Dee Gordon suffered a dislocated left thumb sliding head-first into first base

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Update (9:13 PM EST): Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that Gordon didn’t suffer any ligament damage nor a break, which is good news. The Marlins are hoping Gordon is only sidelined for two weeks with the dislocated thumb.

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Marlins second baseman and National League All-Star Dee Gordon suffered a dislocated thumb on Saturday against the Reds, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports. He slid head-first into first base to beat out an infield single leading off the bottom of the seventh inning. The Marlins went on to score eight runs in the frame, but it was bittersweet.

Already without Giancarlo Stanton, losing Gordon is a huge blow to the soon-to-be 37-51, fourth-place Marlins. He went 3-for-4 in Saturday’s game, raising his triple-slash line to .338/.359/.413 with 33 stolen bases. He leads the major leagues in hits with 122.

Michael Kopech has opted out of the 2020 season

Kopech has opted out
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Michael Kopech has opted out of the 2020 season. The White Sox starter informed the team of his decision today, and the team issued a press release to that affect a few minutes ago.

The statement from general manager Rick Hahn. said “we recognize that reaching this decision is incredibly difficult for any competitive athlete, and our organization is understanding and supportive. We will work with Michael to assure his development continues throughout 2020, and we look forward to welcoming him back into our clubhouse for the 2021 season.”

Kopech, 24, has only four big league starts under his belt, all coming in late August and early September of 2018, but after a strong spring training he was likely to make Chicago’s rotation at some point in the 2020 season after sitting out all of 2019 following Tommy John surgery. Kopech was among the players sent to Chicago from the Red Sox in the Chris Sale trade back in December 2016. Others involved in the deal included Yoán Moncada, Victor Diaz, and Luis Alexander Basabe.

Now, however, Kopech has opted out.