Rich Hill exits Sunday’s start with blister issue

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Update (7:26 PM ET): Hill had a blister problem which is why he left Sunday’s start, per Dodgers Insider. Manager Dave Roberts isn’t ruling out Hill for his next scheduled start.

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Dodgers starter Rich Hill exited Sunday’s home start against the Reds with an apparent injury. Hill quickly got the first two outs of the top of the sixth, then was visited by a trainer and walked off after motioning to his finger, per MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick.

In 5 2/3 innings against the Reds, Hill yielded three runs (two earned) on six hits and four walks with four strikeouts.

Hill, 38, was activated from the disabled list last week after missing three weeks with a cracked fingernail. He has also had a history of blister issues. Along with the injury woes, Hill has been ineffective in five starts on the season, owning a 6.20 ERA with a 25/13 K/BB ratio in 24 2/3 innings.

The Dodgers should pass along word about Hill’s status later today.

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.