As the trade deadline nears, trade rumors of all sorts are flying around willy nilly. With so many pieces of information being batted around (pun entirely intended and I won’t apologize), here are all of the latest trade rumors in one place for ease.
Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona was set to manage his third All-Star Game — having also managed the 2005 and 2008 teams while with the Boston Red Sox — but underwent a procedure to correct an irregular heartbeat last week and will miss the game. Indians bench coach Brad Mills will instead manage the American League in Miami.
On Monday, Max Scherzer of the Washington Nationals and Chris Sale of the Red Sox were named starting pitchers for the Midsummer Classic. This is the second All-Star start for Scherzer, who started for the AL in 2013 at Citi Field in New York.
Sale started last year as a member of the Chicago White Sox, making him the first pitcher to start consecutive All-Star Games since Randy Johnson in 2000-01.
Monday also gave us the batting orders for both teams. Fans voted for the starting position players, with the exception of Mookie Betts of the Red Sox, replacing an injured Mike Trout, who just finished a minor league rehab assignment for the Angels.
Joe Buck will call play-by-play of the All-Star Game, sharing the Fox booth with John Smoltz, the Hall of Famer and eight-time All-Star who started the game in 1996. That duo will be joined by reporters NBA Basketball Jerseys Ken Rosenthal and Tom Verducci from the dugouts during the game.
Yovani Gallardo is back in the rotation, for example. After all those deals, all Miami Heat Cheap Jerseys that planning, they’re back to where they started.