Phillies minor moves: Venable, Nina depart, Lough, Alonso join IronPigs

Will Venable never got going for the IronPigs (Frank Klose/Philliedelphia) When the Phillies added outfielder Will Venable in the wake of injuries to Cody Asche and Aaron Altherr, Venable seemed like a lock for the Phillies roster. However, Venable never got going for the IronPigs and never did make the...
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June 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Venable Vying for a Big League Job in Center in Cleveland Camp

He might have been a rather late addition to the Cleveland Indians roster this offseason, but Will Venable still has a solid chance of breaking camp as a plug for the Tribe’s hole in center field. The eight-year MLB veteran comes from a bit of a baseball pedigree, as his father Max Venable spent a dozen seasons in the Majors from 1979 to 1991, roaming the outfield for the San Francisco...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Indians’ Abraham Almonte suspended 80 games for PEDs

The PED Ogre has claimed yet another MLB victim as sacrifice. Indians outfielder Abraham Almonte has been suspended 80 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance, according to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com on Friday. OF Abraham Almonte suspended 80 games by MLB for testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance. More soon.pic.twitter.com/bLb6wscYn4...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Indians agree to minor league deal with outfielder Venable

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) The Indians have agreed to a one-year minor league deal with 33-year-old outfielder Will Venable. Venable, a college teammate of Indians general manager Mike Chernoff at Princeton, was at Cleveland's player development complex on Friday, where he will undergo a physical and is expected to sign with the team. Over his eight-year major league career, Venable...
Via Associated Press
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Foul ball lands in nachos at Rangers-Padres game (video)

Don’t buy nachos if you go to a Texas Rangers home or road game. The Padres’ Will Venable bounced a foul ball into the seats Tuesday at Petco Park and it landed in a Rangers fan’s nachos. A man and woman, both wearing Rangers T-shirts, sat next to each other and appeared to be sharing the nachos. The woman kept eating after the ball skipped through their snack. Apparently...
Via The Sports Daily
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Venable returns to Petco Park, admits 'nerve-wracking' transition with Rangers

After seven-plus seasons calling Petco Park home, Will Venable entered the visiting clubhouse at the San Diego Padres' stadium on Monday. "I'd never seen it before," said Venable, who was traded to the Texas Rangers two weeks ago. "It's a little weird, but otherwise it's great to be back in San Diego." Prior to being dealt to the Lone Star State, Venable had called San Diego home...
Via FOX Sports
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Projecting Marcus Greene: The Return for Will Venable

On Tuesday night, the Texas Rangers swung a deal to acquire Will Venable from the San Diego Padres. In return for Venable, the Rangers sent catcher/outfielder Marcus Greene to San Diego, along with a player to be named later. Here’s what my fancy computer math has to say about Greene and his future outlook. Greene has played exclusively in Low-A Hickory this season, where he...
Via Fangraphs
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Padres deal Will Venable to Rangers

By Joe Lucia THE SAN DIEGO PADRES ARE FINALLY SELLING! Well…kind of. On Tuesday night, they dealt outfielder Will Venable to the Texas Rangers. The Rangers have acquired OF Will Venable from San Diego for catcher-OF Marcus Greene and a player to be named later. Michael Choice DFA. — John Blake (@RangerBlake) August 19, 2015   Venable is a free agent after the season...
Via The Outside Corner
August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Will Venable robs Mike Trout of a home run

How many times has Mike Trout robbed hitters of home runs? Throughout his life, probably dozens. In the majors, at least a few. On Tuesday night, he got a taste of his own medicine courtesy of Padres outfielder Will Venable. Oh, @MikeTrout … hate to see that. pic.twitter.com/qfQFTcFWEr — MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) May 27, 2015 Well-played, Venable. Maybe if you were better than...
Via The Outside Corner
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Venable gives Padres 6-5 win over Royals in 12

SAN DIEGO -- Will Venable hit a two-run single in the 12th inning to give the San Diego Padres a 6-5 win over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night. Venable singled off Tim Collins (0-2) and over the head of right fielder Lorenzo Cain to score Chris Denorfia with the tying run and Yonder Alonso with the winning run from second base. Denorfia led off the inning with a single off...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

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