Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout has been diagnosed with a sprained left thumb after leaving Sunday's game against the Miami Marlins. The Angels announced that X-rays taken on Trout's hand were negative for any fracture. He suffered the injury while stealing second base in the fifth inning and yelled in pain as he rose after sliding headfirst. The reigning American League MVP was examined by a trainer, stayed in the game and took the field in the bottom of the fifth, but he was replaced in the sixth. Trout was 0-for-2 when he left the game. He finished 2-for-9 in the series to drop his batting average to .337. The center fielder hit his 16th home run of the season Saturday and is tied with?
Jacob deGrom guided the Mets to a 8-2 victory over the Pirates on Friday night, as he recorded 10 strikeouts and gave up just one run on six hits in 8.1 innings of work. DeGrom's outing marked the longest by a Mets pitcher so far this season. "He's our guy right now," manager Terry Collins said after the game, according to the New York Post. "We've got to have him go out and shut the other team down, and he did that tonight." DeGrom threw a season-high 118 pitches and recorded his fifth double-digit strikeout game of the 2017 campaign. The right-hander currently owns a 3.23 ERA, 86 strikeouts and a 1.25 WHIP. He has given up just 10 hits in his last two outings, including just one run. He tossed
A six-pack of Marlins notes on a Saturday: • The Marlins are negotiating purchase agreements with groups led by both Jeb Bush and Tagg Romney, fully intending to strike a deal with one of those two groups in the coming weeks, an MLB source briefed on the situation said Saturday. The Bush/Derek Jeter group is further along in completing a purchase agreement with the Marlins than the Romney group and Bush/Jeter remain a slight favorite, the source said. But the Romney group, which features former major-league pitchers Tom Glavine, Dave Stewart and others, remains in contention. Both Bush and Romney have assured the Marlins and MLB that they have enough investors, and enough money from those investors,