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John Lackey (elbow) pitched two shutout innings in an instructional league game Sunday.

It was Lackey's first game action since undergoing Tommy John surgery. He threw 26 pitches with three strikeouts, no hits and no walks. Lackey won't pitch again this year, but it's at least some momentum going into the offseason.
Source: CSNNE.com
Sun, Sep 23, 2012 08:01:00 PM

Braves declined R.A. Dickey's $8 million club option for 2018.

Dickey will receive a $500,000 buyout. The 42-year-old is now free to test the open market, but he's reportedly leaning toward retirement. The knuckleballer posted a 4.26 ERA in 190 innings over 31 starts this season. He'd still have a market if he wants to continue pitching.
Oct 23 - 1:07 PM

Braves exercised Tyler Flowers' $4 million club option for 2018.

It's not a big surprise after Flowers batted .281/.378/.445 with 12 homers and 49 RBI over 99 games this season. The Braves have a surprisingly potent catcher combo with Kurt Suzuki coming off a 19-homer campaign.
Oct 23 - 1:03 PM

Mets hired Mickey Callaway as manager.

Callaway's hiring is official, with a press conference to follow at 4 p.m. ET on Monday afternoon. He'll replace Terry Collins, who managed the club for the previous seven seasons. It's quite a change of pace for the club, as they'll go from one of the oldest managers in the game to one of the youngest. Hitting coach Kevin Long was at one point considered the front-runner for the job, but his future with the club is unclear after the hiring of Callaway. Staff decisions should quickly follow.
Oct 23 - 12:11 PM

Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post reports that the Nationals will interview Cubs bench coach Dave Martinez for their managerial vacancy.

The Nationals are just starting out with their search after surprisingly cutting ties with Dusty Baker on Friday. Martinez has long been mentioned as a potential manager and actually interviewed with the Nationals previously. It's unclear how much the Nationals will value managerial experience with a team which is clearly World Series-or-bust going into 2018. Brad Ausmus and John Farrell could emerge as candidates if that's the case. We should have a better idea about which way they are leaning in the days to come.
Oct 23 - 11:38 AM

Dodgers' manager Dave Roberts announced Sunday that Rich Hill will start Game 2 of the World Series for the Dodgers.

He'll follow Clayton Kershaw who will start Tuesday's opener against the Astros in Los Angeles. The veteran southpaw pitched well his last time out, allowing one run on three hits over five innings in a no-decision against the Cubs in Game 2 of the NLCS. It will be the first time pitching in the World Series for the 37-year-old hurler.
Oct 22 - 8:48 PM

The Red Sox have announced the hiring of Alex Cora as their new manager.

Cora has looked like the favorite to replace John Farrell from the beginning and now his hiring is official. He was given a three-year contract, with the Red Sox holding an option for a fourth year. Cora's only managerial experience has been in winter ball in his native Puerto Rico, but he's been the Astros' bench coach this season and is viewed as a rising star in the coaching profession.
Oct 22 - 3:36 PM

Dallas Keuchel will start Game 1 of the World Series for the Astros on Tuesday versus the Dodgers.

Keuchel is the obvious choice with Justin Verlander having pitched on Friday. He will be taking the ball on an extra day of rest when he opposes Clayton Kershaw at Dodger Stadium, while Verlander will go in Game 2 Wednesday on regular rest. The Dodgers have not announced who will pitch for them in Game 2, but it will likely be Rich Hill.
Oct 22 - 11:06 AM

Justin Verlander on Saturday was named the American League Championship Series MVP.

Verlander didn't have a hand in the decisive Game 7, but that's because he was recovering from tossing seven scoreless innings the night before. That outing, coupled with the single-most dominant performance from a starting pitcher this postseason in a Game 2 complete-game victory, earned him the recognition. Verlander allowed just one run in 16 innings in the ALCS, striking out 22, and he's got a 1.46 ERA and 0.93 WHIP in four starts overall this postseason. He'll start Wednesday's Game 2 of the World Series against the Dodgers.
Oct 21 - 11:44 PM

Charlie Morton delivered the biggest start of his life Saturday, tossing five scoreless innings as the Astros shut out the Yankees in a decisive 4-0 win in Game 7 of the ALCS.

History was made, as the shutout was the first ever in a Game 7 in the ALCS. Morton gave up a single and a double and walked one over his five innings, striking out five -- including two in a tone-setting first inning -- in the win. The only real danger he faced all night was in the top of the fifth, when Greg Bird doubled to lead off the frame and advanced to third on a wild pitch with one out. But a great play by Alex Bregman and Brian McCann to nail Bird at home on a ground ball erased the threat, and Morton was able to escape the inning unharmed. The strong start was a stark contrast from his Game 3 start, in which Morton gave up seven runs over 3 2/3 innings. Morton will likely start Game 3 of the World Series, which will be in Houston on Friday.
Oct 21 - 11:21 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Corey Seager (back) is progressing, but his availability for Game 1 of the World Series is still uncertain.

Roberts said Seager has been hitting off a tee and taking some soft toss, and running curves in the infield, but no determination has been made. The next step for Seager is live at-bats in a simulated game. Given the stakes, it's hard to imagine the shortstop won't be out there if at all possible when the Series starts next week.
Oct 21 - 8:05 PM

Gary Sanchez will bat cleanup and play catcher for the Yankees in Saturday's ALCS Game 7 against the Astros.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi kept the exact same lineup from Friday night's Game 6 loss, including keeping Sanchez in the cleanup spot. It's a vote of confidence for the 24-year-old, who has scuffled to a .204/.216/.429 line with 18 strikeouts in 49 postseason at-bats heading into Saturday's game. The rest of the Yankees lineup behind CC Sabathia Saturday: Brett Gardner LF; Aaron Judge RF; Didi Gregorius SS; Sanchez C; Greg Bird 1B; Starlin Castro 2B; Aaron Hicks CF; Todd Frazier 3B; Chase Headley DH.
Oct 21 - 4:56 PM




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