LA Galaxy II Host oc Blues Fc at Stubhub Center on Saturday

Apr 18, 2014 0

LA GALAXY II HOST OC BLUES FC AT STUBHUB CENTER ON SATURDAY

The match will be streamed live on lagalaxy.com

CARSON, Calif. (Thursday, April 17, 2014) – The LA Galaxy II (2-1-1, 7 points) will conclude their five-game home-stretch when they host Orange County Blues FC (1-2-0, 3 points) in USL PRO Week 5 at the StubHub Center Track and Field Stadium on Saturday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. PT. All of the action will be streamed live via lagalaxy.com and the club’s YouTube channel with play-by-play commentary from LA Galaxy broadcast veteran Joe Tutino.
The LA Galaxy II endured an up-and-down week as they defeated Oklahoma City Energy FC on April 7 by a score of 4-2 before suffering their first loss of the season last Sunday when they fell to Sacramento Republic FC 3-0. Los Dos now sit in third place of the USL PRO standings with seven points after last weekend’s loss, breaking their three-game undefeated streak and dropping their record to 2-1-1.

For his role in LA’s win over Energy FC, Galaxy defender Daniel Steres was named to USL PRO’s Team of the Week for the fourth week of the USL PRO season. Steres’ honor is the second time that the defender has been named to USL PRO Team of the Week and the fifth time that any Galaxy II player has made the list.

Saturday’s match against the Blues will mark the second time that Galaxy II will face off against their Southern California rivals in USL PRO play. In their first meeting, Galaxy midfielder Kenney Walker scored a goal and recorded an assist as LA Galaxy II defeated the Blues 3-1 in their inaugural match on March 22 in Carson, Calif.

The Orange County Blues enter the match with a 1-2-0 record after winning their first match of the season against Sacramento Republic last Saturday with a 2-1 result after having dropped their first two matches to Oklahoma City and the Galaxy II. The Blues currently sit in ninth place of the USL PRO standings with three points.

Tune in to watch all the action live on lagalaxy.com and youtube.com/lagalaxy.

The complete LA Galaxy II’s 2014 USL PRO schedule can be found here.

LA Galaxy II Season Ticket Memberships begin at just $6 per game. For more information on LA Galaxy, LA Galaxy II memberships, or group and single tickets, visit www.lagalaxy.com or call 877-3GALAXY (342-5299).

— LA Galaxy II presented by Herbalife —

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Yasiel Puig statement on Recent New Articles

Apr 18, 2014 0

YASIEL PUIG STATEMENT ON RECENT NEWS ARTICLES

LOS ANGELES – Today, Adam Katz, Yasiel Puig’s agent, released the following statement on behalf of Yasiel:
“I’m aware of the recent articles and news accounts. I understand that people are curious and have questions, but I will have no comment on this subject. I’m represented on this matter, and I’m only focused on being a productive teammate and helping the Dodgers win games.”

Cortesia:Dodgers

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NEW YORK YANKEES PRESS RELEASE

Jan 22, 2014 0

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YANKEES SIGN RHP MASAHIRO TANAKA

The New York Yankees today announced they have signed right-handed pitcher Masahiro Tanaka to a seven-year Major League contract, extending through the 2020 season with an opt-out following the 2017 season.

Tanaka, 25, went 99-35 with a 2.30 ERA (1,315.0IP, 336ER), 1,182 hits allowed, 275 walks and 1,238 strikeouts in 175 career games (172 starts) over seven seasons with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles in Japan’s Pacific League (2007-13). He threw 53 complete games (18 shutouts) with Rakuten, and allowed .899 hits per inning in his Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) career.

In 2013, Tanaka was 24-0 with a 1.27 ERA (212.0IP, 30ER) in 28 games (27 starts), allowing 168 hits and 32 walks with 183 strikeouts. He tossed eight complete games and two shutouts with one save while leading NPB in wins and ERA. In the Japan Series vs. the Yomiuri Giants, Tanaka went 1-1 with a 2.37 ERA (19.0IP, 5ER) in three games (two starts) with four walks and 21 strikeouts. He was given the honor of throwing the final pitches in Game 7 of the best-of-seven Series, earning the save as Rakuten captured its first title in franchise history.

Over the past three seasons (2011-13), Tanaka has gone 53-9 with a 1.44 ERA (611.1IP, 98ER), 30 complete games and 11 shutouts in 77 games (76 starts), striking out 593 batters with just 78 walks over the stretch.

Tanaka is a two-time winner of the prestigious Sawamura Award as Nippon Professional Baseball’s best pitcher, garnering the prize in 2013 and 2011, when he went 19-5 with a 1.27 ERA (226.1IP, 32ER), having allowed just 171 hits and 27 walks with 241 strikeouts.

Tanaka pitched for Japan in both the 2009 and ’13 World Baseball Classics, combining to make eight appearances (one start) and post a 2.89 ERA (9.1IP, 13H, 4R, 3ER, 0BB, 1HR, 17K), while helping guide the 2009 team to a championship. He also competed on Japan’s national team in the 2008 Olympics.

The 6-foot-2, 205-pound right-hander was born in the city of Itami in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, and went to high school at Komazawa University Tomakomai High School. He was drafted by Rakuten with the first overall pick in the 2006 NPB Draft.

He will become the seventh Japan-born player to appear in a game for the Yankees, joining Hideki Irabu (1997-99), Hideki Matsui (2003-09), Kei Igawa (2007-08), Hiroki Kuroda (2012-13), Ryota Igarashi (2012) and Ichiro Suzuki (2012-13). With Tanaka joining teammate Hiroki Kuroda, the Yankees will have two Japan-born pitchers in their starting rotation in 2014 to become the first team to do so since the Los Angeles Dodgers had Hideo Nomo and Kazuhisa Ishii starting for them in 2004.

To make room on the 40-man roster, the Yankees designated left-handed pitcher David Huff for assignment.

TANAKA’S CAREER PITCHING RECORD

YEAR TEAM W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR HP BB SO WP BK
2007 Rakuten 11 7 3.82 28 28 4 1 0 186.1 183 83 79 17 7 68 196 10 1
2008 Rakuten 9 7 3.49 25 24 5 2 1 172.2 171 71 67 9 2 54 159 6 0
2009 Rakuten 15 6 2.33 25 24 6 3 1 189.2 170 51 49 13 7 43 171 3 0
2010 Rakuten 11 6 2.50 20 20 8 1 0 155.0 159 47 43 9 5 32 119 1 0
2011 Rakuten 19 5 1.27 27 27 14 6 0 226.1 171 35 32 8 5 27 241 7 0
2012 Rakuten 10 4 1.87 22 22 8 3 0 173.0 160 45 36 4 2 19 169 4 0
2013 Rakuten 24 0 1.27 28 27 8 2 1 212.0 168 35 30 6 3 32 183 9 0
Japan Totals 99 35 2.30 175 172 53 18 3 1315.0 1182 367 336 66 31 275 1238 40 1

—nyy—

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Yankees renuevan con Jeter por un año, US$12 millones

Nov 3, 2013

Credito-Associated Press | 11/1/2013 1:48 P.M. ET

NUEVA YORK – En una señal de su confianza en que el torpedero Derek Jeter volverá a la titularidad la campaña próxima, los Yanquis de Nueva York aceptaron conceder el viernes a su capitán un contrato de un año por 12 millones de dólares.

Jeter, quien cumplirá 40 años en junio, sólo disputó 17 partidos esta campaña tras fracturarse el tobillo en la postemporada 2012. Estuvo cuatro veces en la lista de lesionados en lo que ha sido la temporada más frustrante de su carrera de 19 años.

“Toda esta campaña ha sido una pesadilla para mí físicamente”, dijo el jugador después de que los Yanquis anunciaran que la temporada de él había llegado a su fin por lesión.

“En verdad creo que con la pausa completa entrenando y recuperando mi fuerza podré hacer de nuevo lo que siempre hago”, afirmó.

El dueño Hal Steinbrenner y el agente Casey Close alcanzaron el viernes el acuerdo sin el encono que rodeó el anterior contrato de Jeter.

Como parte del acuerdo de diciembre de 2010, Jeter tenía sueldos pactados de 15 millones de dólares en 2011, 16 millones en 2012 y 17 millones en 2013.

Ese acuerdo incluía una opción de ocho millones de dólares en 2014 que aumentó a 9,5 millones porque Jeter ganó el Premio Bate de Plata en 2012, cuando encabezó las Grandes Ligas con 216 imparables.

Jeter necesitó asistencia para salir del campo del Yankee Stadium cuando se rompió el tobillo izquierdo el 13 de octubre de 2012 durante la serie por el campeonato de la Liga Americana disputada contra Detroit.

Aunque se había comprometido a regresar para el primer partido del equipo en la campaña regular, Jeter estuvo limitado a cinco encuentros de pretemporada y 11 salidas al bate; el equipo se fue y él se quedó para rehabilitación en el complejo de ligas menores de Nueva York en Tampa, Florida, y volvió a romperse el tobillo.

Derek Jeter no jugó 91 partidos durante la campaña y sintió dolor en el cuádriceps derecho cuando regresó el 11 de julio. Lo pusieron nuevamente en la lista de lesionados, regresó el 28 de julio para jugar tres partidos y después tuvo un esguince en la pantorrilla derecha.

De nuevo en el cuadro titular el 26 de agosto, Derek jugó hasta el 7 de septiembre, cuando fue sustituido por un corredor emergente después de que conectara sencillo contra Boston.

Aunque las tomografías del tobillo izquierdo no mostraron anormalidades, los Yanquis anunciaron cuatro días después que la campaña del jugador había terminado.

Jeter terminó con promedio de bateo de .190 (12 de 63) con un jonrón y siete carreras impulsadas, jugó 13 partidos como torpedero y cuatro como bateador designado.

credito-lasmayores.com

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