Couple files lawsuit against Dodgers and two alleged assailants

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On October 9, 2015, after Game 1 of the NLDS between the Dodgers and Mets at Dodger Stadium, Ariel D. Auffant and his cousin were allegedly attacked by two people in the parking lot, per a Los Angeles Times report on a recently filed lawsuit. Auffant (a Dodgers fan) and his cousin (a Mets fan) were “brutally attacked.” Auffant lost consciousness and fell to the pavement, which led to a traumatic brain injury.

Auffant and his wife filed the lawsuit against Los Angeles Dodgers LLC as well as the two alleged assailants in Los Angeles County Superior Court. They seek unspecified compensatory and punitive damages. The lawsuit alleges negligence; premises liability; negligent hiring, retention and supervision; assault; battery; and intentional infliction of emotional distress and loss of consortium.

In 2014, a jury found the Dodgers partially negligent in the Bryan Stow case. Stow, a Giants fan, was nearly beaten to death by two people in the Dodger Stadium parking lot on Opening Day in 2011.

Tyler Glasnow scheduled to rejoin Rays’ rotation

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Tyler Glasnow is scheduled to rejoin the rotation at Cleveland after missing nearly 14 months because of Tommy John surgery.

The Rays’ Opening Day starter last year hasn’t pitched this season after undergoing the procedure on Aug. 4, 2021.

“I think we’re pretty confident he’ll be starting for us,” Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said before the game with Toronto. “This is the first time he’s thrown pain-free in quite some time, so he’s encouraged by it.”

The 6-foot-8 right-hander went 5-2 with a 2.66 ERA in 14 starts last year and is a key addition as the Rays near a wild-card spot.

“Compared to the past, like, three years it feels way better as far as postday and the week leading into starts and stuff,” Glasnow said. “It’s good to have an UCL, you know.”

Cash said Glasnow will throw around 45 pitches in his initial outing, which should allow him to go two or three innings.

“Two innings of Glasnow is still a huge plus for our team,” Cash said. “Like to get three innings. If we do, great. If we don’t, that’s fine, too.”

Glasnow allowed one run, one hit, four walks and had 14 strikeouts over seven innings in four starts with Triple-A Durham.

“I’m really excited,” Glasnow said. “I’m approaching it like normal, staying on routine. Feels normal.”

Glasnow signed a two-year, $30.35 million contract that will delay the start of his free agency by one year last month. He’s making $5.1 million this year and will get $5.35 million next season and $25 million in 2024, which is the first year he would have been eligible for free agency.