The Orioles acquired infielder Omar Quintanilla from the New York Mets on Friday for cash considerations.Quintanilla was designated for assignment by the Mets on Tuesday. The 30-year-old Quintanilla was batting .257 with a home run and four RBIs in 29 games with New York.Hes played 256 games in parts of seven seasons with Colorado, Texas and the Mets, mostly at second base and shortstop.With Brian Roberts and Robert Andino out, Ryan Flaherty and Steve Tolleson have been splitting second base, and Quintanilla will be viewed as a upgrade.Tolleson will most likely be the player cut to make room for Quintanilla.The news was first reported by ESPN NewYork.com.
During the Redskins-Panthers Week 6 matchup, the FedEx Field end zones ditched their usual gold trim for some pink instead. As it turns out, burgundy and pink go quite well together.
The reason for the change was to celebrate the Redskins Breast Cancer Awareness game as well as the 20th anniversary of Tanya Snyder's THINK-PINK! campaign.
Mrs. Snyder started the movement two decades ago by passing out 8,000 handmade pink ribbons at the team's stadium meant to remind people that early detection of breast cancer can make a major difference.
Now, her campaign has gone league-wide and is the reason you see so many players wearing pink in October, fans waving pink towels in the stands and other awareness-raising initiatives throughout the NFL.
"Very, very, very proud," Snyder said while handing out ribbons before the Washington-Carolina game. "We're not finished, but we are making a difference with early detection. So I'm beaming."
For more information on Snyder and the NFL's breast cancer efforts, head to redskins.com/thinkpink. And for more details about the events held at FedEx Field during Week 6, check out the video above.
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On Monday, for the first time since 2018-19 training camp began, the Wizards were complete.
Dwight Howard, who missed three weeks due to a strained piriformis muscle, participated in his first full practice with his new team. The 32-year-old signed a free agent deal with the Wizards in July, but had yet to take the court due to the injury, which began bothering him shortly before camp began on Sept. 25.
Howard had a setback on Oct. 6 and saw a specialist in New York. He received a pain injection on Tuesday and on Saturday began shooting again.
After clearing that hurdle, he was ready to be a full-go with his new teammates.
"It felt pretty good. I really gotta catch my wind and learn some of the offense. But other than that, it felt pretty good," Howard said of Day 1.
Howard practicing on Monday gives him two more days to work with before the Wizards open their season on Thursday at home against the Miami Heat. Both he and head coach Scott Brooks say it's too early to tell if he will be available.
"We'll see how it feels. I will do everything I can to make myself available for all 82 games," Howard said.
Howard not only has to play himself into game shape, he has to develop chemistry and timing with his new teammates. He missed all five of their preseason games.
If Howard can play, that would certainly be a positive turn of events for the Wizards. As of the end of last week, it seemed highly unlikely he would be ready when the regular season began.
But Howard turned a corner and now appears to be coming along quicker than once expected.
"It was probably our best practice of training camp," Brooks said Monday after finally getting Howard into the mix.
"He has a natural feel. His IQ was pretty high, I was impressed with that. He picked things up."
Howard signed a two-year contract worth $11 million to join the Wizards in July.
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