Eaton was placed on the 10-Day DL and the Nats have called up outfielder Rafael Bautista. UPDATE: Well have more information after Dusty Baker talks to reporters at 11:00 AM, but the Washington Nationals officially placed Adam Eaton on the 10-Day DL and they called outfielder Rafael Bautista up to fill in in the outfield. Bautista will be making his MLB debut when he first takes the first.
Shoulder injuries don’t have to be damning for hitters. Look at the 469-foot home run Hanley Ramirez decimated Saturday in a 7-4 loss to the Cubs. Yes, he’s gotten off to a slow start. Through 19 games played, he has two long balls. But he had just one homer through the same number of games in 2016. He’s hitting .250 now. A year ago at this point, he was hitting .266. “Last year, Hanley started slow,” hitting coach Chili Davis said prior to the Cubs series. “I watched him, work, and work, and work, and work, and you know, he didn’t abandon what he was working on. He didn’t abandon it, he stuck with it and he perfect ed it. And when he perfected it, he went off. He’s still working. “Timing, consistency
If you're stupid, you're probably gone. As standard operating procedure, umpiring crews no longer start series with warnings to either team. So when the Orioles and Red Sox kick off a four-game set at Fenway Park on Monday, technically, no official warning will be in place for the other side. But the closest thing to a warning likely will be implemented. Umpires are expected to be made specifically aware of the recent history with Manny Machado, Dustin Pedroia and Matt Barnes, a baseball source told CSNNE — a sort of “heads up” that should create very little tolerance for any further drama. In some situations, MLB reminds teams as well that the expectation is a game be played, not a repeat of