Steven Duggar was optioned to triple-A Salt Lake to make room for Mike Trout. I guess I’m OK with that.
The Rays reinstated Nick Anderson from the 60 day IL and immediately optioned him down to the minors. They designated Phoenix Sanders for assignment to make room for the move.
The Orioles outrighted Brett Phillips who accepted his assignment to triple-A. The Braves just designated Ryan Goins for assignment. He had been with the big club for five days and had not appeared in a game. The Tigers released Wily Peralta.
Kyle Hendricks is done for this season. He wants to try to get healthy for next year. Nathan Eovaldi is liable to go on the injured list due to neck and shoulder soreness.
Marcell Ozuna, who was arrested for drunk driving a couple of days ago, received a lot of boos from the fans when he took the field on Sunday.
Cedric Mullins committed to play for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic.
Aaron Judge got plunked but there was not any fighting. Gerrit Cole acted like he wanted to brawl. Said Alek Manoah, “If Gerrit wants to do something, he can walk past the Audi sign next time.”
The ball just went right through the glove. Where have we seen that kind of shenanigans before? Perhaps understandably, Ryan McMahon will be retiring that glove. Speaking of the Giants, they just signed Ken Giles to a minor league deal.
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