Mike Trout scored his 1025th run on Friday to take the all time franchise record for runs scored. Overall the Angels offense erupted for 12 runs in that game. The next day, Shohei Ohtani put on a masterful pitching performance to earn the Angels their second shutout in a row. On Sunday they completed the sweep.
The Mariners signed Julio Rodriguez to a humongous extension on Friday. Meanwhile the Mets released Johneshwy Fargas. The Rangers selected Dallas Keuchel, who is now on his third team for 2022. Right hander Tyler Duffey opted out of his minor league contract with the Rangers. Right hander Vinny Nittoli opted out of his minor league contract with the Blue Jays.
The Pirates claimed Robert Stephenson off waivers from the Rockies. First baseman Jesus Aguilar cleared waivers so the Marlins released him. The Marlins selected the contract of left hander Jake Fishman. Right hander Dany Jimenez of the Athletics went on the 60 day injured list with a right shoulder strain.
Aroldis Chapman went on the 15 day injured list with a “leg infection.” It apparently resulted from a tattoo. The Reds placed Mike Moustakas on the ten day IL with a calf strain. Brendan McKay of the Rays injured his UCL on his first pitch back from the injured list after rehabbing from thoracic outlet surgery. That guy apparently can’t catch a break. Clayton Kershaw is expected to return from the 15 day IL this week.
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