Anthony Rizzo took hacks in a cage today

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Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo has been on the disabled list two days ago, retroactive to last Friday, due to a bad back. On the bright side, this morning Rizzo hit in the cage and he’s doing just fine, so he seems poised to come off the DL this Monday, which would be his first day of eligibility to do so.

As for the back injury, Rizzo blames his hotel bed during the Cubs’ trip to Cincinnati, telling ESPN “I think the next time I go there I’ll sleep on the floor . . . I just have to take care of myself better.” UPDATE: He was apparently joking about the bed. Which, hey, even if he wasn’t, we’ve probably all been there, but OK.

This is Rizzo’s first career DL stint. He’s 3-for-28 on the young season.

 

 

 

MLB sells share of BAMTech to Walt Disney Co. for $900M

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NEW YORK – Major League Baseball has sold its remaining share of a streaming service technology company to the Walt Disney Co. for $900 million.

The sale was disclosed Tuesday in Walt Disney Co.’s annual filing report through the SEC. MLB received the $900 million in exchange for the 15% stake it still had in a company called BAMTech, which originally started as MLB Advanced Media in 2000.

The technology helped MLB become a leader in sports streaming in the 2000s.

Walt Disney Co. has been buying chunks of BAMTech for the past five years and now owns 100% of the company. The National Hockey League sold its 10% share of BAMTech to Walt Disney Co. for a reported $350 million in 2021.