Luis Severino’s season debut lasted four innings and totaled 67 pitches, but his return from a lengthy stay on the injured list drew positive reviews from the New York Yankees. With the postseason coming quickly, the Yankees are looking to get Severino stretched out further in the regular season. The next chance to do that comes Sunday afternoon when the Yankees host the Toronto Blue Jays in the final regular-season home game at Yankee Stadium.
Posted: September 22, 2019, 6:12 am
The MLB American League wild-card race is heating up after the Tampa Bay Rays moved ahead of the Cleveland Indians. Tampa Bay sit in second spot with a one-game lead over the Indians after their 5-4 win over the Boston Red Sox in 11 innings. Cleveland, meanwhile, fell to the Philadelphia Phillies, 9-4 on Saturday.
Posted: September 22, 2019, 5:00 am
Player Updates: RP John Means will start Sunday against the Mariners. Over 143.0 innings Means sits at a 10-11 mark so far, with a 3.65 ERA, 112 Ks, and 35 BBs. B Ryan Mountcastle earned the Orioles’ top prospect award which he received before Saturday’s first pitch.
Posted: September 22, 2019, 4:36 am
The San Diego Padres on Saturday fired manager Andy Green, who was in his fourth season at the helm of the club. Bench coach Rod Barajas was named interim manager. “I want to thank Andy for his tireless work and dedication to the Padres over the last four seasons,” general manager A.J. Preller said in a statement.
Posted: September 22, 2019, 12:58 am
New York Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton belted his first home run since returning from a near three-month injury layoff in Saturday’s 7-2 Major League Baseball victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. Stanton’s second homer of the season — off Blue Jays hurler Brock Stewart — soared 420 feet into the left-field bleachers, coming off his bat at 111 mph (178 kmh) and whetted the Yankees’ appetite to see what he might do for the American League East champions in the playoffs. “I feel like my at-bats have been pretty good.
Posted: September 21, 2019, 11:37 pm
Stanton connected for the first time since missing nearly three months to injury, James Paxton won his 10th straight start and New York beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-2. New York manager Aaron Boone was ejected after another tangle with a rookie umpire, and the 101-win Yankees got promising news shortly before first pitch when an MRI of Gleyber Torres’ achy right hamstring came back negative. Two years after leading the majors with 59 homers for Miami, Stanton hit just his second of the season leading off the sixth against reliever Brock Stewart.
Posted: September 21, 2019, 9:18 pm
Joe West and the New York Yankees are not exactly the best of friends, and on Saturday he threw himself in the midst of another controversy over balls and strikes when he tossed manager Aaron Boone after a heated argument. The ejection came prior to the top of the second inning in a game against the Toronto Blue Jays when Boone was tossed along with hitting coach Marcus Thames. Thames was arguing with the home plate umpire following Giancarlo Stanton’s strikeout to end the first inning.
Posted: September 21, 2019, 6:23 pm
All-Star second baseman Gleyber Torres tumbled so awkwardly , so hard, so suddenly, it prompted an audible gasp from the packed crowd at Yankee Stadium. Torres was hurt when his legs buckled while fielding a grounder and made an early exit Friday night as the New York Yankees lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3. Boone said Torres felt weakness in his lower legs and will be examined by a doctor.
Posted: September 21, 2019, 3:41 am
Fans are staying home and attendance is down across the board for Major League Baseball a trend that is now bordering on troubling for the league. With the season almost over, former Miami Marlins president David Samson said the league needs to wake up to the issues behind the drop in fans at the ballpark. Of the 30 teams that compromise MLB, 17 have seen a decline this year in attendance.
Posted: September 20, 2019, 9:07 pm
Two days after claiming reliever Ryan Dull, the Toronto Blue Jays have designated him for assignment in order to claim infielder Breyvic Valera. Valera has been a nomad in his short MLB career, appearing in four different uniforms over the last three seasons, while logging 49 games at the highest level. The 27-year-old Venezuelan has hit .
Posted: September 20, 2019, 8:06 pm