Bryan Cranston got himself ejected from the Celebrity Softball Game by kicking dirt on an umpire and throwing a bucket of gum over him. Cranston thought the pitch was inside but I guess it was just breaking bad. Also in that game, Vladdy Sr. came in to pinch hit for Bad Bunny.
Ky Bush got into a bit of trouble in the Futures Game but managed to get through his inning without allowing anybody to score.
The Tigers optioned Spencer Torkelson who just hasn’t been able to bat in the big leagues the way he does down in the minors.
The Cubs designated Daniel Norris for assignment to make room for Eric Uelman, whose contract they just selected.
The Rays reinstated Pete Fairbanks from the 60 day IL and designated Dusten Knight for assignment to make room on their 40 man roster.
The Nationals just re-signed Dee Strange Gordon to another minor league contract. Meanwhile, the Nationals will entertain trade offers for Juan Soto. Let’s face it, that guy will cost a bundle.
The Diamondbacks, for their part, are open to discussing a Christian Walker trade.
Trevor Story is on the 10 day injured list with a hand contusion.
It’s a revolving door between the Giants and their injured lists. Evan Longoria is reinstated.
Joc Pederson will play for team Israel in the 2023 World Baseball Classic.
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