Rays place Brad Miller on disabled list with groin injury

The Tampa Bay Rays have placed first baseman Brad Miller on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left groin.

Manager Kevin Cash said Miller was hurt as he started out of the batter’s box on a fifth-inning single in Sunday’s 8-7 loss to the Boston Red Sox.

Miller stayed in the game but was replaced by pinch hitter Joey Wendle two innings later.

Beckham showing up can be viewed as a goodwill offering, and the hope is that this leads to meaningful contract negotiations, something that has yet to happen at any point to date. Beckham wants to remain with the Giants despite the team’s brass saying at the NFL meetings that they would listen to offers for their top playmaker, even though they weren’t technically shopping him. Shurmur isn’t concerned about that affecting Beckham. The two have remained in contact in recent weeks, even meeting in Los Angeles when Shurmur went there to watch quarterbacks Sam Darnold and Josh Rosen throw.

“I’m not worried about it. I really believe Odell is a professional,” Shurmur said. “He wants to be great and he understands the importance of the offseason, and he’s a competitive guy. “Again, we had already started communicating before all that information kind of got out there and was talked about to a great deal.”

Manager Ron Gardenhire said Cabrera is “ready to go” and has him batting third and playing first base against the Chicago White Sox on Saturday.

The two-time American League MVP jammed his hip when he tripped and fell rounding first on a single in the first inning against Chicago on Thursday. It tightened up when he played the field, and Niko Goodrum replaced him at first base in the second.

Gardenhire said right-hander Mike Fiers (lumbar strain) will be activated from the 10-day disabled list in time to start Sunday’s game.

Just as Sanchez arrived at third, Stanton decided to go back to the base, too. Seeing Sanchez there, he kept running up the baseline in the direction of the left-field corner. Joseph tagged him out.

Only one out was given, but per MLB rules, two should have been awarded.

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