Someone asked Vernon Wells what he thinks of the Michael Young situation for some reason

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Actually I know the reason: Michael Young and Vernon Wells are good buddies who came up in the Jays system together.  For what it’s worth, Wells thinks the Rangers mishandled Young’s situation:

Like Young, Wells dealt with being a frequent target of trade rumors before the Angels acquired him for Mike Napoli and Juan Rivera in January. Both players have hefty contracts that make them more difficult to move. “I dealt with it in-house, which was the right way to do things. He’s having to deal with it, unfortunately, publicly,” Wells said. “It creates all kinds of problems. It’s been handled poorly on their end, I’ll say that.”

Yeah, it is bad that Young is having to deal with this so publicly. It’s so bad that maybe he shouldn’t have gone and told MLB.com that he felt manipulated and misled and revealed that he demanded a trade.  But sadly the Rangers did … that … made him talk to …

No, I have no idea either.

Brandon Crawford homers off brother-in-law Gerrit Cole

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You can’t pick your family and no one knows that better than Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford. His sister Amy married Astros starter Gerrit Cole in November 2016, so the two players are brothers-in-law.

The two players have matched up against each other 18 times in the past, as Cole spent his first five seasons in the National League with the Pirates. Cole often won that battle, holding Crawford to four hits — all singles — in 18 plate appearances.

Crawford finally got the better of Cole on Tuesday night, hitting a line drive into the appropriately-named Crawford Boxes at Minute Maid Park for a two-run home run, cutting the Astros’ lead to 5-2.