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  • Monday: New York Mets lefty Joey Lucchesi was diagnosed with a torn UCL in his left elbow. He suffered the injury against the Washington Nationals. Lucchesi is expected to undergo Tommy John surgery, and miss the remainder of the season and most likely next year. 
  • Tuesday: Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton had been placed on the 10-day IL with what is known as a “boxer’s fracture,” on his left hand–which is an injured knuckle. He was just returning from a hip flexor injury that made him miss a month of action. Buxton continues to be snake-bitten with injuries in his career. 
  • Wednesday: The Los Angeles Dodgers re-instated outfielder Cody Bellinger. He went       0-for-2 in his return against the San Diego Padres. 
  • Thursday: Cincinnati Reds righty Lucas Sims was placed on the 10-day IL due to a right elbow sprain. He is expected to miss one month. 
  • Friday: The trade deadline will be here before we know it. A potential target of contenders is Washington Nationals righty, Max Scherzer. However, he has a no-trade clause in his contract, and won’t waive it unless he’s given an extension by the club. Scherzer is in the last year of his 7-year, $210MM deal. 
  • Saturday: Atlanta Braves righty Mike Soroka will undergo season-ending surgery on a torn Achilles he suffered walking back to the team clubhouse. This makes the second season in a row Soroka will miss time due to an Achilles injury. Tough news for him and the Braves organization. 
  • Sunday: Cleveland Indians outfielder Josh Naylor suffered a fractured right leg after going for a pop-up against the Minnesota Twins. He is expected to miss significant time. This is another blow for the Indians roster which has been decimated by injuries. We at IBI wish Naylor a speedy recovery and return. 

Indians News

  • The Cleveland Indians DFA’d catcher Ryan Lavanrway, and recalled fellow catcher, Austin Hedges from the 7-day concussion list. Righty Justin Garza was also called up.
  • Mandy Bell of reports that the Cleveland Indians have signed veteran righty Brad Peacock to a minor-league deal.
  • Cleveland Indians outfielder/DH Franmil Reyes was assigned to Triple-A Columbus to rehab, while righty Zack Plesac will begin throwing on Tuesday. 

News and Notes

  • According to Bobby Nightengale of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati Reds righty Tejay Antone did not suffer any damage to his UCL. He was placed on the 10-day IL with a forearm strain, and won’t likely pitch again until after the All-Star break. 
  • Roch Kubatko of reports that Baltimore Orioles infielder Freddy Galvis has been placed on the 10-day IL with a right quadriceps strain he suffered against the Toronto Blue Jays. He is expected to miss two months of action. 
  • Texas Rangers outfielder/DH Willie Calhoun was placed on the 10-day IL due to a fractured forearm he suffered from a pitch thrown by Kansas City Royals lefty, Kris Bubic. 
  • The San Diego Padres placed righty Dinelson Lamet on the 10-day IL with inflammation in his throwing forearm. 
  • The Arizona Diamondbacks DFA’d righty, Stefan Crichton.
  • Jesse Rogers of ESPN reports that Seattle Mariners lefty Hector Santiago was ejected from the game yesterday against the Chicago White Sox. After the umpires checked his glove, he was deemed to have a foreign substance. It turned out to be just Rosin–which is permitted by the MLB. Phil Cuzzi was the umpire who ejected Santiago. 
  • According to Maria L. Guardado of, San Francisco Giants infielder Tommy La Stella suffered a small fracture in his throwing hand during his rehab assignment. He’s currently working his way back from a left hamstring strain, but will now be shut down an additional two weeks due to the fracture. 
  • According to Scott Merkin of, Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu is “day-to-day,” with a bruised left knee. He got hit by a pitch from Seattle Mariners righty, JT Chargois in the knee. X-rays were negative. 
  • Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports that the Detroit Tigers have placed righty Michael Fulmer on the 10-day IL with a right cervical spine strain. 

Featured Article:

Josh Naylor’s injury, potential Indians roster moves and Sam Hentges homecoming:Meisel Musings.

Zack Meisel of The Athletic talks about the effect of Josh Naylor’s injury, and what it means for his future. It also mentions the first performance for Sam Hentges as he returns to his hometown of Minnesota.

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