MLB News & Moments You Should Know – July 22

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

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Today’s Headlines

The O’s ink a deal with draft pick

The Orioles are in agreement with Jackson Holliday, the first overall pick in the 2022 draft. Holliday will receive $8.19 million, a record-breaking deal that just barely surpassed Druw Jones‘ $8.18 million deal with the Diamondbacks.

Holliday, 18 is the son of Matt Holliday and was named the Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year for the state of Oklahoma. Notably, Jackson Holliday broke J.T. Realmuto’s high-school record for hits in a season with 89 in 41 games.

Giants sign Rosenthal

The Giants signed right-handed pitcher Trevor Rosenthal to a one-year deal. Rosenthal signed for $4.5 million, which will include an additional $1 million in performance bonuses. He will begin on the injured list with a hamstring strain and is currently rehabbing in Arizona.


Gray pitches a gem against the Marlins

Jon Gray pitched six innings, only allowing four hits. Gray (7-4), struck out five and walked two. Between Gray, Matt Moore, Matt Bush, and Dennis Santana, the Rangers only allowed seven hits in nine innings. The Rangers defeated the Marlins 8-0.

Best Moments From Yesterday

Álvarez is back with a bang

Yordan Álvarez comes back from injury better than ever to put the Astros on the board early. 

Judge launched No. 34

Aaron Judge knocks a home run 410 feet and onto the train tracks in Houston.

Rookie’s RBI single pushes Astros over

Rookie J.J. Matijevic’s pinch-hit RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning lifted the Houston Astros to a win over the Yankees.


The Red Sox have three players out; Rich Hill (knee) and Michael Wacha (shoulder) are expected to be out until July 29. James Paxton (elbow) is not expected to return until August 24.

Beau Brieske is expected to be out until at least August 2 with a forearm injury.

Lance McCullers Jr. (forearm) is not expected to return until at least August 11 and has started his rehab assignment.


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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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