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To focus on the positive for a moment, Shohei Ohtani pitched seven innings of one run baseball Tuesday night, picking up 10 strikeouts and issuing only one walk. Says Joe Maddon, “It was all there. It couldn’t have worked out any better, other than the outcome.” Ahh those pesky outcomes!
Shohei Ohtani also made another of his juggling plays. This time I think he was mainly just trying to protect the family jewels.
Anthony Rendon is almost ready to play. He reports that “Having my kneecap go almost fully around my knee didn’t feel great.” I’m willing to take his word for it.
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Assuming there’s no work stoppage, who will opt out and who will opt in? Should they?
Mike Soroka seems to be another one of those hard luck pitchers like Garrett Richards or Matt Shoemaker. Everything just keeps falling apart.
MLB Trade Rumors has a new database of which agency represents which player. It looks a little more convenient than how this information is presented on BBRef.
Dustin May had his Tommy John surgery so now it’s all over but the rehab.