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Syndergaard has ‘low-grade’ hamstring strain

New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway says right-hander Noah Syndergaard has a low-grade hamstring strain and will miss at least one start.cheap nike nfl jerseys wholesale

Syndergaard underwent an MRI on Sunday and was placed on the 10-day injured list. Callaway hopes Syndergaard misses just one start but says it’s too early to tell if he will need more time to recover.7

Reliever Wilmer Font is a candidate to take Syndergaard’s turn in the rotation, but Callaway says Seth Lugo is not.

“I think he’s so valuable in his role right now that it’d be tough to take him out,” Callaway said.nike nfl jerseys cheap china

Syndergaard reached for the back of his right leg after throwing a pitch in the seventh inning Saturday night against St. Louis. He walked off the field with a limp, but wasn’t favoring the leg while playing catch and doing agility drills before Monday’s game.

The Ketel Marte All-Stars: How are these guys doing it?

I don’t know if that’s the craziest statistic in a season full of insanity, but it’s certainly one of those numbers that pops like a Jackson Pollock painting. Marte is on pace for 44 home runs — after entering the year with 22 career home runs in 1,399 at-bats. That’s one home run every 63.6 at-bats. In 2019, he’s homering every 14.5 at-bats. That’s the career rate for Sammy Sosa and is better than Manny Ramirez, Mickey Mantle and Ken Griffey Jr.cheap nfl jerseys china nike

Marte reached the majors in 2015 as a speed-first shortstop who the Mariners envisioned as their future leadoff hitter. In his two seasons with Seattle, he hit three home runs in 656 at-bats, about a full season of playing time, and when his plate discipline deteriorated in his second season and he struggled on defense, the Mariners included him as the second piece alongside Taijuan Walker in the trade that brought Jean Segura and Mitch Haniger to Seattle.

That was Mike Hazen’s first big trade as Arizona’s general manager, and though Walker helped the Diamondbacks to a wild card in 2017 before he blew out his elbow last season, Marte’s emergence is making the deal look much better for Hazen than it did the first couple of seasons.5

The 25-year-old switch-hitter has filled out a once-skinny frame to add muscle and strength. He showed signs of power potential with 14 home runs in 2018, but nobody could have forecast this kind of outburst.

“The results are matching the potential,” Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo told the Arizona Republic. “Dynamic, exciting, those are single words that I can use. He’s a mature baseball player today compared to when we first met him. … He’s matured in a way where he feels he’s one of the top players, and you can tell by looking at him. But he’s still humble and would never outwardly say that.”

Working with new hitting coach Darnell Coles, Marte has tapped into his strength by — yes — changing his launch angle. His average angle has gone from 5.7 degrees to 11.2, meaning more fly balls and more home runs.china nike nfl jerseys cheap

Marte’s power comes from a good foundation of contact hitting, however. Last season he ranked 19th in lowest strikeout rate among qualified batters. His strikeout and walk rates were basically identical to Anthony Rendon’s. He has been more aggressive this year, and while that has led to a few more strikeouts and a little more chasing out of the zone, it has paid dividends in the power department.

Red Sox, fans rally around Ortiz after shooting

David Ortiz helped his adopted city recover from the Boston Marathon bombings. Now the Boston Red Sox are calling on their fans to reciprocate for their beloved Big Papi.

“We all remember in 2013 when we needed David Ortiz the most, he was there for us,” team president Sam Kennedy said Monday, a day after the longtime slugger was wounded in a nightclub shooting in his native Dominican Republic. “So it’s appropriate and expected that his community would rally behind David when he needs us most.”nike nfl jerseys for cheap

Ortiz, 43, was shot at a club in Santo Domingo. A team of surgeons operated on Ortiz for six hours and repaired damage done by the bullet to both intestines and his liver. They also had to remove Ortiz’s gallbladder to work on the liver, though the gallbladder itself was not damaged.

“I didn’t sleep very well last night,” said Red Sox special assistant Jason Varitek, who was Ortiz’s teammate for nearly a decade. “I don’t think anybody did.”7

The shooting occurred during Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final and stole the city’s attention from the Bruins’ victory, as fans and former teammates stayed up into the morning hoping for information on Ortiz’s condition. Longtime rivals turned to social media to offer their best wishes, and former Dominican president Leonel Fernandez visited Ortiz in the hospital.

“It shocked us to the core,” Kennedy said. “It was jarring, stunning and, frankly, terrifying. It was a horrific incident. Our focus right now is exclusively to focus on his health and well-being [and] to get David back here in Boston.”cheap nike nfl jerseys china

The Red Sox sent an air ambulance to the Dominican Republic to transport Ortiz to Boston, where he will continue his treatment at Massachusetts General Hospital. Kennedy said he hoped Ortiz would be arriving in the city sometime Monday night.

The team asked fans to observe a moment of reflection shortly before Monday night’s game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park and posted on the videoboard: “We send our love to David Ortiz.”

“I just hope when he gets here that everything is fine, and we can see the big man here again with us and filling our room with joy,” manager Alex Cora said. “He’s bigger than life.” In the sixth inning, fans broke out into cheers of “Papi!” and cheered when pictures of fans in his No. 34 jersey were shown on the scoreboard.

Astros prospect Alvarez hits HR in first game

Houston Astros prospect Yordan Alvarez, the minor league home run leader, homered in the second at-bat of his major league debut on Sunday against the Baltimore Orioles.

“That’s an incredible performance for him when all everybody ever wanted today was a homer from him,” manager AJ Hinch said. “That’s what everybody expected, and he did it.”

Alvarez, who was promoted from Triple-A Round Rock, served as Houston’s designated hitter and batted fifth in Sunday’s game against Baltimore right-hander Dylan Bundy. His first major league home run was a two-run shot to center field in the bottom of the fourth that traveled 413 feet.cheap nike nfl jerseys china

He finished 1-for-3 with the home run and a walk in the Astros’ 4-0 victory.5

“That first at-bat, obviously, I felt a little bit nervous,” Alvarez said through an interpreter. “But then I started thinking about all the players here and how much advice they’ve given me and how they made me feel comfortable, [and] I felt great.”

Hinch said before the game that Alvarez will see some time in left field, but he wants him to get a feel for Minute Maid Park first.

Alvarez, who turns 22 later this month, has dominated the Pacific Coast League this season, batting .343 with 23 homers — the most in the minors — and a league-leading 71 RBIs in 56 games. He has split time at first base and left field throughout his minor league career.

Alvarez, recently ranked baseball’s No. 44 overall prospect by MLB.com, is the latest prospect to be called up to the majors by the injury-plagued Astros, who have All-Stars Jose Altuve, George Springer and Carlos Correa on the injured list.buy nike nfl jerseys cheap

Joining Alvarez in Houston’s starting lineup Sunday were fellow rookies Jack Mayfield and Myles Straw.

Phillies acquire outfielder Bruce from Mariners

The Philadelphia Phillies acquired former All-Star outfielder Jay Bruce from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for Class-A infielder Jake Scheiner and cash considerations, the Phillies announced Sunday.

Bruce is owed $8,317,204 this year from his $13 million salary and has a $13 million salary in 2020 — the remainder of a three-year contract he signed with the New York Mets in January 2018. The Mets remain responsible for the second $1.5 million installment of his $3 million signing bonus, a payment due Jan. 31, 2020.

The 32-year-old Bruce is hitting .212 with 14 homers and 28 RBIs. He has struck out 53 times in 165 at-bats.cheap official nike nfl jerseys

“I figured this would be the situation,” Bruce told reporters. “It’s bittersweet. I really like the group of guys here [in Seattle]. I got to know some of them and had great relationships. It’s part of the business, though. I get to go somewhere I have a chance to win, and at this point in my career, that’s pretty paramount for me.”7

A three-time All-Star for Cincinnati in 2011, ’12 and ’16, Bruce was acquired by the Mets from the Reds on Aug. 1, 2016, traded to Cleveland on Aug. 9, 2017, then became a free agent and returned to the Mets in 2018.cheap nfl jerseys nike china

He hit just .223 with nine homers and 37 RBIs in 94 games last year, and New York traded him to Seattle in December as part of the deal in which the salary-shedding Mariners sent second baseman Robinson Cano and closer Edwin Diaz to the Mets.

Philadelphia outfielder Odubel Herrera was placed on administrative leave by the commissioner’s office Tuesday under the sport’s domestic violence policy after his arrest in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Bruce is expected to help fill that void.

Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said Bruce would be used both off the bench and as a starter.

“Jay Bruce makes our bench stronger and I also think he makes our lineup stronger on days when we’ll see a right-handed pitcher,” he said.

Bruce’s last hit with Seattle was memorable: He clubbed his 300th career home run on Friday against the Los Angeles Angels.

Scheiner, 23, hit .256 with two home runs and 19 RBIs for Class-A Clearwater this season.

Phillies’ McCutchen sprains knee, will have MRI

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Andrew McCutchen sprained his left knee while in a rundown in the first inning of Monday’s 8-2 loss to the San Diego Padres and will have an MRI.

The former NL MVP had to be helped off the field and was taken to the clubhouse for examination. He was replaced in the lineup by Jay Bruce, who was acquired this week in a trade with the Seattle Mariners.cheap new nike nfl jerseys

“I didn’t feel it pop or anything,” McCutchen said. “Something felt uncomfortable, something that made me grab my knee and go down. I’ve had an ACL injury before and I know what that feels like. This didn’t feel like that.”5

Manager Gabe Kapler said the Phillies will bring up Adam Haseley on Tuesday and if McCutchen isn’t available for the Phillies, “it will sting,” he said.

McCutchen, 32, is hitting .256 with 10 home runs and 29 RBIs as a leadoff hitter in his first season in Philadelphia. He was signed to a $50 million, three-year contract during the offseason after finishing up last season with the New York Yankees.cheap youth nfl jerseys

McCutchen spent his first nine seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates, joined the San Francisco Giants last year and then was traded to the Yankees.

Red Sox slugger Martinez sits due to sore back

Boston Red Sox slugger J.D. Martinez was held out of the lineup for Wednesday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays because of a sore back. Manager Alex Cora said the two-time All-Star isn’t likely to return to the lineup until Friday.

Martinez sat out the previous two games because of illness but had been expected to return Wednesday. He’s hitting .308 with nine homers and 28 RBIs.cheap nike nfl jersey7

Cora said he was hesitant to play Martinez on Thursday in the finale of the four-game series, citing Toronto’s artificial surface and the early 12:37 p.m. ET game time. The Red Sox begin a three-game series at Houston on Friday.cheap nfl jerseys china nike

The Blue Jays are fortunate to not have to face Martinez: He’s got 13 homers and 41 RBIs in 40 career games against Toronto.

Martinez went hitless in nine consecutive at-bats before his absence. He’s homered five times in his past 10 games following a 15-game drought.

Mets trade disgruntled OF Broxton to Orioles

The New York Mets have traded disgruntled outfielder Keon Broxton to the Baltimore Orioles for $500,000 in international bonus pool money.

The trade comes five days after Broxton was designated for assignment by the Mets. He told reporters last week he was “surprised” by his lack of playing time with the Mets, who acquired the five-year veteran in an offseason trade with the Milwaukee Brewers.

Broxton was batting .143 in 34 games with no homers and two RBIs.

The Orioles, however, like the idea of having his glove in center field after experimenting with rookie Stevie Wilkerson over the past month.cheap nfl jerseys china nike

“He has speed, excellent center-field ability, he’s got some raw power,” Baltimore general manager Mike Elias said of Broxton on Wednesday. “We’re trying some different things in center field, and we wanted to give him a look and hopefully give him a little bit more extended time than he’s had.”5

In five years with the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Brewers and the Mets, the 29-year-old Broxton has a .216 average with 33 homers and 81 RBIs. His best season was in 2017, when he hit 20 homers in 143 games with the Brewers.

“He’s a really athletic guy. His tools are off the charts,” Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said. “He can really go get it in center field; I’ve seen him make numerous great plays.”

Hyde has no intention of letting Broxton watch from the bench.

“I know that he’s excited to come here, and he’s going to get an opportunity to play,” Hyde said. “Looking forward to watching him play. I’ve seen the raw power, I’ve seen the speed and I’ve seen the defense in center. He’s going to play quite a bit.”

In other moves Wednesday, the Orioles claimed right-hander Chandler Shepherd off waivers from the Chicago Cubs and assigned him to Triple-A Norfolk.cheap nike nfl jersey

Baltimore also transferred right-hander Alex Cobb to the 60-day injured list with a lumbar strain and designated right-hander Yefry Ramirez for assignment.

Cobb has pitched in only three games this season. He is 0-2 with a 10.95 ERA operating in the second year of a $57 million, four-year contract.

“We’re still waiting to see how he’s responding and seeing how he feels off the mound. He’s just playing catch,” Hyde said of Cobb. “As of right now, he wasn’t going to come back before those 60 days, so give him the opportunity to get right and go through a full rehab.”

Twins’ Cruz opts to rest injured wrist, goes on IL

Minnesota Twins slugger Nelson Cruz was disappointed he won’t get a chance to play against one of his former teams.

Taking care of his strained left wrist was a bigger priority than trying to hit another home run in Seattle.nike nfl jerseys wholesale cheap

The Twins placed Cruz on the 10-day injured list Friday with a balky wrist that was showing improvement but not enough to avoid sidelining the slugger. The move was retroactive to Tuesday and came after Cruz missed four straight games.

The expectation is that Cruz should be ready to go when the 10 days expire, and he’s likely to rejoin the lineup May 24 when Minnesota returns home to host the Chicago White Sox.6

“It’s tough, regardless of where you’re playing. But it’s a little more special to play against a former team,” Cruz said. “I think I should be good for next Friday and have my wrist under control and be pain-free.”

Cruz had not played since Sunday due to the wrist strain and said the time of the year was a major factor. Rather than trying to play through the injury, Cruz and the Twins decided resting the wrist now would be the best move. Cruz said if it was later in the season, he would play through it.cheap nike nfl jerseys paypal

Cruz is hitting .270 with seven home runs, 22 RBIs and a .508 slugging percentage in his first season with Minnesota. But there was noticeable disappointment about Cruz being unable to play this weekend in Seattle, where he spent the previous four seasons and hit 163 home runs with 414 RBIs.

“He has great perspective. He’s been around, he’s seen it all,” Minnesota manager Rocco Baldelli said. “Doesn’t get easy to put him on the [injured list]. … But if we can knock this out and put this past us, or not really have to worry about it playing a big factor going forward we’re going to take the next week and do that. I think he totally realizes it makes sense.”

Minnesota recalled Luis Arraez from Triple-A Rochester. Arraez was recently promoted to Triple-A and had hit .342 at Double-A Pensacola.

Indians’ Kluber to have X-rays on broken arm

Indians pitcher Corey Kluber will have an X-ray on Thursday to evaluate his right arm, broke when hit by a line drive on May 1.

Kluber has had his arm in a cast since being injured. Cleveland manager Terry Francona said Monday the cast could be removed and replaced with a removable splint, depending on the results of the X-ray.cheap nike nfl jerseys free shipping5

A two-time AL Cy Young Award winner, Kluber was diagnosed with a nondisplaced fracture to his ulna when struck by a line drive off the bat of Miami’s Brian Anderson. The Indians said surgery was not needed,nike nfl jerseys wholesale cheap

Kluber is 2/3 with a 5.80 ERA in seven starts. Francona said the pitcher has been working on the stationary bike.