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Damn, this ain’t the most glowing paragraph. 

Rupp, 29, hit a disappointing .189 in 41 plate appearances this spring in Grapefruit League play. He’s been lackluster at the plate over parts of five seasons in the majors, owning a career .705 OPS. Rupp also doesn’t receive high marks for defense and framing.

 

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20 hours ago, OatmealRaisinCookie said:

What about Taylor Teagarden? What about Drew Stubbs, people? Have you never heard of Huston Street?????

What about them? None of them are playing right now, which is what this thread is for. 

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Apparently Kapler went out and motioned for a reliever but no one was warming up in the pen... Opposing manager was tossed after arguing about Milner being given extra pitches on the field even though it was a regular pitching change rather than for an injury

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Ouch !

 

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Heading into Saturday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Miami had lost five of its first seven. We can now pretty much make that six of eight. Even before the first four innings were up at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, the Marlins had given up a whopping 17 runs. That includes five in the first, four in the third and another eight runs in the fourth.

BOX SCORE:  MARLINS-PHILLIES

Marlins starter Dillon Peters was tagged for nine earned runs in 2.2 innings. He was ultimately replaced by Jacob Turner, who gave up eight earned run in just one inning of work.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb/twitter-reacts-to-marlins-giving-up-17-runs-in-four-innings/ar-AAvBqNh?ocid=spartandhp

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Corey’s back. 

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Knebel and Logan will join a Brewers bullpen that has been terrific in their absence, ranking second among Major League relief corps with a 2.56 ERA and fourth with 137 1/3 innings entering Knebel's return to action Wednesday. He received a rude welcome from Indians leadoff man Francisco Lindor, who led off the seventh inning by crushing a Knebel fastball for a 424-foot home run, but Knebel bounced back to retire the next three hitters on groundouts while topping out at 97.3 mph.

Of the Brewers' relief work in his absence, Knebel said, "That was awesome to see. The bullpen took the bull by the horns and did their job."

Now Knebel, who logged a 1.78 ERA and 39 saves in a National League-leading 76 appearances last season, gets to do his job for the first time since collapsing on the mound after throwing a pitch against the Cubs on April 5. An MRI scan the next day confirmed a strained left hamstring, and while the diagnosis could have been worse, the Brewers were prepared to be without their most valuable reliever in 2017 until late May or early June.

 

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I didn't know that Taylor Jungmann was out of MLB. Yomiuri Giants now.

Huston Street, I'm pretty certain is retired now.  His last couple of seasons ended on injury.  I have seen him at various kid sports activities around town.  I think he's coaching for his kids now. Great career though.

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Andy McGuire and Parker Joe are off to really good starts in their MiLB careers. 

McGuire with a 1.08 era and 0.48 whip in 7 appearances and Parker Joe with a 0.93 era and 2 wins over 9.2 innings. Yes, small sample sizes at lower levels, but surprising success for a couple guys that weren’t expected to do much at the next level. 

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3 minutes ago, EZ$ said:

Andy McGuire and Parker Joe are off to really good starts in their MiLB careers. 

McGuire with a 1.08 era and 0.48 whip in 7 appearances and Parker Joe with a 0.93 era and 2 wins over 9.2 innings. Yes, small sample sizes at lower levels, but surprising success for a couple guys that weren’t expected to do much at the next level. 

McGuire is also batting .278 with a .480 OBP.  No big deal.

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Rough season. 

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The Giants placed first baseman Brandon Belt on the 10-day disabled list on Thursday with a hyperextended right knee and reinstated third baseman Evan Longoria from the DL.

The 30-year-old Belt said his knee might have bent at an odd angle when Mariners pitcher Mike Leake brushed against him as he covered first base on Wednesday.

 

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This rarely ends well. 

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Milwaukee Brewers reliever Corey Knebel will have his elbow examined by a specialist on Thursday, manager Craig Counsell said.

"There's reason for concern," Counsell said. Knebel will have a visit with team doctor William Raasch, according to the manager.

Knebel signed a one-year, $5.25 million contract in January after pitching well in the last month of the season and the postseason. In September, he gave up five hits in 16 1/3 innings and had 33 strikeouts with three walks. In nine postseason games, he held opposing hitters to a .090 average, with 14 strikeouts and three walks in 10 innings.

With Knebel and Jeremy Jeffress (shoulder) fighting injuries, Josh Hader may start the season as the Brewers closer.

 

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23 minutes ago, Nope said:

Damn, tested positive for ‚Äúa drug of abuse.‚ÄĚ So that‚Äôs exclusive of¬†PEDs, right?

Could be.   Spystud may opine. 

 

Prohibited substances[edit]

Under the policy, all players are prohibited from using, possessing, selling, facilitating the sale of, distributing, or facilitating the distribution of any Drug of Abuse, human growth hormone (HGH) and Steroid. Any and all drugs or substances listed under Schedule II of the Controlled Substances Act are considered drugs of abuse covered by the Program. Players who require prescription medication can still use it with a "Therapeutic Use Exemption" granted by the MLB.

Prohibited Substances may be added to the list only by the unanimous vote of HPAC, provided that the addition by the federal government of a substance to Schedule I, II, or III will automatically result in that substance being added to the list.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_League_Baseball_drug_policy

 

Drugs of Abuse

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_banned_substances_in_baseball

 

 

 

 

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Nah, it’s most likely weed. 

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When it comes to smoking weed in baseball, much like the game, it’s all a matter of timing. Depending on what stage your career’s in, it’s either heavily tested and restricted, or a soft slap on the wrist.

‚ÄúMajor League Baseball players and Minor League Baseball players are treated differently [in regards to the drug policy] because Major League Baseball players are members of the union.‚ÄĚ‚ÄĒGreg Bouris, former MLBPA communications director.

Here‚Äôs why Minor League Ball players get suspended for Marijuana use: ‚ÄúThe differences between the [drug] programs stem from the fact that one was reached in a collective bargaining environment and the other was not.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄďMichael Teevan, MLB communications rep

Under the MLB-MLBPA Joint Drug Policy players are only tested for drug use if there’s probable cause. Players who test positive for marijuana (over the 50ng/mL threshold) may be subject to a treatment plan and up to $35,000 in fines. They will only face suspension if they violate the terms of the treatment program, which is why several ex-players claim marijuana is Major League Baseball’s dirty little secret.

 

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Congrats to Nolan.    He is in Class A Advanced, Braves,  Kissimmee, Florida with a 2.06 era.    Should see AA soon.       

 

Things you can do in 96 minutes: ‚ÄĘ Watch half of Avengers: Endgame ‚ÄĘ Watch 4 1/2 episodes of The Office ‚ÄĘ Fly from LA to San Francisco Thing #Braves RHP Nolan Kingham did in 96 minutes last night: ‚ÄĘ Threw a nine-inning, 85-pitch shutout

 

https://twitter.com/MiLB/status/1123948762387361793

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I went to the El Paso Chihuahuas game last night against ABQ. Michael Cantu was the starting catcher. I looked him up after the game and see he was at texas just a few years ago and has really only played in rookie leagues. He looked pretty solid.

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23 minutes ago, Longhorn said:

I went to the El Paso Chihuahuas game last night against ABQ. Michael Cantu was the starting catcher. I looked him up after the game and see he was at texas just a few years ago and has really only played in rookie leagues. He looked pretty solid.

Thanks for posting !

Good for Michael,  hitting .375 in AAA (Padres).      Must have been injured,  only played in 10 games this year.

MLB defensive skills.    Team catching woes began when Pierce ran him off.

 

http://www.milb.com/player/index.jsp?sid=milb&player_id=656289#/career/R/hitting/2019/ALL

 

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