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Royals Injury Update: Scott Downs placed on DL with sprained neck

The Kansas City Royals got pounded last night by the Oakland A's, losing 11-3. The loss dropped the Royals to 65-54, a half of game ahead of the Detroit Tigers in the American League Central. The Royals are in the middle of the pack in runs scored, ranked 15th in the league and 11th in team ERA. But the pitching staff suffered a loss when reliever Scott Downs has been placed...
Via MLB Injury News
9 days ago  |  Discuss

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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals place LHP Downs on 15-day DL

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) 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...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Yosted (Stop me If You’ve Heard This Before)

Kansas City was majorly Yosted tonight. Mr. Glass must be going through serious withdrawals what with losing 3/4 to the Tigers, and now again tonight. At one point in this game, the Royals actually had a lead. I promise. There’s proof and everything. Our boys put a run on the board in the first inning after a double by Omar Infante and a long single by Eric Hosmer. Boston then...
Via Royals Blue
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Sure, Tough Luck Has Led to White Sox’ Bullpen Woes … So Why Not Usher in the Future?

There were a lot of positives from the first half of the White Sox’ 2014 season. But after bobbing over and under .500 for the better parts of three months, the team’s weak spots were exposed, leading to far too many late-inning losses … and unfortunately, it’s now that sour taste we take with us into the All-Star break. There were several negatives to the first half of White...
Via Grab Some Bench
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Scott Downs helps Rays ballboy break in glove

Breakin' it in, or beating the **** out of it?
Via Beer Mug Sports
July 08, 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...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Baltimore Rubber Match Loss Results in Downs Demotion

The White Sox dropped the rubber match in Baltimore on Wednesday night, and the game resulted in a demotion for one of the team’s most-tenured big league vets. The Sox got out to a comfortable 4-0 lead in the final game of the three-game set vs. the O’s, thanks to more of the same from some of the good guys’ top hitters. Jose Abreu hit an absolute missile out of the park in...
Via Grab Some Bench
June 26, 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

White Sox DFA Veal, Promote Putnam ☆

In an exciting yet understandable move, the White Sox designated lefty reliever Donnie Veal for assignment and purchased the contract of righty Zach Putnam from AAA Charlotte. The move is surprising because it leaves veteran Scott Downs as the only southpaw currently in the team’s bullpen. Downs, who’s been about as reliable as they come over the past decade, hasn’t been able...
Via Grab Some Bench
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox Weekly Recap: Week Two

Chicago White Sox News – Hello Sox fans and welcome back to the Sports Mockery recap of week two. This week, the Mock’s Adam Bernard and I will take you through the ups and downs of the three-game series between the Chicago White Sox and the Colorado Rockies as well as the four game slugfest versus the Indians from Cleveland. White Sox @ Rockies Playing in Colorado’s cold,...
Via Sports Mockery
April 14, 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...
Via Grab Some Bench
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox sign reliever Scott Downs to 1-year deal

The White Sox agreed to a one-year deal with 12-year veteran pitcher Scott Downs, the team announced Thursday. The deal is worth $4 million. The 37-year-old is 38-36 with 26 saves and a 3.48 ERA in 564 appearances (50 starts) for five different teams, including a 2.49 ERA in 68 games last season for the Angels and Braves. Chicago has two other lefties in its bullpen, Donnie Veal...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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 Ronald Belisario

In addition to adding left-handed relief pitcher Scott Downs, the Chicago White Sox further bolstered their bullpen this week when they signed right-handed reliever Ronald Belisario away from the Los Angeles Dodgers (reported by Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune). By adding Belisario, the White Sox add the type of pitcher every bullpen should want in the mix. He is durable: he...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

White Sox agree on deal with free-agent LHP Scott Downs

The Chicago White Sox and veteran left-handed reliever Scott Downs have agreed to terms on a one-year, $4 million contract. The 37-year-old Downs was 4-4 with a 2.49 ERA, 37 strikeouts and 26 holds in 68 appearances last season between the Angels and Atlanta. In 12 major league seasons, he is 38-36 with a 3.48 ERA, 550 strikeouts and 166 holds in 564 games (50 starts). Downs registered...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

White Sox Notes: Chicago agrees to terms with Scott Downs

The Chicago White Sox continued their roster reshaping on Thursday, as they announced the agreement of a one-year, $4 mm deal with free agent reliever Scott Downs pending a physical. As reported by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the signing includes a vesting option that could potentially bring the deal to two-years, for a value of approximately $8 mm. Source: Downs’ deal with #WhiteSox...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 19, 2013  |  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

White Sox sign reliever Scott Downs

getty images The Chicago White sox have added left handed relief pitcher Scott Downs to their bullpen. Downs, 37, remains one of the best left handed specialist in the game and will earn $4 million during the 2014 season. There is a vesting option attached to Downs’ contract which can make it worth $8 million over two seasons. Source: Downs’ deal with #WhiteSox will be one year...
Via Tireball.com
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

White Sox agree to one-year deal with Scott Downs

The White Sox and left-hander Scott Downs have agreed to a one-year contract worth $4M or so with a vesting option for 2015, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com has confirmed. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports says the vesting option could raise the total value to $8 million. Downs, 37, had a 2.49 ERA (155 ERA+) and a 1.48 WHIP in 43 1/3 innings for the Angels and Braves in 2013. The veteran...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

NL West Rumor Mill: 12/9/13

Pads Down with Downs? According to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports 1, the San Diego Padres are interested in southpaw Scott Downs, along with other free agent left-handed relievers. Dbacks, Halos Discussing Trumbo Trade? Jon Heyman of CBS Sports tweeted that the Anaheim Angels have talked to the Arizona Diamonbacks about their pitching. Heyman wasn’t sure if Mark Trumbo was mentioned...
Via Friarhood
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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