MLB rumors: League kills Braves fun, Wainwright mad at Cardinals fans, and more

Phillies, Taijuan Walker (Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)
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Today’s look around MLB news peers into a pitching injury for the Phillies, a recovery for the Cardinals, and the league killing the Braves’ vibe.

What a day in MLB baseball. On the field, there was all the normal action, with a couple big wins (Yankees by 6 runs, Pirates by 7, Angels by 8, Giants by 4). Off the field, ESPN fired a noteworthy bilingual reporter for an incident where she allegedly called another reporter an offensive name about a week ago at Yankee Stadium.

Nick Castellanos, of course, did what he does in moments like that.

Lots happened that you should know about. Here’s the latest in the MLB rumors cycle.

Pirates fans hopes are all the way up after team owner comments

The Pittsburgh Pirates becoming the big spenders? We did not see this coming!

Team owner Bob Nutting said that after the team extended outfielder Bryan Reynolds, the team is, “not done,” with extensions.

Shortstop O’Neil Cruz is the logical next step for the Pirates. In his fourth year now, Cruz is a career .237/.375/.375 hitter and was second on the team in both defensive and offensive WAR in 2022, third in overall WAR.