The Guardians are activating Owen Miller from the Covid-related injured list prior to today’s game, per Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal. Konnor Pilkington is being optioned to make room for Miller on the active roster. Players on the Covid-IL don’t count against a team’s 40-man roster, but the club had an open spot, meaning they won’t be required to make a corresponding move in that regard.
Miller was one of several Guardians players who went on the Covid-IL last week. That interrupted an otherworldly start to the season for Miller, who hit .500/.545/.964 in his first nine games. That amounts to a wRC+ of 334. That’s obviously a very small sample, but it’s nonetheless encouraging for a Cleveland team that was widely expected to have strong pitching but mediocre offense. In order to stay competitive in a strong American League playoff race, they will need some of the young players on their roster, like the 25-year-old Miller, to take steps forward.
With Miller’s return, the club’s 40-man roster is now full. However, Yu Chang and Anthony Castro aren’t currently occupying spots due to being on the Covid-IL and will need to be added back once they are available to return.
As for Pilkington, the 24-year-old was just called up in recent days and made his MLB debut, throwing five scoreless innings with five strikeouts and just a single walk.
Big fan of this Guardians lineup, hope they can keep it going
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I can see the Guardians “Owen” Miller some playing time
That Clevinger trade worked out incredibly well for the Guardians.
Padres fans still think they would that trade even though literally everyone else sees it on the same level as the Chris Archer/Shelby Miller trades.
I think some people make the argument that the Padres only sent “spare parts” in that deal. That is largely true, except for Quant. He has been fantastic and the Padres would have been much better off with his production.
That’s a fun trade chain. Cleveland acquired Clevinger from the Angels in exchange for reliever Vinnie Pestano.. turning a 20th round draft pick into that type of value is crazy.
Only players in that trade who can be considered spare parts are Hedges and Cantillo.
Although I’m a Yankee fan and obliged to root for my team to win today, I think the Guardians are a very likeable team and I rooted for them in their previous series vs Chicago. It was therefore especially disgusting when lowlife idiots at Yankee Stadium cheered Kwan’s injuries and threw garbage at Cleveland’s outfielders. I think the Yankee organization has an obligation to try to identify those fans and ban them from the stadium for life. It’s no secret to me that many of the so-called bleacher creatures are classless slobs. Having sat among them, I speak from experience. Likewise that jerk in left field who taunted Kwan should be banned. Degenerates like them disgrace themselves and put a stink on the fan base, the franchise and the city.
It would be good if the fans at today’s game gave some conciliatory sign of respect to the Guardian players. Maybe that’s too much to hope for.
Throwing stuff on the field crosses a line. I agree, hopefully they can find these people and punish them accordingly. It was good to see Yankees running out there to attempt to calm things down.
They should have thrown some bitcoins so the Steinbrenner’s can pay the luxury tax.
But agree about the Guardians being likeable, from Tito on down. And I’ve had man-love for Miller since I saw him at AA; but always thought he’d make it as a 2B (actually reminded me of a young Pedroia; he’s a bawlllplaya; feisty as heck).
Throwing stuff is absolutely unacceptable under any and all circumstances.
That said, Straw needs a reminder that he cannot go, of all places, into the Bronx and climb the OF fence and confront fans in front of the whole stadium over…words that hurts his feelings. You want to get stuff thrown at you, that’s pretty much the way to do it. Again, no excuse for the fanbase. It’s not fair to do to the players on the Guardians, but also think about Yankees players in Cleveland. If you don’t think Cleveland has its own degenerates who would gladly return the favor you’ve never visited.
Straw needs a lesson in professionalism – he incited the crowd and made the problem worse by being completely unprofessional from what I saw & read (unless there’s more footage, of course, and he climbed up there to save a baby). His follow-up media comments doubled-down on his immaturity.
I expect more from fans & players, but I also expect more from humans in general, rarely am I not disappointed. That said, Judge, Stanton, Higgy & some other Yankees confronting fans & protecting the opposing players was a stand-up thing to do – good job, Yankees players.
He wasn’t responding to words that hurt his feelings. He was pissed-off at an a-hole who was taunting and mocking his teammate Kwan after Kwan was injured.
Was it a bad idea to climb the wall? From a strategic standpoint — i.e., what he could’ve reasonably expected the response would be — yeah, I suppose he could’ve put that concern ahead of his protective feelings towards his teammate and his sense of outrage that someone would be such a jerk as to mock an injured athlete. But I don’t fault him for erring on the side of honesty. He cared more about his teammate than about exposing himself to more hostility. Good for him. Sometimes the unprofessional action is its own justification despite being against “the rules.” I applaud him for telling off that jerk.
Credit to the Yankee players and security for helping put a stop to the classless assault by the lowlife bleacher creatures. I was very glad to see that.
Fink: I didn’t hear or see the fan was taunting Kwan for being injured; nonetheless, as much as I despise anyone for doing that, and as much as I would want to do the very same thing & more to the fan, to climb the fence & confront the fan is going to accomplish nothing. There are 50,000 people in the stadium – is he going to do that every time someone says something to a teammate who goes down after being HBP, or something similar, even as distasteful as it is?
My point is that it’s only going to exacerbate the situation & put him in a worse spot. He cannot let opposing fans making comments about his teammates cause that type of response. It’s only going to show he’s been had – next time he goes to Yankee stadium they will own him – it’s going to be twice as bad out there. It’s going to negatively affect him & his team. It’s also going to put them in a worse position by having that direct confrontation with fans who pay to attend games. It’s just a bad idea all the way around.
Think of the players who go to well-known stadiums & deal with the racist comments – you don’t see players climbing the fences & confronting them.
Again, none of this justifies or excuses the poor, embarrassing, dangerous behavior on the part of the stupid people who took the parting shot by throwing stuff on the field. They’re demented & shouldn’t be allowed back.
Clipper, I don’t dispute that it was a bad strategy to climb the wall. As I said, he could’ve reasonably expected the response he got. But I sympathize with his anger at the a-hole fan who, according to at least two of the Guardians’ outfielders, was taunting the injured Kwan:
‘Kwan was a little shaken up and had some cuts on his face and there was a specific Yankee fan in left field that was celebrating Kwan getting hurt,’ Mercado said. ‘It’s almost like, it’s acts of violence. You can’t say stuff like that, especially when someone gets hurt.’
Was getting in that fan’s face productive? Not likely it’d change the attitude of a guy who’s that much of a jerk. And, yeah, I heard Beltran’s comments to the effect that Straw shouldn’t have let the guy get to him. All of that being said, I still don’t blame Straw for his reaction, even if he tried to appeal to the sense of decency of a man who lacks that sense.
At least he didn’t climb into the stands and beat up a cripple like Ty Cobb did, right?
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What a homer response, Clipper. Get a clue.
So, saying people should not throw items under any circumstances is a poor response? And saying players shouldn’t climb a fence to confront fans that attend the games is a “homer response”? Wow, I’d be curious what an appropriate behavior is in your opinion, but I’m certain you’d be one of many in whom I’d be incredibly disappointed…
Homer response??????? Did you actually read what YankeeClipper wrote and did you actually discern what he wrote?????? First, he rightfully condemned fellow co-inhabitants of New York/New Jersey (I refuse to call them “fans”) for their behavior…that was what his FIRST comment was, as it should be. He then CORRECTLY stated that there are inhabitants of Northeast Ohio (again, not “fans”) who may wish to display equally disgusting behavior toward Yankee players…a statement I am entitled to make as a lifelong Clevelander. It should be understood at this time that this classless behavior, disappointingly, exists EVERYWHERE and, unfortunately, people are all too quick to generalize this behavior as typical of Yankees fans, specifically, or Nee Yorkers, in general; IT IS NOT. And then YankeeClipper acknowledged that while understanding Straw’s passion at the moment, that Straw and other ball players are making a poor judgment by trying to go into the stands and trying to take on one or more fans, that despite his rightful anger he must dig down deep and not react in the manner in which he did since more people, including himself, might get hurt. Contrary to what I would expect a “Homer response” to be, which would attempt to justify the poor behavior by a small minority in attendance, YankeeClipper calmly and successfully provided his commentary. Well done, YankeeClipper. You’ve represented your fellow New Yorkers and Yankees fans well.
@YC, you properly believe both sides should be punished. The fans throwing junk and Straw climbing the fence. Frankly, the latter really could have turned an unfortunate situation into a highly dangerous situation. I agree with LD99. Straw has to be suspended.
All fans participating should be banned from the Stadium for life. Shouldn’t be a problem with purchase records, security cameras and facial ID.
That aside, Straw needs to be suspended. Climbing fences toward the fans inflamed the moment.
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Now there’s two of them
“this is getting out of hand!”
We should take up a collection so they can hire a programmer to fix the Mute button on the phone app.
I can absolutely confirm that it is not me. It must be one of my loyal fans.
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A likable team is all well and good but a champion is better.