Angels outfielder Shane Robinson has an upcoming opt-out, MLBTR has learned. On Monday, Robinson can request his release, and the Angels have to either promote to the big leagues or grant his request. Robinson was in camp this season with the Indians, but exercised an opt-out from his minor-league deal and signed with the Angels in late March. Since then, he’s hit .306/.348/.371 with Triple-A Salt Lake. The 31-year-old is a veteran of six big-league seasons, most recently hitting .250/.299/.322 while playing all three outfield positions for the Twins in 2015.
After spending the past few weeks showing why they rank as two of baseball’s top prospects, Dansby Swanson and Ozzie Albies will now take the next step toward potentially spending this season’s second half together in Atlanta’s lineup.
The Pirates on Saturday reinstated reliever Jared Hughes from the 15-day disabled list and optioned fellow relief pitcher Rob Scahill to Triple-A Indianapolis.
Former Dodger Matt Kemp launched a towering three-run homer on an 0-2 pitch from Chris Hatcher with one out in the eighth inning to help the Padres snap a five-game losing streak on Friday night with a 5-1 win over the Dodgers, whose tailspin reached five straight losses.
Rockies manager Walt Weiss called it a “money hit.” For Trevor Story, it was the capper on an historic first month in the Major Leagues.
Had Adam Conley worked a quick eighth inning, Don Mattingly would have considered sending the young left-hander back out to try to complete a no-hitter Friday night. But to Mattingly, the decision to remove Conley became easy when it took the 25-year-old 16 pitches to get the first two outs of the eighth.
The Mets scored 12 runs, including Yoenis Cespedes’ grand slam, in Friday’s third inning vs. the Giants, the most scored in a single frame in franchise history.
Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano hasn’t hit for a high average in April, but manager Scott Servais is plenty happy with the production. Cano entered Friday leading the American League in RBIs (24) and home runs (eight).
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