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AL East update: 84 wins, Rusney Castillo promoted

An update of the ever so competitive American League East, where 84 wins is projected to win the division.

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The American League East has been a competitive division over the past couple of years, with the Boston Red Sox winning the World Series in 2013 and the Baltimore Orioles taking the division crowd last year.

Again 2015 looks to be a competitive year for the American League East, but not because the teams are playing well.

The Tampa Bay Rays, who sit atop the AL East at 24-21, are the only team in the division above .500, which is a farcry from what the American League East is used to.

AL East standings 5/25:

Team W L GB
Rays 24 21 -
Yankees 22 22 1.5
Red Sox 21 23 2.5
Orioles 19 22 3
Blue Jays 20 26 4.5

AL East news & notes 5/25:

  • Speaking of the Rays, their offense has gone cold lately and that was no different in their 7-2 loss to the A's on Sunday.The Rays are also making headlines for the wrong reasons, as they cancelled their minor league affiliate's "A-Rod Juice Box Night".
  • Rusney Castiilo has been promoted by the Red Sox and Jackie Bradley Jr. was sent back to Pawtucket. Despite the Red Sox promoting one of their top prospects, the talk this weekend is about Mike Napoli, who lead the team's offense to a victory on Sunday.
  • Napoli has a ritual of letting kids sign his bat. A 9-year-old named Ethan signed his bat on Thursday. During the series with the Angels, Napoli went 5-for-9 with eight RBIs while homering in three straight games.
  • Another pitcher has been ejection for the ever-so-mysterious 'foreign substance'. This time it was Orioles reliever Brian Matusz getting tossed in the 12th inning of a game against the Miami Marlins.