The 2023 MLB season is underway and Rice baseball alums are busy on the mound and at the plate. Here’s the latest from the MLB Owls.
Anthony Rendon – Los Angeles Angels
Rendon had a relatively quiet week at the plate, scoring twice and delivering a key double in a Friday win over the Mariners. After being removed in the later innings last week, Rendon has started and finished in every game he’s played since June 9, including a 10-inning extra-inning win over the Rangers on Monday.
Through June 14, Rendon is hitting .256 with six extra-base hits, 21 walks and 18 strikeouts. His OPS is .694 and he’s collected 20 RBI.
J.T. Chargois – Miami Marlins
Chargois made three appearances this week, sullied a bit by a tough outing against the White Sox. Called upon in the sixth inning, he was tagged with three earned runs on three hits in 0.2 innings and charged with his first blown save of the season. Chargois allowed two hits and one run across two innings in his other two appearances this week, combined.
Through June 14, Chargois has a 4.91 ERA with a 1.295 WHIP. He’s averaging 7.4 strikeouts per nine innings.
Glenn Otto – Texas Rangers
After an extended hiatus, Otto returned to the mound this week, beginning a rehab assignment with AAA Round Rock on Tuesday, his first time pitching in a live game setting this season. Otto through 36 pitches (26 strikes). With the recent news that Jacob deGrom is slated for Tommy John surgery, Otto could be back in the Rangers’ rotation for some time as soon as he’s cleared to return to the big leagues.
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