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The O’s ink a deal with draft pick
The Orioles are in agreement with Jackson Holliday, the first overall pick in the 2022 draft. Holliday will receive $8.19 million, a record-breaking deal that just barely surpassed Druw Jones‘ $8.18 million deal with the Diamondbacks.
Holliday, 18 is the son of Matt Holliday and was named the Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year for the state of Oklahoma. Notably, Jackson Holliday broke J.T. Realmuto’s high-school record for hits in a season with 89 in 41 games.
The #Orioles have agreed to terms with No. 1 overall pick Jackson Holliday for $8.19 million (full slot $8,846,900) — a new Draft bonus record for a HS player, per @jimcallisMLB.
Bonus tracker: https://t.co/Uram9wrR7i pic.twitter.com/6qq5JRDiBW
— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) July 21, 2022
Giants sign Rosenthal
The Giants signed right-handed pitcher Trevor Rosenthal to a one-year deal. Rosenthal signed for $4.5 million, which will include an additional $1 million in performance bonuses. He will begin on the injured list with a hamstring strain and is currently rehabbing in Arizona.
Trevor Rosenthal (who was with the A’s but didn’t pitch last year) tells me, “The Bay Area can’t get rid of me! And that’s good, I love it there!” He is very excited to get back on a big league mound and show what he can do, he says, especially in a pennant race.
— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) July 22, 2022
Gray pitches a gem against the Marlins
Jon Gray pitched six innings, only allowing four hits. Gray (7-4), struck out five and walked two. Between Gray, Matt Moore, Matt Bush, and Dennis Santana, the Rangers only allowed seven hits in nine innings. The Rangers defeated the Marlins 8-0.
Jon Gray, White Castle Special. 🤢🍔🍔🍔 pic.twitter.com/CWTa8VJV9b
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) July 21, 2022
Best Moments From Yesterday
Álvarez is back with a bang
Yordan Álvarez comes back from injury better than ever to put the Astros on the board early.
Yordan returns to the lineup and does Yordan things. 💪 pic.twitter.com/P0mGvbtr6c
— MLB (@MLB) July 21, 2022
Judge launched No. 34
Aaron Judge knocks a home run 410 feet and onto the train tracks in Houston.
No. 34 for @TheJudge44 lands on the train tracks. 😳 pic.twitter.com/cBWaFKJUD8
— MLB (@MLB) July 22, 2022
Rookie’s RBI single pushes Astros over
Rookie J.J. Matijevic’s pinch-hit RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning lifted the Houston Astros to a win over the Yankees.
— Houston Astros (@astros) July 21, 2022
The Red Sox have three players out; Rich Hill (knee) and Michael Wacha (shoulder) are expected to be out until July 29. James Paxton (elbow) is not expected to return until August 24.
Beau Brieske is expected to be out until at least August 2 with a forearm injury.
Lance McCullers Jr. (forearm) is not expected to return until at least August 11 and has started his rehab assignment.
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