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Russell Wilson Not Giving Up on Two-Sport Dream

Russell Wilson Not Giving Up on Two-Sport Dream Kevin Casey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Could Russell Wilson be joining the likes of Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders, who've played two sports professionally?   In a recent interview with HBO's Real Sports, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback did not rule out pursuing a full-time career in baseball along with football. "I never want to kill the dream of playing two sports," Wilson said. "I would honestly play two sports."   Wilson played both baseball and football while at NC State. He was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles out of high school and was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in 2010. He spent 2010 and 2011 in the Rockies farm system and was drafted by the Texas Rangers during the Rule 5 draft in December 2013. He was able to be selected because MLB allows teams to draft players who have never been called up to the big leagues after spending at least four years in another franchise's farm system. "I don't know," Wilson said when asked if he'd consider playing both sports full time. "I may push the envelope a little bit one of these days." According to MLB.com, Wilson hit .229 in 315 at-bats during his minor league career with the Rockies. He has participated in Rangers spring training practices the past two seasons as well. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Felix Hernandez Leaves Game with Tight Quad

Felix Hernandez Leaves Game with Tight Quad Mike Stobe/Getty Images(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez was taken out of his start versus the Oakland Athletics, Sunday, after experiencing tightness in his right quadriceps muscle.The decision to remove Hernandez from the game was described as precautionary by the Mariners.Hernandez had allowed eight hits, three earned runs and two walks while striking out one.Despite being behind 3-0 when Hernandez left the game, the Mariners rallied and ended up winning in 10 innings 8-7 over the Athletics.Hernandez receives a no-decision in the victory, meaning he hasn't lost a game at the Oakland Coliseum since 2009.The former Cy Young Award winner was brilliant in his first start of this season: he pitched seven innings against the Los Angeles Angels, allowing two hits, one earned run, and one walk while striking out 10. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/11/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/11/15 Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB: Detroit Tigers 8 (6-0)  - Cleveland Indians 5 (2-4) Tampa Bay Rays 8 (3-3) - Miami Marlins 5 (1-5) New York Mets 4 (3-3) - Atlanta Braves 3 (5-1) Washington Nationals 4 (2-4) - Philadelphia Phillies 3 (3-3) Toronto Blue Jays 10 (4-2) - Baltimore Orioles 7 (3-3) St. Louis Cardinals 7 (3-2) - Cincinnati Reds 5 (4-2) Chicago White Sox 6 (2-4) - Minnesota Twins 2 (1-5) Pittsburgh Pirates 10 (2-4) - Milwaukee Brewers 2 (1-5) San Diego Padres 6 (4-3) - San Francisco Giants 4 (3-4) Seattle Mariners 8 (3-3)  - Oakland A's 7 (3-4)(F/10) Houston Astros 6 (3-3) - Texas Rangers 4 (3-4) (F/14) Chicago Cubs 6 (3-2) - Colorado Rockies 5 (4-2) Los Angeles Dodgers 7 (3-3) - Arizona Diamondbacks 4 (3-3) NBA: Milwaukee Bucks 96 (40-40) - Brooklyn Nets 73 (37-43) Boston Celtics 117 (38-42)  - Cleveland Cavaliers 78 (51-29) Detroit Pistons 116 (31-49) - Charlotte Hornets 77 (33-47) Denver Nuggets 122 (30-50) - Sacramento Kings 111 (27-53) Washington Wizards 108 (46-34) - Atlanta Hawks 99 (60-20) Indiana Pacers 116 (37-43) - Oklahoma City Thunder 104 (43-37) Houston Rockets 121 (54-26) - New Orleans Pelicans 114 (43-37) San Antonio Spurs 107 (54-26) - Phoenix Suns 91 (39-42) Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Indians C Yan Gomes Out 6-8 Weeks with MCL Sprain

Indians C Yan Gomes Out 6-8 Weeks with MCL Sprain Major League Baseball(CLEVELAND) --  Yan Gomes is expected to miss six to eight weeks after an MRI confirmed that the Indians catcher has a sprained right knee. The Indians placed Gomes on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, one day after he injured his knee on a play at the plate in Cleveland's loss to the Detroit Tigers. The team provided a medical update on Gomes during Sunday's series finale. The Indians said an MRI performed at the Cleveland Clinic revealed Gomes suffered a "moderate'' sprain to his MCL. His leg was jolted violently by Detroit outfielder Rajai Davis, who slid hard on a force play and clipped the catcher's right leg. Gomes was extended at the time like a first baseman making a catch. "Losing Gomes, man, that can be a season-killer," Indians manager Terry Francona said Sunday. Last season, Gomes led all AL catchers in average (.278) and extra-base hits (49). He was second in RBIs (74) and homers (21) and handled one of baseball's youngest starting staffs. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/11/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/11/15 Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB: Boston Red Sox 8 (4-1) - New York Yankees 4 (1-4) Chicago White Sox 5 (1-4) - Minnesota Twins 4 (1-4) St. Louis Cardinals 4 (2-2) - Cincinatti Reds 1 (4-1) Tampa Bay Rays 2 (2-3)  - Miami Marlins 0 (1-4) Seattle Mariners 5 (2-3) - Oakland Athletics 4 (3-3) (F/11) Detroit Tigers 9 (5-0) - Cleveland Indians 6 (2-3) Milwaukee Brewers 6 (1-4) - Pittsburgh Pirates 0 (1-4) Baltimore Orioles 7 (3-2) - Toronto Blue Jays 1 (3-2) Philadelphia Phillies 3 (3-2) - Washington Nationals 2 (1-4) (F/10) Arizona Diamondbacks 6 (2-3) - Los Angeles Dodgers 0 (3-2) NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins 2 (43-27-12, 98 pts) - Buffalo Sabres 0  (23-51-8, 54 pts) Tampa Bay Lightning 3  (50-24-8, 108 pts) - Boston Bruins 2  (41-27-14, 96 pts)(F/SO) Montreal Canadiens 4  (50-22-10, 110 pts) - Toronto Maple Leafs 3  (30-44-8, 68 pts)(F/SO) Columbus Blue Jackets 5  (42-35-5, 89 pts) - New York Islanders 4  (47-28-7, 101 pts) (F/SO) Florida Panthers 3 38-29-15, 91 pts) - New Jersey Devils 2 (32-36-14, 78 pts) Detroit Red Wings 2 (43-25-14, 100 pts) - Carolina Hurricanes 0 (30-41-11, 71 pts)  New York Rangers 4  (53-22-7, 113 pts) - Washington Capitals 2  (45-26-11, 101 pts) Ottawa Senators 3 (43-26-13, 99 pts) - Philadelphia Flyers 1  (33-31-18, 84 pts) St. Louis Blues 4  (50-24-7, 107 pts) - Minnesota Wild 2 (46-27-8, 100 pts) Winnipeg Jets 5  (43-26-13, 99 pts) - Calgary Flames 1  (45-30-7, 97 pts) Los Angeles Kings 4  (40-27-15, 95 pts) - San Jose Sharks 1  (40-33-9, 89 pts) Dallas Stars 4 (41-31-10, 92 pts) - Nashville Predators 1 (47-25-10, 104 pts)   Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Josh Hamilton’s Future with the Angels in Doubt

Josh Hamilton’s Future with the Angels in Doubt Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(ANAHEIM, Calif.) -- Even though Major League Baseball will not discipline outfielder Josh Hamilton for his latest relapse into substance abuse, his future with the club is cloudy at best. Angels' owner Arte Moreno stated that Hamilton's contract contains certain language that protects the team against a relapse by Hamilton. According to the player's union, no such language exists. "To the contrary, the collectively bargained provisions of the [Joint Drug Agreement] and the Basic Agreement supersede all other player contract provisions and explicitly prevent clubs from exactly the type of action Mr. Moreno alluded to,'' the MLBPA said in a statement. Reporters asked Moreno on Friday night whether Hamilton definitely would play again for the team. Moreno's response was "I will not say that.'' Hamilton has three years left on his current contract that will pay him $83 million. "It's not about money," Moreno said. "Nothing about money." The former American League MVP has battled addiction going back to his time with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. He overcame his dependency to become one of baseball best hitters, but he hasn't produced during his time in Los Angels and his latest relapse has his playing career in doubt. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

MLB, Union Prohibiting Players from Participating in Daily Fantasy Games

MLB, Union Prohibiting Players from Participating in Daily Fantasy Games Photos.com/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- With seasonal and daily fantasy leagues rapidly growing in popularity, Major League Baseball and the player's association has agreed on a deal that forbids players from playing in daily fantasy baseball games that involve a prize. Even though MLB commissioner Rob Manfred does not consider fantasy sports to be gambling, participating in daily fantasy baseball games could fall into a grey area. Major League Baseball has strict rules in place that bans players from gambling. "There is a clear legal line and, quite frankly, we spent some considerable effort and money to make sure we knew where DraftKings is in relation to that line and we're very comfortable with the idea that it's fantasy," Manfred said. "Having said that, fantasy is a very important method of engagement, particularly with younger people." ESPN is reporting that Manfred is considering a similar prohibition of playing daily fantasy baseball for prizes that would cover all non-playing personnel. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Red Sox Top Yankees in 19 Inning Classic

Red Sox Top Yankees in 19 Inning Classic Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The rivalry between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox added another chapter on Friday night/Saturday morning. In a 19 inning marathon, the Red Sox were able to come out on top, 6-5. "It's a testament to the will and the resiliency of this team," Red Sox manager John Farrell said. The game clocked in at 6 hours, 49 minutes. It was the longest game played in the history of the Red Sox, and the second-longest in Yankees history. The teams combined for 138 at-bats, 32 hits, 28 strikeouts and 627 pitches thrown by 17 pitchers. "It feels worse than one loss, but thank goodness it's only one," Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner said afterward. The game could have been over much earlier, as the Red Sox blew leads in the 9th 16th, and 18th inning. With one out left in the top of the 19th, shortstop Xander Bogaerts singled to shallow right field. He wound up stealing second and then advanced to third base after a passed ball. Rookie outfielder Mookie Betts then hit a sac-fly to bring in the game-winning run. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/10/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/10/15 Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB: Toronto Blue Jays 12 (3-1)  - Baltimore Orioles 5 (2-2) Houston Astros 5 (2-2) - Texas Rangers 1 (2-3) Colorado Rockies 5 (4-0) - Chicago Cubs 1 (1-2) Minnesota Twins 6 (1-3) - Chicago White Sox 0 (0-4) Detroit Tigers 8 (4-0) - Cleveland Indians 4 (2-2) Philadelphia Phillies 4 (2-2) - Washington Nationals 1 (1-3) Cincinatti Reds 5 (4-0) - St. Louis Cardinals 4 (1-2) NBA: Boston Celtics 99 (37-42) - Cleveland Cavaliers 90 (51-28) Indiana Pacers 107 (35-43) - Detroit Pistons 103 (30-48) Brooklyn Nets 117 (37-42) - Washington Wizards 80 (45-34) Toronto Raptors 101 (47-32) - Orlando Magic 99 (25-54) Atlanta Hawks 104 (60-19) - Charlotte Hornets 80 (33-46) Miwaukee Bucks 99 (39-40) - New York Knicks 91 (15-64) Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Tigers Place Closer Joe Nathan on DL

Tigers Place Closer Joe Nathan on DL iStockphoto(DETROIT) -- The Detroit Tigers placed closer Joe Nathan on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow flexor strain on Wednesday.Nathan earned the save in the Tigers' Opening Day victory over the Minnesota Twins but, according to Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski, Nathan has been dealing with a flexor problem for at least a week."I think it bothered him more at the end of last week, a little bit. And it bothered him a little bit on Monday, the day he pitched," Dombrowski said. "Not major, but it just hasn't cleared up for him."The 40-year-old Nathan is a six-time All-Star who has saved 377 games over his 15 year career.Joakim Soria, who served as Kansas City's closer for five season, will take over Nathan's role.The Tigers recalled left-handed reliever Blaine Hardy from Triple-A Toledo to take Nathan's roster spot. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Red Sox Sign Rick Porcello to 4-Year Extension

Red Sox Sign Rick Porcello to 4-Year Extension Joe Robbins/Getty Images(BOSTON) -- The Boston Red Sox announced Monday night that they had signed right-handed pitcher Rick Porcello to a four-year contract extension, making him the highest-paid pitcher in club history by average annual value. The deal is worth $82.5 million, a major league source told ESPNBoston.com, which breaks down as follows: $500,000 signing bonus, $20 million in 2016 and 2017, $21 million in 2018 and 2019. His 2015 contract remains at $12.5 million. The average annual value of the contract is $20.625 million, and it is the 19th contract given to a pitcher that has an AAV of more than $20 million, according to CotsContracts.com. Clayton Kershaw and Max Scherzer each have an AAV of more than $30 million. Porcello becomes the second pitcher the Sox acquired since Lester's departure who has signed a multiyear deal since coming to Boston.  Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/6/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/6/15 Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) - MLB: Colorado Rockies 10 (1-0) - Milwaukee Brewers 0 (0-1) Toronto Blue Jays 6 (1-0) - New York Yankees 1 (0-1) Detroit Tigers 4 (1-0) - Minnesota Twins 0 (0-1) Baltimore Orioles 6 (1-0) - Tampa Bay Rays 2 (0-1)   Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Rodriguez Cheered Loudly in Return to Yankee Stadium

Rodriguez Cheered Loudly in Return to Yankee Stadium Leon Halip/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The fans at Yankee Stadium made sure Alex Rodriguez felt welcome on Opening Day.Rodriguez, who missed all of 2014 because of a drug suspension, was cheered mightily in the Opening Day introductions. The home fans were even louder when their designated hitter walked to the plate for the first time in the bottom of the third inning. Many of them stood and some chanted "A-Rod."Rodriguez was even part of Yankee Stadium's "Bleacher Creatures" roll call in the top of the first inning. Usually, the fans in the right field bleachers call out each player in the field until he acknowledges the crowd. But they added Rodriguez to the tradition and No. 13 happily came to the top of the dugout and tipped his cap to the crowd.Rodriguez, who hadn't played in a regular-season game since September 25, 2013, finished the game 1 for 2 with a walk in the New York Yankees' 6-1 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Reliever Ryan Madson Makes Royals Opening Day Roster

Reliever Ryan Madson Makes Royals Opening Day Roster Rob Carr/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- More than three years after throwing his last pitch in the Majors, reliever Ryan Madson is getting another chance to revive his career as the Kansas City Royals announced that Madson has made the team's Opening Day roster. “It felt good,” Madson told the Kansas City Star of getting a spot. “I really, genuinely smiled, and had a good moment there.” Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article17468474.html#storylink=cpy Madson last pitched during the 2011 season as a member of the Philadelphia Phillies. He was coming off a 32 save season and hit the free agent market as one of the best relievers in the game.  He wound up signing a one-year deal with the Cincinnati Reds, but needed to undergo Tommy John Surgery that same offseason and never pitched for the team. The next offseason he signed a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Angels, but again had to sit out the season as he continued to experience elbow pain. Madson decided to sit out in 2014 in hopes of getting healthy enough to give it one more try. He signed a minor league deal with the Royals in January, and will now be part of the defending American League Champions. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. 

Nationals Place Six Players on the DL to Open the Season

Nationals Place Six Players on the DL to Open the Season Major League Baseball(NEW YORK) -- The Washington Nationals are a trendy pick to win the National League Pennant, but they'll open up the season with six players on the disabled list. The Nationals placed every-day starters Jayson Werth, Denard Span and Antony Rendon on the DL. They are joined by reserve outfielder Nate McClouth, setup man Casey Janssen, and reliever Erik Davis. Even though Werth is on the shelf, he may be the closest to seeing the field as he's already playing in minor league games. He is eligible to return on April 11. Span is likely to return to the team in mid-April as he's dealing with an abdomen issue. He's been able to take part in minor league games, but only for a few innings at a time. Rendon's situation is different as it is unknown just when the budding star will be able to get back on the field as he battles a knee issue. He sought three options on the knee, and was diagnosed with a sprained MCL. In 2014, the Nationals led the National League with 96 wins. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Yasmany Tomas Sent to Minors

Yasmany Tomas Sent to Minors Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(PHOENIX) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks sent Cuban third baseman Yasmany Tomas to Triple-A Reno for the start of the regular season.During the offseason the Diamondbacks signed Tomas to a six-year, $68.5 million contract, but this spring Tomas struggled, hitting .257 in 24 Cactus League games while having trouble adjusting to his new defensive position at third base (he's a natural outfielder).In 2013, his last season in Cuba with the Industriales, Tomas played in 65 games, hitting .290 with six home runs, 35 RBIs, six stolen bases, and a .346 on-base percentage.In related news, the Diamondbacks selected the contract of pitcher Archie Bradley while also adding utility man Jordan Pacheco and catcher Gerald Laird to their 25-man major league roster. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/5/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/5/15 Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers 99 (50-27) - Chicago Bulls 94 (46-31) Houston Rockets 115 (53-24) - Oklahoma City Thunder 112 (42-35) NHL: Philadelphia Flyers 4 (32-29-18, 82pts) - Pittsburgh Penguins 1 (42-26-11, 95pts) PGA: J.B. Holmes wins the Shell Houston Open   Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Orioles Place Four Players on the DL to Start the Season

Orioles Place Four Players on the DL to Start the Season Baltimore Orioles/MLB(ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.) -- The injuries are piling up for the Baltimore Orioles, and the season hasn't even started yet. The team announced that catcher Matt Wieters, shortstop J.J. Hardy, outfielder David Lough and infielder/outfielder Jimmy Paredes will all open up the season no the 15-day disabled list. Hardy, Lough and Wieters' moves are retroactive to March 27. Paredes is retroactive to April 1. Wieters starting the season is the least-surprising as he is still recovering from Tommy June Surgery he underwent last June, and the team wasn't counting on him being ready to start the season healthy. Hardy is dealing with a strained shoulder, Lough is battling a hamstring issue, and Paredes is dealing with a back strain. After winning the American League East in 2014, the Orioles were already dealing with a 25-game suspension of first baseman Chris Davis for using amphetamines without a prescription. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright ? 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Indians Agree to Contract Extension with Pitcher Carlos Carrasco

Indians Agree to Contract Extension with Pitcher Carlos Carrasco iStockphoto/Thnkstock(NEW YORK) -- First the Cleveland Indians locked up ace Cory Kluber, now they've given their number two starter an extension as they've agreed on a deal with Carlos Carrasco. Carrasco's new deal will pay him through the 2018 season while also including club options for the 2019 and 2020 season. This is quite the career turnaround for Carrasco, who at one point was an after-thought for the team. He was highly regarded pitching prospect during his time with the Philadelphia Phillies, and was the centerpiece in the deal sending Cliff Lee to Philadelphia in July 2009. Toiling back and forth from the rotation and bullpen, Carrasco seemed to figure things out last season as he went 8-7 with a 2.55 ERA in 14 starts and 26 appearances out of the bullpen. In a 10-start stretch for hte Indians from August-September, he went 5-3 with a 1.30 ERA along with 90 strikeouts in 69.0 innings. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright ? 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. 

Phil Hughes Excited for Opening Day Start

Phil Hughes Excited for Opening Day Start Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Twins pitcher Phil Hughes will make the first Opening Day start of his career on Monday when Minnesota takes on the Detroit Tigers. Hughes will have a tough counterpart in David Price, but is looking forward to it. "It's very cool," Hughes said this week about making the Opening Day start.  "It's something that I never had the opportunity to do in my career."  "I've been a part of a lot of Opening Day's and to see that kind of atmosphere is going to be great to be a part of." Hughes was 16-10 last season with a 3.52 ERA in his first season in Minnesota. "It's a little bit different," Hughes said of the adjustments to pitching on Opening Day.  "You have to time your routine.  I'll just kind of play it by ear, it should be a good atmosphere in Detroit." Hughes spent seven seasons with the New York Yankees before coming to Minnesota last year. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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