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Rays acquire Rob Refsnyder from Indians

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The Rays have acquired infielder Rob Refsnyder from the Indians for cash considerations, the club announced on Tuesday.

Refsnyder, 27, had a rough spring, hitting .191/.298/.362 in 58 plate appearances. He hasn’t been much better over parts of three seasons in the majors with the Yankees and Blue Jays, owning a career .233/.306/.311 triple-slash line in 320 PA.

Refsnyder, however, has logged time at first, second, and third base as well as in both outfield corners, so he offers versatility to the Rays.

Puig takes swing at Hundley, both ejected as benches clear

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig took a swing at San Francisco Giants catcher Nick Hundley and both players were ejected during a benches-clearing scrap in the seventh inning Tuesday night.

Puig swatted his bat in frustration after fouling off a pitch from Tony Watson, and Hundley said something to the mercurial slugger while still in his crouch. Puig turned around and walked toward Hundley, the catcher stood up, and they stood face to face and argued for a moment before Puig shoved Hundley twice.

That brought players out of the benches and bullpens. Puig and Hundley were momentarily separated, but Puig ducked around teammates, coaches and manager Dave Roberts before reaching back to hit Hundley. He smacked Hundley with an open hand across the front of his catcher’s mask.

The players were then separated again for good. After discussing with both managers, the umpires ejected both Puig and Hundley.

It was the fourth career ejection for Puig, who had also got into a skirmish with Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner in 2014.