Anthony Rendon went from day to day to season ending wrist surgery in the blink of an eye. At least he will have more time to get his hips better. He was placed on the 60 day IL so the Angels could select David MacKinnon for the second game of Saturday’s double header.
Austin Romine got a minor league deal with the St. Louis Cardinals. Justin Upton got recalled by the Mariners in time for game 2 of the Mariners/Angels series. Michael Lorenzen beaned him and blamed MLB for messing around with the baseballs. Andrew Heaney was reactivated from the injured list. He missed two months with a sore shoulder. The Giants also activated Alex Cobb over the weekend.
Tylor Megill went on the 15 day injured list with a shoulder strain. Mookie Betts went on the injured list with a cracked rib. I doubt if he is going to feel like playing baseball for quite a while.
The Brewers waited until Lorenzo Cain reached ten years of service time before designating him for assignment.
Mike Shildt wants to manage again. The article suggests he didn’t like to be bothered too much about analytics by the Cardinals front office.
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