Derek Jeter has MLB’s best-selling jersey and Zack Greinke can’t even get his named spelled correctly on his own jersey.
Greinke took the mound yesterday wearing a jersey that had “GRIENKE” on the back, eventually switching to a correctly spelled version after someone finally noticed midway through the game.
Apparently there were two jerseys in his locker before the game and Greinke randomly grabbed one without realizing it had an error. And then, Greinke being Greinke, when he did realize it during the game he “didn’t care” and only switched because “they wanted me to.”
The Cleveland Indians have agreed to a minor league deal with outfielder Melvin Upton, Jr.
Upton, 33, battled a torn thumb ligament and a shoulder issue last season, limiting him to only 12 games with Triple-A Sacramento, the Giants’ affiliate. In those 12 games, he hit .244 with one double and one home run. Upton last played in the majors in 2016 with the Padres and Blue Jays with which he posted an aggregate .693 OPS.
Given the injuries suffered by Indians outfielders in the past couple of seasons it can’t hurt to have some options for organizational depth. If he has anything left in the tank, stash him on the bench or down in Columbus. If not, no harm done.