Left-hander Julio Urias, the Los Angeles Dodgers' top prospect, needs shoulder surgery and will miss the rest of the season. The 20-year-old is scheduled to have his left anterior capsule repaired Tuesday by Dodgers head physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache. Los Angeles president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said Urias is expected to be sidelined for 12-to-14 months. The injury is typically associated with wear and tear, and Friedman said the Dodgers could not find an example of another pitching sustaining that type of injury at such a young age. "It's not as serious as I think it sounded to me on the front end," Friedman said Friday. "It was an acute injury, which means it happened on a pitch.
Rumors were swirling around the New York Knicks in the days leading up to the NBA draft, with folks wondering if team President Phil Jackson was really going to trade rising star Kristaps Porzingis. But Knicks owner James Dolan was staying out of it. So much so that he was playing a gig with his blues-rock band, JD and the Straight Shot, at the same time as and a mere 3 1/2 miles away from the draft, which took place Thursday evening at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. SB Nation’s Charlotte Wilder attended Dolan’s show and asked the billionaire beforehand if he was at least following the draft. “Nope,” he said. She then asked if the Knicks were going to trade Porzingis. “Nope. I don’t know, you know
“You are not qualified to hold the baby anymore.” Those were the words of SportsNet New York’s baseball announcers Wednesday night after the network aired a clip of a New York Mets fan nearly dropping his baby as he jumped to reach a foul ball during Thursday night’s 6-3 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. While the fan actually did manage to snag the ball, he may have done some damage to his personal life. The man has to jump pretty high to catch the ball, and judging from the baby’s face afterward, the infant wasn’t happy. As the baby cries, a woman, presumably the infant’s mother, angrily takes the baby from the man and appears to chastise him for his potentially dangerous decision. It’s just