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- The Angels have to figure out who is going to close out games for them this year and half of 2019 after Keynan Middleton said he will undergo Tommy John surgery. During the time that Middleton has been on the DL this season, no Angels pitcher has recorded more than one save.
- The Rockies will be without All-Star DJ LeMahieu for a little bit, as the second baseman has a sprained left thumb and also a small broke bone in it.
- The Pirates are bringing up Austin Meadows, one of their best prospects to the majors, following a strong start to his year in the minors.
- Speaking of young players, the Braves’ exciting rookie starter Mike Soroka has been placed on the DL with a shoulder strain.
- The Marlins have decided to cut bait with Junichi Tazawa, as they have designated the veteran reliever for assignment.
- The Cardinals are down two catchers after having to place young backup Carson Kelly on the DL with a right hamstring strain. Kelly joins All-Star Yadier Molina on the sidelines for now.
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Today in Baseball: On May 18th, 2004, 40-year-old southpaw Randy Johnson becomes the oldest pitcher to ever throw a perfect game when the Diamondbacks beat the Braves, 2-0. The “Big Unit” joins Cy Young, Jim Bunning, Hideo Nomo, and Nolan Ryan as the only hurlers to throw no-hitters in both leagues and creates the longest time span between no-no’s, having first accomplished the feat against the Tigers in June of 1990.
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