Elvis Andrus to miss six to eight weeks with fractured right elbow

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Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus suffered a fractured right elbow when he was hit by a Keynan Middleton fastball during Wednesday night’s game against the Angels. He will miss the next six to eight weeks but won’t require surgery, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Andrus, 29, was off to a great start to the 2018 season, coming off a terrific 2017 campaign. Through 61 plate appearances, he was hitting .327/.426/.500 with a pair of home runs and five RBI.

Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that the Rangers will recall Ronald Guzman from Triple-A Round Rock to take Andrus’ spot on the roster. Joey Gallo will play some left field while Ryan Rua, Drew Robinson, and Isiah Kiner-Falefa will operate more in a utility role.

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.