NL Central Notes: Cardinals, Pirates, Brito, Marin

NL Central Notes: Cardinals, Pirates, Brito, Marin We’ll round up some news from the NL Central. Cardinals outfielder Dexter Fowler sat out yesterday’s intrasquad game with back tightness, manager Mike Shildt told reporters (including Anne Rogers of MLB.com). He won’t take part in today’s Summer Camp work, either. Shildt categorized Fowler’s absence as merely precautionary, calling…

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Jay Jackson arrested for marijuana

Jay Jackson arrested for marijuana There’s a lot to unpack here. According to the NHK story, Jackson was arrested in the predawn hours of Friday in a parking lot in Hiroshima’s Minami Ward. Operating on an anonymous tip, the Hiroshima police on Tuesday searched his apartment in Chiba, just east of Tokyo on Tuesday, when…

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Latest On Brewers’ Eric Lauer

Latest On Brewers’ Eric Lauer JULY 12: Brewers manager Craig Counsell downplayed any issues regarding Lauer while speaking with reporters, including Adam McCalvy of MLB.com (Twitter link). “He’s healthy,” said Counsell, who noted the southpaw “just got slowed down a little bit.” Counsell added that Lauer has a chance to be ready by Opening Day. JULY…

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Tim Melville Reportedly Nearing Deal With CPBL’s Uni-President Lions

Tim Melville Reportedly Nearing Deal With CPBL’s Uni-President Lions Former Rockies right-hander Tim Melville is nearing a deal with the Uni-Lions of Taiwan’s Chinese Professional Baseball League, per local reports (h/t to CPBL Stats). Colorado released the 30-year-old in May. Melville has played with seven affiliated organizations (reaching the majors with the Reds, Twins, Padres and Rockies)…

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