The Yankees announced a pair of roster moves after today’s 7-3 loss to the Indians. For starters, they optioned Nick Nelson to their alternate site. The 25-year-old right-hander appeared in six games, once as an opener, giving up 10 earned runs in 8 1/3 innings. The demotion comes after a two-inning, three-earned-run outing in today’s ballgame. In addition, the Yankees activated third baseman Miguel Andujar from the injured list and optioned him to their alternate site. Andujar was beset by a bout of carpal tunnel syndrome in his right wrist. Slowed largely by injures, the 26-year-old has hit just .193/.219/.257 across 114 plate appearances since his breakout rookie season in 2018. Let’s stay on the East Coast, but move over to the Senior Circuit…
- The Mets activated right-hander Drew Smith from the injured list and optioned him to their alternate site, per Anthony DiComo of MLB.com (via Twitter). The 27-year-old has been spotty, but intriguing in small samples for the Mets. Though he made just eight appearances last year, he has logged 35 innings in 35 appearances with a 4.11 ERA/4.08 FIP going back through 2018. Injuries have been the bugaboo for Smith, who missed all of 2019 after undergoing Tommy John surgery. His shoulder has been the issue of late, though hopefully, with some time at the alternate site, Smith can prove his readiness and soon get back to a big league mound.
- Star shortstop Trea Turner was removed from today’s game after getting plunked in the arm. He has a contusion on his left forearm, but testing came back negative, per Jesse Doughtery of the Washington Post (via Twitter). Turner may miss a game, but it sounds as if the Nats expect him to be okay. That’s critical for the Nationals, as Turner has taken over as their 3-hole hitter with Juan Soto on the shelf. The speedy shortstop looks at home in the middle of the order with a 120 wRC+ and 1.0 bWAR produced through 75 plate appearances prior to today’s game.
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Thoughts and prayers for Turner’s speedy recovery.
A brutal day for the Braves so far at home against the Dbacks. One hit in seven innings in the first game, no hits in the first five innings of the nightcap. Outscored 12-0 on the day (it is currently 7-0 in Game 2). Tune in for the last couple innings to see if Bumgarner tosses a no-hitter that won’t be counted as an official no-hitter.
Wow , hope you saw Mad Bum and his no-no!
Bearded Texas Hulk
Andjuhar… really thought he would be a big star.
Beaten out by Ohtani for Rookie of the Year, Making Ohtani look like a combination Cal Ripken Jr./Iron Joe McGinnity with the injuries.
I still think he’ll have a really nice career. That type of bat will stick somewhere but not sure it’ll be New York.
Colorado would be a good landing spot. He can be included in a trade when the Yankees inevitably look for a starting pitcher at the deadline. Yankees get Marquez or Gray. The Rockies get Andujar as one of the players in a prospect package.
Andujar is a toss in to that deal; he is not the headline piece at all. Someone like Schmidt, Gil or Garcia would need to be included.
At this point yes. He hasn’t played in two years but I also think they Yankees won’t trade him for pennies either
Andujar is going to have to show something with the bat at AAA in order to be any more than a throw in for a trade. Gray would be my choice for a target. Marquez would be wonderful but it would take an overpay in prospects to get COL to pay enough salary to stay below the CBT and maintain the reset.
With what the Rockies got back for Arenado, I would not be shocked if Andujar is headlining a package for both of them and Story.
Yankees, i mean cashman will wreck his value. Like Joba and many others. If he had no place to play after Gio arrived and after his incredible rookie year than just trade him (even while injured). B/c now as predicted by many the injury isn’t even the issue. Its the yankees having used every excuse not to play or showcase him. Now i am sure he is worth less than he was early last year,
The Braves just got (kinda) no-hit by a guy with an 8.68 ERA.
I wonder if a seven-inning no-no satisfies any ho-hitter bonus in his contract?
MLB tracks every other stat, might as well track 7 inning game no nos
Guys with five and six-inning no-hitters didn’t officially lose theirs until after their death. Dean Chance, for instance.
oh my gosh, they got 1 hit total in the DH? lmao.
Six shutouts already today brings the season total to 57, The 30 teams have played an average of slightly more than 21 games. In last year’s 60-game season, there were 12 total shutouts in MLB. No April weather games in 2020, but nearly five times the number in one-third the time is insane.
That is an absolutely insane stat! What has happened to the offense in MLB?
Ducky Buckin Fent
Dead(er) ball, long lay off, & the weather has been rugged. Out here in flyover land it feels like football weather not baseball. Been in the mid/high 30’s & we even had a little snow this afternoon.
Gotta be able to run the ball in conditions like this.
The D-backs were playing in Arizona…in a dome. This was bound to happen to offenses as they transition back to a denser ball. Guys were use to being able to get away with bad habits and hit home runs. Those now turn to fly outs. It will take about a full season for the league to fully adjust to the new ball, just as it took about a season to fully take advantage of the juiced ball.
Ya, it’s a little difficult being a Braves fan, right now. I saw the Braves rotation as the source of regression while the line up would have to carry what was left but with the Braves line up struggling so much they might as well as trade in their bats for well boiled noodles.
What percentage of MLB players suffer carpal tunnel syndrome? Try laying off the video games because you sure ain’t been playing baseball.
In the NBA, Lionel Simmons got it from playing video games in the 90s.
Lots of lonely nights on the road…
That, too 🙂
David Price got it from playing Fort nite.
FredMcGriff for the HOF
I sure am glad MLB and the MLBPA keep dreaming up all these ridiculous rule changes……
So far NL East is looking like NL Least.
A wildcard from that division is certainly not a given.
that’s why im not terribly concerned about our slow start. every team in this division is mortal.
I think what concerns me a bit more about the Phils is that their troubles seem to be coming from the areas that were questionable to begin with. Starting pitching depth, CF and bullpen. I don’t think we have answers for those problems on our roster. Bullpen will get some key pieces back, but CF and the backend of the rotation are going to be problematic all year.
That’s “rookie of the year runner up” miguel andujar.
Andujar would be a good DH somewhere. Be great if that was on the Yankees but they will never be able to unload Stanton. The Yankees need to roster overhaul but they don’t have tradeable pieces to get any of value back in return.
If bumgarners no hitter wont be officially recognized, then the 7 inning games must go..
If its official ,then every non 9 inning no hitter must be recognized as an official game too.
That would make MLB a complete joke if their own rule changes don’t consider a 7-inning no-hitter legitimate. That would be pathetic. MLB has deemed it as a full game, so how could they possibly justify that?
What’s also amazing is that Zac Gallen allowed only 1 hit in the first game, so the Braves were able to muster up 1 hit in 14 innings today. Nice.
Bumgarner should be credited with a no-hitter. The games is an official game in the standings so the no-hitter should be official too. It’s not Bumgarner’s fault double header games are 7 innings
I really wish the Yanks would give Andujar a chance
I think Joaquin andujar and andujar cedeno are past prime, no need to give them more chances. :)… there’s 2 names everyone has forgotten from yrs past.
Andujar Cedeno was part of the massive offseason trade between the Astros and Padres in December 1994. You don’t see too many trades like that where the majority of players involved were from both teams major league rosters
I remember the tigers and astros doing 2 huge trades in a span of 2 yrs..brad ausmus was involved both times, c.j. nitkowski also.
Ausmus was in 3 deals between those 2 teams
1996 Jose Lima, Brad Ausmus, Trevor Miller, CJ Nitkowski and Daryle Ward for Doug Bracail, Brian Hunter, Todd Jone and Orlando Miller
1999 Brad Ausmus and CJ for Mark Persails, Carlos Villelobos, Paul Bako, Dean Crow, and Brian Powell.
2000 Ausmus, Brocail and Nelson Cruz for Roger Cedeno, Chris Holt and Mitch Meluskey