This morning I poked fun at Chipper Jones for tweeting nonsensically. Then I got TOLD:
He’s right, you know. I realize that now. I had forgotten all of those times Roger Angell referred to Yickitties in his books. And who can watch a Vin Scully broadcast without hearing him hold forth on Mammos. It’s baseball writer malpractice on my part to forget that, really.
Apologies. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of those who have been hurt by my #dumbass failure to #LearnTheDamnGame
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.