major league – Ananda Yogashram http://anandayogashram.org/ Fri, 11 Mar 2022 23:08:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://anandayogashram.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/icon-56-150x150.jpg major league – Ananda Yogashram http://anandayogashram.org/ 32 32 Diamondbacks Spring Training Day 1 https://anandayogashram.org/diamondbacks-spring-training-day-1/ Fri, 11 Mar 2022 22:00:00 +0000 https://anandayogashram.org/diamondbacks-spring-training-day-1/ With the new CBA signed, sealed and delivered last night, today was the first day of practice for the Diamondbacks’ Major League 40-man roster. Although not all the players are in camp, those who were here are a feast for the eyes. Here are some excerpts and photos from the morning. SALARY NOTES: As the […]]]>

With the new CBA signed, sealed and delivered last night, today was the first day of practice for the Diamondbacks’ Major League 40-man roster. Although not all the players are in camp, those who were here are a feast for the eyes. Here are some excerpts and photos from the morning.

SALARY NOTES:

As the Diamondbacks baseball operations department heads into this super-compressed window to complete their roster, it looks like they have about $10-20 million to work with.

Yesterday Derrick Hall said he expected payrolls to be between over 90 million and possibly as high as 105 million. I reached out and asked for clarification on whether it was a payout this year or the number used for CBT. Note that the CBT number includes things like player benefits (insurance etc.) and bonuses, but also uses the average annual salary for multi-year contracts, not necessarily the amount paid in that calendar year . In other words, there are two different numbers. The numbers we usually see in the public domain are just the salary numbers and not the final CBT number.

Derrick answered my question by responding that the 90-105 number he gave was:

“All expenses including insurance, benefits, DL, etc., we’re down to around $85-90 now”

With this information I am able to determine where they are and find the available number of 10-20 million above.

Remarks:

a. It’s not clear of course if they count all of Bumgarner’s 23m, as 5m is deferred, but it’s believed the money still needs to be specially funded, so it’s included here

b. There are 19 players listed here. The minimum then required to fill a 26-man roster would be 7 million players at the league minimum. Of course, if they sign or trade for a player who sits at 26 million, that number drops by 700,000 accordingly.

vs. DL calls occur. These players receive a pro-rated MLB minimum wage for days on the active roster. 40 players on the men’s roster also receive a minimum minor league salary of $57,200 for freshman players; $114,100 for those following. So about $5 million is counted in these two categories

PAYROLL SUMMARY:

Based on this accounting and Hall’s comments, Mike Hazen’s absolute maximum flexibility is then $20 million (the difference between roughly $85 million and $105 million). However, it’s just as likely that they’re really closer to the $90 million already committed and capped at $100 million, meaning Hazen would only have $10 million to spend. So that’s your range.

It’s not a lot. As recently as 2018, the “all-in” number for all player spending reached $158 million. But in 12 of the 16 seasons since 2005, the D-Backs have trailed the league’s average spend for player spending as a percentage of revenue. (see below) Two years they were above (2014 and 2018) and two years slightly below average (2013 and 2019).

There has been a major pullback since the 2018 payroll peaks, and not everything can be blamed on the pandemic. While I really appreciate Derrick’s transparency, and it’s more or less what we’ve been expecting for a long time, the 90-105M figure is still a bit disappointing.

(Green is DBacks, black is MLB Avg)

THE SOURCE

PLAYER INTERVIEWS:

We were able to speak with Josh Rojas and Carson Kelly today. Both players echoed the sentiment that when the lockdown started they intended to end it quickly and ‘I’ll take whatever I want’. But as they became more educated about how things really worked, they expressed greater understanding and also gratitude to some of the senior members of the union for leading, educating and unifying them.

Rojas addressed the rule changes coming next year, saying he doesn’t care about the pitch clock and when playing with an AA players get used to it very quickly. He didn’t look crazy to ban the shift.

He also opened up about his off-season shoulder surgery, saying he’s had a pretty big ‘cleanse’ as he’s been bone to bone. He was in pain at the end of last year and it definitely affected his potency. But it feels good now, free and easy.

Kelly also said he was feeling fine, last year’s wrist and toe injuries didn’t bother him at all.

AUDIO INTERVIEW WITH JOSH ROJAS

AUDIO OF CARSON KELLY’S INTERVIEW

PAVIN SMITH

I also had a casual chat with Pavin with another writer. It looked a little bigger and fuller. Hopefully that means more power too! He was delighted to be at camp of course, big smiles all around.

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What’s it like to visit the locked-out Boston Red Sox spring training site | Chris Cotillo (MLB book) https://anandayogashram.org/whats-it-like-to-visit-the-locked-out-boston-red-sox-spring-training-site-chris-cotillo-mlb-book/ Fri, 25 Feb 2022 15:25:00 +0000 https://anandayogashram.org/whats-it-like-to-visit-the-locked-out-boston-red-sox-spring-training-site-chris-cotillo-mlb-book/ FORT MYERS, Fla. — At this time of year, MassLive would normally bring you comprehensive coverage of Red Sox spring training, reporting on everything from tight hamstrings to players who showed up in the best shape of their life. But MLB’s ongoing lockdown, which has shown no real signs of an end soon, means that’s […]]]>

FORT MYERS, Fla. — At this time of year, MassLive would normally bring you comprehensive coverage of Red Sox spring training, reporting on everything from tight hamstrings to players who showed up in the best shape of their life. But MLB’s ongoing lockdown, which has shown no real signs of an end soon, means that’s not happening. While some Sox coaches, staff and minor leaguers work at Fenway South, no one on the 40-man roster is allowed in the complex. Needless to say, jetBlue Park and the resort around it are much quieter than normal years.

But how far is the silence? To find out, I traveled to southwest Florida to explore. Here is what I found:

ARRIVE AT THE COMPLEX

From the moment I arrived at Fenway South, a common theme emerged from every conversation I had with the resort’s friendly security guards. Almost everyone – and I don’t blame them – was very confused as to why a reporter was there when nothing was happening. Even the guy who stopped my Uber at the entrance told us there was no point going in, but noted that the team store was open.

The team store would therefore be my first stop. But even that looked different from normal years. The brand new Sox spring training caps had arrived in anticipation of camp, as soon as it started. Generic memories lined the walls as always. But notably, no equipment with current players’ names was on sale – and that’s no accident. The team hasn’t sent any player-related articles to Fort Myers this year because it doesn’t recognize the guys on the 40-man roster while the lockdown drags on.

The new Red Sox spring training hats were available at the team store.

Playing dumb, I then ventured out to left field, where reporters typically enter the backfields and can access the clubhouse. Another guard greeted me there and asked me why I could be there. Telling him I was a reporter on an exploratory mission didn’t help much.

“A reporter? Well, you’re definitely not going to come in,” he joked. But I knew it, as media access to the minor league camp doesn’t begin until March 6. He told me. also said he was fed up with the lockout and if I wanted to get into the stadium I would have to take the jetBlue Park Tour Normally at this time of year the backyards are open to the public and To the media The stadium is only used for matches, which were due to start on Friday.

As someone who’s spent countless hours in the stadium since joining the beat, spending $10 on a tour didn’t seem particularly appealing at first. But desperate times call for desperate measures, so I ventured to the box office to see when the next one would come through.

There, the nice woman behind the glass told me that the tours were going on as usual and that tickets were – at least for now – available for matches from March 5th. If the lockdown resulted in more matches being cancelled, she said, fans who bought tickets for matches would be fully refunded. Imagine if it wasn’t?

I bought a ticket for a 2:15 tour and noticed a few Red Sox fans passing by. Normally, New Englanders would flood the fort to soak up the sun during a school vacation week. It’s impossible to know how many still made the trip, only to find other forms of entertainment in the area. At least there are a bunch of Outback Steakhouses to choose from.

Red Sox spring training

The only way to get into jetBlue Park was to buy a $10 tour ticket.

GO AROUND

The 2:15 tour really took off around 2:00, and after some Red Sox history lessons outside, we entered jetBlue Park, which was not ready for prime time at all. Normally, the concession stands would be ready for the spring opening, scheduled for Friday. But instead, the halls were empty and doors blocked access to certain sections of the stands.

Red Sox spring training

The halls of the ballpark were empty.

Red Sox spring training

A sign of the times, many jetBlue Park gates have been closed.

The lockout has lasted so long that there seems to be even some confusion about the relationship between the Red Sox mascots. While I was at jetBlue I heard someone describe Tessie – Wally’s sister – as his girlfriend. It seems that the work stoppage has been a trying time for our four-legged friends.

The course, which hasn’t been raced much and probably won’t be for a few weeks, was in perfect condition. The Sox dugout — on the third base line at jetBlue, which is opposite Fenway — didn’t look like anyone would be inhabiting it anytime soon. Perhaps the saddest scene in the entire establishment was an empty laundry cart motionless at the end of the dugout. No cart ride detected.

Red Sox spring training

An abandoned laundry cart sits in the dugout of the house at jetBlue Park.

Shortly after we left, the playground came as the highlight of my tour. I think (although I can’t 100% confirm, which is never a good thing for a journalist to admit) that I saw the back of Chaim Bloom’s head from afar. To be completely honest, though, I wasn’t on my game to spot any familiar faces that day. I thought I spotted Red Sox PR manager Justin Long in the parking lot and texted him to turn around, only to be told he was inside, away from the car park. It’s spring training – in whatever form – for everyone.

A quick note on what’s really going on at Fenway South: Bloom, manager Alex Cora and the rest of the club’s staff have been in town, at least for part of the time, since early last week. Cora and her coaching staff can’t talk to the players, but they come together to meet and prepare for the season. Bloom and his staff are surely preparing for the wave of post-lockdown transactions. And while some employees have been commuting from Fort Myers to Boston in recent weeks, it’s clear many of them prefer to work in warmer weather.

The tour continued to the top of the fake green monster, where we got a view of the largely empty back fields. Only one guy (wearing Red Sox gear) was running on one of the conditioning fields. It was likely one of the few minor leaguers to practice at the facility, even though camp doesn’t officially start for them until March 6. would remain in Fort Myers for the entire month of February. It looks like at least some players have accepted the club’s offer.

Red Sox spring training

Things were quiet in the backcourt, where one person (likely a minor leaguer) was doing tricks.

While players from the 40-player roster are not allowed in the facility, everyone else is. This includes guests not registered at the major league camp and all minor leagues. Theoretically, Cora and her coaches could work with some of these players before the big leagues arrive. But at this point, it looks like the resort’s player population is light. A few notable Red Sox players are in Fort Myers, working together at Florida Gulf Coast University. On Thursday, a six-man squad featuring Chris Sale, Matt Barnes and Nick Pivetta kicked off at FGCU’s Swanson Stadium.

After climbing the Monster, we continued to see backstage areas behind home plate, including the press box (it just wasn’t the same with no free sandwiches and my colleagues complaining about the pace of play), the suite by John Henry (no Sidney Crosby jersey coaching) and select luxury suites that are available to fans for the low cost of $3,000 per game. We didn’t get to see the media cafeteria, but that’s probably because they’re putting up a plaque to commemorate Henry’s last session with the reporters, which was there some time ago. more than two years.

At the end of the tour, our friendly guide expressed hope that we would all return soon, but for games instead of a tour. The scoreboard read “Welcome Huskies,” not because the Sox were going to face Northeastern on Friday, but rather because they were offering the program the chance to practice at the ballpark on Thursday as a kind of consolation prize after the game. cancellation of the annual match.

For now, the February epicenter of Red Sox baseball is unusually quiet for this time of year. Hopefully that won’t be the case for long.

Red Sox spring training

A view from the top of the Green Monster.

Related links:

Boston Red Sox pitchers – including Chris Sale, Matt Barnes – hold their own spring training at FGCU despite lockdown: ‘It’s really been invaluable’

Boston Red Sox Matt Barnes confident he’ll return to All-Star form after ‘craziest year of his life’ in 2021

The Boston Red Sox must answer these 10 questions when the MLB lockdown ends | Chris Cotillo (MLB book)

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The Rams could build their team training site in Woodland Hills https://anandayogashram.org/the-rams-could-build-their-team-training-site-in-woodland-hills/ Thu, 24 Feb 2022 19:23:21 +0000 https://anandayogashram.org/the-rams-could-build-their-team-training-site-in-woodland-hills/ The Super Bowl champions could soon set up camp just a kick from Victory Boulevard. The Rams are in negotiations to buy the site of the former Woodland Hills Promenade mall and build a team training facility there, according to people familiar with the talks who are not authorized to discuss it publicly and have […]]]>

The Super Bowl champions could soon set up camp just a kick from Victory Boulevard.

The Rams are in negotiations to buy the site of the former Woodland Hills Promenade mall and build a team training facility there, according to people familiar with the talks who are not authorized to discuss it publicly and have requested the ‘anonymity.

The Rams and Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, owners of the mall property, declined to comment.

If the deal goes through, the Rams could pay more than $150 million for the 34-acre site, which would be big enough to hold a summer training camp with fans in attendance. The Rams trained at Cal Lutheran in Thousand Oaks, but held training camp at UC Irvine.

The Chargers, who share SoFi Stadium with the Rams, announced in November that they had agreed to move their training facility from Costa Mesa to El Segundo, as part of a training complex that would include a ‘team.

The Woodland Hills site is large enough for Rams owner Stan Kroenke to build a practice facility and team headquarters there, then surround it with a mixed-use development. This would echo his strategy at SoFi Stadium: buy the property, build the stadium, then develop the land around it.

“It sounds like a really good opportunity and would be great news if it were true,” said Los Angeles City Councilman Bob Blumenfield, whose district includes the Rams’ potential training site. “There’s a plan in place for a venue on this site that protects the community and could allow our Super Bowl champions to set up something in my district very soon, which is incredibly exciting.”

The Rams project would not be the first effort to turn the mall property into a sports facility.

In the middle of the last decade, the Dodgers considered moving one of their minor league teams to a new stadium to be built on the property. The 7,000-seat ballpark would also have been available for concerts, youth competitions, and community events, all adjacent to the existing Topanga Village. Fans could have dined, shopped and attended a game or a show, all without moving their car.

The angels vetoed the plan. Under Major League Baseball rules, the Dodgers and Angels share Southland territory, and the Dodgers refused to guarantee they would let the Angels move one of their minor league teams to Los Angeles if given the chance. was showing up.

The owners then envisioned a 15,000-seat sports arena, surrounded by a neighborhood of homes, offices, hotels, shops and restaurants, but found no teams to play in the arena.

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NY Red Bulls Morris Township training site trial moves forward https://anandayogashram.org/ny-red-bulls-morris-township-training-site-trial-moves-forward/ Mon, 21 Feb 2022 09:30:18 +0000 https://anandayogashram.org/ny-red-bulls-morris-township-training-site-trial-moves-forward/ The state’s public entity that enforces affordable housing rules has filed a new lawsuit in its lawsuit against Morris Township over the rezoning of land for the future New York Red Bulls training site. The Fair Share Housing Center filed a motion asking the State Superior Court of Morris County to order the township to […]]]>

The state’s public entity that enforces affordable housing rules has filed a new lawsuit in its lawsuit against Morris Township over the rezoning of land for the future New York Red Bulls training site.

The Fair Share Housing Center filed a motion asking the State Superior Court of Morris County to order the township to recalculate its “realistic development potential” or housing obligation based on available land. The township must recalculate its development potential and include land that has been rezoned for the training site, according to the center.

“The Mount Laurel Doctrine exists precisely to prevent this kind of exclusionary zoning,” said Rachel Lokken, attorney for the Fair Share Housing Center. “The fact that Morris Township did not consider newly vacant lots for affordable housing before rezoning them is illegal.”

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Fair Share Housing is suing Morris Twp. at the NY Red Bulls training site https://anandayogashram.org/fair-share-housing-is-suing-morris-twp-at-the-ny-red-bulls-training-site/ Fri, 04 Feb 2022 18:20:34 +0000 https://anandayogashram.org/fair-share-housing-is-suing-morris-twp-at-the-ny-red-bulls-training-site/ New Jersey’s only public entity enforcing affordable housing rules is challenging the Township of Morris’ decision to rezone land to build the New York Red Bulls practice complex. Last October, the Red Bulls announced plans for a new privately funded academy facility on a section of the former Honeywell International campus. On Thursday, the Fair […]]]>

New Jersey’s only public entity enforcing affordable housing rules is challenging the Township of Morris’ decision to rezone land to build the New York Red Bulls practice complex.

Last October, the Red Bulls announced plans for a new privately funded academy facility on a section of the former Honeywell International campus. On Thursday, the Fair Share Housing Center filed a lawsuit against the township, alleging it had not considered the land for affordable housing before rezoning it for the football team.

“Morris Township is constitutionally obligated to disclose information about any newly available vacant land so that its Affordable Housing Obligation can be recalculated accordingly and additional affordable housing units built,” said Fair Share Housing Center attorney Rachel Lokken.

A general view of the former Honeywell site near Columbia Road in Morris Township, where the Red Bulls plan to build their new training facility.

According to the Mount Laurel Doctrine, all cities in New Jersey are required to provide their fair share of affordable housing in the area. Affordable housing obligations are sometimes adjusted based on a city’s realistic development potential, which includes an assessment of empty land available for development.

Last year, Morris Township officials rezoned 81 acres of the former Honeywell International campus without reviewing or recalculating the vacant land adjustment that was awarded to the township as part of its affordable housing settlement with Fair Share. Housing Center in 2017, according to the lawsuit filed in Morris Superior Court.

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Matt Manning added to Tigers alternate training site https://anandayogashram.org/matt-manning-added-to-tigers-alternate-training-site/ Sun, 25 Apr 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://anandayogashram.org/matt-manning-added-to-tigers-alternate-training-site/ DETROIT — As Casey Mize and Tarik Skubal continue their learning process as part of the Tigers rotation, another top young pitcher is making a move to Detroit’s rotation. Matt Manning is expected to report to the alternative training site in Toledo shortly. “The idea is to maybe give him a release on the alternate […]]]>

DETROIT — As Casey Mize and Tarik Skubal continue their learning process as part of the Tigers rotation, another top young pitcher is making a move to Detroit’s rotation. Matt Manning is expected to report to the alternative training site in Toledo shortly.

“The idea is to maybe give him a release on the alternate site before the start of the Triple-A season,” Tigers manager AJ Hinch said.

General manager Al Avila told MLB Network Radio on Sunday that Manning is scheduled to start the Triple-A Mud Hens’ season opener on May 4 against Nashville.

Manning, 23, was already expected to join the Mud Hens, having made 26 starts at Double-A Erie between 2018 and 2019. The Tigers kept him in Lakeland, Florida for spring training from the minor league rather than sending him to the alternate site with other Triple-A players so he can increase his workload at a steady pace in better weather conditions in Florida. Considering at least three matches at alternate venues were postponed by weather conditions, including a snowstorm in Toledo earlier this week, that decision worked.

The move doesn’t really impact Manning’s major league schedule. The Tigers are already working with essentially six starters since Spencer Turnbull returned from the injured list on Wednesday, after propelling Skubal into piggyback starter status for the time being. When the Tigers inevitably need help with injuries or other reasons from depth, Manning should be at the top of the list.

Relievers Rony García and Wily Peralta are also transitioning from Lakeland to the alternate site. García, who spent last season with the Tigers as a Rule 5 draft pick, was chosen for Double-A Erie earlier this month after missing spring training following a appendectomy. Peralta signed a minor league contract with the Tigers in February and was supposed to attend major league spring training as an unscheduled guest, but he failed to make it in time. due to visa and travel issues.

Miggy back with a plan to monitor workload
Miguel Cabrera returned to the Tigers roster as expected in Sunday’s 4-0 loss to the Royals. In his first game since April 10, he played at first base and hit out at third (0 for 4). But as the Tigers prepare for another three-city road trip starting Tuesday, Hinch plans to give Cabrera a few scheduled days off to monitor his wear as the 38-year-old gets back into his swing after a left bicep strain.

“It’s great to have Miggy back,” Hinch said, “and I’m going to have him on a schedule for the first two weeks. I’m going to give him a few days off on his next road trip.

The short stay in Toledo might not be long
The Tigers moved infielder Zack Short to the alternate site to make room for Cabrera on the 26-man roster, but Short left after impressing Hinch and other staff.

“He’s a fundamentally solid player who has a little edge over him,” Hinch said. “I know he was really proud of his first success [Friday], but he also wasn’t going to let that be the storyline with the loss we had. He’s quite an intriguing guy who can adapt to a lot of Major League teams.

“I told him in his meeting [Saturday] it’s not his last time here. I want to get him here ASAP when the list makes sense. He has a lot to learn and he has a lot to do to improve, but he also has a lot to give to this team whenever we need him.

Mazara out until May
Avila told MLB Network Radio that injured outfielder Nomar Mazara (left abdominal strain) will continue in rehab at Lakeland until the start of the Triple-A season. The Tigers plan to put him in rehab with the Mud Hens when their season opener May 4, hoping to get him back from the injured list around May 9.

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KC Royals DE Kyle Isbel option to another training site https://anandayogashram.org/kc-royals-de-kyle-isbel-option-to-another-training-site/ Fri, 23 Apr 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://anandayogashram.org/kc-royals-de-kyle-isbel-option-to-another-training-site/ DETROIT Kyle Isbel started in right field on the Kansas City Royals’ opening day, but his first stint at the majors lasted 12 games. He had spent much of the past week on the bench against a litany of left-handed starting pitchers. As the Royals prepared to begin a four-game road series against the Detroit […]]]>

Kyle Isbel started in right field on the Kansas City Royals’ opening day, but his first stint at the majors lasted 12 games. He had spent much of the past week on the bench against a litany of left-handed starting pitchers.

As the Royals prepared to begin a four-game road series against the Detroit Tigers with three of the four opposing starting pitchers scheduled to be right-handed, the Royals opted for the rookie outfielder at their alternate training site and recalled left-handed hitter Ryan. O’Hearn.

O’Hearn is in the starting lineup for Friday night’s series opener as the designated hitter.

“We’re just trying to get him a job here, un,” Royals manager Mike Matheny said of Isbel. “Secondly, he takes advantage of the fact that Ryan O’Hearn is really well placed. An opportunity to put (Jorge) Soler in right field and strengthen our offense a bit.

Since Isbel started and played the entire game against the Los Angeles Angels on April 12, he has appeared in four of the Royals’ last nine games and recorded just six at-bats.

Isbel, 24, made the opening day roster after spending last summer at the club’s alternative training site. He cut .265/.306/.324 with a triple, three RBIs, two walks and 15 strikeouts in 34 at-bats.

“Izzy did a spell there where we played a lot of lefties,” Matheny said. “It’s hard for a young player to stay sharp when he doesn’t have opportunities. So we’re going to give him a chance to figure a few things out and have the opportunity to take advantage of Ryan O’Hearn right now.

Isbel impressed this spring training and earned a roster spot when the Royals decided Nicky Lopez would start the season at the minors and brought Whit Merrifield back to second base every day.

At the start of spring training, Merrifield was expected to play mostly in right field.

Lopez has since returned and played well at shortstop for the injured Adalberto Mondesi.

Recently, the Royals inserted Hanser Alberto, who has hit left-handed pitchers very well during his career, into the starting lineup at third base at times and moved Hunter Dozier to right field, limiting the playing time of Isabel.

O’Hearn, a first baseman, cut .195/.303/.301 with two home runs and 18 RBIs in 113 at-bats last season.

He made some swing adjustments this offseason and hit five homers in spring training.

After a strong start in Cactus League play, O’Hearn’s numbers plummeted in Arizona. He finished that spring averaging .209/.306/.628 in 21 games (43 at bat).

Matheny said O’Hearn’s recent work at the alternate site gave the club the feeling he could help the roster, and Matheny called O’Hearn “the best hitter we have right now” among the club’s internal options.

Matheny has been a defender of O’Hearn’s ability as a hitter since he took over as manager before last season.

“It just takes some players longer than others to translate to the major league level,” Matheny said. “But when you can hit, you can hit. And Ryan can punch. He is also improving defensively.

This story was originally published April 23, 2021 12:48 p.m.

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Lynn Worthy covers the Kansas City Royals and Major League Baseball for The Star. Hailing from the Northeast, he has covered school, college and professional sports for The Lowell Sun, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin, Allentown Morning Call and The Salt Lake Tribune. He has won awards for sports reporting and sports columns.

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Players, training schedule established for Brewers alternate training site https://anandayogashram.org/players-training-schedule-established-for-brewers-alternate-training-site/ Mon, 12 Apr 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://anandayogashram.org/players-training-schedule-established-for-brewers-alternate-training-site/ BIG DROP – Today’s meeting at the Milwaukee Brewers’ alternate training site at Fox Cities Stadium has been canceled due to wet conditions. Fans who purchased a single event ticket for tonight’s scrimmage will have the option to reschedule for another day this week. The following workouts are scheduled for the rest of the week: […]]]>

BIG DROP – Today’s meeting at the Milwaukee Brewers’ alternate training site at Fox Cities Stadium has been canceled due to wet conditions.

Fans who purchased a single event ticket for tonight’s scrimmage will have the option to reschedule for another day this week.

The following workouts are scheduled for the rest of the week:

Tuesday to Friday: practice, batting practice, mock games from 2:30 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: Practice, batting practice, mock games starting at 1 p.m.

Simulated games will be used instead of full scrums. Mock games will allow pitchers and batters to prepare for the season with live game situations, except that some defensive positions may not be filled during certain half-innings.

Tickets Tuesday through Sunday are available for $5 at the Timber Rattlers box office or on the team’s website.

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The Milwaukee Brewers practice site at Fox Cities Stadium to allow fans https://anandayogashram.org/the-milwaukee-brewers-practice-site-at-fox-cities-stadium-to-allow-fans/ Tue, 06 Apr 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://anandayogashram.org/the-milwaukee-brewers-practice-site-at-fox-cities-stadium-to-allow-fans/ BIG DROP – A limited number of fans will be allowed to attend practices and scrimmages at the Milwaukee Brewers alternate training site at Fox Cities Stadium. Major League Baseball has approved plans submitted by the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers and Brewers player development staff to allow fans in when the practice site is open April […]]]>

BIG DROP – A limited number of fans will be allowed to attend practices and scrimmages at the Milwaukee Brewers alternate training site at Fox Cities Stadium.

Major League Baseball has approved plans submitted by the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers and Brewers player development staff to allow fans in when the practice site is open April 12-30.

The alternate training site will be used by the Brewers to keep players close to Milwaukee in case they are needed in the first month of the season and to allow Nashville Sounds, Milwaukee’s Class AAA affiliate, to continue training. preparations for their season.

Players scheduled to attend the camp include Jordan Zimmermann, Tyrone Taylor, Corey Ray, Eric Lauer, Ray Black, Mario Feliciano and Quintin Torres-Costa. The complete list of participants will be available when the camp opens.

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Cole Tucker and Jared Oliva left Pirates’ list of alternative training sites for ‘skills development’ https://anandayogashram.org/cole-tucker-and-jared-oliva-left-pirates-list-of-alternative-training-sites-for-skills-development/ Sat, 03 Apr 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://anandayogashram.org/cole-tucker-and-jared-oliva-left-pirates-list-of-alternative-training-sites-for-skills-development/ The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced their alternate training site will consist of 31 players who will play 13 games in April, although two players on their 40-man roster are conspicuously absent. Pirates manager Derek Shelton said Saturday that shortstop Cole Tucker and outfielder Jared Oliva are staying in Florida for what he described as “individual […]]]>

The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced their alternate training site will consist of 31 players who will play 13 games in April, although two players on their 40-man roster are conspicuously absent.

Pirates manager Derek Shelton said Saturday that shortstop Cole Tucker and outfielder Jared Oliva are staying in Florida for what he described as “individual skill development.”

Tucker was the Pirates’ first-round pick in 2014 and spent last season playing in the outfield. He missed more than a week of spring training with a thumb injury, losing to Kevin Newman and Erik Gonzalez in a three-way contest for the starting shortstop position. Oliva, ranked the Pirates’ 16th prospect by MLB Pipeline, joined the major league club for the final six games of the season last September.

“They were part of the discussion,” Shelton said. “We sat down and told them our thoughts and came up with a plan and they were both 100 per cent on board. We thought Bradenton was a better place to get the skill development stuff (facts).”

Shelton said he doesn’t know the schedule, but expects Tucker and Oliva to eventually join the alternate training site roster before moving to Triple-A Indianapolis for the start of the minor league season.

The roster includes 15 pitchers, four receivers, seven infielders and five outfielders, and includes notable veterans like Todd Frazier, Brian Goodwin and Steven Wright, former first-round picks Will Craig and Travis Swaggerty and top hopes of Oneil Cruz and Miguel Yajure.

Shelton said the coaches for the alternate site’s practice squad will be Indianapolis Triple-A manager Brian Esposito and pitching coach Joel Hanrahan and Double-A bench coach Altoona Gary Green and pitching coach batting David Newhan.

The Pirates will use PNC Park and Pitt’s Charles L. Cost Field as alternate training sites, with a Heinz Field locker room serving as the clubhouse. The alternate group will play six games in Columbus (April 5-7 and April 17-19), four in Toledo (April 20-23) and three in Louisville (April 24-26).

The Pirates alternative site group:

Pitchers: Tyler Bashlor, Chase De Jong, Jandel Gustave, Geoff Hartlieb, Max Kranick, James Marvel, Nick Mears, Braeden Ogle, Sean Poppen, Edgar Santana, Chasen Shreve, Shea Spitzbarth, Blake Weiman, Steven Wright and Miguel Yajure.

Seekers: Jason Delay, Joe Hudson, Christian Kelley and Andrew Susac.

Infielders: Ji-hwan Bae, Rodolfo Castro, Will Craig, Oneil Cruz, Wilmer Difo, Todd Frazier and Connor Kaiser.

Outfielders: Brian Goodwin, Hunter Owen, Chris Sharpe, Troy Stokes Jr. and Travis Swaggerty.

Kevin Gorman is a staff writer for Tribune-Review. You can contact Kevin by email at kgorman@triblive.com or via Twitter .

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