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Patrick Corbin expected to sign soon

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Jon Heyman says that free agent Patrick Corbin is expected to make a decision soon on where to sign. Heyman isn’t the first to say this either, as there were rumblings about Corbin making a quick decision over the weekend as well.

Corbin recently completed a tour with East Coast clubs, including visits with the Yankees, Nationals, and Phillies, who are the three teams Heyman says are the favorites. Mystery teams are always lurking, of course.

Corbin turned in a career high in strikeouts and walked just 48 in 200 innings in 2018. He’ll turn 30 next summer, which is, these days, fairly young for a free agent starter. He’ll get a pretty hefty deal no matter where he signs.

Brandon Woodruff headed to IL with oblique injury

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Update (8:33 PM ET): Woodruff is headed to the 10-day injured list with a left oblique injury, per Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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Brewers pitcher Brandon Woodruff exited Sunday afternoon’s start against the Diamondbacks in the fourth inning due to abdominal discomfort, the team announced. He threw a pitch to leadoff batter Tim Locastro and left the field with a trainer. Junior Guerra relieved him.

In three-plus innings, Woodruff was on the hook for four runs on six hits and two walks with three strikeouts. He now carries a 3.75 ERA with a 136/29 K/BB ratio in 117 2/3 innings of work.

Woodruff will undergo testing, which should allow the team to provide an update on his status, likely on Monday.