Wade LeBlanc was signed by the Texas Rangers today and assigned to the Round Rock Express, where he made tonight’s start versus the Salt Lake Bees. LeBlanc surrendered home runs to the first batter he faced in the 1st inning and the final batter he faced in the 6th inning, but in between struck out 8 batters without giving up a walk.
Jimmy Nelson threw to live batters before the Los Angeles Dodgers’ game tonight. Manager Dave Roberts reported that Nelson will travel with the team to Atlanta this weekend if he feels well tomorrow, and will likely be activated then. Nelson also reported that he has been working on his tunneling while on the Injured List.
Tori McElhaney of The Athletic looks at the timeline of the apparent demise of the Julio Jones / Atlanta Falcons relationship in light of the all-important June 1 designation date arriving. More Julio Jones trade rumors from Josina Anderson, Charles Robinson, and The MMQB.
Eddie Jackson is partnering with PLB Sports and Entertainment on a cereal that will be available at regional Mariano’s market locations. Proceeds will benefit Jackson’s Remain to Reach Foundation.
Dalvin Tomlinson will be the guest instructor at an upcoming Sports International camp in Minnesota.
Troy Renck’s latest Bronco podcast focuses on both Jerry Jeudy and Patrick Surtain II. In a separate media appearance Jeudy talked about how important timing is in his quest to improve in Year 2.
Dax Norris and Florida International are reportedly parting ways. Norris has been on FIU’s coaching staff for four seasons (3 years as a pitching coach, and the most recent season as a hitting coach).
Eryk Anders made a couple of recent podcast appearances in support of his June 12 UFC bout – with MMA Sucka and Cafe Fiasco.
Kenzie Wright makes her professional debut tomorrow at the Texas Women’s Open, which is sanctioned by the North Texas PGA chapter.
Molly Fichtner shares her Women’s College World Series memories.
Antonio Langham, Derrick Lassic, Derrick Pope, and Kevin Jackson were all scheduled to appear on tonight’s episode of The Bama Standard.
- Wade LeBlanc – signed by the Texas Rangers organization and assigned to the Round Rock Express of the Triple-A West League.
BASKETBALL Châlons-Reims 98, Monaco 92. Jimmie Taylor (C-R) – 13 minutes, 5 points (2-3 FG, 1-3 FT), 3 rebounds, 1 block, 4 fouls. Western Conference Rd 1 Gm 5. Denver 147, Portland 140 (2 OT); leads 3-2. JaMychal Green – 20 minutes, 5 points (1-2 2pg, 1-2 3pg), 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal. SOCCER Atlético de Madrid 4, Barcelona 3. Merel Van Dongen (ADM) – DNP BASEBALL Sioux Falls 5, Kansas City 4 (Gm 1, F/7). Morgan McCullough (PH) – 0-1. Sioux Falls 15, Kansas City 5 (Gm 2, F/7). Morgan McCullough (SS) – 1-3, 1 single, 1 RBI. Beloit 7, Quad Cities 0. Tyler Gentry (RF) – 0-3. Lansing 3, South Bend 2. Cobie Vance (3B) – 0-3, 1 BB. Sussex County 17, New Jersey 7. Jett Manning (DH) – 0-1. Midland 9, Corpus Christi 1. Chandler Taylor (RF) – 0-3, 1 BB. Springfield 10, San Antonio 3. Kyle Overstreet (1B) – 1-4, 1 double, 1 run. Baseball Americas Qualifier USA 8, Dominican Republic 6. David Robertson – 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K. Round Rock 4, Salt Lake 3. Wade LeBlanc (ND) – 5.0 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 0 BB, 8 K, 2 HR allowed. San Jose 4, Modesto 3. Brett Auerbach (2B) – 2-4, 2 doubles, 2 RBI.