Snyder has won 38 and 40 games respectively over his two years at the helm in Utah, but that is a definite improvement over the 25-win team he took over. The Jazz missed the playoffs by just one game this year and it came right down to the final day of the season.
Ladendorf has been sent back to Triple-A Nashville to make room for Danny Valencia on the 25-man roster. Valencia had been out of action since April 20th due to a strained hamstring.
Out since April 20th due to a strained hamstring, Valencia's return to the lineup is big for the A's. The 31-year-old veteran hit .294 over his first 14 games of 2016.
With Garrett Richards facing the possibility of Tommy John surgery, Shoemaker is likely to fill the void in the Angels' rotation. It is important to note Cory Rasmus will start Friday night. Shoemaker has certainly had his high points in the bigs over the last couple of years, but he has also had some lows. The 29-year-old righty was roughed up in back-to-back starts against the Mariners and Rangers in late-April, leading to his demotion to Triple-A. Nate Smith was an eighth-round draft pick for the Angels back in 2013. This will be the first trip to the majors for the 24-year-old lefty. Smith has posted a 3.79 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 7.8 K/9 across six starts at Triple-A this year.
Even the most casual of football fan caught wind of the controversy that led to Tunsil dropping from potential top-5 pick to No. 13 overall in last week's draft. If the enigmatic prospect can keep his act together, he has the potential to turn into a top-notch offensive lineman for the Dolphins.
After firing Frank Vogel earlier this week, the Pacers are reportedly looking at Wittman to fill their head coaching vacancy. Wittman was let go last month by the Wizards after a mostly successful run as their head man that included back-to-back trips to the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs in 2014 and 2015.
With Ben Revere (oblique) being activated from the DL on Friday morning, den Dekker will return to Triple-A Syracuse. Den Dekker posted a .194/.265/.323 slash with a homer and a double across 34 plate appearances for the Nationals over the last month.
Taylor has been the Nationals' main center fielder and leadoff man since Ben Revere went down with an oblique injury on Opening Day. Revere was activated from the DL on Friday morning and will take his spot back Friday afternoon against the Cubs.