Rays Notes: Tampa Bay signs Jordan Norberto to Minor League deal

Grievances. Suspension. Tommy John Surgery. The last season have been anything but uneventful for left-handed pitcher Jordan Norberto despite a lack of action on the field. According to his personal Twitter account, the Dominican announced that he has agreed to terms on a Minor League deal with the Tampa Bay Rays.Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Examiner later spoke to the 27-year...
Via MLB Injury News
December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays reportedly sign pitcher Jordan Norberto to Minor League contract

The Tampa Bay Rays have a unique way of resurrecting bullpen arms that no one else wanted, and it appears that they’re going to try their luck once again. When we last heard from Jordan Norberto, he was being named in the Biogenesis scandal last year, but prior to that, he was once a very productive pitcher with the Oakland A’s. The 27-year-old left-hander threw 52 innings in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays Add Jordan Norberto On Minor League Deal

The Tampa Bay Rays reportedly have reached an agreement with left-hander Jordan Norberto on a minor league deal. The deal was announced by Norberto on his Twitter account and conformed by Suasn Slusser as a minor league deal. Norberto is recovering form Tommy John surgery that was performed in June and much serve a 50 dame suspension the result of his ties to the Biogenesis scandal...
Via Baseball News Source
December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Reports: It's Done-12 Guys Suspended So Far in MLB

It appears at least 12 and probably 13 Major League Baseball players will have things other than baseball to keep them occupied over the next 50 games or so. That's because MLB and the 12 players have agreed in principal to their suspensions in the Biogenesis/Steroids case. Those 12 include: Nelson Cruz, Texas Rangers OF Evereth Cabrera, San Diego Padres, SS Jhonny...
Via Online Sports Guys
August 05, 2013  |  Discuss

12 MLB players suspended in connection with Biogenesis – PED scandal

12 players have been suspended in connection with Biogenesis- PED scandal that has rocked Major League Baseball. The 50 game-suspensions will begin immediately. Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz, Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta, Phillies reliever Antonio Bastardo, Mets outfielder Jordany Valdespin, Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera, free-agent pitcher Jordan Norberto, Yankees catcher...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
August 05, 2013  |  Discuss

'Dirty Dozen' Will Accept MLB Suspensions

According to multiple reports, twelve players will accept 50-game MLB suspensions for PED use today. The twelve are:  Francisco Cervelli, Jesus Montero, Cesar Puello, Fautino De Los Santos, Fernando Martinez, Jordan Norberto, Nelson Cruz, Jhonny Peralta, Everth Cabrera, Antonio Bastardo, Jordany Valdespin and Sergio Escalona.
Via FenwayNation
August 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Names of MLB Players Suspended for Biogenesis Scandal Revealed

We are waiting for an official announcement from Major League Baseball on who will be suspended in the biggest mass suspension in sports history. Deadspin is reporting that the names of all the players suspended for the Biogenesis scandal have been revealed, and suspension are forth coming anytime Monday. The list of players who didn’t expect to be suspended, as reported by Yahoo’s...
Via Thacover2
August 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Jordan Norberto And The Non-Disciplinary Grievance Process

We’ve focused a great deal of attention lately on MLB’s power to suspend players involved with Biogenesis and the grievance procedure available to those players who are suspended for violation of the Joint Drug Program. But the collective bargaining agreement provides for a separate and distinct grievance process for all sorts of non-disciplinary matters — namely, disputes...
Via Fangraphs
June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics Disable Josh Reddick, Other Notes

The Oakland Athletics have placed outfielder Josh Reddick on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation to his right wrist. Also they released left-handed pitcher Jordan Norberto and purchased the contract of first baseman Daric Barton from their Triple-A Sacramento minor league affiliate. With Reddick on the disabled list Barton should see plenty of time at first. Norberto looks...
Via FF Locker Room
May 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Travis Blackley DFA'd, Hangs out with Fans.

A long, long time ago. I can still remember how the sunshine made me feel inside. I used to play-ay baseball, at a high school in southern California, And two years behind me was this kid Daric Barton.OK, so I'm not much for making song parodies, but at least I speak da troof. The Oakland Athletics DFA'd a Jordan Norberto, Daric Barton and Travis Blackley yesterday from their...
Via Off Base Percentage
March 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Five more outed in another Biogenesis leak

So baseball insiders weren't kidding when they said there was more Biogenesis stuff waiting to come out, were they? The likes of Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun have dominated the headlines in the past month, but as more documents from the Miami anti-aging are leaked to the press, more names are being made public. Today, ESPN outed five more: San Diego shortstop Everth Cabrera...
Via The Outside Corner
February 20, 2013  |  Discuss

What Can Brown Inject In You

The Scrap Of Scraps Tonight, the big story in MLB is another dose of who got connected to the infamous Biogenesis clinic, and this will lead to a fresh round of tedious Hell In A Handbasket / Legalize It posts... but that's not where I'm going here. Instead, I'd like to roll out the list of guys who have been implicated to date:Everth Cabrera, SS, San DiegoJordan Norberto...
Via Five Tool Tool
February 20, 2013  |  Discuss

A’s reliever Jordan Norberto reportedly linked to PED clinic in Miami

Oh, another Oakland A’s player linked to PED use. What’s new? Anyway, reliever Jordan Norberto on Tuesday was among five additional baseball players named by an ESPN report to have ties with Anthony Bosch’s Biogenesis of America, the Miami-area clinic at the heart of baseball’s latest fast-developing steroid scandal. Sources said the players, like those who have been named...
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February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

A's send Weeks down to minors

A's second baseman Jemile Weeks, who had an outstanding rookie season last year and was considered a cornerstone of the team, was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday, clearing a spot for newly acquired shortstop Stephen Drew. Weeks hit .303 last season and was the A's regular second baseman for most of this season. But he is hitting just .220 this year. "For...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 21, 2012  |  Discuss

A's slugger-turned-pitcher makes it to majors

(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated) By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer When Sean Doolittle started to throw bullpen sessions last summer to distract him from the frustration of another injury that derailed a once-promising career as a slugging first baseman, he never believed the transition from slugger to pitcher would go this smoothly. Just more than nine months after throwing his first...
Via AP on Fox
June 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Lefty-righty offensive shuffle backfires on Rangers

Mitch Moreland was the Texas Rangers' offense on Thursday. And at the moment when the team most needed its offense, Moreland was nowhere to be found. In a 5-4, 10-inning loss to the Oakland A's, manager Ron Washington elected to pinch-hit for left-handed-hitting Moreland in the seventh when Oakland brought in left-handed reliever Jordan Norberto with a runner on second...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 18, 2012  |  1 Comment

A's Parker gets first major-league victory

BOSTON - Oakland left-hander Jordan Norberto proudly displayed the game ball he got after finishing off his first major league save Tuesday night at Fenway Park. Soon after, nearby in the small visitors' clubhouse, rookie righty Jarrod Parker, talking about his first major league win, said he didn't know where the game ball was. When told Norberto had it, Parker smiled...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 02, 2012  |  Discuss

A's 5, Red Sox 3

BOSTON -- Rookie right-hander Jarrod Parker pitched 6 2/3 innings for his first major league win as the Oakland A's ended their three-game losing streak by hanging on for a 5-3 win over the Red Sox at chilly Fenway Park on Tuesday night. Lefty Jordan Norberto got the last two outs with the tying runs on base to record his first big-league save. The loss kept the Red Sox,...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Norberto will get his chance in bullpen

The A's aren't shy about their vision of left-hander Jordan Norberto as a starter. But they're going to give him every chance to break camp with the club this year as a reliever.
February 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Offseason Notes: Entirely About the Caribbean Series

Scholars maintain that the translation was lost hundreds of years ago. Caribbean Series Begins Thursday With the victory on Monday of Dominican Winter League team Escogido over Cibaenas, the four teams for the very entertaining Caribbean Series — which begins Thursday, February 2 — have been decided. Here they are, with links to team pages and a list of players whose names and...
Via Fangraphs
January 31, 2012  |  Discuss
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