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In Mariners news...
How bad is Mallex Smith struggling for #Mariners - he’s 3-46, 5 BB, 18 Ks in this funk. Chris Davis started 3-42, 5 BB, 18 Ks in his highly-publicized struggles.— Rick Randall (@randallball) April 29, 2019
- Tracy Ringolsby wrote about the last chapter of Ichiro’s story in Seattle.
Around the league...
- This guy is absolutely crazy.
Jordan Hicks, Absurd 100mph Sinker Movement. pic.twitter.com/YL5XEs8ns2— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) April 30, 2019
- River Ave. Blues bids its readers adieu.
- The Rays are going to be even better.
#Rays promoting 1B Nate Lowe, their minor-league player of the year last season, source tells The Athletic. Batting .300 with .987 OPS at Triple A. No word yet on corresponding move.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) April 29, 2019
- Meanwhile, the Rays have DFA’d former Mariner Andrew Moore.
- Only in baseball.
- James Loney was awarded first base in an Atlantic League game because of their new no shift rule.
- This is excellent news!
Edwin Diaz got good news over the weekend: His mother, Beatriz, is cancer-free after fighting the disease since July.— Tim Healey (@timbhealey) April 29, 2019