Mike Trout not only heads to the disabled list for the first time ever but also needs surgery on the torn ligament in his thumb. Expect him to be out for the next six to eight weeks. The Angels are in deep trouble without Trout, kinda like your Fantasy Baseball team if you own Trout.
Taijuan Walker will throw in a simulated game today and then have one more before he can rejoin the team, but I don’t get the point since he hit the disabled list for a blister and the last thing a guy should do is pitch with a healing blister.
Pablo Sandoval is considered fully healthy but stuck on a rehab assignment at Triple-A until further notice. The Sox want to “see where he is at” after he plays all nine innings in couple more games. They probably just didn’t want him in the lineup as they face three lefties this week.
Did you even have time to activate Gregory Polanco from his last injury? Good, because he had to be carted off the field with a sprained ankle last night.
Stewart said he hurt left upper calf-hamstring area, should be ok. I’ve heard Polanco has sprained ankle, will miss a couple of games.
— Rob Biertempfel (@BiertempfelTrib) May 29, 2017
The Mariners have made more than 80 player moves, including the use of 12 starting pitchers.
The Dodgers have won their last nine of eleven and 18 of 26 in May. They trail the Rockies by a half game in the National League West after scoring 149 runs this month. Dodgers relievers have allowed only six hits over 19 2/3 during their current five game winning streak.
The Dodgers have sent 21 players to the DL so far this season, including six starting pitchers.
Reds starting pitchers couldn’t make it through three innings seven times in 50 games. Today the Reds throw out their tenth starter. (They have nothing on the Mariners though.)
The Reds top prospect is already on the 40-man roster. Starting pitcher Luis Castillo is 1-3 with a 3.11 ERA in 10 starts for Double-A Pensacola.
The Rockies rookie starting pitchers are the first in 80 years to get 12 combined wins in one month, and the fact that they pitch half the time at the biggest band box in the majors, makes it even better.
A’s hitters have double digit strikeouts in half of their games this season. They also lead the majors with 51 errors in 50 games.
An Orioles starting pitcher finally got a win last night after 17 straight games. They started May winning six of their first seven games, and are 4-13 since. Dylan Bundy has three of the six total wins by Orioles starters this month.
White Sox pitchers rank third in the American League with a 3.67 ERA, 54 points better than the league average, 4.21. Their bullpen ranks second in the A.L. with a 2.48 ERA
The Cubs are only trailing by 1.5 games in their division. Lucky for them.
Cody Bellinger hit his ninth home run in May, which ties him for the most home runs by any Dodgers rookie in their first month. The Dodgers have the best record in baseball since calling him up, 23-9.
Sandy Alderson said Robert Gsellman will head to the bullpen when Steven Matz and Seth Lugo return after one more rehab. This was right before he became the fourth consecutive Mets starter to complete at least six innings.
The Mets will talk less often and with much less specificity about their injuries.Alderson on May 25
I couldn’t makes this stuff up
Jameson Taillon felt good after making his first minor league rehab start since undergoing surgery due to testicular cancer. He will have his next bullpen session Tuesday
Devon Travis leads the majors with 18th doubles. He also leads the league with 19 extra base hits in May
Kyle Schwarber was taken out of the leadoff spot and he is still not hitting. He is 2 for 20 with eight strikeouts since the move.
Wilmer Flores is hitting .393 with 11 RBI and a .909 OPS in 60 at bats in May. He is even getting at bats against lefties
Only one out of the 121 pitchers with more than 40 innings ranks within the top ten in velocity, Michael Fulmer.
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