A look at what’s happening around the majors on Wednesday:
After Fernando Tatis Jr. was put on the injured list, the San Diego Padres hope their electrifying shortstop won’t be out for too long. Tatis should be able to avoid surgery on his left shoulder, the team said a day after he dislocated it slightly with a hard swing.
An MRI on Tuesday showed a slight labral tear and the padres put 22-year-old Tatis on the 10-day IL. General manager AJ Preller said the club was not ruling anything out, including the possible return of Tatis if eligible.
Doctors said another partially dislocated shoulder could recur, according to Preller, but playing this season wouldn’t put him at long-term risk.
“Everyone was very confident that surgery at this point was not the answer,” said Preller. “We can keep him here in the field this year and take him to a place where he can be successful and not in pain, and we are not causing any long-term harm.”
Tatis had left shoulder discomfort twice during spring training, once after being pushed upside down on the plate and a few days later after playing a backhand game and throwing it first.
Tatis signed a 14-year deal for $ 340 million on February 22, the longest deal in the history of the big league.
WOO HOO FOR BADDOO!
Tiger’s rookie Akil Baddoo has had a great start in the majors. The 22-year-old outfielder faced Cleveland in first place in the big league on Sunday and faced a Grand Slam against Minnesota on Monday.
On Tuesday, the rookie competed as a prize runner, stayed in the outfield and delivered an end-of-game single on the 10th to beat the twins.
“That feeling right there is the best feeling. We won, so I want that feeling every time, ”said Baddoo.
Baddoo was taken over from Detroit by the twins last December. He was drafted from Minnesota in 2016 and had never played above Class A until that year.
Baddoo is so far 4 for 8 with six RBIs.
“He’s impressive,” said twin manager Rocco Baldelli. “It was fun to see him – more fun if we weren’t going to play him.”
Baddoo and the Tigers end the series at Comerica Park when Matthew Boyd (1-0) takes on Kenta Maeda (0-0).
Tyler Naquin, Nick Castellanos and Cincinnati have all set a team record of 46 runs in their first five games of the season. That surpasses the 44 from Joe Morgan, Johnny Bench, Pete Rose and the Big Red Machine from 1976, as well as the team from 1895.
Naquin scored twice, starting from the grid in a 14-1 win for the Pirates in seven runs on Tuesday evening.
The Reds will look to take their fifth straight win and play three games at the Great American Ball Park when Luis Castillo takes on Chad Kuhl. Castillo was recognized for the 10 worst runs of his career on St. Louis opening day, the Reds’ only defeat that season.
Less than a week into the season, the Yankees and Braves both went into business to attract infielder who enjoyed great moments in the majors.
The Yankees got Rougned Odor from Texas for minor league outfielder Antonio Cabello and Josh Stowers. The 27-year-old Odor was not on the opening day of the Rangers – in 2019 he met 30 homers and 30 doubles.
“Hopefully we can help him bring out the talent we’ve seen over the years,” said New York manager Aaron Boone.
Atlanta acquired Milwaukee’s Orlando Arcia shortstop for right-handers Chad Sobotka and Patrick Weigel. Arcia, 26, was 1 in 11 this season.
Arcia has scored a 0.295 goal in four postseason games with four homers and an OPS of 0.879. He went 4 for 4 and scored two goals when the Brewers beat the Cubs in a tiebreaker for the 2018 NL Central title.
“His star has shone the brightest in the biggest games the Brewers have played in the past five years,” said Milwaukee executive Craig Counsell.
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