Good morning everybody! Alright, here’s some links for you today.
In Mariners news...
- Exciting things happening in Arkansas!
Around the league...
- Things were supposed to improve for minor leaguers following the contraction of 40 teams. Evidently not.
(2/3) We’re told that members of the Baysox will receive ~$900 after taxes for their entire 2-week homestand and are on their own for housing beginning tomorrow at 11 AM. We’re told that some players simply cannot afford to spend roughly 80% of their paycheck on the team hotel.— Advocates for Minor Leaguers (@MiLBAdvocates) June 15, 2021
- Official sources such as Baseball-Reference have now included Negro Leagues players as a part of their MLB database, allowing fans to more accurately line up Negro Leagues statistics with today’s MLB players.
- The change also shifts a small distinction from one Mariner to another.
yes! we knew this day was coming eventually and are super excited about this announcement from @baseball_ref— Céspedes Family BBQ (@CespedesBBQ) June 15, 2021
that said, I just looked and...if we’re going by the new count (which is still imperfect but it’s what we have)...
Mr. 20K is now...
I’m not kidding...
Dustin Ackley https://t.co/nOQzGLjFVZ
- Tyler Glasnow has a partially torn UCL, which he will hope to rehab rather than get Tommy John surgery. The right-hander is blaming MLB’s crackdown on foreign substances for his injury.
- Eno Sarris at The Athletic wonders if we’re already seeing the effects of MLB’s crackdown on a larger scale. ($)
- The longest-reigning manager in baseball will continue to stay in his role through 2022.
The #Athletics have exercised Bob Melvin's contract option for the 2022 season.— Matt Kawahara (@matthewkawahara) June 15, 2021
- Max Scherzer is hitting the injured list.
Max Scherzer goes on the injured list with groin inflammation— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) June 15, 2021
- Linda Surovich at Amazin’ Avenue wrote about Edwin Díaz’s rejuvenation in 2021.
- The White Sox’s unique young second baseman will miss the rest of the season.
White Sox 2B Nick Madrigal underwent surgery today to repair the proximal tendon tears in his right hamstring. Madrigal will miss the remainder of the 2021 season but is expected to be without restrictions by spring 2022 per the club.— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) June 15, 2021