Anthony Rendon is on the injured list and the Angels designated Ben Rowen for assignment.
This may be old news, but when the Angels selected the contract of Phil Gosselin they also designated Scott Schebler for assignment.
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This is interesting. Drew Robinson, who lost an eye in his failed suicide attempt last year, made it back onto the Giants AAA affiliate the Sacramento River Cats. Says he, “I’m officially a one-eyed professional baseball player.” He also says “It feels like I am living out a movie.”
Angel Hernandez admits he guessed and guessed wrong when making a call during a game at Kauffman Stadium. Terry Francona posed a rhetorical question to Angel Hernandez. Personally, I might ask him if he’d be interested in changing his name to something like Astro Hernandez.
Joe Girardi tried to bring in a relief pitcher that was not on the lineup card. It didn’t work out.
Javy Báez was fined an undisclosed amount for his part in the bench clearing incident between the Cubs and the Reds.
Tommy La Stella will miss at least a month because of his hamstring strain.
This is a tough break for Joey Votto and the Reds. He’s probably also going to miss at least a month.
Fangraphs introduced a regular season transaction tracker. It looks pretty cool.
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