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Craig Kimbrel nearly hit by beer can as he leaves bullpen


Craig Kimbrel dodged bullets last night as he, just barely, closed out the Red Sox’ ALDS victory over the Yankees in New York. Before he did that, however, he had to dodge a beer can, hurled by a fan in the stands.

The fan threw the beer can toward Kimbrel just as he was heading out of the bullpen toward the field. As you can see based on how the thing lands, it appears to be close to full too, which could’ve done some serious damage if it had actually hit the Red Sox closer:

This is not the first Yankees fan who decided that beer was a weapon in the past week or so. I don’t think that Kimbrel is about to go out for drinks and dancing with that guy, however.

What in the heck is wrong with people? My god.

Asdrubal Cabrera signs with the Texas Rangers

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Ken Rosenthal reports that the Texas Rangers have signed infielder Asdrubal Cabrera to a one-year deal, pending a physical. He’ll be paid $3.5 million, according to Jeff Passan of ESPN. Rosenthal reports that Cabrera will primarily play third base, replacing Adrian Beltre, who has retired.

It’s a fairly low price given that Cabrera hit 23 homers and posted a line of .262/.316/.458 (112 OPS+) between the Mets and Phillies last season but, as is the case with so many other veteran free agents, there did not appear to be much of a market developing for his services. He’ll at least get a lot of playing time in Texas, it would seem.