Homer Bailey leaves the game with a scary-looking injury

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We have no details at all. All we know is that Homer Bailey just left the Reds-Cubs game rather abruptly. And with an injury to a body part which was not immediately clear, which makes it kind of scary. The real-time descriptions:

 

We’ll hear soon enough. But Bailey being out is not something the Reds, who have been surging of late and are now in spitting distance of the Brewers, need at all.

Former number one pick Mark Appel DFA’d by the Phillies

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Life comes at you fast.

The Phillies have designated pitcher Mark Appel for assignment. Appel was the number one overall pick, taken by the Houston Astros, in the 2013 draft before being dealt to the Phillies in 2015. He was selected one slot ahead of Kris Bryant and 31 slots above Aaron Judge, by the way.

Appel, who is somehow already 26, posted a 5.27 ERA and 60/53 K/BB ratio over 82 Triple-A innings in 2017. He’s had a history of bone spurs and other ailments that have hindered his development.

It could still come together for Appel in a new location — the Phillies have seven days to trade or waive him — but at this point you can’t consider him a prospect.