November 28, 2012 in Sports

Newsmakers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Announced Tulsa athletic director Ross Parmley was placed on paid leave Tuesday as the university investigates allegations that he may have been involved with an alleged bookie in Oklahoma City. The university issued a brief statement saying Parmley will be on paid administrative leave during the investigation.

• The Chicago White Sox are shuffling their coaching staff, adding former closer Bobby Thigpen and Daryl Boston while giving Harold Baines a new role. Thigpen replaces the departed Juan Nieves as the bullpen coach. Boston is the new first base coach. Baines moves from first base coach to assistant hitting coach. He will work with hitting coach Jeff Manto.

Suspended Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz has been suspended for the first 25 games of next season following a positive test for an amphetamine. The 33-year-old was an All-Star for the first time this year when he hit .325 with 16 homers and 68 RBIs.

Offered The Mets offered star third baseman David Wright a contract extension of at least seven years, sources said. Based on the market, the value of the proposal is believed to be worth somewhere in the range of $130 million. Wright, who turns 30 next month, would become a free agent after next season if an agreement isn’t reached.

Running Former NFL linebacker Napoleon Harris is running to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress. Harris was just elected to the Illinois Senate, but he told the Chicago Sun-Times that he’s been getting overwhelming support for his plan to run for the 2nd Congressional District seat. Harris starred at Northwestern and was a first-round pick of the Oakland Raiders in 2002. He played seven seasons in the NFL.

Agreed The Chicago Cubs and former Texas Rangers pitcher Scott Feldman have agreed to a one-year contract. Feldman is guaranteed $6 million next season. The 29-year-old right-hander was 39-44 with a 4.81 ERA over eight years with the Rangers.

• The Los Angeles Angels reached an agreement with former Philadelphia closer Ryan Madson, terms were not disclosed.


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