Oneil Cruz Pirates callup

PITTSBURGH – He’s here. “Now’s the time that we think [Cruz] can help us, ”Shelton said. “We’ve talked about a lot of things developmentally. There’s still things we’re going to continue to work on, but we think now’s the time that he’s going to help us. ” There has been speculation that Cruz would be … Read more

Riley Greene reaches base 4 times in debut win over Rangers

DETROIT – Ever since the Tigers drafted Riley Greene fifth overall in 2019, his baseball skills have been under a microscope. But beyond the sweet swing, quick strides and instinctive play, there’s this: He hates to lose. “He’s a competitor,” said Braves prospect Vaughn Grissom, Greene’s best friend and high school teammate in Oviedo, Fla., … Read more

Switch pitcher Jurrangelo Cijntje impresses at Draft Combine

SAN DIEGO – Jurrangelo Cijntje is one of the most intriguing prospects at the second annual Draft Combine. He was also the most impressive player on the field at Petco Park in a game featuring high schoolers Wednesday. A switch-pitcher from Champagnat Catholic School (Hialeah, Fla.), Cijntje naturally throws left-handed, but he has better stuff … Read more