Rockies starter Jon Gray notched his first career home run on Wednesday night against the Reds. With the score 0-0 in the bottom of the second inning, Gray drilled a Scott Feldman fastball into the center field seats for a two-run jack. Statcast measured the blast at 467 feet.
As of this writing, Gray has also limited the Reds to one run through five innings of work. Not a bad night.
Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Angels will acquire second baseman Ian Kinsler from the Tigers. It is not known yet what the Tigers will receive in return. Kinsler had to waive his no-trade clause in order for the deal to happen.
Kinsler, 35, hit .236/.313/.412 with 22 home runs, 52 RBI, 90 runs scored, and 14 stolen bases in 613 plate appearances for the Tigers this past season. He’s in the final year of his contract and will earn $10 million for the 2018 season.
The Angels were certainly looking to upgrade at second base and did so with Kinsler. They were also reportedly interested in Cesar Hernandez of the Phillies.