Hello everyone and welcome to Thursday. We’ve got a fresh batch of links prepared for your enjoyment.
In Mariners news...
- The Mariners have joined some...distinguished company.
The 2019 Mariners joined the 1966 Indians and 1987 Brewers as teams that fell below .500 at any point of a season after starting out 13-2, confirmed by @EliasSports The ‘87 Brewers dropped below .500 on July 8. The ‘66 Indians on Sept. 13. The ‘19 Mariners on May 10. #quirkjians— Tim Kurkjian (@Kurkjian_ESPN) May 22, 2019
- This is awesome news.
Reports on Seager are good, he remains on track to rejoin the team Sat. In Oakland.— Shannon Drayer (@shannondrayer) May 22, 2019
- These two will be sticking around in the organization.
Nick Rumbelow and Mike Wright have cleared waivers and been outrighted to Tacoma.— Shannon Drayer (@shannondrayer) May 22, 2019
- Here’s the latest on the M’s catcher.
Omar Narvaez left the game with a knee contusion. He's day to day ... like us all— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) May 22, 2019
Around the league...
- The Indians designated Carlos Gonzalez for assignment.
- Barry Patchesky at Deadspin breaks down the beef between Todd Frazier and Adam Eaton.
- Ken Rosenthal at The Athletic explains how the Astros manage to be so successful with their pitchers. ($)
- Giancarlo Stanton was looking good in his rehab assignment, but...
Aaron Boone says Giancarlo Stanton has a “mild strain of the left calf.” He’s shut down for a week to 10 days, and will ramp back up after that. Stanton does think this is from being hit by the pitch last Thursday in a live BP session.— Coley Harvey (@ColeyHarvey) May 22, 2019
- Dan Szymborski at Fangraphs takes a deep dive into the stats of Astros outfield prospect Yordan Alvarez, who is making a mockery of Triple-A pitching.
- Speaking of top prospects, Willie Calhoun was off to a tear with the Rangers but now has to head to the IL.
- Robinson Canó had to exit yesterday’s Mets game due to quad tightness. Both he and fellow 2B Jeff McNeil will be hitting the IL.