A preview of what’s happening around the Majors on Wednesday:
Miami Marlins right-hander Pablo López will carry a majors-leading 0.52 ERA when he leaves for Washington.
National right-hander Erick Fedde, meanwhile, comes in with a 6.75 ERA.
How dominant has López been in 2022? He’s allowed just one earned run and 10 total hits in 17 1/3 innings in three appearances so far this season. His record is 2-0.
In his last outing, López struck out nine batters for seven scoreless innings in a 5-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday — less than a week after getting married on a day off for the Marlins.
Last season, the 26-year-old Venezuelan became just the second pitcher in major league history – and the first since 1884! – to strike out the first nine batters in a game.
Braves playoff star Eddie Rosario is expected to miss eight to 12 weeks with blurred vision and swelling in his right eye.
Rosario was the NL Championship Series MVP last season and helped Atlanta win its first World Series title in 26 years. But the outfielder got off to a rocky start with just three hits in his first 44 at-bats for a .068 average, with no home runs or RBIs.
Rosario suffers from swelling of the right retina. He was examined by a retina specialist on Monday and will undergo laser surgery to correct blurry vision.
The Braves will soon get a boost with the return of star outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. Returning from a knee injury that ended his 2021 season, he is expected to play at least two more games with Triple-A Gwinnett in the part of his rehab assignment.
Acuña is expected to join the Braves on May 6, but that schedule could be pushed forward with the defending champions getting off to a slow start.
Angels star Shohei Ohtani is back on the mound after a dominating performance in his last outing.
The reigning AL MVP lost his first two starts of the season but dominated the Astros in Houston last week. Ohtani struck out 12 and allowed just one hit in six scoreless innings. He didn’t allow a runner until there were two outs in the sixth.
The two-way sensation returns to Anaheim this week to take on the Cleveland Guardians.
The Minnesota Twins will face popular former teammate Michael Pineda midway through their series against Detroit. After spending the past four seasons with Minnesota, including 2018 while recovering from elbow surgery for Tommy John, he will start for the Tigers at Target Field.
“I shouldn’t say I can’t wait to see him pitch against us, but I can’t wait to see him in the flesh and see his big smile and hopefully catch him up a bit this streak,” said the Twins manager Rocco Baldelli. mentioned. “Mike Pineda did amazing things for us, threw a lot of game-winning ball games for us, whenever we needed him – multiple times. And he’s a great human being to be around.
Last week, Pineda beat another of his former teams, the New York Yankees, with five scoreless innings in his Tigers debut. The 33-year-old made his first big break with the Seattle Mariners in 2011, when he made the All-Star team.
The White Sox are sticking to a six- to eight-week schedule for Eloy Jiménez after the outfielder underwent surgery this week to repair a torn hamstring tendon behind his right knee.
Jiménez was injured on Saturday when he stretched for first base while executing a grounder at third. It was the latest injury setback for the 25-year-old slugger.
Jiménez was sidelined for much of last year for champions AL Central after rupturing his left pectoral tendon while trying to catch a home run in an away game. spring training. He played in 55 games during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, batting .296 with 14 home runs and 41 RBIs.
He hit 31 home runs in 122 games as a rookie in 2019.
A letter due to be unsealed in US District Court in New York this week reveals the Yankees were fined $100,000 by Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred for using their dugout phone to relay information about the signs of opposing teams during the 2015 season and part of 2016.
MLB said the fine was for violating dugout phone use rules, but made the distinction that the Yankees did not use electronics to steal signs, a more serious violation that led to January 2020 the Houston Astros fined $5 million and resulted in one-year suspensions for Astros manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow. Both were fired for the conduct of the team during the 2017 season.
The contents of the letter were first reported Tuesday by SNY and the letter was obtained by The Associated Press.
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