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Morning Mound Visit: Eloy Jiménez could miss season with ruptured pectoral

Jiménez out; Gio González calls it a career; Pirates tried to extend Ke’Bryan Hayes

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Brett Ballantini | South Side Sox: Eloy Jiménez left Wednesday’s Cactus League game after injuring himself trying to rob a home run, and the outlook is grim. Jiménez has a ruptured pectoral tendon which will require surgery, and the slugging outfielder could miss five to six months.

Ely Sussman | Fish Stripes: Gio González is retiring from baseball after a 13-year career in the major leagues. The 35-year-old had signed with his hometown Marlins earlier this spring, but he’s calling quits. In his career, he compiled 30.1 bWAR over 1933 innings with a 3.70 ERA.

Jeremy Brener | Bucs Dugout: According to Jon Heyman, the Pirates tried to extend Ke’Bryan Hayes over the winter, but the top prospect turned down the offer. It’s not known what the offer was, but one would imagine it would be close to what Luis Robert received which was six-years, $50 million guaranteed with two years of club options that would bring it up to $88 million.