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Fernando Tatís Jr. does the splits, strains hamstring


Padres rookie Fernando Tatís Jr. was taken out of yesterday’s game after hurting his hamstring while stretching for a throw at second base. Did the full splits and everything.

His prognosis is up in the air at the moment. Manager Andy Green said after the game that they’d like to see how he feels overnight. He’s expected to miss a few games, but for now the Padres are optimistic that he won’t have to hit the injured list.

Tatís is painfully young, of course, and while you and I might be laid up for a week after bending over to pick up a quarter we dropped, kids who are 20 are more or less indestructible. God, how I hate them.

It stinks to see him hurt like this, but I gotta say, the splits were impressive:

Red Sox place Chris Sale on 10-day injured list

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Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale has been placed on the 10-day injured list with left elbow inflammation, the club revealed Saturday. The assignment is retroactive to August 14. In a corresponding roster move, right-handed reliever Ryan Brasier was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket.

It’s an alarming development for the 30-year-old ace, who has been remarkably injury-free after dealing with a lingering case of shoulder inflammation last summer. While he hasn’t replicated the career-high results he delivered over the last two seasons, he still leads Red Sox pitchers with 3.6 fWAR and will head to the IL with a 6-11 record in 25 starts, a 4.40 ERA, 2.3 BB/9, and league-best 13.3 SO/9 through 147 1/3 innings. A timetable has not been given for his return, nor has the severity of his injury been disclosed. Per Red Sox president Dave Dombrowski, Sale has been experiencing pain in his elbow since Wednesday and will undergo further evaluation in the days to come.

Brasier, 31, was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket in mid-July after pitching to mixed results in the majors. He currently holds a 4.46 ERA, 2.7 BB/9, and 8.0 SO/9 with the Red Sox, though his results in Triple-A — one run, one walk, and 13 strikeouts over 9 1/3 innings — suggest that he might be capable of even sharper results when he rejoins the big league club.