Brewers place Scooter Gennett on the 15-day disabled list

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Not gonna say that it’s a slow news day, but I will say that if it were a faster news day I wouldn’t be writing about the Milwaukee Brewers putting second baseman Scooter Gennett on the 15-day disabled list with right oblique tightness. But I just did, so draw your conclusions accordingly.

Gennett was a late scratch from Tuesday after experiencing pain in batting practice. Which, given what happened to Huston Street doing warmup tosses, is just further evidence that being prepared is overrated. Just get out there and do your thing, man.

The Brewers replaced Gennett on the 25-man roster by calling up infielder Hernan Perez. I’m sure he’s under strict orders not to stretch or warm up in any way whatsoever.

Donaldson ejected for kicking dirt on plate after home run

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Minnesota’s Josh Donaldson managed to get ejected while hitting a home run.

Donaldson barked at plate umpire Dan Bellino for the second time in the sixth inning of a 4-3 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Thursday.

With the score 2-2, Bellino called a strike when the 2015 AL MVP checked his swing on a 2-0 pitch from Reynaldo Lopez.

Manager Rocco Baldelli came out to speak with Bellino, and Donaldson homered down the left-field line on the next offering. After rounding the bases, Donaldson kicked dirt at home plate as he crossed it.

Bellino ejected him immediately, and Donaldson, realizing he had missed home plate, returned to the plate to touch it and then argued as he kicked more dirt on it.

Donaldson also had argued with Bellino on a 1-1 breaking ball in the first inning that appeared to be high but was called a strike, leading to a strikeout.

“We need Josh on the field, out there playing, and at third base,” Baldelli said. “That’s when we’re at our best. And so that’s really the end of it. I think we can move past it at his point, and go from here.”

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