Reliever John Axford has been released from his minor-league deal with the Toronto Blue Jays, the team announced on Saturday. The move comes on the heels of Axford being diagnosed with a stress reaction in his right (throwing) elbow two days earlier. Axford, 35, was with Toronto for part of last season but was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers in July.
Posted: March 24, 2019, 4:48 pm
Rehabbing Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia will open the regular season on the 25-man roster so he can serve a five-game suspension stemming from last season before being placed on the injured list. Sabathia, retiring after the season, is expected to miss the first two or three turns through the rotation as he recovers from an offseason that included knee surgery and the insertion of a stent after a blockage was found in an artery from his heart. The Yankees will be short-handed for three games with Baltimore and a pair against Detroit while Sabathia serves the suspension for hitting Tampa Bay’s Jesus Sucre with a pitch in his last regular season start of 2018.
Posted: March 23, 2019, 10:33 pm