Hi! It’s me, Kate, your internet friend. Anders had a double header that went into extra innings with his minor league team, so I’m on the links for today. In the comments, please leave some love for Ders, who manages to not only hold down the myriad responsibilities of a minor league play by play person, but also makes links for us almost every day. What a gem he is, eh?
In Mariners news...
- The injury-addled Mariners outfield might be about to get even more injury-addled:
Santana not in the lineup today. Scheduled for MRI this morning.— Shannon Drayer (@shannondrayer) July 24, 2019
In other injury news, per Drayer, Ryon Healy has suffered a setback in Arizona while rehabbing his back injury—apparently his hip is now bothering him. Mitch Haniger continues to progress, slowly, but his return is quite distant. Braden Bishop has resumed baseball activities and his return is less-distant than Haniger’s, but there’s no timetable on any of these guys. Hunter Strickland continues to throw rehab assignments and has made two one-inning appearances for Tacoma.
- The AquaSox officially announced new manager Louis Boyd, a 2017 draftee who is just 25 years old. Boyd, a Vancouver-area native, has a pretty cool story which you can hear more about on a podcast we did with him back when he was playing in the system.
- The Mariners are ranked 8th on FanGraphs’ newly-released Farm System Rankings, which is pretty, pretty neat.
- A subscription to Baseball America is about worth it for this interview with Julio Rodríguez but if you can’t pony up the cash, the West Virginia broadcast team had him on their podcast this week, which you can listen to for the low, low price of free:
Ok, we know you've been waiting for this one, and here it is!@J_RODshow joins @SportsKahn4 and @Kyle_Youmans on the latest episode of Expanding The Grid.— West Virginia Power (@wv_power) July 22, 2019
ALL EPISODES: https://t.co/PrfBkpO5zy pic.twitter.com/LXl6huTpbX
- Speaking of top prospects, Jarred Kelenic is back from the injured list and heating up already:
Around the league...
- The rascally Rays pulled some substitution shenanigans, and the Red Sox pouted and played the rest of the game under protest.
- Speaking of the AL East and Wild Card races, the Yankees might be without their catcher for a spell.
- The most adorable of injuries:
Rangers are concerned Gallo may have a broken hamster bone...that is why he is seeing a specialist— TR Sullivan (@Sullivan_Ranger) July 24, 2019
- Another indy league experiment, although this one seems like one that might actually help out the pitchers:
Fans @ 11:05am @LIDucks gm could catch piece of history...prototype MLB Rawlings “Consistent Grip” baseball will be used for the 1st time. The cover is treated w substance to make it tacky. No mud. Goal: Easier to grip for pitchers & fielders, easier to see (whiter) for hitters. pic.twitter.com/odNsqjDYku— Michael Pfaff (@LIDucksGM) July 24, 2019
- Speaking of indy leagues:
One-time Mariners prospect Chase De Jong has joined Nick Rumbelow with the Atlantic League's Sugar Land Skeeters.— Editor Joe Veyera (@JoeVeyera) July 24, 2019
Dealt to Minnesota last July in the Zach Duke trade, De Jong was released by the Twins earlier this month. https://t.co/FyyUUG9Zi6
- Does Philly have the prospects to get Trevor Bauer? And why is Cleveland selling? File under: things I’m glad I don’t have to think about that much.
- Sandy Koufax is getting a statue at Dodger Stadium.
In other Seattle sports...
In talking with Reign FC head coach Vlatko Andonovski, he tells me that Megan Rapinoe suffered an “inflamed Achilles” and her status for Sunday’s game vs. the Chicago Red Stars is up in the air.— Andrew Hammond (@ahammTNT) July 24, 2019
He tells me that this type of injury takes about two weeks to heal from.
Would you like an excuse to eat ice cream? Here’s an excuse to eat ice cream! I am a Reese’s Blizzard kind of girl myself, and might have to just go get one today. For CHARITY, you understand.
Since 1984, @DairyQueen restaurants and fans have donated nearly $150 million to CMN Hospitals. Stop in and say thank you this Thursday as $1 or more from every Blizzard® Treat purchased at participating U.S. DQ locations will benefit CMN Hospitals. #MiracleTreatDay pic.twitter.com/j9ViAQHxJP— CMN Hospitals (@CMNHospitals) July 22, 2019