Muppets-as-ballplayers? Yes, Muppets-as-ballplayers

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It’s 10:30 and I can already tell it’s going to be one of those days.  Stick around until this afternoon and I might upload a video of me singing the national anthem or something.

Anyway: Larry Granillo cast various Muppets as their ballplayer counterparts. Derek Jeter as Kermit.  A-Rod as Miss Piggy.  You get the idea.

In other news: I’m way more excited to see the new Muppet movie than either of my kids. Don’t judge me.

Report: Welington Castillo to be suspended 80 games for violating Joint Drug Agreement

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Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic confirms a report from journalist Américo Celado that White Sox catcher Welington Castillo will be suspended 80 games for violating baseball’s Joint Drug Agreement. Castillo was believed to have used a steroid, but according to Rosenthal, the substance was not a steroid. More details should come on Thursday.

Castillo, 31, entered Wednesday’s action batting .270/.314/.477 with six home runs and 15 RBI in 118 plate appearances. He has gotten the bulk of the work behind the plate, backed up by Omar Narváez.

Castillo’s absence will likely prompt the White Sox to call up Kevan Smith from Triple-A Charlotte. Smith battled an ankle injury in March and April, so he got a late start to the season. In 102 PA at Triple-A, he has hit .283/.343/.457.