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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:

Report: Rangers sign Jordan Lyles to two-year, $16 million deal

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The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rangers and pitcher Jordan Lyles have agreed to a contract. ESPN’s Jeff Passan provided the details, reporting that it is a two-year, $16 million deal.

Lyles, 29, split last season between the Pirates and Brewers, performing much better with the latter. Overall, he compiled a 4.15 ERA with a 146 strikeouts and 55 walks across 141 innings. It was a return to full-time starting for Lyles, who had performed mostly as a reliever from 2016-18.

The Rangers also inked Kyle Gibson to a three-year, $30 million contract last week. Gibson and Lyles will join a rotation that also includes Mike Minor and Lance Lynn as well as youngster Kolby Allard.