It’s coming, Atlanta manager Brian Snitker told reporters after Freeman hit his 16th homer of the season. Somebody’s going to pay. It’s just one of those things that everybody goes through.
He’s working, and we still have unbelievable confidence in him and what he brings. You feel like he’s going to do something special every time he goes up there.
The Yankees also will get their first looks at rookie outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. and second baseman Ozzie Albies.
Anibal Sanchez, who is 3-2 with a 2.68 ERA in nine appearances (eight starts), gets the ball for the Braves. He’s hoping to avoid his third straight loss after allowing six runs and 10 hits in 9 2/3 innings against the Toronto Blue Jays and the Cincinnati Reds.
July 1 is right around the corner, bro, coach Rick Carlisle said on draft night when asked about the Mavs’ need for a big man. We will address it. There will be options.
The Mavs have been in communication with Jordan’s agent, Jeff Schwartz, but a trade fit with the Clippers is problematic, according to league sources.
A deal with Dallas would almost certainly send shooting guard Wesley Matthews to the Clippers. Matthews is due $18.6 million in the final season of his contract.
These are the major extension decisions facing All-Stars, rising young players and their teams, plus their impact on potential trade talks.
The Clippers have a deep backcourt after selecting guards Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Jerome Robinson in the draft lottery. Sixth Man Award winner Lou Williams, Patrick Beverley and Milos Teodosic give the Clippers three proven guards on the roster.