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Max Muncy has a fractured wrist

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Updating a previous report, Dodgers infielder Max Muncy has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a fractured right wrist. The move is retroactive to Thursday, the day after Muncy took a 94-m.p.h. pitch off of his wrist on a hit-by-pitch from Matt Strahm.

The hope, as Craig pointed out earlier today, is that Muncy will make a full recovery in time to assist the Dodgers for their playoff push in October. Right now, the 29-year-old infielder appears optimistic that he’ll be fully recovered around the two-week mark, though that’s far from a guarantee. The club will undoubtedly want to play it safe with the hot-hitting Muncy, who slashed a robust .253/.375/.525 with 33 homers, an .899 OPS, and 4.2 fWAR through Wednesday night.

For now, infielder/outfielder Kristopher Negrón will assume Muncy’s place on the roster. The 33-year-old Negrón was traded to the Dodgers in late July and currently holds a .250/.304/.344 batting line in 69 plate appearances for Los Angeles and Seattle in 2019.

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.