Last year Roger Bernadina showed off a super-pumped body that stretched the definition of baseball shape. He posted this to his Twitter feed a little while ago and, well, just look:
We’re reaching Superstar Tony Atlas territory here. Which is no insult. He was the best of that thin layer of guys who were better than jobbers but not good enough to carry a card. Kinda describes Bernadina too.
(h/t to the Sports Bog)
Rays shortstop prospect Willy Adames took Red Sox starter and 2017 AL Cy Young Award runner-up Chris Sale yard for his first major league home run on Tuesday night. It was his second major league at-bat. The dinger cut the Rays’ deficit to 3-1.
The Rays called Adames up from Triple-A Durham ahead of Tuesday’s game. Adames is the Rays’ No. 2 prospect and No. 22 in baseball, according to MLB Pipeline. With Durham, he hit .311/.387/.466 with four home runs and 25 RBI in 173 plate appearances.
Manager Kevin Cash said that Adames is only going to be with the Rays for two or three days while Joey Wendle is on paternity leave, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reported. Adames is making his case to stay longer.