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Mike Trout had a mini-slump, took paternity leave, and is still in the hunt for a home run title. Mike Trout was nominated for the 2020 Roberto Clemente award. Meanwhile, David Fletcher has been placed on the ten day injured list. The Angels recalled Taylor Ward in a corresponding move. In case you missed the Wednesday night game, here is Jo Adell’s highlight reel catch to rob Tatis, Jr. Franklin Barreto joined the Angels, Jahmai Jones was optioned to the minors, and Ryan Buchter was designated for Assignment to make room for Barreto. Jose Salvador is the player to be named later in the Brian Goodwin trade.
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Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver has died at 75 from Lewy Body Dementia and COVID-19. Ben Heller of the Yankees was ejected Wednesday night for hitting Hunter Renfroe of the Rays on the leg with a pitch. Tensions between the two teams appear to date back at least as far as CC Sabathia plunking Jesus Sucre in 2018. Mike Brosseau had a pretty good revenge game. For those who enjoy videos of Astros misery, Jose Altuve appears to have racked himself sliding into third base. He will have an MRI on his right knee although I am not sure that stems from the same play.