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Tom Seaver diagnosed with dementia


Sad news for an all-time great: Tom Seaver has been diagnosed with dementia. As a result the 74-year-old Hall of Famer has retired from public life, his family says. He will continue to work at the winery he owns in Calistoga, California.

Seaver was a three-time NL Cy Young Award winner — in 1969, 1973 and 1975 — and was the 1967 NL Rookie of the Year. His career record: 311-205 with a 2.86 ERA, 3,640 strikeouts and 61 shutouts from 1967-86. He won 20 games five times in his career and, of course, was the star of the 1969 Miracle Mets. He tossed a no-hitter for the Cincinnati Reds in 1978. Seaver was elected to the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility with 98.84 percent of the vote. That vote percentage would remain the record until Ken Griffey and, later, Mariano River would pass the mark in 2016 and 2019, respectively.

White Sox slugger Jiménez sidelined with bruised foot

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CHICAGO — Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez has a sprained right foot, likely sidelining the slugger for a pivotal season-ending series against the crosstown Cubs.

The White Sox had dropped a season-high five in a row heading into the weekend set, falling out of first place in the AL Central. They are hoping to get back on track heading into their playoff appearance since 2008, but the health of Jimenez is a concern.

Jimenez, who is batting .296 with 14 homers and 41 RBIs, was injured sliding across home in the seventh inning of Chicago’s 5-4 loss at Cleveland on Thursday. Manager Rick Renteria said the 23-year-old left fielder will need “to be off his feet” for a few days.

“There’s inflammation in there and they want to calm it down” Renteria said. “We’ll know more in a few days.”

The White Sox trailed the first-place Twins by a game heading into the series with the Cubs. They are just one ahead of the third-place Indians. The AL postseason begins on Tuesday.