Catching up on some players returning to their teams’ active roster…
- The Astros reinstated Ryan Pressly from the 10-day injured list, and left-hander Parker Mushinski has been optioned to Triple-A to create roster space. Pressly hasn’t pitched since April 13 due to right knee inflammation, but he’ll now return to his usual role as Houston’s closer, though Rafael Montero did well in handling the ninth inning in Pressly’s absence. Before hitting the IL, Pressly recorded three saves in his first four appearances, posting a 2.70 ERA over 3 1/3 innings.
- Catcher Francisco Mejia was reinstated from the Rays’ COVID-related injured list. Rene Pinto was optioned to Triple-A after yesterday’s game, so an open roster spot awaits Mejia’s return. Mejia missed just under two weeks recovering from a positive COVID-19 test, which interrupted a blisteringly hot start (.986 OPS) in his first 24 plate appearances of the 2022 campaign. Given how Mike Zunino has struggled, Mejia might earn a larger piece of the Rays’ catching timeshare if he continues to hit at anything close to that level.
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Mike Zunino will have 45 hits this year and 20 of them will be homers.