Indians prospect arrested for aggravated burglary and underage drinking


Indians prospect Justus Sheffield was arrested Monday on charges of aggravated burglary and underage drinking. From the Tullahoma News:

According to Tullahoma police, Sheffield was arrested for allegedly breaking into a residence on Cumberland Avenue around 4:30 a.m. Monday . . . According to police, Sheffield had a “strong odor of an intoxicating beverage on his person and admitted to having a few drinks of alcohol.”

According to the police report, Sheffield broke into the house after no one would answer the door when he knocked. Then he confronted one of the residents when he “ran into his room and started yelling and threatening to beat him up for messing around with his girlfriend.”

Sheffield is 18. He was the 31st player selected in this past summer’s draft. No word on what the scouting report said about his makeup.


White Sox acquire reliever Franklin German in trade with Red Sox

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CHICAGO — The Chicago White Sox acquired reliever Franklin German in a trade with the Boston Red Sox.

The White Sox sent minor league right-hander Theo Denlinger to Boston for German, who made his major league debut in September. Right-hander Jason Bilous was designated for assignment to make room for German on Chicago’s 40-man roster.

The 25-year-old German played for Double-A Portland and Triple-A Worcester for most of last season, going 5-2 with a 2.72 ERA and seven saves in in 43 relief appearances. The right-hander had no record and an 18.00 ERA in five appearances with the Red Sox.

German, a fourth-round pick in the 2018 amateur draft, was designated for assignment when Boston acquired reliever Richard Bleier in a trade with Miami.

The 26-year-old Denlinger had a 2-2 record and a 4.47 ERA in 40 appearances last season with Class A Winston-Salem and Double-A Birmingham. He was a seventh-round selection in the 2021 draft out of Bradley University.