MLB News of the Day: Chicago Cubs Suzuki on IL & longest HR of the year
Ricky Gray | May 31, 2022
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Some recent developments have sent players to the injury list over the last few days.
There have been a few recent developments in the world of Major League Baseball. One of these developments is that the Chicago Cubs rookie Seiya Suzuki was placed on IL with a ring finger sprain.
This will put the Cubs in a tough position for a few games after Suzuki was injured in the game against the Cincinnati Reds. Suzuki is batting .245 with four homers and 21 RBIs in 41 games.
The Cubs designated right-hander Robert Gsellman for assignment and selected the contract of left-hander Brandon Hughes from Triple-A Iowa.
In other news, the longest home run of the year was hit by the Miami Marlins Jesus Sanchez. In the second inning of the Marlins game against the Colorado Rockies, Sanchez belted a 496ft home run.
The Chicago White Sox put right-handers Dylan Cease and Kendall Graveman on the restricted list Monday ahead of a three-game series at the Blue Jays that begins Tuesday night.
The White Sox also waived left-hander Dallas Keuchel, who was designated for assignment last week. They brought up right-hander Kyle Crick from Triple-A Charlotte.
We've got more news from the Detroit Tigers as Kody Clemens, the 26-year-old son of MLB legend Roger Clemens was signed by the Tigers. Clemens could make his debut in the next few days.
In regards to his father's excitement, Clemens said: "He's scrambling and trying to figure out when he's going to fly here. He loved it. He was like 'You're a big leaguer, kid."
Clemens is focused on making his career his own stating: "Obviously, I'm trying to create my own career path here, but to wear his number is awesome. Luckily, we always say that I'm glad I'm a hitter, not a pitcher, so I don't have to live up to what he did. Half a career as his is unbelievable."
Clemens is expected to start in the second game of the day in Tuesday's double-header against the Minnesota Twins.