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Lookout Linkage, 5/5/15

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

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone! Here's some light reading to get your morning started:

  • Nelson Cruz was named the AL Player of the Month.
  • Tom Wilhelmsen appears to be on track to return after a successful bullpen session.
  • The A's cut ties with outfielder Cody Ross.
  • The Brewers have swapped out their manager after just a month of the 2015 season.
  • MLB Daily Dish wonders which manager is likely to be fired next.
  • The Padres have called up catching prospect Austin Hedges.
  • Craig Edwards from Fangraphs provides MLB attendance numbers so far this season.
  • Chris Mitchell of Fangraphs wonders how contact rates translate from the minors to the majors.
  • Jameis Winston's contract with the Buccaneers disallows him from playing professional baseball.
  • Jeff Sullivan at Fangraphs wonders what's going on with Jered Weaver.
  • Adam Ottavino will undergo Tommy John surgery.
  • A pair of games ended in the same strange way.