Paul Goldschmidt almost hit his own face with a monster homer

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Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt blasted a mammoth 470-foot home run to straightaway center field last night against the Padres for the fourth-longest bomb in baseball this season and in doing so he damn near hit his own picture on the Chase Field scoreboard:

I love the shot of Gerardo Parra’s reaction in the dugout, like “OOF.”

Carlos Martínez underwent ‘small procedure’ on right shoulder

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Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak confirmed on Sunday, to KMOX/1120 AM and StlToday.com, that pitcher Carlos Martínez underwent a “small procedure” to address discomfort in his right shoulder and encourage healing as well as a platelet-rich plasma injection.

Martínez, 28, began experiencing shoulder issues in 2018 which impacted his ability to pitch deep into games. Upon his return from the injured list in late August that year, the club moved him into the bullpen. He remained in the bullpen for 2019, making his season debut in May, and had a successful year, racking up 24 saves with a 3.17 ERA and a 53/18 K/BB ratio in 48 1/3 innings.

Martínez wants to start again and the Cardinals have said they will afford him the opportunity. He is expected to be on track to participate in spring training as usual.