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Mariners Moose Tracks, 5/26/20: Austin Shenton, Taylor Rapp, Ariel Miranda, and NPB

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In Mariners News...

  • Baseball America projects two of their Top 40 international amateur signees to sign with the Mariners once negotiations are officially allowed on July 2 (or as late as this winter, pending MLB’s decisions): Dominican 3B Starling Aguilar for $1.5 million and Venezuelan OF Gabriel Gonzalez, for an undisclosed amount.
  • Corey Brock of The Athletic dug into what made Dae-Ho Lee such a fan favorite in Seattle.
  • Ariel Miranda got involved in a brouhaha in Taiwan.

Around The League...

  • MLB has taken this time to look back at some past greats, including the mighty slugging Carlos Delgado.
  • Japan’s top professional baseball league, the NPB, will open their season on June 19th, after delaying its start indefinitely to aid containment of the coronavirus.
  • The Angels are the latest team to open up their facilities for limited workouts, including both their Spring Training complex and Angel Stadium.
  • It’s the 27 year anniversary of one of the sport’s most hilarious, improbable moments.
  • Former Pirates infielder Jung-Ho Kang has received a one-year ban from the KBO in his native South Korea, in addition to a requirement of 300 hours of community service as a consequence of his repeated drunk driving cases.
  • Over at Forbes, Maury Brown looks into how attending sporting events may look when fans do finally begin to return en masse.
  • Here’s a daily dose of current baseball, this time from Aaron Altherr of the KBO’s NC Dinos.

John’s Pick...