Baseball Elite Podcast, May 26, 2021
Here’s ‘The Starting 9’ for today’s show …
1. A Rough Day at the ‘Active Roster’ Office – Harper (forearm) finally goes on the IL/K. Gibson (groin) on the IL/Z. Plesac breaks his thumb … taking off his shirt/Now … McNeil and Conforto (hammy’s) will be out until … late June??/Bader (rib) goes down/B. Anderson (shoulder) off to the IL/J.D. Davis (finger, neck) and Pomeranz (lat) both shut down
2. Thor Still Without His Hammer – Syndergaard leaves minor league start after 1 inning … with a tight right elbow. Chris Sale too.
4. MLB News/Notes – Machado (shoulder) has missed a full week/Ozuna injures his finger/Chisholm (lower leg) leaves early/T. Walker (side) could be in back for a Friday start/Hoerner (hammy) likely heading to IL/E. Suarez leads off for CIN/Sixto Sanchez (shoulder) set for a live bullpen session – Marlins’ staff too.
5. A. Mondesi and deGrom return and look good
6. Double Dip of Prospect Call-ups – Alek Manoah and Vladimir Gutierrez
7. Player Profile – Randal Grichuk
8. ‘Random Reference’ – Rangers vs. Twins, September 4th, 1993.
9. ‘Stamp of Approval’ – Granola bars and Jim Edmonds talking about Giolito.