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Mariners Moose Tracks, 7/9/21: Justus Sheffield, Daniel Camarena, and Eloy Jiménez

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Some Friday links.

MLB: Washington Nationals at San Diego Padres Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning everybody and happy Friday! Here’s what’s going on in baseball today.

In Mariners news...

Around the league...

  • Daniel Camarena became the first relief pitcher to hit a grand slam since 1985 and only the second pitcher ever to have his first career hit be a homer.
  • You have to love this.
  • This could create a spot for J.P.
  • It looks like Eloy Jiménez could be back sooner than expected.
  • J.J. Cooper at Baseball America warns that once amateur pitchers join organizations following the draft, many of them are likely to see velocity and spin rate declines.
  • As expected, Trevor Bauer has not been reinstated from administrative leave.
  • Craig Goldstein at Baseball Prospectus previews the American League side of the Futures Game. ($)
  • Julio Rodríguez will in fact take part in the Olympics with the Dominican Republic.

Anders’ picks...

  • Congratulations to Zaila!
  • The staff at ProPublica wrote about the billionaire owners who use sports teams as a way to avoid paying taxes.