If you figured Mike Trout would renounce sports—even temporarily—then you’re dead wrong, my friend. Trout posted this to Instagram yesterday, golfing a hole-in-one in his own house.
Not too shabby, eh?
In other Angels news…
Shohei Ohtani is throwing off flat ground, which would put him in-line to be able to start games in mid-May if his rehab progresses accordingly.
If there is baseball this year (hopefully that’s a question of when and not if), the Angels are in prime position to take advantage of a shorter season with a more questionable rotation. With increased variance in a smaller sample, perhaps the Angels have lucked into some good fortune.
News across MLB…
MLB is to grant a year of service time to all players who are active for the upcoming season, per Ken Rosenthal ($). Additionally, national emergency status gives MLB owners the right to withhold salaries, but MLB and the MLBPA are reportedly working together on a deal that satisfies both sides. Earlier in negotiations, the league is said to have offered a $150mm+ lump-sum payment.
FG’s Craig Edwards takes a delicate dive into baseball’s service time conundrum.
Mets fireballer Noah Syndergaard will undergo Tommy John Surgery. It’ll be interesting to see how pitchers are affected by the shift in preparation due to the season’s delays.
If you want to let out a frustration cry, you can read through the Mariners’ prospect write-ups. The list is quite good, and the players assembled are quite impressive…..
CARSON CISTULLI RETURNS!!! Well, sort of?
OT: I hope that everyone is doing okay in these difficult times. To those in fortunate-enough position, what will you be using the $1200 on?