Happy Friday everyone and welcome to the first off-day of the regular season. Boo! Yesterday sure was fun, but today we’ll have to wait and watch other teams play instead. But don’t worry, we’ve got some links to cover you!
In Mariners news...
- Here are some updates on a pair of M’s starters.
Couple #’Mariners injury updates - Kuma and Erasmo are both expected to throw bullpens this weekend. Then Kuma will target throwing live BP. No timetable for either but Erasmo will start ramping up soon— Jen Mueller (@JenTalksSports) March 29, 2018
- This gif from yesterday will probably get a lot of usage this season.
when Kluber goes eight strong but the Mariners still win pic.twitter.com/Rxp13kdnjk— Cespedes Family BBQ (@CespedesBBQ) March 30, 2018
- M’s fans welcomed back Ichiro with a large ovation yesterday.
Around the league...
- The Guardian takes a look at the challenges that Latino baseball players could face in the coming years.
Roy Halladay's sons walk to the mound as if to throw out the first pitch, but just leave the ball there, to a moment of silence. Perfect.— Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) March 29, 2018
- Talk about last-minute: The Cardinals have agreed to a deal with right-handed reliever Greg Holland.
- In what could be an omen for the Marlins’ season, the Cubs’ Ian Happ hit a home run on the first pitch of the season for the two teams.
- Giancarlo Stanton blasted two home runs in his first game in pinstripes, including one in in his first at-bat.
- The Astros utilized an absolutely crazy shift against Joey Gallo yesterday.
- White Sox infielder Matt Davidson became the fourth player in MLB history to hit three home runs on Opening Day.
- Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson is now day-to-day with a “dead arm.”
- This is pretty freaking cute. Kansas sophomore Malik Newman interviews the daughter of Nevada head coach Eric Musselman.