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The Mariners sure got a bargain Tuesday.
Seattle acquired relief pitcher Ernesto Frieri from the Rangers and in return gave the Rangers one dollar. One smacker. Just a buck.
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Frieri had accepted an outright assignment to Triple-A Round Rock on July 7 and was 0-1 with a 1.42 ERA in seven appearances. In six appearances with the Rangers, Frieri had a 5.14 ERA with four earned runs in seven innings.
On July 24, 2012, a white male took Ripken 鈥?mother of former major leaguers Cal Jr. and Billy and widow of longtime MLB coach Cal Sr. 鈥?from her home at gunpoint. The 74-year-old woman was bound and put in the back of her 1998 Lincoln Town Car, and driven around the immediate area over the next 24 hours before being dropped back off at her house unharmed.
The FBI has surveillance images of the suspect posted in the Most Wanted section of its website, describing him as approximately 5-foot-10 and 180 pounds with short brown hair and glasses.
Anyone with information about the suspect is encouraged to contact their local FBI field office.
For comparison’s sake, the league as a whole owns a .426 slugging percentage in 2017. Leadoff hitters sit just 38 points behind cleanup hitters in slugging percentage this season, where that difference was 81 points in 1980. The increase in power from the leadoff spot is unmistakable, and some teams are beginning to construct their lineups around it.
One item that stands out from the data above is the slugging percentage for the very first at-bat from each team. One of the Rays’ leadoff hitters, Steven Souza Jr., told Sporting News how he believes it has come to fruition.