While on a minor-league rehab assignment for a back injury Indians left-hander Nick Hagadone was pulled from a game with elbow soreness and manager Terry Francona says the team fears he will need Tommy John surgery.
Hagadone had Tommy John surgery as a prospect in 2008 and Francona told Zack Meisel of the Cleveland Plain Dealer that “it looks like he did it again” and “he looks like he hurt it pretty good.”
Acquired from the Red Sox in 2009 as part of the Victor Martinez deal, Hagadone debuted in 2011 and has a 4.72 ERA with 122 strikeouts in 118 innings as a reliever for the Indians.
Former major league outfielder Carl Crawford has been arrested in Texas on a domestic violence charge, TMZ reports. The charge was designated as “assault fam/house mem impede breath circulate,” suggesting that Crawford allegedly choked someone. Crawford surrendered to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday. The alleged incident occurred in May.
Crawford was in the news last week as well when two people — a 25-year-old woman and a five-year-old boy — were found dead at his home in Houston. The boy reportedly had trouble breathing and the woman jumped in to help him.
Crawford, who owns a record label called 1501 Certified Entertainment, posted a message on Instagram about the incident:
There will likely be more information brought to light about Crawford’s alleged domestic violence incident in the coming days. It is unclear if there are any common factors between the domestic violence incident and the pool incident.