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Kris Bryant day-to-day with sprained pinky finger

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UPDATE: Kris Bryant‘s injury is not so serious after all: it’s a sprained pinky finger. X-rays are negative. The Cubs say he’s day-to-day.

12:26PM: Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant has left the Cubs-Braves game in the first inning with an apparent injury to his left ring finger.

The injury occurred as he slid head first into third base on an attempted steal, making the final out. It appeared as though his finger bent back awkwardly. He was in visible pain. Tommy La Stella replaced him to begin the bottom half of the inning.

We’ll obviously update you when information on his condition is released.

Angels release Matt Harvey

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Among several transactions made on Sunday, the Angels announced that pitcher Matt Harvey has been released. The right-hander was designated for assignment on Friday.

Harvey, 30, was hoping to bounce back with the Angels after signing a one-year, $11 million contract in December. It didn’t work out. In 12 starts spanning 59 2/3 innings, Harvey allowed 47 earned runs on 63 hits and 29 walks with 39 strikeouts. Harvey missed time between May 24 and July 12 with an upper back injury.

Since his 2015 campaign with the Mets, after recovering from Tommy John surgery, Harvey has a 5.65 ERA in exactly 400 innings. Given his age, he could still find an opportunity with another team short on pitching depth, but he is running out of leash, as they say.