AROUND THE HORN

Baltimore Sun - - BASEBALL -

Mar­lins: A friend of one of the men who died in a boat­ing ac­ci­dent with Mar­lins pitcher Jose Fer­nan­dez raised con­cerns in text mes­sages be­fore the fa­tal late-night trip. Will Ber­nal said he sent sev­eral texts to 25-yearold Ed­uardo Rivero af­ter mid­night Sun­day, urg­ing him not to go out on the wa­ter. The texts, which Ber­nal posted on so­cial me­dia, asked Rivero to turn on his “find iPhone” ap­pli­ca­tion and try to get Fer­nan­dez to keep the boat close to shore. ... The Mar­lins an­nounced a pub­lic view­ing for Fer­nan­dez will be held Wed­nes­day at a Miami church, pre­ceded by a funeral pro­ces­sion out­side the ball­park. A pri­vate funeral will be held Thurs­day for Fer­nan­dez’s fam­ily as well as Mar­lins play­ers and per­son­nel.

Roy­als: RHP Dil­lon Gee has two blood clots and will not pitch again this sea­son for the Roy­als. Gee was the win­ning pitcher Sun­day at Detroit but was hos­pi­tal­ized af­ter the game. Gee, who was shut down in July 2012 with a blood clot in his right shoul­der that re­quired surgery, has a clot in one of his lungs and a shoul­der.

Mets: LHP Steven Matz will un­dergo surgery next week to re­move bone spurs in his pitch­ing el­bow and miss the rest of the sea­son. Matz has not pitched since Aug. 14 be­cause of tight­ness in his shoul­der. He fin­ished the sea­son at 9-8 with a 3.40 ERA in 22 starts. ... For­mer Heis­man Tro­phy win­ner Tim Te­bow recorded a pair of hits, scored a run and made a slid­ing catch to con­clude his fi­nal in­trasquad game in the Mets’ in­struc­tional league. Te­bow, who is sched­uled to play his first game on Wed­nes­day, sin­gled in his fi­nal two at-bats in Tues­day’s sim­u­lated game.

Blue Jays: Re­liever Joaquin Benoit will miss the re­main­der of the reg­u­lar sea­son af­ter tear­ing his left calf mus­cle when he tripped and fell while run­ning in from the bullpen the sec­ond time benches cleared dur­ing Mon­day’s 7-5 loss to the Yan­kees. Benoit ex­pects to be out at least two to three weeks.

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