Interesting note here about Mets center fielder Juan Lagares, who suffered a right elbow sprain last September. If you have watched him at all this season, you have likely noticed that his arm isn’t nearly the weapon it has been in the past. According to Mike Vorkunov of the Newark Star-Ledger, Mets manager Terry Collins was asked about the situation today and hinted that Lagares has ligament damage in the elbow:
“There’s only a couple of things you can do,” Collins said. “One would be to have Tommy John. The other would be to rest it and then just be careful.”
It didn’t take long for the Mets to backtrack from these comments. General manager Sandy Alderson said that Tommy John surgery is not “on our radar” while describing it merely as elbow soreness. Meanwhile, Collins later clarified and said it’s something Lagares should be able to manage and play through. This might not do much to calm the paranoia of Mets fans, but here we are.
While Lagares’ arm hasn’t been the same this season, the Gold Glover can still go out and get it with them. He also extended his hitting streak to nine games tonight against the Blue Jays.
Astros rookie shortstop Carlos Correa had a nice afternoon against the Rockies today, going 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, a run scored and three stolen bases. You can watch the highlight reel below:
According to Brian McTaggart of MLB.com, Correa became the second-youngest player (20 years and 269 days old) in the past 100 years to steal three bases in a game. Hall of Famer and all-time stolen base leader Rickey Henderson was 20 years and 241 days old when he had three steals on August 23, 1979.
Correa is batting .349 (15-for-43) with three home runs, three doubles, seven RBI, and four stolen bases over his first 10 games in the majors. He’s living up to the hype thus far, if not exceeding it.
Getting a rare opportunity to bat under National League rules, Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson tried to use the element of surprise to stretch a single into a double this afternoon against the Diamondbacks. It didn’t go well.
Not so smart. That could have been a disaster for Wilson and the Angels. Fortunately, he’s fine. Wilson actually tossed eight innings of one-run ball and struck out a season-high nine batters as part of a 7-1 victory.
Here’s some reaction from after the game:
MLB announced this afternoon that Indians outfielder Michael Bourn was suspended one game and fined an undisclosed amount for making physical contact with home plate umpire Phil Cuzzi during Tuesday’s game.
Bourn was ejected Tuesday after confronting Cuzzi about balls and strikes. You can watch the incident here. You’ll notice that Indians manager Terry Francona wasn’t present to restrain Bourn. Well, there’s a good reason for that. He was using the bathroom:
No word on if he was using Instagram at the time.
Bourn has appealed his one-game suspension, so he remains in the lineup for tonight’s game against the Cubs.
Martin Prado hasn’t made much progress from his right shoulder sprain, so the Marlins decided to place him on the 15-day disabled list today.
Prado suffered the injury when he tumbled over first base during Sunday’s game against the Rockies. He received an injection to help speed up the healing process, but he’s apparently not 100 percent yet and the Marlins didn’t want to go short-handed any longer.
Prado, 31, is batting .272/.311/.370 with four home runs and 24 RBI over 63 games this season while serving as Miami’s starting third baseman. Derek Dietrich and Donovan Solano figure to fill in during his absence.