Angels Stadium is apparently on the high side when it comes to the hot dog prices although the beer price is still kind of middle of the pack. OK. It looks like we’ll have to do without Austin Warren for a while. Paging Dr. Neil ElAttrache.
Astros starter Luis Garcia will also have Tommy John surgery. Kyle Isbel will miss six weeks with a hamstring strain. Eloy Jimenez will miss 4 to 6 weeks after having an appendectomy. The Mariners placed right hander Penn Murfee on the 15 day IL with elbow inflammation.
Three time world champion Vida Blue died at the age of 73.
Something seems to have gone wrong with Willson Contreras as a catcher.
The Red Sox acquired Zack Littell from the Rangers for cash. The Astros acquired Nick Allgeyer from the Phillies, also for cash considerations. The Nationals just released veteran utility player Chad Pinder. The Dodgers just selected the contract of reliever Wander Suero. The Twins selected Dereck Rodriguez and recalled Alex Kirilloff. The Astros called up right hander J.P. France.
Names We Know
Happy belated birthday to Willie Mays.
Matt Harvey announced his retirement from baseball. Who will be next, Syndergaard or deGrom? The Athletics just released Kevin Cron, brother of CJ Cron. The Padres re-signed Julio Teheran. Jose Iglesias is the shortstop for the El Paso Chihuahuas these days. The Braves reinstated Raisel Iglesias from the injured list.
Athletics broadcaster Glen Kuiper used a racial slur during a pregame segment where he was discussing a visit to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. He says it didn’t come out the way he meant it to and he’s sorry. Predictably, he’s been suspended. A parent punched a 63 year old umpire at a high school baseball game in Florida. In California, a high school sophomore softball player was secretly videotaped performing a consensual sex act with a fellow student athlete (football) who then proceeded to distribute the video on social media.
Finally, Because Of Course He Did
Kevin Quackenbush signed with the Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League.