Tuesday tidbits just in case you missed something

NFL

  1. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Drew Lock will not take the field in Thursday’s pre-season game against the Chicago Bears. The team made the announcement on Tuesday after Lock tested positive for COVID-19.

The @Seahawks announced that QB Drew Lock has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss Thursday’s game vs. the Chicago Bears. https://t.co/jZml1Jnjx1 — Seahawks PR (@seahawksPR) August 17, 2022

  1. New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson successfully underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on Tuesday. Wilson was originally given a 2-to-4-week recovery timeline after suffering a torn meniscus and a bone bruise. They are now saying that the 23-year-old could possibly be ready to go for New York’s week 1 matchup against the Baltimore Ravens. However, the club made it clear that they will not go with Wilson until they are sure he is 100%.

With Zach Wilson’s knee surgery today now considered a success and with the team not willing to bring him back until he’s fully ready, Jets’ QB Joe Flacco is in line to start the regular-season opener vs. his former Ravens team. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 16, 2022

  1. Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford did not show any throwing limitations while fully participating in a scrimmage on Tuesday. His actions further backing up the QB’s claim that his injured elbow will be fine. Stafford managed to successfully make a variety of throws during the scrimmage at the Rams training complex. Head coach Sean McVay was pleased with his quarterbacks progress and had this to say about it :

“I thought he had great energy, great command all day. I thought he threw the ball incredibly accurately in all parts of the field, really activated all parts of our pass game.”
9️⃣ droppin’ a dime. Matthew Stafford ➡️ @Ty_Higs19 pic.twitter.com/u7MOrzpeEq — Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) August 16, 2022

MLB

  1. The replay review center is catching more backlash for yet another obstruction call at the plate. This time in the Cleveland Guardians vs Detroit Tigers game on Tuesday. Catcher Austin Hedges ripped up MLB’s replay review center for calling Detroit Tigers shortstop Javier Baez safe after originally being thrown out at the plate during the 1st inning of Tuesday’s game. Officials made the decision to overturn the call after determining that Hedges was blocking the sliding lane before catching the ball. Hedges said after the game :

“This play has been called a few times now recently that really has never been called before. For some reason, New York feels like they have to take over the game and change the way the game is played. Guys are just out. There are plays at home that are beating the runners and for 150 years, you’re out. … Honestly, it’s a disgrace. It’s embarrassing.”
After appearing to get Javy Baez out at the plate, replay overturned the call due to Austin Hedges blocking the plate pic.twitter.com/TUsJj4WJPK — Jomboy Media (@JomboyMedia) August 16, 2022

  1. The Atlanta Braves have signed rookie outfielder Michael Harris II to an 8-year, $72-million contract extension. The contract includes a $15-million club option for 2031 with a $5-million buyout and a $20-million club option for 2032 with another $5-million buyout.

How to keep a core together, by the @Braves. – Austin Riley, through 2032 – Matt Olson, 2030 – Michael Harris II, 2030 – Ronald Acuña Jr., 2028 – Vaughn Grissom, 2028 – Ozzie Albies, 2027 – Spencer Strider, 2027 – William Contreras, 2027 – Kyle Wright, 2026 – Max Fried, 2024 — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) August 17, 2022

  1. The New York Yankees dropped another one on Tuesday night. Losing to the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1. New York has lost 11 of their last 13. Randy Arozarena sent a 3-run shot over the wall off of Nestor Cortes in the 1st inning. Starter Jeffrey Springs (5-3) and 4 relievers combined on a four-hitter to help life Tampa to the win.

Randy Arozarena – Tampa Bay Rays (16) pic.twitter.com/LPnkia7v4N — MLB HR Videos (@MLBHRVideos) August 16, 2022

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