Let’s hope the swelling goes down soon for David Fletcher. Archie Bradley’s bullpen session on Saturday was good they say. Shohei Ohtani got a shout out from the Pitching Ninja. He threw one past Kyle Tucker at 101 MPH. Ha ha ha ha! The Angels have a better record than the Yankees in the second half. Hell! Didn’t we just get through winning a series against those guys? Mike Trout could take second in the home run race without even qualifying for the batting title.
They changed the pitch mix for Raisel Iglesias in Atlanta and now he’s “untouchable.” Cooper Criswell was scheduled to start last night for the Rays. Remember him? Tony La Russa has been away from the White Sox dugout for a while with some health issues. He does not know if or when he will return. Among other things, he had a pacemaker installed. Noah Syndergaard made it onto this list of ten guys whose careers were ruined by injury. Thor is not the pitcher he once was, but he still has a career. I think this is a rather bizarre take.
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Jorge Soler is likely out for the rest of the season. The Giants extended Wilmer Flores for two years. The Yankees designated Ronald Guzman for assignment. The Marlins selected the contract of right hander Aneurys Zabala. Left hander Andrew Nardi was optioned in a corresponding move.
The Reds selected Raynel Espinal and released Albert Almora Jr. The Red Sox claimed infielder Yu Chang off waivers from the Rays.
Former big league relief pitcher Anthony Varvaro was killed in a car crash Sunday morning. He was 37.
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