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Rays’ Kevin Kiermaier Out 8-12 Weeks With Torn Ligament In Thumb

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Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier will miss 8-12 weeks due to impending surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb.

According to MLB.com’s Bill Chastain, Kiermaier will undergo surgery on Friday.

Kiermaier’s injury occurred on Sunday against the Philadelphia Phillies following a slide into second base.

“The hand just kind of got caught in the ground,” said Kiermaier. “Thumb went in a weird angle. Just one of those things where I felt like I had the chance to over slide the bag, like I’ve done a couple of times in my career. And I was just trying to hold on.

“I don’t know if that’s what made my thumb go in the angle that it did. I thought I jammed it right from that moment, but I didn’t like the way my thumb felt after that.”

Tampa Bay placed Kiermaier on the 10-day disabled list on Monday before transferring him to the 60-day DL on Tuesday.

“It’s disappointing,” said Rays manager Kevin Cash. “We talk daily about how valuable he is to our lineup, to our clubhouse.”

The Rays’ two-time Gold Glove winner in center has battled injuries the last two years, as a right hip fracture in 2016 and fractured left hand in 2017 limited him to a total of just 203 games in those campaigns.

Kiermaier was hitting just .176 (7 for 43) with one RBI this season.

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White Sox Acquire Ivan Nova

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The Chicago White Sox have acquired right handed starter Ivan Nova from the Pittsburgh Pirates, according to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal and Robert Murray.

According to Fancred’s Jon Heyman, the Pirates will receive a “young pitcher” and an unstated amount of international bonus pool availability in return for Nova.

Nova posted a 9-9 record with a 4.19 ERA last season for the Pirates.

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Yankees “Open To Moving” Miguel Andujar

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The New York Yankees have a future superstar in Miguel Andujar, a fan favorite, yet they have been constantly linked to rumors of being open to dealing him, despite his huge rookie season.

This one, just doesn’t make much sense if the plan is to move Andujar to make room for the likes of Manny Machado.

According to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal and Robert Murray, the Yankees are “open to moving” Andjuar via trade, but there is no clear trade path to reference at this time.

This development clearly shows the Yankees desire to sign Machado to a free agent deal.

The Yankees and Mets have also been linked in a potential deal that could see Noah Syndergaard end up in New York, with Andujar on his way out.

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Rangers Sign Rafael Montero

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The Texas Rangers have agreed to terms on a minor-league deal with right handed pitcher Rafael Montero, according to the Dallas Morning News’ Evan Grant.

Montero is still working back from Tommy John surgery, and was once a top prospect in the New York Mets organization , but struggled transitioning to the major league level, putting together a woeful 5.38 ERA over 192 1/3 innings pitched.

 

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