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David Dahl carted off with right ankle injury

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Friday’s Rockies/Giants game took an unfortunate turn on what should have been a routine catch in center field. In the sixth inning, with the Giants leading 4-2, San Francisco second baseman Scooter Gennett lined a first-pitch, 91.3-m.p.h. fastball out to David Dahl in center. Dahl attempted to reverse course en route to the ball, inadvertently twisting his right foot beneath him as he made the catch.

In the moments that followed, Dahl appeared to be in serious pain and was unable to stand. He was soon attended to by his teammates and the club’s medical staff as he was carted off the field. The severity of his injury has not been revealed, but it’s certainly possible that a lengthy rehab stint is in Dahl’s near future.

Prior to the incident, the All-Star outfielder went 1-for-3 with a single against the Giants’ Shaun Anderson. He was subsequently replaced in center field by Raimel Tapia, who shifted over from the left field corner to accommodate the entrance of Ian Desmond.

The Rockies currently lead the Giants 5-4 in the eighth.

Oakland Athletics reverse course: will continue to pay minor leaguers

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Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Oakland Athletics owner John Fisher has reversed course and will continue to pay minor leaguers. Fisher tells Slusser, “I concluded I made a mistake.” He said he is also setting up an assistance fund for furloughed employees.

The A’s decided in late May to stop paying paying minor leaguers as of June 1, which was the earliest date on which any club could do so after an MLB-wide agreement to pay minor leaguers through May 31 expired. In the event, the A’s were the only team to stop paying the $400/week stipends to players before the end of June. Some teams, notable the Royals and Twins, promised to keep the payments up through August 31, which is when the minor league season would’ve ended. The Washington Nationals decided to lop off $100 of the stipends last week but, after a day’s worth of blowback from the media and fans, reversed course themselves.