Mike Trout visited a top spine specialist who gave him some good news. He needs to do some rotational exercises, but as soon as his rotation is OK he can begin taking batting practice. Reid Detmers had an immaculate inning over the weekend. Jimmy Herget is back and Chase Silseth was optioned to AAA. Sonny Dichiara is having a smashing time as a Trash Panda. Shohei Ohtani weighs in on the great hamburger controversy. The Dodgers have checked in with the Angels concerning a Shohei Ohtani trade. It still doesn’t seem likely.
The Seattle Mariners landed Luis Castillo late on Friday. While they obviously want to win now, they have a bunch of guys hovering around the injured list. That could prove inconvenient. They are still throwing at batters.
The Brewers will activate Freddy Peralta from the 60 day injured list this week. Mackenzie Gore of the Padres will be out probably until September with inflammation in his throwing elbow.
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