A-Rod’s lawyers delay the release of all the dirt they say they have on Major League Baseball

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Yesterday A-Rod’s lawyers said they were going to release all the dirt they have on Major League Baseball to the media some time today.  Those plans have changed:

 

I assume the printer jammed or something. Or, perhaps, they have taken a step back and realized that waging a public war like this does nothing to materially advance their client’s interests and only serves to ratchet-up his legal fees, unnecessarily burn bridges and, ultimately, cause people to think less of them and their overall strategy.

Hahaha, nah. It’s probably a printer jam.

Shohei Ohtani medically cleared to begin a throwing progression

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The Angels released a medical update on P/DH Shohei Ohtani Thursday evening. Ohtani was reevaluated by Dr. Steve Yoon at the Kerlan Jobe Institute. The right-hander’s sprained UCL showed improved healing and, as a result, he has been cleared to begin a throwing progression.

Ohtani, 24, was diagnosed with a Grade 2 sprain of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow after his June 6 start against the Royals and hasn’t pitched since, though he has been in the lineup as a hitter since July 3. It was initially believed he would undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery. Then the thought was that Ohtani wouldn’t pitch again for the rest of the season, but this update suggests a possibility he could return to the mound before the season is over.

In nine starts, Ohtani put together a 3.10 ERA with a 61/20 K/BB ratio in 49 1/3 innings. As a hitter, he batted .283/.365/.522 with seven home runs and 22 RBI in 157 plate appearances.