In view of the recent interest in minor league players in the Angels system, I decided to mine a couple of Rex Fregosi’s photos of the 2017 Arizona League. Perry Minasian says he will look into the issue of their living conditions and address it. I am not sure how he plans to address it.
Good news! Reid Detmers fanned nine in his AAA debut over six scoreless innings.
Perry Minasian talks here about those pitchers the Angels just drafted.
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The majority of the Dodgers players don’t want Trevor Bauer back. He had his restraining order hearing on Friday but it was continued to a three day evidentiary hearing to be held on August 2, 3, and 19. It looks like he is going to end up having to take the Fifth Amendment.
Speaking of Dodgers players, Mookie Betts is on the ten day injured list with right hip inflammation.
The Padres are considering moving Eric Hosmer. Thanks, but no thanks.
Meanwhile, the Marlins have some relief pitchers for sale.
The Pittsburgh Pirates continue to sell. They traded relief pitcher Clay Holmes to the Yankees for minor league prospects Diego Castillo and Hoy Park.
Cleveland pitcher Nick Wittgren had a tough outing and as a result received hate emails including a death threat. He said it happens to 90% of the players he knows. Relax people! Is it really worth going to jail over a baseball game?
Photo credits: Rex Fregosi