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Royals place LHP Downs on 15-day DL

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Royals placed left-hander Scott Downs on the 15-day disabled Tuesday with a stiff neck. The Royals had to open a roster spot with the arrival of Josh Willingham, acquired in a trade Monday with Minnesota. Willingham was in the lineup as the designated hitter and batting sixth for the second game of a four-game series with Oakland. Downs, who had...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Scott Downs Breaks in Glove for Ball Boy in Hilarious Fashion

During the sixth inning of Monday night's Tampa Bay/Kansas City game one of the Tampa Bay ball boys had a little trouble fielding a ball. Royals pitcher Scott Downs happened to see the play and thought that it was because the kid's glove was not broken in.So he did it for him.via Cut4 Loading...
Via FatManWriting
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals reliever helps Rays ballboy break in glove

Why was Scott Downs throwing a glove in the dirt like it called his mother a bad name? To help a ballboy, of course.  The Royals' reliever was caught having a little fun in Tampa Bay on Monday night, showing a Rays ballboy how to properly break in a new glove after a ball snuck by him in the sixth inning.  Apparently, all that's needed is a few Gronk spikes and a little dirt....
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox designate Scott Downs for assignment

getty images The  Chicago White Sox have designated left handed reliever Scott Downs for assignment. Downs, 38, has not pitched well this season posting a 6.08 ERA and a 1.65 WHIP in 23 2/3 innings of work. Signed to a one-year deal worth $3.75 million with  team option for 2015 the White Sox expected more of Downs. Someone could claim Downs on waivers relieving the White Sox...
Via Tireball.com
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

“Happy Trails” Scott Downs

Posted to White Sox PitchingIt sounds like Scott Downs is on his way out of Chicago based on this tweet shared by CSN’s Dan Hayes…   Scott Downs hugged teammates. Not getting dressed. Two guys stopped by to tell him “Happy trails.” No announcement from #WhiteSox tonight. — Dan Hayes (@DanHayesCSN) June 26, 2014 Downs has been awful for the White Sox as he carries a 6.08...
Via Sports Mockery
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospect Designated for Assignment on his Birthday

After the news about the White Sox singing veteran lefty reliever Scott Downs broke a couple weeks back, it became official on Thursday, just as the holidays passed. Normally we'd just link you to our previous post about the deal ... but this time there was a bit of additional news that comes with it being made official. Lanky 6'6 prospect Santos Rodriguez, who turns...
Via Grab Some Bench
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox, Scott Downs agree on one-year, $4 million deal

The Chicago White Sox and reliever Scott Downs have agreed on a one-year deal worth $4 million, the team announced via its Twitter page. The contract includes a club option for 2015.The southpaw Downs, 37, split the 2013 season with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the Atlanta Braves, ultimately posting a 2.49 ERA, a 7.7 K/BB and a 3.9 BB/9 spread across 43 1/3 innings on the...
Via Sports Injury Alert
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox sign Scott Downs

The Chicago White Sox have signed LHP Scott Downs to a 1-year, $4 million contract with a vesting option for 2015. Downs, 37, had a 2.49 ERA, 37 strikeouts and a 1.48 WHIP with the Angels and Braves in 2013. The veteran southpaw held lefty batters to a .259/.333/.296 (98 OPS+) batting line with a 2.88 K/BB in 90 plate appearances. Chicago has reconstructed their bullpen in recent...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

AP Source: White Sox, Downs closing in on deal

A person familiar with the situation says the Chicago White Sox are closing in on a $4 million, one-year contract with pitcher Scott Downs. The person spoke Thursday on the condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced. Downs would earn $3.75 million next season, and the White Sox would hold a $4.25 million option for 2015 with a $250,000 buyout. Downs was 4-4...
Via Associated Press
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Sox Sign Veteran Lefty Reliever Scott Downs

While most moves the White Sox' front office has made this offseason have been aimed to help the club way down the line, Rick Hahn has sprinkled in a couple that present a boost for the immediate future. Early Thursday the second bullpen-related deal of that nature went down when the team inked veteran lefty Scott Downs. Another acquisition of some serious flow. Credit:...
Via Grab Some Bench
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss
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