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Lookout Linkage, 7/5/15

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

Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Hello everyone! Hope you had a safe and fun Fourth of July! Here are some links to get you started today:

  • The Mariners have signed catcher Erik Kratz to a minor league deal.
  • George Springer is headed for a DL stint after being hit by a pitch in a recent game.
  • Miles Wray says this isn't the first time a player like Omar Infante might be starting in the All-Star Game.
  • Eno Sarris goes in-depth on the submarine riseball, a new pitch that has actually been used recently in the majors.
  • Jose Fernandez had quite the successful return to the majors, a game in which he even hit a home run.
  • The Cardinals have fired their scouting director as a result of the hacking allegations.
  • Brandon League has been DFA'd by the Dodgers.
  • Former Rangers' closer Neftali Feliz has also been DFA'd.
  • Miguel Cabrera will miss six weeks with a calf strain.
  • Alex Rodriguez was finally able to receive the ball that gave him his 3,000th career hit.
  • Bryce Harper celebrated the Fourth of July with a special baseball bat that looked like the American flag.