watford.”I am ambitious and I am with a club which wants to achieve big things in the future,” Kean told Everton’s offi 03/29/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 08/15/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 08/12/2017 ship Queens Park Rangers are keen to re-sign Burnley’s Nahki Wells on a permanent deal after the striker had his loan stay at Loftus Road cut short.The 29-year-old scored 15 goals in 29 appearances after joining the London side on a season-long deal • by RotoWire Staff 08/08/2017 is keen to hear from Arsenal, it has been revealed.The Arsenal-news-next-manager-Brendan-Rodgers-Leicester-dream-job-Unai-Emery-sack”>Daily Star says the Northern Irishman is amongst the candidates for the position but finds himself in third place wi • by RotoWire Staff 06/16/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 05/31/2017 • by RotoWire Staff

Right now, Nationals need Rendon more at second base than at third

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The ‘ original plan was that would solve their defensive problems at third base.

Right now, offense at second base is a bigger concern.

“Both are problems,” one Nationals-connected person said Saturday.

True, but you solve what you can, and in the short term having Rendon replace at second base is more realistic than having him replace at third.

Rendon , but the more significant news was that he’ll go from playing third base in Double-A to playing second base in Triple-A.

Asked how many days he’ll need there, the Nationals source said, “Not many.”

Espinosa was a favorite of both general manager Mike Rizzo and manager Davey Johnson, but his .401 OPS in May was the lowest of any major leaguer with 70 or more at-bats in the month. In his last 13 games, Espinosa has a .102 batting average with 21 strikeouts in 49 at-bats, one run scored and none driven in.

Rendon, meanwhile, had a 1.064 OPS in 33 games at Harrisburg. The 22-year-old Rendon, the Nationals’ first pick in the 2011 draft, was ranked by Baseball America as the 30th best prospect in baseball.

Zimmerman still leads all major-league third baseman with nine errors, eight of them throwing errors. His errors have already led to 12 unearned runs, and . But Zimmerman has just two errors in his last 19 games at third.

Besides, Zimmerman is a key part of the Nationals offense, and so is first baseman . It’s still likely that some time in the fun Kent going on loan this summer.The 22-year-old was impressive for Rangers last term, with the Scottish side hoping to renew that agreement.However, the Reds are only thinking about a permanent departure for Kent.Speaking about the winger’s loan movture, Zimmerman will move from third base to first (maybe even with Rendon replacing him at collapse at Watford.Villa suffered the reverse despite thricio Pochettino has dismissed talk of panic over their poor start to the season.Pochettino insists that Tottenham are not in crisis – not least because he does not understand the meaning of the word.”Crisis? Crisis means madness? What does it mean? e dismissal of Watford defender Adrian Mariappa with the score at 1-0.Asked why he looked so frustrated in the dugout, Smith said: “I was angry at my players, I was angry with them at half t third), but that can’t happen yet.

Rendon has played only five professional games at second base, all this season, but the feeling is that he can pick up the position quickly. It can’t hurt that Syracuse manager Tony Beasley was a second baseman in his playing days.

Possible blown call looms large in Dodgers win over Angels

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With one out in the eighth inning of the – game in Dodger Stadium on Monday night, sent a fly ball deep to right field. was on first base and was running with the pitch, so he was around second before having to turn back. On his way back to first base, he was called out after apparently being tagged by Dodgers first baseman .

Only it looks like Gonzalez missed him, and the Angels are livid.

Here’s the play in question, though MLB.com video doesn’t have the side angle available:

The Angels’ broadcafirmed Barcelona’s interest.Farinez is seen as a replacement for departing reserve keeper Jasper Cillessen at Barca.Father Luis Farinez confirmed that there has been contact with Barcelona.”I can confirm that there has been contact with Barcelona andst showed the play in slow motion multiple times, and it seemed pretty evident that Gonzalez missed Aybar. My guess is the only people who disagree didn’t see a good camera angle, really love the Dodgers or really hate the Angels.

“He got back to first base,” manager Mike Scioscia said (). “Unfortunately, we didn’t get the call.”

Home plate umpire Gary Darling, who had to sprint to first base and make the call, saw replays and didn’t change his mind, however.

“Still had no daylight,” Darling said ().

If Darling is being sincere, and I really hope he’s not lying just to save face, this is pretty surprising. As I said, multiple camera angles showed that the tag was missed. Regardless, it’s time to talk about replay again.

I believe most umpires would want replay to help them fix obviouder Giovanni Lo Celso.The Argentine, signed from Real Betis this past summernth.Saints’ players reported for duty at Staplewood last Monday but were then advised to train at home in light of prime minister Boris Johnson’s message to the UK. An update released by Saints said: “In light of the latest Premier League statement, has been out for two months with a hip injury.But manager Mauricio Pochettino confirmed on Monday that Lo Celso will be available for Wednesday’s Champions League clash wits mistakes. No one wants to be saddled with an awful call like Don Denkinger has been for nearly three decades. Remember how awful Jim Joyce felt when he cost Armando Galarraga a perfect game?

Then again, would replay have even helped here? Darling insists he got it right. Maybe he was trying to save face and he would have seen it differently if there were expanded replay. But this was a very important part of the game. The Angels ended up losing by one and should have had a runner on base with two outs and , and slated as the next three hitters.

Maybe the Dodgers would have retired Pujols and ended the game in similar fashion to what actually happened. Maybe the Angels would have tied it or taken the lead and the Dodgers would have come back to win, anyway. We’ll never know. And that, to me, is the problem here.

bian Delph after his blow-up on social media.The T

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manager Charlie Manuel told reporters before Wednesday’s start that was on the verge of a hot streak, but Hamels went out and allowed five runs in five innings of work to drop his record to 1-6.

Hamels is in the midst of a definite cold streak to open the season,. He has already matched his loss total from last season in just nine starts. His ugly record isn’t all the resh Albion defender Nathan Ferguson.The talented teenager is becoming a hot property in the English game.The Daily Mail says the 19-year-old is wanted by Spurs to fill their problem right back slot.It would be difficult for West Brom to resist any tranult of bad luck and poor run support either. His 4.61 ERA is a career-worst. Hamels is struggling with his control or the first time in his career, walking 3.81 batters per nine innings, while only striking out 7.46 per nine.

At this point, there do not appear to be any physical reasons for Hamels’ struggles. His average fastball velocity is sitting at 91.5 according to FanGraphs.com’s PITCHf/x data, actually an imerico Varandas, the Sporting CP president, has a plan. And it does involve Bruno Fernandes. But whether this scheme stretches to Manchester United… well, we’ll know more this week.Varandas was in London on Friday. As was his sporting director Hugo provement over the 2012 season, so it is not like we can poinhelsea.Speaking with RMC, the midfielder again offered hope to Real Madrid and Juventus before the closure of the summer market.”I always feel good when I play football,” Pogba said.”I am doing what I love, it is my job.”I will give my all each time t to some obvious mechanical flaw that is causing his pitches to lose their life. He is also throwing a similar proportion of his pitches inside the strike zone: 42.6 percent in 2013, 43.8 percent in 2012.

At least if he were struggling with his arm speed or showing a tendency away from pitching in the zone, we could try to diagnose what is wrong with Hamels. At this poi t, Fantasy owners simply have to hope that he is a few small corrections away from living up to his manager’s still-lofty expectations. 

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ed down an offer from Real Madrid.As Spurs prepare

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manager Mike Redmond said Wednesday that first bwatching Laporte’s progress since he was breaking through at Athletic Bilbao and believe they can tempt him back to Spain this coming summer.La Sexta says Barca management have the defender high on their shortlist of 2020 transfer targets and will keaseman will likely play a few more games in extended sprinn Bishop has spoken about his impressions of David De Gea and Sergve the dates of the Africa Cup of Nations.It has been confirmed that the Africa Cup of Nations will be played between January and February next year.The biannual tournament was moved to the summer months for the first time in its history last year, tio Romero.The 20-year-old goalkeeper joined in the January transfer window and penned a two and a half year contract.He has been training with the two first team keepers during the ming training before , the Miami Herald reports.

Morrison is expected to return to the Marlins lineup in early June.

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signing today.Wigan Athletic fullback Antonee Rob

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reliever has thrown five scoreless innings since being demoted to Triple-A Memphis. Manager Mike Matheny told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Tuesday that he has and the staff at Memphis since sending the right-hander down. “It sounds like he’s made some good mechanical adjustments,” Matheny said. “It looks like he’s in a real good spot.”Matheny added that Boggs should conManchester City boss Pep Guardiola insists he’s happy where he is.Guardiola has been linked with Juventus after it was confirmed Max Allegri is leaving at the end of the season.But he said: “I’m not going to Juventus or toallana admits he remains in the dark over plans for his future.Lallana is off contract in June, though has intimated he won’t seek a move away this month.He told talkSPORT: “It’s easy to keep working.“I’m enjoying playing for the best team in the w Italy. I have two more years here.”I’m not going to move, I’m satisfied here,rm futures of two of their main stars.David de Gea only has a year remaining on his contract and talks thus far have suggested that he could be ready to make a move to PSG. Meanwhile, Marcus Rashford is yet to sign a new deal with the club.Juan Mata I’m not going anywhere.”Next season I will be manager of Manchester City.”tinue to concentrate on getting better and not when he will be recalled, however.”He needs not to even think about (coming back),” Matheny said. “Anybody who gets sent down needs to focus all their attention on what they need to do that particular day to help that team they’re with. The other stuff works itself out. Otherwise, you end up making the process much more difficult than it should be. Just control how you pitch. And it will work itself out.”

The Bobblehead Project: Joba Chamberlain vs. the Midges

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Our latest installment of the Bobblehead Project is the first to involve Mother Nature. It wasn’t a rain delay or even a snow delay though, it was ins Merengues back on track.Real are in talks to sign the PSG star.Hagi told Super Deportivo Radio: “They can win easier. Without a doubt. If they sign Neymar and with the (Eden) Hazard hiring, they’ll win the Champions League again.”Then (Zinedine) Zisects. Midges, actually.

The scene: Game 2 of the 2007 ALDS, Yankees at the Indians. Cleveland slaughtered New York in Game 1 (12-3), but the Bombers carried a 1-0 lead into the eighth inning of Game 2. Manager Joe Torre gave the ball to his setup man, , who was summoned from the minor leagues in August and pitched to a 1,221 ERA+ with 34 strikeouts in 24 innings down the stretch.

As soon as Joba took the mound, the midges sprung into action. The little winged insects descended upon Progressive Field and delayed the game several minutes. Chamberlain was very clearly rattled and, with a one-run lead, his inning went:

Four-pitch leadoff walk, runner to second on a first-pitch wild pitch to the next batter.Runner bunted to third.Line out to first base.Runner scores on second-pitch wild pitch to the next batter, whom Joba hits with the next pitch.Six-pitch walk.Four-pitch strikeout to end the inning.

Chamberlain threw only a dozen of his 25 pitches for strikes, and the Tribe tied the game without the benefit of a hit. They did, however, benefit from a couple million friendly locals. Without further ado, here is our latest bobblehead, midge-covered Joba:

The Indians went on to win the game 2-1 in 11 innings and won the series. What everyone forgets about that Game 2 performance is that the pitcher formerly known as Fausto Carmona shoved it for Cleveland. Pitching through the same midge attack as Chamberlain, Carmona allowed one run on three hits and two walks in nine innings.

If this bobblehead was ever put into production, I wouldn’t coucio Pochettino believes there is cash offer for Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira.Tuttosport says there is increasing confidence from Milan’s owners Elliott Management that Arsenal could sell Torreira for £35m or less.It would see the Uruguayan reunited with his former coach at Sa uncertainty in his squad at the moment.Spurs are suffering since the start of the season, unable to show the kind of form that got them to the Champions League final last term.And Pochettino believes that it has to dont on seeing it at Yankee Stadium. That’s a Progressive Field giveaway if I’ve ever seen one. Major props as usual go out to our artist, Jarod Valentin, for his outstanding work.

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having to play against Chelsea star N’Golo Kante.

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Last week, Nando Di Fino was urging Fantasy owners to be patient with designated hitter , but it mints to increase the number of homegrown players in Premier League squads by revising transfer rules.That could boost the pool of players available to the national side.But Arsenal boss Arteta claims the move would backfire as foreigners have played aght be time to hit the panic button. Martinez was a worthy flier for Fantasy owners coming off a lul Merson says Mesut Ozil should be playing again.Ozil has been linked with a loan move in January, with Arsenal reportedly prepared to pay some of the 30-year-old’s mammoth £350-a-week wages in order to offload him.”He’s a luxury player, and the maost season, but the early returns are abysmal.

Martinez is barely striking out this season, so that’s a good sign. Unfortunately, he is doing just about nothing else right in his return from knee surgery, and there are not many indications that better days are ahead. Martinez is hitting a ton of fly balls — career-high 48.1 percent flyball rate — but his declining power has kept him from depositing any of them in the seats. He is not hitting a bunch of infield flyballs that indicate his bat speed is slow. He just cannot muscle up a pitch. With four extra-base hits, all doubles, in 91 at-bats it’s clear that Martinez cannot drive the ball the way he used to.

I do not come to bury Martinez, but it is certainly well past time to get him out of the starting lineup. There are too many good hitters in the league to be putting Martinez out there as a starter every week. Hang on to him and hope he finds the swing that made him one of the top hitters before his injury. Just let him look for it on your bench.

More News 09/23/2018 • by RotoWire Staff raining facility, according to the Mirror.It is one of a series of events that called into question Darren Burgess’ professionalism when he was employed by the club.He was in the position of High Performance Director, but appeared to have his focus o 09/21/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 09/19/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 09/16/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 09/15/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 09/12/2018 • by RotoWire Staff

ach Claude Puel.The former Leicester City and Sout

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third baseman homered as part of a 2 for 4 day in Wednesday’s win over Milwaukee. Alvarez scord a run and hit in two runs on the day. He’s startine close to sealing a deal for Spanish wonderkid Mateo Meija.The Red Devils are hoping to sign Mejia from Real Zaragoza for £600,000, per The Sun.The 16-year-old will pick U United have recalled Kell Watts from his loan with Stevenage Borough.The 20-year-old, who signed a three-year contract with Newcastle earlier this season, had joined the League Two outfit at the start of the 2019/20 campaign on a season-long loan annited over other teams in the Premier League and La Liga that were interestedg to rebound from a dreadful start; his .610 OPS is still ugly but it’s a far sight better than his .247 mark from two weeks ago.

More News 05/06/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 03/24/2019 • by RotoWire Staff and have a decent record behind you, you wait. You just never know what’s around the corner.A month ago, if he’d had his way, Adrian wouldn’t be a European title winner today. He wouldn’t have made his debut for the European champions on Friday night 03/17/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 12/03/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 10/25/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 08/24/2018 • by RotoWire Staff

nsists he has no plans to leave this summer.Defeat

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starting pitcher picked up his third win after allowing a season-low one earned run in his last start at Arizona. Heading into Wednesday’s outing against the Dodgers, manager Walt Weiss said Nicasio’s early season success has been because he’s been able to effective with his fastball.

“His fastball was really good in Phoenix,” Weiss said, per .com. “That’s who he is. He’s one of those guys that’s making his way back after missing a lot of time. Those guys might not have their ‘A’ game every time they go out there every fifth day. But we know what Juan is capable of, and he showed it last time.”

More News 03/0 Carlos Carvalhal has warned Ole Gunnar Solskjaer not to play Manchester United signing Bruno Fernandes as a number 10.United fans are hoping the Portugal international can provide a creative spark in order to break down deep lying defences.And while5/2020 midfielder Bruno Fernandes.The Daily Mail says City are in talks with Sporting over a £42million deal for Fernandes.Talks are progressing over the move, which would also see Colombian forward Marlos Moreno go the other way. City have concerns over w • by RotoWire Staff 01/19/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 09/24/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/10/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 08/24/2019 • by RotoWire Staff ost difficult opponent he’s played against.Milner has faced off against skillful attacker Zaha four times as a Reds player – having moved to Merseyside in 2015. “I’ve been sent off for tackles on him twice,” Milner told the Guardian. “He’s a talent 08/24/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

ty to break down deep-lying opponents after Sunday

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shortstop responded positively to being moved up to fifth in the batting order Thursday against the Brewers. Crawford led the offensive charge in a 7-2 loss, going 3 for 4 with a solo home run, a double and two runs.

Crawford is batting .354 (11 for 31) with three home runs and seven RBI in nine career games aturizio Sarri’s outcasts a clean slate.Lampard is wiping the slate clean with the entire squad as they fly off for a pre-season training camp in Ireland.He said: “Everybody will have the opportunity to show what they can do — their attitude, the w Miller Park. Crawford extended his hitting streak to 11 games Thursday. He’s batting .432 (16 for 37) with three doubles, three home runs and seven RBI during the streak.

More News 03/27/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/24/2020 Joao Virginia from his loan with Reading in January.The Liverpool Echo says Everton inserted a clause in Virginia’s loan move to Reading that allows them to recall the goalkeeper in January.The 20-year-old has made come true.Cech has returned to Stamford Bridge after a career swansong with Arsenal.He told the club’s website, “It has been an amazing journey. “If you are born in Czechoslovakia behind the Iron Curtain then you have a completely different perspectionly three appearances for the Cham • by RotoWire Staff 02/21/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 09/28/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/26/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/19/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

f play under Jurgen Klopp is unique according to f

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The and will start the first game of their doubleheader at 4:30 p.m. ET, o Celso after their rout of Red Star Belgrade last night.The Argentine scored in the 4-0 Champions League win at the Marakana.“It’s always important for a player that is going to have their first start with the team to score,” Pochettino said. “I ver keeping Max Aarons.The right-back has been linked with Manchester United, Tottenham and Crystal Palace bantander.Luca is already a fans’ favourite thanks to a string of outstanding performances.He told : “I really wanted to have a new project and, of course, like every player, I wanted to start well in my new team and the truth is that it has been likeut the Canaries are determined to keep him.There is little desire to sell ahead of their Premier League return given how Aarons could progresaccording to The Denver Post. The game was originally slated to start at 3:10 p.m., but it was delayed because snow was still being removed from the field.

ender Harry Maguire believes he can improve his le

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outfielder extended his modest hitting streak to six games on Saturday against the Brewers. He went 1 for 3 with two RBI and a run scored in an 8-0 win. The 33-year-old singled home two in the sixth inning and came around to score on Allen Craig’s base hit two batters later.Holliday has hit safely in all but one game and is batting .243 (9 for 37) with one homer and eight RBI.

More News 11/09/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 09/08/2018 • by RotoWire Staff C Milan directors Zvonimir Boban and Paolo Maldini admit they have different ambitions compared with owners Elliott Management.Elliott remain in the business of selling the club.“No young team, with all young nchester City.The 22-year-old initially looked to be struggling with the pace of the game as City dominated possession but failed to score.But, collecting a chipped pass from Lucas Moura on the edge of the area, Bergwijn controlled with his chest befplayers, won the Champions League. That 08/26/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 08/23/2018 • by RotoWire Staff anager Jurgen Klopp’s team cannot be regarded as great – for the moment.So far, Liverpool have reached back-to-back Champions League finals, achieving European and world champion status. They almost certain to end 30-year wait for a league title in 2 08/19/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 07/28/2018 • by RotoWire Staff

boss Eddie Howe insists there’s more to Dominic S

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And that’s why the ‘ isn’t worth the trouble. ll be no easy feat.The Foxes set up a two-leg tie with Aston Villa after they beat Everton on penalties in the quarter-finals on Wednesday.Asked for his reaction to the draw, Rodgers said: “It doesn’t matter. Over two legs, whoever you play, they areEven if you buy into him being the guy he was three years ago with the Blue Jays, which would be a shocking turnaround for a 34-year-old, he’s not going Dortmund.While Favre is currently safe, doubts are emerging about the Swiss inside BVB this season.And BILD says former Manchester United manager Mourinho has been discussed as a replacement.Mourinho is close to BVB chief Hans-Joachim Watzke and theto stay in the starting lineup long enough to prove it.

He says he’s fine with platooning once Curtis Granderson returns from the DL in early May, which probably means that’s the plan for him. And why wouldn’t it be? At age 35, Travis Hafner is showing signs of resurgence himself.

I kind of like Wells this week with the three lefties on tap for the Yankee, but understand that if you’re pickin top-flight teams have made more than 150 signings, with records broken along the way and some of the very best players in world football landing in Spain.Here we run through the standout deadline day moves, the biggest transfers of the window and whg him up, it’s just as a short-term fill-in.