Yesterday was a dark day for the Mariners and their fans. Thankfully, the M’s pulled off the win in extras. But that paled in comparison to the news about Robinson Canó and Nelson Cruz, the latter of which will hopefully not have to miss much time. Here are some more stories from around the league, some of which are happy and some of which are sad.
In Mariners news...
- Here are some more fallouts from the Canó news.
In wake of Cano news, Dipoto says Dee Gordon will get time at second base.— Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) May 15, 2018
Will give him time to readjust.
Cano suspension gives #Mariners GM Jerry DiPoto approx $10-12m to invest in 2B, CF and/or SP to improve this year’s team.— Jim Bowden (@JimBowdenGM) May 15, 2018
Dipoto also says they’ll look outside organization for help in filling in for Cano as well, either at 2B or OF with Gordon able to play second.— Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) May 15, 2018
- Stacy Rost at The News Tribune points out that this whole situation is a bad look for Canó.
- Jay Jaffe at Fangraphs wonders what the impact of Canó’s suspension will be beyond this season.
- PEDs will gain more traction because of Canó’s success, writes Grant Brisbee.
- The Mariners have called up Christian Bergman to make today’s start against the Rangers.
Around the league...
- Michael Lenanna at Baseball America compiled a list of the best names in Division I college baseball.
- Seems like this former Mariner just can’t stay healthy.
Carson Smith was hurt throwing his glove coming out out of the game yesterday. Subluxation (separation) is not a common injury for a pitcher. Dave Dombrowski suggested it was a significant injury. Surgery is possible.— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) May 15, 2018
- Jaffe takes a look at whether the Dodgers are undergoing a World Series hangover of sorts.
- The Dodgers do have some good news: Justin Turner and Logan Forsythe are returning from the disabled list.
- The Yankees have called up top prospect Clint Frazier for the first time this season.
- Amazin’ Avenue takes a look back at the big trade with the Blue Jays that brought Noah Syndergaard to New York.
- The Angels batted Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani at #1-2 in the lineup yesterday.
- A.J. Pollock, who has been on a tear this season, will miss 4-8 weeks with a broken thumb.
- Adrián Beltré will also miss a couple of weeks with a hamstring issue.