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Lookout Linkage, 5/29/16

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

Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning! We're gonna pretend yesterday's game didn't happen, mmmk? That's because here we're more focused on the latest news and stories from baseball. Let's check those out:

  • Marc W of U.S.S. Mariner checks in on Mike Montgomery's season as a relief pitcher.
  • Jason Churchill points out some under-the-radar Mariners prospects to keep a close eye on.
  • Hey, remember when the Mariners could have had Jackie Bradley, Jr. for a bargain? Grant Brisbee does.
  • Bradley had his hitting streak snapped at 29 games.
  • Yu Darvish has returned to action for the Rangers.
  • Vin Scully declined an offer to work the All-Star Game.
  • Julio Urias made his MLB debut for the Dodgers at age 19, but it didn't go as planned.
  • Eric Longenhagen takes a look at what kind of pitcher Urias is.
  • Matt Carpenter is taking patience at the plate to a whole new level, writes August Fagerstrom.
  • Mike Moustakas is out for the season due to a torn ACL.
  • Grant Brisbee wonders if the Diamondbacks would hit the reset button the most recent offseason given the chance.
  • Hector Olivera has received an 82-game ban for his part in a domestic abuse case.
  • Many Braves fans may cut ties with the team if the losing continues, warns Alex Remington of The Hardball Times.
  • The hot stove is going early, as Chris Cotillo reports that the White Sox and Padres are discussing a trade involving James Shields.
  • The Mets filled their first base vacancy by acquiring James Loney.