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Max Scherzer has been suspended for 10 games and fined $10,000 after Wednesday’s ejection. The Mets ace entered a verbal dispute with umpire Phil Cuzzi after being asked to change his glove and wash his hands during a routine foreign substance check. Scherzer announced that he will not appeal the decision.
BREAKING: Max Scherzer will accept his 10-game suspension and will begin serving it tonight
"I thought I was going get in front of a neutral arbitrator, but I wasn't. It was going to be through MLB. Given that process, I wasn't going to come out on top" pic.twitter.com/QIswiwX14e
— SNY (@SNYtv) April 21, 2023
Fernando Tatis Jr. returned to the Padres lineup after fracturing his wrist and serving an 80-game suspension after testing positive for an anabolic steroid. The Padres optioned Brandon Dixon and transferred Robert Suarez to the 60-day injured list. Tatis Jr. was the leadoff hitter. Tatis Jr. went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts, but the Padres defeated the Diamondbacks 7-5.
That sound 😍 pic.twitter.com/zDx4jUPc6B
— San Diego Padres (@Padres) April 21, 2023
MadBum No More
The Diamondbacks DFA’d Madison Bumgarner. The southpaw pitcher had a rough start this season, gaining a 10.26 ERA in four starts. Once Bumgarner clears waivers, he’ll be eligible to sign with another team but is still owed $34 million of the $85 million deal from 2020.
Don’t let a few rough years with the Arizona Diamondbacks make you forget that Madison Bumgarner was one of the most dominant pitchers in Major League Baseball in his prime. pic.twitter.com/csDecXGPUA
— MLB Deadline News (@MLBDeadlineNews) April 20, 2023
Closing Out Cancer
Liam Hendriks made an announcement on his personal Instagram that he is now in remission after battling non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Hendriks documented much of his journey through treatments on his Instagram, as well as his wife Kristi’s. I can’t speak for the entire league, but I imagine he’ll be welcomed with open arms.
Liam Hendriks is cancer free. 💚
We’re so happy for you, Liam and Kristi! pic.twitter.com/8wlOP5SwL0
— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) April 20, 2023
The A’s Had A Bad Day
You would think coming off a Mets sweep would be the worst news for A’s fans, but alas. The Oakland A’s signed a binding agreement to purchase land for a new ballpark (with a retractable roof) in Las Vegas. This decision was made after being unable to build a new venue in the Bay area.
As an @Athletics fan, today is a truly heartbreaking day. The A’s were the final hope for Oakland to keep a sports tradition alive, and losing them is devastating for fans and the community. The team was more than just a source of entertainment; it was a source of pride and unity… pic.twitter.com/Eel37xGbwP
— Parsa Saljoughian (@parsa_s) April 20, 2023
Best Moments From Yesterday
Polar Bear Power
Pete Alonso is back to leading with runs, as he blasts his ninth run of the season so far.
Pete Alonso retakes the home run lead with his 9th of the season! pic.twitter.com/IoJWtXR1W1
— MLB (@MLB) April 21, 2023
Mookie Can Do It All
With only 14 games in the minors as shortstop, Mookie Betts made his shortstop debut in the Major League. He even managed to turn a double play.
Shortstop @mookiebetts just turned a double play!
Yes, THAT Mookie Betts. pic.twitter.com/uVpbmGRw9d
— MLB (@MLB) April 21, 2023
The Pirates Are Having Fun
A celebration sword?! Jack Suwinski keeps homering, four in his last four games, and wildly waves a sword in the dugout each time. The ever-lovable Andrew McCutchen should consider acting once he retires.
Friendly fire.😅 pic.twitter.com/2ppZfaXl8s
— Cut4 (@Cut4) April 20, 2023
Catch of the Year Contender
At this point, what can’t Isiah Kiner-Falefa do?
What a catch, IKF!@Isiahkf11 🔥 pic.twitter.com/9IYNOV9yYH
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) April 20, 2023
Kenta Maeda left Thursday’s game after being hit by a 111-mph line drive to the ankle. X-rays showed he has an ankle bruise.
Jameson Taillon has been placed on the 15-day IL with groin strain.
Zack Kelly announced that he will be sidelined for four months following an elbow injury.
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