MiLB monkey rodeos could be abolished, as PETA looks to emancipate monkeys everywhere

Minor League Baseball games are no strangers to having all sorts of weird fun.Some things typically a sociated with https://www.marlinsedge.com/miami-marlins/starlin-castro-jersey MiLB include weird-themed jerseys, Star Wars nights and bullpen cup art. Oh, and monkey rodeos, such as this one: Well, the monkey rodeos could soon be coming to an end.In a letter sent to MiLB president and CEO Pat O'Connor, animal rights group PETA "urged" MiLB to ban monkey rodeos that take place during minor league games https://www.marlinsedge.com/miami-marlins/giancarlo-stanton-jersey .MORE: Nine quirky minor league logos from the '90sIn the letter, PETA claims that a particular monkey-rodeoexhibitor is in violation of the federal Animal Welfare Act, which requires a certain standard on the health and welfare of animals.While MiLB hasn't banned monkey rodeos outright, the exhibitions havebeen frowned upon by O'Connor.Minor League Baseball neither supports nor encourages the practice of using animal acts of any kind, especially animal acts for which the Humane Society has expre sed serious concerns, to entertain our great fans, he said in a statement.We encourage clubs to ensure that the promotions they host do not endanger the health or safety of any animal, but respect the rights of our teams to make decisions regarding Martin Prado Jersey their promotional events at the local level.Could this be the end of therodeos at minor league games as we know it? Only if MiLB stops monkeying around.
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Dansby Swanson injury update: Braves shortstop has torn ligament in left hand

The end of Dansby Swanson's season just got a little more complicated.The Braves announced Wednesdaythe 2015 No. 1 overall pick underwent an MRI, whichrevealedhe had a torn https://www.marinersedges.com/seattle-mariners/felix-hernandez-jersey ligament in his left hand.Dansby Swanson underwent an MRI in Atlanta today which revealed a partially torn ligament in his left hand. Swanson will undergo daily treatment in Atlanta for the remainder of the regular season. He will be re-evaluated next week. Atlanta Braves (@Braves) September 26, 2018He will undergo treatment every day the https://www.marinersedges.com/seattle-mariners/robinson-cano-jersey rest of the regular season and be re-evaluated next week.Atlanta did not announce what this means for Swanson's postseason availability, they according to MLB.com, they have not ruled him out of the NLDS.The Braves are the lone National League team to have locked up a playoff berth by virtue of winning the NL East.Swanson would obviously be a part of the playoff roster if he were healthy, but at this point, the team's plans are unclear.The 24 year old is batting .239 Felix Hernandez Jersey with 14 home runs and 59 RBIs this season.
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Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers likely headed to DL

Rafael Devers is likelyheaded to the disabled list.The Red Sox https://www.diamondbacksedges.com/arizona-diamondbacks/shelby-miller-jersey third baseman is expected tomi s some time after suffering a strained left hamstring,manager Alex Cora said Saturday.Devers sustained the injury in the first inning of Saturday's 10-4 win over the Twins, though he stayed in the game and finished2-for-4 with an RBI. He is set toundergoadditionaltests Sunday morning to determinea recovery plan.The second-year infielder had just returned from a stint on the DL on July 21 after being sidelined just before the All-Star break with left shoulder inflammation.Devers, 21,is batting .245 with 15 home runs and 52 RBIs for Boston https://www.diamondbacksedges.com/arizona-diamondbacks/chris-owings-jersey this season.
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Jose Abreu says White Sox ‘blessed’ to have Michael Kopech

White Sox All-Star first baseman Jose Abreu is currently out of action with a nasty injury, but he Joe Maddon Jersey took time Tuesday to praise teammate Michael Kopech.We as a team are just ble sed to have him with us, Jose Abreu said through a team translator Tuesday, via nbcsports.com. With all the talent he has and all the stuff he has shown on the field, that's one of the reasons for what we've all been saying in the last year or so, that we're going to be good in the future. It's because of players like him, the talent he has.In my case I'm just happy to have Willson Contreras Jersey him on my team. I wouldn't like to face him. Right now my purpose is just to help him and the young guys finish strong and for him, to be on this team for next year, to be part of the rotation and one of our main guys.Kopech, one of the top pitching prospects in MLB, has allowed just one earned run in 11 innings this season. But Chicago has been extremely conservative with him. Kopech has made three starts, but lasted over three innings just once.Abreu also confirmed Tuesdaythat John Lackey Jersey he had testicle torsion. He had surgery on Aug. 21 at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago."It was one of my testicles turned sideways and was strangled," Abreu said,via espn.com."The doctor had to perform emergency surgery to save it. I never thought about it, but it was serious."White Sox general manager Rick Hahn says he expects Abreu back in the lineup by mid-September. The 31-year-old veteranleads the White Sox with 22 homers and 78 RBI in 122 games.
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Xander Boegarts extends streak for Red Sox, but Orioles crush seven HRs in slugfest

The Orioles pounded seven home runs Thursday to beat the Red Sox 12-7. One bit of good news for Boston: Shortstop Xander Bogaerts extended his hitting streak to 26 games.Mark Trumbo and Adam Jones smashed two home runs apiece to lead the Orioles, while Manny Machado, Pedro Alvarez and Francisco Pena each hit one. Baltimore scored twice in the fourth and then scored in every inning until the ninth after that.MORE: Every team's most painful draft regretsBaltimore's win spoiled a big night for Bogaerts, who is close to matching teammate Jackie Bradley Jr.'s season-high 29-game streak. In fact, Bogaerts and Bradley are just the third pair of teammates in the last 75 years to have hit streaks of at least 25 games in the same season.Bogaerts went 2 for 5 with a run scored and three RBIs on Thursday. He has 44 hits during his Brett Cecil Jersey 26-game streak.Trumbo has been a revelation for his new team, with 17 home runs already this season.He didn't reach that total until late August last year.The Orioleshave scored 25 runs combined in their last two games both wins against the Red Sox and now trail Boston by only one game in the American League East. Their seven-homer effort Thursday came a day after the Orioles scored 13 runs without hitting a home run.Player of the DayGiants ace Madison Bumgarner continued his sparkling season by to sing 7 2/3 scorele s innings in a 6-0 win over the Braves. Bumgarner struck out 11 batters and gave up just four hits as he improved to 7-2with a 1.91 ERA. He also hit his second home run of the season in the fifth inning.HighlightTwins shortstop Eduardo Nunez cruises to an inside-the-park home run:An inside the park home run! Watch @EduardoNunez15's leadoff homer and catch #MNTwins on @fsnorth, #FOXSportsGOhttps://t.co/bXN6Nqlawz FOX Sports North (@fsnorth) June 3, 2016Three things to know Jedd Gyorko Jersey Marlins starterWei-Yin Chen had hisno-hit bid broken up after six innings, which wasone out shy of the longest no-hit bid of his career (6 1/3 in 2012 against Mariners).Cubs starters have a 0.89 ERAover their last six games. Kyle Hendricks outdueled https://www.cardinalsedge.com/st-louis-cardinals/mike-matheny-jersey Dodgers rookie Julio Uriason Thursday, allowing just two runs in eight innings as he improved to 4-4 on the season. Brewers shortstopJonathan Villar, who hit a home run Thursday,leads the majors with 19 stolen bases. The last shortstop to lead the majors in stolen bases was Jose Reyes, with 78 in 2007.MORE: Greatest No. 1 draft picks of all timeWhat's nextMets (29-23) at Marlins (29-25) 7:10 p.m. ET: Noah Syndergaard (5-2, 1.84 ERA) has been terrific this season. The flamethrower was even used for an inning out of the bullpen this week. He will face off againstTom Koehler (3-5, 4.50 ERA) and the sneaky-good Marlins.Giants (34-22) at Cardinals (28-26) 8:15 p.m. ET: Johnny Cueto (8-1, 2.31 ERA) has returned to formfor San Francisco this season. He will look to continue his succe s against a struggling Adam Wainwright (5-3, 5.71 ERA) and the Cardinals, who have lost five of their last nine games.
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