2010 first-round pick Cam Bedrosian undergoes Tommy John surgery

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19-year-old Cam Bedrosian, who was drafted 29th overall by the Angels last summer, underwent Tommy John surgery earlier this month, the team announced today.

The son of former major league reliever Steve Bedrosian figures to remain sidelined into the 2012 season. 

Bedrosian hadn’t pitched this season.  He had a 4.50 ERA in 12 innings in Rookie ball after signing last year.  The Angels planned to develop him as a starter, but some thought he might follow in his dad’s footsteps and become a major league closer.

Long time NL umpire Dutch Rennert has died

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MLB.com reports that long time umpire Dutch Rennert has died at the age of 88.

Rennert retired as a National League umpire after the 1992 season, so a lot of you didn’t get a chance to see him. But believe me, if you got a chance to see him in action, you’d remember him. He had one of the most distinct strikeout calls in history. He’d go turn to the side, go down on one knee, point with purpose and bellow “STRIKE . . . ONNNNNNEEEEE!”

It was quite the scene, man:

 

I used to love it when Rennert called a game I was watching on TV. I always knew the count.

Rest in Peace, Dutch. I cannot vouch for the peace of whoever is on the cloud next to yours, though.