When Yankees manager Aaron Boone told reliever Phillip Diehl that he had been traded Saturday, Diehl thought it was a prank. For Yankees’ reliever Phillip Diehl, what he thought was a prank turned out to be a life-changing decisions: He had been traded. Diehl believed that manager Aaron Boone was playing a trick on him when Boone told him he was traded to the Colorado Rockies because earlier on Saturday, when the team set up pregame haircuts, Diehl had taken CC Sabathia’s spot in the barber’s chair.
Posted: March 24, 2019, 2:20 am
Second baseman Scooter Gennett will miss eight to 12 weeks because of the right groin strain he sustained during a spring training game, the Cincinnati Reds announced Saturday. Gennett walked gingerly as he was helped off the field on Friday, and he was later taken from the dugout on a golf cart. C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic said Saturday that with Gennett’s injury, Jose Iglesias will play shortstop and Jose Peraza will man second base.
Posted: March 24, 2019, 12:38 am
The New York Yankees have acquired outfielder Mike Tauchman from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for left-hander Phillip Diehl. The 28-year-old Tauchman made his major league debut in 2017 and hit just .153 in 59 at-bats in 52 career games with Colorado. Tauchman spent the majority of the 2018 season with Triple-A Albuquerque and hit .323 with 20 homers and 81 RBIs in 112 games.
Posted: March 23, 2019, 10:29 pm
Texas Rangers pitcher Jason Hammel has announced his retirement after 13 big-league seasons. Hammel, 36, decided to walk away despite learning one day earlier that he had made the Rangers’ 25-man roster. Right-hander Jeanmar Gomez will replace him on the active roster, according to The Athletic.
Posted: March 23, 2019, 7:10 pm