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Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto completed three-team trade from hospital bed

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During the winter meetings in Las Vegas, Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto felt ill and was taken to a hospital out of “an abundance of caution,” Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports. According to Jim Bowden, Dipoto developed a series of blood clots in his lungs. He is expected to be released from the hospital later on Thursday.

Despite the health issue, Dipoto still managed to make a trade — a three-team trade, in fact. The Mariners sent 1B/DH Carlos Santana and $6 million to the Indians in exchange for DH Edwin Encarnacion and a competitive balance round B pick in the 2019 draft. The Rays got infielder Yandy Diaz, pitcher Cole Sulser, and $5 million from the Indians and the Indians will receive 1B Jake Bauers from the Rays.

Asisstant GM Justin Hollander was in the hospital room with Dipoto when the trade was finalized and took a picture of Dipoto in his hospital gown giving a thumbs up.

Hollander said of Dipoto, “He’s feeling better. I was just texting with him and his wife, Tammy, said he was feeling better. Hopefully, he gets out of there today and can fly back tomorrow. They are still running tests and getting results. But I would assume it’s nothing serous if they are hopefully going to let him go home today.”

Dipoto has perhaps been the most active GM in terms of trades since taking over as GM of the Mariners in 2015. It is very on brand for him to wheel and deal in a hospital room.

Carl Crawford arrested on domestic violence charge

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Former major league outfielder Carl Crawford has been arrested in Texas on a domestic violence charge, TMZ reports. The charge was designated as “assault fam/house mem impede breath circulate,” suggesting that Crawford allegedly choked someone. Crawford surrendered to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday. The alleged incident occurred in May.

Crawford was in the news last week as well when two people — a 25-year-old woman and a five-year-old boy — were found dead at his home in Houston. The boy reportedly had trouble breathing and the woman jumped in to help him.

Crawford, who owns a record label called 1501 Certified Entertainment, posted a message on Instagram about the incident:

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There will likely be more information brought to light about Crawford’s alleged domestic violence incident in the coming days. It is unclear if there are any common factors between the domestic violence incident and the pool incident.