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Mariners Moose Tracks, 4/30/21: Shane McClanahan, Wade LeBlanc, and Corbin Burnes

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Hard to believe that we’re a full month into the regular season.

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Good morning everyone! The Mariners kick off a series with the much-hated Angels today. Let’s get you caught up on the latest baseball happenings.

In Mariners news...

Around the league...

  • The Rays continue to be Weird.
  • Up-the-middle base hits are on the decline, reports Devan Fink of Fangraphs.
  • Bring him home?
  • Eno Sarris at The Athletic tries to predict what would happen if Major League Baseball really did move the mound back. ($)
  • Corbin Burnes has hit the injured list with an undisclosed issue, which understandably has fans concerned given the Brewers’ ace’s breakout April.
  • In sorta-baseball news.
  • Some teams are beginning to announce their minor league prospects’ assignments, and it looks like top prospect Wander Franco will kick things off in Triple-A for the Rays.