Major League Baseball is probably going to fine Torii Hunter

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Yesterday we mentioned Torii Hunter’s displeasure at home plate umpire Joe West saying he went all the way around on a would-be check swing to end the Twins-Tigers game. Apparently, Hunter went a bit too far:

This morning Rosenthal’s Fox colleague Jon Morosi noted that, perhaps, it’s really stupid for home plate umpires to be making calls on check swings to begin with. And he’s right about that.

Trea Turner undergoes surgery on right index finger

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Nationals shortstop Trea Turner underwent surgery on his right index finger, MLB.com’s Manny Randhawa reports. Turner suffered a non-displaced fracture when he was hit by a pitch attempting to bunt in early April.

Turner missed six weeks of action and played through the injury for the remainder of the season. He was quite successful, batting .298/.353/.497 with 19 home runs, 57 RBI, 96 runs scored, and 35 stolen bases across 569 plate appearances. Turner’s performance, especially late in the regular season, helped the Nationals claim the first NL Wild Card. They, of course, would go on to win the World Series.

Turner, who is expected to be healed up by the start of spring training, will be entering his second of four years of arbitration eligibility. He will likely get a sizable raise on his $3.725 million 2019 salary.