Good morning everyone! I hope you all had great weekends and are ready to get the week started. Here are some links for you today.
In Mariners news...
- Some fun facts about Austin Nola...
Austin Nola, who hit .327/.415/.520 with 7 HR and 37 RBI in 54 games as a C/1B with Tacoma, is being called up to take Encarnacion’s roster spot.— Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) June 16, 2019
If he gets in a game, he’ll already become 51st player for Mariners this season (MLB record is 60 by Rangers in 2014).
Rays were also involved in Encarnacion conversations, per Mariners, but Yankees were in better position to absorb $, which has been a priority in Seattle deals since last fall.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) June 16, 2019
- And we’ve got a Ryon Healy update.
After visiting a specialist in Arizona, Ryon Healy is returning to Seattle to have an epidural in his back. He's out for three to four more weeks.— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) June 16, 2019
- Connor Byrne at MLB Trade Rumors breaks down the newest Mariners trade rumors.
Around the league...
With the Padres' 11th run crossing the plate in the 9th, this series officially breaks the record for most runs in a four-game series. That was a close one, the last half-inning of this game almost didn't have any action! Not allowed.— Whitney McIntosh (@WhitneyM02) June 16, 2019
- Oh man.
Strahm was ejected for cheering on his teammate Phil Maton, shouting “come on Phil!”— Jake Shapiro (@Shapalicious) June 16, 2019
Umpire Bill Welke thought Strahm was giving him a hard time yelling, “come on Bill!” https://t.co/CwfBDFD2CY
- Baseball sure is weird.
I have never seen a pitcher balk intentionally to get the runner to third, but Kenley absolutely did that. https://t.co/SbR5FuzpRL pic.twitter.com/vA5iz2zvyT— Bryan Kephart (@thundercrat) June 15, 2019
- The Angels will get a little bit stronger today as they are planing to active outfielder Justin Upton.