Links goin’ up on a Wednesday.
Good morning folks and happy Wednesday! Here’s the latest from around baseball.
In Mariners news…
- Both of these pairs of shoes are rad.
A special bond and a special day.
— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) April 6, 2021
- Both James Paxton and Jake Fraley are scheduled to undergo MRIs this morning.
Around the league…
- The Blue Jays signed GM Ross Atkins to a five-year contract extension.
- In her first piece at Fangraphs, Ashley MacLennan discussed the strange nature of being a Toronto fan while the team plays away from home.
- This is awesome to see.
#Brewers have been vaccinated as team and staff with the cooperation of Milwaukee Dept. of Health. And they are putting out a PSA to endorse being vaccinated. Good way to lead as a ballclub in the community.
— Tom (@Haudricourt) April 5, 2021
- This is a pretty neat incentive to get people vaccinated, too.
Vaccine incentive for @MLB fans: @Reds announce availability of “$10 tickets to fans who show COVID-19 Vaccination Card at the Great American Ball Park ticket windows with at least one shot completed.” Offer applies for Monday through Thursday games in April and May. @MLBNetwork
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) April 6, 2021
- Whoa, here’s a throwback name for you!
— The Canadian Baseball Network (@CDNBaseballNet) April 6, 2021
— USA Baseball (@USABaseball) April 6, 2021
- The Braves made a super early trade, acquiring infielder Orlando Arcia from the Brewers for a pair of prospects.
- They weren’t the only ones to make a trade in the first week of the season; the Rangers sent Rougned Odor to the Yankees for two minor league outfielders.
- We may see Fernando Tatis, Jr. back on the field pretty soon.
Fernando Tatis Jr. has some slight labral tearing, which is consistent with a subluxation injury, A.J. Preller said. “Overall, the exam today was pretty uneventful.” Tatis will go on the IL. Preller said the Padres will go the rest-and-rehab route and aim for a return in 10 days.
— Dennis Lin (@dennistlin) April 6, 2021
- The lower minors are crazy.
Lucas Giolito and José Marmolejos were teammates on the 2013 GCL Nationals who went 49-9 (!!!), good for the second-highest winning percentage (.845) of any MiLB team ever
— Céspedes Family BBQ (@CespedesBBQ) April 7, 2021
- In case you missed it, Major League Baseball officially announced it would be holding the 2021 All-Star Game in Denver.