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Mariners Moose Tracks, 8/29/22: Adam Wainwright, Corbin Carroll, and Justin Verlander

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Good morning all! An exciting shutout win to take the Cleveland Guardians series 3-1 brings us to an off day as the team heads to the Midwest for two games against the Detroit Tigers. Catch up on the happenings of the baseball world:

In Mariners news...

  • Outstanding heads-up play by Tacoma Rainiers’ second baseman Mason McCoy to assist in the team’s series win against the Salt Lake Bees.

Around the league...

  • Huge news last night coming from the MLBPA as they take a huge step forward to unionize the minor leagues, sending authorization cards that each player can sign for union representation.
  • Chicago Cubs pitchers Adrian Sampson and Justin Steele have been placed on the restricted list and will miss the team’s upcoming series in Toronto due to their vaccination status.
  • Top prospect (and Seattle native!) Corbin Carroll will make his long-awaited debut for the Arizona Diamondbacks tonight as the team has announced that he’ll be called up to begin the series against the Philadelphia Phillies. Carroll attended Lakeside High School in North Seattle, a team in my high school’s division that our baseball team always dreaded playing because of talent like Carroll. I watched many games that he played on our field, with home run after home run blasted over the fence. I’m excited to see him get his chance in the big leagues!
  • Justin Verlander was forced to exit the Houston Astros’ game early yesterday afternoon, after throwing three innings and 60 pitches, due to right calf discomfort.
  • The Boston Red Sox have DFA’d righty reliever Hirokazu Sawamura and LHP Austin Davis as they continue to shuffle their bullpen. Pitchers Zack Kelly and Kaleb Ort have been called up in corresponding moves to occupy the open roster spots.

Becca’s picks...

  • The Seattle Storm took game one of the WNBA conference semis in exciting fashion as they beat the top-seeded Las Vegas Aces 76-73. These teams are playing must-watch basketball, make sure you don’t miss game two on Wednesday, August 31st.