Jose Bautista has been experiencing pain in his right shoulder for over a week and he aggravated it on Tuesday night when he tried to throw out Delmon Young at first base from his position in right field.
That failed attempt to embarrass Young happened shortly after Bautista got into a jawing match with several Orioles as he slowly made his way around the bases following a long home run to left-center field. A pitch from O’s reliever Jason Garcia had sailed behind Bautista a few pitches before he went yard. Catch that whole scene here …
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Bautista has been diagnosed with a right shoulder strain and Blue Jays manager John Gibbons acknowledged to Barry Davis of Sportsnet on Wednesday that a 15-day disabled list could be coming. More from Davis …
NEW YORK — New York Mets left fielder Jeff McNeil was carted off the field Thursday after crashing into the left field wall in the first inning to rob the Washington Nationals’ Asdrubal Cabrera of a two-run extra-base hit.
McNeil, a natural infielder who has been manning both outfielder corners for the Mets since last year, raced at full speed to the warning track and made an impressive lunging catch for the final out of the inning. He crashed into the wall with both arms extended and raised his glove hand as he fell to indicate he had the ball.
But McNeil was in obvious pain as he covered his eyes with both hands and yelled before flinging his glove off. He briefly tried getting up but only made it a few steps with a trainer and manager Luis Rojas before sitting back down.
McNeil was able to walk to a cart on the warning track before being driven off the field.
The Mets said in the fourth inning McNeil was still being evaluated and an update would be provided after the game.
McNeil, who has started at third base and left field this season, is batting .293 with seven RBIs in 16 games. He made the All-Star team last season and is a career .319 hitter in 212 games.
Billy Hamilton pinch-hit for McNeil in the bottom half of the inning.