Omar Infante’s thumb is OK

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From the “I didn’t realize this even happened as I was watching the game last night” comes Omar Infante’s thumb, which he apparently jammed while diving for Mark Teixeira’s single in the top of the ninth inning.  He also apparently had x-rays on it and they have come back negative.

He’ll be in today’s lineup.

Yusmeiro Petit pitched shortly after his mother passed away on Monday

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Athletics reliever Yusmeiro Petit found out his mother passed away on Monday prior to his team’s game against the Rangers, Martin Gallegos of The Mercury News reports. Petit decided to pitch anyway, turning 1 2/3 innings of scoreless baseball, limiting the Rangers to just one hit.

Manager Bob Melvin said, “I was amazed. Didn’t expect it.”

It’s admirable — though certainly not expected — when a player pitches shortly after suffering a personal loss. Some people like adhering to their routine while grieving.

Petit was added to the bereavement list on Tuesday. He will spend some time away from the team for the funeral. We send our heartfelt condolences to the Petit family.