Ballplayers aren’t like you and me. They make a lot of money for bringing people a lot of entertainment and, given that their weekends and evenings are booked for most of the year, they gotta spend that somehow. Cars, as we recently read, are an obsession for many of them. And we ain’t talking about Buicks, Hondas and Subarus.
Yoenis Cespedes was given a shoutout in that article linked above. He’s stepping up his game, however. Here, via the tweets of Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, is what he showed up in to the Mets complex in Port St. Lucie this morning:
Andrew Beaton of the Wall Street Journal got an action shot:
It’s good to make $27.5 million a year.
CHICAGO — The Chicago White Sox acquired reliever Franklin German in a trade with the Boston Red Sox.
The White Sox sent minor league right-hander Theo Denlinger to Boston for German, who made his major league debut in September. Right-hander Jason Bilous was designated for assignment to make room for German on Chicago’s 40-man roster.
The 25-year-old German played for Double-A Portland and Triple-A Worcester for most of last season, going 5-2 with a 2.72 ERA and seven saves in in 43 relief appearances. The right-hander had no record and an 18.00 ERA in five appearances with the Red Sox.
German, a fourth-round pick in the 2018 amateur draft, was designated for assignment when Boston acquired reliever Richard Bleier in a trade with Miami.
The 26-year-old Denlinger had a 2-2 record and a 4.47 ERA in 40 appearances last season with Class A Winston-Salem and Double-A Birmingham. He was a seventh-round selection in the 2021 draft out of Bradley University.