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Drew Hastings Hired to Shake Things Up as New General Manager of Baltimore Orioles
Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
Hope springs eternal.

At least that was the mood of the press conference when it was announced that Drew Hastings would be the new GM of the Baltimore Orioles. Team owners and fans are really enthused about the signing and are looking forward to the upcoming season.

"I'm very honored to be working for the fans of Baltimore. We have several questions to resolve, and a wholesale team assessment to perform, along with time constraints to consider," Drew Hastings told reporters at the press conference. "Baseball is a year-round job these days, and I'm fortunate to be working with the Orioles ownership."
Kansas City-Toronto Trade: Sanchez for Brantly
Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
The Kansas City Royals have parted ways with 26-year-old C Gary Sanchez and $4,000,000 in cash in a trade with the Toronto Blue Jays for 22-year-old minor league RHP Casey Mize, 28-year-old LF Edwin Rodgers, 29-year-old C Rob Brantly and 28-year-old minor league C Jacob Realmuto. Royals general manager Rob Chapman confirmed the deal in an announcement this morning.


This year Sanchez has hit at a .217 clip with 24 RBIs, 9 home runs and 20 runs scored.

Brantly is hitting .260 in 2019 with 15 RBIs and 5 home runs.
Colorado Rockies Ship Lane to Philadelphia
Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
Officials for Colorado confirmed that they have traded 24-year-old minor league RHP Morton Forrest, 20-year-old minor league LF John Lane, 22-year-old minor league LHP Matt Johnson and 20-year-old minor league C George Hall to the Philadelphia Phillies. In return, the Rockies will receive nothing.
LEAGUE LEADERS AVG
Jed McKinley - COL
.392
2 Wil Myers COL .382
3 Arturo Moreno TEX .342
4 Charles Cutler LAA .341
5 2 tied with   .335
LEAGUE LEADERS HR
Miguel Velazquez - NYY
20
2 Edgardo Arredondo HOU 16
3 Kaleb Cowart LAA 15
3 Braulio Pardo SF 15
3 Ramón Zaragoza COL 15
LEAGUE LEADERS RBI
Kaleb Cowart - LAA
59
2 Braulio Pardo SF 55
3 Miguel Velazquez NYY 42
4 Edgardo Arredondo HOU 41
5 Kyle Roller LAD 38
LEAGUE LEADERS W
3 tied with
7
1 Bill Black CHW 7
1 Josh Johnson DET 7
1 Brett Marshall TBR 7
4 12 tied with   6
LEAGUE LEADERS ERA
2 tied with
1.47
1 Bill Black CHW 1.47
1 Danny Hultzen SEA 1.47
3 Chris Scalise PIT 1.69
4 Gabriel Guerrero LAD 1.83
LEAGUE LEADERS K
Justin Hooper - SEA
81
2 Jordan Lyles LAA 77
3 Alberto Vega NYM 74
4 Danny Hultzen SEA 72
5 Lance McCullers MIA 71
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AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS
East W L PCT GB
Tampa Bay Rays 28 20 .583 -
Toronto Blue Jays 28 21 .571 .5
Boston Red Sox 23 26 .469 5.5
New York Yankees 22 27 .449 6.5
Baltimore Orioles 18 33 .353 11.5
Central W L PCT GB
Minnesota Twins 28 20 .583 -
Cleveland Indians 26 22 .542 2.0
Chicago White Sox 26 23 .531 2.5
Detroit Tigers 24 25 .490 4.5
Kansas City Royals 14 34 .292 14.0
West W L PCT GB
Los Angeles Angels 36 14 .720 -
Texas Rangers 30 18 .625 5.0
Seattle Mariners 28 22 .560 8.0
Houston Astros 24 26 .480 12.0
Oakland Athletics 20 30 .400 16.0
NATIONAL LEAGUE STANDINGS
East W L PCT GB
Atlanta Braves 30 21 .588 -
Miami Marlins 25 21 .543 2.5
New York Mets 26 22 .542 2.5
Washington Nationals 21 28 .429 8.0
Philadelphia Phillies 19 30 .388 10.0
Central W L PCT GB
St. Louis Cardinals 31 18 .633 -
Cincinnati Reds 25 25 .500 6.5
Milwaukee Brewers 22 29 .431 10.0
Pittsburgh Pirates 16 31 .340 14.0
Chicago Cubs 15 33 .312 15.5
West W L PCT GB
Colorado Rockies 33 16 .673 -
San Francisco Giants 33 16 .673 -
Los Angeles Dodgers 26 24 .520 7.5
San Diego Padres 20 30 .400 13.5
Arizona Diamondbacks 19 31 .380 14.5
YESTERDAY'S GAMES - American League
Away Team Home Team Result Time Winning Pitcher Losing Pitcher
Boston Toronto 4-6 5:05 pm PST K.Jansen (3-0, 2.74 ERA) J.García (0-2, 6.10 ERA)
Minnesota Los Angeles 3-15 7:05 pm PST K.Gausman (6-2, 3.39 ERA) Y.Flande (5-3, 5.00 ERA)
Oakland Cleveland 2-3 4:15 pm PST E.Smith (3-3, 0.81 ERA) R.Covington (1-1, 6.00 ERA)
Chicago Houston 6-5 6:05 pm PST H.Boyd (1-1, 3.74 ERA) L.Sachko (0-1, 3.15 ERA)
Los Angeles Tampa Bay 4-12 7:05 pm PST B.Marshall (7-2, 2.32 ERA) Y.Darvish (4-3, 5.47 ERA)
Seattle Texas 6-4 7:05 pm PST K.Comer (2-0, 3.25 ERA) R.McMillan (4-2, 3.20 ERA)
New York Baltimore 5-3 7:05 pm PST W.Powers (2-0, 5.54 ERA) J.McCracken (0-5, 6.41 ERA)
Miami Detroit 3-1 7:10 pm PST W.Buehler (4-3, 2.43 ERA) B.Anderson (3-4, 5.30 ERA)
YESTERDAY'S GAMES - National League
Away Team Home Team Result Time Winning Pitcher Losing Pitcher
Atlanta San Francisco 1-5 5:05 pm PST T.Cherry (6-1, 3.38 ERA) T.Pill (4-3, 2.30 ERA)
Arizona San Diego 2-0 7:05 pm PST S.Ohtani (3-5, 3.50 ERA) A.De Los Santos (3-5, 2.81 ERA)
Kansas City St. Louis 1-2 7:05 pm PST C.Aguilar (3-1, 5.79 ERA) D.Childs (2-4, 4.48 ERA)
Cincinnati Milwaukee 0-3 4:10 pm PST R.Solano (4-2, 5.24 ERA) A.Cole (1-2, 2.50 ERA)
Colorado Pittsburgh 7-3 7:05 pm PST C.Cooper (6-1, 3.47 ERA) G.Cole (3-2, 3.86 ERA)
Washington New York 2-6 7:10 pm PST Z.Lee (4-1, 2.70 ERA) S.Trevail (4-4, 3.31 ERA)
Philadelphia Chicago 4-3 7:05 pm PST M.Montgomery (1-1, 6.67 ERA) D.Porter (1-2, 4.25 ERA)
TODAY'S GAMES - American League
Away Team Home Team Time Starting Pitcher Away Team Starting Pitcher Home Team
Boston (23-26, Road: 12-13) Toronto (28-21, Home: 18-6) 2:30 pm PST RHP E.Small (4-1, 2.64 ERA) RHP C.Farrell (3-2, 5.44 ERA)
Chicago (26-23, Road: 13-12) Houston (24-26, Home: 12-11) 2:35 pm PST LHP P.Curran (2-4, 2.55 ERA) LHP D.Groves (0-0, 2.08 ERA)
Tampa Bay (28-20, Road: 15-9) Cleveland (26-22, Home: 15-10) 3:35 pm PST RHP S.Strasburg (3-1, 3.86 ERA) RHP S.Stephens (4-2, 3.21 ERA)
New York (22-27, Road: 9-12) Baltimore (18-33, Home: 8-17) 12:35 pm PST RHP N.Eovaldi (2-5, 4.31 ERA) RHP A.Russell (3-4, 4.11 ERA)
Miami (25-21, Road: 13-7) Detroit (24-25, Home: 14-13) 1:10 pm PST RHP L.McCullers (2-3, 2.51 ERA) RHP E.Castaneda (1-0, 4.15 ERA)
Seattle (28-22, Road: 14-12) Oakland (20-30, Home: 7-15) 7:05 pm PST LHP D.Hultzen (6-1, 1.47 ERA) RHP C.Martinez (3-5, 2.65 ERA)
TODAY'S GAMES - National League
Away Team Home Team Time Starting Pitcher Away Team Starting Pitcher Home Team
Atlanta (30-21, Road: 16-9) San Francisco (33-16, Home: 18-6) 3:30 pm PST LHP M.Cadet (4-2, 2.08 ERA) RHP J.Zimmermann (1-3, 5.01 ERA)
Washington (21-28, Road: 7-18) New York (26-22, Home: 15-5) 12:10 pm PST RHP E.Reith (5-2, 2.56 ERA) RHP M.Harvey (2-4, 3.42 ERA)
Colorado (33-16, Road: 17-10) Pittsburgh (16-31, Home: 7-13) 12:35 pm PST RHP P.Hughes (4-4, 4.66 ERA) RHP C.Meza (2-2, 3.86 ERA)
Philadelphia (19-30, Road: 6-15) Chicago (15-33, Home: 12-13) 2:20 pm PST LHP S.Gilmartin (3-2, 3.29 ERA) LHP J.Fierro (2-3, 4.73 ERA)
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