Talking Chop Archives
2010 - Right-hander Jair Jurrjens is headed for an MRI on his sore right shoulder.
2016 - Fredi Gonzalez comes in at No. 22 in a ranking of all major league managers.
2017 - The Braves announce that infielder Sean Rodriguez underwent shoulder surgery. There is no timetable for his return. Rodriguez was injured in an automobile accident in January.
2021 - USA Today projects the Atlanta Braves for a 93-69 record and a first place finish in the NL East.
1905 - The National League Board of Directors in New York acquit Cardinals right-hander Jack Taylor who was accused of throwing games. Taylor is found guilty of bad conduct and is fined $300.
1916 - The New York Yankees purchase Frank “Home Run” Baker from the Philadelphia Athletics for a reported $37,500. Baker sat out the 1915 season in a salary dispute with Connie Mack.
1956 - The Pirates and Kansas City A’s cancel an exhibition game scheduled to take place in Birmingham, AL because of a local ordinance barring black players from playing against white players.
1990 - Major League owners institute a lockout that will last 32 days and postpone the start of the regular season by one week.
1999 - The Reds announce that they are dropping their long standing policy that prohibits facial hair for players.
2000 - Carl Everett and the Red Sox have an agreement on a three-year deal.
2000 - The Oakland A’s acquire outfielder Jeremy Giambi from the Royals. Giambi joins his brother Jason becoming the sixth brother combo to play in Oakland.
2011 - The Mets sign reliever Jason Isringhausen to a minor league deal that includes an invite to spring training. Isringhausen is coming off of Tommy John surgery and is attempting a comeback at age 38. He will appear in 53 games posting a 4.05 ERA in 46 2/3 innings.
2014 - Mark Mulder’s comeback attempt after five years away from the game ends on the first day of spring training when he ruptures his Achilles tendon during routine flexibility drills.
2018 - Jaime Garcia agrees to a one-year, $10 million deal with the Blue Jays.
2019 - The Yankees reach a four-year, $40 million contract extension with Luis Severino.