Today’s news

  • A blogger for ESPN Los Angeles has compiled a list of Joc Pederson‘s amazing feats so far this season, Ten Fun Facts About Joc Pederson. Among the highlights: of all MLB players with 5 or more HRs this season, Pederson’s have averaged the second-longest, at 420.3 feet. The only player with longer HRs? Milwaukee’s Ryan Braun, at 422.6 feet. Also, Pederson has made eight plays classified by Baseball Info Solutions as “good fielding plays,” 2nd most among MLB outfielders. Who’s first? Toronto’s Kevin Pillar, with 12 ***
  • Oakland’s Nate Freiman, out since Opening Day with a bad back, is three games into a rehab assignment with the club’s Triple-A team ***
  • Well, that was inevitable: Reds prospect Zack Weiss has been promoted to AA. In 9 games and 11.2 innings at A+, the 22-year-old righty was 5-for-5 in save opportunities, gave up just 2 hits, and struck out 22 while walking one ***
  • The Angels have promoted prospect Charlie Cutler to AAA ***

In other sports

  • Pro surfer and Hawaii native Makuakai “Makua” Rothman is ranked #1 on the World Surf League’s 2015 Big Wave Tour. Check out his website here **

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