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
FOXSports.coms Ken Rosenthal, citing a source, says Adam Eaton has a torn ACL, out for season. Washington Nationals skipper Dusty Baker didnt have an update on Adam Eaton for reporters when he spoke following the Nats 5-3 loss to the New York Mets. No, were waiting to make a determination tomorrow, Baker said.
MIAMI (AP) — It's a long way from the Florida State League to the majors, which is why catcher John Bormann was in such a rush on Interstate 75. A catcher for the Class A Bradenton Marauders, Bormann was preparing Sunday morning to play in Port Charlotte when he learned he had been called up to make his big league debut with the Pittsburgh Pirates, who had an afternoon game in Miami. With a Bradenton coach driving, Bormann made the three-hour trip across the state in 2:15. The Pirates' roster move came because catcher Francisco Cervelli was nursing a sore foot, and no one was more surprised than Bormann, 24, who is in his third professional season. His Bradenton manager gave him the news at 9