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Carlos Martinez exits start with strained right shoulder


Cardinals starter Carlos Martinez exited Monday night’s start against the Rockies in the fifth inning due to a strained right shoulder, the club announced. Martinez will certainly be evaluated further and the Cardinals should pass along an update later tonight or tomorrow.

Martinez allowed two singles and struck out two batters before departing in the fifth. Daniel Poncedeleon took over, walking Ian Desmond before serving up a grand slam to Nolan Arenado. Two of those runs were charged to Martinez.

Martinez, 26, was activated from the disabled list on Monday after taking a week and a half off with an oblique injury. Martinez dealt with a lat injury in May and early June as well. Across 18 starts, the right-hander owns a 3.41 ERA with a 98/49 K/BB ratio in 100 1/3 innings.

Video reviews overturn 42% rate; Boston most successful

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NEW YORK (AP) Video reviews overturned 42.4% of calls checked during Major League Baseball’s shortened regular season, down slightly from 44% in 2019.

Boston was the most successful team, gaining overturned calls on 10 of 13 challenges for 76.9%. The Chicago White Sox were second, successful on eight of 11 challenges for 72.7%, followed by Kansas City at seven of 10 (70%).

Pittsburgh was the least successful at 2 of 11 (18.2%), and Toronto was 7 of 25 (28%).

Minnesota had the most challenges with 28 and was successful on nine (32.1%). The New York Yankees and Milwaukee tied for the fewest with nine each; the Yankees were successful on five (55.6%) and the Brewers three (33.3%).

MLB said Tuesday there were 468 manager challenges and 58 crew chief reviews among 526 total reviews during 898 games. The average time of a review was 1 minute, 25 seconds, up from 1:16 the previous season, when there 1,186 manager challenges and 170 crew chief reviews among 1,356 reviews during 2,429 games.

This year’s replays had 104 calls confirmed (19.8%), 181 that stood (34.4%) and 223 overturned. An additional 12 calls (2.3%) were for rules checks and six (1.1%) for recording keeping.

In 2019 there were 277 calls confirmed (12.5%), 463 that stood (34.1%) and 597 overturned. An additional nine calls (0.7%) were for rules checks and 10 (0.7%) for record keeping.

Expanded video review started in 2014.