Sports Shorts

Chase Grable, Asst. Sports Editor

BRYAN REYNOLDS REQUESTING A TRADE

Bryan Reynolds, a player on the Pittsburgh Pirates, requested a trade from the team. Reynolds is currently on a $13.5 million contract with the Pirates, and must stay with the Pirates until he meets the end of this two-year contract. Reynolds was an MLB All-Star in the 2021 season, making him a large asset to the Pirates on both defense and offense. The Pirates coaching staff has said that they would like to discuss the matter of the trade in the upcoming winter meeting, before the spring begins.

MLB WINTER MEETING REVEAL RUMORS

All MLB teams hold winter meetings to discuss issues regarding players and teams as a whole. As spring training approaches, MLB teams are met with many decisions that they have to make for the best interests of their teams before the season hits. One big event is that New York Yankees outfielder, Aaron Judge, is looking to sign a new contract. Many teams have been said to battle over the possession of Judge, but it is rumored that he will be signing back to the Yankees, or signing a new contract with the New York Giants.

EVGENI MALKIN MEETS BIG MILESTONE

On Nov. 22nd, Pittsburgh Penguins forward, Evgeni Malkin, played his 1,000th career NHL game against the Chicago Blackhawks. Malkin has played for the Penguins throughout the entirety of his professional hockey career, and has since shown no signs of stopping. When the team traveled back to Pittsburgh for their next game on Nov. 23rd Malkin was greeted with a special ceremony before the game, rewarding him for his time spent with the Pittsburgh Penguins and his 1,000 game milestone. 

KRISTOPHER LETANG OUT INDEFINITELY FOR THE SEASON 

Penguins Defenseman Kris Letang suffered a stroke on Monday, Nov. 28th. Letang is currently 35 years old, and has been playing for the Penguins for 16 years. In the last decade, Letang has suffered two strokes all while playing professional hockey. There is currently no sign of Letang returning back for the season, but the injury is said to be non-life threatening or career threatening.