Mike Trout collected his 1,500th hit on Tuesday night. He will almost definitely pass Garret Anderson this week for most runs scored all time for the Angels. Zach Neto and Logan O’Hoppe are both flourishing with the Trash Pandas. Edgar Quero is also flourishing, but with the 66ers.
Buck Showalter is in favor of the automated strike zone.
The Cubs selected Luke Farrell, placed a couple of other guys on the injured list and optioned Anderson Espinoza. The Nationals called up their top pitching prospect Cade Cavalli. The Athletics claimed Tyler Cyr off waivers from Philadelphia. The Orioles claimed Phoenix Sanders off waivers from Tampa Bay. Parker Bugg is assigned outright to Triple-A Jacksonville. Parker Bugg sounds like a valet parking attendant.
The Giants placed Brandon Belt on the 10 day IL due to right knee discomfort.
Garrett Richards cleared waivers and reached free agency. Martin Maldonado will be an Astro next year. He reached his vesting option threshold. Albert Pujols got plunked by Franmil Reyes who was pitching in a 12-3 blowout of the Cubs.
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