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Padres release Chris Young


The San Diego Padres have released righty Chris Young.

Young posted a 7.53 ERA in seven spring appearances. Last year with the Royals he posted a 7.50 ERA, 4.2 BB/9 and 6.6 K/9 through 30 innings. There’s something to be said for consistency, but just not in this particular case.

At age 38, it’s hard not to think that this is the end of the road for Young. Then again, the Marlins just announced their rotation to start the season, so it’s not like there aren’t going to be some opportunities for a starting pitcher willing to work for cheap:

Good luck, big man. Maybe give Derek Jeter a call.

The Mariners turned an odd triple play with the help of Evan Gattis

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Astros DH Evan Gattis unwittingly helped the Mariners complete a triple play in the fourth inning of Thursday afternoon’s game at Safeco Field. The Astros put runners on first and second on consecutive singles by Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa, bringing Gattis to the plate.

Gattis check-swung at a first-pitch curve from Marco Gonzales, hitting a grounder to third base. Kyle Seager stepped on the third base bag and then threw to second base for the second out. There was not nearly enough time for Robinson Cano to get the throw to first base to complete a triple play. Gattis ostensibly lost track of the number of outs in the inning, so he just circled back to the dugout and the Mariners completed their triple play since Gattis went out of the baseline.

That’s the first triple play of the 2018 season. It’s the Mariners’ first triple play since July 26, 2015 against the Blue Jays.