The Padres activated Mike Clevinger for the NLDS. A couple of other pitchers took themselves out of the post season with self inflicted injuries. Phil Maton of the Astros seems to be the stupider of the two.
The Angels affiliates have been working Werner Blakey out at third base. Let’s see how he does in the AFL. Maybe next year he could end up with the Trash Pandas. Hey! The Angels tied with the Dodgers for worst possible landing spot for Dansby Swanson. Oh well. News flash! Perry Minasian says he needs to work on improving the Angels overall depth.
Joe Espada and Pedro Grifol are candidates to the Marlins field manager position. It’s that time of the year where teams are assessing their options. Ji-Man Choi appears to have fallen victim to the Jared Walsh syndrome of declining production and excessive strikeouts.
Waiver Wire Action
The Tigers claimed Jermaine Palacios and designated Drew Hutchison for assignment. Meanwhile, the Red Sox claimed Caleb Hamilton and designated Abraham Almonte for assignment. For their part, the Orioles claimed Jake Cave and designated Jake Reed for assignment.
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