The Angels optioned Jose Marte to AAA and brought up Rob Zastryzny a pitcher they got off waivers from the Mets on August 25, 2022. Here is this week’s “trade Ohtani” article, although there are also trades discussed for the other “underwhelming teams.”
Easton Oliverson, the boy who was injured falling out of a bed at the Little League World Series, is having a rough time. His parents are suing the manufacturer of the bed as well as the league.
The Kansas City Royals fired their President of Baseball Operations Dayton Moore. General Manager J. J. Picollo is now in charge of baseball operations.
The Mariners continue to lose. This time it is to the Athletics. They also selected Luis Torrens and designated Jake Lamb for assignment. The Braves outrighted relief pitcher Jay Jackson. The Giants outrighted outfielder Willie Calhoun. The Tigers intend to double down and hire a General Manager now that they have a President of Baseball Operations.
Six teams will pay the luxury tax. This includes the Mets, the Dodgers, the Red Sox, the Yankees, the Phillies, and the Padres. In further toe injury news, Nick Senzel suffered a season ending fracture of a toe in his left foot after colliding with the outfield wall. Sonny Gray went to the 15 day IL with a hamstring strain.
The Guardians selected Will Brennan and designated Ernie Clement for assignment. The Reds selected Michael Siani. The Rays selected Dusten Knight and placed Jaylen Beeks on the injured list. Garrett Whitlock of the Red Sox will have season ending hip surgery.
The Czech Republic defeated Spain to secure a berth in the World Baseball Classic.
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