Nationals Confirm CF Adam Eaton Has Torn ACL; Other MLB
(AP) — The Nationals have confirmed that center fielder Adam Eaton suffered a torn ACL in his left knee on Friday, likely ending his season.
Eaton stepped awkwardly on the first base bag when he beat out a throw in the ninth inning. He was batting .297 with 13 RBIs and 24 runs scored in 23 games this season.
In other MLB news:
— Orioles first baseman Chris Davis was removed from Sunday's starting lineup against the Yankees, two days after he was hit on the right elbow by a pitch from New York's CC Sabathia. Trey Mancini took over at first base.
— The Rangers have claimed infielder Pete Kozma off waivers from the Yankees and he will be added to the 25-man roster once he reports to the club. Kozma was designated for assignment by the Yankees on Friday.
— Rockies outfielder Ian Desmond has been reinstated from the 10-day disabled list after recovering from a fractured left hand suffered during spring training. Desmond inked a five-year, $70 million contract in the offseason.