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- The struggling Rangers lost their best and most durable player to injury, as All-Star shortstop Elvis Andrus is out 6-8 weeks with a broken right elbow.
- A day after kicking their rivalry up a notch with their brawl, the Red Sox and Yankees have received discipline from MLB, as Joe Kelly was suspended six games and Tyler Austin was suspended five games. However, both players appealed (no surprise).
- Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud, who has a partial UCL tear in his throwing elbow, is mulling over the possibility of having Tommy John surgery.
- The Nationals added another veteran first baseman to their organization, signing Mark Reynolds to a minor-league deal.
- There are a lot of new names in new places this season, so we decided to take a look at 10 players and how they are doing on their new teams.
- Tigers starter Jordan Zimmermann took a 106-mph line drive to the jaw on Wednesday, but luckily he is not going to miss any time. Talk about toughness!
- Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani continues to be outstanding by giving a kid one of his bats.
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Today in Baseball: On April 13, 1984, on the same date he got his first major league hit 21-years earlier, Pete Rose, as a member of the Expos, doubles off Phillies hurler Jerry Koosman for his 4,000th hit, becoming the first player in the National League to reach the milestone.
Question of the Day: What team has been the biggest surprise so far this season?