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Snake Bytes 5/14: Split

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A poor all around performance lets the Marlins split the series, and news about two big injuries.

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Diamondbacks News

(AZ Central) Asdrubal Cabrera injures hamstring in Diamondbacks’ loss to Marlins

Infielder Asdrubal Cabrera is expected to become the latest Diamondback to join a lengthy list of teammates on the injured list after he pulled up while stealing second base in the bottom of the sixth inning. Cabrera stumbled and landed face down on the second base bag and didn’t get up, then was helped to the dugout and down the steps to the clubhouse.

Related: Zach Buchannan breaks down the Diamondbacks options on Twitter

(Miami Herald) Miami Marlins split road series with Diamondbacks. Next up: Three with the Dodgers

The Marlins strung together consecutive wins to close their regular-season matchup with the Arizona Diamondbacks, first with a 3-2 win on Wednesday and then a 5-1 win on Thursday to split the four-game set in Phoenix.. Miami (17-20) went 5-2 overall in seven games against Arizona (17-21).

(Arizona Sports) Report: D-backs’ top prospect Corbin Carroll to have season-ending surgery

The Diamondbacks #1 Prospect will be having season ending shoulder surgery.

(AZ Central) Diamondbacks’ Andrew Young flexing power stroke with four hits, all home runs

“I think there’s something to be said about practicing hitting home runs and hitting home runs,” the Diamondbacks utility player said before Thursday’s game against the Miami Marlins. “I’m not a believer in spraying the ball the other way. So I always try to kind of elevate the ball and it seems to have been working out so far.”

MLB News

(Forbes) Inside ESPN’s 7-Year, $3.92 Billion Renewal With MLB

The deal will see Sunday Night Baseball remain exclusive, but unlike the current deal that sees additional non-exclusive games throughout the week, the new agreement will see a total of just 30 regular-season games that include 25 Sunday Night Baseball broadcasts, five additional games each season, including the national opening night telecast each season. As was the case in the current agreement, ESPN will air the Home Run Derby as part of All-Star Game festivities.

(The Athletic) Union’s $500 million grievance against MLB gives both sides new forms of leverage in CBA talks

But a hearing isn’t the only way to resolve the issues. The parties could mutually agree to settle during collective bargaining, where both parties now have new forms of leverage. The union could dangle a willingness to drop the claim as an incentive for MLB to meet certain demands for the next CBA — an outcome that has the potential to be more valuable to the players than a straight cash award. The union likely would take issue with a suggestion that the grievance is merely a bargaining tactic, however.

(USA Today) ‘It’s rare air’: Brewers’ Corbin Burnes sets MLB record with amazing strikeout streak – before finally issuing walk

Burnes would go on to strike out six more batters – and run up a pair of three-ball counts – to stretch his streak to 58 strikeouts without a walk. Then Edman, who has a .337 on-base percentage, laid off four balls and the streak was done, eliciting a modest round of appreciative applause from the home crowd in Milwaukee.

(SI.com) Face Coverings No Longer Required at Rangers’ Globe Life Field

“Going forward, the Office of the Commissioner will defer to state and local authorities regarding the requirements related to the wearing of face coverings in the ballpark by attendees. Major League Baseball’s minimum policy on face coverings for attendees is eliminated. Clubs must continue to abide by any applicable state and local requirements on face coverings.”

Related: Yankees Breakthrough COVID Infections likely due to variants, no masks

Just gonna leave that there.