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Oliver Drake is on the move again

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Oliver Drake pitched for five — five! — different teams in 2018. Eleven games with the Brewers, four games with the Indians, eight games with the Angels, two games with the Blue Jays and 19 games with the Twins.

Since the offseason began he (a) was claimed by the Rays from the Twins off waivers; (b) went back to the Blue Jays off waivers from the Rays; and now . . .

Assuming he breaks camp with the Rays — no safe assumption; he could be traded or waived eight more times before then — he’ll play of his seventh team in a little less than four years. He’s been everywhere, man. Imagine if he was a lefty! He may have eight or nine more teams in his future in the next couple of years alone.

Oh, as for the pitching: he posted a 5.29 ERA in 44 total games with a K/BB ratio of 51/17 in 47.2 innings. I find it hard to get super animated about that pitching line either positively or negatively, really, so I have no idea why he’s been shuffled so much.

Braves place Sean Newcomb on concussion injured list

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The Atlanta Braves placed pitcher Sean Newcomb on the seven-day concussion list retroactive to Tuesday.

Newcomb was hit in the back of the head by a 102 m.p.h. line drive off the bat of J.T. Realmuto on Saturday night. The ball hit him so hard that it ricocheted to the screen behind the Phillies dugout. Despite that, Newcomb passed post-incident concussion tests and said he felt fine. It can take a little bit for concussion symptoms to become apparent, however, and that’s likely what happened here.

The Braves called up right-hander Huascar Ynoa from Triple-A Gwinnett to take Newcomb’s place on the roster.