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Lorenzo Cain leaves game with bum ankle

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Lorenzo Cain went 1-for-3 and hit a home run in today’s Brewers win over the Padres. But he also, unfortunately, left the game in the fifth inning. The team said after the game that it was “ankle discomfort.”

That’s not the most rigorous medical diagnosis possible, so I presume we’ll hear more about his condition tomorrow after he’s reevaluated. For now the Brewers are calling him day-to-day.

Cain is hitting .251/.316/.357 with ten homers on the season.

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 StlToday.com, 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.