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Widow of man who died in SunTrust Park walk-in cooler sues Braves


Almost a year ago, a man named Todd Keeling of White Bear Lake, Minnesota was found dead in a walk-in cooler at SunTrust Park in Atlanta. Keeling was there to install a beer-pouring technology that he had invented and was working on installing taps at the park overnight the night before his body was found. He became trapped in the cooler and died.

Last Friday his widow, Angela Keeling, filed a wrongful death lawsuit filed against the Braves and stadium contractors, alleging that the team and its construction partners were aware of issues with the cooler, including a faulty internal door handle, carbon monoxide leaks and faulty carbon monoxide alarms yet did nothing about it.

The Braves and other defendants declined comment.

Zack Wheeler headed to IL due to shoulder fatigue

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Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler will be placed on the 10-day injured list due to fatigue in his right shoulder, Newsday’s Tim Healey reports. The roster move is retroactive to July 12. Steven Matz will open up a two-game series in Minnesota, starting in Wheeler’s place on Tuesday.

As Healey notes, the soonest Wheeler can return is July 23, which would give him at most two starts ahead of the July 31 trade deadline. Wheeler has frequently been brought up in trade conversations as he can become a free agent after the season and the 42-51 Mets have been freefalling.

Wheeler, 29, owns a 4.69 ERA with 130 strikeouts and 34 walks across 119 innings of work this season.