A look at what’s happening around the majors on Monday:
Nationals reliever Austin Voth was sent to a Philadelphia hospital to get his nose reset after it was broken when he was hit by a pitch while squaring around to bunt.
Voth was hurt Sunday in a 12-6 loss to the Phillies. Hit by a pitch from Vince Velasquez, Voth exited with a towel covering a gash across his nose after the ball appeared to deflect off the bill of his batting helmet.
Washington manager Dave Martinez warned such injuries might become more frequent if Major League Baseball follows through on plans to crack down on pitchers using foreign substances to maintain a better grip on the baseball.
“I hate to bring it up, but you will see more of that if we keep messing around with the stuff about the balls,” Martinez said. “I mean, really. They’ve been trying to clean some stuff up. But it’s hot, it’s slippery, guys are sweaty.
“I know that Velasquez didn’t throw intentionally. But I’m afraid that if we don’t come up with something unified for that, you see a lot more of that,” he said. “Hopefully they will come up with some kind of happy medium to resolve the whole baseball issue with the sticky stuff.”
BACK AND FORTH
The Marlins close a nine-game road trip in the same place it started — at Fenway Park.
Miami makes up a May 30 postponement in Boston with a quick detour back to face the Red Sox. Jesus Aguilar and the Marlins played twice at Fenway, twice in Buffalo against the Blue Jays and four times in Pittsburgh — Miami lost the first eight before beating the Pirates on Sunday.
After Pablo López (1-3, 2.82 ERA) takes on Boston’s Nick Pivetta (6-1, 3.77 ERA), the Marlins head home to host Colorado on Tuesday.
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