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Wednesday, July 18th, 2018



Quick hits from the world of MLB.

– White Sox fans — and really the entire American League — have to be pleased with this news: Fernando Rodney was named closer by Jim Leyland. I think.

“Does that mean he’s going to come in every time? I don’t know that,” Leyland said. “I wouldn’t make a big deal that I named Fernando Rodney the closer, because I really haven’t. But he’s going to close that first game, hopefully.

– Watch your back DeWayne Wise: Scotty Pods is about to be available. He is being released by the Rockies.

– Former White Sox and Cub Ross Gload will get to play for his 5th major league team. He was traded to the Marlins for a PTBNL.

– Rich Hill may only miss about 2 weeks. He said both his elbow and back are great after a workout. Elbow and back? Yikes.

– Adam Kennedy has been told he will not make the Rays final roster. Maybe Tony La Russa would like him back.

– And I’ve saved the best for last: According to MLB.com, a Reds scout has been at Rangers camp to see Andruw Jones. In Dusty we trusty! Oh I hope he goes to the Reds. I can’t wait for Baker to answer the questions about why he is still playing him when he has a .500 OPS after about 100 or so at-bats.

  • dhaab

    I know it’s just spring training, but Jones has been raking the past few weeks for the Rangers.

    Kennedy accepted a demotion to the Rays AAA team. Get your facts straight, blogger boy.

  • http://zonersports.com Zoner

    raking? Hitting for some power but 19 Ks in 58 ABs with 3 BBs. I think that’s hacking, not raking.

  • dhaab

    I said in the past few weeks. He had a rough start in ST, but he’s been quite good lately.

  • dhaab

    Conspicuously absent in Zoner’s MLB blog is the controversial decision by Piniella to name Keving Gregg the Cubs closer over Carlos Marmol.

    I’m on the edge of my seat waiting for your comments, Matty.

  • http://zonersports.com Zoner

    No one is on the edge of their seat for my comments.

    It’s all how you look at it. Gregg has experience closing, so yay for him. What I like best about him being closer is Marmol will likely pitch more innings. We’ll see what happens though…

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