As the grind of the regular season continues, here are three things we’ll be keeping an eye on around the baseball world throughout the day today:
1. Could Rodriguez debut today?
Orioles top prospect Grayson Rodriguez is on the verge of being promoted, and could make his MLB debut as soon as today in Texas. That’s not a guarantee, however, as the club will need to make room for Rodriguez on the active roster, which they have not done to this point. It’s possible Kyle Bradish will require a stint on the injured list, opening up a spot for Rodriguez, but if he doesn’t the club could also go with Austin Voth to start today’s game against the Rangers. Because Rodriguez was optioned a week ago, he can only be recalled if someone goes on the injured list. Otherwise, there’s a 15-day minimum gap required between the option and call-up.
2. Mets to have imaging done on Baty, Verlander
As noted by Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, Mets top prospect Brett Baty left yesterday’s game in Triple-A with soreness in the same thumb that required surgery at the end of last season. Baty is scheduled to get imaging done on the thumb today, so it’s possible we’ll hear how much impact, if any, the apparent injury will have on Baty going forward at some point today. Baty isn’t the only key piece in the Mets organization undergoing imaging today, however, as Mets manager Buck Showalter told reporters (including Tim Healey of Newsday) that Justin Verlander is scheduled for an MRI today. Verlander has been on the injured list since the start of the season with what has been described as a “extremely minor” teres major strain.
3. MLBTR Podcast Returns
After a seven-year hiatus, the MLB Trade Rumors Podcast is returning! New host Simon Hampton talks with MLBTR’s Anthony Franco in the first episode, which will be available later today. Simon and Anthony will discuss a variety of hot-button topics around the baseball world, including looking ahead to the trade deadline this summer, while also answering listener questions. Keep an eye out throughout the day for more information.
1. Yes, get him in the show so he can mash MLB pitching. I look forward to him winning the season MVP, WS MVP and his first of at least 15 championship rings.
2. Another reason why we need to replace players with robots/AI. Tired of guys who get paid trillions of dollars only to play 1 game per year.
3. Should be the highlight of the year for me…
“Another reason why we need to replace players with robots/AI.”
Sheldon, is that you?
Sounds more like Wolowitz to me. After all,he did invent that robotic hand.
Old York are you drinking Irish Coffees this morning ? Or regular coffee ?
I don’t drink coffees. That’s probably the problem, right?
Yorkie, RE article 1.- So Grayson is going to be the O’s DH? When and where will he “mash MLB pitching”??
I F’d up!
What a terrible take. I should get a 5 game ban like Rendon.
Eh, you would seem to be contrite enough. I’ll help barter it down to a 4 Day posting ban for ya. =)
So, Verlander needs an MRI on an “extremely minor”: strain? Still sounds ominous.
‘Most of these injuries heal without the need to operate, and most players are able to return to play within three months.’
Ominous indeed, especially with Scherzer not exactly pitching well.
I know it’s only been 6 games but the Mets look pretty abysmal. That lineup has some serious holes. They need to bring the kids up.
Apparently, one of their best “kids” is hurt too.
It would be funny if the Mets got Scherzer and Verlander just before their performances fell off the table.
To check if its healing properly????
Mets owner realizing that you can’t just buy up top players and expect the team to win. He just burnt through a ton of cash with nothing to show for it. LOLMets!
I’m afraid I’m going to have to bring up the name George Steinbrenner again.
When Steinbrenner was doing it he was the ONLY one doing it. It’s not a coincidence that the Yankees only won one championship after everyone started doing it
Mets MRI everyone constantly and they find any insignificant problem (bone spur, strain) and there goes three months of the season
Part of the reason deGrom left was he was fed up with the Mets constant MRIs and then not letting him pitch
Verlander should have kept quiet and pitched like Scherzer does because now they’ll probably find something in the MRI
You can MRI any pitcher in the league and you’ll usually find something
Note to Mets pitchers: unless you feel significant pain and think it’s something serious, do not tell the Mets there’s an issue
You mean ScHRHRHRzer?
Sid Bream Speed Demon
Max is pushing through with like a 6 run ERA……
New York MRItropolitans
…“extremely minor” teres major strain now requires imaging?
7 years since last podcast? Doesn’t seem that long but I will look forward to downloading and listening. Thanks.
Can’t wait to hear Simon’s accent.
Will the podcast be available through Spotify?
Nevermind, I found the answer is YES on the podcast thread. =)
If it was extremely mild, they wouldn’t be going back for more imaging. Sounds like they are afraid its much worse.
Or just want to make sure…? Nothing wrong with another image to assess the healing, or lack thereof.
Keywords? “Or lack thereof”.
If he was not still experiencing pain they probably are not going back for another MRI.
We’ll see! I’m 50/50 as to whether this is good or bad