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MLB and players union exchange barbs over pitch clock after brutal run of pitcher injuries

Saturday was a brutal day if you appreciate elite MLB pitching, and the league and union are now arguing over if the pitch clock was to blame.

The Cleveland Guardians opened the day by announcing former Cy Young Award winner Shane Bieber will undergo Tommy John surgery, ending his season. Hours later, Atlanta Braves ace Spencer Strider was announced to also have damage in his UCL, though the team is pursuing a second opinion on a surgery.

Those are only the latest pitcher injuries to hit baseball this year, as Gerrit Cole, Eury Perez, Lucas Giolito and more have all been sidelined by varying degrees.