Good morning folks! Today I take the last final of my college career (at least unless I go to grad school...or fail this final). So while I do that, here are some links for you to indulge in.
In Mariners news...
- Well, we have some good news regarding Robinson Canó.
- And some more good-ish injury news.
Mariners feel like they dodged a bullet in terms of Nelson Cruz's sore right foot, especially since he barely could put any weight on it at all right after he was hit. He will continue to get treatment and likely be out a few days.— Corey Brock (@CoreyBrockMLB) May 16, 2018
- It looks like the Dan Altavilla Fan Club is gaining some traction.
- I think my favorite part about this is that the M’s dropped this tweet in the middle of the night as if it were a real infomercial.
Get your Mariners Blanket on May 18.— Mariners (@Mariners) May 16, 2018
But wait, there's more! pic.twitter.com/1WjzuD99TN
Around the league...
- The Mets have placed star outfielder Yoenis Céspedes on the disabled list with a hip strain.
- Joey Votto apologized for saying he didn’t care about baseball in his home country following James Paxton’s no-hitter.
- Blake Swihart’s agent has requested that the Red Sox trade the catcher.
- Our very own Jake Mailhot wonders how Sean Manaea has managed to succeed in the way that he has with a slower fastball.
- It looks like the career of Michael Saunders might be over, but it also might not be.
I asked Norfolk manager Ron Johnson if veteran OF Michael Saunders had decided to retire when he opted out Tuesday. "He told me he was going home," Johnson said. "Retired? Who knows? People change their mind after they go home for a while." #Orioles— David Hall (@DavidHallVP) May 16, 2018
- Miguel Cabrera feels like his efforts to play while hurt have gone under-appreciated by the Tigers.
- Twins catcher Jason Castro will miss the rest of the season with a meniscus injury.
- Carson Smith says his shoulder injury occurred because he was being overused, but Red Sox manager Alex Cora isn’t happy with that mindset.
- Art Thiel has a cool story at The Athletic about how former SuperSonic James Donaldson is using his platform to help others who are struggling with mental illness. ($)
- This whole story is just kinda bad and the headline doesn’t even mention the worst part.