A’s left-hander Drew Pomeranz shut down with shoulder injury

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A’s left-hander Drew Pomeranz, who exited Monday’s start in the fifth inning with shoulder soreness, has been placed on the disabled list with a sprained AC joint.

Pomeranz has a 3.13 ERA in 112 innings for the A’s since they acquired him from the Rockies for left-hander Brett Anderson last offseason, but he’s had trouble staying healthy and his control has often been shaky.

Pomeranz indicated after leaving Monday’s game that he’s been dealing with shoulder issues for a while now. There’s no timetable yet for his return.

Nationals’ Strasburg ejected for arguing from the stands

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NEW YORK — A pitcher getting ejected for arguing balls and strikes – on his day off? And, from the stands?

Nationals star Stephen Strasburg earned one of baseball’s most unique ejections – probably ever – in the third inning of Washington’s game against the New York Mets on Thursday.

Strasburg was sitting in Section 121 at Citi Field in this socially distant season because he’s scheduled to start Friday against Baltimore Orioles. He was apparently unhappy with the strike zone of plate umpire Carlos Torres after Austin Voth‘s 2-2 pitch to Pete Alonso on the outside corner was ruled a ball.

Moments later, Torres ejected last year’s World Series MVP, though it took a few seconds to realize who had been tossed.

Someone was heard yelling: “You’re (expletive) brutal” shortly before television cameras captured Strasburg doffing his cap as he walked up the staircase on his way out of the park.

“Sorry, folks – sorry, FCC,” Mets broadcaster Gary Cohen said on SNY.

The usually stoic Strasburg appeared to be grinning underneath his blue mask as he made his exit.