Red Sox place Koji Uehara and Joe Kelly on the disabled list

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Red Sox closer Koji Uehara and starter Joe Kelly have been placed on the disabled list to begin the season.

Uehara has a hamstring injury and recently suffered a setback, but is hoping to come off the DL when eligible on April 11. Kelly is also hoping to return from his strained biceps on April 11, which is when the Red Sox will need a fifth starter for the first time.

Edward Mujica is expected to fill in for Uehara early on.

MLB sells share of BAMTech to Walt Disney Co. for $900M

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NEW YORK – Major League Baseball has sold its remaining share of a streaming service technology company to the Walt Disney Co. for $900 million.

The sale was disclosed Tuesday in Walt Disney Co.’s annual filing report through the SEC. MLB received the $900 million in exchange for the 15% stake it still had in a company called BAMTech, which originally started as MLB Advanced Media in 2000.

The technology helped MLB become a leader in sports streaming in the 2000s.

Walt Disney Co. has been buying chunks of BAMTech for the past five years and now owns 100% of the company. The National Hockey League sold its 10% share of BAMTech to Walt Disney Co. for a reported $350 million in 2021.