Good morning everyone and happy Friday! Let’s get to the latest from around baseball.
In Mariners news...
- We’ve got some video of Julio Rodríguez’s home run from last night. Julio also hit a double in Everett’s 15-1 win over the Tri-City Dust Devils.
Mariners didn’t get no-hit, no one got hurt, and Julio did this ⬇️— Jordan Shusterman (@j_shusterman_) May 14, 2021
how bad could the day really be?
- Check out the Baseball Prospectus write-ups on Jarred Kelenic (link) and Logan Gilbert (link) prior to their debuts. ($)
- Brendan Gawlowski at Fangraphs also gave his thoughts on the dual call-up.
- Some updates on a couple of M’s arms.
Dipoto said expectation for Marco Gonzales is he's a week from getting on a mound.— Corey Brock (@CoreyBrockMLB) May 13, 2021
Also, Andres Munoz, who had a setback this spring, restarting his throwing progression.
Maybe we see him August/September.
- Very surprising but not unwelcome news from the farm.
Dipoto said that more than 90 percent of the minor league system is vaccinated.— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) May 13, 2021
- The Mariners continue to bolster the depth in Tacoma. Herb was a 29th round pick by the M’s in 2014.
#Mariners have signed the following players to minor league contracts:— MiLB-Transactions (@tombaseball29) May 13, 2021
RHP Tyler Herb
LHP David Huff
3B Eric Campbell
Around the league...
- Albert Pujols is officially a free agent.
Albert Pujols has cleared waivers, a source tells @TheAthletic. Free to sign with any club, with the Angels obligated to pay the rest of his $30M salary, minus the pro-rated portion of the league minimum.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) May 13, 2021
- Jean Segura tries to get creative fielding this grounder.
- Nellie continues to be weird, too.