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Aaron Barrett returns to the majors after more than four years


31-year-old reliever Aaron Barrett is back in the majors after a four-year absence. He underwent Tommy John surgery in September 2015. The bad luck continued the next year as he suffered a fractured right elbow while rehabbing in Florida. He had to undergo yet another surgical procedure. Barrett missed the entire 2017 season and didn’t make his season debut last year until mid-June with Low-A Auburn. He moved up to Double-A Harrisburg for the 2019 season. Now he’s on his way back to the majors.

Here’s how he found out:

Barrett impressed in the minors this year, posting a 2.75 ERA with a 62/16 K/BB ratio in 52 1/3 innings of work. He owns a 3.47 ERA with 84 strikeouts and 27 walks in 70 big league innings.

Report: Marcell Ozuna injured, his wife arrested in domestic violence incident

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Andy Slater of Fox Sports 640 South Florida reports that Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna recently suffered a facial injury after his wife allegedly hit him with a soap dish. The incident apparently happened a few weeks ago.

Slater says that Ozuna reported the incident to Miami police and that Ozuna’s wife, Genesis, was arrested and charged with domestic battery. She subsequently pleaded not guilty and was given a stay-away order. Presumably more legal proceedings are in the offing.

The injury itself doesn’t sound serious, but the matter certainly is.