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  1. According to Rays’ manager Kevin Cash, Blake Snell is about 10 days behind Glasnow in his rehab start, which would put his target return the third or fourth week of September. That would be in time to make a start or two before a possible Wild Card game. https://calltothepen.com/2019/08/27/tampa-bay-rays-blake-snell-tyler-glasnow-close/
  2. Won't return before mid-September August 25, 2019 Manager Kevin Cash reiterated Sunday that Snell (elbow) remains without a clear timeline to return from the 10-day injured list, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. ANALYSIS Snell hasn't hit a setback in his recovery from left elbow surgery since beginning a throwing program Aug. 12, but he's still not far enough along in his rehab process for the Rays to identify a target date for his return. Since Snell remains limited to playing catch off flat ground at this stage, Topkin posits that the southpaw is likely at least 10 days behind rehabbing pitcher Tyler Glasnow (elbow), who is slated to throw live batting practice Tuesday. With Glasnow realistically trending toward a return in the second week of September, it thus appears safe to rule out Snell for at least the first half of the season's final month. A clearer timeline for Snell's return should emerge once he advances to mound work. https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=12189
  3. Impressive first inning for Morejon in his debut. Every one of his fastballs hit 97, spotted a few nice pitches in the top of the zone Spiked a few off speed pitches but I saw 83 on his change up Bloop single by Bryant was a bit unlucky and led to the run
  4. Agreed. Another night with poor weather, he's been getting a bit unlucky with that as well.
  5. Available off the bench today as well.
  6. Pretty common this season for Alonso to come out of the game in the later innings for defensive upgrades. Nothing to worry about
  7. I think you bring up good points and I dont necessarily agree with your overall point in your post. But please explain why this is a reason used by people (mainly Astro's organization during multiple interviews/reports)????: "no real sense of urgency to bring Alvarez up to primarily DH and slow down his defensive development" I dont mean to question you for writing that, rather just question the overall idea that the Astros are leaving him in the minors to work on his defense. Games started this season: LF- 26 games DH- 16 games 1B- 9 games RF- 2 game I wont claim to know the DH rules of AA baseball, but Yordan started all 36 of his games in LF in 2018 while in the PCL. If the Astros are really trying to develop his defense, good lord how can you explain them putting him at DH for 30% of his starts?? When he played exactly 0% of his starts at DH last year?? How does sitting on the bench improve his defensive development is the question I'm asking. How do they not make his defensive development a priority? The whole premise of "defensive development" is to give him reps, not rush him, and for him to learn slowly with repetition through his mistakes. Passing on 30% of opportunities to develop his defense (which was literally the quote, and implied it was the only thing holding him back from MLB) seems outrageous to me. I really just dont understand the strategy or how someone could believe that as a reason when given by Astros management.
  8. He really just had one bad inning in the 2nd. 32 pitches which included a weird 10 minute delay for an injured ump, his first pitch following the delay was spiked into the grass. A few double play balls also helped him greatly today. I thought his fastball command was shaky to start the game and his slider looked pretty impressive throughout.
  9. In his last 5 starts, he has lowered his ERA from 5.8 to 3.5 30 IP, 5 ER 33 K, 8 BB
  10. Astros manager A.J. Hinch told reporters on Wednesday that Tyler White's playing time will be "more sporadic" going forward. White has struggled as of late, and came into Wednesday's game against Detroit hitting just .179 in the month of May. Yuli Gurriel should continue to see the bulk of starts at first, and it's worth pointing out that the Astros have Yordan Alvarez pummeling the baseball at Round Rock. White is a drop candidate at this point of the season. SOURCE: Chandler Rome on Twitter May 15, 2019, 7:27 PM ET
  11. Kyle Kubat, Jimmy Lambert, Bernardo Flores, James Shields mentioned as the White Sox's other options, rather than giving Cease some experiences in the big leagues.
  12. The rotation took another apparent hit Tuesday when Manny Bañuelos departed in the fifth with a left shoulder strain, and Banuelos had already replaced Ervin Santana. If he’s out for more than a start or two, there doesn’t seem to be a clear-cut replacement. I take that back: Dylan Cease, the No. 22 overall prospect per MLB Pipeline, certainly would make sense. But the White Sox won’t rush a prospect because of what’s happening at the big league level if they don’t deem him ready. Moving Cease now seemingly would fly in the face of that concept preached and followed consistently by general manager Rick Hahn. Kyle Kubat, Jimmy Lambert and Bernardo Flores all could get the call from Double-A Birmingham, and 33-year-old Ross Detwiler had a 10-strikeout debut for Triple-A Charlotte on Tuesday. But the team might have to go outside the organization. Free agent James Shields certainly is familiar with the White Sox. No major move will be made by the White Sox presently without consideration for how it will help them in the next few years or its fit into their planned prime contention window. They are not looking for a one-year fix. https://www.mlb.com/news/should-white-sox-call-up-dylan-cease?t=mlb-pipeline-coverage
  13. Willie Calhoun called up by Rangers and is batting 2nd today 16% BB, 14% K in AAA Active 15 game hit streak