Los Angeles Angels pitcher Jake Jewell’s season is over after he broke his right fibula in Wednesday night’s game with the Red Sox in Boston.
Jewell will undergo right ankle surgery Friday in Los Angeles. He was making only his third major league appearance Wednesday night.
Jewell was trying to make a play at the plate in the eighth inning. With runners on second and third and Mitch Moreland at the plate, Jewell uncorked a wild pitch.
He raced to the plate to cover and appeared to slip before getting there, with his right ankle getting caught beneath him.
The San Diego Chicken: It was a deliberate act — not bad singing — of desecrating the anthem in contempt.
Barr (press conference, July 27): I feel unprotected by what happened. Everyone there knew for quite a few days that I was going to do it. They must have known I’m not the best singer in the world. If 50 people had called up and said, Don’t do it, I wouldn’t have, but there were none.
Steve VanBuskurk, Veteran of Foreign Wars spokesman (via the Los Angeles Times, 1990): This was an insult to all Americans. Whether it was a joke or just very bad singing, it reflected very bad judgment.
He started 14 games for the Bucs last season and was due to make $6.5 million in 2018.
Sweezy becomes the latest in a list of big-ticket free agents signed by Bucs GM Jason Licht who have not come close to finishing out their contracts. The others include Michael Johnson (five years, $43.75 million), Anthony Collins (five years, $30 million) and Bruce Carter (four years, $17 million) — all gone after one year.
Third-year guard Caleb Benenoch had stepped into Sweezy’s role this offseason after starting five games for them last year and seeing action in 13. The Bucs also selected Alex Cappa out of Humboldt State in the third round of this year’s draft.
A seventh-round draft pick in 2012, Sweezy spent four seasons with the Seattle Seahawks, starting 49 games.
Schiraldi: When she did what she did, it was like, Oh, my gosh. Then she came in the dugout. I wasn’t really paying attention. Some of them gave her handshakes. Some just looked at her like, What the hell just happened?