Good morning everyone! Let’s get you caught up on the latest from around baseball.
In playoff news...
- Brandon Lowe’s multi-homer game led the Rays to a victory over the Dodgers last night, evening up the series at 1-1.
In Mariners news...
- A pretty surprising move considering the Mariners’ seeming commitment towards the young reliever. It will be annoying when he succeeds with a division rival.
Art Warren has been claimed off waivers by the Rangers. The Mariners 40-man roster is now at 33.— Shannon Drayer (@shannondrayer) October 21, 2020
- Greg Johns caught up with Julio Rodrīguez to see what he was up to during this strange season.
- Speaking of Julio, the young outfielder kept up his strong play during fall instructionals. I mean, check out that exit velocity.
RF Julio Rodríguez and C Carter Bins each recorded 2 hits as the #Mariners fell to the Padres 7-1 in tonight's Fall League action. The Mariners will workout tomorrow and face the Padres again on Friday. pic.twitter.com/zD8e3Y96sQ— Mariners PR (@MarinersPR) October 22, 2020
Around the league...
- Russell Carleton at Baseball Prospectus continued his studies on the relative ineffectiveness of the infield shift. ($)
- While the sale of the New York Mets to Steve Cohen is nearly complete, there’s still one more hurdle to clear: the approval of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.
- Jeff Passan at ESPN wrote an appreciation of Mookie Betts, the headline superstar of this year’s World Series.
- Like brother, like brother.
Corey Seager, who is not a Ranger, now holds the record for the most home runs hit at Globe Life Field, regular and postseason combined.— Kazuto Yamazaki (@Kazuto_Yamazaki) October 22, 2020