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Mariners Moose Tracks, 5/12/21: Julio Rodríguez, Jordan Zimmerman, and Gunnar Hoglund

Happy Wednesday!

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Good morning everybody! We’ve got just one more day until Jarred Kelenic Day. Let’s hope the M’s are able to steal one from the Dodgers today. Until then, here’s the latest from around baseball.

In Mariners news...

  • In advance of Kelenic’s upcoming MLB debut, Corey Brock at The Athletic recaps the outfielder’s journey to the big leagues. ($)
  • Julio Rodríguez had a great day at the dish yesterday, going 3-for-4 and falling a triple shy of the cycle. Here’s video of his double.

Around the league...

  • This is pretty disappointing.
  • Congrats to Drew! What a moment for him.
  • What a journey for this man.
  • Former Nationals and Tigers right-hander Jordan Zimmerman has decided to retire.
  • Ken Rosenthal at The Athletic discussed how the rising league-wide pitching velocities coupled with declining league-wide command is leading to more impactful hit-by-pitch injuries. ($)
  • Meanwhile, Rob Arthur at Baseball Prospectus says hitters are to blame for the rise in hit-by-pitches. ($)
  • One of the top draft prospects will require TJ.
  • It would be great to see Albert Pujols one last time on the international stage.
  • Jeff Passan reports that the Oakland A’s are going to start looking at relocating. It’s hard not to feel bad for fans in the bay area right now.
  • Whoa, this is surprising.
  • Five Yankees coaches tested positive for COVID-19. The Yankees decided to play their game on Tuesday regardless.
  • The Yanks might not be the only ones dealing with a small outbreak.