The Texas Rangers placed outfielder Hunter Pence on the 10-day injured list Monday because of a strained right groin.
Pence sustained the injury Sunday against the Cincinnati Reds, when he was playing right field and chasing Jose Peraza’s hit into the corner in the fifth inning. He pulled up near the line as the ball landed and bounced into the stands for a ground-rule double.
MRI - Exam - Monday - Strain - Pence
An MRI exam Monday revealed the strain. Pence, 36, is hitting .294 with 15 home runs and 48 RBIs in 55 games this season, his first with the Rangers after signing as a free agent from the San Francisco Giants.
He is second to Boston’s J.D. Martinez at designated hitter in the first round of All-Star voting in the American League.
Diego - Padres - Baseman - Manny - Machado
–San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado was suspended one game and fined an undisclosed amount for “aggressively arguing and making contact with” an umpire Saturday, MLB announced.
The suspension was to be served Monday night, with the Padres hosting the Milwaukee Brewers, but it will be delayed after Machado chose to appeal. He told reporters before the game he didn’t believe he made contact with umpire Bill Welke, who ejected Machado in the top of the fifth inning in Saturday’s game against the Colorado Rockies in Denver.
Video - Machado - Encounter - Case - Anyone
“I didn’t touch him. I didn’t think I touched him. Video says it all,” Machado said of the encounter. .”.. I think we’ve got a good case. I don’t think anyone’s ever gotten suspended...
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