In Mariners News...
- Kyle Lewis is slowly returning to baseball activities this week as he starts working in the batting cage and weight room. Lewis opened the season with a knee injury, and is expected to return in 2-3 weeks, but the team is taking it slow in bringing him back.
Around The League...
- Because of course he did.
Good baseball karma?— ESPN (@espn) April 5, 2021
Nelson Cruz thought he hit a grand slam that was ruled a foul. The next pitch, he actually did hit a grand slam.
: ESPN pic.twitter.com/tcMUYWL6gH
- Although the Nationals were approved to open their season today against the Braves, they will be missing a large part of their team:
11 Nats are in quarantine — 4 Covid positive and 7 close contacts. So they will open the season shorthanded Tuesday vs. the Braves. Stars Scherzer, Strasburg and Soto are among the majority not in quarantine.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) April 5, 2021
- Cincinnati Reds OF Nick Castellanos has been fined and suspended for two games for instigating a bench-clearing incident in Sunday’s game vs the Cardinals.
- Staff Writer Matthew Roberson explores this week’s most exciting pitching matchups in his first (!!) FanGraphs article.
- Former Mariner Mike Montgomery has signed a minor league contract with the Yankees, hoping to rebound from an injury that limited his appearances last season.
- San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. was forced to exit yesterday’s game early after an apparent elbow injury following a strikeout.
- Congrats to Baylor on their first ever men’s basketball national championship!