Daily Baseball Update - 7/6/2021
In baseball: Sixto Sanchez is done for the year, Ohtani will bat AND pitch in the ASG, & more.
It’s July 6th, 2021 and here’s everything going on in the world of baseball.
The Most Important Thing(s)
An MRI revealed a small tear in the posterior capsule of Marlins RHP Sixto Sanchez and he will be done for the year.
Jordan McPherson @J_McPherson1126BREAKING: Sixto Sanchez is undergoing season-ending surgery, per the #Marlins MRI revealed small tear in posterior capsule of right shoulder.
Ben Gamel, Pirates: 3-5, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 3 R
Wily Peralta, Tigers: 7 IP 6 K, 0 BB, 3 H, 0 ER
Kwang Hyun Kim, Cardinals: 7 IP, 2 K, 2 BB, 3 H, 0 ER
Max Kepler, Twins: 2-3, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 3 R, BB
Franmil Reyes, Indians: 3-5, HR, 5 RBI, SB
Astros moves: Activated OF Yordan Alvarez from the paternity list and C Martin Maldonado from the bereavement list. Sent RHP Francis Martes outright to Sugar Land (Triple-A). Optioned RHPs Ralph Garza, Jr. and Peter Solomon and C Garrett Stubbs to Sugar Land.
Diamondbacks moves: Designated LHP Ryan Buchter for assignment. Claimed RHP Jordan Weem off waivers from Oakland Athletics. Sent LHP Madison Baumgarner to Arizona Complex League on a rehab assignment.
Mets moves: Optioned RHP Nick Tropeano to Syracuse (Triple-A).
Orioles moves: Sent RHP Konner Wade outright to Norfolk (Triple-A).
Red Sox moves: Reinstated INF Christian Arroyo from the 10-day IL. Optioned INF/OF Michael Chavis to Worcester (Triple-A). Reinstated RHP Eduard Bazardo from the minor-league IL, recalled him from Worcester, and placed him on the 60-day IL.
Reds moves: Sent RHP Michael Lorenzen to Louisville (Triple-A) on a rehab assignment.
Twins moves: Agreed to terms with RHP Breckin Williams on a minor-league contract.
Yankees moves: Optioned SS Tyler Wade to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Triple-A).
Angels RHP/DH Shohei Ohtani will both hit and pitch in the All-Star game, becoming the first player in baseball history to do so.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts does not expect RHP Trevor Bauer back with the team after his seven-day paid administrative leave ends on Friday. Bauer was placed on the leave by MLB last Friday amid sexual assault allegations.
Former Dodger Dave Stewart is skipping the team’s 1981 World Series reunion as a protest to the way the team has handled the Bauer allegations.
Tigers OF Daz Cameron crashed into the outfield wall while shagging fly balls before last night’s game and was scratched from the lineup with a sprained toe.
Posts With Your Toast
Twins C Mitch Garver is nearing his return, but “being smart about” not rushing it, writes Dan Hayes.
The White Sox are awaiting news on Yasmani Grandal’s injury and looking at potential backup catching plans, says Vinnie Duber.
Mike Axisa explains why Gerrit Cole and Aroldis Chapman are struggling.
Matt Snyder examines All-Star game snubs.
FanGraphs has an updated MLB mock draft, with California high-school SS Marcelo Mayer going #1.
Random Baseball Rewind
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