Connor Byrne | MLB Trade Rumors: Padres starter Adrian Morejon will need Tommy John surgery. Kevin Acee reported the news early Tuesday evening. Morejon had been placed on the 10-day IL with a forearm strain, but the young lefty will ultimately miss the rest of the season and part of next.
Jay Jaffe | FanGraphs: Stephen Strasburg was placed on the 10-day IL with shoulder inflammation. That’s bad enough on its own, but the Nationals’ rotation has been one of the worst in the majors despite it being a strength on paper heading into the season.
Patricia Beninato | Buc’s Dugout: Neil Walker announced his retirement. The 35-year-old had a 12-year career as a major leaguer, amassing 19.6 bWAR in that time. Walker spent most of his career with the Pirates, playing a key role in the playoff teams of the 2010’s and winning the Silver Slugger in 2014.
Buster Posey had his first two-homer game since 2016, hitting two solo shots off Philadelphia’s Zack Wheeler.
Buster Posey— Devan Fink (@DevanFink) April 21, 2021
2018-19 — 12 HR in 893 PA
2020 — Did not play
2021 — 4 HR in 41 PA
Posey is currently hitting .297/.366/.622 with a .422 wOBA and a 167 wRC+.
Corbin Burnes had yet another scoreless appearance in which he didn’t walk a single batter.
Since the beginning of last season...— Jeremy Frank (@MLBRandomStats) April 21, 2021
13 XBH allowed
26 XBH allowed
Matt Olson hit a grand slam in Game 1 of a double header against the Twins. The A’s swept the double header and have now won 10 in a row.