Bengals Burfict hit with three fines totaling nearly $70,000

Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict was fined for his hit on Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and two additional plays, Burfict’s agent, Audie Attar, told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The fines total close to $70,000

 

Pirates acquire Jason Rogers

The Pittsburgh Pirates today acquired infielder Jason Rogers from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for outfielder Keon Broxton and minor league pitcher Trey Supak. Rogers hit .296 (45-for-152) with six doubles, two triples, four home runs and 16 RBI in 86 games over two stints with the Brewers in 2015, which included a .434 (23-for-53) batting average over his last 28 games. He started 22 games at first base, two in left field and one at third base for the Brewers last season. He also led the team with 13 pinch hits.

The 27-year-old Rogers made his Major League debut with the Brewers in 2014. He ranked second among Brewers minor leaguers in batting average (.296) and was tied for second in RBI (82) and tied for fourth in home runs (18) while splitting the 2014 minor league season between Double-A Huntsville and Triple-A Nashville.

 

New coach, Same Woes

Bruins 3 – Penguins 0

The Mike Sullivan era is off to a roaring success with the Penguins averaging 0.5 goals per game through two games. Tuukka Rask picked up his 4th shutout of the season, leading the Bruins (17-9-4, 38 pts) to a 3-0 win over the Penguins (15-12-3, 33 pts) on Wednesday night.

For the Bruins role players Max Talbot (1), Jimmy Hayes (5) and Ryan Spooner (8) all scored in the win. The Bruins are 9-1-3 in their last 13 games.

Jeff Zatkoff made 25 saves on 27 shots in the loss.

 

Pirates resign Sean Rodriguez

The Pittsburgh Pirates have resigned utility player Sean Rodriguez. It was first reported by Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.

 

Beau Bennett out 4-6 weeks

Penguins winger Beau Bennett will be sidelined for at least a month with a right shoulder injury.

Penguins coach Mike Sullivan announced a 4-6 week timetable today after practice.

 

Penguins lose in Sullivan’s debut

Capitals 4 – Penguins 1

T.J. Oshie scored two goals and Braden Holtby made 44 saves for his 19th win of the season, leading the Washington Capitals to a 4-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday night. The Capitals spoiled Mike Sullivan’s debut, jumping out to a 2-0 lead in the first period.

Evgeni Malkin scored his 14th goal of the season at 13:59 of the first period, the Penguins lone goal of the night. Pittsburgh outshot Washington 45-34 in the loss.