MLB News & Moments You Should Know – May 17

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Today’s Headlines

Sticky Situation

Domingo Germán was ejected from the game after failing a foreign substance check going into the bottom of the fourth inning. The substance was initially spotted on his pants. German faces a 10-game suspension. Just last month, German was asked to wash rosin off his hands but was allowed to stay in the game facing the Twins.

Knee Discomfort for Vlad Jr.

Vladimar Guerrero Jr. will undergo an MRI after leaving Tuesday’s game due to right knee discomfort. The injury became apparent after fielding a bunt from Gleyber Torres in the eighth inning. When asked, Blue Jays manager John Schnieder said “We’ll see how he feels tommorrow. Hopefully good news.”

Pitching Struggles

The Giants are moving a struggling Sean Manaea to the bullpen. Manaea signed with the Giants in 2022 with a two-year, $25 million contract after coming off a career-worst season with the Padres. Manaea owns an ERA of 7.96 and 1.77 WHIP throughout eight starts. In his most recent start, he gave up eight runs, four of which were earned, to the Nationals in just 2 2/3 innings. According to Gabe Kapler, Manaea will now be used as a long relief pitcher.

It’s Raining Boos

Justin Verlander was booed after his debut at Citi Field against the Rays. Verlander ended his night allowing six runs on eight hits, two walks, and only two strikeouts in five innings.

Retirement After 16 Seasons

Aníbal Sánchez took to Instagram to announce his retirement. Sanchez is known for a World Series win in 2019 with the Nationals, and making it to the postseason five times. Sanchez missed 2021 due to a cervical nerve impingement and was unable to throw again until July 2022. He was unsigned in the first six weeks of the 2023 season.

Best Moments From Yesterday

No Side Eye This Time

Aaron Judge did his best to silence the cheating rumors with a 448-foot home run against the Blue Jays.

Walking It Off

Jorge Soler sends the ball into the seats with a two-run walk-off home run, defeating the Nationals.

Five In A Row

Nolan Arenado is on a tear, marking his fifth straight game with a home run. Tuesday’s home run was his eighth this season.

Robert Jr. Is On Fire

Luis Robert Jr. has gone four straight games with a home run, this time helping the White Sox defeat the Guardians in their first series matchup. He currently leads the American League in home runs with 12.

Acuna Jr Heats Up

Ronald Acuña Jr. launched a 455-foot home run, his 10th of the season


Jazz Chisholm Jr. will be out for 4-6 weeks with turf toe.

Walker Buehler hopes to return in September after having Tommy John surgery last August. He has been throwing modified bullpen sessions at Dodger Stadium.

Wade Miley left in the second inning with left lat injury. Manager Craig Counsell said he will require a trip to the injured list.

Mason Miller was diagnosed with a mild UCL sprain in his right elbow.

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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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