Hunter Pence and the pitcher who broke his arm chat on Twitter


Most of the time when we have a post about something said on Twitter it’s because it was bad, but here’s some actual good stuff from the 140-character universe.

Giants outfielder Hunter Pence suffered a broken left forearm Thursday when he was hit by a pitch from Cubs minor leaguer Corey Black.

Black, who spent last season at Double-A, tweeted an apology to Pence. And then Pence replied with something equally nice:

See, now that’s good sportsmanship in 2015!

And hopefully Pence makes a speedy recovery, potentially missing only a couple weeks of the regular season.

White Sox shut down Lucas Giolito for remainder of season

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The Athletic’s James Fegan reports that the White Sox are shutting down starter Lucas Giolito for the remainder of a season. An MRI revealed a mild lat strain, which typically comes with a three- to four-week recovery timetable. The third-place, 65-84 White Sox have nothing left to play for, so it makes sense to play it safe with their prized young hurler.

Giolito, 25, had a breakout season. He went 14-9 with a 3.41 ERA and a 228/57 K/BB ratio in 176 2/3 innings. He made his first All-Star team and will likely earn a few downballot votes for the AL Cy Young Award.

Giolito was scheduled to start Tuesday’s series opener against the Twins. Ross Detwiler will start in his place opposite Martín Pérez.