Carlos Santana spotted in Rochester after collapsing on stage during performance
After collapsing on stage from heat exhaustion at Pine Knob Tuesday night, reps for Carlos Santana said he would recover fully. Santana and his wife were checking out the shops when an eagle-eyed fan spotted him and stooped to say hello.
Michigan zoo debuts a new species for public viewing
ROYAL OAK, MI - A species of animal new to the Detroit Zoo has debuted to visitors. Allen’s swamp monkeys Azizi, a 9-year old male and Pepper, a 9-year old female, debuted over the holiday weekend at the Zoo in Royal Oak. The Detroit Zoo made the announcement on its Facebook page today saying, “we are happy to report that Azizi and Pepper are thriving in their new home at the Detroit Zoo where they have been exploring their habitat with curiosity.”Allen’s swamp monkeys inhabit swamps and riverine areas, originating from the lowland forests of the Congo basin. The species is classified under conservation status of “near threatened.”The Detroit Zoo says these monkeys are often hunted for food in the wild or in retaliation for raiding farmers’ crops. The estimated life space of Allen’s swamp monkeys is about 28 years.mlive.com
Carlos Santana updates fans from his hospital bed after collapsing at Pine Knob
CLARKSTON, MI - Carlos Santana is updating fans on his condition after he collapsed on stage in the middle of a song at Pine Knob. It happened at Santana’s concert at the Michigan amphitheater on Tuesday, July 5. Cindy and I, we are good just taking it easy,” the legendary guitarist posted on Facebook overnight. Fans at Pine Knob say they were not sure what happened when Santana all of a sudden went down on stage. “All of a sudden he just collapsed on stage and everyone stopped playing,” Stan Shedlowsky, who was at the show told MLive.mlive.com
Carlos Santana collapses on Pine Knob stage in middle of song, taken off on stretcher
CLARKSTON, MI - Fans attending the Santana concert at Pine Knob were shocked when the 74-year old legendary guitarist collapsed on stage right in the middle of a song. It happened about 40 minutes into Santana’s set at their concert on Tuesday, July 5th after Earth, Wind and Fire performed. Carlos Santana had just told the crowd a story about the song he was about to perform called “Joy” which he co-wrote with Chris Stapleton. “All of a sudden he just collapsed on stage and everyone stopped playing,” said Stan Shedlowsky who was in the crowd. An announcement was made about 10 minutes after the collapse asking for prayers and that the show would not be continuing.mlive.com
4 free agents the Tigers should call right now
Publicly the Tigers have confirmed only two other positions on their winter wish list: Shortstop and starting pitcher. These are players that Tigers general manager Al Avila should call right now, before the hot stove gets too warm. But at least he played outstanding defense at three different infield spots, which would have helped the Tigers in 2021. Also, remember that there will be more free agents hitting the market later this month after being non-tendered by their old club. Some of those players will be younger and potentially more attractive than traditional free agents, so stay tuned.mlive.com
Royals hit walk-off homer to beat Tigers in series finale
Fulmer, who had pushed his way into the closer role after a series of strong outings, entered the inning with a 2-1 lead following a brilliant outing by Tigers starter Casey Mize. It was the Royals’ only hit of the game -- and thus a source of potential controversy -- until the seventh inning, when Benintendi led off with an unquestionable single. The Royals scored their first run in the seventh butThe Tigers scored two against Royals starter Kris Bubic in the first inning when Robbie Grossman doubled and Jeimer Candelario, Miguel Cabrera and Eric Haase added singles. The Royals had action in the bullpen and the Tigers seemed on the verge of a big inning. The Tigers will see the Royals again in just three weeks when they return to Kansas City on June 14-16.mlive.com
Scuffling Tigers strike out 13 times, shut out by Royals
The Tigers struck out 13 times in a 4-0 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Sunday afternoon at Comerica ParkThe Tigers (7-15) have lost nine of their last ten games, a span in which they’ve scored just 18 runs. The Royals (13-7) have won the first three games of this series and will go for the sweep on Monday. The Tigers have struck out 38 times and drawn just four walks against Royals pitching this weekend. The Royals scored their second run on a solo shot by Hunter Dozier in the sixth. Up next: The Tigers and Royals wrap up a four-game series on Monday at 1:10 p.m. at Comerica Park.mlive.com
Chisox star Jiménez out 5-6 months, Rays' Anderson ailing
Sixto Sánchez made his third start, yielding a run on three hits and a walk in 3 1/3 innings. Austin Gomber gave up five runs on eight hits, four of them home runs, 5 1/3 innings. Arizona starter Luke Weaver struck out eight over 5 1/3 innings. Right-hander Adbert Alzolay continued to struggle for Chicago, allowing two runs in 3 1/3 innings. BREWERS 2, GIANTS 2Brett Anderson pitched two-run ball over 5 2/3 innings, allowing five hits and striking out three for Milwaukee.
Royals give Pérez 4-year, $82M deal; richest in team history
FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 file photo, Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez celebrates with third base coach Vance Wilson after hitting a three-run home run during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Kansas City, Mo. The Kansas City Royals have given six-time All-Star catcher Salvador Prez the richest contract in club history, a four-year, $82 million deal that begins in 2022. Kansas City announced Sunday, March 21, 2021 it had extended Prez's time with the team. That's when the Royals gave the six-time All-Star catcher a four-year, $82 million deal — the richest in club history — that will begin after his current contract in 2022. The value of the new deal surpasses the four-year, $72 million contract the Royals gave outfielder Alex Gordon in 2016.
Nats reliever Harris out with blood clot in pitching arm
Harris has a blood clot in his right arm and is leaving spring training camp to be examined by a specialist, manager Dave Martinez said Friday, March 19, 2021. (Mary DeCicco/MLB Photos via AP)Washington Nationals reliever Will Harris has a blood clot in his right arm and the team doesn't expect him to be in the bullpen on opening day. Carlos Martínez struggled in his fourth start for St. Louis. DODGERS 7, RANGERS 2Julio Urías made his fourth start for Los Angeles, allowing two hits in four shutout innings, striking out three. Adrian Houser made his fourth start.
Sigh and Cy: Bieber tagged, Bauer sharp in Dodgers debut
Bieber bounced back with a pair of strikeouts, but Nick Heath hit a single to put the Royals up 3-0. DODGERS 10, ROCKIES 0 (6 INNINGS)Trevor Bauer, pitching for the first time since signing a $102 million, three-year contract, debuted in Dodger blue with two scoreless innings. Jameson Taillon followed with a scoreless inning. CUBS 1, PADRES 0 (7)Chicago starter Kyle Hendricks struck out two in two scoreless innings. BREWERS 7, DIAMONDBACKS 1 (8)Corbin Burnes and Freddy Peralta each threw a scoreless inning for Milwaukee before Jordan Zimmermann gave up a run.
Royals make official Dozier deal for $25 million, four years
– The Royals made official their $25 million, four-year contract with third baseman Hunter Dozier on Monday, ensuring that another member of their young foundation is under club control for the foreseeable future. And we want that to happen in Kansas City.”AdDozier's deal replaces a $2.72 million, one-year contract he agreed to on Dec. 2. He gets a $1 million signing bonus and will earn $2.25 million this year, $4.5 million in 2022, $7.25 million in 2023 and $9 million in 2024. The Royals have a $10 million option for 2025 with a $1 million buyout. Ad“Hunter is willing to do whatever is necessary to help the team win,” Moore added.
AP source: Royals, Dozier agree to $25M, 4-year deal
AdStill, the Royals believe Dozier will revert to form with a full spring training and 162-game season. “I definitely don't think you throw it away,” he said. So I'm definitely looking forward to a normal season.”Dozier is also looking forward to a consistent spot in the everyday lineup. AdGiven his relatively bumpy road to this point, Dozier — and evidently the Royals — believe his best is yet to come. But I definitely think there is another level.
Eddie Rosario, Indians finalize $8 million, 1-year contract
FILE - Minnesota Twins' Eddie Rosario hits the ball during a spring training baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in Fort Myers, Fla., in this Monday, March 9, 2020, file photo. The Indians officially signed free agent outfielder Eddie Rosario, adding a quality player who pounded their pitchers in recent years. Rosario passed his physical on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021, to finalize a one-year, $8 million contract for 2021. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)CLEVELAND – Free agent outfielder Eddie Rosario has joined the Cleveland Indians, adding a quality player who has haunted their pitchers in recent years. Rosario passed his physical on Thursday and finalized the $8 million, one-year contract he agreed to late last week.
Indians manager Francona says team's name change "correct"
FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona talks before a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Cleveland. Francona, on Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, praised the Cleveland Indians for trying to do the right thing with a name change that was inevitable, and necessary (AP Photo/Phil Long, File)CLEVELAND – Manager Terry Francona praised the Cleveland Indians for trying to “do the right thing” with a name change that was inevitable — and necessary. “I am proud of the fact that we are going to do something that is correct,” Francona said on a Zoom call from his home in Arizona. He's confident Chris Antonetti, the team's president of baseball operations, and general manager Mike Chernoff will do whatever's necessary to keep the Indians competitive. Schilling pitched for Francona in Philadelphia and Boston, where he helped the Red Sox end their long World Series drought.
Royals, 1B Carlos Santana agree to $17 million, 2-year deal
– The Kansas City Royals and veteran first baseman Carlos Santana have agreed to a $17 million, two-year contract that plugs one of their biggest offensive holes while providing some clubhouse leadership for a rebuilding club. The 34-year-old Santana was an All-Star two years ago in Cleveland, when he hit a career-best .281 with 34 homers and 93 RBIs. Santana has hit .288 with 31 homers and 93 RBIs in 151 career games against them, the best of any team in the division. Relief pitcher Mike Minor signed an $18 million, two-year deal and outfielder Michael Taylor a $1.75 million deal for next season, and nearly all their arbitration-eligible players are under contract. That includes an $8.05 million contract for slugger Jorge Soler and a $3.35 million deal for staff ace Brad Keller.
Tigers will still see plenty of Carlos Santana, who signs with Royals
On Tuesday the Royals signed longtime Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana to a two-year, $17.5 million deal, according to multiple reports. Santana is just the third free agent to sign a contract for longer than one season this winter. But he hit just .199 with a .699 OPS (91 OPS+) in 60 games in the shortened 2020 season. By signing with the Royals, Santana assures he will continue to see plenty of Detroit. Santana has faced the Tigers more than any other team in baseball, hitting 22 home runs in 158 career games.mlive.com
Artists sing social anthems for United Nations anniversary
That sentiment is something that Skip Marley, a third-generation musician and grandson of reggae icon Bob Marley, has grown up knowing as well. “Music is music. The event will raise money for the Playing for Change Foundation, the United Nations Population Fund, Sankofa, Silkroad and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. It’s a spiritual experience to sing his grandfather’s songs, Marley said. “Those are the songs I first hear and the songs I first sing,” said Marley.
4 free agents the Tigers should call right now
Even so, we managed to cobble together a list of players that Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila should call right now, before the hot stove gets too warm. A look backBefore we take a look at this winter, let’s look back at my must-call free agents from a year ago. As always, I wasn’t searching for the best players, but merely the ones who make the most sense for the Tigers. Avila has indicated he’s not real keen on paying much for a catcher this winter, which would leave only the usual suspects of lower-tier free agents available. The price is right, but there are two factors working against the Tigers.mlive.com
Lester, Kluber, Hand boost free agent total to 175
Kluber gets a $1 million buyout, and the club has said it is interested in re-signing Kluber to a less expensive deal. Lester gets a $10 million buyout from the Chicago Cubs that completes a $155 million, six-year contract rather than a $25 million mutual option. Milwaukee turned down Gyorko and Sogard, a day after declining a $15 million option on 2011 NL MVP Ryan Braun. The White Sox declined a $12 million option for Encarnación and a $7 million option for González, who will receive a $500,000. Kluber gets a $1 million buyout, and the club has said it is interested in re-signing Kluber to a less expensive deal.
Baseball Report: Twins, Indians Fight For American League Central
The American League Central race, where the Cleveland Indians have climbed up to tie the Minnesota Twins, is easily the most interesting division battle right now. This weeks Baseball Report looks at the dramatic AL Central race, the surging Mets and the flailing Orioles. AL Central Race ContinuesSunday, the Twins scored two runs the in the bottom of the ninth to tie the Indians. The Indians Carlos Santana then hit a 10th-inning grand slam to give his team a four-run lead; Minnesota couldnt respond. The win pulled the Indians into a tie for the AL Central lead, with both teams sitting at 71-47 after Sundays action.detroit.cbslocal.com
Carlos Santana: "No more" to being victim of sexual abuse
Carlos Santana: "No more" to being victim of sexual abuse In his new memoir, "The Universal Tone," the legendary guitarist writes of painful memories from his childhood in Mexico. Santana tells Michelle Miller about the turning point when he could finally free himself from the trauma of witnessing domestic violence and being sexually abused.cbsnews.com