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Lookout Linkage, 8/18/16

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

Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning Mariners family! Let's take a look at the headlines from around the league:

  • Luke Arkins at Prospect Insider tries to figure out where it all went wrong with Ketel Marte.
  • Jed Lowrie will require surgery on his foot and is done for the year.
  • Giancarlo Stanton is out for the year after suffering a groin strain.
  • An Indians minor leaguer had a pretty significant hitting streak snapped the other day.
  • Conflicting reports are out regarding Alex Rodriguez, as Jim Bowden says a deal with the Marlins is going to happen while A-Rod's publicist says the player is done for the season.
  • Some places in the country are forcing pitch count limits for high school pitchers.
  • Jeff Sullivan ponders Zach Britton's chances of winning the Cy Young Award as a reliever.
  • Nathan Eovaldi's arm is all sorts of messed up and he could be out for some time.
  • The Tigers made a deal for infielder Erick Aybar.
  • The Braves decided to promote top prospect Dansby Swanson.
  • Adrian Beltre got pretty angry at some teammates for giving him a gatorade shower.