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MLB: Texas Rangers at Houston Astros Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay pitcher Tyler Glasnow says that MLB’s foreign substance policy tore his UCL.

Although the Ranger pitching staff doesn’t rely on high spin rates that heavily and the offense seems to be particularly weak to them, so the new enforcement policy on foreign substances is probably a net gain.

Evan Grant notes that the foreign substance brouhaha may have made sinkerballer Kyle Gibson a more valuable commodity with the trade deadline approaching.

Kyle Gibson continuing to be a great pitcher in 2021 didn’t stop Jose Altuve, who is approximately two apples tall, from teaming up with the Rangers bullpen to torch GIbson’s most recent quality start.

Josh Jung made his debut at AA yesterday, singling in his first at-bat and then getting picked off first.

Jung’s stress fracture that has kept him off the field has taught him that he can’t control everything, like injuries and bad nights at the plate and, I guess, the eventual heat death of the universe.

At Round Rock, Leody Taveras is starting to get his head back in the game and 1B/DH Curtis Terry is pounding the hell out of the ball.