Daniel Norris to undergo groin procedure, will miss 8-12 weeks

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Tigers pitcher Daniel Norris will undergo a procedure to relieve pressure in his left groin, MLB.com’s Jason Beck reports. Beck adds that Norris is expected to miss 8-12 weeks recovering from the procedure.

Norris, 25, struggled in two starts and three relief appearances this season, yielding 10 runs on 16 hits and nine walks with 18 strikeouts in 15 1/3 innings.

Norris appeared to sustain the injury on Sunday’s start against the Orioles. The lefty dealt with a groin issue last season as well.

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.