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Mariners Moose Tracks, 6/21/21: Shed Long, Jr., Joey Votto, and Wander Franco

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Some links on a Mariners-free Monday.

MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates at Tampa Bay Rays Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning everybody and happy Monday! I know the first work day after a holiday can be a tough one, so let’s help you get through it with some links.

In Mariners news...

  • Shed Long made history in yesterday’s Mariners win.

Around the league...

  • Some wholesome content for your morning.
  • Sound the klaxons, folks! The Mariners forced the Rays’ hand on this, surely.
  • Former beat reporter Kat O’Brien broke her silence on the assault she suffered at the hands of an MLB player (TW: sexual assault). Her harrowing story adds to the countless number of victims within an industry that desperately needs to address its broken power structures in a meaningful way.
  • The Blue Jays agreed to a deal with 38-year-old reliever John Axford, who hasn’t pitched in the big leagues since 2018.