According to Vin Scully on the video of it, the Dodgers have been dancing and have turned on a bubble machine every time someone hits a home run of late. Last night was the first instance I saw of it, following Hanley Ramirez’s home run. Watch it all here.
The dancing is kind of cute, actually. The bubbles are fun. Which I’m sure means that if they do it against the Diamondbacks 14 Dodgers players will be murdered in service to the unwritten rules and playing the game the right way and all of that.
But in the meantime:
The Red Sox have signed third baseman Jhonny Peralta to a minor-league deal. He’ll report to Pawtucket.
Peralta, 35, hit a paltry .204/.259/.204 in 58 plate appearances for the Cardinals this year. But with Pablo Sandoval on the disabled list — and ineffective when he hasn’t been — the Sox could use some infield depth.
This is the second former Tiger that former Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski has picked up today, after signing Doug Fister. No word if he’s kicking the tires on Andy Dirks or Brennan Boesch.
The Kansas City Royals have designated Chris Young for assignment. The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the addition of Neftali Feliz, who the Royals picked up yesterday.
Young was an excellent swingman for the Royals World Series-winning 2015 team, but he’s been terrible since then, posting a 6.52 ERA since the beginning of 2016. This year he’s got a 7.50 ERA in 14 games, two of which came as a starter. He has a ghastly 2.033 WHIP. He’s not foolin’ anyone out there.