When do you know that your rebuild didn’t work? Short answer: When you get fired. The Yankees placed closer Clay Holmes on the injured list with back spasms. They did a whole bunch of other stuff as well.
The Fernando Tatis Jr. bobblehead night was canceled for some reason. If they already made all those things, they should have just painted some ringworm on them and gone through with it.
Rodolfo Castro of the Pirates got a one game suspension and a fine after a cell phone flew out of his pocket while he was running the bases. He plans to appeal. That must be somebody else’s cell phone. I don’t know how that got there. The Pirates designated Austin Brice for assignment.
The Braves gave an eight year extension to center fielder Michael Harris II. The Rockies outrighted Jordan Sheffield to triple A while the Blue Jays outrighted Matt Peacock, also to triple A. The Red Sox designated Yolmer Sanchez for assignment. The Mets designated Nick Plummer for assignment. The Mets also placed Eduardo Escobar on the injured list and designated R.J. Alvarez. Elvis has left the building. (Andrus released.)
Dave Roberts benched Cody Bellinger. The Giants claimed Andrew Vasquez off waivers from the Phillies. The Twins claimed Jake Jewell off waivers from the Guardians. The Rangers designated Garrett Richards for assignment. They sent Kole Calhoun for a rehab assignment. Joey Votto will have season ending surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff.
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