MLB News & Moments You Should Know – June 29

A busy day in MLB as franchise stars make waves off the field.

Stay updated on everything baseball with our morning MLB News & Moments articles. We’ve got you covered to keep you in the know.

 

Today’s Headlines

 

Freddie Freeman Has an Angry Side

 

Much ado was made earlier this offseason when it became known that beloved Braves’ first baseman, Freddie Freeman, would not be returning to Atlanta. However, many people were shocked the Los Angeles Dodgers, an already offensively blessed team, was signing the best first baseman in the modern era. Yet somehow, Freeman was angry about all of this, and how it ended up. Apparently unpleased with how the negotiations ended, Freeman announced on Tuesday that he was seeking new agency representation, and leaving Excel management.

 

Washington Weighs In

 

The Senate Judiciary Committee has officially taken notice of baseball’s infamous antitrust exemption. The committee has first reached out to minor leaguers to assess the impact the exemption has on their lifestyle. The removal of this 100-year-old precedent could provide challenges to MLB going forward.

Kick it Like it’s 2004

 

Ramirez, Sheffield, Ortiz, Foulke, Martinez. Aside from naming the rosters from the 2004 ALCS, the significance here is that those same players’ children are all playing baseball together for the Brockton Rox of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League. Feel old yet?

 

Best Moments From Yesterday

 

Vladdy Walks it Off

 

The Red Sox’ closer woes continued yesterday, as they were without Tanner Houck because of his ineligibility as an unvaccinated player. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. didn’t seem to mind though, as he took full advantage of the situation, driving in the game-winning run on Tuesday night.

 

Pure Filth from Clase

 

Emmanuel Clase continues his dominance. Throwing a casual 101 mph to end the first game of the Guardians’ double-header, he now has the best ERA through his first 50 innings pitched, at 1.52.

 

For the Sake of Baseballs Everywhere, is it July Yet?

 

Kyle Schwarber continues to bludgeon the baseball in the month of June, as he hit his 11th home run in June, 22nd overall.

 

Mike Yastrzemski, the Acrobat

 

Rushing in on a ball that went further than expected, Yastrzemski showed composure when he reached back and still made a dazzling grab.

 

Injuries

 

Kenley Jansen was placed on the 15-day injured list with an irregular heartbeat. The injury is familiar to him, navigating heart issues later in his career.

Archie Bradley will miss 4 weeks after falling during the Mariners and Angels brawl. Bradley fractured his elbow when he fell trying to climb the dugout railing.

Bryce Harper will miss about 6 weeks while his finger surgically recovers from being hit in the hand by a pitch against the Padres on Saturday night.

 

Articles You Should Read

 

This Mets Star is Outpacing his 2021 Season– Paige Leckie

What Makes Pasquantino’s Arrival So Interesting– Mike Petriello

Featured image by Justin Paradis (@JustParaDesigns on Twitter)

Christa Lamia

Christa Lamia is a diehard baseball fan that loves the Mets. She is enjoying the new energy and hope that Steve Cohen has given her for the once doomed franchise.

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