Daniel Palka ends hitless skid, optioned to Triple-A

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White Sox outfielder was oh-for-the-season coming into Wednesday afternoon’s game against the Royals. His last hit came in the third inning on the final game of the 2018 season. He struck out in his final two at-bats, then went hitless across his first 12 games of the 2019 season spanning 39 trips to the plate.

Palka did not start, but entered the game in place of Yoán Moncada, who was hit in the head by a throw. Palka ended his skid in his first at-bat in the seventh inning on Wednesday, grounding a single to left field to put runners on first and second with no outs. The White Sox were unable to capitalize and ended up losing 4-3.

The White Sox optioned Palka to Triple-A Charlotte after the game.

Palka’s streak wasn’t as prodigious as that of the Orioles’ Chris Davis. Palka’s hitless streak spanned 41 plate appearances. Davis went 54 consecutive trips to the dish without a hit.

Orioles CEO, brother agree to dismiss legal dispute

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Baltimore Orioles CEO John Angelos and his brother Lou have agreed to end their fight over a lawsuit in which Lou accused John of seizing control of the team in defiance of their father Peter’s wishes.

Lou Angelos sued John last year, claiming John took control of the Orioles at his expense. Georgia Angelos, their mother, also was named as a defendant.

In a Friday court filing in the case, John, Lou, Georgia and Peter Angelos called on “all claims, including all counterclaims and defenses, asserted therein be dismissed with prejudice in their entirety.”

“The Parties also withdraw and terminate all pending motions submitted in these actions,” the filing said.

Peter Angelos became the Orioles’ owner in 1993, but his public role has diminished in recent years and he turned 93 last year. According to the suit, he had surgery after his aortic valve failed in 2017.

Lou Angelos accused John of trying to take control of Peter Angelos’ assets and manipulating Georgia Angelos. The lawsuit was one of a handful of off-field issues looming over the Orioles this offseason. The team also has a lease at Camden Yards that expires at the end of the year.