Wide receiver Cameron Meredith will be signing with either the Bears or Saints on Wednesday.
The Saints signed the restricted free agent to an offer sheet last Friday, leaving the Bears with five days to match the offer or let Meredith depart for New Orleans without getting any compensation in return. The deal is worth a reported $9.6 million with $5.4 million in guaranteed money.
Washington starter Jeremy Hellickson gave up two runs over 4 2/3 innings in his Nationals debut.
Cole shifted to a relief role to make room for Hellickson in the rotation. Cole was 0-1 with a 12.00 ERA in two starts this season. The 26-year-old has pitched parts of four seasons for the Nats. Martinez said Cole fits perfectly as a long man in the bullpen. The conversation went really well, Martinez said, adding, he’s all for it.
Along with giving up two runs, Cole threw a fastball that sailed to the backstop and tore a hole in the Dunkin’ Donuts sign.
While the release of the preseason schedule will bring us another small step closer to the 2018 season, the wait will continue for the unveiling of the regular season schedule. The exact date isn’t known at this point, but last year’s schedule was released a week before the draft and the same timeline would have this year’s games being revealed on April 19.
Cora said he never considered not pitching Sale in the rough conditions because the lefty had worked in the cold when he was with the White Sox.
I think it’s tough to play anybody in these conditions, Cora said. Somebody that’s capable of doing it is him — he played in Chicago.
I read an article — I think it was (in) 2016, Robin (Ventura) was his manager and said: `I know it’s miserable, but it’s a Authentic Kirk Gibson Jersey happy day when you have your ace going.
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Orioles: RHP Andrew Cashner (1-1, 2.50 ERA) starts the opener of a three-game series Tuesday in Detroit.
Red Sox: LHP David Price (1-1, 2.40) pitches the opener of a nine-game road trip Tuesday against the Los Angeles Angels. Price left his last start Wednesday after feeling a sensation in his throwing hand.
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