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Lookout Linkage, 8/16/15

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

Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning everyone! To get your mind off the current Mariners series, here are some links for you:

  • James Paxton appears to be on track for recovery as he is slated to throw a simulated game on Tuesday.
  • Meanwhile, Ichiro continues to reach major milestones for hits.
  • Last night's win for the Red Sox was historic in more ways than just one.
  • Jeff Sullivan at Fangraphs delves into the analytical side of Hisashi Iwakuma's no-hitter.
  • It's that time of year again when bold fans get tattoos predicting their favorite team winning the World Series.
  • Mike Aviles' daughter, who is currently fighting leukemia, threw out the first pitch for the Indians and it was awesome.
  • Jared Cross at The Hardball Times wonders if arm angles have any effect on platoon splits for pitchers.
  • The Braves have signed pitcher Edwin Jackson.
  • Jose Valverde has been slapped with an 80-game suspension for drug use.
  • Matt Kemp hit for the cycle, marking the first time a Padre has ever achieved the feat.
  • Major League Baseball (and its affiliates) now has an active openly gay player for the first time ever.
  • Terrible news around baseball as it was revealed that Red Sox manager John Farrell has been diagnosed with stage 1 lymphoma. Here's to hoping for a full and speedy recovery.