BC-FL--Florida Sports Digest, FL
Aug. 02, 2018
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ST. PETERSBURG — A day after being acquired in the Chris Archer trade, right-hander Tyler Glasnow makes his debut for the Tampa Bay Rays against Nick Tropeano and the Los Angeles Angels. By Mark Didtler. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.
ATLANTA — Anibal Sanchez, who has a 1.64 ERA in three career games against Miami, will start for Atlanta as the Braves try to complete a three-game sweep of the Marlins on Wednesday night. By Charles Odum. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:35 p.m.
PITTSBURGH — Chris Archer kept hearing from friends and former teammates that the Pittsburgh Pirates were different. The proof came in the waves of people who approached the veteran pitcher as he walked the concourse at Pittsburgh International Airport on Wednesday morning just hours removed from an uncharacteristically aggressive trade that sent a jolt through a franchise, a fan base and — Archer hopes — his own career. As strangers came up to welcome him to a town he barely knows and a team he'd only watched from afar, one thought kept running through his head. By Will Graves.
ST. PETERSBURG — Slick fielding shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria was designated for assignment by the Tampa Bay Rays to open a roster spot for outfielder Tommy Pham. The 29-year-old infielder was hitting .258 with three homers and 26 RBIs, and he had lost his starting role to rookie Willy Adames.
TAMPA — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers acquired Jason Pierre-Paul to bolster an anemic pass rush. However, the former New York Giants star wants to be a lot more than a one-dimensional player. The two-time Pro Bowl end believes he can be part of the solution to a leaky run defense, too, in addition to stalking opposing quarterbacks. By Fred Goodall.
DAVIE — Last year it often seemed Miami Dolphins rookie defensive end Charles Harris didn't have a prayer to reach the quarterback, and now he does. The first-round draft pick from Missouri turned to his faith to shake the funk he found himself in last season when he totaled two sacks, which tied for 156th in the NFL. By Steven Wine.
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