Major League Baseball on Monday extended Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna’s administrative leave through May 28, the second time MLB has extended the leave since he was arrested and charged with assaulting a woman.
MLB placed Osuna on administrative leave May 8 and on May 14 extended his leave to Monday. At the time he was initially placed on leave, the Blue Jays released a statement backing the league’s decision while reviewing the situation.
For Velasquez, watching Herrera was easier said than done, on account of the laser lights — red, green and indigo — that were bouncing all around the clubhouse ceiling and walls. That has been the custom after Philly wins this season, thanks to Arrieta and veteran reliever Tommy Hunter. The pair of former Cubs brought the tradition with them from Chicago, where they used to light it up after home wins. In Philly, though, they’ve taken it one step further with a portable kit they purchased in spring training at the Sam Ash store in Clearwater, Florida, and that comes with them on the road.
As for which Phillies player controls the music during the laser light show, it varies from game to game. But it didn’t matter who was the postgame DJ on Friday. All that mattered is that there was one — which is more than the Nationals could say.
Well, that all seems like it makes perfect sense, in theory, but I do not rank Ajayi as one of my top 20 running backs for PPR — or non-PPR — purposes as of now, so … I better get to explaining myself.
He has raised his average to .245 after having spent much of the first two months below .200. He batted leadoff 15 times in that early stretch.
He’s settled in so comfortably in that seven spot, I haven’t wanted to make an adjustment with him, said Green, noting he came close to penciling him back into the leadoff spot Thursday. It’s been such a push for us to get him going that once he’s gotten going, it has seemed prudent to leave him alone down there in the seven hole.
I do think sometime in the near future you’re going to see him back toward the top, against left-handed pitching especially.
Margot, the club’s leadoff hitter on Opening Day, hit just .156 atop the lineup before getting demoted in May. He has hit .333 while batting seventh.
Another decision Green will have to make Saturday is what to do with third baseman Cory Spangenberg, who contributed two hits and two runs to Friday’s win.
Spangenberg has hit safely in a personal-best 11 straight starts but hasn’t been starting lately against left-handed pitchers, against whom he is batting just .143 this season.