Everyone around baseball was devastated yesterday to learn about the passing of Angels left-hander Tyler Skaggs. The 27-year-old was pronounced dead in his hotel room on Monday. The Rangers and Angels canceled their game last night as a result.
Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones at this time.
With that, here are some other news stories from yesterday.
In Mariners news...
- Check out this story on George Kirby and Brandon Williamson, a pair of new M’s farmhands who are starting their professional careers.
- Another one!
.@Mariners also sign senior Mike Salvatore in 9th rd of @MLBDraft for $15K (pick 276 value = $151.6K). @FSUBaseball SS who can defend and makes tons of contact.— Jonathan Mayo (@JonathanMayo) July 1, 2019
Around the league...
- I think I can put aside my Mariners fandom/bitterness for a moment here to appreciate this awesome comeback story.
27 of the 30 first-round picks from the 2011 MLB draft reached the majors. No. 2 pick Danny Hultzen isn't one of them. Now at Triple-A in the Cubs organization as a left-handed reliever, Hultzen is working hard to change that. https://t.co/CWn9F0oyQu— Sahadev Sharma (@sahadevsharma) July 1, 2019
- Well, at least he’s honest!
Candid response from Michael Chavis when asked how the Red Sox can turn their season around: "I’ve been in the big leagues two months, bro. I have no clue."— Jason Mastrodonato (@JMastrodonato) June 29, 2019
- This is incredible. Also, you have to appreciate the good sportsmanship on the part of Venus.
Made for the big stage ✨@CocoGauff becomes the youngest player since 1991 to win in the first round of the ladies' singles, beating Venus Williams 6-4, 6-4#Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/hfgcQGdZtq— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 1, 2019