With the MLB trade deadline fast approaching, reporters are on the lookout for the latest rumors about where the stars might be traded.
One of the top national reporters, ESPN’s Jeff Passan, has been a bit quiet on social media, which isn’t normal for him this time of year. But now we know why.
Passan revealed on Twitter on Monday that he was in a serious accident at his home, which left him with a broken back.
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«Sorry I haven’t been posting lately,» Passan began his statement. «During cleanup after a big storm in KC, a large tree branch decided to fall and crush me. The good news: I still have use of my arms, legs, and Twitter fingers. The bad news: I have a broken back.
«The fractured vertebra will heal. I’ll be better. I hope the pain subsides between now and the trade deadline, though the painkiller-fueled tweets could be a fun time.»
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Passan also made sure to thank everyone who helped him through the injury.
«To my incredible family, friends and everyone at ESPN who have been so supportive: thank you,» he said. «To the nurses, doctors and support staff at KU Med: I greatly appreciate your care and diligence. And to those who are so vital in helping me deliver news this time of year especially: My back may be hurt, but my phone still works.» .»
Passan will take advantage of what is expected to be a very interesting MLB trade deadline, coming up on August 1.
One of the biggest stories is whether the Los Angeles Angels will sell Shohei Ohtani, the favorite for MVP once again in the American League, to a contender for a monster package, as he is set to hit free agency at the end of the season. the season.
There are also the New York Mets and Yankees struggling despite being the two teams with the highest payrolls in MLB.
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And others, like the Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles, Los Angeles Dodgers, Arizona Diamondbacks and more, are expected to be aggressive in propping up their team heading into the postseason.