Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports that there had been some strife between Wade Miley and the Arizona Diamondbacks regarding his conditioning and preparation prior to his being traded to the Boston Red Sox.
While noting that the Dbacks never intended to make this public, thus it’s not a case where the team is trying to bury a guy as he leaves, he does note the disagreement that talked to Miley about it, who is not exactly pleased:
Miley thinks it stems back to disagreements he had in the past with the team’s training staff, which he felt had a tendency to go overboard in its insistence on a healthy diet for players.
Miley doesn’t think there is anything wrong with his diet and believes his work ethic is where it needs to be.
This should all be in the past, now, as no one ever gets on players about their diet and stuff in Boston.
The Rockies fell 9-6 to the Orioles on Saturday, but the loss wasn’t without its bright spots. Case in point: Third baseman Nolan Arenado passed a significant career milestone on an Andrew Cashner fastball in the third inning, slugging the ball a projected 394 feet into the left field stands for his 200th career home run.
Arenado is the 34th active player to join the 200+ homer club and the first to do so since the Braves’ Freddie Freeman crossed that threshold on May 19. The three-run shot was the infielder’s 14th of the season and third since Friday, when he went deep twice against Orioles rookie John Means and reliever Shawn Armstrong. Following Saturday’s performance, he’s batting a robust .333/.377/.632 with 30 extra-base hits, 42 RBI, and a 1.009 OPS through 220 plate appearances.
He isn’t the only Rockies slugger making history, either. Arenado’s feat trailed that of Trevor Story, who clobbered an 0-2 pitch from Armstrong during the seventh inning of Friday’s 8-6 win. The two-run blast was his 100th home run in 448 career games, making him the fastest shortstop to reach the mark in MLB history.
The Rockies will vie for the series win as they round out the series on Sunday, with right-hander German Márquez scheduled to take the bump against fellow righty David Hess at 3:10 PM EDT.