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Max Muncy has a fractured wrist


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.

Carlos Martínez underwent ‘small procedure’ on right shoulder

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Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak confirmed on Sunday, to KMOX/1120 AM and, that pitcher Carlos Martínez underwent a “small procedure” to address discomfort in his right shoulder and encourage healing as well as a platelet-rich plasma injection.

Martínez, 28, began experiencing shoulder issues in 2018 which impacted his ability to pitch deep into games. Upon his return from the injured list in late August that year, the club moved him into the bullpen. He remained in the bullpen for 2019, making his season debut in May, and had a successful year, racking up 24 saves with a 3.17 ERA and a 53/18 K/BB ratio in 48 1/3 innings.

Martínez wants to start again and the Cardinals have said they will afford him the opportunity. He is expected to be on track to participate in spring training as usual.