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Lookout Linkage, 6/7/15

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

Pat Venditte, left-handed version
Pat Venditte, left-handed version
Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Mariners won! Yay! Here's what's going on in the rest of the league.

  • Lloyd McClendon has been selected as a part of the All-Star Game coaching staff.
  • Dave Cameron at Fangraphs takes a look at the Mark Trumbo trade, wondering if it really is a problem for the Mariners that he doesn't get on base often.
  • The Astros are planning to remove Tal's Hill.
  • The Astros are likely to pursue Phillies' left-hander Cole Hamels.
  • The Oakland A's have called up switch-pitcher Pat Venditte.
  • The A's are not expecting Coco Crisp and Sean Doolittle to play much this year.
  • Alex Rodriguez's cousin is facing a 7-month prison sentence in the latest PED case.
  • Mike Piazza is reportedly interested in buying an Italian soccer team.
  • Paul Swydan at Fangraphs wonders if it's about time that the Indians called up Francisco Lindor.
  • Hanser Alberto of the Rangers had an unfortunate side-effect to stealing his first career base.
  • Our thoughts go out to the woman who sustained pretty significant injuries after being struck by a bat at Fenway Park.