- As already reported by multiple outlets, the Cubs have called up top infield prospect Addison Russell to the Major Leagues. Russell was the Athletics' No. 11 overall pick in 2012 and shipped to Chicago in the Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel trade. The 21-year-old Russell is an outstanding hitter and boasts a career .897 OPS in the minor leagues in 1,087 plate appearances. One thing scares me, though: Russell only has 104 walks for a really scary 9.56 walk percentage. Normally a shortstop, Russell will play second base for the Cubs, as that is a position of need for them and Starlin Castro currently holds the shortstop position.
- Major League Baseball has suspended Royals' righty Kelvin Herrera five games for throwing behind Athletics' third baseman Brett Lawrie and pointing at his head. Herrera's suspension will last five games. The flamethrower will surely be missed in Kansas City's bullpen, as he had a 1.41 ERA in 70 games last year and has not allowed a run in six games this year.
- Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura, who initially hit Lawrie as a result of his "dirty" slide on shortstop Alcides Escobrar, will only receive a fine for his antics.
- No Athletics player received any discipline from the league for any of the occurrences in their series against Kansas City.
- Red Sox' designated hitter and slugger David Ortiz has been suspended one game for bumping into the home plate umpire on Sunday. Ortiz has announced an appeal of his suspension and will be allowed to play during the appeal process.
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