Cards trade Garcia to Atlanta, All-Star Game won’t decide home field, Cutler on IR: The Fan Headlines 12/2/16
The Jaime Garcia era is over in St. Louis. The St. Louis Cardinals have traded veteran starter Jaime Garcia to the Atlanta Braves for three minor league prospects: infielder Luke Dykstra (son of former Phillies star Len) and right-handed pitchers John Gant and Chris Ellis. Garcia was 10-13 last season with an ERA of 4.67. This makes room for Lance Lynn to rejoin the rotation coming off Tommy John surgery, and likely keeps rising star Alex Reyes in the rotation.
Major League Baseball announced yesterday that the All-Star Game will no longer determine home field advantage in the World Series, ending an experiment that began in 2003. Instead, home-field advantage will go to the team with the best regular-season record.
Tomorrow is Saluki basketball game day for both the women and men. It’s a doubleheader at SIU Arena, as the women take on UAB at 1pm, while the men host Texas Southern at 4. Cindy Stein and crew are coming off a loss at UT-Martin on Tuesday night, while Barry Hinson’s club topped Murray State in overtime on Tuesday. Bryce Williams and Danny Valle call the SIU women at 12:50 on US 97.7. Mike Reis and Greg Starrick have the men’s pregame beginning at 3 on 105.1 VZA.
High school hoops scores:
Marshall County (KY) 64, Massac County 45
Anna-Jonesboro 49, Marion 48
Benton 64, Pinckneyville 40
Carmi-White County 69, Eldorado 61
Carterville 62, West Frankfort 47
Christ Our Rock Lutheran 42, Herrin 39
Christopher 44, Goreville 34
Hamilton County 35, Johnston City 25
Marshall County (KY) 47, Massac County 13
Mt. Carmel 40, Murphysboro 37
South Central 37, Webber 33
Wayne City 50, Sandoval 30
NFL: The Chicago Bears made it official, placing quarterback Jay Cutler on injured reserve with a shoulder injury, ending his season and likely his career with the Bears. Cutler will undergo surgery tomorrow. The Bears will start Matt Barkley again on Sunday versus the 49ers.
Thursday Night Football: Cowboys beat the Vikings, 17-15.
NHL: The Blues beat Tampa Bay, 5-4, Vladimir Tarasenko with the hat trick. And the Blackhawks beat New Jersey, 4-3 in overtime.