The Angels ratcheted downward another four spots on the Fangraphs Power Rankings to number 24.
Hold onto your butts. Patrick Sandoval starts tonight. Maybe they should use Loup as an opener and do things up right. Kyren Paris is suffering from left thumb soreness after making a tag on Saturday. Reid Detmers is sick. Jared Walsh habla Ingles with Sam Blum on the Athletic if you have access.
The Reds designated Hunter Renfroe for assignment on Monday because they reinstated outfielder Stuart Fairchild from the COVID list. All this is notwithstanding the fact that they placed outfielder Harrison Bader on the IL with a right groin strain. Renfroe apparently did not impress. Meanwhile, Guardians pitcher Tanner Bibee is now on the 15 day IL with right hip inflammation.
It looks like the Guardians are trying to get Lucas Giolito’s slider back to the way it was before he came to the Angels.
The title of this article about the Orioles clinching a playoff spot says “The philosophy paid off.” Presumably, the philosophy is “The philosophy of not sucking.”
The Tampa Bay Rays say they have a deal to build a new stadium in St. Petersberg.
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