January 21, 2014 |
Joey Medellin, a promising sophomore pitcher at Birmingham who was impressive last weekend throwing against El Toro in the JSerra tournament, checked out of school on Tuesday and is transferring to Calabasas. His older brother, Randy, was an All-City infielder for the Patriots and another brother, Eric, is a senior at Birmingham. Medellin could have problems trying to play this season for the Coyotes, because first-year Calabasas Coach Thomas Cassidy coached him on a travel-ball team in the fall, and there's a CIF rule that bars athletes from following their coach.
May 8, 2012 |
MINNEAPOLIS -- Angels pitcher Jered Weaver is probably too young to have a "bucket list," but if he did, the 29-year-old right-hander would have crossed two things off it this past week. Last Wednesday night in Anaheim, Weaver threw his first major league no-hitter, blanking the Minnesota Twins for the first individual no-hitter in Angel Stadium since Nolan Ryan in 1975. Tuesday afternoon, Weaver reaped another reward for his gem when he presented the "Top 10" list on CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman," filming the segment, which will air Tuesday night, in a suite next to the Target Field press box. "I watch Dave before I go to bed when I'm home, so it's pretty cool to be on the show," Weaver said.
November 18, 2013 |
Free-agent pitcher Bronson Arroyo, who went 14-12 with a 3.79 earned-run average for the Cincinnati Reds last season, told MLB Network Radio on Monday that both the Dodgers and Angels are among four teams known to have expressed interest in him this winter. Arroyo turns 37 in February but is looking for a three-year deal, which might be warranted considering his health and track record. The right-hander has made 32 or more starts in each of the last nine seasons, and he struck out 124 and walked only 34 in 202 innings in 2013.
September 27, 2013 |
UCLA continues to get commitments from top young baseball players. The latest is 6-foot-2 sophomore right-handed pitcher Kyle Mora from Los Alamitos. He has participated in the USA 14U development program. He's part of a Los Alamitos team that is already sending senior pitcher Jacob Nix to UCLA. Eric.email@example.com
February 9, 2013 |
Who is this man, and what has he done with Tim Lincecum? “You know, when I first saw him, I didn't recognize him to be honest with you," Giants Manager Bruce Bochy told the Associated Press on Friday. The Giants pitcher and two-time NL Cy Young winner shed his shaggy hair for a clean-cut look, but it doesn't stop there. He's also put on 10 pounds during off-season workouts. Instead of “The Freak,” maybe we should call him "The Professional. " Last year, Lincecum had one of the worst seasons of his six-year career, going 10-15 with a 5.18 ERA and 190 strikeouts in 33 starts over 186 innings.