Cubs purchased the contract of 3B Kris Bryant from Triple-A Iowa.
Bryant is starting at third base and hitting in the cleanup spot in his major league debut Friday. The stud prospect was kept in the minors long enough so that the team could secure an extra year of control, with Bryant batting .321/.364/.679 with three homers and 10 RBI in his first seven contests at Iowa. Viewed by many as the top prospect in the game, Bryant has the potential to be a fantasy monster right out of the gate. Jorge Soler is hitting second and Anthony Rizzo third ahead of Bryant. The Cubs are going with Jonathan Herrera at second base and Welington Castillo at catcher Friday.
Source: Chicago Cubs on TwitterApr 17 - 10:46 AM
Mike Trout blasted his way into the record books on Friday, going 2-for-4 with a pair of homers and five RBI as the Angels dispatched of the Astros 6-3.
With his sixth inning blast off Roberto Hernandez, Trout became the youngest player in baseball history to accumulate 100 home runs and 100 stolen bases, accomplishing the feat at 23 years and 253 days old, 56 days younger than the previous record-setter Alex Rodriguez. For good measure, he added a three-run bomb off Chad Qualls in the eighth inning to lead the Halos to victory. Already the game's best all-around player, it's scary to think how much better Trout will become.
Apr 17 - 11:55 PM
marty1841 wrote:i love all of the early season overreactions
10ball wrote:I laughed at Reddick calling Ventura's drilling of Lawrie "bush league."
He's lucky he didn't get one in the ear hole.
Joe Nathan (elbow) had to leave a rehab appearance with Triple-A Toledo on Wednesday after appearing to aggravate his elbow injury.
Nathan retired the first two batters he faced, but he winced while throwing an offspeed pitch on his 10th offering of the game. He appeared to clearly be in pain as he walked off the field with Toledo's trainer, as it looks like he's aggravated the flexor strain in his elbow. The Tigers should provide an update on his status later Wednesday, but obviously he's not going to come off the disabled list anytime soon now. Joakim Soria will continue to close for the Tigers.
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Source: James Schmehl on TwitterApr 22 - 12:39 PM