Pujols arrives in Miami to meet with Marlins
The Mets will send Jon Niese to the mound for the middle game of their series with the Marlins on Tuesday at Marlins Park. Miami will counter with veteran Brad Penny, as it looks to gain ground in the National League Wild Card race.
A trip to Disney World comes this weekend for Chicago's U.S. Little League World Series champions, but a return to school Tuesday falls next on the agenda. And education for these kids means more in White Sox executive vice president Ken Williams' mind than any clutch late-inning home run or double plays turned.
Ichiro Suzuki, as he has done his whole career, has found a place for himself within the Yankees' roster. He no longer competes for batting titles, but he continues to represent Japan in New York with pride, as Hideki Matsui did a decade ago and Masahiro Tanaka does today.
The next manager hired by Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow figures to be the one who will be at the helm if and when the club gets back into contention in the American League West, which some team officials believe could happen by 2016.