As mentioned on Saturday, MLB Network broadcaster Bob Costas met with and apologized to Cubs reliever Pedro Strop for an insensitive comment he made on air during Friday’s game between the Cubs and Cardinals.
MLB.com’s Carrie Muskat reports that Strop initially had no desire to meet with Costas, as he was hurt by the comment. “I was like, ‘What’s going on?’ Then I went on Twitter and saw the comments that he said. I felt pretty bad. At the moment, really bad. I didn’t want to talk to him. Somebody told me he wants to apologize to you, and I was like, ‘I don’t want to talk to him.’”
Strop met with Costas anyway and the two are now on good terms.
“I saw him in the lobby and he apologized to me,” Strop said. “We all make mistakes, and I’m not going to judge him because he made a mistake. I feel better now that he apologized. We all do stuff that we have to apologize for.
“I came down and realized he’s a good dude,” Strop said. “A lot of people told me he’s a great guy and he’s a legend and one of the best at what he does. Everybody makes mistakes.”
CINCINNATI – Milwaukee Brewers infielder Luis Urías has been activated from the injured list, more than two months after he strained his left hamstring on opening day.
The Brewers activated Urías on Monday while also announcing that first baseman Darin Ruf has a right patella fracture. The Brewers transferred Ruf from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day injured list and optioned infielder Mike Brosseau to Triple-A Nashville.
Urías was back in the starting lineup and playing third base for the Brewers on Monday night at Cincinnati.
“He’s healthy,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said before the game. “He’s ready to go. Hopefully he can come back swinging the bat well.”
Urías batted .239 with a .335 on-base percentage, 16 homers and 47 RBIs in 119 games for the Brewers last season while playing third base, second base and shortstop.
Urías was the Brewers starting third baseman for their season-opening 4-0 loss to the Chicago Cubs, but he got hurt in that game and hadn’t played since.
Ruf got injured Friday when he ran into a tarp while chasing a foul ball. Ruf was batting .192 with a .300 on-base percentage in 11 games since joining the Brewers
“It’s frustrating that we get kind of a long-term absence based on something like that,” Counsell said.
Brosseau was hitting .205 with a .256 on-base percentage, four homers and eight RBIs in 29 games with the Brewers.