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Josh Hamilton indicted on third-degree felony charge of injury to a child


Former Rangers and Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton was arrested late last October on a third-degree felony charge of injury to a child. According to a TMZ report, Hamilton’s daughter alleged that in September, he beat her with an open hand and a closed fist, hurled a full water bottle at her that hit her in the chest, and pulled a chair out from under her and threw it at her. She also said that Hamilton grabbed her by the shoulders and threw her to the ground, injuring her hip in the process.

Per Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Hamiton was indicted on one count of injury to a child with intentional bodily injury which is a third-degree felony. The case will be delayed indefinitely due to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Hamilton, 38, battled addiction early in his baseball career and relapsed several times during his career. He retired after the 2015 season. The Rangers named him to the club’s Hall of Fame in August.

Apparent roster snafu changes Blue Jays pitching plans

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ATLANTA — An apparent roster snafu forced the Toronto Blue Jays to change their pitching plans for Thursday night’s game at the Atlanta Braves.

After Nate Pearson gave up three runs in five innings, manager Charlie Montoyo brought in right-hander Jacob Waguespack to open the sixth.

As Waguespack walked to the mound, he was greeted by home plate umpire Alan Porter, who apparently delivered some bad news: The right-hander wasn’t on the 28-man active roster for the game.

The Blue Jays optioned Waguespack and infielder Santiago Espinal to the team’s alternate training site on Thursday to reach the 28-man roster limit.

Montoyo told reporters before the game Waguespack had been recalled when right-hander Trent Thornton was placed on the 10-day injured list with right elbow inflammation. That move apparently was not processed, leaving Waguespack off the active roster.

Waguespack walked to the dugout and Montoyo brought in Rafael Dolis as the official replacement for Pearson.