Remember yesterday how Rob Dibble said that it was an email from Stephen Strasburg’s father to the Lerners that got him fired? Well, Strasburg took to Twitter last night to take issue with that:
For those of you wondering my dad doesn’t even have the Lerners’ email… Actually was a fan of Dibble believe it or not
No. I don’t believe it.
(thanks to The Nationals Enquirer for the heads up)
Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi reports that the Blue Jays are considering moving starter Jaime Garcia to the bullpen. If they go that route, Sam Gaviglio would start in Garcia’s place on Sunday against the Angels.
Garcia, 31, has struggled to a 6.16 ERA with a 56/31 K/BB ratio in 61 1/3 innings over 13 starts this season. Gaviglio, meanwhile, has a 3.75 ERA with 35 striekouts and 11 walks in 36 innings across six starts and two relief appearances for the Jays this year.
Garcia inked a one-year, $10 million contract with the Jays in February. The deal includes a club option for the 2019 season worth $10 million with a $2 million buyout.