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Good morning baseball fans! Nothing like two walk offs and a pitcher going yard twice in one game to make you realize how much you missed baseball.
Here’s a look at what’s going on around the National League West.
- Dillon Gee re-signed to remain with the Rangers and could emerge as a fifth starting option.
- The Blue Jays signed Chris Coghlan to a minor league deal Saturday.
- Melvin Upton Jr. won’t make the Blue Jays Opening Day roster, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney.
- Madison Bumgarner is the first pitcher to hit two home runs on Opening Day because of course he is.
- Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre will open the season on the disabled list, according to MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan.
- SuntTrust Park has plenty to offer, including very overpriced food and horribly long lines.
- Could baseball possibly return to Montreal?
- Left-hander Daniel Stumpf agreed to a major league deal with the Tigers and will be placed on the 40-man roster, according to Anthony Fenech of The Detroit Free Press.
- Tropicana Field has a new turf which is awesome because the old turf was getting us concerned about a potential swamp people colony under the stadium.
- The Reds released outfielder Desmond Jennings, according to Zach Buchanan of The Cincinnati Enquirer.
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Today in baseball: On April 3rd, 1984, on Opening Day, Tiger rookie Barbaro Garbey becomes the first Cuban refugee to play in the majors.