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8/30/20: Open Game Thread

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Evan White is back, so is someone named Seth Frankoff

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With just one day until the August 31 trade deadline, speculation is rampant ‘round these parts. We’ve already bid adieu to Taijuan Walker and Daniel Vogelbach (though Vogey’s departure was more of a “Buy Nothing up-for-grabs” than an actual sale), and there are a few other names who could be on their way out.

So, with that in mind....

Could Austin Nola be on his way out? Would the M’s really give up on a super-utility guy who’s got five more years of team control after 2020 and who’s been a solidly above-average hitter since coming up to the bigs last season? We’ll find out soon, I suppose.

Of course, this wasn’t the only move the Mariners made this morning. Welcome, Seth Frankoff!

Frankoff is not exactly a prospect — he’s a 32-year-old righty who spent the last two years in the KBO. But he’s the epitome of someone who’s worked for his dream for a loooong time. The Athletics originally drafted him back in 2010 in the 27th round, and he spent eight seasons in the minors before his 2017 debut. That debut, for the Cubs, was also his only MLB appearance. Congrats on making it back, Seth.

Anyway. Lineups!

Good to see Evan White back in the lineup after a couple days off.

Game time: 1:10pm PT.

Available on: ROOT Sports, 710 ESPN, Mariners.com, and MLB.tv. As a bonus — in honor of MLB.tv’s birthday, all games are free today, so if you’re out of the Seattle blackout area, you can follow along without spending a dime.