Mets RHP Megill leaves start with shoulder discomfort

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NEW YORK – Mets right-hander Tylor Megill left his start Thursday night against Milwaukee with shoulder discomfort, the latest setback in a promising season for the second-year pitcher.

Megill came off the injured list last week after missing a month with right biceps inflammation. He will have an MRI on Friday, the Mets said.

The rotation replacement for injured ace Jacob deGrom this season, Megill entered 4-2 with a 4.50 ERA. He started for New York on opening day and pitched five scoreless innings in a win at Washington.

Making his second start since returning from the injured list, Megill sailed through three shutout innings Thursday before Christian Yelich homered for the Brewers leading off the fourth. Milwaukee then loaded the bases with one out and Megill winced immediately following his first pitch to Omar Narvaez.

It was the 28th pitch of a laborious inning for Megill, a fastball clocked at 92 mph – well below the 97 mph he was hitting on the radar gun earlier in the game. He called for an athletic trainer and was replaced by Chasen Shreve.

Megill spent four weeks on the IL from May 12 to June 9 with right biceps inflammation. He made one minor league rehab start and returned to the rotation last Friday at the Los Angeles Angels, allowing two runs and five hits on 64 pitches in 3 1/3 innings.

Megill was 4-1 with a 2.43 ERA before getting tagged for eight runs and eight hits in 1 1/3 innings May 11 at Washington. He was placed on the IL after that outing.

MLB sells share of BAMTech to Walt Disney Co. for $900M

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NEW YORK – Major League Baseball has sold its remaining share of a streaming service technology company to the Walt Disney Co. for $900 million.

The sale was disclosed Tuesday in Walt Disney Co.’s annual filing report through the SEC. MLB received the $900 million in exchange for the 15% stake it still had in a company called BAMTech, which originally started as MLB Advanced Media in 2000.

The technology helped MLB become a leader in sports streaming in the 2000s.

Walt Disney Co. has been buying chunks of BAMTech for the past five years and now owns 100% of the company. The National Hockey League sold its 10% share of BAMTech to Walt Disney Co. for a reported $350 million in 2021.