Chase Silseth got hit in the head by an errant Trey Cabbage throw on Saturday. He was knocked down and went to the hospital but the Angels skipper Phil Nevin thinks they avoided something serious. I’m not sure if this is some kind of a blame game, but the news came out on Sunday that Shohei Ohtani and his agent refused an MRI back when he had the finger cramp issue. If he wants to break signs, he’s darn well going to break signs.
California won the Little League World Series with a walk off homer by Louis Lappe.
Matt Chapman and Bo Bichette both left the Blue Jays game yesterday with injuries. The Blue Jays also put Erik Swanson on the 15 day IL with thoracic spine inflammation. The Guardians, for their part, designated Noah Syndergaard for assignment. The Astros think they might finally get Michael Brantley back.
The Dodgers claimed Tyson Miller off waivers from the Mets and moved Tony Gonsolin to the 60 IL. Not to be outdone by the Angels fairly sedate bench clearing incident on Saturday, the Rays and Yankees emptied the benches twice in the same inning on Sunday and still no punches were thrown. These guys could never make it in hockey. There was some trash talking. Randy Arazorena thinks Albert Abreu plunked him on purpose.
Photo credit: Rex Fregosi