Report: Brandon Beachy has decided on a team

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Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN reports that free agent right-hander Brandon Beachy has settled on a team. There are apparently only some minor details to work out.

No word yet on the identity of Beachy’s new team, but Wolfson writes that it’s not the Twins. The Braves and Rangers reportedly dropped out of the running earlier this month.

Beachy is coming back from his second Tommy John surgery and likely won’t be ready until sometime in May at the earliest, so he’ll almost certainly have to settle for an incentive-laden deal. The 28-year-old owns a 3.23 ERA with 9.2 K/9 across 46 starts in the majors, but he has made just five starts since June 16, 2012.

Dale Murphy’s son hit in eye by rubber bullet during protest

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Atlanta Braves legend Dale Murphy took to Twitter last night and talked about his son, who was injured while taking part in a protest in Denver.

Murphy said his son nearly lost his eye after he was hit in the face by a rubber bullet while peacefully marching. He later shared a photo (see below). “Luckily, his eye was saved due to a kind stranger that was handing out goggles to protestors shortly before the shooting and another kind stranger that drove him to the ER,” Murphy said.

Murphy had far more to say about the protests, however, than how it related to his son:

“As terrible as this experience has been, we know that it’s practically nothing compared to the systemic racism and violence against Black life that he was protesting in the first place. Black communities across America have been terrorized for centuries by excessive police force . . . If you’re a beneficiary of systemic racism, then you will not be able to dismantle it at no cost to yourself. You will have to put yourself at risk. It might not always result in being physically attacked, but it will require you to make yourself vulnerable.”