Former Phillies player, Australia star Jelks dies at 55

Greg Jelks, a former Phillies player who became a baseball legend in Australia, died early Friday. According to the Perth Community News, Jelks was returning to Australia after visiting his elderly mother in Alabama when he fell asleep on the flight and could not be woken when the plane arrived …

Dansby headed to Super Bowl to cheer on Falcons

When Dansby Swanson arrived at Nashville International Airport on Jan. 22, he quickly made his way toward the exit while doing everything he could to remain oblivious to how his beloved Atlanta Falcons were doing in the NFC Championship Game, which had started 40 minutes before his flight landed. Wholesale …

Outfield continuity bodes well for Braves

The Braves used 14 different starting outfielders over the course of the 267 games that were played from the start of the 2015 season through Aug. 1 of this past season. Their only players to make at least 75 starts as an outfielder within this span were Nick Markakis (249) …

Giants get their man early at Winter Meetings

The Giants can consider themselves fortunate — with emphasis on “fortune” — to have been the first team to leap into the market for a free-agent closer at baseball’s Winter Meetings, which concluded Thursday. Wholesale MLB Jerseys China Having agreed with right-hander Mark Melancon on a four-year, $62 million deal …

Hoffman awaits ‘nerve-wracking’ HOF vote

Trevor Hoffman is cautiously optimistic that his second time on the ballot for the National Baseball Hall of Fame is going to be the right time. Cheap MLB Jerseys Online Shop Hoffman missed election last year by a scant 34 votes when Mariners slugger Ken Griffey Jr. and Mets catcher …

Turner’s golf event assists children, veterans

When Luke Lang was diagnosed with lymphoblastic leukemia in 2013, the doctors explained to his parents the probabilities of survival for a young child battling such a disease. Wholesale Cheap MLB Jerseys His father, Richard Lang, wouldn’t hear it. “The first words out of my mouth were ‘Don’t give me …

Pearce has PRP injection, out at least 10 days

After receiving a platelet-rich plasma injection in his right elbow/forearm Wednesday, Orioles infielder/outfielder Steve Pearce said he won’t participate in baseball activities for 10 days. With just 17 regular-season games left, Pearce wouldn’t rule out a potential regular-season return, but he acknowledged that they need to “take care of what’s …