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Sports Briefs: Padres, Quentin agree on 3-year, $27 million contract
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Quentin, making $7,025,000 this year under his current deal, gets $9.5 million in each of the next two seasons and $8 million in 2015. The contract includes a $10 million mutual option for 2016 which would have a $3 million buyout if he has 320 starts or more from 2013-15.
• Roberto Hernandez, contrite and remorseful, apologized to the Cleveland Indians and their fans. Hernandez, formerly known as Fausto Carmona, joined the team Sunday for the first time since being permitted to return to the United States. The right-hander was arrested in the Dominican Republic in January outside the U.S. consulate as he tried to renew his visa. That’s when it was discovered his name was Hernandez and he is 31, three years older than listed.
• The Arizona Diamondbacks optioned right-hander Bryan Shaw to Triple-A Reno and added pitcher Brad Bergesen to the roster. Shaw was 1-4 with a 4.26 ERA in 43 games for the Diamondbacks. Bergesen was claimed off waivers from Baltimore on Friday. He was 4-3 with a 4.03 ERA for Triple-A Norfolk.
• The New York Mets designated right-hander Miguel Batista for assignment, possibly clearing a path for top prospect Matt Harvey to make his major league debut Thursday in Arizona. The Mets recalled righty Elvin Ramirez on Sunday before playing the Los Angeles Dodgers to help a bullpen that has pitched six innings in each of the past two games.
Lions’ Berry arrested again this offseason
DETROIT — Lions cornerback Aaron Berry has been arrested in Pennsylvania for the second time this offseason.
A Harrisburg Police Department spokesman said Berry was taken into custody early Saturday morning on three charges of simple assault. Gautsch said there “was a weapon allegedly brandished during the incident. Berry, who is from Harrisburg, also was arrested in that area June 23 on suspicion of DUI, failure to stop and render aid from an accident and other counts.
His second arrest was the latest bit of bad publicity during a troubled offseason for the Lions. Running back Mikel Leshoure will miss the first two games this season without pay and will have to give up two more game checks for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. Defensive tackle Nick Fairley was arrested twice in two months.
Israelis remember 11 slain in 1972 Munich massacre
LONDON — Complaining that the Olympic movement is still ignoring their pain, Israelis marked the 40th anniversary of the Munich massacre Sunday with a modest service in the atrium of a London apartment block. Prayers were read for the 11 murdered Israelis, and wreaths were laid for them about four miles (six kilometers) from the Olympic Stadium.
However, there will be no moment’s silence for them at Friday’s opening ceremony. Israeli Olympic Committee secretary general Efraim Zinger says “it’s been 40 years since that dreadful day, and I hope that the day will come that the IOC will recognize all 11 athletes as victims and find the proper way to commemorate their memory.”
Neither the IOC nor the London organizing committee was represented at Sunday’s makeshift memorial.
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