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Mariners Moose Tracks, 6/15/21: Nelson Cruz, Yacksel Rios, and Shane Bieber

The M’s roster churn continues.

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Happy Tuesday folks! Here’s what’s going on in baseball.

In Mariners news...

  • Nelson Cruz caught up with some old friends before yesterday’s game.
  • Oh boy, I wonder if this means more than meets the eye.
  • Brandon Gustafson at My Northwest wrote about the patience level that fans have for this current M’s rebuild.
  • Another new friend gone too soon.

Around the league...

  • We have some more details on Major League Baseball’s plan to police foreign substances: players caught will initially face a 10-day suspension with full pay.
  • A guy claiming to be one of the main points of initial contact for pitchers looking for access to foreign substances spoke out about his involvement in the scandal.
  • Eric Longenhagen and Kevin Goldstein at Fangraphs provide their latest 2021 MLB mock draft with just a month to go until the real thing.
  • Aaron Gleeman at The Athletic says the Twins need to face the fact that they’re a seller this summer. ($)
  • Shane Bieber has hit the injured list with a right shoulder strain.
  • That’s...strange.
  • We’ve got a Mike Trout update.
  • Ben Clemens at Frangraphs lists the worst bunt attempts of the season so far.
  • Devan Fink at Fangraphs argues that hitters should simply not swing against Jacob deGrom right now.