Two weeks ago Lenny Dykstra’s son, 23-year-old minor leaguer Cutter Dykstra, got engaged to Jamie-Lynn Sigler, the 31-year-old actress who played Meadow on “The Sopranos.”
Now they’re having a baby, according to People magazine.
And because we pay so much attention to the use of unnamed “sources” in the baseball reporting world, I was amused by this:
“She couldn’t be more excited!” a source tells PEOPLE. … There’s no wedding date set yet. But one thing’s for certain: “Jamie can’t wait to be a mom,” the source adds.
Phew. I was worried the source might say something like “oh man, she’s really depressed about this and would rather be a baseball blogger than a mom.”
The Rays have traded right-hander Jake Odorizzi to the Twins, per team announcements on Saturday evening. The Twins will receive minor league shortstop Jermaine Palacios in the deal. Despite previous speculation, recently-DFA’d outfielder Corey Dickerson was not included in the trade.
With Odorizzi, the Twins finally have the front-end starter they’ve been seeking all winter. It’s a bargain deal as well, as the 27-year-old righty is under contract through 2019 and didn’t require the club to part with any of their top-shelf prospects in the trade. Odorizzi will be looking to stage a comeback in 2018 after a dismal performance with the Rays last year, during which he eked out a career-worst 4.14 ERA, 3.8 BB/9 and 8.0 SO/9 through 143 1/3 innings.
Palacios, 21, ranked no. 27 in the Twins’ system last season. He split his year between Single-A Cedar Rapids and High-A Fort Myers, raking a combined .296/.333/.454 with 13 home runs and 20 stolen bases in 539 plate appearances. He’s expected to continue developing at shortstop, though he’s also seen limited time at second and third base during his four-year career in the minors.