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Tyler Beede diagnosed with strained flexor, sprained UCL

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Giants pitcher Tyler Beede exited Tuesday’s outing against the Rangers due to tightness in his right elbow. Per MLB.com’s Maria Guardado, the Giants announced that Beede underwent an MRI which showed a strained flexor and a sprained UCL. The club will seek a second opinion before determining where to go from here.

Beede, 26, was considered the frontrunner for the No. 5 spot in the Giants’ starting rotation. Last year, he posted a 5.08 ERA with 113 strikeouts and 46 walks over 117 innings of work in his first full season in the majors.

Beede’s injury opens the door for a handful of other candidates to join the rotation, including Tyson Ross, Trevor Cahill, Logan Webb, Andrew Suarez, and Dereck Rodríguez.

Carl Crawford arrested on domestic violence charge

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Former major league outfielder Carl Crawford has been arrested in Texas on a domestic violence charge, TMZ reports. The charge was designated as “assault fam/house mem impede breath circulate,” suggesting that Crawford allegedly choked someone. Crawford surrendered to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday. The alleged incident occurred in May.

Crawford was in the news last week as well when two people — a 25-year-old woman and a five-year-old boy — were found dead at his home in Houston. The boy reportedly had trouble breathing and the woman jumped in to help him.

Crawford, who owns a record label called 1501 Certified Entertainment, posted a message on Instagram about the incident:

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There will likely be more information brought to light about Crawford’s alleged domestic violence incident in the coming days. It is unclear if there are any common factors between the domestic violence incident and the pool incident.