Adeiny Hechavarria out of Saturday’s lineup with shoulder injury

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Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria injured his left shoulder in a collision with teammate Christian Yelich last night and he told Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald that he expects to be sidelined until at least Monday.

The collision occurred when Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy hit a bloop into shallow left field in the ninth inning. Hechavarria dove and appeared to get a knee into his shoulder from Yelich. You can watch the play here.

Hechavarria said his shoulder hurts when he does “any type of movement, up or down,” which doesn’t sound promising, but more should be known when after he’s seen by doctors this afternoon.

Hechavarria, 26, is batting .300/.330/.394 with two home runs and 20 RBI over 49 games this season.

Ex-Angels employee charged in overdose death of Tyler Skaggs

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FORT WORTH, Texas — A former Angels employee has been charged with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl in connection with last year’s overdose death of Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs, prosecutors in Texas announced Friday.

Eric Prescott Kay was arrested in Fort Worth, Texas, and made his first appearance Friday in federal court, according to Erin Nealy Cox, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas. Kay was communications director for the Angels.

Skaggs was found dead in his hotel room in the Dallas area July 1, 2019, before the start of what was supposed to be a four-game series against the Texas Rangers. The first game was postponed before the teams played the final three games.

Skaggs died after choking on his vomit with a toxic mix of alcohol and the powerful painkillers fentanyl and oxycodone in his system, a coroner’s report said. Prosecutors accused Kay of providing the fentanyl to Skaggs and others, who were not named.

“Tyler Skaggs’s overdose – coming, as it did, in the midst of an ascendant baseball career – should be a wake-up call: No one is immune from this deadly drug, whether sold as a powder or hidden inside an innocuous-looking tablet,” Nealy Cox said.

If convicted, Kay faces up to 20 years in prison. Federal court records do not list an attorney representing him, and an attorney who previously spoke on his behalf did not immediately return a message seeking comment.