This weekend saw some roster moves, including trading away Hunter Strickland and the return of Jack Mayfield. The Angels traded Hunter Strickland to the Brewers for cash considerations. Shohei Ohtani hit Merrill Kelly with a line drive over the weekend. It freaked him out. Jo Adell watches a lot of video of himself to try and figure out how to strike out less often.
The All Star Game Lawsuit
The plaintiff in the lawsuit about the All Star Game being moved tried to get an injunction that would require the Defendants to move the All Star Game back to Atlanta. The judge is clearly not impressed with this lawsuit. The injunction is denied for now, but the lawsuit is still underway. As a correction to this article, denial of a preliminary injunction is not the same thing as dismissal of the case. There’s still the matter of the two billion dollars Plaintiff seeks.
Former Angel prospect Josέ Soriano has additional elbow damage and may require another surgery.
Links From Around Baseball
In the crackdown on illegal substances, it looks like most of the equipment checking is going to happen in the breaks between innings.
This little league play is nuts. Whose idea was this?
We have yet another groin injury. This time it’s Luis Severino.
The Diamondbacks General Manager took a leave of absence to be with his wife, who has brain cancer.
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