I don’t really care much about “Dancing with the Stars,” but (a) I like David Ross; and (b) I love the company he’s keeping at the bottom of the betting odds. Via Bovada:
Odds to Win Season 24 of Dancing with the Stars
- Simone Biles: 4/1
- Heather Morris: 5/1
- Bonner Bolton: 6/1
- Normani Kordei: 6/1
- Charo: 15/2
- Erika Jayne: 15/2
- Rashad Jennings: 10/1
- Nancy Kerrigan: 10/1
- Nick Viall: 12/1
- Chris Kattan: 16/1
- David Ross: 16/1
- Mr. T: 25/1
First of all, I pity the fool who sleeps on Mr. T’s chances. Second of all, Charo is still alive? Third of all, I wonder if Chris Kattan watches “The Tonight Show” with a stiff drink and mutters to himself about how things might’ve been different if “Mr. Peepers” had gone over as big as he had hoped it would. So many questions.
Also: I wonder if there is any way for any of the other contestants to give themselves an edge over Nancy Kerrigan if they meet her in the finals. I can’t think of any to be honest.
The Rays announced on Tuesday that the club acquired outfielder Peter Bourjos from the White Sox in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
As all three starting outfield jobs in Tampa Bay are spoken for, Bourjos is looking at a bench role to open the 2017 regular season. Last season with the Phillies, Bourjos hit .251/.292/.389 with 20 doubles, 23 RBI, and 40 runs scored in 383 plate appearances. The bat is still weak, but he also still plays solid defense and runs the bases well.
The Reds claimed second baseman Scooter Gennett off waivers from the Brewers, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reported on Tuesday.
Gennett, who turns 27 years old on May 1, was expendable as the Brewers planned to use Jonathan Villar on an everyday basis at second base. He’ll provide infield depth in Cincinnati.
Over parts of four seasons in the majors, Gennett has hit .279/.318/.420 with 35 home runs and 160 RBI in 1,637 plate appearances.