Diamondbacks slugger Paul Goldschmidt is likely out the rest of the season after being hit in the hand by Pirates reliever Ernesto Frieri, AZCentral.com’s Nick Piecoro tweets. After finishing second in NL MVP balloting in 2013, Goldschmidt was in the midst of a strong follow-up season, batting .300/.396/.542 in 479 plate appearances. Here’s more from the West divisions.
- The Angels were counting on the returning C.J. Wilson to have the same effect as a major trade deadline pickup but that wasn’t the case in his outing last night, writes Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times.
- The A’s could be in need of infield depth after Nick Punto suffered a hamstring injury and Susan Slusser of San Francisco Chronicle hears that they were talking with Scott Sizemore’s agent even before the injury. Sizemore was released by the Yankees on Friday. Sizemore has seen time in parts of four MLB seasons, with his best work coming in 2011 when he compiled a .245/.342/.399 line through 429 plate appearances with the Tigers and Athletics.
- Despite rumors to the contrary, top Dodgers prospects Joc Pederson, Corey Seager, and Julio Urias stayed put through the trade deadline. “If we didn’t think Joc, Corey or Urias had a chance to be impact players, they’d be out of here,” Dodgers General Manager Ned Colletti said, according to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times. The Dodgers were linked to several high-end trade candidates, including David Price.
Charlie Wilmoth contributed to this post.
An injured starter had a rough first outing off the DL? Welp, the Angels should just pack it in for the rest of the season…
Sweet…. Not sure what that has to do with my comment though…
If I made that much Id pack it in for the rest of the season
All these people whining about how the dodgers needed another starter are incredible. I know there is baseball left to play, but you guys probably have the best starting 3 in baseball. On the other hand the angels really should have looked at a #1 rotation starter because CJ had been really bad for a while now.
Good to see CJ is back in his usual form.
man after harens and becketts last few starts I’m having second guesses about giving up joc and urias for price. should’ve been done.
The Red Sox have two MLB experienced utiliy men at Pawtucket who are both both putting up good numbers: Jonathan Herrera and Ryan Roberts. Either could be a reasonable replacement for Punto.