A little league ball signed by Mike Trout at the age of 12 just fetched $15,600 at auction. Mike’s uncle Kevin had gotten him to sign the ball after Mike hit a home run. He held onto it for a couple of decades before selling it for a tidy profit. Mike Trout himself is heating back up.
Drew Maggi took a long time to make it to the majors but he is playing like he means to stay. Former ESPN reporter Marly Rivera is now out of work after uttering an obscenity to a fellow reporter in front of Aaron Judge and some children. There is a link to the video of the incident which is NSFW.
The first Padres versus Giants game in Mexico City proved to be a major slug fest. The Rays, for their part, were being no hit through six innings when they erupted for a ten run seventh inning.
The Rockies released Jose Urena. He’s tied for the major league lead with nine home runs allowed. The Pirates traded catcher Tyler Heineman to the Blue Jays for minor league infielder Vinny Capra. The Tampa Bay Rays acquired right-hander Javy Guerra from the Brewers for a player to be named later or cash.
Jacob deGrom went on the 15 day injured list with elbow inflammation. Corbin Carroll got a boo boo on his left knee and he is day to day. Julio Rodriguez left a game on Saturday with lower back tightness. Jake Bauers begins his Yankees career with a bang. Aaron Judge has a mild hip strain. He’s had his MRI.
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