AROUND THE HORN

Cecil Whig - - INSIDEBASEBALL -

A May 23 col­li­sion be­tween out­fielder Alex Gor­don and third base­man Mike Mous­takas as the two chased a pop-up proved to be dis­as­trous for the Roy­als. Gor­don could miss as much as a month with a bro­ken scaphoid bone (that’s in his right wrist), while Mous­takas tore his ACL and is done for the sea­son. The Roy­als will try to re­place Mous­takas with 23- year- old Ch­es­lor Cuth­bert and Whit Mer­ri­field, a 27-year-old who made his MLB de­but this sea­son. …

Texas also learned that 35- year- old outfi elder Josh Hamil­ton is done for the sea­son; his 2016 cam­paign con­sisted of one re­hab game be­fore a knee in­jury, which will re­sult in surgery on June 8, did him in. Hamil­ton’s ca­reer has been in steady de­cline since the com­ple­tion of the 2012 sea­son, and he played in just 50 games last sea­son af­ter ap­pear­ing only 89 times in 2014. The Rangers have been hit hard in the outfi eld, where calf is­sues side­lined Shin-Soo Choo for the first part of this sea­son, and now, the 33-year-old looks to be out a month with a ham­string in­jury. …

Ari­zona’s off­sea­son deal to ac­quire Shelby Miller from the Braves has been a dis­as­ter. Not only did Miller have a 7.09 ERA in his first 45.2 in­nings, but Miller also hit the 15-day DL due to a fin­ger in­jury on his right (pitch­ing) hand. The Diamondbacks gave up cen­ter fielder En­der In­cia­rte, who starts in cen­ter for At­lanta, but more im­por­tant, mega-prospect Dansby Swan­son, who could be the Braves’ short­stop this time next year, and 24-year-old Aaron Blair, who has spent time in the At­lanta ro­ta­tion this sea­son. …

Jackie Bradley Jr.’s hit­ting streak ended at 29 games. Through May 29, his team­mate, Xan­der Bo­gaerts, had MLB’s long­est cur­rent streak at 22. …

The Dodgers’ Clayton Ker­shaw has had an un­be­liev­able start to the 2016 sea­son. Af­ter 11 out­ings, he had a 1.56 ERA and an as­tound­ing 0.65 WHIP, and he has the fewest walks (five) in his­tory for a pitcher with 100 strike­outs in a sea­son. …

A name to watch will be 19-year-old Julio Urias, who made his MLB de­but with the Dodgers on May 28. He was de­moted to AAA two days later — he gave up five runs with five hits and four walks in 2.2 in­nings — but the lefty, who fanned 308 and had a 2.63 ERA in 253.1 pre­vi­ous in­nings in the mi­nors, will get his chance again.

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