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Lookout Linkage, 5/21/15

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News and stories about the Seattle Mariners and other analysis from around the league.

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The Mariners have a pretty early game today, but here's some quick reading before the M's attempt to take the rubber match from the O's:

  • The M's have released catcher John Baker from Tacoma to make room for Jesus Sucre in Triple-A.
  • Seattle has also signed reliever Kevin Gregg to a minor league deal.
  • Drew Pomeranz will get his shoulder checked out tomorrow.
  • The A's are re-hiring Ron Washington to help with their horrible defense.
  • Yoan Moncada is now playing minor league games in the Red Sox' system.
  • Jeff Sullivan at Fangraphs tries to figure out how Adam Jones has managed to improve his contact skills this season.
  • Grant Brisbee wonders which direction the Reds will choose to head in now.
  • Many former top hitting prospects are struggling to get things going with the bat this season.
  • Korean noodle commercial star and Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu may get shoulder surgery.
  • Dave Cameron doesn't think the Marlins' choice for manager is completely crazy.
  • The Phillies are likely to deal outfielder Ben Revere.
  • Rafael Furcal will retire.
  • The Dodgers have completed a six-year deal with Cuban infielder Hector Olivera.
  • Jeff Sullivan doesn't think the closer role is going away any time soon.
  • Minor league ballpark food keeps getting weirder and weirder.