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Why reigning Cy Young winner Robbie Ray didn't return to Toronto with Mariners

The Mariners are playing in Toronto for the first time this season, and one notable player is missing from the Seattle dugout. Reigning Cy Young winner Robbie Ray -- who pitched to a 157 ERA+, a 3.69 FIP, and a career-high 248 strikeouts for the Blue Jays last year -- didn't make the trek to Canada with the Mariners to accept his award in an on-field ceremony, as is customary for players who have moved on to different teams.

Reigning Cy Young winner Trevor Bauer serves up three homers in one inning Monday night

For established big-leaguers like reigning NL Cy Young winner Trevor Bauer, spring training means next to nothing. To illustrate what a farce Cactus and Grapefruit League games are, consider a new rule allowing teams to fast-forward to the next inning, regardless of how many outs or runners on base, if a pitcher exceeds 20 pitches. Blue Jays skipper Charlie Montoyo exercised this option Sunday in a game against the Yankees, pulling Tanner Roark mid-frame (he had already logged 27 pitches) before reinserting him the following inning. Hell, Cleveland and San Francisco even staged an inning without umpires recently, after the Giants had already won in the top half of the ninth.
Asbury Park Press

Jacob deGrom 'ready to go,' shows Cy Young form for NY Mets in dominant win over Astros

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — We could talk about how Jacob deGrom struck out seven of nine batters he faced on Thursday night. Or about how he punched out five in a row at one point. Or about how he hit triple digits on the stadium radar gun — more than a few times, and in multiple innings! — as he breezed through three perfect frames.

Reigning Cy Young winner Trevor Bauer agrees to sign with Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Trevor Bauer is coming home to pitch for the World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers. The reigning NL Cy Young Award winner announced his decision on Friday in a two-minute video posted to his Twitter account. Bauer narrated the piece, which ended with him saying, “This season is about making sure history remembers us as we wish to be remembered. This season is about adding to our legacy. And I can’t wait, Dodger fans.”