The news continues to be kind of ambiguous about whether Anthony Rendon will return this season. Phil Nevin says Shohei Ohtani can take over a baseball game like nobody can. Jared Walsh says he feels better after his thoracic outlet surgery.
The Yankees outrighted Ryan Weber and he rejected the assignment and opted for free agency. This is the fourth time this scenario played out so far this season. Infielder Wilmer Difo rejected his outright assignment from the Diamondbacks and is also a free agent. The Rangers claimed Drew Strotman off waivers from the Twins. So now David Price says he is retiring after all.
There was a relatively sedate bench clearing incident between the Mets and Pirates. Both sides just got warnings. Pete Alonso, who had been plunked, apparently had a few things to say to Oviedo.
Scott Harris, the General Manager of the Giants, will be the new President of Baseball Operations for the Detroit Tigers.
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