BALTIMORE (AP) — Yankees shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday with a left calf strain, the 11th New York player sidelined just a week into the season.
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is likely headed to the injured list with a low-grade strained left calf, which would give New York a major league-most 11 players on the IL a...
Rockies’ prospect Rodgers waits for opportunity
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Brendon Rodgers has had to wait for an opening in the Colorado Rockies' infield, just like Trevor Story did a few years ago.
Pirates’ Archer, back from hernia surgery, feeling great
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Chris Archer had success against the high-powered New York Yankees and more importantly felt great afterwards.
Archer allowed two hits and struck out four over three...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Troy Tulowitzki is doing just fine, New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone says, despite his slow start at the plate.
Tulowitzki was hitless in three at-bats in a 6-5 win...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Dansby Swanson was 1 for 2 with a single and played three innings at shortstop in his first game for the Atlanta Braves since surgery on his left wrist last Nov....
Tulowitzki homers in 1st game for Yanks, against Blue Jays
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Troy Tulowitzki got some payback against the Toronto Blue Jays in his first spring training at-bat for the New York Yankees.
Yankees’ Tulowitzki hits in first simulated game
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Troy Tulowitzki took a called third strike in his first simulated game of spring training and followed with a drive down the right-field line that would have been over Yankee...
Boone hopes Yankees ‘get to top of the mountain’ in 2019
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Aaron Boone kept tuning into postseason games, even after his New York Yankees were eliminated by Boston, and he watched the Red Sox win the World Series.
Gregorius not estimating on return from elbow surgery
NEW YORK (AP) — Didi Gregorius was quick when asked if he had a date in mind for his return from a torn elbow ligament.
"April," he blurted.
Then he smiled, laughed and added: "We all know that's not going to happen, but that's what I want to do. It's a wait and see 'til everything is cleared, everything is ready to go."
Infielder DJ LeMahieu, Yankees finalize $24M, 2-year deal
NEW YORK (AP) — Gold Glove-winning second baseman DJ LeMahieu and the New York Yankees have finalized a $24 million, two-year contract.
The deal, which would appear to eliminate New York as a destination for Manny Machado, was agreed to Friday subject to a successful physical. He will earn $12 million in each of the next two seasons.
AP source: LeMahieu, Yankees agree to $24M, 2-year deal
NEW YORK (AP) — Gold Glove-winning free-agent second baseman DJ LeMahieu and the Yankees have agreed to a $24 million, two-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press, a deal that would appear to eliminate New York as a destination for Manny Machado.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because no agreement had been announced.
Long and short of it: Tulowitzki happy if Yanks add Machado
NEW YORK (AP) — Troy Tulowitzki would be happy if the New York Yankees add Manny Machado to their infield, even if the move costs the 34-year-old shortstop playing time.
"Hey, I signed up to be a Yankee because I wanted to play with the best players," Tulowitzki said during a conference call Monday. "So if Manny is one of those guys, then I think that would be awesome. It would make the team that much stronger."
Tulowitzki to play shortstop for Yanks until Didi returns
NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees view Troy Tulowitzki as their starting shortstop until Didi Gregorius returns from Tommy John surgery this summer.
Still, general manager Brian Cashman won't rule out trying to sign Manny Machado, one of the top free agents on the market.
AP source: Tulowitzki agrees to 1-year deal with Yankees
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees have obtained a low-cost infield replacement, agreeing to a one-year contract with shortstop Troy Tulowitzki for the major league minimum $555,000, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.
The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the agreement, first reported by ESPN, is subject to a successful physical.
Troy Tulowitzki released by Blue Jays, owed $38 million
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Troy Tulowitzki has been released by the Toronto Blue Jays, who owe the oft-injured shortstop $38 million for the remaining two years of his contract.
Now 34, Tulowitzki has not played in the major leagues since July 2017. He was limited that year to 66 games because of a hamstring and right ankle injury. The ankle required surgery last spring and he missed the entire season.
Blue Jays’ Tulowitzki hopes to play this season
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — It's likely to be more than a year between Troy Tulowitzki's appearances in a major league game, but the injured shortstop for the Toronto Blue Jays says he's getting there.
"I can honestly say for the first time in a while I feel like I'm headed in the right direction," Tulowitzki said Tuesday before the Blue Jays' game at Tampa Bay.
TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired infielder Gio Urshela from the Cleveland Indians for a player to be named or cash.
Urshela hadn't played in the majors this season after a hamstring injury set him back in spring training. The trade came Wednesday, five days after the Indians designated him for assignment.
Blue Jays acquire Aledmys Diaz from Cardinals
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays acquired infielder Aledmys Diaz from the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday in exchange for minor league outfielder J.B. Woodman.
Diaz was an All-Star as a breakout rookie in 2016 but slumped throughout last season, batting .259 with seven homers in 79 games. The 27-year-old Cuban is primarily a shortstop but has also played second base, third base and left field. He is likely to serve as depth behind shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and second baseman Devon Travis.
NEW YORK (AP) — Clint Frazier hit a three-run homer off Corey Knebel with one out in the ninth, lifting the New York Yankees over the Milwaukee Brewers 5-3 on Saturday.
Frazier turned on a 1-0 pitch from Knebel (0-2) for his second career homer and first game-ending shot. He threw his helmet as he approached his teammates at home plate, unveiling his mop of red hair, which was then doused in yellow Gatorade.
Frazier had three hits and a career-high four RBIs in his sixth game.
TORONTO - The Toronto Blue Jays welcomed back another injured player, swatted four more home runs, and picked up another win. Kendrys Morales hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning, Josh Donaldson added an upper deck drive and the Blue Jays beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-4 on Tuesday night, their seventh win in eight games. Left-hander J.A. Happ returned from an elbow injury to pitch four innings for the Blue Jays, who welcomed All-Stars Donaldson and Troy Tulowitzki back from the disabled...
TORONTO (AP) — Up and down the lineup, every single Blue Jays batter did his part to help prolong Marcus Stroman's unbeaten streak.
Troy Tulowitzki hit his fourth career grand slam, Stroman won his fifth straight decision and the Toronto Blue Jays set a season-high in runs, routing the Cincinnati Reds 17-2 on Monday night.
Justin Smoak hit a three-run homer and Russell Martin added a two-run shot for the Blue Jays, who have 43 home runs in May.
TORONTO (AP) — Devon Travis celebrated the return of Josh Donaldson and Troy Tulowitzki with one big swing for the Toronto Blue Jays.
Travis hit his second career grand slam, and Toronto beat the Texas Rangers 7-6 on Friday night for its fourth consecutive victory.
Justin Smoak and Kendrys Morales also connected, and Aaron Loup (2-0) pitched 1 1/3 innings for the win.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ryan Goins left a strong impression in what might be his last game as the Toronto Blue Jays' regular shortstop.
A grand slam could help Goins continue to get playing time once the injured Troy Tulowitzki returns to the lineup.
Goins' sixth-inning grand slam was one of four homers hit by the Blue Jays in an 8-4 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday. The Blue Jays swept the two-game interleague series and wrapped up a seven-game road trip with three straight victories.
TORONTO (AP) — Kevin Pillar is nicknamed Superman because of his penchant for all-out diving catches in the outfield.
His latest might be the best he's ever made.
Marcus Stroman pitched six shutout innings, Pillar made a sensational grab and the Toronto Blue Jays topped the Cleveland Indians 4-2 on Monday night.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons says Marcus Stroman will make his next scheduled start Monday night against Cleveland.
Stroman departed after three innings, his shortest start in three years, in the Blue Jays' 8-6 loss to the New York Yankees on Wednesday night because of tightness in his right armpit.
"Said he's good to go," Gibbons said before Friday night's game at Tampa Bay. "Said he's feeling good."
Tulowitzki joins Donaldson on DL for Blue Jays
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Toronto has placed Troy Tulowitzki on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring, joining star Josh Donaldson and other key Blue Jays on the shelf in a frustrating start to the season.
Tulowitzki removed himself from Friday night's 13-inning, 8-7 victory over the Los Angeles Angels in the eighth inning after taking third base on a wild pitch by Cam Bedrosian.
TORONTO (AP) — Even though they came up short in a ninth-inning rally attempt a night earlier, Kevin Pillar and the Toronto Blue Jays were able to carry some much-needed momentum into Wednesday night.
Francisco Liriano and three relievers combined on a six-hitter, Darwin Barney hit a two-run single and the Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 3-0.
Combined projected WAR: 23.5Top five everyday players:-3B Josh Donaldson (6.1 WAR)-RF Jose Bautista (3.2)-SS Troy Tulowitzki (3.1)-CF Kevin Pillar (2.7)-C Russell Martin (2.5)Losing Edwin Encarnacion hurts, but Toronto still boasts an impressive lineup, top to bottom. Encarnacion's replacement, Kendrys Morales, is projected to post a .266/.330/.470 slash line with a .340 wOBA -- not Encarnacion-like numbers, but that will do the job as the team's everyday designated hitter.
Drew Pomeranz appears to be more and more like Clay Buchholz with every start
DUNEDIN, Fla. — Here’s the good news: It looks like Drew Pomeranz is going to be ready to be in the Red Sox starting rotation when the season opens in nine days.
And here’s the possibly-not-so-good news: Pomeranz had a very Clay Buchholz-like four innings of work yesterday.
Less than a year into his Sox career, Pomeranz is still unpredictable.
Projected record: 84-78Projected run differential: +26The Blue Jays return nearly the exact same team from last season, with the exception of Edwin Encarnacion, whom they replaced with Kendrys Morales. That's a significant downgrade (which shows up in this projection), and Toronto's core is not a young one. But Josh Donaldson, Troy Tulowitzki, Jose Bautista and Russell Martin still have enough left in the tank, and the addition of the versatile Steve Pearce should pay big dividends.Toronto's...
Bautista moved to leadoff spot in Game 3 for Blue Jays
TORONTO (AP) — Jose Bautista is batting leadoff as the Toronto Blue Jays try to snap out of their offensive funk in the AL Championship Series.
Toronto scored one run over the first two games and trails Cleveland 2-0 in the series heading into Game 3. Ezequiel Carrera led off for the Blue Jays in their previous four games. He is hitting eighth Monday.
A capsule look at the Blue Jays-Rangers playoff series
A look at the best-of-five American League Division Series between the Toronto Blue Jays and Texas Rangers:
Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Thursday, at Texas (4:38 p.m.); Game 2, Friday, at Texas (1:08 p.m.); Game 3, Sunday, at Toronto (7:38 p.m.); x-Game 4, Monday, Oct. 10, at Toronto (TBA); x-Game 5, Wednesday, Oct. 12, at Texas (TBA). (All games on TBS).
While stars get attention, unknowns often shine in October
Big Papi, Kris Bryant and Bryce Harper are just a few of the big-name offensive stars leading their teams into the postseason.
There's Josh Donaldson, Jose Bautista, Troy Tulowitzki and Edwin Encarnacion on Toronto alone. Adrian Beltre, Carlos Beltran, Adrian Gonzalez and Chase Utley are some of the other recognizable names.
Often, guys like Craig Counsell, Adam Kennedy, Cody Ross, David Freese and Marco Scutaro emerge as October heroes.
Blue Jays clinch playoff berth, beat Red Sox 2-1
BOSTON (AP) — Aaron Sanchez said he didn't know — and didn't care — that the Blue Jays had already clinched a spot in baseball's postseason.
Toronto still had a chance to host the AL wild-card game, and Sanchez wanted the win.
Tulowitzki has 4 RBIs as Blue Jays rout fading Yankees 9-0
TORONTO (AP) — One playoff avenue closed for the New York Yankees. Their second may soon slide shut, as well.
Francisco Liriano and three relievers combined on a three-hitter, Troy Tulowitzki had four RBIs and the Toronto Blue Jays routed the Yankees 9-0 Friday night to maintain a one-game lead in the AL wild-card standings.
New York lost for the ninth time in 12 games, following a seven-game winning streak, and was eliminated from contention in the AL East.
Tulo, Encarnacion slug Blue Jays to 5-0 win over Angels
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Troy Tulowitzki hit a two-run homer, R.A. Dickey pitched scoreless ball into the sixth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays stayed atop the AL wild-card race with a 5-0 victory over the freefalling Los Angeles Angels on Friday night.
Edwin Encarnacion added a late two-run homer for the Blue Jays (81-66), who stayed even with Baltimore for the league's two wild-card playoff spots. Both teams trail Boston by two games for the AL East lead with 15 to play.
Donaldson hits three HRs, Blue Jays beat Twins 9-6
TORONTO (AP) — Midway through his first at-bat Sunday, Blue Jays slugger Josh Donaldson was hopping around in pain after fouling a ball off his right knee.
From there, he was all smiles.
Donaldson had his first career three-homer game , Troy Tulowitzki also went deep and the Blue Jays beat the Twins 9-6 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.