Aramis Ramirez out two weeks with sprained knee

Aramis Ramirez out two weeks with sprained knee

Initially the Brewers were hoping that Aramis Ramirez would only miss a few days with a sprained left knee suffered over the weekend, but now the third baseman says “it might even be two weeks.” “It’s still early in spring training so it’s not that big a deal,” Ramirez said, via Tom Haudricourt of the…

NL East: Barry Bonds wouldn't take picture with Dodgers star Pederson

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NL East: Barry Bonds wouldn't take picture with Dodgers star Pederson

Apparently being an MLB All-Star and home run derby runner-up is not enough for Marlins hitting coach Barry Bonds to take a picture with you.

That's according to Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson, a 2015 NL All-Star. He said he tried to take a picture with Bonds before a Marlins-Dodgers game last month and got rejected.

Ouch. Pederson described the interaction on Fox Sports Live and it sounds like he was pretty surprised by Bonds' reaction. Then again, who wouldn't be? It seems like a simple request.

Many athletes current and former take pictures with fans all the time and those are just fans. It would seem even more likely to get that picture if you are part of their fraternity as a pro ball player.

Here is Pederson describing the exchange on FS1:

[Via Sports Illustrated]

Orioles tie team record with 18 strikeouts in 4-3 loss

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Orioles tie team record with 18 strikeouts in 4-3 loss

Astros 4, Orioles 3 

Winner: Neshek (2-0)
Loser:    Wilson (2-3)   
Save: Gregerson 10 

WHAT WENT WRONG: The Orioles equaled their single game record for most strikeouts in a game, 18. They struck out 19 times in 13 innings on Tuesday night. 

WHAT WENT RIGHT: The Orioles came from behind to tie the score at 3 in a two-run sixth. Unfortunately, they gave the lead away in the bottom of the sixth when Tyler Wilson allowed a home run to Luis Valbuena, his second in as many nights. 

OOPS: The Orioles committed three errors, two by Manny Machado and one by Wilson. It was the most errors since the Orioles made four on Sept. 30, 2015.

MACHADO ERRS: Machado made two errors for the fourth time in his career. 

MORE BAD STATS: The Orioles were just 2-for-14 with runners in scoring position and left 12 runners on base. 

LOSING: The Orioles are in the midst of their second three-game losing streak. 

SHAKE IT UP: Machado was put in the leadoff spot and Jonathan Schoop batted second for just the second time in his career. The move immediately paid off when they began the game with doubles. 

WIETERS HITS: Matt Wieters had two more hits. He’s had five consecutive multi-hit games—two three-hit games and three two-hit games. 

KIM DOUBLE: Hyun Soo Kim, who started for the first time in 11 days, had his first game with multiple extra-base hits. He had two doubles a single. It was his second three-hit game. 

THERE HE GOES: Joey Rickard, who didn’t start ran for Kim in the eighth inning and stole second. He has three of the Orioles’ eight stolen bases. 

UP NEXT: Kevin Gausman (0-1, 2.70) faces Lance McCullers (0-1, 5.91) on Thursday night in the final game of the three-game series.  

Melo Trimble to withdraw from draft, return to Maryland for junior season

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Melo Trimble to withdraw from draft, return to Maryland for junior season

Maryland guard Melo Trimble will withdraw from the 2016 NBA Draft and return to College Park for his junior season, a source has confirmed to CSN. 

Jon Rothstein of CBSSports.com was the first to report the news.

Following his sophomore season at Maryland, Trimble entered his name into the draft without signing an agent, giving him the option to return to school if he so chose. He has now decided to exercise that option.

Trimble said at the NBA Combine in Chicago earlier this month that he intended to take until the withdrawal deadline, May 25, to make his decision known. He had until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday night to withdraw his name.

Confirmation came shortly after 10 p.m.

Trimble came to Maryland as a highly regarded McDonald’s All-American and the No. 39 overall player in the class of 2014 out of Bishop O’Connell (Va.).

Even in the face of sky-high expectations, Trimble immediately stepped in as the team’s starting point guard and piloted the Terrapins to the most successful two-year stretch in program history (55-16 overall record) since Maryland won the 2002 national championship, then went to the Sweet 16 in 2003.

As a freshman in 2014-15, Trimble averaged 16.2 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 3.0 assists per game on his way to being named to the All-Big Ten First Team by the media.

As a sophomore in 2015-16, Trimble helped the Terrapins to their first Sweet 16 appearance since that berth in 2003, though his personal per-game numbers regressed. A late-season slump contributed to overall season averages of 14.8 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 4.9 assists per game.

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