Anthony Rendon taking Sundays off might be an ongoing situation. Joe Maddon says it is because he is coming off surgery. It might simply be a stomach bug, though. Ryan Tepera returned to Houston after angering the Astros fan base last year by saying they were probably still stealing signs.
The Reds signed left hander Ross Detwiler to a minor league contract. They reported that Mike Minor is shutdown due to a setback in his recovery from Shoulder soreness. Meanwhile the Giants signed lefty Daniel Tillo. Jake Arrieta officially retired from baseball. Andrew Heaney is apparently good again, for the time being.
The Oakland Athletics just placed six players on the COVID IL. Sam Selman is one of the replacements that were called up.
Ronald Acuna Jr. is set to begin his rehab today.
Here is a really weird triple play brought to you by college baseball.
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