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Bart Starr dead at 85...Blues’ Dunn uncertain for Game 1...Another Yankee on the injured list

May 26, 2019

UNDATED (AP) _ The quarterback who served as catalyst for the powerhouse Green Bay Packers teams of the 1960s has died. The Packers say Bart Starr died today in Birmingham, Alabama. The 85-year-old had been in failing health since suffering two strokes and a heart attack in 2014. Starr is the third of Vince Lombardi’s dozen Hall of Famers to die in the past eight months. Fullback Jim Taylor died in October and offensive tackle Forrest Gregg died last month.

BOSTON (AP) — St. Louis Blues defenseman Vince Dunn skated with teammates during practice today, but his status is uncertain for tomorrow’s Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals against Boston. Dunn practiced in a full face shield for the second consecutive day. Forward Robert Thomas, who was injured in Game 6 of the Western Conference final Tuesday, wasn’t on the ice today.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Yankees right-hander Jake Barrett is heading to the injured list. He’s been shut down after feeling some discomfort in his right elbow while warming up during last night’s 6-5 win over Kansas City and will likely go for an MRI. Meanwhile, manager Aaron Boon says left-hander James Paxton is on track to rejoin the rotation this week.

TORONTO (AP) — San Diego Padres rookie right-hander Chris Paddack was scratched from his start against the Blue Jays today because of a stiff neck. He is expected to throw Wednesday instead. Manager Andy Green said the neck issue is “nothing serious” and Paddack should be ready to start at Yankee Stadium this week.

NEW YORK (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have sent left-hander Gregory Soto to Triple-A Toledo and called up lefty Matt Hall. Detroit made the moves today before playing the New York Mets. The 24-year-old Soto pitched Friday night and starred at the plate, going 2 for 2 in his first competitive at-bats since he was a teenager. The Tigers used seven pitchers last night in a 5-4 loss in 13 innings.

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