Minor MLB Transactions: 6/18/19

Minor MLB Transactions: 6/18/19 The latest minor moves from around baseball… The Rangers have released infielder Chase d’Arnaud, according to the Pacific Coast League’s transactions page. Despite playing in the hitter-friendly PCL this season, the 32-year-old d’Arnaud posted a horrid .164/.275/.316 line (47 wRC+) in 178 plate appearances with the Rangers’ Triple-A club before his…

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MLB calls umpire union statement about Manny Machado discipline “inappropriate” – HardballTalk

MLB calls umpire union statement about Manny Machado discipline “inappropriate” – HardballTalk “Manny Machado was suspended by MLB Chief Baseball Officer Joe Torre, who considered all the facts and circumstances of Machado’s conduct, including precedent, in determining the appropriate level of discipline.  Mr. Machado is appealing his suspension and we do not believe it is…

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Alex Cora: ‘Vibe is different’ with Boston Red Sox. ‘You come to the ballpark every day now and it feels like last year’ – masslive.com

Alex Cora: ‘Vibe is different’ with Boston Red Sox. ‘You come to the ballpark every day now and it feels like last year’ – masslive.com “The vibe is different,” Cora said at Target Field before the Red Sox-Twins game Tuesday. “I can tell you that right now. There’s not much searching. And you feel it.…

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Padres Designate Kazuhisa Makita

Padres Designate Kazuhisa Makita The Padres announced that they’ve designated right-handed reliever Kazuhisa Makita for assignment. His roster spot will go to lefty Logan Allen, whom the Padres have officially selected from Triple-A El Paso. Makita lasted just one day on the Padres’ roster, as they selected him from Double-A Amarillo on Monday. Makita didn’t…

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M.L.B. and Players’ Union Set to Begin Early Labor Talks – The New York Times

M.L.B. and Players’ Union Set to Begin Early Labor Talks – The New York Times “What you see going on here is really a distribution issue, how the players want salary distributed. How salary is distributed among our teams is an issue that systems can be designed to address.” Source: http://www.baseballthinkfactory.org/newsstand/discussion/mlb_and_players_union_set_to_begin_early_labor_talks_the_new_york_times

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