The Angels designated Jonathan Villar for assignment and selected the contract of Magneuris Sierra who played some center field yesterday. Phil Nevin got himself ejected for the third time this season on Saturday after directing a great deal of profanity toward the umpires concerning a checked swing call to the benefit of Austin Riley. On Sunday, Reid Detmers finally got back into the win column. The Angels signed all their picks through the eleventh round so far. Sam Bachman pitched three strong innings for the Trash Pandas on Saturday.
It grieves me to report that David Ortiz was inducted into the Hall Of Fame over the weekend. On a more positive note, the Blue Jays brutalized the Boston Red Sox over the weekend. The Nationals want 4 or 5 top young players for Juan Soto. I guess that prices the Angels out of the market.
Injuries and Related Moves
Evan Longoria went right back on the injured list with a right hamstring strain this time. Meanwhile Tyler Mahle was reinstated from the 15 day IL. Michael Pineda went on the 15 day IL with tricep tightness. The Braves placed Adam Duvall on the injured list with a sprained left wrist.
Designees For Assignment
The Yankees designated Shane Greene for assignment. He’s fallen pretty far since he was the closer for the Tigers.
The Cardinals placed Paul Goldschmidt, Austin Romine and Nolan Arenado on the restricted list. They are not vaccinated and therefore cannot cross the Canadian border.
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