Hello everyone and welcome to Saturday! We’re getting the weekend started with some links.
In Mariners news...
- This...doesn’t sound like a general manager who is planning to spend money next offseason.
Jerry Dipoto on @710ESPNSeattle— Maura Dooley (@Maura_Dool) June 10, 2021
" Our hope is once we get to the all star break, we see a lineup on the field that is reflective of what we think our future championship clubs will look like."
Mentions Kelenic, White, Lewis, Fraley, Crawford, and Moore and Raleigh by name.
Around the league...
- We might be seeing Joe Beimel back in the big leagues in the near future.
Joe Beimel is making a comeback. The 44-year-old lefty has signed a minor-league deal with the Padres, sources tell The Athletic. He will join Double-A San Antonio. Beimel has been clocked up to the mid-90s lately.— Dennis Lin (@dennistlin) June 11, 2021
- The Rays continue their churn through bullpen arms.
The Rays have acquired RHP Matt Wisler and cash considerations from the Giants in exchange for Minor League lefty Michael Plassmeyer. Catcher Deivy Grullón was designated for assignment to make room for Wisler on the 40-man roster.— Adam Berry (@adamdberry) June 11, 2021
- J.A. Happ making an incredible play!
- Our thoughts are with the Hazen family at this time.
The Diamondbacks have announced Mike Hazen is taking a leave of absence. His wife, Nicole, is battling cancer. Assistant GM Amiel Sawdaye will oversee baseball operations with Hazen available to consult regularly, the team says.— Nick Piecoro (@nickpiecoro) June 11, 2021
- Tyler Ivey will miss the rest of the season with an elbow injury after previously hiding it from the team.
- Jacob deGrom threw six shutout innings yesterday against San Diego as his numbers continue to grow more insane.
Jacob deGrom has allowed four earned runs this season. He’s driven in five.— Steve Gelbs (@SteveGelbs) June 12, 2021
- Anthony Rizzo has admitted to being one of the Cubs players who has not received the COVID-19 vaccine.
- However, 22 out of 30 MLB clubs have now reached the 85% vaccination threshold required to loosen restrictions on players and staff during the season.
- Max Scherzer exited yesterday’s start for the Nats after throwing just 12 pitches due to an apparent injury.