Yesterday Aaron passed along word that the Cubs were likely to sign reliever Bobby Howry. Today they did just that, reports Carrie Muskat of MLB.com.
To make room for Howry, the Cubs optioned Justin Berg to Iowa and designated David Patton for assignment. All you David Patton owners are probably blindsided by that, but I’m sure you’ll find some way to soldier on.
Astros third baseman Alex Bregman apparently wasn’t happy with his mustache on Sunday afternoon as he shaved it off in between innings during his team’s contest against the Royals. Bregman walked and later scored in the Astros’ eight-run second inning, but when he took his next plate appearance in the fourth inning, he was clean-shaven.
Bregman made a throwing error in the seventh and finished 0-for-4 with the walk on the afternoon. The Astros won 11-3.
Bregman isn’t the only player to make headlines for his facial hair recently. Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper recently shaved his signature beard. The Yankees approve of what both players have done.