Ben Wagner tells us that Rowdy Tellez is heading to Houston to join the club for tonight’s game. Ben is the only one posting this news, but I’d imagine he wouldn’t lie to us. Right?
It sounds like Panik will end up on the IL, but likely for a short time, not much more than the ten days (retroactive to his last game).
Rowdy had a home run and a double yesterday in the Thunder Bisons game. In three games in Trenton, Rowdy has a .300/.462/.800 line (just 13 PA). With the Blue Jays, he was hitting .183/.222/.267 before being sent down.
Panik had a .226/.241/.302 line in 54 PA. He started reasonably well but hit just.130 in his last eight games.
Welcome back, Rowdy. I hope it is to stay.
Rowdy Tellez is heading to Houston for tonight’s series opener.— Ben Wagner (@benwag247) May 7, 2021
Joe Panik had an MRI yesterday on his left calf and was unavailable for the game. The #BlueJays had been playing with a two-man bench in Oakland, and needed the extra man.
Minor Leaguer tells us that there is going to be a Roy Halladay Field in Highview Park.
Yesterday, Toronto City Council passed @CllrCrawford's motion to name a baseball diamond in Highview Park "Roy Halladay Field" after the Blue Jays and Phillies Hall of Famer.— Minor Leaguer (@Minor_Leaguer) May 7, 2021
It was appropriately motion #32 of Council meeting #32. https://t.co/dXOsxZscmB pic.twitter.com/9iQxt8UE5b
Bleed Cubbie Blue has a story about a rule change I missed. MLB teams can no longer play games under protest anymore. Very rarely do protests succeed, 15 times in the last 110 years. Those of you as old as me will remember the George Brett pine tar game, which resulted in an upheld protest.
Interestingly, they have done away with the protest rule. Umpires can make mistakes, and this gave teams a way to see if they could be rectified.