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Indians RHP Kluber hit by liner, fractures forearm

Cleveland should just never play Miami in baseball. Ever.

Indians right-hander Corey Kluber left his team’s game at Miami in the fifth inning after being hit on the right arm by a line drive off the bat of Brian Anderson.

— Read on www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/26650828/indians-rhp-kluber-hit-liner-fractures-forearm

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Yanks’ Sabathia third lefty in 3,000-strikeout club

CC Sabathia added another milestone to his Hall of Fame résumé on Tuesday, when he recorded his 3,000th career strikeout. He reached the milestone by striking out the side in the bottom of the second inning.

— Read on www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/26643472/yanks-sabathia-third-lefty-3000-strikeout-club

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Indians’ Carrasco exits due to knee, awaits MRI

Well, crap.

Carlos Carrasco left Tuesday’s start after just four innings because of what the team called left knee discomfort and will have a precautionary MRI, manager Terry Francona said.

— Read on www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/26588808/indians-carrasco-exits-due-knee-awaits-mri

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‘Please, Danny, don’t die on my watch’: An oral history of a near-death in the dugout

A year ago, Danny Farquhar was pitching for the White Sox when an aneurysm burst in his brain. Here’s how he and those around him recall that fateful day, his recovery — and his return to the mound.

In my own head I said, “Please, Danny, don’t die on my watch here.” ‘Cause I’m holding him, you know, and I’m making sure he’s not gonna fall off the bench. I was very concerned for him.

— Read on www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/26373504/oral-history-death-dugout

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Indians’ Clevinger out with ‘significant’ injury

Well, hell…

Cleveland Indians pitcher Mike Clevinger has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a back injury.

— Read on www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/26478414/indians-clevinger-significant-injury

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The Book of Jobu: How ‘Major League’ predicted the future

On the movie’s 30th anniversary, Sam Miller saw it for the first time — and noticed three things the classic baseball film foretold about the modern game.

— Read on www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/26430248/how-major-league-predicted-future

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Inside story of how legendary NFL broadcaster Bob Costas ended up excised from football and out at NBC — ESPN

“More and more is being learned about the now-undeniable link between concussions especially repeat concussions — and subsequent problems with dementia, depression, early onset Alzheimer’s, an entire array of serious medical problems stemming from an injury that is more common in football than in most other sports.”

“Here’s the truth,” Costas said. “America’s most popular sport is a fundamentally dangerous game where the risk of catastrophic injury is not incidental, it is significant.”
— Read on www.espn.com/espn/otl/story/_/id/25914913/inside-story-how-legendary-nfl-broadcaster-bob-costas-ended-excised-football-nbc-espn