Rays' 2-way player McKay to have season-ending surgery

NEW YORK (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays two-way rookie Brendan McKay will have season-ending surgery on his left throwing shoulder Wednesday. The 24-year-old McKay tested positive for the coronavirus in early July and missed most of the club’s preseason camp. He was cleared to resume activities July 31 and reported to the club’s alternate site, but then experienced stiffness in his pitching shoulder and was shut down last week.

Players React To Astros’ Sign-Stealing Sanctions, AJ Hinch, Alex Cora And Carlos Beltran

January tends to be baseball’s slowest month. The Winter Meetings are over, the holidays have passed us by, and players and club personnel are quietly gearing up for spring training. Sure, there are still free agents to be signed and potential trades to be made, but for the most part it’s a time where headline stories are few and far between. Not this year, thanks to a series of shocking events that commenced on a Monday so manic it would have rendered Susanna Hoffs speechless.

Yankee Killer: Astros’ Jose Altuve Continues To Hurt New York In Big Spots

Many fans were still settling into their seats on a picture-perfect Tuesday afternoon when Jose Altuve crushed Yankees right-hander Luis Severino’s third pitch of the game into the Houston bullpen. It was Altuve’s first home run in the ALCS and fourth this October, adding to an already-impressive playoff ledger and quickly quieting the crowd en route to a 4-1 victory that gave his club a two-games-to-one series lead.
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