I don’t have the game on, but WhiteSoxTalk is at U.S. Cellular Field, and witnessed a blatant case of criminality perpetrated on our national pastime at the Orioles-White Sox game:
Here’s the video:
Lucky that kid wasn’t in Philly. I can’t imagine what they would have done to him. At least we know they wouldn’t have hit him anyway. They can’t hit crap right now.
The Texas Rangers claimed first baseman Tommy Joseph off waivers from the Phillies. Philadelphia designated Joseph for assignment last week to make room for Jake Arrieta.
Joseph hit 22 home runs and knocked in 69 in 142 games last season, but he did not get on base — or hit for power, for that matter — at the clip a first baseman needs to in order to be an asset, posting a line of .240/.289/.432. He had a better 2016, so it’s not that he’s without promise, but the Phillies have obviously decided to head in a different direction.
Joseph doesn’t really have a spot in Texas either with Joey Gallo handling first base and Shin-Soo Choo at DH, but he has an option left and could serve as depth for the Rangers, plying his trade at Round Rock until he’s needed.