On the one-year anniversary of the tragic Boston Marathon bombings and with the Boston Red Sox in town for a three-game series, the Chicago White Sox players, coaches, and trainers donned these “Boston Strong, Sox Together” shirts during pregame warmups on Tuesday evening at U.S. Cellular Field …
That’s Paul Konerko up top and Adam Eaton and Jose Abreu at the bottom. Images courtesy of MLB.
Mariners top pitching prospect Taijuan Walker was scheduled to make one final rehab start on Tuesday at Triple-A Tacoma before joining the major league starting rotation. But that plan can now be torched.
MLB.com’s Greg Johns reports that Walker had to be scratched from his start at Tacoma on Tuesday night due to stiffness in his throwing shoulder — the same joint that landed him on the disabled list at the end of spring training. Johns says Walker simply “couldn’t get loose” before the outing. The talented 21-year-old will likely be flown to Seattle for tests.
Walker posted a promising 2.93 ERA, 1.196 WHIP, and 10.2 K/9 in 141 1/3 innings last season between Double-A and Triple-A, and he struck out 10 batters over five scoreless innings in a rehab outing last week.
Every player in Major League Baseball — it should be noted that four games have been postponed by rain — will sport No. 42 on Tuesday night to honor Jackie Robinson’s breaking of the color barrier.
Curtis Granderson is not in the Mets’ starting lineup against the host Diamondbacks because of minor rib cage, forearm, and knee injuries that he sustained in a collision with the outfield wall on Monday, but he will be sporting these custom cleats on the bench: