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.
NEW YORK — A pitcher getting ejected for arguing balls and strikes – on his day off? And, from the stands?
Nationals star Stephen Strasburg earned one of baseball’s most unique ejections – probably ever – in the third inning of Washington’s game against the New York Mets on Thursday.
Strasburg was sitting in Section 121 at Citi Field in this socially distant season because he’s scheduled to start Friday against Baltimore Orioles. He was apparently unhappy with the strike zone of plate umpire Carlos Torres after Austin Voth‘s 2-2 pitch to Pete Alonso on the outside corner was ruled a ball.
Moments later, Torres ejected last year’s World Series MVP, though it took a few seconds to realize who had been tossed.
Someone was heard yelling: “You’re (expletive) brutal” shortly before television cameras captured Strasburg doffing his cap as he walked up the staircase on his way out of the park.
“Sorry, folks – sorry, FCC,” Mets broadcaster Gary Cohen said on SNY.
The usually stoic Strasburg appeared to be grinning underneath his blue mask as he made his exit.