Troy Tulowitzki makes progress, still ‘a ways away’ from rejoining Toronto Blue Jays

Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, who had surgery in April for bone spurs in both feet, was cleared to run on flat ground, manager John Gibbons said Friday. Tulowitzki, a five-time All-Star who hasn’t played since last July 28, met with a foot specialist earlier this week. Gibbons said he’s still “a ways away” from rejoining the Jays but is making progress toward “game activities.” “Good things happen when he’s out there with this team,” Gibbons told reporters Friday. “Hopefully he’s still mobile. We’ll find out.” Source link

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New York Yankees’ Gleyber Torres youngest in AL history to hit HRs in 4 games in a row

NEW YORK – As Gleyber Torres continues to crush baseballs, the New York Yankees rookie keeps adding his name to a growing set of league and franchise lists. This time, the 21-year-old’s history-making moment came with another one of the game’s bright young stars, Shohei Ohtani, in attendance. With his seventh-inning home run to right — a 375-foot solo shot that proved to be the game’s eventual winning blow — Torres became the youngest player in American League history to have homered in four straight games. This latest big blow…

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Mets Lose on a Walk-Off Walk

MILWAUKEE — The Mets’ A.J. Ramos entered the game with two outs and two runners on base in the bottom of the 10th inning of tie game. He threw nine pitches, and only one of them was a strike. He walked two, including the walk-off walk of Travis Shaw that cost the Mets the game in a head-scratching, 4-3 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night. In an extra-inning battle, the deeper and stronger Brewers bullpen outlasted the Mets. In a bind, Mets Manager Mickey Callaway turned to two…

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Shohei Ohtani Is a Perfect Fit. Just Not in New York.

“Ohtani is the perfect fit,” Martin said. “He can take jokes. He can play around. He doesn’t get sensitive. A lot of those guys, their personalities were a little more serious. With him, he’s always trying to have fun, especially with the foreign guys in Japan.” He continued: “Sometimes over there, they treat you like you’re going to leave because not a lot of foreign guys stay very long. So they don’t want to get close to you because they know you’re going to leave. But he knew he was…

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Los Angeles Angels plan to add Shohei Ohtani back into rotation next week

NEW YORK — Shohei Ohtani likely will rejoin the Los Angeles Angels‘ rotation next week. Are the Angels using Ohtani correctly? So far, the planets have aligned for L.A. and its two-way star. Los Angeles’ pitching/hitting sensation is turning heads with every step. Follow along for the major moments from Ohtani’s big league journey. 1 Related The 23-year-old rookie, the first two-way player in the major leagues in decades, was on track to start Sunday at Yankee Stadium against countryman Masahiro Tanaka, but the Angels said Thursday that Ohtani will…

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Tampa Bay Rays trade Denard Span, Alex Colome to Seattle Mariners for pair of minor league pitchers

SEATTLE — Rather than waiting to see where the Seattle Mariners are sitting by the time the trade market heats up, general manager Jerry Dipoto decided to be proactive. Rewarding a strong start in spite of numerous injuries and the suspension of Robinson Cano, the Mariners pulled off the first big trade of the season Friday, landing outfielder Denard Span and right-handed reliever Alex Colome from the Tampa Bay Rays for two minor leaguers. It’s not a blockbuster deal, but it does immediately improve the Mariners after spending the first…

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Greg Bird Is Rejoining the Yankees, Carrying Yet Another Bat

The most potent offense in baseball is about to get even stronger Saturday, when the Yankees — who lead the major leagues in home runs, slugging percentage and runs — will get first baseman Greg Bird back. Manager Aaron Boone said Friday that the Yankees plan to recall Bird, who has been out all season after having surgery to remove a bone spur from his troublesome right ankle, from a rehabilitation assignment. He will be in the lineup on Saturday at Yankee Stadium against the Los Angeles Angels. Bird has…

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Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Nate Eovaldi will make his first start in almost two years on Tuesday

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Nate Eovaldi is scheduled to make his first major league start since having a second Tommy John surgery when the Rays face the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night. Eovaldi last appeared in the majors on Aug. 10, 2016, while with the New York Yankees. He underwent a ligament replacement surgery nine days later. “It definitely feels like it’s been forever,” Eovaldi said Friday. “I feel great physically.” Eovaldi is looking to become the 12th pitcher to start a major league game after…

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New York Yankees to activate Greg Bird

NEW YORK — The Yankees plan to activate first baseman Greg Bird from the disabled list before Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels, forcing the team to make a difficult roster decision. Bird had right ankle surgery on March 27 and is 8-for-39 (.205) with three homers and eight RBIs over 12 games in a minor league injury rehabilitation assignment. “We feel like he’s as ready as he can be,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. “Physically, timing-wise, all those things, he’s in a pretty good place right now to…

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Detroit Tigers activate Jeimer Candelario from DL

The Detroit Tigers activated third baseman Jeimer Candelario from the disabled list on Friday. Candelario, who went on the DL on May 14 with tendinitis in his left wrist, is tied for the team lead with five home runs this season. He is hitting .272 with 16 RBIs. He is batting third in Friday’s game against the White Sox. Candelario hit .250 with an RBI in two minor league games during a rehabilitation assignment. Outfielder Mikie Mahtook, who is hitting .188 with four RBIs, was optioned to Triple-A Toledo in…

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