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Mariners Moose Tracks, 7/22/20: Julio Rodríguez, Gavin Lux, and José Altuve

Getting you caught up as Summer Camp winds down.

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MLB: JUL 20 Diamondbacks at Dodgers Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Good morning everybody! Believe it or not, MLB Opening Day is just one sleep away, with the Yankees and Nationals opening up the slate tomorrow evening. Let’s see what’s going on as teams get set to (finally) break camp.

In Mariners news...

  • Good news for sneakerheads: Nike’s Air Griffey will make its triumphant return in 2021.
  • Tom Murphy should be good to go on Friday.

Around the league...

  • Jeff Wiser at Baseball Prospectus notes that the shortened season allows for teams to take greater advantage of their Rule 5 picks. ($)
  • In a perplexing move, the Dodgers optioned top prospect Gavin Lux to the minors ahead of Opening Day. Lux is a top 10 prospect nationally by basically every ranking, and even started in playoff games for the Dodgers last fall.
  • The Dodgers also inked right-hander Jake McGee to a last-second contract.
  • I’m really not sure how I feel about these cutout fans.