“It was nice, man. Dad gum, he got all of it. Old man can still hit a little bit.”
— Tim Hudson, commenting on Chipper Jones’ titanic blast of a home run in today’s game against the Marlins. According to Dave O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the homer landed on the roof of the Marlins office building beyond left field fence of Roger Dean Stadium (pic). Fans told O’Brien that such a blast happens only once every couple of years at the most.
The Yankees announced on Wednesday that the club traded outfielder Jabari Blash to the Angels in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
Blash, 28, was acquired by the Yankees from the Padres back in December in the Chase Headley trade. In trading Blash to the Angels, the Yankees were able to free up a spot on the 40-man roster for Brandon Drury, the infielder they acquired as part of a three-team trade with the Diamondbacks and Rays on Tuesday.
Over parts of two seasons in the majors, Blash has hit an underwhelming .200/.323/.336 in 279 plate appearances. He will try to play his way into a bench role for the Angels this spring.