MLB News Roundup: Seiya Suzuki continues dream start with Chicago Cubs; Jose Altuve dealing with an unexpected hamstring injury; Jake Arrieta plans to announce exit from professional baseball

This past week has seen many great games and individual performances across the MLB. The past two years have seen sporadic attendance due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new season is just getting started, and fans are eager to see their favorite players and teams back at the grind.

Seiya Suzuki has been a surprising performer to start the 2022 MLB season. We’ll take a closer look at his great career start and more in this edition of MLB News Roundup.

MLB News Roundup: April 19, 2022

Chicago Cubs v Colorado Rockies

It’s OK to trust your eyes and focus on results instead of talking about the process. Seiya Suzuki, who says he hasn’t even looked at any of the data yet, appears to be the real deal, a transformative hitter the Cubs can build around at Wrigley Field. theathletic.com/3257624/2022/0…

“It’s OK to trust your eyes and focus on results instead of talking about the process. Sieya Suzuki, who says he hasn’t even looked at any of the data yet, appears to be the real deal, a transformative hitter the Cubs can build around at Wrigley Field. ” – @ Patrick Mooney

Suzuki is certainly the lead contender for Rookie of the Year and was just recently named National League Player of the Week.

Jake Arrieta announces retirement

Miami Marlins v Chicago CubsJose Altuve # 27 of the Houston Astros bats against the Seattle Mariners

Jose Altuve was removed from tonight’s game after suffering an injury while beating out a throw to 1st base. https://t.co/3hD8IYtbGl

“Jose Altuve was removed from tonight’s game after suffering an injury while beating out a throw to 1st base.” – @ FOX Sports: MLB

The hamstring injury will likely sideline Altuve for some time. Jon Heyman reports of an MRI today on his hamstring.

Jose Altuve (hamstring) has an MRI today. Will determine timetable.

“Jose Altuve (hamstring) has an MRI today. Will determine timetable.” – @Jon Heyman

That wraps up the news roundup for April 19. For more baseball news, go to the Sportskeeda app and click on Baseball in the menu section.


Edited by Jodi Whisenhunt

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