Mitchell, Garcia agree to $910,000 deals with Padres
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Right-hander Bryan Mitchell and infielder Greg Garcia both agreed to $910,000, one-year contracts with the San Diego Padres on Friday.
The 27-year-old Mitchell was 2-4 with a 5.42 ERA in 11 starts and five relief appearances for the Padres, who acquired him from the Yankees last December. He made seven starts, was sent to the bullpen, went on the disabled list for 2½ months because of a right elbow impingement, then had four starts in September.
Mitchell, Yates combine on 7-hitter, Padres top Giants 5-0
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bryan Mitchell has had plenty to deal with: inconsistent command, a monthlong demotion to the minors, and stint on the disabled list with an elbow injury.
Now, the 27-year-old San Diego Padres right-hander believes he's a better pitcher for it.
Mitchell struck out seven in 8 2/3 strong innings, Jose Pirela had a homer among his three hits, and the Padres defeated the San Francisco Giants 5-0 Monday night.
Crawford, Longoria homer to carry Giants over Padres 4-2
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants' rookies got the better of the San Diego Padres' youngsters in a matchup of NL West teams playing out the season.
While veterans Brandon Crawford and Evan Longoria homered off Bryan Mitchell in the Giants' 4-2 win Monday, three rookies had nice nights. Left-hander Andrew Suarez pitched into the eighth inning, Chris Shaw had his first three-hit game and Aramis Garcia added an RBI single.
Reyes homers twice, Padres knock off Diamondbacks 6-2
PHOENIX (AP) — Bryan Mitchell's strong return to San Diego's rotation and a big boost from Franmil Reyes' bat put Arizona in a deeper hole in the NL West.
Reyes homered twice and had four RBIs, Mitchell pitched five effective innings in his return from the DL and the Padres knocked off the playoff-contending Diamondbacks 6-2 Monday night.
Padres’ Lyles surrenders 1st hit in 8th inning
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jordan Lyles' bid for a perfect game for San Diego has been broken up by Trevor Story's one-out single in the eighth inning for Colorado.
Lyles retired his first 22 batters before Story's liner dropped just in front of left fielder Franchy Cordero. Before that swing, the Rockies had hit just two balls out of the infield Tuesday.
Lyles then walked Pat Valaika before he was replaced by reliever Kirby Yates. Lyles struck out 10.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres have designated struggling third baseman Chase Headley for assignment and recalled infielder Cory Spangenberg from Triple-A El Paso.
The 34-year-old Headley was reacquired from the New York Yankees along with right-hander Bryan Mitchell in the offseason. The Padres liked Mitchell so much that they were willing to take on Headley's $13 million salary.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres moved struggling right-hander Bryan Mitchell to the bullpen Monday and optioned reliever Kazuhisa Makita to Triple-A El Paso.
San Diego also reinstated reliever Matt Strahm from the 10-day disabled list before its game against Washington.
Mitchell is 0-3 with a 6.47 ERA in seven starts this year. He has walked 26 and struck out 16 in 32 innings.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Adrian Gonzalez had a spectacular homecoming at Petco Park.
Facing the hometown team he once played for, Gonzalez homered, doubled and drove in five runs on Sunday to help the New York Mets overwhelm the San Diego Padres 14-2.
"It's always good to be here, be in front of family and friends and loved ones, and overall just try to do what you can to help the team win," Gonzalez said.
Stratton shuts down Padres on 1 hit in Giants’ 7-0 win
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Chris Stratton is the San Francisco Giants' de facto No. 1 starter because of injuries, and boy did he pitch like it Thursday night.
Stratton and reliever Derek Law combined on a one-hitter in shutting down the San Diego Padres 7-0.
Stratton allowed San Diego's only hit, a one-out single in the third inning by pitcher Clayton Richard, who was pinch-hitting for starter Bryan Mitchell. Richard was doubled off after Franchy Cordero lined out to shortstop.
Yankees trade OF Jabari Blash to Angels for player or cash
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The New York Yankees have traded outfielder Jabari Blash to the Los Angeles Angels for either a player to be named or cash.
The deal was announced Wednesday.
Blash hit .213 with five home runs and 16 RBIs last season for San Diego. He batted .285 with 20 homers and 62 RBIs at Triple-A El Paso.
Headley, Mitchell dealt by Yankees to Padres in payroll dump
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The New York Yankees made a rare payroll dump, creating flexibility to add starting pitching.
Third baseman Chase Headley and pitcher Bryan Mitchell were dealt to San Diego on Tuesday for 28-year-old outfielder Jabari Blash, who made his big league debut in 2016 and has played in 99 games in the majors over two seasons.
Sanchez powers Yankees past Mets 7-5 for Subway Series sweep
NEW YORK (AP) — Gary Sanchez homered and matched a career high with five RBIs and Luis Severino got right back on track as the New York Yankees made it a four-game sweep in the Subway Series with a 7-5 victory Thursday night over the Mets.
NEW YORK (AP) — Who's on first wasn't an Abbott and Costello question for Bryan Mitchell. With New York short on pitchers, the Yankees reliever played there for the first time since high school.
NEW YORK (AP) — Jordan Montgomery has earned the fifth starter's job in the New York Yankees' rotation and is scheduled to make his major league debut on Wednesday night against the Tampa Bay Rays.
A 24-year-old left-hander selected in the fourth round of the 2014 amateur draft, Montgomery had a 3.20 ERA in two starts and four relief appearances during spring training, striking out 17 and walking three in 19 2/3 innings.
Final 2 spots in Yankees’ rotation still in play
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi has the top of his starting rotation lined up with Masahiro Tanaka, CC Sabathia and Michael Pineda.
After that, the situation remains muddled.
The Yankees started spring training looking to fill two spots in the rotation, and it's still not clear what they'll end up doing. Bryan Mitchell, Luis Severino, Chad Green, Adam Warren and late entry Jordan Montgomery are in the mix.
NEW YORK — Tyler Austin launched the tiebreaking two-run homer after Gary Sanchez tied the 86-year-old major-league record of fastest to 20 homers with a two-run shot earlier Tuesday night against the Red Sox -- the prelude to Bryan Mitchell’s seven shutout innings against them the next night.
The Yankees went younger these last two months of the season. Several promising kids received some valuable lessons on the job that they can take into next season.
TORONTO – Any wild ideas about a Yankees wild card bid seemed to hinge on another long-shot proposal: Sweeping four games from the Blue Jays.
But after Toronto blazed to a 9-0 win in Friday night’s series opener at Rogers Centre, the Yankees’ countdown to 2017 was in full swing. With nine games left and four teams ahead of them in their October path, the 2016 Yankees have just about reached their limit.
LEADING OFF: Price is right in Boston; Holliday tests thumb
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PRICE IS RIGHT
Red Sox left-hander David Price (16-8, 3.81 ERA) looks to extend his career-best winning streak to eight games when Boston hosts the rival Yankees at Fenway Park. Price has allowed two or fewer runs in six consecutive starts. Right-hander Bryan Mitchell (1-1, 6.14) goes for New York, which has lost five of six and is struggling to stay in the AL playoff race.
Torre gives Utley 2-run triple, removes Judge error
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball executive vice president Joe Torre has changed an official scorer's decision, giving the Los Angeles Dodgers' Chase Utley a two-run triple and taking away an error by New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge.
The second-inning drive in the Dodgers' 8-2 win Monday kicked off Judge's glove at the front of the warning track, and the Dodgers took a 4-0 lead.
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Mitchell, Severino pitch Yanks past Blue Jays 2-0 for sweep
NEW YORK (AP) — The way manager Joe Girardi described it, for weeks Bryan Mitchell was throwing from a chair with his injured foot elevated just to keep his arm in shape down in lonely Florida.
Boy, are the Yankees happy Mitchell didn't have to sit out all season.
Blue Jays swept at Yankee Stadium, head home in 2nd place
NEW YORK (AP) — After an empty trip to Yankee Stadium, the skidding Toronto Blue Jays headed home in second place.
Bryan Mitchell earned his first major league win, combining with Luis Severino and Tyler Clippard to shut down Toronto's dangerous lineup, and the New York Yankees kept up their surprising surge with a 2-0 victory Wednesday night that completed a three-game sweep.
BALTIMORE – Chad Green’s Friday night start ended in the second inning, escorted from the Camden Yards mound by Yankees head athletic trainer Steve Donohue.
Right elbow pain was the cause, on a night when the Orioles romped to an 8-0 win before 24,226 fans.