Pretty cool moment from Saturday night’s game between the Cardinals and Brewers …
If you didn’t watch the entire clip, Cardinals right-hander Mitch Harris is the first graduate of the United States Naval Academy to appear in a major league game since 1921. He struck out Adam Lind — the first batter he faced — and then worked around a couple singles and a couple walks to deliver 1 1/3 scoreless frames.
The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rangers and pitcher Jordan Lyles have agreed to a contract. ESPN’s Jeff Passan provided the details, reporting that it is a two-year, $16 million deal.
Lyles, 29, split last season between the Pirates and Brewers, performing much better with the latter. Overall, he compiled a 4.15 ERA with a 146 strikeouts and 55 walks across 141 innings. It was a return to full-time starting for Lyles, who had performed mostly as a reliever from 2016-18.
The Rangers also inked Kyle Gibson to a three-year, $30 million contract last week. Gibson and Lyles will join a rotation that also includes Mike Minor and Lance Lynn as well as youngster Kolby Allard.