MLB News & Moments You Should Know – 8/3/23

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Today’s Headlines

Yankees End Germán’s Season

Domingo Germán and the Yankees have reached an agreement for the right-hander to submit to voluntary inpatient treatment for alcohol abuse. He has been placed on the restricted list to address the very serious matter.

Surgery Needed For White Sox Closer

After a battle with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, Liam Hendricks made a brief return as the White Sox closer before dealing with elbow pain. The club announced that Hendriks underwent a successful Tommy John surgery to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. He is expected to be out for 12-14 months.

Hendriks is in the last guaranteed season of a three-year deal he signed with the White Sox, with a $15-million option for 2024. Since joining the White Sox, Hendriks owns a 2.76 ERA with 13.5 K/9 and 76 saves across 132 appearances.

E-Rod Speaks Out

In a post-game interview, Eduardo Rodriguez said he has nothing against the Dodgers or the West Coast after the veto decision was made ahead of the trade deadline. “It’s just about the details to go out there and where my family is. My future is where they’re happy and I’m happy, and that’s why I decided to stay here,” Rodriguez said. “It has nothing to do with the Dodgers.”

Burger Sale

The Marlins are really celebrating their trade deadline acquisition Jake Burger with $5 hamburgers during Wednesday’s game. Burger, with 25 home runs this season, is excited, too. “I’m ready to play some fun baseball here and compete for a playoff spot,” Burger told AP. Burger was 2-for-4 with a walk against the Phillies in his first game.

Nasty Nestor News

Nestor Cortes will make his triumphant return this weekend after missing more than two months with a left rotator cuff strain. He will throw one more bullpen game today and should be in the rotation for Saturday’s game.

The Force Is Strong At Wrigley

The Chicago Cubs celebrated Star Wars night on Wednesday and managed to tap into the Force, or perhaps Emperor Palpatine’s unlimited power. In the last two home games, the Cubs have scored 36 runs, 41 in through three of their four-game series with the Reds.

Best Moments From Yesterday

Seager’s House

Corey Seager returned to the Rangers’ lineup and put on a clinic against the shell of a White Sox team. He went 2-for-4 with one solo home run, three RBI, and two runs.

Dunning’s, Too

Seager however was not the only one to have a great night. Dane Dunning, who was previously traded to the Rangers by the White Sox for Lance Lynn, set a new career-high with 11 Ks. Dunning nearly shut out his former team by ending the night with seven and two-thirds innings pitched, three hits, one earned run, one walk, and as mentioned above, 11 Ks.

Walk-Off On Burger Night

In a tense game with the Phillies, the Marlins walked it off in the 12th, yes, you read that right, innings. Jesús Sánchez laid down a single to knock a run in as Kim Ng gleefully watched her team celebrate a big win.

Atlanta Lights Up Giolito

Austin Riley launches the baseball for a two-run homer, marking his 25th home run of the season. Not to be upstaged, Matt Olson’s solo homer put him at 37 for the season. Atlanta took the series against the Halos with a 12-5 win.

Another Wild Walk-Off

The Nationals pull off an epic walk-off against the Brewers after being down 2-1. A bad throw to the plate by Andruw Monasterio sends two home for the 3-2 win.


The Blue Jays placed Bo Bichette on the 10-day injured list with right knee patellar tendonitis, retroactive to August 1.

The Cubs placed Marcus Stroman on the 15-day injured list due to inflammation in his right hip.

Brian Snitker said Max Fried is on track to return from the 60-day injured list to start tomorrow against the Cubs.

Trevor Story will no longer be activated from the 60-day injured list, per Alex Cora. Meanwhile, both Chris Sale and Tanner Houck are both scheduled for rehab starts this weekend with Triple-A Worcester.

Ben Lively was placed on the 15-day injured list with a right pectoral strain.

Matt Cronin announced via his personal Instagram that he underwent season-ending surgery to address a herniated disk.

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Chrystal OKeefe

Chrystal O'Keefe is a freelance writer from Indianapolis, Indiana. She balances her time between Indianapolis and Chicago and tries to travel to at least one new ballpark every year. She primarily covers the Chicago White Sox but loves talking about baseball in general.

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