MLB News & Moments You Should Know – June 24

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

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Today’s Headlines

Several teams eyeing Castillo

Luis Castillo will likely be a top target before the August 2 trade deadline this summer. The former All-Star is arbitration-eligible through 2023, yet teams like the Mets, Twins, and Padres have shown interest in picking up the right-hander from the Reds.

The Giants and Rangers made a deal

The Giants acquired Willie Calhoun and cash consideration from the Rangers for Steven Duggar. Calhoun requested a trade in May and was designated for assignment on June 5.

Frustrations mount in Oakland

Frankie Montas took a no-hit bid into the eighth inning, but reliever A.J. Puk threw a wild pitch with two outs that brought two runs in during the ninth inning. The Mariners took advantage of loading the bases on three walks and swept the Athletics in three games.

In addition, Seth Brown went off on home plate umpire Nic Lentz after a questionable strike call to end the game. Caution: the video below contains coarse language.

Rutschman belongs in the major league

Adley Rutschman seems to be getting the feel of things after an unpleasant rookie year. He hit his second career home run Thursday evening off veteran pitcher Johnny Cueto. The two-run home run traveled 402 feet and came off the bat at 107 mph on a 2-2 count per Statcast. Rutschman added an RBI double in the sixth inning as well.

The Orioles shutout the White Sox 4-0.

Yankees face Judge in arbitration hearing

A salary arbitration hearing begins today for Aaron Judge. This will dictate how much Judge should be compensated for the 2022 season, should the hearing face a panel. Both sides can reach an agreement in order to avoid the arbitration panel, but neither side seems to have made any progress. Judge has asked for $21 million, only to be countered by the Yankees with $17 million. The Yankees can argue that he has not won an MVP title, but Judge could easily reach that if he remains on track this season.


Best Moments From Yesterday

Judge walks it off

Aaron Judge hits a walk-off single with two on in the bottom of the ninth to secure a win against the red-hot Astros.

Stealing bases in Miami

Jon Berti sets the Marlins franchise record with his 21st consecutive stolen base.

Hays is unstoppable

Coming fresh off becoming the first player in franchise history to hit for the cycle in the first six innings of a game, Austin Hays continues to shine. Last night, Hays robbed the White Sox of a hit with a great catch.

The Yankees fight back

Kyle Schwarber hit a two-run blast to put the Phillies on top, quickly followed by Jacob Taylor’s three-run home run in the sixth. The Phillies beat the Padres 6-2.


Danny Mendick and Adam Engel were both added to the injured list. Engel is on the 10-day IL for a strained hamstring. Mendick’s is a bit more severe as a collision to catch a fly ball caused an ACL tear in his right knee.

Josh James was placed on the 60-day IL with a right lat strain.

Ty France was removed from Thursday’s game with an apparent left arm injury.

Adrian Morejon lands on the 15-day IL with left shoulder inflammation.

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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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