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As Jeff Joiner noted yesterday, there are some issues concerning paychecks not going to Angels Minor League players. The Angels responded to a tangential issue. (Cheap Arte?) Meanwhile, Shohei Ohtani presents a pitching machine to a female baseball team from his alma mater in Hanamaki City, Iwate Prefecture Japan. When in doubt, bat someone unusual at leadoff. David Fletcher remains day to day. The PTBNL in the Goodwin trade has been named. We might even see Packy Naughton pitch this year. Angels activity: Can you spot the differences in these two photos of Mike Trout? Don’t scroll down too far or you will see the answer key, which will take the fun out of it.
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Aroldis Chapman got a three game suspension for throwing at the head of Tampa Bay infielder Mike Brosseau. He thinks it’s a little harsh and is appealing the suspension. I think he already got the “MFY discount” when you compare his suspension to that of Joe Kelly. For his part, Kevin Cash appears to have been suspended for saying something pretty ominous in post game comments. MLB and YouTube will be teaming up to air four games as Game of the Week on YouTube later this month.