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Mariners Moose Tracks, 4/28/21: Yonder Alonso, Mike Tauchman, and Vlad Guerrero, Jr.

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Other teams had players score runs yesterday, believe it or not.

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Good morning everybody and happy Wednesday! Here’s to hoping the Mariners offense picks it back up today against the Astros. Until then, here’s what you need to know today.

In Mariners news...

  • Larry Stone at The Seattle Times gives his thoughts on what has been a weird start to the season for the Mariners.

Around the league...

  • Brendan Gawlowski at Fangraphs wrote about the terrible league-wide batting average we’re seeing so far this season.
  • Kyle Glaser at Baseball America reports that only players who aren’t on 40-man rosters will be allowed to participate in Olympic qualifiers for baseball.
  • What the heck?
  • Ben Clemens at Fangraphs broke down Jayce Tingler’s decision to intentionally walk not one, but two players in a row during one of the Padres’ latest games with the Dodgers.
  • Former Mariner Yonder Alonso has landed a new gig.
  • We’ve got another April trade! This one upset a lot of Yankees fans on my Twitter timeline.
  • Left-handed reliever Jerry Blevins announced his retirement from baseball.
  • Injuries just keep coming for fun players this year.
  • Vlad Guerrero, Jr. had a bonkers game last night in which he homered three times — including a grand slam off Max Scherzer — in a game that defined the amazing season he’s had so far.
  • Chet Gutwein at Fangraphs wonders if Keston Hiura can turn around what has been a putrid start to the 2021 season.