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The Journal Gazette

Saturday, August 17, 2019 1:00 am

Briefs

Tatis 'most likely' out for year

Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA – San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. was placed on the 10-day injured list on Friday with a back injury that “most likely” will end his season, according to manager Andy Green.

The 20-year-old Tatis, a rookie-of-the-year candidate, is batting .317 with 13 doubles, 22 homers and 53 RBI in 84 games. The Padres also placed second baseman Ian Kinsler on the 10-day IL with a neck injury that also will end his season. The Padres recalled infielder Ty France and outfielder Travis Jankowski from Triple-A El Paso to replace Tatis and Kinsler.

Brennaman enters Reds Hall of Fame

Long-time Cincinnati Reds broadcaster Marty Brennaman will become the first inductee into the team's Hall of Fame who is not a player, manager or general manager.

The team announced Friday it will honor Brennaman in April. He wil retire after this season – his 46th with the Reds.

Court expands minor leaguers lawsuit

A federal appeals court has expanded a lawsuit by minor league baseball players alleging they are being paid less than minimum wage. Players sued major league teams in February 2014, claiming most earn less than $7,500 annually in violation of several laws. Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero granted class-action status to a California class of players in March 2017, but denied the status to Arizona and Florida classes.