Here are your MLB highlights for the week of April 26-May 2, 2021:

Stats to share

  • For the first time in his 5-year MLB career, P Max Fried (Braves) — who finished 5th in the National League’s Cy Young Award vote in 2019 and didn’t play in 2020 — is enjoying a sizeable salary jump. After earning $583,500 in 2020, the 26-year-old is making $3.5-million this season.

At the plate

  • OF Kevin Pillar (Mets) hit .444 (4-for-9) with his first home run as a Met and an RBI last week. Pillar started two of his four games and was a late-inning replacement in the others.
  • 3B Alex Bregman (Astros) hit .222 (6-for-27) with a home run, double, two RBIs, and a .276 on-base percentage.
  • 1B Rowdy Tellez (Blue Jays) went 0-for-3 with a walk in his one game last week before being optioned to the team’s alternate training site. Tellez has struggled at the plate so far this season, hitting .196 (10-for-51) with a home run, 3 triples, 5 RBIs, and a .236 OBP.
  • OF Joc Pederson (Cubs) started the week on the injured list with tendinitis in his left wrist but currently is facing live pitching at Chicago’s alternate training site.

On the mound

  • After pitching in 11 of Miami’s first 21 games this season, reliever Richard Bleier (Marlins) pitched only once last week, a scoreless one-inning outing on April 27 in which he gave up a hit and struck out two batters.
  • Max Fried (Braves) remained on the injured list with a strained right hamstring, but he’s expected to rejoin Atlanta’s rotation this week. Fried has not pitched since April 13.
  • Ryan Sheriff (Rays) is on a rehab assignment with the Durham Bulls (AAA). He joins fellow Jewish hurler Kenny Rosenberg on the roster.


  • P Ryan Sherriff (Rays) was sent to a rehab assignment with the Durham Bulls (AAA) on 4/30/2021.
  • 1B Rowdy Tellez (Blue Jays) was optioned to the team’s alternate training site on 4/28/2021.

Injured list

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