Daily Baseball Update - 6/14/2021
In baseball yesterday: Blue Jays and Astros win big, MLB to release a memo on the sticky substance issue, & more.
It’s June 14th, 2021 and here’s everything that happened in the world of baseball yesterday.
The Most Important Thing
Major League Baseball seems serious now about finally addressing the doctored baseball issue. From Buster Olney’s report:
Major League Baseball is putting the final touches on a memo that will detail the sport's rule against foreign substances with the expectation, sources say, that the document will be forwarded to teams sometime in the next few days and presented to coaching staffs and players.
Carlos Rodon, White Sox: 7 IP, 9 K, 2 BB, 1 H, 1 ER
Zach Davies, Cubs: 6.2 IP, 6 K, 2 BB, 2 H, 0 ER
Matt Olson, A’s: 2-4, 2 HR
Bo Bichette, Blue Jays: 4-5, HR, 5 R, 3 RBI, SB, BB
Teoscar Hernández, Blue Jays: 3-4, 2 HR, 6 RBI
Robbie Ray, Blue Jays: 6 IP, 10 K, 3 BB, 4 H, 3 ER
Kyle Schwarber, Nationals: 2-4, 2 HR, 4 RBI, BB
Joe Ross, Nationals: 8 IP, 9 K, 0 BB, 5 H, 0 ER
Angels moves: Claimed INF Jack Mayfield off waivers from Seattle.
Dodgers moves: Claimed 2B Jack Mayfield off waivers from Seattle.
Giants moves: Optioned LHP Caleb Baragar to Sacramento (Triple-A).
Marlins moves: Designated RHP Preston Guilmet for assignment. Reinstated LHP Trevor Rogers from the 10-day IL. Sent SS Miguel Rojas to Jacksonville (Triple-A) for a rehab assignment. Acquired C/1B Lorenzo Quintana from Houston in exchange for cash considerations.
Nationals moves: Optioned RHP Andres Machado to Rochester (Triple-A).
Tigers moves: Optioned RHP Beau Burrows to Toledo (Triple-A). Selected the contract of RHP Buck Farmer from Toledo. Sent RHP Erasmo Ramirez to Lakeland (Low-A) on a rehab assignment. Sent C Grayson Greiner to Toledo on a rehab assignment.
Yankees moves: Sent 1B Luke Voit to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Triple-A) on a rehab assignment.
Posts With Your Toast
The Mets title dreams are still real after dodging a bullet with Jacob deGrom’s injury, says Steve Serby.
Randy Holt examines Yasmani Grandal’s weird season.
Evan Desai says Shohei Ohtani is continuing to excel as a hitter and a pitcher.
Random Baseball Rewind
Arizona Diamondbacks unveil gold City Connect jersey, referencing Sonoran Desert, Hispanic culture.
Phillie Phanatic trolls Yankees with helmet smash; displeases Giancarlo Stanton.
AL's first Black 20-game winner, 'Black Aces' author Jim 'Mudcat' Grant dies.
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