Logan O’Hoppe is using his time on the injured list to learn more about the game in real time without the pressure of physically performing on the field. This article predicts each team’s approach to the trade deadline. At least they didn’t say “trade Ohtani.” The article says the Angels will look for a starting pitcher or two and a first baseman. Sam Blum talked to Phil Nevin about arguing with umpires and getting ejected. Anthony Rendon went back on the injured list.
The Blue Jays placed catcher/DH Alejandro Tiberius Kirk on the ten day injured list. He’s got a laceration on his left hand. The Reds placed Hunter Greene on the 15 day injured list with right hip pain. They also designated Kevin Herget for assignment to make room for the return of Joey Votto. The Pirates designated Eli Villalobos for assignment and selected Henry Davis. Tanner Houck had a facial fracture as a result of that line drive over the weekend and he will be out indefinitely. The Athletics acquired Yacksel Rios while in another trade the Tigers acquired Blair Calvo. The Braves designated Charlie Culberson for assignment.
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