Greg Bird’s cat is related to Mr. Bigglesworth from Austin Powers

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Mat Latos has a cat named Cat Latos. Matt Duffy‘s cat is large and charismatic. Kevin Kiermaier is irrationally troubled that any man could own a cat, it seems.

Any of these could’ve ranked as the top MLB/cat thing, but all of them have been displaced thanks to Yankees first baseman Greg Bird. It seems his cat is more special than anyone’s. His cat is famous. Or is at least related to a famous cat.

His cat — named Mr. Delicious —  is the grandcat of Mr. Bigglesworth from “Austin Powers.” For real. Watch:

 

Bird is now one of my favorite players and I will delete all comments and/or posts critical of him.

Padres to place Franchy Cordero on DL, activate Hunter Renfroe

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Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the Padres will place outfielder Franchy Cordero on the 10-day disabled list and activate outfielder Hunter Renfroe from the DL on Monday.

Cordero, 23, has been slumping, batting .140 with four extra-base hits in 47 plate appearances dating back to May 11. The Padres noticed that the forearm issue has been affecting his swing in recent games. Manager Andy Green said, “It was something where he could swing a certain way to manage it. But swinging that way was not him.”

Renfroe, 26, has been out since mid-April due to inflammation in his right elbow. He hit .200/.281/.440 in 57 PA prior to landing on the disabled list. Renfroe played in 10 rehab games with Triple-A El Paso.