MLB News & Moments You Should Know – June 27

Get caught up on everything you need to know from Monday's games.

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

With only six games on the schedule Monday, let’s dip into our bag of fun facts: no MLB team entering Monday had a winning streak nor losing streak longer than two!

Here are the essential news items from a short slate on Monday evening:

Today’s Headlines

Futures Game Rosters Announced

The MLB Futures Game will take place on Saturday, July 8 and will feature 28 prospects from the MLB top 100 list, including Jacksons Holiday and Chourio from the Orioles and Brewers systems, respectively.

Starting Pitcher Leads MLB in Homers

Shohei Ohtani went deep again on Monday night, for his league-leading 26th homer of the season. What else is there to say at this point?

The Angels walked off the White Sox to improve to 43-37.

Best Moments From Yesterday

Orioles Call Up (Another) Top Prospect

Jordan Westburg made his MLB debut last night with the Orioles in Baltimore. Westburg was hitting .295/.372/.567 with 18 homers in 301 PA in Triple-A. In his first MLB game, Westburg went 1-4 with a walk, and tallied his first career run and RBI. The Orioles beat the Reds, who have now slipped out of first place after the Brewers beat the Mets earlier in the day.

I’m a sucker for any video of players getting called up for the first time, so here you go:

More Like Spencer Leaper, Am I Right?

Spencer Strider never skips leg day, and also had ten strikeouts and allowed just one run over seven frames as Atlanta beat the Twins for their league-best third win in a row. Strider improved to 9-2 and is striking out almost 40% of the batters he faces.


The surging Marlins reinstated Jazz Chisholm Jr. from the IL on Monday. Chisholm has been out since mid-May. Jean Segura is also back after a short stay on the IL due to a hamstring strain.

In more good news on the injury front, the Tigers announced Matt Manning is returning from the IL to make a start Tuesday against the Rangers. Manning has been out since April after being hit by a comeback liner off of his foot.

Articles You Should Read

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Fantasy Baseball Coverage

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Featured image by Justin Paradis (@JustParaDesigns on Twitter)

Sean Roberts

Sean Roberts is a baseball columnist for Pitcher List. His work has been featured on Baseball Prospectus, the Hardball Times, and October. He's still getting used to the DH in the national league. @seanroberts.bsky.social

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