Fourteen players were hit by pitches yesterday. And that doesn’t count Giancarlo Stanton

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Reader NatsLady pointed this out in the comments this morning: 14 batters were hit by pitches yesterday. She and others who researched it and tweeted about it last night say that the record for a single day’s worth of games is 22. Worth noting we didn’t have a full slate of games yesterday, however.

There are the guys who took one for the team:

Mike Trout
Carlos Gomez
Cliff Pennington
Jayson Werth
Tomas Telis
Brian Dozier
Yoenis Cespedes
Derek Jeter
Josh Willingham
Daniel Murphy
Chase Headley
Jon Jay
Ian Desmond
Starling Marte

Note that Giancarlo Stanton isn’t on the list. The umpire said his bat went around as he tried to avoid the pitch. Which, OK, based on the video is technically true, but that’s some pretty coldblooded umping right there. That’s like charging a guy who got hit by a bus with vandalism of city property.

Giants sign Darin Ruf to minor league contract

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The Athletic’s Jayson Stark reports that the Giants have signed 1B/OF Darin Ruf to a minor league contract.

Ruf, 33, played parts of five seasons in the majors with the Phillies from 2012-16, enjoying occasional offensive success. He spent the last three seasons in the KBO League in South Korea with the Samsung Lions, reigniting his career. Ruf hit an aggregate .313/.404/.564 with 86 home runs and 350 RBI over 1,756 plate appearances.

Ruf joins an ever-increasing list of players whose major league careers fizzled out, then found new life overseas — Eric Thames and Miles Mikolas are a couple of examples. Ruf will hope to prove himself as a big leaguer once more in spring training with the Giants.