You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Professional

  • Lions offer free tickets to relocated Bills game
    There will be free football in Detroit on Monday night.Fans are being offered free tickets to the NFL game that was moved to Ford Field from snow-plagued Buffalo.
  • Cavs’ skid hits 3; drop below .500
    John Wall took over in the third quarter Friday night and finished 28 points, seven assists and six rebounds, and the hustling Washington Wizards clamped down for a 91-78 win over LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, who lost their third
  • Snow forces Bills game to Detroit
    Snowed out in Buffalo, the Bills are heading to Detroit to play their “home” game against the New York Jets on Monday night.
Advertisement
BRIEFS

Pirates get pair from Mets

– Pittsburgh acquired outfielder Marlon Byrd and catcher John Buck from the New York Mets.

The Pirates will send New York minor league infielder Dilson Herrera and a player to be named later.

Byrd, 35, is hitting .285 with 21 home runs and 71 RBI this season and will give the Pirates needed depth in the outfield while leadoff hitter Starling Marte recovers from a wrist injury.

Buck, 33, is batting .215 with 15 home runs and 60 RBI. Since the beginning of the 2010 season, Buck’s 63 home runs as a catcher rank third in the majors.

Around the league

Tampa Bay optioned Jeremy Hellickson to Class A to allow the right-hander some extra rest before the September stretch run. … San Francisco outfielder Andres Torres (Achilles’ tendon) is scheduled for season-ending surgery. … Toronto general manager Alex Anthopoulos insisted manager John Gibbons will return in 2014.

Advertisement