Peter Moylan signs a minor league deal with the Braves


A reunion. Oh happy day:

Moylan pitched for the Braves from 2006 through 2012, but then he had Tommy John surgery. Then had it again. In between surgeries he pitched in 14 games for the Dodgers in 2013. It’s been a rough couple of years for the guy.

For his career he’s got a 2.80 ERA in 209 games with a K/BB ratio of 213/121 in 276 innings.

He also has been featured in some pretty sweet pictures over the years. Like this one from the Braves weird Christmas video a few years ago:


And this one he posted to Twitter himself:


He’s a fun guy. Hope he completes his rehab and can pitch in the bigs again.

Nationals’ Strasburg ejected for arguing from the stands

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NEW YORK — A pitcher getting ejected for arguing balls and strikes – on his day off? And, from the stands?

Nationals star Stephen Strasburg earned one of baseball’s most unique ejections – probably ever – in the third inning of Washington’s game against the New York Mets on Thursday.

Strasburg was sitting in Section 121 at Citi Field in this socially distant season because he’s scheduled to start Friday against Baltimore Orioles. He was apparently unhappy with the strike zone of plate umpire Carlos Torres after Austin Voth‘s 2-2 pitch to Pete Alonso on the outside corner was ruled a ball.

Moments later, Torres ejected last year’s World Series MVP, though it took a few seconds to realize who had been tossed.

Someone was heard yelling: “You’re (expletive) brutal” shortly before television cameras captured Strasburg doffing his cap as he walked up the staircase on his way out of the park.

“Sorry, folks – sorry, FCC,” Mets broadcaster Gary Cohen said on SNY.

The usually stoic Strasburg appeared to be grinning underneath his blue mask as he made his exit.