Today MLB radio (‘Inside Pitch’ moderated by Jim Bowden and Casey Stern) ranked the Nats infield of LaRoche, Cabrera, Desmond and Rendon the game’s best. Some might remember Bowden used to be the Nats GM a few years ago. The Dodgers, Braves and Cardinals infields were also in the conversation.
Masahiro Tanaka, Yankees pitcher, is flying back to New York today after the team said he had “general arm discomfort.” This could signal serious problems, since Tanaka has been shut down for several weeks with an elbow injury that usually ends up with Tommy John surgery. He began doing some throwing recently so presummably that is what has caused the team to take this action.