Marlins' Cousins on Posey injury: 'Part of the risk'

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Marlins' Cousins on Posey injury: 'Part of the risk'

May 26, 2011GIANTS PAGE GIANTS VIDEO

CSNBayArea.com staff

Scott Cousins' Wednesday night collision at home plate with Giants catcher Buster Posey is being discussed in baseball circles Thursday. Was it a fair play? Is there anyone at fault, or was it simply an unfortunate aspect of playing professional sports?

Here's what the Florida outfielder, who starred at the University of San Francisco, had to say, according to a postgame report in The Miami Herald:

"It's a baseball play. It's part of the risk of being a catcher. We're trying to win the game also. I'm not going to concede the out by any means. I'm on this team to do the little things to help this team win and if that means going hard and forcing the issue because I have speed, that's what I'm going to do. I'm not going to concede an out.I don't know if I'm going to be welcomed at home as much anymore, but it's a baseball play. I feel bad for Buster Posey. I hope he's OK, I really do. I'm going to send a message over there to him.But at the same time, we got to keep stringing wins together. We're in an extremely tough division and we know the Phillies got a tough win Wednesday also. There's no time for us ever to back down."
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Cousins also spoke to the Marlins' official site, which reported these quotes:

"He's a great guy and a great player. I'm not trying to end anybody's season or anything like that. I am just trying to play hard. He didn't say much. You could tell he was in pain. When Giants manager) Bruce Bochy came out, he was pretty frustrated. I didn't want to stick around and make things any tenser. So I decided to get out of there."

The Associated Press provided this account from Cousins:
"I felt like he was blocking the dish. It's the go-ahead run to win the game, I got to do whatever I can to score. I'm not trying to end anybody's season or anything like that. I just was trying to play hard and score the go-ahead run. He didn't say much and you could tell he was in pain."

Report: If Joerger not available, Kings likely would have hired Ewing

Report: If Joerger not available, Kings likely would have hired Ewing

On May 7, 2016, the Grizzlies fired Dave Joerger.

Two days later, the Kings hired Joerger.

If he had not become available, Sacramento likely would have tabbed Patrick Ewing as their head coach, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Ewing is currently the associate head coach of the Hornets.

He has been on Charlotte's staff since 2013.

Before that, he was an assistant coach with the Magic for six seasons.

After retiring from the NBA following the 2001-02 season, he was an assistant with Washington for one season before joining the Houston Rockets.

Ewing was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2008.

A's name Kendall Graveman 2017 Opening Day starter

A's name Kendall Graveman 2017 Opening Day starter

MESA, Ariz. -- Kendall Graveman was announced as the A's Opening Night starter, confirmation of a move that had become obvious the more that spring training progressed.

With Sonny Gray set to begin the season on the disabled list with a strained lat muscle, Graveman is the veteran presence in the rotation and coming off the best 2016 season of any Oakland starter.

His performance this spring only strengthened his status. In his last outing, he threw six innings and faced just one batter over the minimum in that span.

Manager Bob Melvin said Sean Manaea will be the No. 2 starter followed by Jharel Cotton. The last two rotation spots are still open, though Melvin acknowledged that Andrew Triggs would have the inside track on one if the season began tomorrow.

Jesse Hahn and Raul Alcantara are also competing for those jobs. Alcantara takes the ball against Milwaukee on Thursday.