Angels 2010 first round pick Ryan Bolden was shot and killed last night


This is awful:

Police say a deadly shooting Wednesday night started as a fight over candy. Investigators tell FOX 5’s Marc Teichner that children, around 10- and 11-years-old, were arguing about the candy at an apartment complex in the 4000 block of Lakemont Drive. Police say some adults got involved and things turned violent around 8:30 p.m. That’s when a 23-year-old man was shot and killed.

The victim was later identified as Ryan Bolden, the first round draft pick of the Los Angeles Angels in 2010 and a star high school player who led his Atlanta-area school to the state title that year. He had spent four seasons playing rookie-level ball for the Angels, but did not play any organized baseball in 2014. It was reported that back problems had derailed his career, though it was still a possibility that he’d come back.

Yankees designate Kendrys Morales for assignment

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The New York Yankees have designated Kendrys Morales for assignment.

Morales, 36, hit just .177/.320/.242 with one homer over 19 games with New York. This after he had a disastrous run with the A’s to start the 2019 season, hitting a mere .204/.310/.259 with a lone home run and seven RBI in 126 trips to the plate. Now that Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton are back there’s no room for him anyway, so it kind of doesn’t matter.

Morales had a solid year for the Blue Jays last season, posting a .769 OPS with 21 homers across 130 games, but it’s hard to see him catching on anyplace right now. Indeed, it may be the end of the line for the 13-year veteran.