Braves send southpaw Jaime Garcia to Twins in three-player deal

Jaime Garcia is on the move.

The Braves announced Monday they have traded the 31-year-old pitcher, along with catcher Anthony Recker and cash considerations, to the Twins in exchange for pitching prospect Huascar Ynoa.

“It’s like the elephant in the room, and you don’t want to talk about it,” Beckham said. “But I’ve gotten to the point in my life where I’m like, ‘No, I’m going to … there’s no need to not talk about it.

“I believe that I will be hopefully not just the highest-paid receiver in the league, but the highest-paid, period.”

Those are some pretty lofty goals for Beckham, whose remaining year on his 2014 first-round pick’s rookie contract calls for him to be paid $1.8 million. The Giants recently picked up the fifth-year option on the contract at what is expected to be in the $8.5 million range.

Right now, Pittsburgh’s Antonio Brown tops the list of highest-paid receiver after he scored a $68 million contract extension in February.

As for the highest-paid player in the league? That honor belongs to Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, who scored a five-year, $125 million deal during the offseason.

That’s a big ‘if’ because of the fact that most penalties are in favor of the offense at this point. Think about how and when pass rushers can hit a quarterback. It is very hard for a defender to get to the quarterback that many times simply because the rules prevent it, but honestly, why couldn’t Mack do it?

J.J. Watt showed that an interior lineman can get to the quarterback some 20 times in a year, so why couldn’t a pass rusher on the Detroit Lions Cheap Jerseys outside do it? The obvious reason is that he will be double-teamed, but still, if anyone Chinese Cheap Jerseys could do it, Mack may be the man.

MLB trade rumors: Latest news, rumored deals before July 31 trade deadline

MLB rumors, rumors everywhere and not a drop to drink. Or something.

Prior to MLB’s July 31 trade deadline is like the month leading up to Christmas for baseball fans, and you know what that means: no shortage of rumors and high levels of anticipation for all.

New York would love to get a hold of the Rangers starter given he is the best pitcher out on the market right now, but they will have to deal with the competition presented by the Cubs and likely the Dodgers. It’s unlikely Darvish is traded to the Astros simply because it would be in division and those two ball clubs have not made any trades of note in recent years.

But with Michael Pineda out for the year and more, Jordan Montgomery starting to struggle and Luis Severino closing in on a career-high in innings, the Yankees could use some pitching help down the stretch in their search for either a division title or a wild card spot and Darvish would go a long way in getting them to the postseason.

Darvish does become a free agent after the season so China Cheap Jerseys Wholesale the price for him will be lower than it would be if he had a couple of years left, but that doesn’t Cheap Youth NBA Jerseys mean he will be cheap by any stretch of the imagination.

At this point, the NFLPA has made its recommendation and the NFL will take that under advisement in the coming weeks as it decides on Elliott’s punishment under the league’s Personal Conduct Policy.

NFL will not announce any possible Ezekiel Elliott discipline today, nor this weekend. Cowboys report to camp Saturday with matter pending.

The NFL will make its decision before the start of the regular season in fairness to the club.

The Cowboys’ season opens Sept. 10 at home against the Giants on NBC’s prime-time game.

Billy Beane talks MLB’s international appeal, says Mike Trout would be soccer superstar in Germany

The MLB trade deadline is fast approaching, which means Oakland A’s front-office guru Billy Beane is a very busy man. As always.

Managing the roster is a constant challenge for Beane, now the A’s executive vice president of baseball operations, and GM David Forst given the budgetary restraints that have been a reality of baseball in Oakland for a couple decades. The July 31 non-wavier trade deadline has been a Beane showcase for years, and 2017 has been no different. The A’s have already traded relievers Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson to the Nationals, and starting pitcher Sonny Gray is No. 1 on the list of coveted-and-available starting pitchers.

SPOX, Sporting News’ partner site and the official home of MLB in Germany, interviewed Beane about a wide range of topics. Below are excerpts of the interview (questions are paraphrased, answers are not).

Mitchell then took to Twitter to say he was able to spend the night at home but will need further testing.

Mitchell went undrafted in 2014 but has spent time with multiple Summer League teams in the NBA. Last summer he spent time with the Knicks.

“I’m looking up and my eye’s still moving but it’s out here,” he said Friday. “I touched it and I immediately wanted to push it back in and I was like, ‘That’s a bad idea.’ I could still see, I could still move it. I never lost vision, never Cheap Youth Basketball Jerseys went blurry, thank God. It’s feeling much better.

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Red Sox star prospect Rafael Devers expected to get first start Tuesday

The Red Sox are wasting no time getting prized prospect Rafael Devers into the starting lineup.

The 20-year-old third baseman, who just got called up to Boston on Sunday, is expected to start Tuesday night, according to ESPN. His first game comes against the Mariners and ace Felix Hernandez.

Welcome to the big leagues, kid.

MLB.com rates Devers the No. 4 MLB prospect. ESPN rates him No. 3. Yet some might wonder if the Red Sox are rushing Devers, given he has played only nine games at the Triple-A level.

Devers told ESPN the Red Sox have just told him to have fun.

“I didn’t feel any emotions, really. I just wanted to get here so bad,” Devers said Monday (through an interpreter). “I didn’t even fall asleep on the plane. I was just so excited to get here. The organization has basically just told me to have the Cheap World Baseball Classic Jerseys same fun playing baseball as I’ve always had. And that’s just what I intend to do and how I approach the game.”

Devers hit two home runs and had an OPS of 1.047 in those nine games with Pawtucket, continuing to show he can wield a bat. The Cheap Youth NFL Jerseys left-hander hit 18 home runs with a .944 OPS in 77 games with Double-A Portland this year.

For Red Sox fans wondering what Devers is all about, here’s an excerpt from his scouting report on MLB.com:

When Devers signed, there was some thought that he’d outgrow third base and wind up at first base, but he worked diligently on his defense and conditioning. He has the hands and arm for the hot corner, and his underrated instincts give him enough range to make plays.”