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Mariners Moose Tracks, 6/30/21: Julio Rodríguez, Shohei Ohtani, and Kyle Schwarber

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I could have probably made these three players the headlines on any day this month.

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It’s Wednesday y’all! Let’s get to the links.

In Mariners news...

  • Heck yeah Julio!
  • Today might be a YouTube game, but getting Sarah Langs on the broadcast is a treat.

Around the league...

  • So...this guy is still good.
  • I see Nestor Cortés is still being quirky.
  • Despite being the hottest player in the month of June (aside from Ohtani, maybe), Kyle Schwarber has decided to sit out the Home Run Derby.
  • Trevor Bauer is facing an investigation from Major League Baseball following allegations from a woman who claims he assaulted her.
  • The Blue Jays made one of the earliest trades of the summer, acquiring outfielder Corey Dickerson and reliever Adam Cimber from the Marlins.
  • Robert O’Connell at Sports Illustrated penned a feature on Shohei Ohtani’s interpreter, whose job goes far beyond the typical description.
  • The Angels organization is facing a lawsuit regarding the death of Tyler Skaggs in 2019.
  • Ken Rosenthal at The Athletic tries to figure out whether the Cubs will be buyers or sellers this summer and tackles a number of other questions in his latest article. ($)
  • Eno’s got the numbers following the policing of foreign substances.
  • Another way to examine the change in the sport in the last few weeks:
  • Dan Altavilla is officially on the road to recovery. Best of luck to him!