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TBLA Friday morning links: Aug. 30, 2019


MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at Arizona Diamondbacks Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Dodgers news ...

The Dodgers fell to the Diamondbacks behind a Hyun-Jin Ryu loss. Which is a sentence we’re not used to saying. You can read the TBLA recap here.

Max Muncy will not play until early next week as a precaution for his injured wrist. There is no fracture.

Around the league ...

Meet Marcus Rivero, the man providing creative cleats to Latino players around the MLB. My good friend Johnny Flores Jr. has the profile on “Soles by Sir”.

Rivero is helping professional athletes across the world express themselves through custom-designed footwear. In particular, Rivero is helping provide Latino ballplayers throughout Major League Baseball a voice that extends past the limitations of the English language.

The Minnesota Twins set a new MLB record for most home runs hit on the road in a regular season. They now have 141.

In heartbreaking news, three family members of Tampa Bay Rays Double-A pitcher Blake Bivens were killed on Tuesday.

The victims were the wife, child and mother-in-law of Blake Bivens, a 24-year-old pitcher with the Tampa Bay Rays organization, according to the Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office. The Rays tweeted in support of Mr. Bivens on Tuesday night. “Our hearts are broken for Blake,” the team said.