It appears there was some positivity concerning the Angels on this MLBTR podcast. It looks like the Angels discussion begins at 13:21. Griffin Canning is back and Andrew Wantz was optioned. Shohei Ohtani passed Nolan Ryan for the most consecutive starts giving up two runs or fewer as an Angel. Robin Ventura could not be reached for comment. Here is the latest silly article about the Angels trading Shohei Ohtani.
The Rockies placed German Marquez on the 15 day IL due to forearm discomfort. Corey Seager left the Rangers Tuesday game with left hamstring tightness. They are still evaluating his condition. Matt Manning of the Tigers fractured a metatarsal. Ouch! Been there. Done that. You can’t pitch in a walking boot. Joey Gallo is on the injured list with a right intercostal strain. Tim Anderson has a strained right knee. He’ll miss two to four weeks. Carlos Rodon had a setback in his recovery and probably won’t pitch until May. Yet another guy got hit in the face by a pitch. It was Kyle Farmer this time. JT Brubaker had Tommy John surgery.
Various Roster Moves
The Mariners selected Darren McCaughan and designated Brennan Bernardino for assignment. The Twins brought Edouard Julien up from triple-A St. Paul. They will probably also select Kyle Garlick. The Tampa Bay Rays promoted Taj Bradley and placed Zach Eflin on the injured list due to back tightness. The Braves hired Nick Margevicius on a minor league deal. Ian Happ just got a three year extension from the Cubs. The Giants selected Darin Ruf.
New guy Peyton Battenfield struck out Aaron Judge for his first career strikeout. I bet he will remember that forever. Andrew Heaney struck out nine Royals in a row to tie the American League record. A group is seeking to get an MLB expansion team in Salt Lake City. It was pelt each other with hot dogs night in Philadelphia.
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