Maryland State Police investigating Yankees claims of autograph-seeking troopers

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Remember that story yesterday about how the Maryland state troopers assigned to the Yankees dugout at Camden Yards ruffled some feathers by asking Derek Jeter and Nick Swisher for autographs in the middle of the ninth inning?

Maryland State Police spokesperson Greg Shipley said they’re investigating the claims and have “reacted as if it did happen.”

What does that mean, exactly? Kevin Recter of the Baltimore Sun reports that “the MSP’s field operations bureau chief was at Monday night’s game to remind troopers of their duties and to oversee their actions.”

Shipley also said: “We expect the troopers to be there for the reason they are there, and to act professionally. We regret any inconvenience this has caused the Orioles.”

Freddie Freeman exits game after being hit on wrist by pitch

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Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman had to exit Wednesday night’s game against the Phillies after he was hit on the left wrist by a Hoby Milner fastball in the bottom of the eighth inning. Charlie Culberson pinch-ran for him and stayed in the game to play first base.

You may recall that Freeman’s left wrist is the one that was fractured by an Aaron Loup pitch last year. Understandably, there’s some concern here. The Braves should provide an update later tonight or on Thursday.

Freeman went 1-for-3 in Wednesday’s game before exiting. On the season, he’s batting .288/.468/.492 with two home runs, 12 RBI, and 12 runs scored in 79 plate appearances.