Quick Hits: Indians, Iannetta, Mariners

The Tigers extended their winning streak to ten games tonight with a 14-4 victory over the White Sox. Here's the latest from around MLB…

  • Deadline deals played a significant role in this year's AL Central race, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer writes. The Tigers and Indians were both aggressive on the trade market in July and August, as our Transaction Tracker shows.
  • Chris Iannetta told Thomas Harding of MLB.com that he hopes to remain with the Rockies, though he has lost playing time to rookie backstop Wilin Rosario in recent weeks.
  • The Mariners announced that they promoted Roger Hansen, who is now a special assistant to GM Jack Zduriencik. The 50-year-old Hansen spent 18 years working for the Mariners in player development, most recently as the organization's minor league catching coordinator.
  • As Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal shows, Jose Reyes of the Mets has raised his on-base percentage to .375 with a counter-intuitive method.

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3 Comments on "Quick Hits: Indians, Iannetta, Mariners"

3 years 11 months ago

Given the state of the Rockies currently, he hasn’t so much “lost” playing time as he’s stepped aside to let a kid audition, I guess.

3 years 11 months ago

So basically, Reyes became like Juan Pierre in that he has to have a high BA in order to have a high OBP. I see no problem with that being sustainable.


3 years 11 months ago

Psssh throw the ball outta the strike zone till he adjusts. Wasn’t the dude hitting 355 like a month ago?