Major League Baseball’s trading deadline nears with some deals already made, a former Gator has a game winning hit and Florida’s starting quarterback will not be around for the start of training camp. All these stories and more in our Wednesday Sports News and Notes…
** Florida starting quarterback Jeff Driskel could miss two weeks of training camp after undergoing an appendectomy on Tuesday. Gator coach Will Muschamp says when Driskel returns will depend on his recovery time.
** The trading deadline for Major League Baseball is this afternoon but some deals have already been made. In a three team deal, Boston gets Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Jake Peavy while Detroit gets shortstop Jose Iglesias from the Red Sox. Chicago gets a bunch of prospects in return.
** MLB has told its union the names of the players it will suspend in the wake of the Biogenesis investigation. MLB could announce the players named and their penalties by the end of the week.
** Former Gator Mark Ellis had a game winning single for the Los Angeles Dodgers last night as they beat the New York Yankees 3-2.
** The Tampa Bay Rays remain hot, beating Arizona 5-2 on a complete game pitching effort from Roberto Hernandez. Atlanta rips Colorado 11-3 while Miami lost to the New York Mets 4-2.
** Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer suspends running back Carlos Hyde for three games after he was named, although not charged, in an alleged assault on a woman in a downtown Columbus bar.
** Texas A&M is in mourning today after redshirt freshman lineman Polo Manukainiu was killed in a car crash. A football player for Utah and a 13 year old were also killed in the crash.