Dustin Pedroia underwent wrist surgery

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Dustin Pedroia underwent successful surgery on his left wrist on Thursday. That brings it up to 10,536 straight “successful” surgeries in Major League Baseball. We’ve not had one yet where the surgeon comes out to meet the press in blood-soaked surgical scrubs and a shaken expression saying . . . “my God . . . I don’t know what happened. I — oh dear sweet Jesus, that poor man!!” and then collapses in tears.

So Dustin Pedroia should be good to go:

Pedroia has been way off his A-game this year and a good part of last year too. Bad wrists can kill a hitter. He’s 31 now. It’s not guaranteed he’ll get back to his A-game.

Cubs shut Brandon Morrow down for remainder of 2019

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Cubs reliever Brandon Morrow, on a rehab assignment as he works his way back from elbow and forearm issues, suffered a setback and has been shut down for the remainder of the 2019 season, MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian reports.

Morrow, 35, hasn’t pitched since July 15, 2018. The right-hander inked a two-year, $21 million contract with the Cubs in December 2017 but has been unable to stay healthy. When he did pitch last year, he was excellent, limiting the opposition to five runs on 24 hits and nine walks with 31 strikeouts and 22 saves in 30 2/3 innings.

Morrow is likely done as a Cub. He has a vesting option for 2020 worth $12 million. The details aren’t publicly available but it presumably won’t vest. The Cubs can instead buy him out for $3 million, making him a free agent.