Minor League Profile of the Week: Tyler Goeddel
Tim Tebow Watch
Metric of the Week: WHIP
- On 4/5/17, Ron Kulpa ejected Don “Donnie Baseball” Mattingly of the Miami Marlins for arguing a no-call – where it appeared the Nationals pitcher hit the Marlins’ batter intentionally. The call could not be challenged. The Marlins went on to lose the game.
- On 4/6/17, David Rackley tossed Joc Pederson of the LA Dodgers for throwing equipment and arguing a strike call.
Other Up and Down Moves
- Baltimore designates RHP Joe Gunkel to for assignment to open a spot on the 40-man roster for RHP Miguel Castro. Baltimore also announced the minor league contract of RHP Edwin Jackson.
- Atlanta agrees to a minor league contract with veteran slugger Ryan Howard.
- LA Dodgers have recalled RHP Josh Fields to fill-in for LHP Rich Hill (DL-blister).
- LA Angels have recalled RHP Mike Morin to fill-in for RHP Garrett Richards (DL – biceps strain).
- Cleveland Indians resign LHP Tim Cooney to minor league deal, and place him on the minor league DL. (Flexor strain. 10 – 12 weeks out)
- Toronto Blue Jays got RHP Mike Bolsinger through waivers, and assign him to AAA Buffalo. Toronto also won Luke Maile on waivers from Devil Rays, and assign him to AAA Buffalo as well.
Baseball I’ll Watch This Week
- On 4/8/2017, I will make my first trip to Louisville Slugger Field, with my wife in tow, to see the Bats play. Expect a full game breakdown and thoughts on every player that takes the field. (Bats vs. Clippers)
- On 4/10/2017, the Cubs will open Wrigley Field, and hang the banner. This one is on my must see list. (Cubs vs. Dodgers.)