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In Mariners News...
- Braden Bishop and 4MOM are hosting an event on June 22nd in Seattle.
- Mitch Haniger’s injury will require some IL time.
Roster move: Mitch Haniger to the DL with a ruptured testicle.— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) June 7, 2019
I have a stomach ache just typing that. https://t.co/6fF8fTplul
- A surprising number of Mariners have had similarly unfortunate injuries.
I think there's a prize-winning feature story to be written about the strange frequency of testicle injuries in #Mariners history -- Mike Parrott, Josias Manzanillo, Adrian Beltre and now Haniger. You're just the man to do it.— Larry Stone (@StoneLarry) June 7, 2019
- Mitch had surgery and there is no timetable for his return.
Mitch Haniger underwent surgery on a ruptured testicle. There’s no timetable for his return at this point.— Jen Mueller (@JenTalksSports) June 7, 2019
- More about this injury.
Mariners release says Mitch Haniger’s injury occurred in the sixth inning but I think it happened here in the third inning. pic.twitter.com/FfO4n7CS0E— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) June 7, 2019
- Here is an injury update for a few Mariners.
Ryon Healy had a setback with his back issue. Won’t start Minor League rehab stint as hoped.— Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) June 7, 2019
But Dee Gordon is reporting to Tacoma today and could rejoin M’s in Minnesota on Tuesday.
JP Crawford a few days behind Gordon, but could be back by Oakland series next weekend.
- Lefty on lefty crime from Nick Zammarelli.
- The M’s added former big leaguer Sean Nolin.
The Mariners have purchased the contract of pitcher Sean Nolin from the Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League.— Editor Joe Veyera (@JoeVeyera) June 7, 2019
The 29-year-old left-hander had brief stints in the majors with the Blue Jays and A's, but hasn't appeared in the bigs since 2015.
- A number of M’s prospects were named Cal League All-Stars.
Congrats to @joerizz6, @CKopach04, @gerb_nation, @kylewilcoxx, @luisdavid028, @samdelaplane, Cal Raleigh, Ljay Newsome on being named Cal League All-Stars!— Mariners Minors (@MiLBMariners) June 7, 2019
Congrats @joseumbria1 on being named to the Cal League North Division coaching staff!
- Jimmy Cordero was claimed off of waivers.
The Chicago White Sox have claimed #Mariners RHP Jimmy Cordero off of waivers. Seattle's Major League, 40-man, roster is now at 39.— MarinersPR (@MarinersPR) June 7, 2019
- Justus Sheffield has had a rough few outings since going back to Tacoma.
Justus Sheffield made one appearance with the Mariners, in relief, on April 26. His numbers since being sent back down to Tacoma (7 starts): 35 IP, 26 ER, 6.69 ERA, 26 BB, 31 SO. https://t.co/Rynu79qpr3— Adam Jude (@A_Jude) June 8, 2019
Ohhh so this is why people stopped going to the games. https://t.co/DB8Ol5eKpa— Ty Kelly (@tykelly11) June 7, 2019
- What if the umpire called a jump ball?
Around the League...
- Teams are waiting on singable prep prospects to save money.
I've spoken off the record w/a number of clubs that plan to sign at least 4-5 HS players after the 10th round. Sounds like the signable prep prospect I wrote about largely got pushed to rounds 11-25 since there's an inherent $125k discount, big savings on a $200-600k player.— Kiley McDaniel (@kileymcd) June 7, 2019
- Every out recorded by Pirates prospect Mitch Keller in the first four innings of his most recent start were strikeouts.
Keller update: Still not messing around.— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) June 8, 2019
The #Pirates prospect ace struck out the side in the 4th on only 11 pitches, bringing him up to 12 strikeouts ... in other words, every batter he's retired so far!
He's already set a new @MiLB career best for Ks in only the 4th inning.
- Clayton Kershaw finally was handed a loss.
- More than just an internet fad, the Ice Bucket Challenge has made an enormous impact on ALS research.
As a career development professional I initially side-eyed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge because social media trend fundraising/"building awareness" often seems to accomplish nothing, but I have happily eaten crow since then. This 5-year report is amazing.https://t.co/vqetBP2ebY— Claire Willett (@clairewillett) June 6, 2019