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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 1:00 am

Briefs

VanMeter left for family issue

Staff, news services

Cincinnati Reds rookie and Ossian native Josh VanMeter, also a former TinCaps player, left Monday's 8-2 win over Chicago because of a medical issue in the stands with his girlfriend's father.

“My family and I have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support by the Reds community in light of last night's events,” VanMeter said in a statement on Twitter. “My longtime girlfriend's father, who was in attendance at the game at Wrigley Field, suffered a substantial seizure and was rushed to the hospital. The Reds and I were advised of the situation by Cubs game personnel. Continued thoughts and prayers are sincerely appreciated.”

Extra innings

Cleveland second baseman Jason Kipnis has a broken right hand and will need surgery and could take up to six weeks to recover. ... Giancarlo Stanton will be back with the Yankees today or Thursday. Lefty J.A. Happ (biceps tendinitis) anticipates starting Thursday.  ... Hall of Fame manager Whitey Herzog, 87, is recovering from a minor stroke. ... Phillies outfielder Corey Dickerson (foot fracture) will not return this season.