Here is an interesting read about players who come to the United States without speaking or understanding English. It is especially geared toward young minor league players. Superstars are likely to get interpreters. Minor league newbies maybe not so much. Imagine making that little money while also constantly wondering what is going on around you.
The White Sox and Yankees are set to play a double header today because yesterday’s game was canceled due to crappy air. The Tigers versus the Phillies in Philadelphia was also postponed for the same reason. It’s also rescheduled for today.
The Texas Rangers will release outfielder Rafael Ortega so he can go look for a better opportunity. The Nationals will designate Erasmo Ramirez for assignment. The Brewers reinstated Willy Adames from the concussion list. He is the guy who got zapped in the head by a foul ball while he was in the dugout. The Mariners will keep Bryan Woo in their rotation notwithstanding his recent tough outing. The Phillies outrighted outfielder Cal Stevenson. The Braves designated Nick Solak for assignment and acquired Ben Heller.
Tigers right-hander Freddy Pacheco underwent a UCL procedure on June 5th.
The Royals came right out and said what they want for Aroldis Chapman at the trade deadline.
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