The Mets are finally a real contender once again thanks to the arrival of Francisco Lindor. Carlos Carrasco joining the rotation, as part of the same trade, is another arrival of note.
To the above I can only say that while including Kelenic in that deal was malpractice (and that was a first-guess by this writer), it is not something that should be used to knock Diaz. He is a dominant reliever in his prime. Who was traded in the deal to acquire him doesn't change that.MLB Face Coverings Online Sale
With numbers like those, and a left-handed swing primed for the short porch in Yankee Stadium, Bruce is certainly forcing the Yankees to make the decision to have him on the roster on Opening Day.Texas Rangers Face Coverings
ON THE MOUND: Starter José Quintana and closer Raisel Iglesias combined for three scoreless innings in their second outings of the spring. Quintana gave up no hits and only one walk in his two innings, striking out four. Iglesias needed just 12 pitches to retire the side in order in the third. He had one strikeout.
The two-time AL Cy Young Award winner has thrown only 36 2/3 innings over the past two seasons, one since May 2019 when he was hit on the right forearm by a comebacker. Kluber tore a muscle in his right shoulder in his Texas debut last July 26 and agreed to an $11 million, one-year deal with the New York Yankees in January.
"After watching (fellow Australian) Grant Balfour pitch a little bit, I started tapping into it, and me being very verbally aggressive tended to coincide with what I was able to do the last couple of years. ... It's something that helps me get a little more focused. And it lets everybody in the world know that I just messed up a pitch, so it puts a little bit of a drive, a little bit of a chip on my shoulder to make sure the next one's a good one."Minnesota Twins Face Coverings
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