Rashaan Evans has reported signed a one-year contract with the Atlanta Falcons, per Adam Schefter of ESPN.
With Triple-A minor league seasons beginning tomorrow and all others on Friday, more organizational assignments were announced today. The Kansas City Royals announced that Tyler Gentry, Morgan McCullough, and Peyton Wilson will all be assigned to the Quad Cities River Bandits of the Midwest League. Gentry spent the first half of 2021 in Quad Cities before a knee injury prematurely ended his season. Wilson split 2021 between rookie ball and Low-A. McCullough returned to affiliated ball this offseason after winning a championship with the independent Kansas City Monarchs. In other announcements, Tyler Ras has been assigned to the Fresno Grizzlies (Low-A) by the Colorado Rockies, and Thomas Burrows will return to the Gwinnett Stripers of the Atlanta Braves organization.
Xavier McKinney addressed the media today on the New York Giants’ first official day of its offseason program. McKinney spoke on his leadership role with the team, and commented about how this is his first normal offseason with no COVID protocols.
John Petty was among the member of the Birmingham Squadron to speak to WBRC in advance of tomorrow’s G League playoff game.
Excerpt from Xavier McKinney’s appearance today.
Alexa Guarachi and Erin Routliffe both participated in a pro-am event sponsored by the Credit One Charleston Open and Tennis Plays for Peace to raise funds for Ukrainian relief. The event raised $100,000 for relief efforts.
- Thomas Burrows – re-assigned to the Gwinnett Stripers of the International League by the Atlanta Braves.
- Tyler Ras – assigned to the Fresno Grizzlies of the California League by the Colorado Rockies.
- Tyler Gentry – re-assigned to the Quad Cities River Bandits of the Midwest League by the Kansas City Royals.
- Morgan McCullough – assigned to the Quad Cities River Bandits of the Midwest League by the Kansas City Royals.
- Peyton Wilson – assigned to the Quad Cities River Bandits of the Midwest League by the Kansas City Royals.
Scenes and Highlights
BASKETBALL Rishon Lezion 78, Hapoel Jerusalem 73. Retin Obasohan – 26 minutes, 9 points (1-3 2pg, 1-3 3pg, 4-4 FT), 2 rebounds, 4 assists, 5 turnovers, 5 fouls, -8. Gliwice 77, Lublin 69. Jimmie Taylor – 20 minutes, 6 points (3-6 FG, 0-2 FT), 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks, 1 turnover, 4 fouls, -8. TENNIS ATP Salinas Challenger, Singles Qualifying Rd 2: Saketh Myneni lost to Matias Franco Descotte 7-6, 7-6. WTA Charleston Open, Doubles Rd of 16: 3-seed Alexa Guarachi / J Pegula defeated Jabeur / Sabalenka 6-4, 6-3.