The last week in MLB was about a superstar suffering an injury, a club in the National League has a new owner, and a manager receives an extension.
Nationals Harper Has Bone Bruise
Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper was injured in Saturday’s game against the San Francisco Giants. The injury for Harper occurred when he slipped on the bag at first base.
Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said that Harper suffered a bone bruise, but didn’t damage any ligaments or tendons in his knee, per Robert Flores of MLB Network.
#Nationals GM Mike Rizzo says Bryce Harper has no ligament or tendon damage in his knee, but that he does have a bone bruise.
— Robert Flores (@RoFlo) August 13, 2017
There is no timetable for Harper to return but the injury doesn’t appear to jeopardize Harper’s season, per Dan Kolko of MASN.
Nats not putting a timetable on Harper’s return. But they’ve caught a big break here, no pun intended. Doesn’t seem like a season-ender.
— Dan Kolko (@masnKolko) August 13, 2017
The Nationals caught a huge break as Harper seemed to be an extreme amount of pain when the injury happened.
The team has a huge lead in the National League East, and hopefully, Harper can return for the playoffs in October.
The stellar outfielder had an MVP-type campaign before going down, as indicated by his .326 batting average, 1.034 OPS, 92 runs scored, 29 home runs and 87 RBIs.
Loria Sells Marlins to Ownership Group that Includes Derek Jeter
The Miami Marlins have a new owner as Jeffrey Loria has sold the team to a group that includes former New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and New York businessman Bruce Sherman.
Marlins president David Samson confirmed that an agreement had been reached to sell the team, per Joe Frisaro of MLB.com.
Marlins president David Samson confirms as of Friday night, agreement signed to sell club to Sherman/Jeter group.
— Joe Frisaro (@JoeFrisaro) August 12, 2017
The deal is expected to be finalized in October, per Mike Cugno of CBS Miami.
— Mike Cugno (@MikeCugnoCBS4) August 12, 2017
Loria sold the Marlins for $1.2 billion, with Sherman operating as the “control person” and Jeter handling “the business and baseball sides of the franchise, per Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.
It will be interesting to see if Jeter can turn the Marlins into a winner. The team does have some talent on their roster, and they’re also in a very competitive division.
Andy Green, Padres Agree to Contract Extension
The San Diego Padres have agreed to a contract extension with manager Andy Green that will run through 2021, per AJ Cassavell of MLB.com.
Andy Green had one year remaining on his contract after this year. The Padres extended it three further seasons through 2021.
— AJ Cassavell (@AJCassavell) August 13, 2017
The Padres are currently fourth in the NL West with a 51-65 record and struggled last season with a 68-94 record.
However, the team has youth on their roster and more talent in the farm system.
The Padres are committed to the future and signing Green to an extension is further proof of that commitment.
- 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 [email protected]
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