There have already been a few defensive gems in the early stages of this NLDS Game 5 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, but the diving grab here from Cardinals shortstop Pete Kozma is hard to top:
St. Louis leads this decisive Game 5 by a score of 2-0 as the bottom of the fifth inning gets underway.
Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports that the Mariners have claimed pitcher Dario Alvarez off waivers from the Cubs. The Mariners will option him to Triple-A Tacoma and have him report to minor league camp. Alvarez will serve as bullpen depth for the Mariners.
Alvarez, 29, has spent parts of four seasons in the majors with the Mets, Braves, and Rangers. He signed with the Cubs as a free agent in November. Across 48 innings of relief, the lefty owns a 5.06 ERA with 61 strikeouts and 22 walks. His spring with the Cubs wasn’t any better, as he yielded six runs on seven hits and six walks with 11 strikeouts in 7 1/3 innings.