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Mets sign reliever Dellin Betances

first_imgBetances: 5.3M signing bonus + 2.2M 2020 salary. 6M 2021 player option with 3M buyout if he doesn’t exercise. 10.5M guarantee— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 24, 2019Betances is coming off a rough season in which he only pitched 2/3 of an inning on Sept. 15 after dealing with shoulder injuries during the season. An Achilles injury sustained in that sole appearance sidelined him for the rest of the season.This move helps a Mets bullpen, which was among the worst in the majors last season. Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen attempted to fix their bullpen prior to the 2019 season by trading for Edwin Diaz, a move that didn’t exactly work out in Diaz’s first season in Queens; Diaz pitched to a 5.59 ERA in 66 games and had issues closing games throughout the season.Betances should slot nicely into the late-innings for the Mets in a bullpen that features Diaz, Jeurys Familia, Justin Wilson and Seth Lugo. ‘Twas the night before Christmas…When we signed four-time All-Star RHP Dellin Betances (@DBetances68) to a one-year contract with a player option for 2021!More Info: https://t.co/49gV6Tt7Z3 pic.twitter.com/ogdRyzKEDj— New York Mets (@Mets) December 24, 2019MORE: Five way-too-early predictions for 2020 seasonBetances switches the D-train for the 7-line, spending his entire career with the crosstown rival Yankees before signing with the Mets. In his career, Betances pitched to a 2.36 ERA almost exclusively out of the bullpen, making a single start in 2011, his first taste of major-league action. The Mets have added to their bullpen.The Mets on Christmas Eve reportedly agreed to terms with free agent reliever Dellin Betances, the team announced on Tuesday.last_img read more

Wanda May (Stanford) Kerr, 82, Anthony: March 4, 1934 – July 4, 2016

first_imgWanda May (Stanford) Kerr, age 82, went to be with the Lord on Monday evening, July 4th, 2016 in Anthony, Kansas.Wanda was born on March 4, 1934, 6 miles southwest of Cherokee, Oklahoma, the daughter of Alpha and Anna May Stanford.  She graduated from Capron High School, Capron, Oklahoma in 3 years and went off to college at Northwestern in Alva, Oklahoma.  She graduated from college in 1955 with a Bachelors of Science degree in education.  She wanted to be a teacher!  Wanda taught 4th grade in Caldwell, Kansas for 12 years and taught 1st and 2nd grade in Haysville, Kansas for 22 years.Wanda was married to Willis Kerr on July 26th, 1959 in Caldwell, Kansas.She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Caldwell, Kansas and served there as a Sunday School  teacher.  She was also a member of Eastern Star and served in many leadership roles.Wanda’s other interests were in being a supportive farmers’ wife, crafting and doll collecting.Wanda was preceded in death by her parents Alpha and Anna May Stanford along with her younger brother Ennis Stanford.She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Willis Kerr, her brother Paul Stanford and wife Peggy along with nieces, Debby Orcutt and husband Jake, Janice Adcock and husband Jack, Sherry Hesler and husband Larry, Dana Martinez and husband Juan, nephews, Rob Laptad, Darren Laptad and wife Kathy and many great nephews and nieces.Wanda will be remembered for her sweet disposition and her loving and caring heart and she will be greatly missed by all!A Celebration of Life service will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 8, 2016, at Caldwell United Methodist Church in Caldwell, Kansas with Rev. Jacob Maforo officiating and internment will be at the Caldwell City Cemetery.Memorials may be given in memory of Wanda, to the United Methodist Church and left in care of the mortuary.To share a memory or leave a condolence please visit www.schaeffermortuary.infoArrangements by Schaeffer Mortuary, 6 N. Main, Caldwell, Kansas.last_img read more

Campbell stalks Manuel at swimming worlds after doping row

first_imgKing was booted out of the women’s 200m breaststroke after winning her heat after the American was adjudged to have failed to touch with both hands at a turn, prompting an appeal from the United States.The 22-year-old, along with several top swimmers including fellow Olympic champion Adam Peaty, has expressed solidarity with Australian Mack Horton and Briton Duncan Scott after they snubbed Sun Yang on the podium after losing to the hulking Chinese swimmer.Horton, beaten in the 400m free last weekend, and Scott, bronze medallist behind Sun in the 200m free, sparked a furious reaction from China’s sporting idol and the communist country’s state-run media.Canada’s Sydney Pickrem, who has collected bronze in the women’s 200 and 400m individual medley at these championships, set the best time in the 200m breaststroke heats in 2:24.53.Meanwhile, American great Katie Ledecky continues to struggle with a mystery illness that forced her to pull out of the 1,500m freestyle final and 200m free heats earlier in the week.Team USA officials confirmed that the 14-time world champion could swim the women’s 4x200m freestyle relay but a final decision would be made before Thursday’s late final.Australian Matthew Wilson put down a marker in the men’s 200m breaststroke heats, clocking 2:07.29 ahead of Russia’s reigning world champion Anton Chupkov.Olympic gold medallist Ryan Murphy posted the quickest time in the men’s 200m backstroke heats, touching in 1:56.61 with world champion Evgeny Rylov of Russia just behind him.Share on: WhatsApp Serious threat: Cate Campbell competes in the 100m freestyle heats and looks the biggest danger to defending champion Simone Manuel in the finalGwangju, South Korea | AFP |  Defending champion Simone Manuel set the pace in the women’s 100 metres freestyle Thursday as normal service resumed at the swimming world championships after a doping storm threatened to spiral out of control.As fallout lingered on two separate podium protests made by athletes after FINA doping testers alleged China’s Sun Yang had destroyed blood samples, there was more drama as American Lilly King suffered a shock breaststroke disqualification in Gwangju.A buzzing Cate Campbell posted the fourth fastest time in Gwangju the morning after her blistering anchor leg brought Australia gold in the 4x100m mixed medley relay and looks a serious threat to Manuel.“I was definitely up pinging a little bit last night,” Campbell told AFP after clocking 53.36 seconds.“But I got enough sleep to get through this morning, so I’m happy with that. I’m really looking forward to a big nap today.”Manuel, who tied for 2016 Olympic gold with Canada’s Penny Oleksiak, topped the time sheets with a 53.10 heading into the evening’s semi-finals.But Campbell could have the American’s number after chasing her down in Wednesday’s mixed relay and Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom also lurks having set the second fastest time, just one hundredth slower than Manuel.Sjostrom, who was carried out on a stretcher on Wednesday after taking bronze in the 200m freestyle, joked: “I felt great after they gave me the oxygen — maybe I should take that all the time.”Italian Federica Pellegrini, who retained her 200m title, failed to qualify.– Sun snub –last_img read more