The Twins are in first place, which is weird but I dont hate it. If you havent been paying much attention to the A.L. Central this season it might surprised you that the Minnesota Twins have been playing good baseball so far in 2017. FanGraphs ranks the Twins offense as 9th best in baseball so far this season, and the team is being led by Miguel Sano in that department.
HOUSTON – Anibal Sanchez is a starting pitcher. He has been for his entire professional baseball career. So instead of continuing to work upstream as a relief pitcher – see-sawing between good and bad performances in the bullpen this season – the Detroit Tigers’ veteran right-hander decided to make perhaps the toughest decision of his life. Sanchez accepted an option to Triple-A Toledo late Sunday night and will make his first start of the season for the Mud Hens on Tuesday, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said before tonight's game against the Astros. “It was something that he wanted to do in terms of stretching his arm back out, getting his pitch count back up and getting into more of a routine
Through the first month and a half of the Major League Baseball, rumors are already starting to fly about deals that could be made before the trade deadline. • The Astros are ‘very interested’ in Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole. • The Miami Marlins could end up trading second baseman Dee Gordon.