On Sunday, the final out of Jordan Zimmermann’s no-hitter came when Steven Souza made a spectacular catch in left-center field. There was joking after the game about Zimmermann buying Souza a gift for the effort. He may have. A big one. Adam Kilgore:
Friday, Zimmermann was asked if he had delivered on his vow to buy Souza a gift.
“I have,” Zimmermann said. “You’ll have to ask him what it is.”
So, we did. As Souza came off the field from shagging fly balls during batting practice, the question was posed to him: What did Zimmermann buy him?
“A BMW,” Souza replied.
“It’s getting shipped this winter,” Souza said.
There’s a possibility that Souza is just putting Kilgore on here. But if it’s true, that’s a pretty solid gesture by Zimmermann there.
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.