A’s lose Josh Reddick to another knee injury

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Via the official Twitter account of the Oakland A’s …

Reddick suffered a right knee strain Saturday in Oakland’s 7-6 extra-innings defeat of the Marlins. That’s the same knee that he hyperextended in late May — an injury that sidelined him for nearly four weeks.

Reddick has appeared in only 54 of the A’s 80 games this season and is batting just .229/.296/.358 when healthy. Brandon Moss is playing right field on Sunday afternoon in Miami and Freiman is at first base.

Yankees get into esports, announce investment partnership with Vision Esports

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The Yankees have announced an investment partnership with Vision Esports. Vision Esports is the largest single shareholder of three esports-related companies, which includes Echo Fox, Twin Galaxies, and Vision Entertainment. The size of the investment was not disclosed.

Echo Fox was founded by former NBA player Rick Fox. The team has players from some of the most popular titles, including League of Legends, Call of Duty, Street Fighter, and Super Smash Bros.

Twin Galaxies tracks retro video game world records. Vision Entertainment creates esports content across various platforms.

This is not the first intersection of baseball and esports. Earlier this year, pitcher Trevor May joined esports team Luminosity. Other teams, particularly in the NBA, have gotten involved in esports. Last year, the Philadelphia 76ers acquired esports teams Dignitas and Apex.