Dodgers reliever Pedro Baez hit in the head with an errant bullpen throw

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Rather scary news from the Dodgers. Reliever Pedro Baez was unavailable yesterday because he was hit in the back of the head by an errant throw in the bullpen. The throw was a warmup toss from Adam Liberatore, which went over the bullpen catcher’s mitt and struck Baez in the back of the head.

Baez was examined and does not appear to have a concussion. Dave Roberts said he’d be reassessed today and could be available to pitch if he’s OK.

Careful out there, y’all.

Mets sign Ervin Santana to a minor league deal

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The Mets have signed pitcher Ervin Santana to a minor league deal.

Santana was most recently with the White Sox who designated him for assignment and subsequently released him in late April. It was a earned release, as he allowed 14 runs on 19 hits and six walks with five strikeouts over 13.1 innings before being cut. He only made five starts with the Twins in 2018 due to a an injury, but he was an All-Star in 2017 so why not kick the tires?

Santana will report to extended spring training to kick off the rust. Your guess is as a good as mine as to when or if he’ll pitch in New York this year.