More Phillies leaving town: Mike Fontenot was just designated for assignment.
Fontenot hit .289/.343/.340 with a home run, seven RBI in 47 games. Now he’ll work for food. Or a veteran’s minimum salary.
Michael Martinez has been called up from Lehigh Valley to take his place on the roster.
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.