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Kody had a grand slam last night.

 

On Tuesday night,¬†New York Yankees¬†slugger¬†Aaron Judge¬†smashed a home run into deep left field against the Texas Rangers to break¬†Roger Maris‚Äô American League single-season home run record. It was undoubtedly the biggest home run, and the sports story of the evening ‚Äď but don‚Äôt tell that to the Detroit Tigers.

During the top of the fifth inning, the Tigers found themselves trailing the Seattle Mariners by a score of 4-1. But Detriot third baseman Kody Clemens changed that with one swing of a bat. With the bases loaded and one out, Clemens sent a 1-2 pitch deep into right field to put the Tigers on top by a score of 5-4.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb/mlb-world-reacts-as-detroit-tigers-hilariously-troll-aaron-judge/ar-AA12DNzU?ocid=winp2sv1plustaskbarhover&cvid=e153fbd9a7db4e848f2

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Ain’t done yet, another minor league deal. 

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The White Sox brought back 30-year-old outfielder Mark Payton. He appeared in just eight games in the big leagues this year, tallying three hits in 25 plate appearances. He had a strong season at Triple-A, hitting .293/.369/.539 with 25 home runs. He’s yet to translate that to the majors though, and has a lifetime .164/.261/.180 line in 40 games for the Reds and White Sox since his 2020 debut. 

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Brandon will be 35 in April.    Perhaps the last ride.   A great Longhorn.

 

TORONTO -- First baseman Brandon Belt and the Toronto Blue Jays finalized a $9.3 million, one-year contract on Tuesday.

Belt, 34, had spent his previous 12 big league seasons with the San Francisco Giants. He was limited to 78 games last year because of a right knee injury that required season-ending surgery. 

"As we continue to improve upon a strong Blue Jays roster, the elite offensive skills and veteran presence of Brandon is an addition that will greatly complement this team," general manager Ross Atkins said in a statement. "His consistency and experience on the game's biggest stages make him a great addition culturally and within our clubhouse."

Belt gives the Blue Jays a left-handed bat who likely will serve primarily as a designated hitter and a backup to first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

 

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/35421429/toronto-blue-jays-get-brandon-belt-1-year-93-million-deal

 

Joanna's Longhorn Baseball Page: Game 38: Oklahoma State at Texas

 

 

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On 1/10/2023 at 7:36 PM, torre said:

Brandon will be 35 in April.    Perhaps the last ride.   A great Longhorn.

 

TORONTO -- First baseman Brandon Belt and the Toronto Blue Jays finalized a $9.3 million, one-year contract on Tuesday.

Belt, 34, had spent his previous 12 big league seasons with the San Francisco Giants. He was limited to 78 games last year because of a right knee injury that required season-ending surgery. 

"As we continue to improve upon a strong Blue Jays roster, the elite offensive skills and veteran presence of Brandon is an addition that will greatly complement this team," general manager Ross Atkins said in a statement. "His consistency and experience on the game's biggest stages make him a great addition culturally and within our clubhouse."

Belt gives the Blue Jays a left-handed bat who likely will serve primarily as a designated hitter and a backup to first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

 

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/35421429/toronto-blue-jays-get-brandon-belt-1-year-93-million-deal

 

Joanna's Longhorn Baseball Page: Game 38: Oklahoma State at Texas

 

 

Damn, figured he would’ve ended his career in San Francisco 

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The Cardinals and catcher Tres Barrera are in agreement on a minor league contract. The Ballengee Group client will receive an invitation to big league camp in Spring Training, where he’ll vie for a backup job to offseason signee Willson Contreras. The Cards announced the signing not long after Murray’s initial report.

Formerly a sixth-round pick by the Nationals, Barrera is a 28-year-old right-handed hitter who’s spent his entire career to date with the same organization. He’s appeared in parts of three big league seasons with Washington, batting a combined .231/.317/.315 in 162 trips to the plate. He spent the bulk of the 2022 season in Triple-A Rochester, where he batted .254/.338/.424 in 206 plate appearances.

Barrera sports a solid 25% caught-stealing rate in his minor league career, though he’s somewhat surprisingly thrown out just nine percent of attempted thieves in the big leagues. That’s come in a small sample, of course, and Baseball Prospectus has generally rated Barrera as solid or better in terms of both pitch framing and blocking balls in the dirt throughout his time in the minors and the big leagues.

The starting gig behind the plate is obviously spoken for in St. Louis after Contreras inked a five-year contract, and as things stand, Andrew Knizner is the presumptive backup. Barrera can team with top catching prospect Ivan Herrera to form a Triple-A catching duo and give the Cards some experienced depth in the upper minors. 

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On 1/10/2023 at 7:36 PM, torre said:

Brandon will be 35 in April.    Perhaps the last ride.   A great Longhorn.

 

TORONTO -- First baseman Brandon Belt and the Toronto Blue Jays finalized a $9.3 million, one-year contract on Tuesday.

Belt, 34, had spent his previous 12 big league seasons with the San Francisco Giants. He was limited to 78 games last year because of a right knee injury that required season-ending surgery. 

"As we continue to improve upon a strong Blue Jays roster, the elite offensive skills and veteran presence of Brandon is an addition that will greatly complement this team," general manager Ross Atkins said in a statement. "His consistency and experience on the game's biggest stages make him a great addition culturally and within our clubhouse."

Belt gives the Blue Jays a left-handed bat who likely will serve primarily as a designated hitter and a backup to first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

 

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/35421429/toronto-blue-jays-get-brandon-belt-1-year-93-million-deal

 

Joanna's Longhorn Baseball Page: Game 38: Oklahoma State at Texas

 

 

 

good for him, the Blue Jays are going to make a run this year 

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