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- After Jose Bautista was released by the Braves over the weekend, more than a few individuals opined that the 37-year-old’s career was over. It didn’t take long for those opinions to be proven wrong, as Bautista signed a major-league deal with the Mets on Tuesday afternoon. He was in the lineup Tuesday night, going 1 for 3 with a double.
- After nearly a season and a half spent in Triple-A, highly-touted Rays prospect Willy Adames was finally called up to the majors on Tuesday. He quickly made an impact, homering in his second major-league at-bat.
- In Stephen Tolbert’s debut MLBDD article, he takes a look at how Trevor Story has bounced back and provided a big boost to the Rockies, who are now in first place in a weak NL West.
- The free-agent market this past offseason was notable for being frozen...so much so that an entire spring training camp had to be formed from free agents without jobs yet. While some high-priced free-agent pitchers have been on the struggle bus, a couple of bargain-bin options (or at least before Monday, in one of their cases) have been excelling.
- The draft is coming up fast, so here is a look at some of the better bats we will see picked in next month’s draft.
- Here’s an in-depth look at five pitchers who are likely to come off the board early in this year’s draft.
- Jon Singleton, he of the $10 million deal before he ever set foot in the majors, was just released by the Astros. He was panned for taking such a team-friendly, weird deal, but now the deal somehow looks bad for the Astros.
- Hot stove? Hot stove! The Tigers have been fielding interest in pitcher Francisco Liriano. This is one example of why you can not have enough pitching.
- We rolled out our MLB Awards Odds Tracker earlier this week. Whether you are looking to lay some money down or just want to see who the current favorites are for the CY Young and MVP awards, this is the thing for you.
- In what is part of a wave of draft-related content headed for the site, Anthony took a look at the AL East and, in particular, who the teams in the division should draft once they are on the clock in the 2018 draft.
- Carlos Gomez had some interesting comments about baseball’s drug-testing policy on Tuesday.
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Today in Baseball: On May 23, 2002, Marlins second baseman Luis Castillo — a switch-hitter throughout his 15-year career — hits his first career home run from the left side of the plate. It was his 600th major-league game, and he went on to hit only three homers against right-handed pitchers during the course of his career.
Question of the Day: Will Jose Bautista bounce back with the Mets?