MLB NEWS AND NOTES FOR WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10TH, 2022

Media by Associated Press - New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone, back and a trainer, right, talk with Matt Carpenter after he fouled a ball off his ankle against the Seattle Mariners during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, in Seattle. He was replaced in the lineup after his at bat. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
Media by Associated Press - New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone, back and a trainer, right, talk with Matt Carpenter after he fouled a ball off his ankle against the Seattle Mariners during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, in Seattle. He was replaced in the lineup after his at bat. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

Chris Sale hopes 2023 will be kinder to his MLB career. The Boston Red Sox pitcher couldn’t catch any luck in 2022. Sale made two starts before his season became kaput due to things that happened off the baseball diamond.

The team announced Tuesday that Sale wouldn’t be pitching for the rest of the season due to an injury he suffered riding a bike last Saturday.

Sale couldn’t start the season with the team after fracturing a rib while working out during the lockout. Sale wouldn’t make his first start until July 12th. Sale would throw five scoreless innings against Tampa Bay.

During Sale’s second start five days later against the Yankees, he was hit with a 106.7-mph line drive by outfielder Aaron Hicks. That resulted in a fractured finger that sent him back to the injured list.

Carpenter’s status now in doubt

Veteran infielder Matt Carpenter was a solid add for the New York Yankees this season.

The Yankees will be upset it ended too early as a foul ball off his foot Monday against Seattle may end a remarkable season with Carpenter. In addition to growing a spectacular mustache, Carpenter’s batting average was .305.

The last time Carpenter finished with a high batting average was when he hit .318 with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2013. In the two seasons before coming to New York, Carpenter hit .169 and .168 for the Cardinals. While Carpenter’s batting average has been solid, Carpenter has also hit 15 home runs and driven in 37 runs.

Ready for his close up

Washington Nationals’ first-round pick Elijah Green was able to start professional baseball in the right manner. Playing in the Florida Complex League, Green hit a home run in his second career at-bat. Green, who is 18, is the son of former NFL tight end Eric Green.

London Calling

Because of the pandemic, MLB had to take a pause from the MLB World Tour. The MLB staged a few games back in London Stadium in 2019. What was bizarre about those games was the stadium wasn’t built for baseball and had fences much shorter than a traditional MLB venue.

When the series comes back in 2023, MLB will be sending a more Midwestern flavor overseas.

The Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals will square off in a two-game series. Eventually, the MLB will hold games in Asia, Mexico, Latin America, and Europe until the end of 2026.

Eck ready to relax

Dennis Eckersley, who was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame as a player in 2004, is retiring from broadcasting Boston Red Sox games. Eckersley, 67, started calling Red Sox games in 2003. Eckersley, who had two stints as a player with the Red Sox, was a fan favorite.

During his playing career, Eckersley was a six-time All-Star and finished with a 197-171 record with 390 saves. Eckersley, who also recorded 2,401 strikeouts in his career, was a member of the 1989 Oakland A’s team that swept the San Francisco Giants to win the World Series.

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