George Kontos Retires

George Kontos Retires Longtime major league reliever George Kontos has hung up his cleats, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. The 35-year-old Kontos hasn’t pitched since the Nationals’ Triple-A affiliate released him last August, but he will stay in baseball as an analyst with NBC Sports Bay Area. “I did have some inclinations…

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Phillies Release Anthony Swarzak

Phillies Release Anthony Swarzak The Phillies announced that right-handed reliever Anthony Swarzak has requested and received his unconditional release. Swarzak had been on a minor league contract since June. It was the second minors pact Swarzak signed with the Phillies dating back to February. The two sides reworked the initial deal. The 34-year-old Swarzak isn’t…

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Listen to Episode 11 of ‘Pinstripe Pod’: Subway Series Sweep feat. Cecil Fielder, Brian Boehringer

Listen to Episode 11 of ‘Pinstripe Pod’: Subway Series Sweep feat. Cecil Fielder, Brian Boehringer The Yankees enjoyed a two-game spring training 2.0 Subway Series sweep on Saturday and Sunday. The games don’t count in the standings, but they did show that the Yankees look ready to roll for their 60-game season opener Thursday against…

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Jacob deGrom Is Mr. Indispensable

Jacob deGrom Is Mr. Indispensable The Mets had quite a scare last week when Jacob deGrom left Tuesday’s intrasquad game after just one inning due to back tightness. Thankfully, an MRI taken on Thursday came back clean, and upon being cleared, the two-time reigning Cy Young winner threw a bullpen session on Friday, followed by…

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