The time the minor leaguers got to the ballpark and found an alligator in their dugout


The Daytona Tortugas are at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, Florida to play the Charlotte Stone Crabs in a high-A game. They likely will play, but first they have to get the gator out of their dugout:

Several other players from the Tortugas tweeted similar pictures. We can only assume that the gator likes sunflower seed shells and tobacco juice.

According to this story, was first discovered by groundskeepers. They called animal control in and the gator was captured and released into a swamp near the park.

White Sox slugger Jiménez sidelined with bruised foot

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CHICAGO — Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez has a sprained right foot, likely sidelining the slugger for a pivotal season-ending series against the crosstown Cubs.

The White Sox had dropped a season-high five in a row heading into the weekend set, falling out of first place in the AL Central. They are hoping to get back on track heading into their playoff appearance since 2008, but the health of Jimenez is a concern.

Jimenez, who is batting .296 with 14 homers and 41 RBIs, was injured sliding across home in the seventh inning of Chicago’s 5-4 loss at Cleveland on Thursday. Manager Rick Renteria said the 23-year-old left fielder will need “to be off his feet” for a few days.

“There’s inflammation in there and they want to calm it down” Renteria said. “We’ll know more in a few days.”

The White Sox trailed the first-place Twins by a game heading into the series with the Cubs. They are just one ahead of the third-place Indians. The AL postseason begins on Tuesday.