Dinelson Lamet to undergo Tommy John surgery

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Padres right-hander Dinelson Lamet will miss the remainder of the 2018 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery, the club announced Friday. Lamet suffered an elbow strain during the tail end of spring training and had been working his way back to the mound over the last several weeks. A recent MRI revealed a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, however, and Lamet elected to undergo the procedure with Dr. Keith Meister next week.

Lamet was scheduled to begin his second season in the majors after breaking into the league last year. He finished his rookie campaign with a 7-8 record in 21 starts and put up a 4.57 ERA, 4.3 BB/9 and 10.9 SO/9 over 114 1/3 innings. Prior to sustaining his season-ending injury, the young righty impressed again in camp this spring and was expected to resume his role at the front end of San Diego’s rotation.

Now, of course, those plans will be shelved for another year or more, depending on how smoothly his recovery goes. “I talked to my agent, we got a second opinion and everyone agrees that this was my best option,” Lamet said Friday. “I think there were other methods that I could have tried. None of them would have allowed me to come back throwing the way that I throw.”

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.