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Jon Jay has a broken right forearm

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Padres outfielder Jon Jay has a broken forearm, Darren Smith of San Diego’s Mighty 1090 AM reports. Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune confirms the report. The club has recalled outfielder Alex Dickerson from Triple-A El Paso.

Jay suffered the injury on June 19, when he was hit by a pitch from Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez in the fourth inning. He initially stayed in the game to run the bases, then played the outfield in the ensuing inning. However, Travis Jankowski replaced him in the fifth.

It’s a tough blow for the Padres, as Jay has been productive, batting .296/.345/.407 with a league leading total of 24 doubles along with a pair of homers and 23 RBI in 291 plate appearances. There isn’t a known timetable yet, but Jay is likely going to miss a significant amount of time.

Dickerson has 10 plate appearances in the big leagues this year, earning two singles and a homer. With El Paso, he’s hitting .382/.425/.622 with 10 homers and 51 RBI in 241 plate appearances.

Dellin Betances to open season on injured list

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Yankees GM Brian Cashman said on Tuesday that reliever Dellin Betances will begin the regular season on the injured list due to inflammation and impingement in his right shoulder, the YES Network’s Jack Curry reports. Curry adds that Betances will try throwing again in three to five days.

Betances, who turns 31 years old later this month, has allowed two runs on two hits and two walks with four strikeouts in 3 1/3 innings this spring. He has experienced diminished fastball velocity, which is now explained by his injury. The right-hander is coming off of another excellent season in which he posted a 2.70 ERA with 115 strikeouts and 26 walks across 66 2/3 innings.

Fortunately, the Yankees have more than enough depth in the bullpen to withstand Betances’ absence. Aroldis Chapman, Adam Ottavino, and Zach Britton will handle the late innings and Betances will slot back in whenever he is healthy.