Good morning everyone! Let’s get to the latest from around baseball on this Wednesday.
In Mariners news...
- It will be cool to see these again!
Per team exec, the Seattle Steelheads throwbacks that the Mariners were originally planning to wear last June (for a game that fell victim to the pandemic) will be worn this season, on June 19. https://t.co/UXFHOLfVDV— Paul Lukas (@UniWatch) March 23, 2021
- And some more permanent jersey news.
Per team exec, the Mariners will now wear their green-brimmed cap — rather than the solid-navy cap — with their navy alternate jerseys. pic.twitter.com/lYwAxyQliZ— Paul Lukas (@UniWatch) March 23, 2021
- Zach Buchanan at The Athletic gives an oral history of the infamous Randy Johnson bird murder during a spring training game 20 years ago. ($)
- It’s great to see Julio being an advocate for health.
It has always been bigger than baseball! I’m happy that I’m able to help to keep your loves ones safe! I can’t wait to be back to our normal lives but while we get there stay SAFE and use your mask! https://t.co/sHT4oLde24— Julio Y. Rodriguez (@J_RODshow) March 23, 2021
- The M’s made another round of roster cuts.
The @Mariners today announced the following roster moves:— Mariners PR (@MarinersPR) March 23, 2021
Re-Assigned to minor league camp (6):
RHP Robert Dugger
RHP Matt Magill
INF Sam Travis
OF Luis Liberato
OF Dillon Thomas
INF/OF Jack Reinheimer
Around the league...
- A reminder that the Angels have a very old team.
I thought it might be interesting to look at every teams current active roster and see which teams had the most combined career home runs. Showing player photos for players with 125+ homers. pic.twitter.com/RQI3Jo1gpa— Daren Willman (@darenw) March 23, 2021
- Ben Lindbergh at The Ringer talks about the newest evolution in batting practice technology and how it could impact the sport.
- The Chinatrust Brothers are coming off a season in which there were no soft tissue injuries on the team. Joe Lemire explores how.
- The writing staff at MLB picks some dark horse candidates for the Cy Young in 2021.
- A major bummer for the Blue Jays.
Lots of bad #Bluejays news from Ross Atkins:— Mike Wilner (@Wilnerness) March 23, 2021
-Yates to have a "procedure" on elbow with UCL involvement, likely Tommy John
-Robbie Ray fell down the stairs, bruised his elbow, hopefully ready for start of season
-Springer has Grade II oblique strain, hopes to play opening day
- An update on Zac Gallen, and it’s not promising.
Zac Gallen has a "hairline stress fracture of his right lateral forearm at the radial end." He had a second opinion. He can keep playing catch to a lower stress level, per Torey Lovullo. No timeline yet.— Zach Buchanan (@ZHBuchanan) March 24, 2021
- The Twins have optioned top outfield prospect Alex Kirilloff, who will not begin the season with the big league club.