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Thursday, October 03, 2019

David Ortiz Will Return to Fox for MLB Postseason Coverage

Nearly four months removed from a shooting that almost ended his life, former Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is returning to FOX’s MLB broadcast team for the 2019 postseason, according to The Big Lead.

The ex-Boston slugger will rejoin Kevin Burkhardt, Frank Thomas and Alex Rodriguez in the studio for pregame and postgame analysis through the conclusion of the World Series. Ortiz tweeted a photo of the quartet on Tuesday afternoon with the caption “soon.”

Best wishes for him in returning to broadcasting.

 

QLE Posted: October 03, 2019 at 12:17 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: broadcasters, comebacks, david ortiz, playoffs

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

After four years and a gruesome injury, Nationals reliever Aaron Barrett is returning to the majors

Aaron Barrett said six months ago that his would be “an amazing comeback story.” The Washington Nationals right-handed reliever has endured the hardest parts of an unbelievable rehab, including one of the most gruesome injuries possible for a pitcher. He spent two years out of baseball. He spent the next two in the minor leagues, clawing back to the place he had dreamed of as a kid, the place he had once been. And then, on Tuesday, Barrett again became everything he said he would be.

The Nationals called, bringing him back to the major leagues. The team has not announced the transaction and there is not yet an official corresponding 40-man roster move, but it could be righty Austen Williams to the 60-day injured list. When it is official, it will be Barrett’s first trip to the majors since 2015, a culmination of years of work as well as the fruition of a plan built specifically for him by the Nationals this season.

“The totality of the year that he had, his body of work, certainly warranted for this opportunity,” said Doug Harris, the Nationals’ assistant general manager and vice president of player personnel. “We methodically [built him up] throughout the course of the year where we put him in a position to be considered for this.”

Barrett, 31, got the news Tuesday afternoon, when the Class AA Harrisburg Senators held a ceremony on a tarped-over pitcher’s mound before a team workout. Manager Matt LeCroy spoke. He had coached Barrett in 2013, when Barrett was the Senators’ closer, and he had watched as the pitcher went from rising star to broken man to relentless returner.

Best wishes to him on his comeback.

 

QLE Posted: September 04, 2019 at 12:21 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: aaron barrett, comebacks

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Indians Plan to Activate Carlos Carrasco 3 Months After Leukemia Diagnosis

The Cleveland Indians are expecting to receive a boost Sunday when pitcher Carlos Carrasco makes his return after being diagnosed with leukemia in May.

Indians manager Terry Francona told MLB Network Radio that Carrasco will be activated Sept. 1 “if all goes well” during his bullpen session Thursday.

Francona added the Indians intend to use Carrasco out of the bullpen for the rest of this season.

Carrasco announced in July he had been diagnosed with leukemia after doctors noted abnormal blood test results when he underwent a physical during spring training.

 

QLE Posted: August 29, 2019 at 08:24 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: carlos carrasco, comebacks, indians

 

 

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