Now that’s a baseball fight


Not the fight so much as what precipitated it. Pitcher hits batter with ball, batter immediately throws his bat at the pitcher. Behold:

For the record, that went down in a collegiate summer league game between the Humboldt Crabs and California Warriors. I feel like someone is gonna get suspended for that. Call me crazy.

Daniel Murphy will miss the start of the season

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Daniel Murphy said today that he will not be ready for Opening Day and will start the year on the disabled list.

Murphy had microfracture knee surgery last October. While he has been able to take batting practice and field ground balls, his lateral movement is still limited. In his absence — which is not expected to last past mid-April or so — Howie Kendrick will get the bulk of the playing time at second base.

Murphy hit .322/.384/.543, smacked 23 homers and knocked in 93 RBI in 2017.