MLB News & Moments You Should Know – 9/22/23

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

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Today’s Headlines

Magic Numbers Everywhere

Victor Caratini’s three-run homer and Blake Perkins‘ solo homer padded the Brewers’ division lead and brought their magic number down to just three with nine games left. This would be the second National League title in three years. The Brewers could also clinch as early as today, only needing a win over the Marlins and two Cubs losses.


Cy Young Race

The Yankees have certainly had a rough season, but Gerrit Cole seems to be the exception to the rule. Cole had fantastic control against the Blue Jays, retiring the first 16 hitters and pitching eight solid innings. Only one run and two hits were allowed, pushing Cole back into the Cy Young chatter. He also finished his second year of reaching the 200+ innings mark.



The Tigers announced the hire of Jeff Greenberg, the 20th general manager in franchise history. Greenberg had previously served as the assistant GM for the Chicago Blackhawks, the NHL team in Chicago, since April 2022. However, Greenberg has plenty of experience in baseball, as he spent 11 seasons, including the 2016 World Series season, with the Cubs.


Tough Go For Toronto

The Blue Jays still have a chance to make it to the postseason, but the recent injuries might close the door on those hopes. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is considered day-to-day after an MRI showed right knee inflammation.

Another big hit came from Alex Manoah, who won’t be able to pitch for the remained of the season. Manoah hasn’t pitched since August 10. He was demoted, but never had a chance to pitch in the minor league. Manoah has received multiple injections in his throwing arm to reduce inflammation and pain. His 2022 season was great, as he finished as a Cy Young finalist. This season would be the opposite, ending with a 5.89 ERA and only 87 1/3 innings pitched.


Best Moments From Yesterday


In Nick We Trust

Nick Castellanos is clearly very good. He proved that again last night with his fourth homer in four days.


Walk-Off Rays

Manuel Margot took full advantage of a bases loaded situation with a hit to short right to bring in two.


Home Run Derby

Matt Olson got home run No. 53 with a solo homer against the Nationals.


Now That’s A Catch

The ever enjoyable Kevin Kiermaier showed true athleticism and grace in a diving catch.


Injuries and Other Moves

Eduardo Rodriguez will throw a bullpen session today and is still considered day-to-day and Javier Báez is expected to return to the lineup today.

Riley Greene is expected to be ready for the start of next season following his recent Tommy John surgery.

Christian Yelich remained out of the lineup but is still considered day-to-day.

Brandon Crawford was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right hamstring strain.

Willson Contreras was added to the 10-day injured list with tendinitis in his left wrist.

Danny Jansen was cleared to begin mobility exercises after surgery on his right hand.

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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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