Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon suffered a dislocated left thumb sliding into first base on Saturday against the Reds, which will both put him on the disabled list and keep him out of the upcoming All-Star Game in Cincinnati. As a result, Troy Tulowizki has been called on to replace Gordon for the NL All-Star squad, MLB announced on Twitter.
Tulowitzki, 30, entered play Saturday hitting .318/.355/.479 with nine home runs and 46 RBI in 307 plate appearances.
On November 30 the Nationals acquired catcher Yan Gomes from the Indians acquired infielder Andruw Monasterio from the Nationals for Daniel Johnson, Jefry Rodriguez and a player to be named later. The player has now been named: Andruw Monasterio.
Monasterio, an had been acquired by the Nationals from the Cubs in August in the Daniel Murphy deal. Now the 21-year-old infielder is on his way to Cleveland. He hit .267/.363/.338 in high-A ball last season. He’s probably a future utilityman. But hey, at least he now has a name.
[Editor: that’s not how “player to be named” works]
Anyway. Enjoy your Monday.