MLB News & Moments You Should Know – April 21

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

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Today’s Headlines

Scherzer Suspension

Max Scherzer has been suspended for 10 games and fined $10,000 after Wednesday’s ejection. The Mets ace entered a verbal dispute with umpire Phil Cuzzi after being asked to change his glove and wash his hands during a routine foreign substance check. Scherzer announced that he will not appeal the decision.


The Return

Fernando Tatis Jr. returned to the Padres lineup after fracturing his wrist and serving an 80-game suspension after testing positive for an anabolic steroid. The Padres optioned Brandon Dixon and transferred Robert Suarez to the 60-day injured list. Tatis Jr. was the leadoff hitter. Tatis Jr. went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts, but the Padres defeated the Diamondbacks 7-5.

MadBum No More

The Diamondbacks DFA’d Madison Bumgarner. The southpaw pitcher had a rough start this season, gaining a 10.26 ERA in four starts. Once Bumgarner clears waivers, he’ll be eligible to sign with another team but is still owed $34 million of the $85 million deal from 2020.

Closing Out Cancer

Liam Hendriks made an announcement on his personal Instagram that he is now in remission after battling non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Hendriks documented much of his journey through treatments on his Instagram, as well as his wife Kristi’s. I can’t speak for the entire league, but I imagine he’ll be welcomed with open arms.


The A’s Had A Bad Day

You would think coming off a Mets sweep would be the worst news for A’s fans, but alas. The Oakland A’s signed a binding agreement to purchase land for a new ballpark (with a retractable roof) in Las Vegas. This decision was made after being unable to build a new venue in the Bay area.

Best Moments From Yesterday

Polar Bear Power

Pete Alonso is back to leading with runs, as he blasts his ninth run of the season so far.

Mookie Can Do It All

With only 14 games in the minors as shortstop, Mookie Betts made his shortstop debut in the Major League. He even managed to turn a double play.

The Pirates Are Having Fun

A celebration sword?! Jack Suwinski keeps homering, four in his last four games, and wildly waves a sword in the dugout each time. The ever-lovable Andrew McCutchen should consider acting once he retires.

Catch of the Year Contender

At this point, what can’t Isiah Kiner-Falefa do?



Kenta Maeda left Thursday’s game after being hit by a 111-mph line drive to the ankle. X-rays showed he has an ankle bruise.

Jameson Taillon has been placed on the 15-day IL with groin strain.

Zack Kelly announced that he will be sidelined for four months following an elbow injury.


Articles You Should Read

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Diagnosing What’s Going Wrong With Baseball’s Most Disappointing Teams – Daniel Fox


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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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