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Tuesday tidbits you may have missed


  1. Max Scherzer made his return for the New York Mets on Tuesday Night. Scherzer, who was returning from an oblique injury, turned in a very strong outing pitching 2-hit ball through 6 innings and striking out 11 along the way . Despite his best efforts the NL East leading Mets dropped this one to the last place Cincinnati Reds 1-0 on a sac-fly by Mike Moustaka.

Max Scherzer's up to 11 strikeouts in his return from injury 😳 (via @Mets) — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 6, 2022

  1. Chris Taylor, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder, is expected to be placed on the IL Wednesday for a left foot fracture that was confirmed by a CAT scan on Tuesday. Taylor left Saturdays game against the San Diego Padres with a left foot contusion, initial x-rays were negative. As of now there is no time line set for his return.

#Dodgers Chris Taylor likely to land on the injured list tomorrow after CT scan reveals a fracture in his foot — MLB Trade Rumors (@mlbtraderumors) July 6, 2022

  1. Philadelphia Phillies 1st baseman Rhys Hoskins and Seattle Mariners outfielder Julio Rodríguez were named MLB players of the week. This is Hoskins 1st time being named player of the week and did so by racking up 4 HR’s, a 1.158 slugging percentage and OPS 1.678. 21-year-old Rodríguez had an impressive week with 3 HR’s, 7 runs, 6 RBI’s, 1.273 OPS and added another stolen base to his American League best of 20.

Rhys Hoskins named NL Player of the Week after going yard 4 times in his last 5 games. — Barstool Philly (@BarstoolPhilly) July 5, 2022

Seattle Mariners center fielder Julio Rodríguez has been named the American League Player of the Week after batting .360 with two doubles, a triple, three home runs, six RBI and seven runs scored. #FOX13 — FOX 13 Seattle (@fox13seattle) July 5, 2022


  1. The No. 2 overall pick in this years draft, Chet Holmgren, had a fantastic 1st outing in his summer league debut with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Holmgren scored 23 points, had 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 blocks in 24 minutes. The Thunder routed the Utah Jazz 98-77 on Tuesday night.

Chet dropped 23 PTS on 78% from the field and set a Utah Summer League Record with 6 blocks in his Summer League debut!@ChetHolmgren: 23 PTS, 7 REB, 4 AST, 6 BLK — NBA (@NBA) July 6, 2022

  1. T.J. Warren, free-agent forward, has signed a 1-year contract with the Brooklyn Nets. Warren missed the entirety of last season with the Indiana Pacers due to a left foot injury.

ESPN story on T.J. Warren agreeing to a one-year deal with the Brooklyn Nets: — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 5, 2022

  1. Amid growing rumors Jody Allen, chair for both the Portland Trail Blazers and the Seattle Seahawks, has reiterated the 2 teams are not for sale. Allen has overseen both teams since her brother, Paul Allen, passed away in 2018. Speculation began about the sale of the teams because of stipulations left in Pauls will.

Jody Allen, the de facto owner of the NFL's Seattle Seahawks and NBA's Portland Trail Blazers, said in a statement Tuesday that the teams are not currently for sale but eventually will be, via @BradyHenderson: — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 5, 2022


  1. The San Jose Sharks announced Tuesday that they have hired Mike Grier as their new General Manager. Grier had a 14 year career of his own in the NHL and replaces interim GM Joe Will. Grier is breaking barriers as the 1st black General Manager in NHL history.

There is no better source to confirm the news than himself. Please say hello and hear from our new #SJSharks General Manager, Mike Grier. 👋 — San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) July 5, 2022

  1. The Colorado Avalanche have signed unrestricted free-agent Andrew Cogliano to a 1-year contract said to be worth $1.25 million. Colorado picked up Cogliano from the San Jose Sharks before the seasons trade deadline and received a 5th-round pick in 2024 in return.

Let's go, Cogs 👊#GoAvsGo — Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) July 5, 2022

  1. Casey DeSmith, goaltender, has been re-signed by the Pittsburg Penguins to a 2-year contract that is worth $1.8 million per season. 30-year-old DeSmith was one of the very few goaltenders that were set to hit the free-agent market during this offseason.

Casey DeSmith has signed a two-year extension with the @penguins. ✍️ Thoughts? 🤔 #LetsGoPens — Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) July 5, 2022

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