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Keon Broxton injures wrist on season-ending catch

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Brewers’ center fielder Keon Broxton won’t be finishing the year with the club after breaking his wrist on a catch at the wall during the Cubs-Brewers’ matinee on Friday.

Milwaukee was up 2-0 in the bottom of the third inning when Tommy La Stella roped a line drive to center field, forcing Broxton back to the fences on a running catch and pinning his right arm against the wall at Wrigley Field. He was helped off the field and diagnosed with a fractured right wrist following the Brewers’ 5-4 loss in extra innings.

Per a report by USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, Broxton’s time with the Brewers will be cut short just two weeks before the end of the season. After getting off to a slow start in the first half, during which the outfielder batted just 125/.253/.188 in 29 games, Broxton returned for a strong second showing at the end of July. Through September 15, he devastated opposing pitchers with a .289/.392/.535 slash line, 18 extra bases and eight home runs in 45 appearances. Without the 26-year-old rookie manning center field, the Brewers will likely turn to Kirk Nieuwenhuis or Jake Elmore as they close out their season.

David Price exits start with flu-like symptoms

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Red Sox southpaw David Price was lifted in the first inning of Saturday’s game against the Astros. While there was some initial concern that he might have trigged the elbow tendinitis that has been affecting him lately, manager Alex Cora was quick to clarify the situation as the result of “flu-like symptoms.”

Price pitched just 2/3 of an inning, inducing a first-pitch fly out from Aledmys Díaz, striking out Alex Bregman, and allowing a single to Michael Brantley before making his departure from the mound. He was replaced by rookie right-hander Colten Brewer.

Barring further complications, Price will likely stay on track to make his next scheduled start during the Red Sox’ upcoming road trip. Entering Saturday’s match-up, the 33-year-old lefty carried a 2-2 record in seven starts with a 3.29 ERA, 2.2 BB/9, and 10.1 SO/9 across 41 innings in 2019.

Following Price’s removal, the Red Sox are still tied 0-0 with the Astros in the fifth.