Tommy Hunter has been signed to a minor league contract by the New York Mets, according to a report by Britt Ghiroli and Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. Hunter threw for scouts in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida on Friday, and the Mets were apparently sufficiently impressed. Hunter’s 2021 season was cut short by a back injury that eventually required surgery. He did not sign with anyone during the offseason, as he continued to rehab from the surgery.
Ben Standig of The Athletic reports that the Washington Commanders do not plan to extend Daron Payne’s contract beyond 2022, citing needs at other positions. Payne will be playing 2022 on the fifth-year option of his rookie deal, and would be a free agent at the end of the 2022 season.
The New York Jets have formally picked up Quinnen Williams’ 5th year option for 2023 in advance of the May 2 deadline.
Fox Sports has a profile of Evan Neal in advance of Thursday’s NFL Draft. Neal was also part of Fox Sports’ “Big Boys Club” program, which looked several offensive and defensive linemen in the draft. Meanwhile, Albert Breer of The MMQB reports that some teams have knee and hip concerns with Neal, which could affect his overall draft destination.
Nashville SC announced today that Derrick Henry has joined its ownership group. Nashville becomes the second MLS franchise to add a former Alabama player as a minority owner, joining DC United and Mark Ingram.
Wilson Furr took part in a junior golf clinic at The Ledges Club in Huntsville as part of the Korn Ferry Tour event being played at the club this week.
Mark Ingram, Jonathan Allen, and Daron Payne were interviewed in a Twitter Space by Rhett Lewis of NFL Network to discuss their Alabama experiences and the NFL Draft.
Scenes and Highlights
- Matt Foster – reinstated from the Bereavement / Family Medical Leave List by the Chicago White Sox.
- Peyton Wilson – activated from the 7-Day Injured List by the Quad Cities River Bandits.
SWIMMING USA Swimming Team Trials Women’s 100m Freestyle Prelims Morgan Scott – 55.40 seconds, T-16th overall USA Swimming Team Trials Women’s 100m Freestyle B Final Morgan Scott – 55.53 seconds, 7th in race, 15th overall BASEBALL Jacksonville 9, Charlotte 2. Will Carter – 2 IP, 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 0 BB, 3 K. Gwinnett 7, Norfolk 6. Thomas Burrows (H, 2) – 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K. South Bend 8, Quad Cities 2. Tyler Gentry (RF) – 1-3, 1 single, 1 HBP. Peyton Wilson (2B) – 1-3, 1 double, 1 BB, 1 run. Kansas City 6, Chicago White Sox 0. Matt Foster – 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K. Pensacola 7, Biloxi 4. Cobie Fletcher-Vance (DH) – 1-5, 1 single, 1 run. Sugar Land 7, Oklahoma City 4. Adam Morgan (H, 2) – 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 HR allowed. VOLLEYBALL Volley Bundesliga Finals Gm 1: Potsdam 3, Stuttgart 0 (25-19, 25-22, 25-18). Krystal Rivers – 19 points (17 kills, 1 block point, 1 ace), 49% (17-35) attack efficiency. BASKETBALL Western Conference Rd 1, Gm 5. Phoenix 112, New Orleans 97. Herbert Jones - 40 minutes, 4 points (1-3 2pg, 1-2 3pg), 7 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 blocks, 3 turnovers, 3 fouls, -11.