A.J. Pollock placed on injured list due to elbow infection

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Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said outfielder A.J. Pollock is likely headed to the 10-day injured list [Update: It’s official.] due to an infection in his left elbow, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports. Roberts said he doesn’t know the extent of the infection, but notes that Pollock has had procedures done on the elbow in the past.

The Dodgers inked Pollock to a four-year, $55 million contract in late January. He has gotten off to a slow start, batting .223/.287/.330 with a pair of home runs and 14 RBI in 115 plate appearances.

Alex Verdugo started in center field on Monday night in Pollock’s stead, something that figures to be a regular occurrence while Pollock is on the mend.

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.