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Morning Mound Visit: Zac Gallen has hairline fracture in throwing arm

Zac Gallen and Dbacks get not-terrible news; What happened to Matt Carpenter?; An oral history of Randy Johnson hitting a bird.

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Steve Gilbert | Zac Gallen was scratched with “right forearm soreness” before a start Monday, and test results showed that he has a hairline stress fracture of his right lateral forearm. The news was somewhat a relief, but Gallen will still likely miss weeks as he recovers.

Tyler Kinzy | Viva El Birdos: After a career year in 2018, Matt Carpenter hasn’t been the same hitter. Carpenter’s power is gone, and his approach is deteriorating. This spring, Carpenter’s OPS is just .291, so things don’t appear to be getting any better.

Zach Buchanan | The Athletic $: It’s been 20 years since Randy Johnson threw a pitch that changed everything. Mostly, it changed a dove’s status from alive to dead. It’s about time we got an oral history of this event that until now could only be told in 360p.