The Indians optioned Zach McAllister back to Triple-A. His replacement on the roster was not yet mentioned, so another move is coming before Friday. McAllister will be eligible to return to the Tribe again on July 25, though it seems to me that he'll be needed before that. Hopefully this doesn't mean we're going to get more "Just Healthy Enough" Masterson.
The American League All-Stars defeated the National League team 5-3 Tuesday night, which means the Indians will have home-field advantage in the World Series. If you missed the game, you should be glad, because it was every bit as Jetery as the most mocking prediction could have exaggerated.
A few other notes on the game and its participants:
- Mike Trout was named the MVP, and deservedly so. America is lucky he exists, as he deflected at least a little #JeterFawning away from us all.
- Michael Brantley made a brief appearance and got robbed of a hit in the 6th. What else is new?
- LGFT Scott Kazmir also appeared. But you're forgiven if you didn't notice. None of the time between his pitches was shown on-camer, because a monumentally important Derek Jeter interview was taking place in the dugout at the same time. Even the pitches he threw were shown only in a split-screen.
- All-Star Jeff Samardzija considered a return to football in April 2010. Since then, he's become one of the best pitchers in baseball. But that didn't stop NFL teams from trying.
- Speaking of Jeff, here's SB Nation's Chris Cotillo on how players stay focused despite possibly getting 'Samardzija'd.'
- Adam Wainwright claimed that he intentionally grooved a couple pitches to that Jeter guy. Then he backtracked.