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MLB News & Moments You Should Know – 9/8/23

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

Stay updated on everything baseball with our morning MLB News & Moments articles. We’ve got you covered to keep you in the know.

 

Today’s Headlines

It’s Almost SHO-time

Shohei Ohtani’s return is imminent as he started taking swings in a batting cage and resuming baseball activities. Phil Nevin sounds confident about Ohtani’s return after straining his right oblique muscle earlier this week. Ohtani has been shut down for the year with pitching but is ready to return as a hitter. He is still considered a frontrunner for his second AL MVP award in three years.

Judge Backs Boone

Aaron Judge has stated that he wants Yankees’ manager Aaron Boone to return as the manager next season. “He’s been there for us in good times and bad times,” Judge said. “The guy shows up and supports his players. You can probably tell by the amount of times he’s been thrown out of games that he always has our back.” Judge always believes the entire clubhouse supports his return as well. The Yankees are on track to miss the postseason for the first time since 2016.

Shutout Season

Andrés Muñoz pitched for the third day in a row and completed his 12th save Thursday night against the Rays, and the 14th shutout of the season for Seattle. Working around a leadoff hit-by-pitch, a one-out walk, and a stolen base with a runner in scoring position, the shutout remained intact after consecutive strikeouts. The Mariners won 1-0.

Special September Call-Ups

Jordan Lawlar was immediately placed in the lineup for the Diamondbacks after a quick call-up from Triple-A Reno. Lawlar collected his first big league hit in the fourth with an infield single, but his play in the bottom half have people talking.

With a win against the Cubs, the Diamondbacks are now a half-game ahead of the Marlins and Reds in the race for the final NL Wild Card spot.

40-40 Club

Ronald Acuña Jr. is just six home runs shy of recording the fifth 40-homer, 40-steal season in AL/NL history. He accounted for two of the five homers to help Atlanta break a three-game losing streak.

Best Moments From Yesterday

 

No. 47

Matt Olson has homered in four straight games, putting him at 47 home runs this season.

Home Run Robbery

Dominic Canzone makes an epic catch for the first out in the pending shutout against the Rays.

Torkel-Time

Spencer Torkelson goes for seconds in the Bronx with a two-run blast, his second home run of the night.

Dan-ception

Known for his role in the 1994 classic Forrest Gump, Gary Sinise performed the stretch at his favorite place, Wrigley Field. Dansby Swanson, also known as @LieutenantDans7 on the site formerly known as Twitter was in awe.

Injuries and Other Moves

Adolis García has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a patella tendon strain after an MRI revealed the strain in his right knee.

Terrin Varva has been pulled from his rehab assignment to be further evaluated and to undergo further testing on his right shoulder injury.

Mookie Betts exited Thursday’s game on crutches with a foot injury. He is considered day-to-day as his X-rays were negative.

Nestor Cortes will start a throwing program soon, but is not expected to return this season.

Jarred Kelenic should be activated from the 10-day injured list “any day now,” per Jerry Dipoto.

 

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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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