Happy Jarred Kelenic and Logan Gilbert Day everyone! Alright, alright, here’s the links for today.
In Mariners news...
- The Mariners are doing their part to encourage people to get vaccinated.
The Mariners are giving out rewards at random to fans who can show that they are fully vaccinated:— Daniel Kramer (@DKramer_) May 12, 2021
• T-Mobile 5G devices with one year of service
• Alaska Airlines roundtrip travel for 2
• Xbox video game consoles
• Costco gift cards
• Nordstrom $500 gift cards
- David Laurila at Fangraphs profiles M’s left-handed prospect Adam Macko.
Around the league...
- This is awesome, and I hope other teams follow suit soon!
The Houston Astros are providing furnished apartments to minor-league players across all levels this season.— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) May 12, 2021
The setup is believed to be unprecedented among the 30 big-league clubs. pic.twitter.com/L0MqMAcmeg
- Kelsey McKinney at Defector celebrates the weirdness of Mets folk hero Patrick Mazeika.
- Taijuan Walker trying to single-handedly make the case for the universal DH,
You've seen battles in the box, but this was an all-out war. pic.twitter.com/Gnh58l7mju— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) May 12, 2021
- If you’re a gamer, it’s time to grind to get that Kelenic card.
- The former Mariner continues to sport the pink cleats.
Austin Adams is out here still wearing his Mother's Day cleats. And I'm HERE for it. pic.twitter.com/xuoJDBYKhx— Michael Clair (@michaelsclair) May 13, 2021
- Sarah Langs at MLB looks into the history of top 100 prospects debuting on the same day as teammates.
- In another brutal chapter for young Braves right-hander Mike Soroka, the pitcher is set to undergo surgery on his right Achillies.
- A bunch of pitchers are on track to hit 3,000 career strikeouts right now, writes Jay Jaffe at Fangraphs.
- The Seattle Kraken made center Luke Henman the first officially signed player in franchise history.
- Meanwhile, the Seattle Reign are set to add another superstar to the squad.
OL Reign aren't done adding major pieces: multiple sources tell @EqualizerSoccer (me & @TheDanLauletta) that Rose Lavelle will join the Reign this summer after a season with Manchester City. The Reign acquired Lavelle's NWSL rights in a trade with the Washington Spirit last year.— Jeff Kassouf (@JeffKassouf) May 12, 2021