The article is dated April 2, 2022 so I don’t think this is an April Fools joke. Justin Upton is DFA as of Saturday. We know that the Angels will roll with Shohei Ohtani, Patrick Sandoval, Noah Syndergaard, Jose Suarez, Michael Lorenzen, and Reid Detmers as their six initial starters. I know everybody talks about the injury risk of this group, but actually the Mets seem to be doing the injured starters thing this year. Scherzer’s injury might not be that bad, but Jacob deGrom is out for the indefinite future.
The Braves selected the contract of our old friend Darren O’Day. Our other old friend, Wade LeBlanc just announced his retirement. Speaking of pitchers, those World Series odds must really be shifting for the White Sox. Lance Lynn left his final spring training start with knee soreness.
“Trash Can” Carlos Beltran now says it was wrong for the Astros to cheat.
Rachel Balkovec, manager of the Yankees class A affiliate, was hit in the face with a batted ball on March 22. She’s back. She avoided a concussion but got a little swelling around the eye.
The Oakland Athletics traded Sean Manaea and Aaron Holiday to the Padres for Eruibiel Angeles and Adrian Martinez. Now they are being called a disgrace to sports and to baseball. The Mets traded Miguel Castro to the Yankees for Joely Rodriguez. The Mets had to pay a cool $500,000 to Rodriguez just to get his consent to the trade. The Yankees also got catcher Jose Trevino from the Rangers for Albert Abreu and Robert Ahlstrom.
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