Yesterday the Mariners played what was, in my opinion, the worst game of the season to date, and exhausted my patience to the point where I had to punt today’s recap, usually my purview, to Isabelle. Be nice to her in the comments, or else. Meanwhile, here are some refreshingly non-Mariners news items to think about:
In Mariners news:
Nope! Nothing to see here. Move along.
Around the League:
- In former Mariners news: Vidal Nuño has a new job.
#Dodgers signed veteran left-handed pitcher Vidal Nuño and he is now with @okc_dodgers.— Alex Freedman (@azfreedman) June 12, 2021
Has 155 career ML appearances with four different teams and had been pitching in Mexico this season.
Was in the org. during 2016-17 offseason, but traded before appearing in a game.
- Also in former Mariners news: Tim Lopes has been recalled by the Brewers after OF Tyrone Taylor was placed on the IL with a shoulder strain. Also in Brewers news, they have acquired former Mariner Hunter Strickland from Anaheim for cash.
- Bad news for the Yankees, who were hoping to get Luis Severino back in early July; yesterday he left his rehab start in Brooklyn with an apparent groin injury.
- Max Muncy is headed to the IL for the Dodgers; INF Andy Burns has been recalled, while Dennis Santana, an interesting pitcher (eyes emoji) has been DFA’d.
- RIP to Mudcat Grant, considered by many as the original member of the Black Aces, as he was the first MLB-recognized winner of 20 games in the AL.
The entire Minnesota Twins organization is saddened by the death of former pitcher Jim “Mudcat” Grant, who passed away at the age of 85. RIP Mudcat. pic.twitter.com/C5I9Bap9Yo— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) June 12, 2021
In bird news, I have been complaining about the noisy Steller’s Jays in my yard (NOT blue jays, take note), but those tiny blue pests have nothing on these showstopping shoebills: