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Luis Castillo and the Seattle Mariners have reached a 5-year, $108 million contract extension.
La Piedra is staying in Seattle!
We have agreed to a 5-year contract extension with two-time All-Star Luis Castillo, beginning in 2023 and running through 2027 and with both player and club options for 2028. #SeaUsRise
🔗 https://t.co/eficYjYyDN pic.twitter.com/4ndfR2MpyT
— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) September 24, 2022
The Mariners traded for the right-handed pitcher at the trade deadline as they made their push for the playoffs. With this extension, they lock Castillo into their starting rotation until his age-34 season. Per ESPN’s Jeff Passan, the deal could be worth up to $133 million if a sixth-year vesting option is picked up.
The Cleveland Guardians‘ magic number is 1.
We've won six in a row. The White Sox have lost five in a row.
We're almost there.#ForTheLand pic.twitter.com/Uza1q41ljg
— Cleveland Guardians (@CleGuardians) September 25, 2022
With their win against the Texas Rangers on Sunday, the Cleveland Guardans’ magic number shrinks to just one more game! The Guardians have won nine of their last ten games and are on a six game winning streak, including a three-game sweep of their division rival Chicago White Sox. With another win, Cleveland will return to the playoffs and hope to avenge their 2020 AL Wild Card defeat.
Welcome to the 20-30-40 club, Randy Arozarena!
Randy is the first Ray ever to join the 20-30-40 club, and first @MLB player to reach 20 homers, 30 SB and 40 doubles since Betts in 2018.
— Ryan Bass (@Ry_Bass) September 24, 2022
With a double in Sunday night’s game, Randy Arozarena collected his 40th double of the season. The Rays’ outfield also has 20 home runs and 32 stolen bases in 2022, making him the first playing in Tampa Bay Rays franchise history to accomplish the 20-30-40 feat.
The Cy is yours, Sandy Alcantara!
give the man his award already. pic.twitter.com/3Nx2yjBpl5
— Miami Marlins (@Marlins) September 25, 2022
If there were any remaining doubts about the winner of the NL Cy Young, Sandy Alcantara’s performance on Saturday should make it clear he deserves the award. His 99th and final pitch of the night was a 101 mph fastball, securing him his 11th strikeout of the night. With one more outing to go, Alcantara holds a 2.32 ERA with 199 strikeouts in 220.2 innings.
Tony La Russa will not return to manage the Chicago White Sox in 2022.
— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) September 24, 2022
The team announced on Saturday that La Russa will not manage the rest of the season. Bench coach Miguel Cairo, who has taken La Russa’s spot as acting manager in his absence, will continue to manage the team through the end of the season.
Best Moments From Yesterday
A picture with Salvador Perez is worth a thousand words.
Perez saw the fan with a sign — The Royals saw me through cancer! Can I get a Salvy pic? — on the big screen while warming up before the game, according to Royals beat writer Anne Rogers. He immediately went over, signed the poster, and posed for a picture.
Bigger than baseball. 💙#TogetherRoyal pic.twitter.com/v8kx28YszJ
— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) September 24, 2022
Good defense is so underrated.
Vladdy’s got the splits, Vinnie’s got the stretches, and Oakland has the speed!
Vladdy with the splits! 😱 pic.twitter.com/ihJZvnkv5O
— MLB (@MLB) September 25, 2022
We need Statcast metrics for acrobatics @SlangsOnSports pic.twitter.com/xHk2Alt1e6
— Anne Rogers (@anne__rogers) September 25, 2022
The run! The grab! 😱 pic.twitter.com/daFqA7QuNu
— MLB (@MLB) September 24, 2022
The A's are getting their steps in! Another ridiculous grab! 😱 pic.twitter.com/0wv6HRjfZS
— MLB (@MLB) September 24, 2022
Dustin May is headed to the IL with back soreness. The Dodgers hope he will be ready for the playoffs.
Kris Bryant will not return from his right foot injury this season.
Brandon Lowe is out for the season with a back injury.
Luis Robert will not return from his left wrist injury this season .
Dane Dunning is scheduled for season-ending hip surgery next week.
Shane Baz will undergo Tommy John surgery and miss the 2023 season.
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