Astros Place Justin Verlander On Injured List, Select Brandon Bielak

Astros Place Justin Verlander On Injured List, Select Brandon Bielak The Astros have placed Justin Verlander on 10-day injured list due to a forearm strain and selected the contract of right-hander Brandon Bielak, MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart tweets. Houston has also optioned infielder Taylor Jones to alternate camp and recalled right-hander Nivaldo Rodriguez. Verlander yesterday publicly…

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Nationals Sign Josh Harrison

Nationals Sign Josh Harrison 12:57pm: The Nationals have announced the signing. Harrison will be in uniform for tonight’s game. Catcher Raudy Read was optioned to alternate camp to make space on the 30-man roster. July 27, 10:15am: Harrison has passed his physical and Covid-19 tests, Heyman tweets. A formal announcement should be made by the…

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MLB’s first coronavirus-era ejection featured mask slip-ups and fake crowd noise

MLB’s first coronavirus-era ejection featured mask slip-ups and fake crowd noise The Pirates couldn’t even get their money’s worth. Derek Holland became the first ejection of the baseball-in-a-pandemic era, getting tossed Sunday for arguing balls and strikes while sitting in the stands. Then Pirates manager Derek Shelton went to back him up, except he and…

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Marlins Claim Justin Shafer From Reds

Marlins Claim Justin Shafer From Reds The Marlins have claimed right-handed reliever Justin Shafer off waivers from the Reds, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports (via Twitter). Cincinnati had designated him for assignment last week. It’s surely an odd time for Shafer to learn that he’s on his way to the Marlins organization. Miami has…

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