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MLB News & Moments You Should Know – May 27

The MLB news and moments you need to know this morning.

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

Yankees and Rays speak on gun violence

The Yankees and Rays announced that instead of using their social media accounts to give live game updates, they would be using their platform to speak on gun violence in the wake of the tragic mass shootings across the nation. Both teams spread facts on gun violence throughout the game.

Yankees sign Matt Carpenter

The Yankees signed three-time All-Star Matt Carpenter to a major-league contract. With Josh Donaldson on the COVID-IL and Giancarlo Stanton out with an ankle injury, the Yankees hope Carpenter will be able to fill in.

Carpenter signed a minor-league deal with the Rangers in March, but the club released him last week. Prior to that, Carpenter spent his entire 11-year MLB career with the Cardinals.

Ray Liotta passes away

Ray Liotta, known for his role of Shoeless Joe Jackson in Field of Dreams has passed away at 67.

Teams to carry 14 pitchers

MLB has informed ball clubs they will be able to carry 14 pitchers until June 19. Previously the plan was to have a 13-man limit that would take effect May 30.

The MLBPA and MLB are in agreement as both parties continue to monitor the health of players.

No. 14 to be retired for Gil Hodges

The Dodgers will retire No. 14, the number held by one of the newest Hall of Fame inductees, Gil Hodges. His number will be retired before the June 4 game against the Mets to precede his induction into Cooperstown on July 24. Hodges is the 11th person to have his number retired by the Dodgers, and 13th in MLB history to have multiple teams retire his number. The Mets retired his number in 1973.

Reds score 20 runs with 20 hits

Are the reds heating up? After missing three games, Kyle Farmer proved just how reliable he can be. Farmer went 4-for-4 with two home runs and five RBIs. This game had the most runs for Cincinnati since 1999.

 

Best Moments From Yesterday

Miggy walks it off

With an RBI single, Miguel Cabrera saves the night against the Guardians, giving the Tigers a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the ninth.

Relive the Reds’ 2o run game

Watch all 20 runs come in for the Reds as they beat the Cubs 20-5.

Springer vs. Ohtani

George Springer bests Shohei Ohtani with a gorgeous solo home run in the first inning.

Andrew Vaughn dominates

With two multi-run home runs, Andrew Vaughn gives Tony La Russa a really good reason to keep him in the lineup — ideally towards the front. Here is his second home run of the evening.

Injuries

Franmil Reyes was placed on the 10-day injured list with right hamstring tightness.

Amir Garrett and Kyle Isbel were placed on the injured list without injury designations.

Paul Campbell was transferred to the 60-day injured list.

Joe Kelly was placed on the 15-day injured list with a strained left hamstring.

 

Articles You Should Read

This is How Cristian Javier Looks Like An Ace – Pitch Breakdown – Nick Pollack 

NL East Roundup: The Mets Are Pulling Away – Nicole Cahill

Revisiting the Worthwhile Bryce Harper and Manny Machado Contracts – Randy Holt

Fantasy Baseball Coverage

Starting Pitcher Roundup

Hitter Performances

Reliever Ranks

Starting Pitcher Streamers

Featured image by Justin Paradis (@JustParaDesigns on Twitter)

Chrystal OKeefe

Chrystal O'Keefe is a freelance writer from Indianapolis, Indiana. She balances her time between Indianapolis and Chicago and tries to travel to at least one new ballpark every year. She primarily covers the Chicago White Sox but loves talking about baseball in general.

  • ANon says:

    Vaughn had 1 HR. The other hit was a bases-loaded, bases-clearing 2B.

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