The Cubs and Cardinals are still in action so no one has talked about it yet, but something pretty nuts happened in their game this afternoon.
I have no idea how this occurred — Pine tar? Velcro? Someone rubbing a balloon on their head? — and no one I’ve talked to online has a great explanation for it yet either, but I’m assuming the story is gonna be a pretty good one once we hear it.
All we have now is this GIF, in which it takes Yadier Molina a few moments to find the baseball he thinks he lost:
That Molina is really a glue guy for the Cardinals, eh? He’s one of the best catchers in the game and nothing can change that even if he’s a magnet for criticism at times.
Yeah, that’s the ticket.
The Tampa Bay Rays signed free agent outfielder Carlos Gomez to a one-year deal worth $4 million.
Gomez hit .255/.340/.462 with 17 homers in 105 games for the Rangers last year. He missed time due to various ailments, as he has frequently over the past several years, playing 118 games in 2016 and 115 games in 2015. He’s useful when healthy. He just has to find a way to stay healthy.
The Rays just traded away Steven Souza and designated Corey Dickerson for assignment, making room for Gomez. Dickerson was slated to make $5.95 million and, if he is not traded, the Rays will be on the hook for $1 million of that. Souza was making $3.55 million. Gomez will work in the outfield corner rotation with Denard Span and Mallex Smith, while Kevin Kiermaier will cover center.