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Astros pitcher Corbin Martin has Tommy John surgery


Bad news for Astros pitching prospect Corbin Martin: he underwent Tommy John surgery on Wednesday. He’s out for this season and, in all likelihood, most of next year as well.

Martin, 23, was a top-10 prospect in the Astros system heading into this season. He was promoted to the bigs in mid-May to deal with some injuries in Houston’s big league rotation, made five pretty poor starts, and was sent back down. Once back in the minors he was shellacked and, eventually, shut down due to an obvious elbow injury. Surgery was recommended after he received a second opinion.

Martin’s loss doesn’t have a tremendous impact on the 2019 Astros, but it does put a dent in their pitching depth in the event they need to patch a hole and, obviously, is a major blow to Martin’s own development.

Trea Turner hits for the cycle

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Nationals shortstop Trea Turner hit for the cycle on Tuesday night against the Rockies, becoming the first National to hit for the cycle since, well, himself back on April 25, 2017… against the Rockies.

Turner led off the bottom of the first inning with a home run to center field off of Peter Lambert. He singled in the second, tripled to lead off the fourth, and hit an RBI double as part of an eight-run seventh inning to complete the cycle.

Turner is the fourth player to hit for the cycle this season. The others:

After completing the cycle, Turner is hitting .286/.343/.494 with eight home runs, 25 RBI, 41 runs scored, and 20 stolen bases in 277 plate appearances this season.