Phillies center fielder Shane Victorino and his wife are hosting a fashion show tonight to raise money for The Shane Victorino Foundation, a charity “dedicated to promoting opportunities for under-served children.”
In addition to Victorino some other Phillies scheduled to appear include Cole Hamels, Jimmy Rollins, and Hunter Pence, plus various wives of Phillies and other celebrities “modeling the latest men’s and women’s high fashion designs down the catwalk.”
Our friends at CSNPhilly.com are offering a free live stream of the event beginning at 6:45 eastern time tonight, which you can watch via that link or embedded below:
Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Pirates will sign reliever Felipe Rivero to a four-year contract extension that includes two club options. The total value of the deal is believed to be $22 million and each club option is worth $10 million.
Rivero, 26, did not come to an agreement with the Pirates to avoid arbitration in his first year of eligibility ahead of last Friday’s deadline. He requested a $2.9 million salary for the 2018 season while the Pirates countered at $2.4 million. This extension will cover all four years of Rivero’s arbitration eligibility and the two club options can cover his first two years of free agency as well.
Rivero was one of baseball’s best relievers last season, finishing with 21 saves, a 1.67 ERA, and an 88/20 K/BB ratio in 75 1/3 innings. The Pirates acquired him from the Nationals along with minor leaguer Taylor Hearn ahead of the 2016 non-waiver trade deadline in the Mark Melancon deal.
Presumably, Rivero’s extension was in the works before he knew anything about the Andrew McCutchen trade. He made a couple of tweets following this afternoon’s news. In one, he used only the “facepalm” emoji. The other was a .gif of The Office character Jim Halpert yelling, “What is going on?”