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Ender Inciarte steals a base and Dee Gordon’s glove on the same play


Braves outfielder Ender Inciarte has 21 stolen bases in 29 attempts this year. Last night he really should’ve been credited with two on one play.

In the bottom of the first inning in the Braves game against Miami Inciarte walked and then, with Matt Kemp at the plate, broke for second base. A.J. Ellis caught Dan Straily‘s pitch and threw down to Dee Gordon, who attempted the tag Inciarte. He probably would’ve gotten him too, but Inciarte’s slide stole something else besides the base. It stole Gordon’s glove:

Inciarte was 2-for-4 and scored a run in the Braves’ come-from-behind win last night. He’s hitting .310/.354/.416 on the season and, of course, remains a defensive whiz in center. This may be one of his best plays of the year, though.

Dustin Fowler is suing the White Sox over an outfield collision

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Tom Schuba of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that Athletics outfielder Dustin Fowler has filed suit against the White Sox for negligence. Fowler sustained a season-ending injury during a collision at Guaranteed Rate Field last June and is also bringing the lawsuit against the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority agency, as neither party took measures to secure the ballpark’s unpadded electrical box that exacerbated his injuries.

The 22-year-old outfielder was just two outs into his major league debut with the Yankees when the incident occurred. Fowler tracked a Jose Abreu foul ball down the first base line and flipped over the short railing. He was noticeably limping after colliding with a knee-high electrical box at the wall and collapsed to the ground within seconds before being carted off the field.

The official diagnosis: a ruptured patellar tendon and season-ending surgery on his right knee. Per Schuba’s report, which can be read here in full, Fowler has claimed “‘severe and permanent’ external and internal injuries, as well as mental pain and anguish” following the collision.

No specific demands have been publicized yet. Fowler is said to be seeking money from both the White Sox and the Sports Facilities Authority, likely enough to cover the “large sums” he spent on medical care for the surgery and related treatments.