Good morning folks. Let’s get to the latest on this Wednesday.
In Mariners news...
- Shannon Drayer previews the upcoming draft for the Mariners.
Around the league...
- Some tough news came down this morning for a potential comeback player.
Yesterday, Chris Archer underwent surgery to relieve symptoms of neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome.— Pirates (@Pirates) June 3, 2020
Archer is projected to return to full competition for the 2021 season.
- Kiley McDaniel wrote about what 2020 Draft prospect Nick Bitsko brings to the table.
- One of the bigger names in this year’s draft pulled himself out of consideration and will instead attend LSU.
Just heard from two sources that Dylan Crews (FL) took himself out of the draft. #MLBDraft— Carlos Collazo (@CarlosACollazo) June 3, 2020
- Highly recommended for anyone who is a subscriber to The Athletic.
A conversation: Retired African American MLB players on race, baseball, America.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) June 2, 2020
Story with video is unlocked and free for all to read: https://t.co/z97RQ6WbjC
- The Tampa Bay Rays released one of the more powerful statements in light of recent events.
Following the murder of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer, we have engaged in conversations with community leaders and our Diversity and Inclusion Committee.— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) June 2, 2020
The Rays and Rowdies are issuing the following statement: pic.twitter.com/FxCmKn8Jll
- Dodgers manager Dave Roberts also weighed in with his thoughts.
- The parameters of a schedule surrounding a potential season continue to be debated.
Arizona Diamondbacks owner Ken Kendrick told @BurnsAndGambo the league will not approve any plan with baseball in November — including the union’s 114-game plan with a regular season that ends Oct. 31. The March agreement offered “the possibility” of games beyond normal schedule. pic.twitter.com/QSnxmvix1y— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) June 2, 2020