Cubs Aquire Maldonado From Royals
The Chicago Cubs recently acquired catcher Martin Maldonado from the Kansas City Royales. Announced on Monday, the Cubs gave the Royals left-handed pitcher Mike Montgomery in the deal. The Cubs expect Maldonado to be an immediate replacement for catcher Willson Contreras. The Cubs placed him on the IL for a strain in his arch.
Currently, Maldonado serves as a good insurance cushion while Contreras heals. Although they do not expect him to spend much time on the IL, the Cubs wanted the extra security. “It was something we wanted to quickly finalize once it became clear Willson was going to miss some time,” Cubs president Theo Epstein said.
Cardinals Release Harrison After Warrant Issued
The Arizona Cardinals released offensive tackle Demond Harrison after a warrant was issued for his arrest for felony charges of assault in North Carolina. Greensboro police said that someone filed the report Tuesday. In addition, the warrant they issued is for assault on a female by a male.
The police didn’t reveal more information about the case. Also, the Cardinals didn’t say why they released Harrison. However, they did agree to terms with defensive back Jalen Thompson for a four-year contract.
Josh Jackson In Diversion Program
Grizzlies forward Josh Jackson entered a diversion program to settle a misdemeanor charge for resisting arrest. During the Rolling Loud music festival in Miami, police arrested him after he attempted to enter the VIP section without the proper pass multiple times.
According to records, Jackson entered the program on July 2nd. Police also charged him with a felony escape charge, but they dismissed the charge last month. If he successfully completes the program, then the court will dismiss the charges.
Ron Francis To Be Seattle GM
Seattle’s NHL team announced its first general manager. Ron Francis, an NHL Hall of Famer, is set to be announced as the franchises first GM. Seattle will offer him a multiyear contract, beginning with their first playable season in 2021. Because of this, the team will make the hiring official later this week.
Chuck Person Avoids Prison
Former Auburn University assistant coach Chuck Person narrowly avoided prison following the college basketball bribery scandal. Prosecutors say that Person collected nearly $92,000 in bribes to help top players to a government cooperator.