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Daily Link Dump 5/15/15

Links before a weekend series against the White Sox.

Jennifer Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

In wake of Brett Oberholtzer's injury, Houston will call up Lance McCullers to start Monday against the A's.

Joe Stiglich looks at Stephen Vogt's perseverance that got him to where he is today.

The Mariners turned down an offer for Jackie Bradley Jr.

Tim Healey looks at the end of an era in New Britain, Connecticut.

Jack Moore discusses the expansion draft in 1961.

The Cardinals' Double-A affiliate, the Peoria Chiefs, took a wild journey after their game Thursday night.

Addison Reed is the latest closer to be demoted.

Jorge Posada talked about funny interactions with umpires.

The Rays have activated closer Jake McGee. McGee and Brad Boxberger could make one heck of a late-inning tandem.

Tonight's minor league action includes Arnold Leon on the mound for Nashville, Jake Sanchez pitching for Midland and Stockton hosting Modesto.

The A's were off on this day a year ago, but they weren't inactive, acquiring Kyle Blanks and designating Daric Barton for assignment.

Tonight's starting lineup includes Josh Phegley batting sixth against his former team.