The Houston Astros moved five players to the injured list yesterday without specifying why, although their General Manager later said it had to do with health and safety protocols. Jon Heyman says the Astros have at least one known potential COVID-19 positive player. Apparently, Dusty Baker said that all five had had at least one COVID-19 vaccination shot. There is no word as to how many days ago they got their shots. Andrelton Simmons is also on the COVID-19 list. I guess we won’t be seeing him when the Twins come to town.
Josέ Rojas finally got his first Major League hit.
The Angels early great start earned them a very positive write-up in this article.
Spoiler alert: the Angels should acquire a front-line starter before the trade deadline.
Fangraphs presented a detailed retrospective of Jim Fregosi as an Angel.
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Over 100 players will donate their salary on Jackie Robinson Day (today) to the Players Alliance’s Breaking Barriers campaign. That’s what the body of the article says. The title says the players are donating to the Jackie Robinson Foundation. In any event, a bunch of money is getting donated.
Yadier Molina became the first catcher to catch 2,000 games with the same team.
Photo credit: Rex Fregosi