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Here is a look at what’s going on around the National League Central.
- J.A. Happ will undergo an MRI for his elbow after leaving Sunday’s game early due to pain.
- The Orioles have placed Zach Britton on the disabled list.
- Johnny Cueto would like to finish his career in the American League, very subtly throwing shade like a large, hard throwing palm tree.
- Marcus Semien is out at least six weeks after wrist surgery.
- The Rangers have placed Sam Dyson on the disabled list and called up Keone Kela to take his spot.
- The Rangers acquire Clayton Blackburn.
- Kyle Schwarber broke everything when he execute this bunt.
- Jackie Robinson Day isn’t just a celebration, it is a sobering reminder that there’s still a lot of work to be done in baseball.
- Astros right-hander Lupe Chavez opted to retire, according to Jake Kaplan of The Houston Chronicle.
- Happy 10th birthday to ‘Here comes the pizza’, a true American institution.
- Rod Carew is alive thanks to former NFL player's organ donation.
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Today in baseball: On April 18th, 1950, Sam Jethroe, former Cleveland Buckeyes star of the Negro American League, becomes the first black player for the Braves.