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Good morning baseball fans!
Here is a look at what’s happening around the National League Central.
- The Braves sign Jason Motte to minor-league deal.
- Take a look at how players who joined new teams this season are performing through the first week of 2017.
- Detroit has optioned pitcher Bruce Rondon and have called up Joe Jimenez.
- Gary Sanchez has been sent to the 10-day DL with no timeframe yet of when he’ll be back.
- Pirates fans can play Super Mario Bros. on new right field LED screen so excuse us while we book our next road-trip.
- Jackie Bradley Jr. will head to the 10-day DL for a knee injury he sustained in the Red Sox game on Saturday.
- It took him 14 pitches (!!!), but Felix Hernandez struck Mike Trout out in the at bat and trust us, you have to see it.
- That Tim Tebow homer was much deeper than you thought.
- Also, he just hit a second one.
- Yordano Ventura’s mother threw out the 1st pitch of the Royals’ home opener and there was not a dry eye in the house. Rest in peace, Ace.
- Houston Astros’ pitcher Collin McHugh will officially be out six weeks due to an elbow injury.
- Wil Myers hit for the cycle yesterday because a lot of really cool things can happen in the one week of baseball being back.
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Today in baseball: On April 11th, 2010, Mike Leake becomes the first pitcher since Ariel Pieto (1995) to make his big league debut without ever spending a day in the minor leagues.