Steven Matz injury update: Mets pitcher leaves start against Braves with left hand injury

Mets pitcher Steven Matz left his start against the Braves after three innings with discomfort in the middle finger of his pitching hand, the team announced Tuesday.

New York’s athletic trainer and manager Mickey Callaway went to the mound while Matz was throwing his warm-up pitches before the fourth inning. The trainer examined Matz’ left hand and he was then removed from the game.

Matz allowed no runs and one hit in his three innings of work. He has registered a 2-3 record and a 3.55 ERA so far this season.

Contract negotiations and pro baseball can wait.

He’s got messages to deliver in the clubhouse and stereotypes to dispel on the field.

When I go out there and take the field, I feel like I’m the biggest person out there, Madrigal said. I feel like when I look at the pitcher, I’m bigger than him, no matter his size. I’ve always tried to prepare that way. I try to practice as hard as I can, try to train as hard as I can, so when I get on the field, I’m the most confident guy out there.

If it all works as Madrigal plans, he and the Beavers will stand tall in Omaha into next week.

Hosmer’s hit in the ninth was in stark contrast to his infield single in the third off starter Chris Stratton. The ball bounced near the plate then rolled slowly down the line as third baseman Pablo Sandoval stood and watched, hoping it would go foul. It didn’t.

I didn’t even know it had a chance of staying fair, honestly, so it was kind of a surprise for me, Hosmer said. I’ll take the free knocks. I need them, that’s for sure.

Manuel Margot had two hits and two RBI as the Padres snapped a five-game skid. Travis Jankowski and Cory Spangenberg added two hits apiece.

Richard (7-6) was dominant in his third start against the Giants this season. He retired 17 straight during one stretch, allowed only two runners past second base and struck out four. The four consecutive wins mark a career high for the left-hander.

We’ve struggled the last five days so it’s good to get back on the right track, Richard said. That’s always a good thing, and to do it against the Giants here, it’s a good win.

San Diego’s bullpen made Richard’s performance hold up, but it was dicey at times.

Green used three relievers to get out of the seventh. Kirby Yates allowed a leadoff single in the eighth before setting down the next three. Brad Hand retired all three batters he faced in the ninth.

Jets signing J.J. Wilcox to replace Rontez Miles (knee)

Jets safety Rontez Miles is out three-to-four months after having surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee, according to NFL Network.

To replace him, the Jets are signing free agent safety J.J. Wilcox, a league source confirmed.

Miles was the Jets’ fourth safety, behind starters Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye. Terrence Brooks was the Jets’ No. 3 safety even before Miles’ injury. Miles was a strong special teams contributor for the Jets, who now need depth at safety, which is why they are signing Wilcox.

Wilcox was a third-round draft pick by the Cowboys in 2013. He started 29 games for them from 2014-15, but he has otherwise been a backup, which will be his role with the Jets. He was with the Steelers last season. He has six career interceptions.

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Jimmy G has Pierre Garςon and Marquise Goodwin as the team’s starting receivers. Owens last played in 2010, but he hasn’t given up on his desire to return to action.

Whether Owens is on an NFL team or not, he’ll be on the cover of the Madden 19 Hall of Fame edition.

They need him to play well. He was great in college, but we have no idea who he is as an NFL player because of his shin injury. We’re going to learn a lot about both him and the Raiders secondary in 2018.

Quarterbacks separate themselves on third downs. On the money down, Carson Wentz had the second-highest completion percentage in the league in 2017, per the Washington Post. He was only behind Jimmy Garoppolo, who threw 71 fewer passes on third downs than Wentz.

Detroit selected Frank Ragnow 20th overall in the draft, counting on him to play alongside four returning starters to bolster the offensive line.

The former Arkansas center looks as if he’s getting a shot to play left guard with the first-string offense.

He just kind of fits in with the group, coach Matt Patricia said. You’re not really looking at it and saying, ‘That’s out of place,’ like it looks like it’s out of place. I haven’t noticed that at all.

Anyone watching the Lions, especially under former coach Jim Caldwell , noticed they simply couldn’t run the ball well consistently.

That played a part in Caldwell getting fired and Matthew Stafford directing a one-dimensional offense that led to him being sacked 47 times last season.

The Lions didn’t have a true fullback on their roster last season and now they have a pair of them, converting Nick Bellore from linebacker and drafting Nick Bawden in the seventh round. More importantly, they invested a first-round pick in Ragnow to effectively replace Travis Swanson.

On paper should our run game be better? Yeah, probably, Quinn has said. The pieces are there. Now it’s really up to all of us in the building to kind of make sure these guys produce at a high level.

And so it will likely continue, with those opposed to the protests finding fault with certain aspects of the NFL’s new anthem policy and those who support the right to protest finding fault with other aspects of the NFL new anthem policy. As NFL P.R. gaffes go, this one could ending up being one of the worst in recent years, and that’s saying something.

As we said when we lost those guys, we are not trying to replace those guys, Prescott said. Those are guys who are irreplaceable. We can’t say we need you to be the leader Dez was or be the leader Witten was. We have a lot guys and lot of guys who have been in this league that lead, and sometimes they lead by just by example by going out there and not saying a word and giving all their energy, and it pays off and shows. Young guys can look and say that is the way you practice. That is the way you come in and handle your business. Sometimes you don’t have to say anything to do it, and we have those guys. We have the rah-rah guys, the guys who are screaming, the guys who are getting everybody going to make sure the energy is there.

Sean Lee, Dan Bailey and Tyrone Crawford join Prescott as returning captains. Zack Martin and Travis Frederick also have shown leadership ability.

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He’s in as good a place as I’ve seen him both mentally and physically right now, Ballard continued. But we don’t want to skip a step (in rehabilitation). He doesn’t want to skip a step. You don’t want to have any kind of setbacks.

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The Giants’ 2018 schedule reinforces what New York fans already know heading into the season: New coach Pat Shurmur and his staff have a lot of work to do if the team plans to contend for a division title.

Bottom line: The Giants’ 2018 schedule is tough. But before New York can think about navigating through that slate and competing for a spot in the NFC playoffs, it needs to focus internally. As they transition under their new head coach, the Giants’ new-look defense will be tested often by teams like the Cowboys, Eagles, Saints, Falcons, Texans and 49ers. The presumably still Eli Manning-led offense faces tough tasks against teams like the Bears, Jaguars and Panthers. Unless this team nails the draft and get an immediate spark from its new regime, wins in 2018 are difficult to spot. Record prediction: 6-10

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Kane made an immediate impact in San Jose, stepping right onto the top line with captain Joe Pavelski and helping ease the loss of Thornton, who went down with a season-ending knee injury in January. Kane used his speed and physical play to deliver nine goals and five assists in 17 games and spark an eight-game winning streak that sent San Jose to the playoffs.

Kane shined in the first round with three goals and an assist during a sweep against Anaheim. But he struggled a bit against the Golden Knights, slowed by injuries to his knee and shoulder that lingered from the end of the regular season.

He had one goal and a minus-5 rating in five games against Vegas. He missed Game 2 of that series when he was suspended for cross-checking Pierre-Edouard Bellemare.

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The Alabama product entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2017, signing with the Buccaneers. The Bucs waived him before the regular season, and he joined the Browns’ practice squad.

The Jets signed him to their practice squad in December and then signed him to a futures contract in January.

We’ll talk about baseball plenty, but we don’t really talk about our at-bats, Crawford said.

Cole recalled that Crawford signed a bat he broke on a single off him in his debut in 2013 and sent it over. So after Tuesday’s game Cole returned the favor with a gift that was a nod to Giants broadcasters Duane Kuiper and Jon Miller.

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He just reached out and said good luck in rookie minicamp. I was really appreciative of that. I haven’t met him yet, but I’m looking forward to it, Rudolph said, via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ‘s Joe Rutter. It meant a lot. The young quarterback also reiterated that he’s not worried about Big Ben’s comments and that he expects everyone will come together once full practices begin.

For the Steelers, drafting Rudolph was the easy part. Now he has to prove he’s capable. And before we entertain thoughts of him replacing Roethlisberger, Rudolph needs to prove he’s better than 2017 fourth-rounder Joshua Dobbs, who didn’t see the field last season, and Landry Jones, the 2013 fourth-rounder who is No. 2 on the depth chart and has a 3-2 record as a starter. And even then, recent history suggests that quarterbacks taken in the third round haven’t found much success as starters. Put another way: Big Ben’s job is safe and we don’t see that changing anytime soon. Meanwhile, Tommy Maddox, the man who lost his job to Roethlisberger, was right.

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Jaylen Brown had 23 points and eight rebounds, Marcus Morris added 21 points and 10 boards, and the Boston Celtics opened a 21-point, first-quarter lead and scorched the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-83 on Sunday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.