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In Mariners news...
- Corey Brock at The Athletic sat down with potential breakout starter Marco Gonzales to ask a few questions about his season. ($)
- Here’s an update on Nelson Cruz.
Nelson Cruz’s elbow is swollen and purple. But he expects to be in the lineup tomorrow. He was dealing with some numbness in his fingers after getting hit. Ball caught him between the pads on his elbow guard.— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) May 22, 2018
Around the league...
- Carlos Gomez is displeased with the current MLB drug testing procedure.
Carlos Gomez isn’t convinced MLB drug testing is entirely fair. pic.twitter.com/3wu6Hc1H31— SB Nation MLB (@SBNationMLB) May 22, 2018
- Some former Marlins minor leaguers voiced disdain with their experience in the system.
- The rookie shortstop hit a home run yesterday in his MLB debut, but he’s reportedly only up in the bigs for a few days.
- This is some bad news for the Angels as he was set to rejoin the Los Angeles roster.
MEDICAL UPDATE: Blake Wood was seen by Dr. Schultz in Los Angeles yesterday. His MRI shows damage to his UCL. He will seek an additional opinion and we will update the findings when appropriate. Blake has been reutrned from his rehab assignment and will remain on the DL.— Angels (@Angels) May 22, 2018
- And more bad news for pitchers.
- David Schoenfeld is starting to get concerned about Paul Goldschmidt’s lack of success at home.
- The Cleveland Indians are planning to unveil a new costumed mascot later today.
- Jay Jaffe notes that Mike Trout is already statistically ready for the Hall of Fame.
- Well that was fast: José Bautista agreed to a major league deal with the Mets and even played for the team yesterday.
- Trevor Bauer thew himself into a new controversy yesterday by writing some letters on the mound before his start.