Ex-Tigers outfielder gets called up by San Diego Padres
Former Detroit Tigers outfielder and one-time top Texas Rangers prospect Nomar Mazara is expected to return to the major leagues Thursday. The San Diego Padres are expected to release Robinson Cano according to The Athletic, creating a position on the roster for Mazara, who struggled in 50 games with the Tigers in 2021. The Padres are expected to option Cano to Triple A, a move Cano is also expected to refuse. After hitting .195 for the Mets, Cano would finish his San Diego Padres career with an .091 batting average. MOREAfter year in which ‘nothing was working,’ Tigers oufielder Nomar Mazara ready to go to workDetroit Tigers to sign outfielder Nomar Mazara for 2021 seasonTigers place Nomar Mazara on injured list, call up reliever to fill roster spotmlive.com
5 reasons we might not see another 3,000-hitter in baseball for a while, if ever
The camera phones were raised high and the anticipation was buzzing through the stadium. When it finally happened, nearly 40,000 fans in Detroit cheered, got goosebumps, and even cried tears of joy that they got to be part of baseball history on Saturday.
Robinson Cano coughs up $24 million salary with positive PED test
New York Mets second baseman Robinson Cano has been suspended for the entire season after testing positive for a performance enhancing drug for a second time. The 38-year-old Cano missed 80 games in 2018 after testing positive for a diuretic. The second positive test meant an automatic full-season suspension for the guy who hit .316 for the Mets in 2020. Cano still is slated to be paid $24 million in 2022 and 2023 to finish off a 10-year contract. After being suspended in 2018, the Seattle Mariners traded Cano to the Mets.mlive.com
LEADING OFF: 2 NL playoff spots still open with 2 days left
(AP Photo/Corey Sipkin)A look at what's happening around the majors on Saturday:PLAYOFF CHASEAfter manager Don Mattingly’s Marlins and the Cincinnati Reds clinched postseason spots, two NL playoff slots are still open with two days left in the regular season. They are hoping to get back on track heading into their playoff appearance since 2008, but the health of Jiménez is a concern. Acquired last month in a big trade with Cleveland, Clevinger left his start against the Angels on Wednesday after just one inning. “We have not ruled out anything for next week and the first round of the playoffs,” Padres general manager A.J. If Clevinger can’t pitch the playoff opener, Dinelson Lamet could start.
DeGrom, in NYPD hat, backed by 10-run 4th, Mets rout Jays
New York Mets second baseman Robinson Cano wears a New York Police Department cap while warming up before a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Buffalo, N.Y., Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. Dominic Smith hit his first career grand slam and Wilson Ramos had a three-run double in a 10-run fourth inning. Ramos hit a late solo homer. Michael Conforto hit a three-run homer as the Mets scored four runs in the third. Conforto, who along with Ramos scored four times, hit his ninth homer to give the Mets a 3-1 lead.
Marlins shut down Mets 4-0
(AP Photo/John Minchillo)NEW YORK Miguel Rojas two-run single capped a three-run second inning and four pitchers combined on an eight-hitter to lead the Miami Marlins past the New York Mets 4-0 on Tuesday night in the first game of a doubleheader. It was the Mets first game since a player and a coach tested positive for the coronavirus. The Marlins scored all their runs against Rick Porcello (1-4) with a pair of two-out rallies. The Mets didnt pitch deGrom Tuesday because he didnt get his usual between starts mound work in until Monday. Marlins: Elieser Hernandez (1-0, 2.29 ERA) is looking to win back-to-back starts for the first time as a big leaguer.
Surprising Marlins win again, top Mets 4-3 for 6th straight
Miami Marlins' Francisco Cervelli celebrates with teammates after hitting a three-run home run during the second inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK Francisco Cervelli hit a three-run homer, Humberto Mejia impressed in his abbreviated major league debut and the Miami Marlins kept up their surprising surge, beating the New York Mets 4-3 Friday night. The Marlins won their sixth in a row and improved to 7-1 theyre 5-0 since missing more than a week because of the teams coronavirus outbreak. Miami has won despite already using 43 players, including 25 pitchers, to maintain a full roster amid COVID-19 concerns. ROSTER MOVESThe Marlins moved RHP Jorge Guzman to their taxi squad after he made his major league debut Thursday.
Seattle Mariners All-Star Robinson Cano suspended 80 games for steroid use
SEATTLE – Seattle Mariners slugger Robinson Cano is facing an 80 game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's joint drug agreement, according to reports. Hector Gomez, later confirmed by Ken Rosenthal, reports Cano will be suspending for steroid use. Cano spent his first nine MLB seasons with the New York Yankees, before signing with Seattle in 2014. Source confirms: #Mariners’ Cano will be suspended 80 games for violating baseball’s joint drug agreement. https://t.co/rIcEp7Sztd — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) May 15, 2018The Major League Baseball Players Association is releasing the following statement on behalf of Robinson Canó: pic.twitter.com/PIirT9gs7g — MLBPA (@MLB_PLAYERS) May 15, 2018