In Mariners News...
- Kendall Graveman announced he has a bone tumor in part of his spine, but plans to still continue pitching.
The tumor is benign and can't grow anymore or get any worse with pitching. There is a surgical procedure. But it's something that he won't have until down the road.— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) August 17, 2020
- Tom Murphy is reportedly progressing at a slow pace and not likely to return soon.
Doesn't sound like Tom Murphy is getting close to a return. Progressing slowly with the broken bone in his foot. Catching is what bothers it the most but according to Servais, the Mariners have not talked about returning him to DH only.— Shannon Drayer (@shannondrayer) August 17, 2020
- So wholesome.
Kyle and Corey Seager played against each other for the first time tonight. Both went yard, and had to hold back smiles while their brother rounded the bases pic.twitter.com/AWHkmnxWqr— Baseball Quotes (@BaseballQuotes1) August 18, 2020
Around The League...
- MLB is not planning on allowing fans into stadiums in the near future, despite clubs actively pushing for limited capacity.
Commissioner Rob Manfred addressed this topic in his weekly call with owners today. The Rockies and Rangers, in particular, have been pushing to open their parks to limited capacities, sources say. https://t.co/vnJeG6OflG— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 17, 2020
- Hey, remember this guy?
- Such a great idea!
Jackie Robinson Ballpark, May 22nd. @daytonatortugas hosted the first event open to fans during the pandemic, with a screening of “42” from the field. One of the greatest experiences of my life. https://t.co/yj8fzLl9sh pic.twitter.com/mTHtqa5SHj— Austin Scher (@Austin_Scher) August 17, 2020
- Tigers prospects Isaac Parades, Casey Mize, and Tarik Skubal have all been called up to the big leagues, with Skubal set to start on Tuesday and Mize slated for Wednesday.
- Nathan Hale graduate Michael Porter Jr. is quickly making a name for himself in the NBA.