Mexico defeated the United States 11-5 yesterday in the World Baseball Classic. Ay Dios mio!
Team Italy advances to round two of the World Baseball Classic led by Matt Harvey of all people. Pool A finished in a five way tie but Cuba and Italy won via tiebreaker. Team Israel beat Nicaragua yesterday. Next up for them are Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and Venezuela. In college baseball, umpires can be suspended. The Diamondbacks just gave Corbin Carroll an 8 year $111 Million extension.
Starling Marte is the latest player to get beaned, by Elvin Rodriguez this time. Ronald Guzman seems to have blown his arm out (same link). The Mets may also lose Bryce Montes de Oca to an arm injury. Orioles minor leaguer Luis Andres Ortiz Soriano passed away of cancer at the age of 20. Craig Stammen tore a capsule and suffered a strained sub scapula at the age of 39. He probably won’t pitch again.
The Mets placed Zach Greene on outright waivers. The Athletics released Ernie Clement.
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