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Mariners Moose Tracks, 9/17/21: Justin Dunn, Shohei Ohtani, and Salvador Pérez

No, the Mariners’ big announcement yesterday was not that they’re calling up Julio.

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Good morning everyone! Let’s get to the latest on this Friday.

In Mariners news...

  • The Mariners officially announced that they will be hosting the All-Star Game in 2023.
  • This is...not good.

Around the league...

  • Craig Kimbrel made this kid’s day.
  • Mike Petriello dives into the profiles of six hitters who have re-written the narrative with a strong second half performance (including Abraham Toro).
  • Shohei Ohtani might be shut down (as a pitcher) for the rest of the season after feeling soreness while playing catch.
  • Eno Sarris at The Athletic investigated why local craft breweries aren’t a stronger force inside of Major League ballparks. ($)
  • These two squads might just play 161 games this season.
  • This is really, really sad.
  • With his 45th homer of the season yesterday, Salvador Pérez tied Johnny Bench’s record for the most home runs in a year by a catcher.

Anders’ picks...