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  • Didi Gregorius gets hit in a sensitive spot while trying to get the force out

    Chris Cwik at Big League Stew2 hrs ago

    The first rule of baseball should be "always wear a cup." Taking a hit to the groin is never enjoyable, and taking that risk on a field where a small, hard ball is flying around at crazy speeds is insane.

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    It's not a rule, of course, and some players are willing to take that chance. New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius became the latest player to be thankful he was wearing one.

    Elvis Andrus avoids the tag by whacking Didi Gregorius in the junk while sliding into 2nd

    Based on Gregorius' reaction, we're going to guess taking that hit wasn't too enjoyable. 

    IMPORTANT UPDATE: Turns out, Gregorius was wearing a cup. While it helped, it still hurt.

    Well getting hit in the private part with a cup on its not fun... It still hurts imagine if I wasnt wearing any :-o...

    It all started with a routine ground ball to second base. With Elvis Andrus on first, Gregorius ran over to cover second for the force out. That's when disaster struck.

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  • Yankees get outfielder Dustin Ackley in trade with Mariners

    Mike Oz at Big League Stew10 hrs ago

    Somebody get Dustin Ackley a razor, he's been traded to the New York Yankees.

    Ackley, the very-much-bearded Seattle Mariners outfielder, will be headed to the Bronx in a three-player deal that Ackley confirmed himself to reporters Thursday outside the Mariners clubhouse.

    Seattle is getting 23-year-old outfielder Ramon Flores and 25-year-old pitcher Jose Ramirez from the Yanks. Jack Curry of the YES Network was first to report the trade.

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    The Yankees famously don't allow beards, so Ackley needs to shave before he reports to the team (lots have done it, Dustin, join the club). But the Yanks do like left-handed bats, so they're hoping that Ackley can turn himself around on their short porch.

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