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MLB Weekly Digest 5/1/17

The last week in MLB was about a pair of players in the National League suffering season-ending injuries and an outfielder landing on the disabled list.

Nats’ Eaton Season Ends Due to Torn ACL

The Washington Nationals have high expectations this season, but the team was dealt a major blow this weekend.

Outfielder Adam Eaton exited Friday’s games against the New York Mets. It was revealed on Saturday that Eaton tore his ACL, which will sideline him for the rest of the season per Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.

It’s a significant loss for the Nats to lose Eaton as he was a major contributor in the lineup.

The speedy outfielder compiled a .297 batting average and .854 OPS in 23 games with 24 runs scored, 10 extra-base hits, 13 RBI, and three stolen bases.

Eaton and shortstop Trea Turner were a terrific speed combination at the top of the lineup for the Nationals.

 

Miller Will Undergo Tommy John Surgery To Fix Torn UCL

The Arizona Diamondbacks will be without one member of their starting rotation for the rest of the 2017 season.

Shelby Miller has a torn UCL and will undergo Tommy John surgery, per Tommy Stokke of FanRag Sports.

Miller was forced to leave his start against the Los Angeles Dodgers early that ended in a heart-breaking loss for not only Miller but the Diamondbacks as well.

Miller was horrendous last season, posting a career-worst 6.15 ERA in 20 starts (101 innings). The velocity for Miller was up during spring training, and it carried over into the regular season.

The right-hander had a 4.09 ERA in four outings this season and was starting to resemble the pitcher who was an All-Star with the Braves in 2015.

The Diamondbacks will probably promote someone from Triple-A Reno to take Miller’s rotation spot.

The club has been a great surprise in the first month of the season, and it will be interesting to see how they deal with the adversity of losing a member from their starting rotation.

Mets Place Cespedes on DL with Hamstring Injury

The New York Mets will be without outfielder Yoenis Cespedes for quite some time as he was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a hamstring strain.

Cespedes plays a major part in the lineup for the Mets as he is their primary run producer. He has started the 2017 campaign strong, by compiling a .270 average and .992 OPS in 18 games with six home runs, 10 RBI, and 12 runs scored.

Since Cespedes is an integral player for the Mets, it would be wise for them to let his hamstring fully heal before bringing him back.

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Chris Lacey
Chris is a 25-year old New Jersey native whose favorite sports team is the Arizona Diamondbacks. He previously attended Western New England College to study Sports Management. Chris has been following the Diamondbacks since he was 12. You can find him on Twitter at@aecanada12.

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