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MLB investigation shows Marlins pitcher Jarred Cosart illegally gambled on sports, but did not bet on baseball


MLB has concluded its investigation into allegations that Marlins right-hander Jarred Cosart gambled on sports, releasing the following statement:

The investigation did not reveal any evidence to suggest that Cosart, who fully cooperated with the investigation, bet on baseball.  Cosart has received an undisclosed fine for violations of Major League Rule 21(d)(3) that were revealed during the investigation.  Major League Rule 21(d)(3) prohibits players from placing bets with illegal book makers, or agents for illegal book makers.  This rule is strictly enforced and applies to gambling with illegal bookmakers on any sport or event.

That’s a lot of legalese, but it seems to suggest MLB proved Cosart bet on other spots but did not bet on baseball.

This whole thing came to light publicly last week when screenshots showing Cosart talking about betting “large” were tweeted. Cosart responded by first deleting his tweets and then deleting his entire account. And then the next day he claimed he was hacked.

Red Sox place Koji Uehara and Joe Kelly on the disabled list

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Red Sox closer Koji Uehara and starter Joe Kelly have been placed on the disabled list to begin the season.

Uehara has a hamstring injury and recently suffered a setback, but is hoping to come off the DL when eligible on April 11. Kelly is also hoping to return from his strained biceps on April 11, which is when the Red Sox will need a fifth starter for the first time.

Edward Mujica is expected to fill in for Uehara early on.

Josh Tomlin needs shoulder surgery, out 3-4 months

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Indians right-hander Josh Tomlin will undergo shoulder surgery next week and is expected to be sidelined for 3-4 months, the team announced.

Tomlin lost the fifth starter competition this spring and had been optioned to Triple-A, but because of the injury his assignment to the minors was rescinded and he’ll instead be placed on the Indians’ disabled list.

Tomlin has a 4.89 ERA in 448 career innings at age 30 and once healthy he figures to be behind Danny Salazar for a call-up to the Indians’ rotation (assuming Salazar isn’t already in the majors).