Twins Expected To Give Cruz A $12M Option
The Twins will give slugger Nelson Cruz a $12M contract option within the next few days. As a 39-year-old designated hitter, he had 41 home runs. And, he is one of three players to reach that number. Even with two stints on the IL, he still made $14M in 2019. Plus, he also had 108 RBIs and a .311 batting average this season.
In addition, he also was the 57th player in the MLB to hit 400 career home runs. Cruz is also the 26th player in baseball history with four 40-home run seasons. Both the Twins players and staffers saw him as having a positive influence on the clubhouse this season.
Fans Removed From 76ers Game Due To Disruption
Stadium police removed two fans from the stands of a 76ers preseason game on Tuesday. The team said that the fans continued to disrupt the “fan experience”. However, the fans say it was because of their support of Honk Kong.
“At last evening’s game, following multiple complaints from guests and verbal confrontations with others in attendance, two individuals were warned by Wells Fargo Center staff about their continuing disruption of the fan experience. Ultimately, the decision was made by Wells Fargo Center personnel to remove the guests from the premises, which was accomplished without incident,” the 76ers said.
Kemoko Turay Suffers From Broken Ankle
Colts defensive end Kemoko Turay broke his ankle during last Sunday’s game against the Chiefs. The injury occurred late in the fourth quarter when Turay was in pursuit of the Chiefs quarterback. Because of it, the Colts placed Turay on season-ending reserve.
“One of the best things [Houston] said to me is that I have to learn to be a pass-rusher on both sides, the left and the right. Keep studying,” Turay said last week. “Study the opponent. Put it on film that you play both sides and then you’re giving O-linemen more to study instead of just one thing to study. You’re playing chess with them.”
Rangers Trade Vladislav Namestnikov To Senators
The Rangers traded forward Vladislav Namestnikov to the Senators on Monday night. In exchange, the Rangers got defenseman Nick Ebert. Namestnikov 66 goals and 92 assists in 362 games over his career.
Kyle Larson Wins Playoff Race
Kyle Larson won the NASCAR playoff race at Dover on Sunday. It was the first win he had in 2 years. Originally a promising rookie, bad cars plagued his career. “It’s not a shock, either,” Larson said. “I feel like we’ve been running really well this year. It would be nice to get [Chip Ganassi, team owner] that championship that, honestly, he’s probably owed.”