Report: The Cardinals will wear a patch this season in memory of Oscar Taveras

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The baseball world was stunned and saddened when Oscar Taveras and his girlfriend died in October following a car crash in the Dominican Republic. Taveras, who was just 22, was reportedly drunk at the time of the crash. His girlfriend, Edilia Arvelo, was just 18.

Carlos Martinez has already received permission to wear No. 18 next season in remembrance of his friend and former teammate, but the Cardinals also reportedly have some plans in memory of Taveras:

These are nice gestures on the part of the Cardinals, but it doesn’t make the situation any less sad. It was a terrible tragedy which could have been avoided.

Braves place Sean Newcomb on concussion injured list

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The Atlanta Braves placed pitcher Sean Newcomb on the seven-day concussion list retroactive to Tuesday.

Newcomb was hit in the back of the head by a 102 m.p.h. line drive off the bat of J.T. Realmuto on Saturday night. The ball hit him so hard that it ricocheted to the screen behind the Phillies dugout. Despite that, Newcomb passed post-incident concussion tests and said he felt fine. It can take a little bit for concussion symptoms to become apparent, however, and that’s likely what happened here.

The Braves called up right-hander Huascar Ynoa from Triple-A Gwinnett to take Newcomb’s place on the roster.