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.
The Oakland Raiders are eventually moving to Las Vegas, but quarterback Derek Carr isn’t going anywhere. The Raiders on Thursday signed Carr to a five-year, $125-million contract extension, making him the NFL’s highest-paid player when it comes to per-season average. Carr will average $25 million per season, edging ahead of Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck, who is at $24.769 million. In his three seasons, Carr has thrown for 11,194 yards and 81 touchdowns, with 31 interceptions. He was a leading most-valuable-player candidate last season before suffering a broken leg in a Christmas Eve game against the Colts. Oakland’s promising season imploded and the Raiders could barely move the ball in
“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