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Mariners Moose Tracks, 6/24/21: Ty France, Mickey Jannis, and Garrett Richards

The knuckleball has made its triumphant return to the big leagues.

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Hello everyone and happy Thursday! Here’s what’s going on today.

In Mariners news...

  • Corey Brock at The Athletic dives into Ty France’s tendency to get hit by pitches at the plate. ($)

Around the league...

  • The knuckleball is back in Major League Baseball.
  • Jeff Passan at ESPN reports the latest developments on the upcoming CBA negotiations, in which he notes that a work stoppage isn’t as likely as most people think. ($)
  • Jonathan Mayo gives his candidates for who the next top prospect in baseball could be now that Wander Franco has been promoted.
  • Shohei Ohtani’s presence provides another first in Major League Baseball.
  • Garrett Richards is struggling to stay competitive without the use of foreign substances.