Sun, Aug 1, 2021 9:53 AM
By The Associated Press, AP
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Tampa Bay prospect Shane Baz will make his Olympics debut Monday night, starting for the United States against Japan. A 22-year-old right-hander, Baz is 3-4 with a 2.26 ERA in 12 starts this season, striking out 82 and walking 10 in 55 2/3 innings. After starting 2-4 with a 2.48 ERA in seven starts at Double-A Montgomery, he was promoted to Triple-A Durham in mid-June and went 1-0 with a 1.96 ERA in five starts, striking out 33 in 23 innings. The United States and Japan enter the game with 2-0 records.