Howie Kendrick Is Killing The Ball

Howie Kendrick Is Killing The Ball Howie Kendrick has been a quality major leaguer throughout most of his career, which began in 2006. Kendrick’s a lifetime .292/.335/.427 hitter with a 108 wRC+ and 29.9 fWAR in a combined 6,129 plate appearances with the Angels, Dodgers, Phillies and Nationals. But now, a month from his 36th…

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Minor MLB Transactions: 6/11/19

Minor MLB Transactions: 6/11/19 Here are Tuesday’s minor moves from around the league… The Angels announced that catcher Dustin Garneau has cleared waivers and been assigned outright to Triple-A Salt Lake following last week’s DFA. The 31-year-old Garneau appeared in seven games with the Halos and posted a solid .250/.455/.313 line in 22 plate appearances…

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Reds, Nick Lodolo Agree To Terms

Reds, Nick Lodolo Agree To Terms The Reds have agreed to terms with first-rounder Nick Lodolo, per Jim Callis of MLB.com (Twitter link). He’ll receive the full $5,432,200 that accompanies his No. 7 overall slot. Lodolo is a 6’6″, 202-pound lefty out of Texas Christian University who was a consensus Top 10 prospect headed into…

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Gary Sánchez’s Offensive Surge Can’t Mask a New Woe Behind the Plate

Gary Sánchez’s Offensive Surge Can’t Mask a New Woe Behind the Plate Article summary: The Yankees catcher is on pace to break the position’s long-standing home run record, but his drop-off in pitch framing is costing New York almost as much as his bat can make up Source: http://www.baseballthinkfactory.org/newsstand/discussion/gary_sanchezs_offensive_surge_cant_mask_a_new_woe_behind_the_plate

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Marlins To Promote Jordan Yamamoto

Marlins To Promote Jordan Yamamoto The Marlins will promote right-handed pitching prospect Jordan Yamamoto to make his Major League debut tomorrow, Yamamoto himself confirmed to FishStripes.com’s Ely Sussman (Twitter link). He’s already on the 40-man roster, so the team will only need to make a 25-man roster move to accommodate his arrival. Yamamoto, 23, is…

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Cardinals Sign First-Rounder Zack Thompson

Cardinals Sign First-Rounder Zack Thompson The Cardinals announced Tuesday that they’ve signed first-rounder Zack Thompson. The Athletic’s Mark Saxon reported minutes prior to the announcement that Thompson had agreed to terms and would receive a $3MM signing bonus, which checks in $359K south of his No. 19 overall slot value (Twitter link). A left-handed pitcher…

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Phillies Move Jerad Eickhoff To Bullpen

Phillies Move Jerad Eickhoff To Bullpen The Phillies have moved right-hander Jerad Eickhoff from the starting rotation to the bullpen, manager Gabe Kapler told reporters Tuesday (Twitter link via Matt Breen of Philly.com). The Phils have not yet determined who’ll start in his place, but Kapler ruled out top prospect Adonis Medina as an option,…

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