Luis Rengifo ruptured his biceps while in the on deck circle and will not return for the rest of the season. The Angels selected Jhonathan Diaz on Thursday. Shohei Ohtani has been out of the lineup for about a week with an oblique strain. Nevin keeps saying he could be back manana. Zach Neto and Ben Joyce have been reinstated from the IL while Trey Cabbage and Kolton Ingram were optioned to Triple-A.
The Dodgers selected Wander Suero and placed Gus Varland on the 15 day IL. James Paxton is on the 15 Day IL for the Red Sox. The Reds just activated Joey Votto, Jonathan India, and Hunter Greene from various injured lists. The Marlins selected the contract of left-hander Daniel Castano while the Tigers selected Sawyer Gipson-Long. The Mariners just designated Luke Weaver for assignment.
The Braves just clinched a playoff spot. They “had words” with the hapless Pirates. The Pirates have a billionaire owner who won’t invest in the team and “deserve better.” Be careful what you wish for. You could have a billionaire owner who meddles by investing in long contracts with spent position players.