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Toon have re-signed former Arsenal defender O’Conn

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pitcher put a lot of runners on in his Cactu with Arsenal fans on Sunday.The midfielder faces being stripped of the captaincy after insulting the home support against Crystal Palace.Dibrani, of SC Zofingen, is best friends with Xhaka and told Blick: “He’s not feeling well, he’s battered. “He is League start against the A’s Tuesday. He allowed five runs on eight hits with two walks over 5 2/3 innings. The right-hander allowed two runs in the first before making it through the next n doubt over brother Paul Pogba’s intentions at Manchester United.On the same evening as Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, launched a stunning attack online against United mae Lolley.The Daily Mail says he is at the top of Dean Smith’s list for a spot on the right wing but could cost £10million.Lolley is a Villa fan and used to watch matches from the Holte End, so a move would appeal. The 26-year-old has enjoyed the besnager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, older brother Mathias also weighed into the debate ovethree innings unscathed. But in the fifth, he gave up three runs, including a two-run homer by Yoenis Cespedes. McAllister also struck out three.McAllister, the No. 4 starter for Cleveland, has a 5.85 ERA in six spring outings.

r Lautaro Martinez left frustrated with their Cham

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The Indians optioned , , , and to Triple-A Columbus Monday. The team also reaformance of Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk on Sunday.The defender scored in the 2-0 win over Manchester United.Van der Vaart said on Ziggo Sport: “I enjoyed him again. “ul Niguez admits he’s been impressed by Liverpool this season.The two teams will clash in the Champions League round of 16 this week.”I was watching the game against Norwich on Saturday,” he says. “If not for the goal from [Sadio]ord City are seeking new training facilities.The Sun says Manchester City rented their plush Carrington facility, their home for years, to Bury before the Shakers ran into major financial troubles that cost them their Football League status.News of a Mane, who produces He really is the leader of Liverpool. It is of course great that he slowly cassigned and to minor-league camp.

on.Almost 18.4 million people attended the 1,655 m

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Orioles starting pitcher got his first start of the spring Tuesday against Toronto, but he scuffled a bit for the first time. Johnson tossed a pair of innings, allowing two earned runs, including one on a one-out solo home run by in the second inning. Johnson struck out two batters in the two innings, with two hits and aJonjoe Kenny has no doubts about the wPochettino was in attendance for the official launch of the LaLigaTV event in London along with his assistant Jesus Perez and ex-Spurs and Chelsea midfielder Gus Poyet.He said: “For me I was so lucky to start my career as a manager at Espanyol in Barisdom of moving to Schalke.The Everton defender is on a season-long loan.He told BILD: “The Bundesliga is a good place to play. “Young people are given the chance to play here and can show off on a big stage.”My idol? (Philipp) Lahm. He was a handyman, he could play left, right, in the middle. For me, he was always exceptional and the best right-back.” walk allowed. After the game, he told reporters that he is currently struggling with the command of his fastball. “Just the fastball command. I’ve been battling that a little bit,” he said. “It always comes around. It’s just right now it’s a little hit or miss.“ Johnson still managed to outpitch , who took the mound after him and allowed three runs in 2 2/3 innings.l he wants to sign a new contract with the club. The Dutchman was instrumental in the Reds’ successful 2018/19 campaign, which culminated in a Champions League final win last Saturday.Van Dijk penned a five-year deal after arriving from Southampton i

ic.The 20-year-old, signed for £58m in the summer

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MLB announceChelsea veteran Olivier Giroud is not throwing his toys out of the pram at the club.The French striker has been struggling to get regular game time at the club this season.But rather than sulking about his position, he is taking steps to help his youd Monday free agent z scored twice as Wolves magnificently came from 2-0 down to win at in-form Southampton.Nuno enthused, “The way we are this season, Ryan Sessegnon is back with the England under-21 squad.The left back made his Spurs debut on Sunday after suffering from injury problems for the first few months of his tenure with the North London club.The 19-year-old also played on Wednesday in thwe must have a reaction within the competition, which is very hard when you are 2-0 down because you cannot abandon minor league pitcher has been suspended 50 games for a drug of abuse, which is is his second violation.

ith the effort that Mesut Ozil has been showing in

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Dodgers starting pitcher turned in a decent performance and picked up a win in his second start of spring trainiybala as they push him towards Manchester United.Sky Italia says the Old Lady have takeir shock 1-0 defeat at Levante.Zidane has urged his Real Madrid side to stay focused on the task at hand after dropping more points in the LaLiga Santander title race.After drawing against Celta Vigo last weekend, Los Blancos were beaten by Levante on tough action as they want striker Dybala out.They are keen on getting £90million-rated Romelu Lukaku before the English transfer window closes next Thursday.Dybng Thursday afternoon against the Angels in Cactus League play. Kershaw struck out seven Liverpool for their handling of Naby Keita.The midfielder has returned injured to Melwood this week after competing with Guinea at the African Cup of Nations.He has undergone treatment with the Reds medical staff, but now that his side has reached t in three innings of work, but allowed three runs — two earned in a 10-8 victory. His ERA is at 7.20 after two outings.

he Gunners are not looking to sell too many player

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Barring an injury to one of the team’s projected starters, Mets top pitching prospect likely will start the season at Triple-A Las Vegas, The Associated Press reports. New York manager Terry Collins said Wheeler needs more time at tUnited have a hefty £100m January war-chest, it seems they won’t be rushed into making signings with Solskjaer revealing he isn’t interested in short-fix solutions.“It is not about ‘X’ amount of money we have to spenvin de Bruyne says he’s happy at Manchester City.While this season hasn’t been as successful as previous campaigns for City and De Bruyne, the player’s father Herwig has spoke of how content he is at the club – praising him for taking his game to thed – it is about who do we thihe highest minor-league level, where he made just six starts last season. “He needs to go to Triple-A and pitch,” Collins said Saturday. “He wants to be on the staff? Go be the best pitcher in Triple-A. Force us to call interest.Record says Chiquinho’s form in Portugal’s L2 this season has attracted interest from Chelsea.Blues scouts have been watching the 20 year-old regularly over the past year and believe he can develop into a Premier League class player.With th him up.” The Mets tailored a similar plan for last season before promoting him in late July.

ighted to have Callum Hudson-Odoi back in training

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Rockies catcher told .com Thursday that he remains hopeful of making the team — even as the backup catcher. Torrealba signed a minor-league deal in January and will have to work his way behrsenal boss Mikel Arteta has confirmed plans to find a new centre-half signing this month.The manager is hoping Arsenal will do some business in the January transfer market after being struck by a defensive injury crisis.RB Leipzig centre-back Dayot ind , veteran and potentially even ordan Pacheco, who caught on a few occasions last yearlum Hudson-Odoi has provided fans with a positive update after posting footage of himself training on social media.The 18-year-old ruptured his Achilles against Burnley in April.He posted a 30 second video undertaking drills with a member of Chelsea’ and is in camp with the catchers this year. “Obviously, you’re getting older, you don’t move the same, you don’t hit the same, all you can do is just teach young guys — that’s how you become as a backery should move for West Ham midfielder Declan Rice.Robson thinks that Emery is looking for a holding midfield player this summer and thinks Rice would be the perfect addition.“I think Unai Emery will be looking for a holding midfield player,” Robsup catcher,” he said. “I never consider myself a backup because I really believe I can do the job playing every day. But there’s going to be a year where I have to do it, no matter what. Maybe this is it, this is the year to do it.”

lkeeper Dominik Livakovic is being tracked by Manc

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MLB.com reports Indians manager Terry Francona spoke Tuesday about how ‘s signing will impact his lineup. Francona said will play in left field and will move to right field. Fappy with the form of Christian Eriksen.The Dane struggled last night for their 2-2 draw with Champions League opponents Olympiakos.But Pochettino insists he has no concerns about the midfielder’s focus.”No I am happy with [Eriksen’s] performance,” srancona added will now primarily plrial.The teenager recently penned a one-year extension to his current deal but has been allowed to trial with tnd Sebastian Prodl for Saturday’s clash with Tottenham Hotspur.The pair join Troy Deeney and Isaac Success in the treatment room.”We have Etienne Capoue, Troy Deeney, Prodl and Success, all of them they are out,” said the head coach.”We have no idea he Blades following just five-minutes of under-23 football at Everton, says the Liverpool Echo.Phillips joined up with the squad last week ay at first base and receive some playing time in right field, while will see most of his playing time at DH and receive some starts at first base.

cision to step down as manager on matchdays.Kompan

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Cubs shortstop turned down an opportunity to play for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic in order to prepare for the 2013 season. “I told (Moises Alou) I’d think about it. But I don’t want to be on the bench. is there. I haChampionship Huddersfield have signed Chelsea midfielder Trevoh Chalobah on a season-long loan.The 20-year-old joins the Terriers on the back of a f their three big name loan players.Inter are eager to buy defender Jesus Vallejo.The on-loan Real Madrid centre-half is ready to quit his season-long deal this month and return to Spain.Real are eager to loan him out again and has offers from Granada and Leganes. However, Vallejo is yet to make a choice.Intagain in January – and will seek to fund their plans with three sales.Mauro Icardi, Ivan Perisic and Joao Mario will all be cashed in.Argentine striker Icardi has started the season very well ull season of experience in the Championship with Ipswich Town.ve respect for him. I’d be on the bench. It’s better for me to be working, playing every day in spring training,” Castro said in mid-January, per ESPN.

my Abraham is disappointed they didn’t buy PSG sta

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The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Brewers manager Ron Roenicke is formulating a plan for first base while goes for a second opinion on his injured knee. One option Roenicke is comfortable with is , who was playing firTh his best form soon.The 26-year-old winger was a target for both Arsenal and Everton during the summer and is reported to have handed in a late transfer request in the hope of pushing through a move.After resuming domestic action followin on the continent.Lingard is fighting for his future at Old Trafford after a poor past 12 months.ESPN says Lingard has emerged as a target for Atletico Madrid and Roma.The United midfielder would like to stay at the club but has begun to look at poteg a late retat’s according to manager Chris Wilder, who is delighted with the on-loan Manchester United youngster.”I’m sure, knowing Dean, there might be a reaction coming back their way,” Wilder said. “That’s part and parcel of his character, so long as he dost base in 2012 before he exited the lineup in May because of his own knee injury. “He was going to be our first baseman last year,” Roenicke said during a radio interview Tuesday. “When he went down, we really thought he was playing well. So, he’s certainly the guy we’re looking at. If the knee is OK, we’re really comfortable with Mat doing that job.”

uary transfer window.United missed out on a midfie

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In a long-anticipated move, the Pirates sent closer to teran Zlatan Ibrahimovic hinted he could quit the MLS this weekend.Former Manchester United striker Ibrahimovic faces his first MLS play-off game on Sunday as his side LA Galaxy face a tough trip to face Minnesota United. “Could be,” said Ibrahimovicthe Red Sox in a six-player swap on Wednea permanent deal.Mari is on-loan at Arsenal from Flathree-month lay-off after ankle surgery, leaving the Nerazzurri short upfront.“The team worked extremely well in training and when I see that attitude, I know that I can rest easy. We can win or lose the game, but this is what reassures me,” said Cmengo to the end of this season.Arsenal have an option to make Mari’s move permanent in the summer and he has impressed so far.The Spaniard has made two appearances for the Gunners and helped them ksday, and according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pirates general manager Neal Huntington says that will take over the ninth-inning role vacated by Hanrahan. The Pirates re-signed Grilli to a two-year, $6.75 million deal earlier this month. In 2012, Grilli notched 32 holds along with 90 strikeouts and a 2.91 ERA over 58 2/3 innings.

Cubs agree to sign Kyuji Fujikawa for two years, $9.5M

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The are in agreement to sign Japanese closer Kyuji Fujikawa for two years and $9.5 million,yad Mahrez this summer.City’s two-year ban from UEFA competition, which is subject to appeal, means a number of the club’s better players might look for new clubs in the Champions League.And one of those players is said to be Mahrez, according to Cal reports CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman. Fujikawa also has the chance to earn an extra $2 million per year in performance bonuses.

Fujikawa, a 32-year-old right-hander, had 24 saves with a 1.32 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 58 strikeouts in 47 2/3 innings last season for the Hanshin Tigers in Nippon Professional Baseball.

In a six-season career for Hanshin, Fujikawa amassed 202 saves with a 1.36 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 510 strikeouts in 369 2/3 innpended proceedings against AC Milan over Financial Fair Play transgressions.For the moment, the development means Milan will be allowed to compete in the Europa League next season.“The suspension of the proceedings will remain in place until after ings. He’s an elite closer in Japan. The had been seen as the favorites to land Fujikawa.

Where Fujikawa fits with the Cubs shouldn’t be a huge mystery. We know Cubs brass has been listening to trade offers for closer — there was even an initial agreement in place to trade Marmol for earlier this of.Eriksen has rejected a new contract from Spurs reportedly worth £200,000-a-week.The Dane wanted to join Barcelona and Real Madrid this summer, but no offers arrived.The Express says Atleti will wait until January to make a move for the playmaker.Erfseason. The best guess is the Cubs continue to try to find a suitor for Marmol and head into the 2013 season with Fujikawa as the closer. Marmol is a free agent following the 2013 season, for which he is set to earn $9.8 million.

News of Fujikawa’s signing was first reported by Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.

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Top free-agent hit list: Projected salaries for Greinke, Hamilton, Bourn and 39 more

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will be pursued by the and . (US Presswire)

Pay no attention to the weak World Series ratings. Revenues in baseball are up, franchise values are way up and a free-agent class that is interesting but almost devoid of major stars (after the top few guys) should benefit greatly.

After all, this is, as Bud Selig has reminded us many times, the golden era of baseball.

And these guys are the luckiest of all the beneficiaries.

With help from an unnamed expert source on the player side (not an agent who represents these players), here are predicted dollar amounts for 42 top names in this year’s class, with my own guesses, as well.

With a potential bidding war between two big-market crosstown rivals (the two L.A.’s), he stands to be the big winner. My expert has him No. 1, and I agree. Expert: $147 million, 6 years. Me: $150 million, 6 years. 

One of the more interesting markets in years. One management source predicts a small-to-mid market could break the bank. I could see , whether it be the US Bank (Brewers GM Doug Melvin joked they might need that particular bank), or whatever bank. Expert: $137 million, 5 years. Me: $140 million, 6 years.

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The Nationals and Phillies could do battle for this prototype center fielder/leadoff man. Expert: $83 million, 5 years. Me: $80 million, 5 years.

The same two teams should play here (as could the Giants, who may also be in on Bourn). Expert: $70 million, 5 years. Me: $65 million, 5 years.

5. , OF. Regular-season numbers aren’t far off those of , who got $126 million for seven years. But how much with defense and October matter? Expert: $67 million, five years. Me: $39 million, three years.

Very good postseason should help. Incumbent have said they be will be in mix. Expert: $65 million, 5 years. Me: $70 million, 5 years.

Superb and consistent season and postseason (this time without guru Dave Duncan) followed a very good one. Expert: $64 million, 4 years. Me: $70 million, 4 dio Mane says his brace in the UEFA Super Cup final win over Chelsea was down to the play of Roberto Firmino.Firmino came on at half-time and set Mane up twice to fire home for Liverpool.”To be honest, I think I was just a lucky boy,” the Senegal intyears.

His big year in changed his image. No one benefited more from his walk year. Expert: $45 million, 4 years. Me: $30 million, 3 years.

Monster year should pay off. The Red Sox, who had him briefly, should covet LaRoche. The incumbent Nats surely do, too. Expert: $39 million, 3 years. Me: $56 million, 4 years.

Replaced Mariano Rivera and put up a Rivera-like year. Could see the Tigers making a play. Expert: $39 million, 3 years. Me: Agree.

The Nationals turned down a $13.3-million qualifying offer, which ought to be a clue. But who knows? Pitching is so scarce, he is undeniably durable and consistent, and now he doesn’t have a draft pick attached to him. Expert: $37 million, 3 years. Me: $36 million, 3 years.

He should probably return to the National League after slipping somewhat as the Rangers’ late-deadline afterthought pickup. Expert: $33 million, 3 years. Me: $25 million, 2 years.

Big postseason will help, though personality quirk may be an issue with some. Expert: $28 million, 3 years. Me: $12 million, 2 years.

He encountered rough seas last offseason, but a cameo in should help. Expert: $25 million, 3 years. Me: $15 million, 2 years.

Terrific finish showed he has plenty left. Expert: $22 million, 2 years. Me: $30 million, 2 years.

Inspirational pick was having a nice year before the unfortunate liner. Expert: $22 million, 2 years. Me: $20 million, 2 years.

His off year will hurt a little, but probably not as much as you think. Expert: $21 million, 2 years. Me: $30 million, 3 years.

18. , 3B. He fit nicely on the South Side but his overall numbers still diminished. Expert: $18 million, 2 years. Me: $20 million, 2 years.

Huge year in perhaps makes him feel better about Petco difficulties. Expert: $17 million, 2 years. Me: $24 million, 3 years.

Very nice bounce back season. Expert: $16.5 million, 2 years. Me: $15 million, 2 years.

He’s solid and consistent, which plays pretty well this year. Expert: $16 million, 2 years. Me: $24 million, 3 years. 

Big walk year helps. have replacement ready, but watch if Jerry Reinsdorf brings back a favorite. Expert: $15 million, 2 years. Me: $20 million, 2 years.

Very good lefty reliever who should be appreciated this winter. Expert: $14.5 million, 3 years. Me: $16.5 million, 3 years.

Nice set-up man, but was better in than . Expert: $16 million, 3 years. Me: $15 million, 3 years.

Had a very nice year in but could surely use competition from the other two big spenders, the Phillies and . Expert: $14 million, 2 years. Me: $21 million, 3 years.

Postseason hero should cash in, but it’ll be a surprise if he leaves San Francisco. Expert: $14 million, 2 years. Me: $15 million, 2 years.

He resurrected his career in after not dealing well with Coors Field. We can rule out , anyway. Expert: $14 million, 2 years. Me: $27 million, 3 years.

He’s willing to do a one-year deal so he has something left when he finishes his career later in Japan. The Yankees should be able to make a deal here after giving him the $13.3-million qualifying offer. Expert: $14 million, 1 year. Me:sted in the vacant Newcastle job.The Dutchman has been unemployed since leaving Feyenoord and becomes the first name to publicly declare his interest in replacing Rafa Benitez, who will leave at the end of this month.”I think the rumours have come a $15 million, 1 year.

He consistently outpitches his stuff, though he had a bit of injury trouble last year. Expert: $10.25 million, 1 year. Me: $20 million, 2 years.

He resurrected his career once with the Yankees. Maybe the Giants make a play this time. Expert: $11 million, 1 year. Me: $10 million, 1 year.

His huge postseason should make him coveted. Expert: $11 million, 2 years. Me: $18 million, 3 years.

Everyone is assuming the Yankees will automatically give him the same money or more. But being that he won’t pitch elsewhere, is 43 and returning from a knee injury, that’s not quite a certainty. Expert: $10 million, 1 year. Me: $12 million, 1 year.

The ’ trade fell through at the last minute, so he’s probably not too far off the difference between the $15.5-million option and $3.5-million option. Expert: $10 million, 1 year. Me: $20 million, 2 years.

Nice solid starter is better than you think. Expert: $10 million, 2 years. Me: $14 million, 2 years.

An off year offensively could hurt him. But his ability to play first base or DH helps. The Red Sox, who have eyed him for years, make sense. Expert: $9 million, 1 year. Me: $16 million, 2 years.

The .211 batting average is a detriment, even at a time where BA has been devalued. But should it? Very good defender with power. Expert: $7 million, 1 year. Me: $15 million, 2 years.

He came back to pitch for a bargain $2.5 million last year, but they’ll presumably strike a compromise between that and market value this time. Expert: $6.5 million (plus $4 million in incentives). Me: $10 million.

He’ll look for a closer job a year after Tommy John. Expert: $6.5 million, 1 year. Me: $7.5 million, 1 year.

Like Madson, he missed 2012 with an elbow issue. Expert: $6.5 million, 1 year. Me: Agree.

The poor finish where his pitches flattened out makes the previous contract — where ex-agent Dan Lozano accepted a $9-million club option, Valverde says without his consent (he’s filed a grievance against his ex-agent) — costly. Expert: $6.25 million, 1 year. Me: $7 million, 1 year.

As time goes by, perhaps the shenanigans will be less rememHarry Arter is a step away from leaving Bournemouth.Sky Sports says Arter completed his medical at Fulham on Saturday night.It’s thought a potential season-long loan deal with an obligation to buy could be complete later today.Arter spent last season on-loan with Cardiff City.bered. Everyone thinks a one-year deal is right, but don’t be shocked if someone steps up for two. Expert: $6 million, 1 year. Me: $8 million, 1 year.

He hasn’t decided whether he’s coming back. Hunch is the Astros probably will want him most. Expert: $5 million, 1 year. Me: $9 million, 1 year.

Report: Orioles DH Jim Thome eyeing return this weekend

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designated hitter is in the club’s upcoming weekend series against the at Fenway Park, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reported Tuesday.

Thome has been out since July 27 with a herniated disk in his neck. The slugger has onlts he’s missed Benfica this season.The 20-year-old moved for an eye-watering 127 million euros and has thus far been unable to show what he is capable of in a red-and-white shirt, but his best play to date has come with Benfica.”Now I see how happy Iy played in 18 games for the Orioles since coming over in a trade from . He has made “significant progress” in his rehab at Sarasota, Fla., and the club believes he would need only a few instructional league at-bats before making his return to the majors.

The 22-year veteran is hitting .252/.347/.450 this sChelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has inked a new long-term deal with sportswear giant Adidas, reports, /.The French international had been linked with a switch to rivals Puma, but has now committed his future to the three stripes.eason but has struggled somewhat in his short time as an Oriole, managing just a .261/.354/.391 line with fivealled for greater on-field leadership. Keane has mapped out how the Blues can return to winning games.Looking ahead to this weekend’s battle with West Ham, the centre-half told evertontv: “We all need to show a bit more leadership on the pitch and extra-base hits in 69 at-bats.

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Aubrey Huff hurt in perfect game celebration

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It wasn’t as grisly as the injury suffered by two years ago and let’s hope it’s nowhere near as costly, but the ‘ will undergo an MRI after he hurt his knee in Wednesday nighlder, a target for Manchester City and Bayern Munich, has told Atletico chiefs that he intends to leave the club this summer, says Marca.With both City and Bayern willing to meet Rodrigo’s €70m buyout clause, it means Atletico have no say in prevent’s celebration of ‘s prefect game.Huff, 35, tried to leap over the railing to join the c has the intelligence to be a manager in the future.The goalkeeper will retire after the Europa League final against Chelsea, where he could return as sports director.Emery said, “I don’t know, but I know he plays the drums! He is a special man. I waelebration on the mound, but fell to the ground instead, and hurt his knee. .Bruce Bochy told reporters that Huly international is available from United this summer, though despite fielding interest from several Serie A clubs, Darmian remains at Old Trafford.Tuttosport says Juve are set to release Luca Pellegrini to Cagliari on-loan.And should the deal go thrff could be headed to the disabled list,. Huff was scheduled to DH in American League parks during interleague play. For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow on Twitter, subscribe to the and .