MLB hired Albert Pujols as a Special Assistant to Rob Manfred with emphasis on player relations to the Dominican Republic. He’s been doing pretty much everything except “personal services” to the Angels. Here is some very very bad defense by the Red Sox to brighten your day.
The Mets designated catcher Thomas Nido for assignment and activated Omar Narvaez. Meanwhile the Reds designated right-hander Frank German for assignment while the Red Sox designated Raimel Tapia for assignment. Not to be outdone, the Nationals will DFA right-hander Andres Machado.
Stephen Strasburg has sever nerve damage and is shut down for the foreseeable future. The Nationals were unable to insure his contract when they signed him. Yikes! Max Fried went on the 60 day IL to make room because Atlanta claimed Lucas Williams off waivers from the Dodgers. Jacob deGrom is now also on the 60 day IL. So is Darin Ruf. Aaron Judge has an injured toe from crashing into a wall. The Rays have placed infielder Brandon Lowe on the injured list with lower back inflammation.
Former giants manager Roger Craig died at the age of 93.
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