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David Ross reaches the finals in “Dancing with the Stars”

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I had posted a couple of early updates relating to retired catcher David Ross’ appearances on “Dancing with the Stars.” I stopped doing that, though, because (a) I sort of don’t care about “Dancing with the Stars” and (b) based on comments and traffic, most of you didn’t care about it either. It happens.

I’m updating this again, though, because Ross has now reached the finals. You or I still may not care a whole heck of a lot about it, but it’s probably notable enough news on the retired catcher/reality show beat that it’s at least worth a mention.

Here’s Ross and his partner, Lindsay Arnold, doing the foxtrot to “You Make Me Feel So Young” by Michael Buble in last night’s semifinals:

 

Here they are doing the tango to “Castle on the Hill” by Ed Sheeran. Prefaced by Ross talking about how his career changed after he got released by the Reds for complaining about playing time, which is an old story, but still a good one that says a lot about the guy:

 

They’ll be in the finals next week. Good luck, Rossy.

 

Wilson Ramos suffers head injury on Ruben Tejada’s backswing

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Rays catcher Wilson Ramos had to exit Monday night’s game against the Orioles in the fifth inning after suffering a head injury. Ruben Tejada broke his bat on a ground out and the barrel hit Ramos in his helmet. Rich Dubroff reports that Ramos needed six staples to close a laceration on his head.

Ramos will continue to be evaluated under MLB’s concussion protocol. He may wind up on the seven-day concussion disabled list.

Ramos, 29, entered Monday’s action batting .222/.259/.426 with three home runs and 11 RBI in 59 plate appearances. He was 0-for-2 before being replaced by Jesus Sucre.

Video: Manny Machado and Jonathan Schoop turn a sweet 5-4-3 double play

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Orioles third baseman Manny Machado and second baseman Jonathan Schoop teamed up to turn an impressive 5-4-3 double play in the bottom of the first inning of Monday night’s game against the Rays.

Steven Souza, Jr. led off the frame with a single. Corey Dickerson struck out, bringing Evan Longoria to the dish. Longoria sharply grounded a 1-2 fastball from Kevin Gausman to Machado, who showcased his strong arm with a perfect feed to Schoop at the second base bag despite his momentum taking him towards into territory. Schoop made an off-balance throw to first to complete the twin-killing.

The Orioles took the lead in the top of the third when Adam Jones hit a solo home run off of Ian Snell.