Michael Cuddyer drove in a career-high seven runs last night


Michael Cuddyer has had a really tough time staying healthy this season, but the impending free agent is making up for lost time right now.

Cuddyer knocked in a career-high seven runs last night as the Rockies routed the Diamondbacks 15-3 at Coors Field in Colorado. He went 3-for-5 on the night, with a grand slam in the sixth inning and a bases-clearing double in the eighth.

Cuddyer is now 12-for-25 with six home runs, two doubles, and nine RBI over his last six games. The 35-year-old has been limited to just 43 games this season due to a pair of hamstring injuries and a fractured left shoulder socket, but he’s been a menace to major league pitching when on the field, batting .335/.378/.593 with nine home runs and 29 RBI. He’s going to be a very interesting case in free agency this winter.

Mariners sign RHP reliever Trevor Gott to 1-year contract

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SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners have begun the process of bolstering their bullpen by signing right-hander Trevor Gott to a one-year contract on Wednesday.

Gott appeared in 45 games last season with Milwaukee, going 3-4 with a 4.14 ERA. Gott had 44 strikeouts in 45 2/3 innings and held opponents to a .204 batting average.

Gott’s signing helps fill a void created when Erik Swanson was traded to Toronto as part of the deal that brought slugger Teoscar Hernandez to Seattle earlier this month. Gott has also pitched for San Francisco, Washington and the Los Angeles Angels.

Last season with the Brewers, Gott saw significant drops in batting average against and walk percentage, while raising his strikeout percentage.

Seattle also made a front office announcement Wednesday with the promotion of Andy McKay to assistant general manager. McKay has been with the club since 2015, when he was hired as the director of player development. McKay was promoted to senior director of baseball development in November 2021.

In his new role, McKay will oversee baseball development at all levels of the organization.