Closer Updates: Athletics, D-Backs, Royals

Closer Updates: Athletics, D-Backs, Royals Let’s check in on a few ninth-inning situations from around the game … The Athletics are engineering a change in their closer situation, per Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle (via Twitter). Just-minted All-Star Liam Hendriks is going to be relied upon to secure final-inning leads for the foreseeable future, she…

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MLB suspends Phillies’ Odubel Herrera for the rest of season

MLB suspends Phillies’ Odubel Herrera for the rest of season Phillies outfielder Odúbel Herrera accepted a suspension for the rest of the season under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. The commissioner’s office announced his decision Friday, two days after domestic assault charges against Herrera in Atlantic City, New Jersey, were dismissed. He had been…

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Three Bulls toss seven-inning no-hitter

Three Bulls toss seven-inning no-hitter Two-way threat Jake Cronenworth struck out two in the first and combined with Luis Santos and Cole Sulser on a seven-inning no-hitter as Triple-A Durham beat Gwinnett, 5-0, in the opener of Friday’s doubleheader. Source: https://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20190705&content_id=308787248&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb&sid=milb

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Astros’ Martin has Tommy John surgery

Astros’ Martin has Tommy John surgery Astros No. 4 prospect Corbin Martin — who spent most of the season with Triple-A Round Rock, likely will be sidelined a year after undergoing Tommy John surgery, the club announced on Friday. Source: https://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20190705&content_id=308786624&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb&sid=milb

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Odubel Herrera Suspended For Remainder Of Season

Odubel Herrera Suspended For Remainder Of Season Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera will be suspended for the remainder of the season, the league has announced on the heels of a report from Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia (via Twitter). Commissioner Rob Manfred determined that Herrera violated the MLB-MLBPA joint domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse policy.…

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