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The Padres team store jumped the gun on the Manny Machado jerseys


Manny Machado has a deal in place with the San Diego Padres. It has not been officially announced — he had a physical yesterday and has another one today and they’re presumably ordering confetti and whatnot for the press conference — but he has a deal.

The Padres team store at Petco Park, however, was not all that interested in waiting for the official announcement. They started selling jerseys yesterday. At least for a few minutes. From the San Diego Union-Tribune:

Jerseys with Machado’s No. 13 and name on the back were for sale in the team store Wednesday afternoon before being pulled when the Padres were notified.

Team officials said there has been a surge in ticket sales and inquiries since reports of Machado’s deal Tuesday. But consistent with their insistence they have not signed Machado, the Padres quickly alerted vendor Delaware North that the jerseys had to be removed from the racks.

I say wait until 2020 and get a brown and  yellow one, but good for those of you who snagged an early model yesterday.


Mets lose Robinson Canó, Jeff McNeil to injured list

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As Bill wrote last night, Robinson Canó — bashed for his lack of hustle just a few days ago — busted it out of the box last night and strained his hamstring. That has now landed him on the injured list. Adeiny Hechavarria took over at second base after Cano’s last night and is starting there in today’s game versus the Nationals. No timetable has been given for Canó, but one usually misses at least a couple of weeks with hamstring pulls, sometimes longer.

Also going on the shelf for the Mets is Jeff McNeil, who hurt his hamstring on Tuesday. J.D. Davis will cover for him until he comes back. Michael Conforto is the next regular outfielder who should return to the fold. He has still not been given an offical comeback date after hitting the injured list with a concussion, but it was reported yesterday that he has been symptom free for a few days, which is a good sign.