SCOTT DOWNS RUMORS & GOSSIP

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 AP on Fox
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Scott Downs knows what it’s all about

He officially has a new fan right here. :)
Via Love My Bravos
August 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Downs For the Count: Braves Acquire Lefty Reliever from L.A.

The Atlanta Braves were in desperate need for another left-handed reliever to bolster their bullpen for an October run, and they may have very well done it on Monday afternoon when the team acquired Scott Downs from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for minor leaguer Cory Rasmus. Downs, now in his fourteenth MLB season, has pitched remarkably well for a struggling Angels’ squad...
Via isportsweb.com
July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Braves acquire reliever Scott Downs

  Source: Layne Murdoch/Getty Images North America The Atlanta Braves had been scouting left handed options for their bullpen after losing Jonny Venters and Eric O’Flaherty earlier in the year. On Monday the Braves acquired left handed reliever Scott Downs from the Los Angeles Angels. Downs, 37, has been one of baseball’s best relievers since moving to the bellpen full-time...
Via Tireball.com
July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Angels trade LHP Scott Downs to Braves

The Angels traded reliable left-handed reliever Scott Downs to the Atlanta Braves on Monday, an apparent sign they view their playoff chances slipping away after falling 13 games out of first place in the American League West. In return for the Downs, the Angels will receive minor-league pitcher Cory Rasmus, who appeared in three games this season for the Braves but has spent most...
Via Fox Sports West
July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Braves land lefty reliever Downs in two-player trade

ATLANTA -- Frank Wren and the Braves acquired the left-handed reliever they've been shopping for on Monday, trading for Angels specialist Scott Downs. The Braves gave up minor league reliever Cory Rasmus in the deal. Downs, 37, holds a 2-3 record with a 1.84 ERA this season. He's allowed left-handed batters to hit just .196.255.216 so far. The Braves were rumored to be in...
Via Fox Sports South
July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Angels RP Scott Downs suffers rib injury

The Los Angeles Angels don't seem to be having any more luck than the Dodgers when it comes to pitcher health this season. Reliever Scott Downs was forced to leave the Angels' 5-4 win over the Athletics on Wednesday night with a rib injury, which could mean the Angels will have used nineteen - yes, nineteen - pitchers this season by the end of Thursday's game against...
Via MLB Injury News
May 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Angels place LHP Downs on DL with shoulder strain

The Los Angeles Angels placed reliever Scott Downs on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday because of a strained left shoulder. To take Downs' place in the bullpen, the Angels recalled left-hander Hisanori Takahashi from Triple-A Salt Lake City, where he had been optioned Saturday. This season, Downs has matched his career high with nine saves. He also leads the team with 17 holds...
Via AP on Fox
July 31, 2012  |  Discuss
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