Dansby Swanson to be sent to Triple-A by Braves, per report

Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson (2) prepares for a game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, in Atlanta. Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson, a former Vanderbilt star, will be sent down to Triple-A, according to an MLB.com report. After a strong debut late last season, Swanson has struggled at the plate this year. He has a .213 average with six home runs, 35 RBIs and 36 runs scored in 95 games. He was 2-for-4 with two runs scored in a 10-3 loss to the Diamondbacks Wednesday. But Swanson has gone hitless in 11 of his past 13 games. Last season, Swanson hit .302 with three homers, 17 RBIs… Read More

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Rockies acquire all-star Pat Neshek from Phillies for prospects

The Colorado Rockies have acquired all-star pitcher Pat Neshek from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for minor-leaguers Jose Gomez, J.D. Hammer, and Alejandro Requena. The #Rockies have acquired RHP Pat Neshek from the Philadelphia Phillies. pic.twitter.com/xf3bWwdz8Y — Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) July 27, 2017 Neshek has a 1.12 ERA in 43 games with the Phillies this season, and has 45 strikeouts in 40.1 innings. The 36-year-old will be a free agent after the 2017 season. More to come. …read more Source:: Sportsnet.ca

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Casilla meltdown in ninth costs A’s, Blackburn

By Mike Zeisberger | Correspondent TORONTO — Paul Blackburn deserved a better fate. For seven innings Wednesday, the kid from the East Bay appeared to be giving the Oakland A’s the type of pitching performance that appeared to be helping the team snap its losing funk, one that had seen them drop four of their previous five outings. For more Pac-12 coveragefollow Pac-12 Hotline on Flipboard. But Blackburn’s feel-good story was quickly wiped out by reliever Santiago Casilla, whose failure to record a single out in the ninth inning allowed the host Toronto Blue Jays to eclipse a 2-0 Oakland lead en route to a crushing 3-2 win over the… Read More

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Casilla meltdown in ninth costs A’s, Blackburn

By Mike Zeisberger | Correspondent TORONTO — Paul Blackburn deserved a better fate. For seven innings Wednesday, the kid from the East Bay appeared to be giving the Oakland A’s the type of pitching performance that appeared to be helping the team snap its losing funk, one that had seen them drop four of their previous five outings. For more Pac-12 coveragefollow Pac-12 Hotline on Flipboard. But Blackburn’s feel-good story was quickly wiped out by reliever Santiago Casilla, whose failure to record a single out in the ninth inning allowed the host Toronto Blue Jays to eclipse a 2-0 Oakland lead en route to a crushing 3-2 win over the… Read More

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Bryce Harper throws a furious tantrum at the umpire after getting ejected

Bryce Harper’s second ejection of the season didn’t quite match his brawl with Hunter Strickland, but it wasn’t far behind in intensity. Harper struck out swinging in the eighth inning on Wednesday, and he immediately turned to home plate umpire Chris Segal, kicking dirt in his direction. Once Segal ejected Harper, the Nationals star slammed his bat to the ground and went off on Segal, who too didn’t back down from Harper’s up-close jawing. Bryce Harper gets ejected after striking out for arguing balls and strikes in the bottom of the 8th inning!!! #Nats pic.twitter.com/5n8cMjSPYR — TheRenderMLB (@TheRenderMLB) July 27, 2017 Harper was upset about earlier calls in the at-bat,… Read More

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