Angels interested in Matsui

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One of the more interesting sight at the Marriott early last evening was the throng of Japanese media standing in the lobby by the front doors, apparently waiting for someone or something.  What were they waiting for?  “Mr. Reagins,” said one of the photographers. This is how you know that the Angels are interested in Hideki Matsui.  An interest confirmed by Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times. “He’s a person we’ve talked about, along with several players,” Reagins said.

Video: Willy Adames takes Chris Sale yard for first major league homer

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Rays shortstop prospect Willy Adames took Red Sox starter and 2017 AL Cy Young Award runner-up Chris Sale yard for his first major league home run on Tuesday night. It was his second major league at-bat. The dinger cut the Rays’ deficit to 3-1.

The Rays called Adames up from Triple-A Durham ahead of Tuesday’s game. Adames is the Rays’ No. 2 prospect and No. 22 in baseball, according to MLB Pipeline. With Durham, he hit .311/.387/.466 with four home runs and 25 RBI in 173 plate appearances.

Manager Kevin Cash said that Adames is only going to be with the Rays for two or three days while Joey Wendle is on paternity leave, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reported. Adames is making his case to stay longer.