TMZ reports that Giancarlo Stanton will appear in Lexy Panterra’s new music video for her song , “So Good.” The video is too racy to embed, but here’s a direct link. Probably not a good idea to watch it at work, although I did.
Panterra gained a following on YouTube for her twerking videos. I’m not as old as Craig, but I felt old writing out that sentence. Back in my day, people got famous for playing with yo-yos and getting slimed on Nickelodeon.
Stanton, 27, is leading the majors with 51 home runs, a .665 slugging percentage, and a 173 adjusted OPS. He leads the National League with a 1.049 OPS. Along with all those numbers, he’s knocked in 110 runs, scored 103 runs, hit .292, and posted a .384 on-base percentage. He also looks good with his shirt off.
The Twins have reportedly signed free agent shortstop Erick Aybar to a minor-league deal, LaVelle E. Neal III of the Star Tribune reported Friday. FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman adds that the deal comes with a potential $1.25 million if Aybar reaches the majors, with additional incentives based on plate appearances. He’ll be able to opt out on March 27. The team has yet to confirm the signing.
Aybar, 34, is now four years removed from his career year in 2014. He’s been in a state of steady decline since then, slashing just .234/.300/.348 with seven home runs and 11 stolen bases over 370 plate appearances for the Padres in 2017. His poor performance wasn’t helped by a fractured left foot, either, which cost him almost six weeks on the disabled list.
Still, the Twins see something promising in the veteran infielder, and reportedly intend to use him as another utility option this spring. Per Neal, Aybar will join fellow backup infielders Eduardo Escobar and Ehire Adrianza and may even (temporarily) take over for Miguel Sano at third base if Sano isn’t able to shape up for the role by Opening Day.