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Tatis Jr. undergoes wrist surgery
Fernando Tatis Jr. underwent surgery yesterday to fix a fracture in his left wrist, which specifies the time of three months for the recovery of the stellar Padres infielder. According to doctors, Tatis likely broke his scaphoid bone during the offseason, an ailment that may have stemmed from a motorcycle accident in December.

But the details of the injury are unclear, as Tatis began to feel the discomfort when he increased his workload a month ago. Following his arrival at the Friars’ practices over the weekend, Tatis underwent an X-ray on his wrist that revealed the fracture. San Diego president of baseball operations AJ Preller estimated Tatis’s return by mid-June.

Yankees sign Rizzo for $32 million
Anthony Rizzo will stay with the New York Yankees after agreeing to a two-year, $32 million contract Tuesday, a person familiar with the negotiations said. A three-time All-Star, the first baseman was acquired by the Yankees from the Chicago Cubs on July 29. He brought lefty hitting to an order where righties abound.

The deal takes the odds out of a contract between the Yankees and former Atlanta star Freddie Freeman. It also creates uncertainty surrounding the return of 2020 American League home run champion Luke Voit, whose 2021 season was plagued by injuries. For the formalization of the agreement depends on the player passing a physical exam.

Braves sign Rosario for 2 years and 18 million
The Atlanta Braves retained the services of Puerto Rican outfielder Eddie Rosario, the Most Valuable Player of the last National League championship series, for two years and $18 million guaranteed on Wednesday. The defending World Series champions further beefed up their outfield by acquiring Alex Dickerson for a non-guaranteed $1 million and a campaign. These deals came a day after the team signed first baseman Matt Olson to an eight-year, $168 million deal. That same Tuesday they agreed with pitcher Collin McHugh for two years and 10 million.

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Schwarber agrees with Phillies for $80 million
Kyle Schwarber is moving to Philadelphia after agreeing to an approximately $80 million, four-year contract with the Phillies on Wednesday, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person requested anonymity because the agreement is subject to completing a medical examination. The 29-year-old outfielder played last season with Washington and Boston. Schwarber signed a $10 million, one-year deal with the Nationals in January, a deal that included a $7 million salary and an $11.5 million mutual option and $3 million severance package. He was traded to the Red Sox in July. He batted .266 with 32 home runs. He hit a grand slam for the Red Sox in the championship series.

Blue Jays acquire Matt Chapman in trade
The Toronto Blue Jays acquired third baseman Matt Chapman from the Oakland Athletics yesterday in a four-player trade. A five-year veteran and three-time Gold Glove winner, Chapman batted .201 with 27 home runs and 72 RBIs in 2021. Oakland received right-hander Gunnar Hoglund, Toronto’s top pick in the 2021 amateur draft, to the left-hander from leagues minors Zach Logue, left-handed reliever Kirby Snead and infielder Kevin Smith.

Preseason games will start this afternoon
With four games, the Major League preseason warm-ups will begin. The Boston Red Sox will host the Minnesota Twins at their Fort Myer complex. Dominican Michael Feliz will start the game for Boston, which will begin at 1:05 in the afternoon. Two White Sox intersquad games will begin at 4:05 pm. Arizona and Colorado will collide at 4:10.

Zach Greinke agrees to return to the Royals
Zack Greinke is back to where it all started. The Royals have agreed to a one-year, $13 million deal with the right-hander, the team announced. According to one source, the deal would be valued at US$13 million, plus an additional US$2 million in performance incentives. According to club policy.

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