Giants second baseman Joe Panik out six weeks after thumb surgery

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Giants second baseman Joe Panik will be out for the next six weeks after having surgery yesterday to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb.

Alen Hanson got the start against the Padres last night and he and Kelby Tomlinson are expected to share second base while Panik is out. Panik is currently hitting .267/.323/.389 with three homers for the second place Giants.

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.