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in News 23.07.2019 02:47
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CHICAGO (AP) — ilable to pitch against his former Atlanta Braves team.Kimbrel Barry Bonds Jersey , a seven-time All-Star, was recalled from Triple-A Iowa before the afternoon series finale between the NL Central and East leaders. The Cubs announced the move after their 5-3 loss to the Braves on Wednesday night.“I’m not going to use him for more than three outs early on,” manager Joe Maddon said, “but as we build into to this, just listen to him and his body.”Kimbrel and the Cubs finalized a $43 million, three-year contract on June 7. The 31-year-old reliever has 333 career saves, including 42 last season for World Series champion Boston.Kimbrel pitched in four games for Iowa, allowing one run and two hits in 3 2/3 innings.Right-hander Tony Barnette was optioned to Iowa.Although Kimbrel was 5-1 with a 2.74 ERA for the Red Sox last season Madison Bumgarner Jersey , he compiled a 5.91 ERA in 10 2/3 innings in the postseason.Maddon said he’s not worried about Kimbrel’s finish with Boston.“For me, it’s like coming out of spring training right now,” Maddon said. “I just want to get to know him and have him get to know me. We’ll figure it out.”Kimbrel missed the first half of the season after turning down a $17.9 million qualifying offer from the Red Sox in November, making him a free agent. Baltimore Orioles (7-10, second in the AL East) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (12-4, first in the AL East)St. Petersburg, Florida; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDTPITCHING PROBABLES: Orioles: Dylan Bundy (0-1 Juan Marichal Jersey , 8.76 ERA, 1.78 WHIP, 17 strikeouts) Rays: Tyler Glasnow (0-0, 0.53 ERA, 0.82 WHIP, 21 strikeouts)LINE: Orioles favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 runsBOTTOM LINE: Tampa Bay and Baltimore are set to begin a three-game series.The Rays are 2-1 against opponents from the AL East. Tampa Bay has slugged .435 this season. Austin Meadows leads the team with a .732 slugging percentage, including nine extra-base hits and six home runs.The Orioles are 6-7 against teams from the AL East. The Baltimore pitching staff has a combined team ERA of 5.98, Hanser Alberto paces the staff with a mark of 18.00. This is the first game between these teams in 2019.TOP PERFORMERS: Meadows leads the Rays with 17 RBIs and is batting .357. Brandon Lowe is 12-for-37 with three doubles http://www.giantsfanproshop.com/authentic-evan-longoria-jersey , three home runs and eight RBIs over the last 10 games for Tampa Bay.Trey Mancini leads the Orioles with 23 hits and is batting .343. Renato Nunez has 13 hits and is batting .333 over the last 10 games for Baltimore.LAST 10 GAMES: Rays: 7-3, .286 batting average, 2.90 ERA, outscored opponents by 26 runsOrioles: 3-7, .222 batting average, 6.75 ERA, outscored by 22 runsRays Injuries: Jose De Leon: 10-day IL (elbow), Anthony Banda: 60-day IL (elbow) http://www.giantsfanproshop.com/authentic-evan-longoria-jersey , Joey Wendle: 10-day IL (hamstring), Matt Duffy: 10-day IL (back).Orioles Injuries: Nate Karns: 10-day IL (forearm), Alex Cobb: 10-day IL (lumbar strain), Richard Bleier: 10-day IL (lat), Mark Trumbo: 60-day IL (knee), Austin Wynns: 10-day IL (oblique).

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