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First Place Race
The Rays are now just a game back from the first-place Orioles in a tight American League East race. With a tie-breaking homer in the seventh, and the bullpen extending their 34-inning stretch of not allowing a single run, the Rays are hoping to oust the O’s and regain first place once again.
Good morning, good afternoon, and GOOD NIGHT pic.twitter.com/mrASnj3mtG
— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) September 15, 2023
Chaim Bloom was fired from his position of chief baseball officer Thursday. Bloom held the position with the Red Sox for four years, hired in 2019. The team made the postseason just once in those four years, advancing to the ALCS in 2021, but losing to the Astros.
On a personal level, Chaim Bloom was respectful of the job the media had. He was probably the most accessible of the four baseball ops leaders in my 22 years covering the Sox. In a position that can allow people to get thin skinned, I didn't sense Bloom ever got that way.
— Ian Browne (@IanMBrowne) September 14, 2023
Hendriks Has No Regrets
Liam Hendriks knowingly pitched this season with a torn UCL, prior to his rehab assignment. Hendriks knew the pain he was dealing with was different, but he doesn’t regret coming back for the season. Hendriks claimed he has not felt pain while pitching since at least May of this year.
Liam Hendriks reveals that he knowingly pitched for the White Sox this season with a torn UCL, which he says happened BEFORE his rehab assignment.
"I refused to not be back this year I refused to not put my best foot forward for this team." pic.twitter.com/S05FLo7DlL
— White Sox Talk (@NBCSWhiteSox) September 14, 2023
Rookie Needs TJ Surgery
Yankees’ outfielder Jasson Domínguez will undergo Tommy John surgery next week and will miss 9-10 months, per Aaron Boone. The 20-year-old made his debut on September 1 before being diagnosed with a torn UCL. The rookie ended his season with a .980 OPS, four home runs, and seven RBIs in 31 at-bats.
A clarification from the Yankees re: Jasson Dominguez — it is possible that the surgeon could use internal bracing during the Tommy John procedure, but even if so, it will not change the 9-10 month estimate.
— Bryan Hoch ⚾️ (@BryanHoch) September 14, 2023
Best Moments From Yesterday
Slamming Through September
Aaron Judge reminds everyone of his power with a beautiful grand slam against the Red Sox.
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) September 14, 2023
Is there anything Cedric Mullins can’t do? I don’t think so.
Enough Ced. pic.twitter.com/Wr2P3afNco
— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) September 14, 2023
That’s A Hard Hit Ball
Edouard Julien launched a home run into the stands of Guaranteed Rate field, and lost his helmet in the process. The Twins defeated the White Sox 10-2.
Edouard Julien hit this homer so hard he lost his helmet. 😆 pic.twitter.com/JTW00YweAW
— MLB (@MLB) September 15, 2023
40 For Corey
Corey Seager reached 40 doubles on Thursday in a game against the Blue Jays. The Rangers swept Toronto and continued their six-game win streak.
40 doubles for Corey ‼️ pic.twitter.com/fds6pf74jA
— Texas Rangers (@Rangers) September 14, 2023
Injuries and Other Moves
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