The Mariners have made some additional signings as draft week comes to a close. With plenty of other news to get your week started, check out today’s links:
In Mariners News...
- The Mariners have signed three undrafted free agents, infielders Justin Lavey and Brett Rodriguez, and catcher Matt Scheffler. Full profiles can be found here, here, and here.
Baseball America adds Auburn senior catcher Matt Scheffler to the list of undrafted free agents signed by the Mariners. Lake Washington grad also played at Pierce College.— Shannon Drayer (@shannondrayer) June 15, 2020
- Can’t wait to see these guys on the field.
Enjoyed a great Zoom call with our six drafted players from this week. Looking forward to adding to this class as we sign free agents over the next few days. Nothing we do is more important than bringing the right people into the program. Welcome to the Mariners! People&Process. pic.twitter.com/2KTHbMoPhq— Andy McKay (@AndyMcKayHG) June 14, 2020
Around The League...
- Great read from Travis Sawchik at FiveThirtyEight detailing the impact of a shortened season on player salaries.
Hearing a lot of folks fatigued from MLB labor strife between billionaires and millionaires. One problem with that: the majority of active players are not millionaires https://t.co/vxqzpnsrQ1— Travis Sawchik (@Travis_Sawchik) June 14, 2020
- Love this!
S. Korean female baseball player featured on ESPN, hopes to meet U.S. Olympic champion https://t.co/NGhXYAFG0q— Yonhap News Agency (@YonhapNews) June 14, 2020
- Buster Olney recaps the latest frustrations shared by MLB and the MLBPA.
Sunday notes: How short-sighted greed is tearing baseball apart https://t.co/J3NNKlES4e— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) June 14, 2020
- The Yankees have been accused of being involved in a new sign-stealing scandal from the 2017 season.
- Minor league advocacy groups are working together with players to help them secure unemployment benefits.
- MLB and Turner Sports have agreed on a billion-dollar deal to continue broadcasting postseason games on TBS and TNT.
- Bob Behnken, one of the astronauts aboard the SpaceX spacecraft Endeavour, shared this incredible photo from the International Space Station.