Matt Wise is credited with helping Tucker Davidson make some adjustments, at least with his changeup. Mike Trout is moving past his batting practice phase and is scheduled to face live pitching in the coming few days.
Alex Rodriguez says he wishes players would learn from his stupidity. He says it is heartbreaking to have to explain to his daughters that he will never be in the Hall of Fame. This is all in reaction to the PED suspension of Fernando Tatis Jr.
The Guardians designated Jake Jewell for assignment while the Cardinals released T.J. McFarland. The Phillies placed Corey Knebel on the 15 day IL due to a right lat strain. The Blue Jays designated Bradley Zimmer for assignment. Walker Buehler will have season ending elbow surgery. The Mets placed infielder Luis Guillorme on the injured list with a groin strain. The Dodgers designated catcher Tony Wolters for assignment. First baseman Yoshi Tsutsugo is close to getting a minor league deal with the Blue Jays.
Mike Clevinger trades a baseball for a beer from a fan. Meanwhile, Amir Garrett got a three day suspension and a fine for throwing a drink at a White Sox fan.
I forgot to link this yesterday. Tim Lincecum’s wife, Cristin Coleman, lost her battle with cancer on June 27th.
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