Indians rookie Alex White placed on DL with finger injury

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A day after exiting his start after three innings with a finger injury, Indians rookie Alex White was placed on the DL Saturday.

The Indians aren’t sure exactly what White did to the finger while throwing a slider in the third inning against the Reds.  He did stay in to finish the inning.

“I have no clue what it is. I’ve never had this,” White said Saturday before going for an MRI. “It’s sore and swollen. We’ve been treating it—ice and stuff—but we can’t really do much until we know what the problem is.”

If the injury proves to be minor, it’s not much of a setback for the Indians.  They were expected to replace White in the rotation with the rehabbing Mitch Talbot next week anyway.  Talbot, who has been out since mid-April with an elbow injury, allowed three runs over nine innings in his two starts for Triple-A Columbus.

It actually might be a good thing in the long run.  The Indians wanted to keep White’s inning total down, and giving him a few weeks off now might allow him to make a contribution at the end of the year.  The 22-year-old White, a first-round pick in 2009, had a 3.60 ERA in three starts for Cleveland.

Alex Bregman shaved his mustache off in the middle of Sunday’s game

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Astros third baseman Alex Bregman apparently wasn’t happy with his mustache on Sunday afternoon as he shaved it off in between innings during his team’s contest against the Royals. Bregman walked and later scored in the Astros’ eight-run second inning, but when he took his next plate appearance in the fourth inning, he was clean-shaven.

Sometimes you just need to switch things up. 🤷‍♂️🤷‍♀️

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Bregman made a throwing error in the seventh and finished 0-for-4 with the walk on the afternoon. The Astros won 11-3.

Bregman isn’t the only player to make headlines for his facial hair recently. Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper recently shaved his signature beard. The Yankees approve of what both players have done.