MLB News & Moments You Should Know – 8/13/23

The MLB news and moments you need to know this morning.

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Today’s Headlines


Joey Bats

José Bautista celebrated his retirement in front of a packed crowd at the Rogers Centre. Bautista was inducted into the Blue Jays Level of Excellence. After being traded to the Blue Jays in 2008, the right fielder had one of the best careers in franchise history. Despite the Jays being his fifth team in just four years at that point, and after only having had 31 home runs under his belt, Bautista found his groove in Toronto and became a staple in the middle of the Jays’ lineup. During Bautista’s 10 years in Toronto, he racked up 288 homers, saw two ALCS appearances, and earned MVP votes four times.

Even More Honors

Félix Hernández was inducted into the Mariner’s Hall of Fame ahead of Saturday night’s game. King Félix spent 15 seasons with the Mariners, and while newer fans might remember his more recent struggles, he had many incredible and consistent seasons for the M’s. For some, 2014 was arguably his best as he ended the season with an ERA of just 2.14 with 34 starts. Hernández will appear on the Hall of Fame ballot for the first time in 2025.

A Whole Lot Of Runs

Atlanta went on a tear against the Mets for game one of their doubleheader. Matt Olson homered twice, and Ozzie Albies had a home run and six RBIs. Sean Murphy, Austin Riley, and Nicky Lopez also homered in the game. Atlanta ended the first game with a score of 21-3.

The Cubs Oust Toronto

Christopher Morel will forever be known as the reason the Blue Jays lost their American League wild-card spot. Morel hit a tie-breaking double in the ninth to beat the Blue Jays 5-4. Dansby Swanson also added a three-run home run during the game. The Cubs have now won 18 of their last 24 games.

Reduced Suspension

José Ramírez’s three-game suspension was reduced to just two games after his role in last Saturday’s brawl between the White Sox and Guardians. He will have served his ban after today’s contest against the Rays.

Meanwhile, Tim Anderson received a six-game suspension and a fine after exchanging punches. Anderson chose to appeal and is waiting on a result. Terry Francona, Emmanuel Clase, and Pedro Grifol also received one-game bans, all of which have already been served.


Best Moments From Yesterday


It’s Sandy’s World

Sandy Alcantara tossed a masterpiece against the Yankees, resulting in a complete game.

Back To Back Walk-Offs

The Rays were not done after Friday’s walk-off win so they had to do it once more Saturday. Randy Arozarena hit a liner to center for the win.

Earth To Medina

Luis Medina forgot how to play baseball for a second, allowing what should have been an easy out to become a single. Ildemaro Vargas certainly seemed relieved and was thankfully paying attention.

A New Fan For Life

A jersey-clad child jumped for joy after gloving a foul ball. After that stolen catch, I imagine this kid has a future in baseball.

Double Duty

Nolan Arenado makes an incredible play as he snatches the ball to tag third and launches the ball to first for a double play in the ninth.


Injuries and Other Moves


The Tampa Bay Rays officially moved Shane McClanahan from the 15- to 60-day injured list. The arm injury will end his season early.

Tanner Houck will make one more rehab start before returning from the injured list.

Spencer Howard was removed from his Triple-A outing with a trainer and was placed on the seven-day injured list.

Michael Wacha will rejoin the Padres rotation on Tuesday, per Bob Melvin.

Dylan Carlson is expected to be out for “at least a couple of weeks” with a strained left oblique.


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Chrystal OKeefe

Chrystal O'Keefe is a freelance writer from Indianapolis, Indiana. She balances her time between Indianapolis and Chicago and tries to travel to at least one new ballpark every year. She primarily covers the Chicago White Sox but loves talking about baseball in general.

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