Author: Bill Baer

Jose Iglesias

Tempers flared in the Tigers’ dugout between Jose Iglesias and James McCann


Update (10:18 PM EST): Here’s video of the altercation, via

TV cameras caught a disagreement between Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias and catcher James McCann, among others. McCann, it seems, was upset that Iglesias appeared to give up on a Rusney Castillo single with two outs in the sixth inning. The Red Sox scored two runs on the next play, a double by Xander Bogaerts, which increased the Tigers’ deficit to 7-2.

Iglesias and McCann were seen yelling at each other, and Iglesias shoved McCann. The two were separated by teammates Nick Castellanos and Ian Kinsler. Anthony Gose had some words with Iglesias in the dugout later.

It’ll be interesting to see what comes of this after the game.

Indians rescind waiver claim of Deolis Guerra due to pre-existing injury

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The Indians had claimed pitcher Deolis Guerra off waivers from the Pirates on Wednesday, but they’ve rescinded it on Friday due to a pre-existing knee injury¬†as Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. The Pirates placed Guerra on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his left knee.

Guerra, 26, has a 6.48 ERA with a 17/3 K/BB ratio in 16 2/3 innings at the big league level for the Pirates this season. He’s had better results with Triple-A Indianapolis, as reflected by his 1.23 ERA across 36 2/3 innings.

Guerra was one of the four prospects the Mets sent to the Twins in Feburary 2008 in the Johan Santana trade. The others included Carlos Gomez, Phil Humber, and Kevin Mulvey.

Video: Grady Sizemore hits a homer, then robs a homer

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Vintage Grady Sizemore showed up to Tropicana Field on Friday as the Rays opened up an interleague series against the Mets. The 33-year-old broke a scoreless tie in the fourth inning with a solo home run off of Jacob deGrom, then robbed Wilmer Flores of a game-tying solo home run to left field in the sixth.

Here’s the catch:

And here’s the homer.

Sizemore entered play Friday night batting a lackluster .238/.268/.344 with three home runs and 15 RBI, combining his time with the Phillies and the Rays.