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Brinson matches rare May feat in game against Dodgers

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Brinson matches rare May feat in game against Dodgers

Brinson matches rare May feat in game against Dodgers

LOS ANGELES — Lewis Brinson is less than a week old and has a long way to go before a 2023 decision is made, but he does make a good first impression . large

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Brinson hit two home runs Monday night to help the Giants snap an eight-game losing streak against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He also did something that a Giants midfielder hadn’t done since Willie Mays.

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Brinson started at midfield and went all nine. He became the first Giants midfielder to hit two home runs in a road game against the Dodgers since Mays, Sportsradar reported. On May 12, 1958, Mace did it at the Los Angeles Coliseum, and because he was Mace, he hit two more home runs the next day.

Mace and Brinson, two of the Giants’ only five midfielders since the club’s westward move in 1958, have had two home runs against the Dodgers at each field. Bobby Bonds, Jeffrey Leonard and Mike Aldrete did too, though all three missed two home runs at Candlestick Park.

Brinson’s outburst came on a very hot night at Dodger Stadium, a night before the Giants had only two five home runs. In addition to Brinson, J.D. Davis, Thairo Estrada, and David Villar dig deeper.

The multi-home run was Brinson’s fourth in the majors, and he nearly had his first triple-home night. On his first shot, Brinson hit a rocket just yards from the goal stick. Manager Gabe Kapler said after the 7-4 win that he thought the first shot set the tone.

“I think that’s usually what happens when you really feel running. You know where the sweet spot is,” he said. “You hit a home run foul and you connect with it and you don’t feel anything, it makes you feel where that sweet spot is and you connect with it.

“It’s not that you’ve got a perfect swing every time, but you know where it is and you’re a little more specific about the barrel, and I think that’s what happened with Brinson tonight.”

The Giants will have an extended look at Brinson in September as they try to see if he can be part of the 2023 outfield mix. Early returns are exactly what you expect. Brinson hasn’t had much success with the Brewers and Marlins over the past five major league seasons, but he has a .719 OPS against lefty pitchers. In the minors that year, Brinson went 32-for-77 with seven homers and eight doubles against the southpaw.

The Giants meet Brett Anderson on Tuesday. In Wednesday’s series finale, they got Clayton Kershaw. Brinson is likely to play the lead in midfield.

“He was good at lefties for a long time in his major league career,” Kapler said. “He had a really good year in the Astros’ triple-A game against southpaws. In some way To the extent that we can get him into those positions, I think that will improve him. His confidence is growing.”

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Interest from other teams could make Chris Sale wear another shirt in 2023

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Interest from other teams could make Chris Sale wear another shirt in 2023

Interest from other teams could make Chris Sale wear another shirt in 2023

Although no more serious negotiations have begun, the Boston Red Sox have noted the interest of other franchises in pitcher Chris Sale and have not ruled out involving him in a possible trade.

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Jon Heyman of the New York Post reported that while the Red Stockings are not thinking of trading any of their starters, they may at least listen and consider offers for the members of the rotation, due to many options in the sector.

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However, if the team decides that Ace’s time in Boston is over, Sale can veto his fate and choose where he will go, since the no-trade clause in his contract gives him this possibility.

Should any team decide to take over the pitcher’s contract this offseason, they will secure his services for at least two more years, as Chris Sale becomes a free agent only in 2025.

Known for his excellent left-handedness, the athlete has a considerable history of physical problems. In addition to missing the entire already shortened 2020 season as a result of recovery from Tommy John surgery, Sale also took the field nine times the following year in uneven performances.

This season did not start in good shape for Sale either, who missed the start due to a rib injury during Spring Training. When he was healthy, he played only twice and fractured his little finger during an away game against the New York Yankees in July in his last performance. In addition, he broke his wrist riding a bicycle.

“You can’t make that up, right?” said Chaim Bloom, head of baseball operations for the Sox Kings. “We need to send some people after whoever is with Chris Sale’s voodoo doll and get it back.”

Sale was among the top six nominees for the Cy Young award between 2012 and 2018, receiving seven All-Star Game nominations, one World Series win, recording the record for unblemished innings with three (tied with Sandy Koufax and Max Scherzer) and owns a 5.33 strikeouts-to-walk average, the best mark in league history.

Taking into account his wins, but also the medical issue, Chris Sale will have to prove himself again as an elite pitcher who has made it through the injuries. If so, he is a powerful weapon on the mound, regardless of the uniform he wears.

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Pirates sign veteran pitcher Rich Hill to a one-year deal

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Pirates sign veteran pitcher Rich Hill to a one-year deal

The Pittsburgh Pirates and left-handed pitcher Rich Hill finalized terms on a one-year, $8 million contract on Tuesday (27), reported Jeff Passan of ESPN USA.

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Hill, 42, will be entering his 19th season in the MLB. He accumulated a 4.27 ERA with 109 strikeouts in 124.1 innings for the Boston Red Sox in 2022. Including, his last stint in Boston was his fourth with the team.

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Since 2015, when the lefty had a “resurgence” period in his career, he has maintained an average of 10.7 strikeouts per nine innings, along with a good 2.91 ERA (140 ERA+) and a 1.06 WHIP in 87 total games.

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The Mariners acquire Wong from the Brewers in exchange for Winker and Toro.

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The Mariners acquire Wong from the Brewers in exchange for Winker and Toro.

The Mariners acquire Wong from the Brewers in exchange for Winker and Toro.

The Mariners acquired Kolten Wong from the Brewers on Friday in exchange for outfielder Jesse Winker and infielder Abraham Toro, filling a much-needed left-handed spot in their lineup.

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DETAILS OF THE TRADE

  • 2B for the Mariners Kolten Wong
  • Brewers are awarded: LF/DH INF Jesse Winker Toro, Abraham.

The Mariners will also receive $1.75 million to help offset Wong’s $10 million salary in 2023, when he will be a free agent. Winker is due $8.25 million in his final year before free agency, effectively a money and player swap for Seattle, while Toro is in his first year of arbitration as a Super Two player and won’t be a free agent until until 2026.

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Wong has been a Mariners goal since the team came short of signing him as a free agency ahead of the 2021 season, when Seattle offered a two-year deal but Milwaukee offered a third-year club option, which was the difference at the time, according to sources. The Mariners had inquired about Wong’s availability at the Trade Deadline the previous two seasons, but the competing Brewers were uninterested in moving him.

However, with numerous arbitration-eligible players set to receive raises this offseason, many in the business anticipated that the team might be willing to move some of its higher-priced players for payroll relief, prospect capital, and/or depth. Toro, a switch-hitting infielder with glimpses of good performance, provides longevity for the Brewers’ squad, while Winker, coming off a terribly disappointing season, returns to a division where he flourished with the Reds while facing the motivation of a contract year with the Brewers.

The Brewers activated Wong’s option last month instead of paying him a $2 million buyout, opening the door for him to be traded, which sparked interest from clubs other than Seattle, according to sources.

Wong, 32, is coming off what was maybe his greatest season at the plate, hitting.251/.339/.430 (.769 OPS) with a career-high 15 homers, 24 doubles, four triples, 47 RBIs, and 116 wRC+ (league average is 100) while collecting 2.5 wins above replacement, according to FanGraphs.

Some of this was by purpose, with a more deliberate attempt to raise the ball higher. His line-drive and fly-ball rates were the best in his career the last two years (49.3% combined), but his ground-ball percentage was the lowest (43.7% for ’21-22). It’s possible that his OPS+ in each of the last two seasons – 110 in ’21 and 118 in ’22 – was the greatest of his career.

Wong is a two-time Gold Glove Award winner who is coming off a defensively bad year in which he was worth minus-9 outs above average (placing in the third percentile, per Statcast) and minus-1 defensive runs saved.

Some of that could be attributed to lower-body injuries he battled throughout the year, such as a right calf strain from a hit-by-pitch in June, which led to a stint on the injured list and persisted despite treatment and footwear experimentation. A full offseason of rest and a Spring Training with infield coaching guru Perry Hill, who has helped J.P. Crawford and Ty France among others, should be beneficial.

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