Yairo Muñoz exits game after taking a pitch to the wrist

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Cardinals infielder/outfielder Yairo Muñoz was promptly pulled from Saturday’s spring training contest against the Marlins after taking a pitch off of his left wrist during his final at-bat of the game. Per MLB.com’s Jenifer Langosch, Muñoz left the team’s spring training complex to get an X-ray, after which the severity of the injury (and the length of his recovery time, if any) will be revealed.

Muñoz, 24, went 0-for-2 with a walk and a strikeout prior to the incident. He logged some time in center field and short and was replaced by Edmundo Sosa following his departure in the bottom of the eighth inning.

The young utility player is gearing up for his second major-league campaign this spring. He impressed as a versatile defender during his rookie year in 2018, splitting his starts among second base, third base, shortstop, and all three outfield positions and slashing .276/.350/.413 with eight home runs, five stolen bases (in 11 chances), and a .763 OPS across 329 plate appearances.

MLB sells share of BAMTech to Walt Disney Co. for $900M

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NEW YORK – Major League Baseball has sold its remaining share of a streaming service technology company to the Walt Disney Co. for $900 million.

The sale was disclosed Tuesday in Walt Disney Co.’s annual filing report through the SEC. MLB received the $900 million in exchange for the 15% stake it still had in a company called BAMTech, which originally started as MLB Advanced Media in 2000.

The technology helped MLB become a leader in sports streaming in the 2000s.

Walt Disney Co. has been buying chunks of BAMTech for the past five years and now owns 100% of the company. The National Hockey League sold its 10% share of BAMTech to Walt Disney Co. for a reported $350 million in 2021.