Martin Maldonado used an illegal bat in game one of the World Series. The bat was supplied to him by Albert Pujols. The Astros lost anyway and Justin Verlander now has the worst earned run average in World Series history.
The Orioles outrighted Chris Ellis and Aramis Garcia. The Tigers hired Mark Connor as their amateur scouting director. Veteran reliever David Robertson plans to pitch in 2023. We’ll see if anybody else plans for him to pitch. Nolan Arenado is going to stick with the Cardinals.
Joe Espada is no longer under consideration for the White Sox managerial position. The Royals are now considering Will Venable for their managerial opening.
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