Good morning everybody! Now that the draft has concluded, the rest of the season will continue. The short-season leagues will be starting up soon, which is pretty exciting. We’ve got some additional draft coverage and more in today’s links.
In Mariners news...
Mariners amateur scouting director Scott Hunter said the team has a deal with first-round pick George Kirby and he's headed to Peoria for his physical.— Curtis Crabtree (@Curtis_Crabtree) June 5, 2019
- In case you missed it...
Mariners going with Mallex Smith in LF, Mitch Haniger in CF and Domingo Santana in RF. This won’t be a one-off. They will stick with this alignment for a while. Braden Bishop is having more tests on his trapezius— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) June 5, 2019
- This is pretty incredible.
30 Years Ago Today: Kansas City #Royals outfielder Bo Jackson makes an amazing throw to get Seattle #Mariners baserunner Harold Reynolds out at home plate! (June 5, 1989) #BoKnows #MLB #History pic.twitter.com/zb2Qf7YWaw— Baseball by BSmile (@BSmile) June 5, 2019
- Mike Limoncelli, a recent Mariners draftee, had a crazy day in which he was selected during his Tommy John surgery.
Around the league...
- He already announced he won’t be signing, but the Jays selected Roy Halladay’s son yesterday.
- It didn’t take long for Jay Bruce to get settled in Philly.
- The Indians cannot catch a break; Carlos Carrasco has hit the injured list to take time to deal with a blood condition.
- Well, that didn’t take long: Robinson Canó re-injured his quad after just recently returning from the injured list.
- Craig Kimbrel finally has a new team.
Craig Kimbrel's deal with the Chicago Cubs is for three years and $43 million and includes a fourth-year option, sources tell ESPN. He'll receive $10 million this season and $16 million in 2020 and 2021. There is a $1 million buyout on a club/vesting option for the fourth year.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) June 6, 2019