NL Notes: Kang, Brewers, Mets, Reds

NL Notes: Kang, Brewers, Mets, Reds After spending several years with the Pirates, who released him Aug. 5, it’s possible free-agent infielder Jung Ho Kang will resurface in the National League Central. Kang took infield practice with the Brewers’ Triple-A affiliate in San Antonio on Thursday, as journalist Joe Alexander noted. Tom Haudricourt of the…

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Effectively Wild Episode 1418: Clutch, Clayton, Mickey, and More

Effectively Wild Episode 1418: Clutch, Clayton, Mickey, and More Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller banter about Bryce Harper’s clutchness and how he’s perceived by fans, Clayton Kershaw’s resurgence, and Mickey Callaway’s comments about analytics, then answer listener emails about the same player batting twice and playing two positions, whether Byron Buxton’s defense has hidden value,…

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Outrighted: Yacabonis, Mantiply, Lail

Outrighted: Yacabonis, Mantiply, Lail Let’s catch up on a few announcements regarding players who have been outrighted after clearing waivers … The Orioles announced that righty Jimmy Yacabonis is destined for Triple-A after clearing. He had struggled in a 41-inning showcase this year, managing only a 5.40 ERA with 7.2 K/9 against 5.3 BB/9. Yacabonis…

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Giants To Promote Logan Webb

Giants To Promote Logan Webb TODAY: Webb is indeed taking the ball tomorrow, skipper Bruce Bochy tells reporters including MLB.com’s Maria Guardado (via Twitter). YESTERDAY: The Giants haven’t named a starter for Saturday’s game in Arizona, but president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi “strongly hinted” in a radio appearance on KNBR the job will go to…

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